Archive for the 'Neighborhoods/Suburbs' Category

Love Authentic Lofts? A Brick and Timber 1-Bedroom at 920 W. Sheridan in Lakeview

This 1-bedroom loft in the Skybox Lofts came on the market in November 2017. It’s an authentic loft with 13 foot timber wood ceilings and several exposed brick walls. It has south facing windows with a balcony and the listing says there are refinished hardwood floors. The kitchen has white cabinets and new granite counter […]

Buy a 1-Bedroom Condo in Lincoln Park for Under $200,000: 400 W. Deming

This 1-bedroom in The Marlborough at 400 W. Deming in Lincoln Park in July 2017. The Marlborough was built in 1912 and has 106 units. It sits directly on Lincoln Park. This is a north facing unit with a dining room. The listing says there’s been “some updates” to the kitchen and bath but it’s being […]

Will There Be Flips in the New Luxury Condo Tower No 9 Walton in the Gold Coast?

This 3-bedroom at in No 9 Walton at 9 West Walton in the Gold Coast recently came on the market. No 9 Walton is a new construction luxury high rise with 66 units and a parking garage. It’s located across the street from the Ogden School. This building was conceived as a luxury building with […]

What Is Realistic For Assessments in a High Rise? A 2/2 at 653 N. Kingsbury in River North

This 2-bedroom in Kingsbury on the Park at 653 N. Kingsbury in River North came on the market in August 2017. The building was designed by Lucien Lagrange in 2003 and has 130 units and a parking garage. This unit is a corner unit with north and east exposures from floor to ceiling windows. It […]

First Time on the Market in 61 Years: The Only Duplex in 320 W. Oakdale in Lakeview

This 4-bedroom duplex in the mid-century modern high rise at 320 W. Oakdale in Lakeview came on the market in May 2017. The building was designed by Milton Schwartz in 1956 and has 51 units and covered parking. This is from Wikipedia about the building’s history: The building at 320 West Oakdale is representative of the apartment […]

Love Pocket Doors and Wood Burning Fireplaces? A 2-Bedroom at 120 W. Delaware in the Gold Coast

This top floor 2-bedroom at 120 W. Delaware in the Gold Coast came on the market in May 2017. The 8-unit building was constructed in 1881. This unit has many of its original vintage features including 10 foot ceilings with plaster cove moldings, pocket doors, and 3 wood burning fireplaces, including one in the living […]

Are Older Buildings in Hot Locations a Better Deal? 360 E. Randolph in Lakeshore East

This 4-bedroom in The Buckingham at 360 E. Randolph in Lakeshore East came on the market in June 2017. The Buckingham was built in 1978 and has 305 units and parking. It’s a full amenity building with an indoor pool and exercise room that overlooks Millennium Park. It was one of the “original” buildings of […]

Affordable Living on the Mag Mile: A 1-Bedroom at 535 N. Michigan in Streeterville

This 1-bedroom in 535 N. Michigan in Streeterville came on the market in October 2017. It has already been under contract once. This building was constructed in 1962 and has 460 units and attached rental parking. It also has commercial tenants in the front of the building as it fronts the Mag Mile. This unit […]

Love City Views? This 1-Bedroom Has Them at 1230 N. State Parkway in the Gold Coast

This 1-bedroom in 1230 N. State Parkway in the Gold Coast came on the market in November 2017. This building is a full service building built in 1980. It has 92 units and a parking garage along with a handful of “guest” parking spaces behind the building in the alley. This unit is a corner […]

Are 1-Bedroom Condos a Bad Buy? 640 W. Waveland in Lakeview

This 1-bedroom in the Waveland Court Condos at 640 W. Waveland in Lakeview recently came on the market. It’s been 5 years since we chattered about this 50-unit complex which was built in 1926. Back in the bust years, we covered it quite a bit as many of the condos were in foreclosure. See our […]