Archive for the 'Rehabs' Category

Renovated 3-Bedroom Duplex is Trying an Auction: 39 E. Schiller in the Gold Coast

We last chattered about this 3-bedroom duplex at 39 E. Schiller in the Gold Coast in early July 2013. See our previous chatter here. But we had chattered about it several times before that, as it was a short sale and then was bank owned before being renovated and coming back on the market this […]

Gold Coast 1-Bedroom Returns After Rehab: 40 E. Delaware

We’ve chattered about this 1-bedroom at 40 E. Delaware in the Gold Coast before. See our May 2011 chatter here. Back then, the unit was listed as a short sale and had carpeting and what looked to be original finishes in the kitchen and bath. It eventually went back to the bank which then sold it […]

Historic 3-Bedroom Victorian “Restored to Perfection” in Old Town: 1836 N. Lincoln Park West

This 3-bedroom Victorian at 1836 N. Lincoln Park West in Old Town recently came on the market. Built in 1876 for Charles Wacker on a smaller than average Chicago lot of 28×110, it has a 1-car garage and a brick patio in the backyard. The listing says it has been “restored to perfection” yet many of its […]

3-Bedroom Duplex Is Back: From $467,000 to $1.1 Million in Just 3 Months in the Gold Coast: 39 E. Schiller

We last chattered about this 3-bedroom duplex up at 39 E. Schiller in the Gold Coast in February 2013. See our prior chatter here. Back then, it was bank owned after being on the market before that as a short sale. It also was a 2-bedroom with a family room and now it is simply […]

The Penthouse “Deal of the Year” is Back on the Market for $4.75 Million: 6 N. Michigan in the Loop

We’ve chattered about this 6400 square foot penthouse apartment in the Park Millennium Condos at 6 N. Michigan across from Millennium Park in the Loop several times over the past year. It was owned by the developer and in late December 2012 it finally sold for just $1.9 million. Originally listed for $4.5 million, I asked if […]

This 3-Bedroom West Town Townhouse Returns Completely Rehabbed: 642 N. Armour

We chattered about this Fannie Mae-owned 3-bedroom townhouse at 642 N. Armour in West Town several times last year. See our November 2012 chatter here. Back then, it was listed for $309,000 but most of you thought, given its condition and the neighborhood, that it would sell in the low $200,000s. Most of you thought […]

The New Portage Park Reality: Renovated 1800 Sq Ft Houses for $444,000: 4153 N. Major

This 4-bedroom Tudor at 4153 N. Major in Portage Park just came on the market. This house last sold “as-is” in December 2012 in an estate sale. It appears from public records that the prior owner had been in the house since before 1985. You can see pictures of the house as it looked at the prior […]

The 4-Bedroom Gut Rehab House in One of the Hottest Neighborhoods: 3440 N. Lawndale in Avondale

This 4-bedroom single family home at 3440 N. Lawndale in Avondale just came on the market. Previously bank owned, it has now been gut rehabbed and “everything” is new. The prior listing said the original house was built in 1895. It’s on a standard 25×125 lot and has a 2 car garage. It has wainscoting and […]

Get a Gut Rehabbed 4-Bedroom Dutch Colonial For $425K In Mayfair: 4522 N. Knox

This 4-bedroom Dutch Colonial at 4522 N. Knox in the Mayfair neighborhood of Irving Park recently came on the market. The listing says it’s been “gut rehabbed.” It was previously bank owned in 2011 and the old listing pictures show that it was actually boarded up. See the previous listing pictures here. Built on an […]

Buy A Rehabbed 3-Bedroom SFH For Under $325K (Instead Of A Condo): 3250 N. Drake In Hot Avondale

This 3-bedroom single family home at 3250 N. Drake in Avondale just came on the market. Built in 1897, it has been rehabbed after being bank owned. It last sold in May 2012 for $95,500. This is a smaller home than some of the others we’ve seen. It has 1500 square feet and includes a […]