Archive for May, 2008

Living Without Walls in a Triplex Loft: 1000 W. Washington

  True loft living means living without walls. In the case of 1000 W. Washington, Unit #141, in the West Loop that is true down to one of the bathrooms, which is “open” to the bedroom. The main living space has 20 foot high ceilings. Here’s the listing: CUSTOM & PUBLISHED EXTRA-WIDE TIMBER LOFT W/ […]

Foreclosure Deal? Two Bedrooms Under $260k in 1620 S. Michigan

We were just chattering about 1620 S. Michigan in the South Loop. One of the foreclosure units is back on the market and now owned by the bank. It’s a two bedroom, one bath unit on the third floor- the “terrace” floor. Parking is included in the price. It is listed 27% less the other 2/1 […]

Empty McMansions Everywhere: 23% Reduction at 1933 W. Barry

Walk around Lakeview on a lovely weekend afternoon and one thing you can’t help but notice is the sheer number of homes for sale- with many being new construction “McMansions.” Take 1933 W. Barry in West Lakeview. It is brand new construction of over 4200 square feet of luxury. Here’s the listing: EXQUISITE DESIGN AND […]

Are All Pre-Foreclosures a Deal? 1048 W. Lawrence in Uptown

Lots of listings now say “pre-foreclosure” or “foreclosure soon” or “short sale” or “motivated seller” but does that mean the property is really a “deal”? Check out this listing for 1048 W. Lawrence, Unit #4, in Uptown: PRE-FORECLOSURE!!! ONE OF UPTOWN’S BEST PRICED 2BD/2BA PH! JUST 2 YRS NEW! INCREDIBLE FINISHES W/ 11′ TRAY CEILINGS! CHERRY KIT. W/ […]

Good “Bones” in East Lakeview: 522 W. Briar

East Lakeview seems to rival parts of Lincoln Park as one of the most prestigious addresses in the city. 522 W. Briar #3 is a classic vintage unit with three bedrooms, two baths, and in-unit laundry. Alas, no parking (rental parking nearby) and it doesn’t appear to have central air. The listing says the kitchen and […]

Short Sale Puts on the Squeeze in The Metro: 1200 W. Monroe

The Metro, the nine story building at 1200 W. Monroe in the West Loop, was built in 2003 and is one of the more popular buildings in the area. Four units have already sold in 2008 with prices ranging from $265,000 to $420,000. There are currently eleven units on the market. One two bedroom unit is […]

Motor Row Loft Reduced $74k: 2000 S. Michigan

In December 2007 we chattered about a duplex loft at 2000 S. Michigan in Motor Row in the South Loop with 15 foot ceilings and a 1300 square foot private terrace. It’s still for sale and has been reduced $74k. The listing says “Motivated Seller.”   Unit #307: 2 bedroom, 3 bath, 2150 square feet, duplex,  […]

Still On the Market Eight Months Later: 2000 N. Lincoln Park West

I last chattered about 2000 N. Lincoln Park West, a 2004-2005 vintage apartment conversion that is right across from Lincoln Park, in October 2007. There are currently 24 units for sale and one for rent. One of the units I chattered about before is still on the market eight months later. The price has been reduced […]

Reductions and Foreclosures in 1600 S. Prairie in the South Loop

I last chattered about 1600 S. Prairie in the South Loop in January 2008. The building started closings in 2006. Current stats on the building: 18 for sale (including some still available from the developer) 5 for rent Some may be both for sale and for rent. One of the million dollar units I chattered about […]

We Love Authentic Lofts: 711 S. Dearborn in Printers Row

The Donohue Building, at 711 S. Dearborn, was the first building converted to lofts in Printers Row. To many, it is one of the few buildings that still retains its authentic, gritty, loft feel. The part of the building with the 711 address (there is also 727 S. Dearborn which is the Donohue Annex), is brick […]