Archive for May, 2011

Get a 1-Bedroom Motor Row Loft for Under $95K: 2000 S. Michigan in the South Loop

It’s been awhile since we chattered about the Locomobile Lofts at 2000 S. Michigan in the Motor Row neighborhood of the South Loop. This 1-bedroom loft recently came on the market for just $94,900. It is bank owned. The loft is listed $98,600 under the 2004 purchase price and is the cheapest 1-bedroom currently listed in […]

Spend the Summer on Your Front Porch: 4128 N. Oakley in North Center

This 4-bedroom single family home at 4128 N. Oakley in North Center recently came on the market. Built in 1998 on a standard Chicago lot of 25×125, you can sip lemonade from your porch swing all summer long. 3 of the 4 bedrooms are on the second level with the fourth bedroom in the lower […]

Our Favorite West Town Church Sells: 2558 W. Cortez

We chattered about this church at 2558 W. Cortez in West Town several times over the last year. See our December 2010 chatter here. In that time, the church had been reduced several times. Many of you thought, given the location and the rehab necessary, that it would sell for much, much less than the […]

Market Conditions: Case Shiller Confirms Double Dip

The Case Shiller index for March was just released. The 20 city index fell 3.6% year over year. It was the lowest reading since March 2003. Here’s some quick statistics for Chicago: Chicago fell 2.4% month over month It was also down 7.6% year over year We can take solace that Chicago was NOT the worst in the […]

“Better Than New” For This 2-Bedroom in the Gold Coast: 1325 N. State Parkway

This 2-bedroom in the Ambassador House at 1325 N. State Parkway in the Gold Coast came on the market in April 2011. It had sold the prior year and is now back on the market “better than new” with a complete renovation. The building was constructed in 1969. The unit now has dark hardwood floors […]

Get Your Cabana Just in Time for Summer! 655 W. Irving Park in Lakeview

Two years ago, we chattered about these unique pool side “cabanas” at Park Place Tower at 655 W. Irving Park in Lakeview. See our June 2009 chatter here. Back then,  Cabana CO-26 was on the market for $42,000. I can’t find any record that it ever sold. Right now, Cabana CO-11 is on the market and listed for […]

Our Favorite Triplex in the Historic Carl Street Studios Returns to the Market: 155 W. Burton

Long time readers will remember this 2-bedroom in the Carl Street Studios at 155 W. Burton in Old Town. We first chattered about it in September 2007 (it was one of the first Crib Chatter posts!) and then again in November 2009 when it returned to the market to try again. See our November 2009 […]

Newer 4-Bedroom Contemporary in North Park Sells for $127K Under the 2007 Price: 5719 N. Jersey

We last chattered about this 4-bedroom contemporary single family home at 5719 N. Jersey in North Park in March 2011. See our prior chatter here. Many of you were hung up on me calling it an “arts and craft” house so this time I’ll just say contemporary. No one had any guesses on how much […]

Get a “New” Gold Coast 1-Bedroom for Under the 2003 Price: 1212 N. LaSalle

This 1-bedroom at 1212 N. LaSalle on the edge of the Gold Coast and Old Town just came on the market. Even though the building was built in 1988, the listing says the unit is as “good as new.” The kitchen has new granite counter tops and tile backsplash as well as stainless steel appliances. The bathroom and the wood […]

3145 N. Cambridge in Lakeview is Back On the Market and Reduced Another $20K

We last chattered about this top floor 2-bedroom in The Cambridge at 3145 N. Cambridge in Lakeview in December 2010. See our prior chatter here. We have been watching this unit for many months. It has been on and off the market for over 2 years. It recently returned to the market with another $20,000 […]