Archive for March, 2012

Under Contract In Less Than 3 Weeks: A 3-Bedroom East Lakeview Penthouse at 540 W. Oakdale

This 3-bedroom penthouse at 540 W. Oakdale in East Lakeview came on the market the first week of March 2012 and it is already under contract. I normally don’t like to chatter about properties that are under contract, but I thought this property was unique because: It is newer construction on a tree lined street […]

4-Bedroom Victorian in Lakeview Has a Rare 3-Car Garage: 3545 N. Marshfield

This 4-bedroom Victorian single family house at 3545 N. Marshfield in Lakeview has been on the market since November 2011. In that time, it has been reduced $110,900. At 2400 square feet, the house is on an oversized 37.5×125 lot. Because of the larger lot, it has a rare 3-car garage. 3 of the 4 […]

One Year Later, 4-Bedroom SFH in Prime Lincoln Square Location Is Still Available: 2164 W. Leland

We’ve chattered about this 4-bedroom single family home at 2164 W. Leland in Lincoln Square several times in the past year. See our August 2011 chatter here. Originally listed at $799,000 a year ago, it was recently reduced again to $729,900. That is $75,600 under the 2008 purchase price. If you recall, this is considered […]

Get a 2-Bedroom Under $300,000 Close to the Division Street: 1111 N. Winchester in Ukranian Village

This top floor 2-bedroom at 1111 N. Winchester in the Ukranian Village neighborhood of West Town recently came back on the market after trying to sell from August through November of 2011. It’s been reduced $7,000 since the original listing. According to the Redfin agent notes, this unit was converted in 2007. It has a […]

Get a Pilsen Vintage 4-Bedroom Raised Ranch For Just $139,900: 717 West 19th Street

This 4-bedroom raised ranch at 717 West 19th Street in Pilsen recently came on the market. Built in 1880 on a smaller than standard Chicago lot measuring 24×100, it has small bedrooms which were common at that time. The listing says a den is being used as a pantry. There is also a second kitchen […]

Trying To Re-Sell 16 Months Later in Sono: 860 W. Blackhawk in the Clybourn Street Corridor

We haven’t chattered about Sono, the newer construction high rise at 860 W. Blackhawk in the Clybourn Street Corridor in the Near North Side in awhile. (yes- I’m probably getting the neighborhood wrong. What do you call this location?) The building finally sold out and there haven’t been any recent resales until this 2-bedroom unit […]

Still Trying to Sell a 3-Bedroom Loft 10 Months and a $66K Reduction Later: 360 W. Illinois in River North

  This 3-bedroom penthouse loft in The Sexton at 360 W. Illinois in River North has been on the market since May 2011. It previously sold just 2 years before, in August 2009. We chattered about this unit in September 2011 as the listing price was $225,000 higher than the 2009 purchase price with, apparently, […]

Trying To Sell a 3-Bedroom Lakeview Townhouse Less Than 2 Years Later: 2901 N. Lakewood

This 3-bedroom townhouse at 2901 N. Lakewood in Lakeview has been on the market since September 2011. It has 20 foot vaulted ceilings in the living area. The kitchen has maple cabinet, stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. The master bedroom is on the third floor (along with a rooftop deck) while the other […]

With The Market Apparently “Improving,” What Properties Will Try To Sell Again? 2000 S. Michigan

Longtime readers will remember this duplex up penthouse loft in the Locomobile Lofts at 2000 S. Michigan in the South Loop. We chattered about it several times because it originally came on the market in 2007 and stuck around until 2009 before it was withdrawn. See our May 2008 chatter here (with interior pictures). (What a […]

This 2-Bedroom St. Michael’s Loft is $51,100 Under the 2001 Price: 1660 N. Hudson in Old Town

This 2-bedroom St. Michael’s loft at 1660 N. Hudson in Old Town has been on the market since February 2012. In that time it has been reduced to $309,900, which is $51,100 under the 2001 price. No, it’s not a short sale nor is it bank owned. The loft has 14 foot high ceilings with […]