Archive for the 'Southport' Category

How Close to the El Could You Live? Part III: 3408 N. Bosworth in Southport is Back

This 3-bedroom brick single family home at 3408 N. Bosworth in Southport just came on the market. But long time readers will recognize it because we’ve chattered about it 4 times since it first came on the market in 2010. See the October 2010 chatter here where we had a spirited discussion about how close, […]

Get a 2-Bedroom Townhouse in Southport for Under $380,000: 1125 W. Newport

This 2-bedroom townhouse at 1125 W. Newport in the Southport neighborhood of Lakeview came on the market in October 2016. This townhouse association was built in 1995 and has 25 units. The townhouse is 3-levels with direct access to a one-car garage. At 1300 square feet, the living/dining and kitchen are on the second floor, […]

Tired of Renting? Buy a 1-Bedroom Southport Loft Instead: 1122 W. Newport

This top floor 1-bedroom loft at 1122 W. Newport in the Southport neighborhood of Lakeview just came on the market. This is a 23 unit industrial building just a few blocks west of Wrigley Field. It is an authentic loft with exposed brick walls, 14 foot timber ceilings and big industrial windows. This is a corner […]

Market Conditions: Will State Budget and CPS Chaos Impact the Green Zone Housing Market?

This is one of the hottest housing markets that Chicago has ever seen…in the Green Zone. The entire city isn’t as hot as it was in 2005-2007, but in certain Green Zone neighborhoods, the price is well past peak with multiple offers, bidding wars, buying sight unseen and other nonsense association with super hot housing […]

Trying to Sell a 3-Bedroom Penthouse One Year Later in Southport: 1550 W. Cornelia

This 3-bedroom penthouse at 1550 W. Cornelia in the Southport neighborhood of Lakeview came on the market in early September 2014. If it looks familiar, that’s because the unit was last on the market in the summer of 2013 and actually just sold a year ago, in September 2013. This building was built in 2007. […]

Two Years Later This Southport 2-Bedroom Returns to Try Again: 1304 W. Cornelia

We’ve chattered about this 2-bedroom vintage unit at 1304 W. Cornelia in Southport several times over the last few years. It was first listed in 2011, just 14 months after its previous sale, but was withdrawn without a sale. It then came back on the market in 2012 at a reduced price but again failed […]

Some Properties Didn’t Sell This Summer: A 6-Bedroom Queen Anne at 3500 N. Janssen in Southport

We last chattered about this 6-bedroom Queen Anne at 3500 N. Janssen in Southport in May 2013, when the housing market was on fire. See our May 2013 chatter here. But not every property participated in the buying frenzy as this house is still available this fall. Last time we chattered about it, most of you loved […]

Don’t Buy It, Rent It: A 3-Bedroom Southport Single Family Home at 3408 N. Bosworth

We’ve chattered about this 3-bedroom single family home at 3408 N. Bosworth in Southport several times over the years. Check out our last chatter in May 2013 here. Yes- it sits right next to the Brown Line tracks. It’s now been on the market for over 3 months without a sale. However, there’s now a […]

Looking For a 6-Bedroom Renovated Vintage Queen Anne? 3500 N. Janssen in Southport

This 6-bedroom Queen Anne at 3500 N. Janssen in Southport has been on and off the market since May 2012. It is located in a popular sub-section of Southport, near the Southport brown line stop and all the shops and restaurants. However, it’s not in the coveted Blaine school district but is in Hamilton instead. […]

Not Everything Is Selling In a Week: 3-Bedroom Southport House Reduces at 3408 N. Bosworth

We’ve chattered about this 3-bedroom house next to the El tracks at 3408 N. Bosworth in Southport several times. See our March 2013 chatter here. But with the market “hot” a lot of properties that haven’t sold in the last few years are taking their chances again. You’ll recall that it came on the market […]