Archive for August, 2009

Auction Alert: Loop Penthouses and Parking Spots: 8 W. Monroe

You might have seen the ad in the Tribune the last few weeks for the Rick Levin & Associate auction of 2 penthouse units and 20 parking spots at 8 W. Monroe, The Metropolis, in the Loop. The 2 penthouses have private terraces. The space is unfinished however- without the drywall. So a buyer can fully customize the […]

River North Vintage Reduced $25k and Now Available to Rent: 55 W. Erie

We last chattered about this 2 bedroom renovated vintage unit at 55 W. Erie in River North in June. See our prior chatter and pictures here. Since then, the unit has been reduced by $25,000. It also recently came on the market as a rental. This is no cookie-cutter new construction property. The unit has been […]

Foreclosure Alert: 2-Bedroom in the South Loop: 1250 S. Indiana

Many buyers are specificially looking for foreclosed properties, believing they are the better “deal”. This 2-bedroom bank owned unit in the mid-rise at 1250 S. Indiana in the South Loop just came on the market. It is actually priced $6,000 higher than the 2005 purchase price. The kitchen cabinets appear to be intact (from what […]

Nearly 2 Years Later and Still Trying to Sell This Bucktown Custom Home: 1934 N. Wood

This 6000 square foot new construction million dollar single family home at 1934 N. Wood in Bucktown has been on the market for nearly 2 years. One set of pictures shows it with furniture and/or staged. See those here. The other set does not. The listing says it has a kitchen that you can put […]

A 4-Bedroom Duplex Under $350,000 in Irving Park: 3500 W. Irving Park

This 4-bedroom duplex down new construction unit at 3500 W. Irving Park Road in Irving Park recently came on the market. The listing says it is a “bank approved short sale”- but the unit is new construction so I’m assuming that means the bank has approved the developer price cut. The unit has 10 foot ceilings, 2 […]

The Luxury 1-Bedroom in the Olympia Centre: 161 E. Chicago in Streeterville

The Olympia Centre at 161 E. Chicago right in the heart of the Mag Mile, has long been considered a luxury building. Built in 1985, it has 292 units, many which have stunning city and lake views. It is a full amenity building with an indoor pool. This 900-square foot 1-bedroom unit has been on the market […]

The Multi-Million Dollar Lincoln Park Condo: 1713 N. Sheffield

We’ve chattered about the market for luxury single family homes in Lincoln Park, but what about the million dollar condominium? This 4 bedroom unit at 1713 N. Sheffield is as big as many single family homes in the same neighborhood. The building was new construction in 2007 and has only 6 units. It has a “European […]

We Love Rooftop Decks: A Modern Penthouse in West Town: 1302 N. Greenview

This 2-bedroom plus loft duplex penthouse unit at 1302 N. Greenview in West Town has 3 outdoor spaces, including a private rooftop deck. The deck has built-in seating as well as skyline views. The living room has vaulted ceilings and the master bathroom has duel shower heads. Ron Knoll at Saffron Realty Group LLC has […]

The Edgewater 1-Bedroom for $75K: 1062 W. Granville

This 1-bedroom unit in a vintage courtyard building at 1062 W. Granville in Edgewater just came on the market as a short sale. It is currently listed for $125,000 under the 2005 sales price. The unit has no central air, no in-unit washer/dryer and no parking.  But it has hardwood floors throughout and an updated […]

15 Months Later and Now Under the 2004 Price: 1120 W. Armitage in Lincoln Park

We’ve chattered about this vintage condo, Unit #301, in 1120 W. Armitage in Lincoln Park twice now over the past year. See our April 2009 chatter here. It has now been reduced by $95,100 and is listed $1,600 under the 2004 purchase price. The 2-bedroom unit has vintage features, including a gas fireplace with the original […]