Archive for April, 2010

Market Conditions: The Tax Credits End Today

Sorry for the lack of posts but my computer has died (only 4 months old!) and is in the shop being repaired. Regular posts will resume on Monday. Meanwhile, the first time home buyer and move up tax credits come to an end today. News outlets around the country are reporting a surge of buyers […]

The Updated 3-Bedroom Single Family Home in Logan Square: 2745 N. Sacramento

This 3-bedroom vintage house at 2745 N. Sacramento in Logan Square hasn’t even been on the market a month yet but it was recently reduced by $5,000. It looks like it is move-in ready as the listing says the kitchen and one of the baths are new. The kitchen has 42 inch wood cabinets, granite […]

Kick Back With a Book in Your Own Turret: 2827 N. Washtenaw in Avondale

This 3-bedroom townhouse at 2827 N. Washtenaw in Avondale has a unique feature: its own turret. The 4000 square foot townhouse has a catwalk that leads to an oak paneled library on the top floor of the turret. The townhouse also sports ceiling heights of 12 to 18 feet throughout and a basement. Two of the […]

A 2-Bedroom Authentic Loft with a Roof Top Deck: 1001 W. Altgeld in Lincoln Park

If you’re looking for a unique property, this 2-bedroom at 1001 W. Altgeld, in the Soda Pop Factory Lofts, in Lincoln Park may be for you. It has an open kitchen concept with white cabinets, white appliances, quartz counter tops and a stone backsplash. The loft also has one of the largest skylights I’ve seen. […]

After 21-Months, Lakeview 2-Flat Reduces $10K: 1524 W. Byron

We’ve chattered about this 2-flat at 1524 W. Byron in Lakeview several times in the last 2 years. Much of the chatter was about what price makes sense for a buyer who wants to be a landlord. See our January 2010 chatter here. In that time, it appears that the rents have actually been falling on […]

Less Than a Year Later, 3-Bedroom Lakeview Home Under Contract Within Days: 3652 N. Hermitage

Many of you will remember this 3-bedroom house at 3652 N. Hermitage in Lakeview just from seeing the kitchen which was the original kitchen with the older stove and cabinets. We last chattered about it in May 2009 when it finally sold after being on and off the market, and reduced, since August 2008. See our […]

2-Bedroom Listed for $160K Under the 2005 Price in the Gold Coast: 39 E. Schiller

I could have sworn we had chattered about this 2-bedroom duplex unit at 39 E. Schiller in the Gold Coast. But a quick check of the archives showed that we haven’t. It’s been on the market since October 2009 and is now listed for $160,000 under the 2005 purchase price. At 2400 square feet, the […]

No Cookie Cutter 1-Bedroom Here: 4410 N. Hermitage in Uptown

This 6-unit building at 4410 N. Hermitage in Uptown was built in 1930. It has some of the same elegant vintage features of the bigger buildings along the lake front which were built in the same era including arched doorways, built-in bookcases in the living room and built-in china cabinets in the dining room. Is […]

Re-Selling in the Gold Coast 5 Years Later: 1347 N. State Parkway

This 3-bedroom top floor condo at 1347 N. State Parkway in the Gold Coast has been on and off the market since October 2009. Last purchased in 2005, it is currently listed for $350,000 more than the prior purchase price. The unit is as large as some single family homes- at 2900 square feet. Built […]

Another Developer Slashing Prices: 1224 W. Van Buren in the West Loop

1224 W. Van Buren, or VB1224 as it is known, in the West Loop is a loft conversion building that has been around a couple of years. The developer just slashed prices on the remaining units by at least 20%. The units have 42 inch cabinets in the kitchen and quartz counter tops. They also have 4 inch […]