Archive for May, 2010

Holiday Schedule for Memorial Day Weekend

Given that most of you are getting the heck out of town and/or barbecuing and going to parades all weekend, there will only be two posts today. Additionally, because I’m going out of town and won’t be back until late on Monday and will subsequently be watching the Blackhawks on Monday night (go Hawks!)- there […]

Private Rooftop Terrace Unit in Lakeview Sells for Over the 2004 Price: 800 W. Cornelia

We last chattered about this 3-bedroom penthouse unit at 800 W. Cornelia in the heart of Lakeview in December 2009. See our prior chatter and pictures here. Back then, in the middle of winter, it’s doubtful buyers could appreciate the 20×14 private rooftop terrace. Many of you thought that it would sell quickly if reduced […]

Market Conditions: Is Chicago the Worst Condo Market in the Nation?

Thanks to all those who pointed out the continued decline in the March Case Shiller condo index for Chicago. RyanC posted the link below to a SeekingAlpha blog post, complete with a great chart, on how Chicago’s condo market has taken a turn for the worst. A few months ago, Gary Lucido, our resident real […]

The French Provincial Home in Beverly: 9221 S. Bell

If you’re looking for unique architecture, look no further than this French Provincial style home at 9221 S. Bell in Beverly. Built in 1937,  it has some of its original features including hardwood floors with mahogany inlay and crown molding. The bathrooms have been updated. The master bathroom has Italian terrezo marble while the second […]

Buy a Bungalow Instead of a Condo: 813 N. Taylor in Oak Park

Many of you have been asking to see properties in the interior suburbs so your wish is my command. This 2-bedroom vintage bungalow at 813 N. Taylor in Oak Park has a swing on its enclosed front porch. Built in 1915 on a 30×126 lot, it has hardwood floors throughout the main level and a […]

We Love Authentic Lofts: Top Floor With Roof Rights in the Annex: 727 S. Dearborn

We’ve chattered about the Donohue Annex at 727 S. Dearborn in Printers Row many times. It is the brick and concrete side of the Donohue building with the original operational bird cage elevator (if you ever get a chance, it’s worth it to go on the South Loop Loft tour in the fall just to […]

Get Your Own Private Terrace at Trump Tower Chicago: 401 N. Wabash in River North

This 1419 square foot 1-bedroom unit at Trump Tower Chicago, at 401 N. Wabash, in River North not only has a huge private terrace but it is also amongst the most expensive 1-bedroom condos available in the city. Located on the 51st floor, there are city views from every angle from your private 2000 square foot […]

Old Town 2-Flat Now Reduced $100K: 1618 N. Cleveland

We’ve chattered about this 2-flat at 1618 N. Cleveland in Old Town several times. See our April 2010 chatter here. It was recently lowered in price again and is now listed for $100,000 under its original list price in February 2010. Once listed as an investment property, now it’s about “location, location, location” and converting […]

The 2/2 Condo Under $375K in Lincoln Park: 1350 W. Fullerton

This 2-bedroom unit at 1350 W. Fullerton, the Altgeld Club, in Lincoln Park is just a few blocks from the DePaul campus and the Fullerton El stop. Built in 1997, the mid-rise building has 60 units. The unit has hardwood floors and the second bedroom has been opened up and is being used as an office. […]

Roscoe Village 3-Bedroom Greystone Duplex Down Sells: 2227 W. School

We last chattered about this 3-bedroom duplex down vintage greystone unit at 2227 W. School in Roscoe Village in March 2010. See our prior chatter here. Some of you thought it would sell at $25k off the March list price. Instead, it sold just $9k lower than the March ask. The unit had all the […]