Archive for January, 2009

Gut Rehabbed Vintage Greystone Reduced $46K: 3816 N. Fremont in Lakeview

We last chattered about this 3-bedroom vintage duplex down at 3816 N. Fremont in Lakeview in July 2008. At the time, the sellers were trying to sell after owning the property less than a year. It’s now been on and off the market for nearly a year. It was recently re-listed and has now been […]

The Affordable Vintage Uptown 1-Bedroom: 918 W. Winona

I get lots of requests for posts on “affordable” properties- especially on the north side. This vintage 1-bedroom condo at 918 W. Winona in Uptown is priced under $200,000. There is no square footage listed but the room sizes are generous: Living room: 20×14 Kitchen: 18×10 Bedroom: 14×12 Foyer: 13×5 However, it doesn’t have the […]

Developer Cuts Price $60K at 150 W. Superior in River North

We last chattered about 150 W. Superior in River North all the way back in November 2007. At that time, the developer was offering a special “discount” of 7% on select units in the  54-unit boutique building.  Around 20 remained to be sold from the developer even though closings began in 2006. See the prior chatter […]

We Love Authentic Lofts: 1019 W. Jackson in the West Loop

The Singer Lofts at 1019 W. Jackson was in that group of West Loop loft buildings converted in the 1990s so some of the authentic features were maintained. This duplex penthouse unit has 17-foot ceilings and two private decks. Ken Jungwirth at Rubloff has the listing. See more pictures, the virtual tour and the floorplan […]

Own a Piece of History: 3554 S. Union in Bridgeport

Bridgeport is the oldest neighborhood in Chicago. Unfortunately, not much of its historic past has been preserved. But that’s not the case with this 1898 workman’s cottage at 3554 S. Union. Its brick exterior exhudes vintage but inside it has all the modern amenities. It’s a single family home for a condo price. Joe Kunkel at […]

Bucktown Bank-Owned McMansion Reduced $910K: 2322 W. Charleston

It’s back! We chattered about this new construction McMansion home at 2322 W. Charleston in Bucktown (along with its next-door-neighbor twin, 2324 W. Charleston) nearly a year ago. Back in February 2008, the owner was under stress as a lis pendens had been filed. Read our chatter and see pictures here. Now, it’s bank-owned and has been […]

Market Conditions: Are Sellers Capitulating in Chicago?

The Chicago Tribune writes that many real estate agents are finally seeing sellers capitulating and lowering prices significantly in 2009. Are they? On Tuesday, a key index showed that Chicago-area home values in November posted the biggest one-month decline on record. The latest drop in the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price index has all but wiped out […]

Brewster 2-Bedroom Reduced $6K: 2800 N. Pine Grove in Lakeview

It’s not just the penthouse in The Brewster at 2800 N. Pine Grove in Lakeview that isn’t selling. We last chattered about this 2-bedroom remodeled unit last June. See the pictures and our chatter here. Since then, it has been reduced another $6,000. It also is not currently on the MLS- but it is on Craigslist. Here’s […]

We Love Authentic Lofts: 2332 S. Michigan in Motor Row

In the last sevveral years, some developers have been converting old automobile showrooms on South Michigan (known as “Motor Row”) in the South Loop into outstanding authentic lofts. This 22-unit building at 2332 S. Michigan is a blend of the authentic loft elements of brick and high ceilings with modern kitchens and bathrooms. This particular unit is a 2-bedroom […]

$3K Reduction on Clybourn Corridor New Construction: 1718 N. Clybourn

We last chattered about this 2-unit new construction building at 1718 N. Clybourn in Lincoln Park (or the Clybourn Corridor, as it is usually known) in October 2008. See our last chatter and pictures here. Both units are still on the market and the top floor unit has now been reduced another $3,000. Are buyers swayed […]