Archive for April, 2012

2-Bedroom Duplex With Lake Views Reduces to $275,000: 3700 N. Lake Shore Drive in Lakeview

We last chattered about this 2-bedroom duplex at 3700 N. Lake Shore Drive in Lakeview in January 2012. See our prior chatter here. No one seems to know if this is a townhouse or just a duplex condo but all the listing agents call it a townhouse. In the last chatter, you all thought it was […]

Get 1920s Detail With Today’s Modern Amenities: 1116 W. Columbia in East Rogers Park

This 3-bedroom at 1116 W. Columbia in East Rogers Park came on the market in March 2012. Located east of Sheridan Road, and within minutes of the lake, the 6-unit building was built in 1920. At 2700 square feet, the unit has more square footage than many single family homes. It has some of its vintage features […]

Get a 1-Bedroom For 61% Under the 2005 Price At 2000 N. Lincoln Park West in Lincoln Park

  We’ve chattered about this vintage mid-rise building at 2000 N. Lincoln Park West in Lincoln Park several times since CribChatter began in 2007. It was converted from apartments into condos in 2005, near the height of the real estate market. This 1-bedroom on the 12th floor, with lake views, was listed in November 2011 but […]

Get a 2-Bedroom Bucktown Authentic Loft at 26% Off the 2006 Price: 1735 N. Paulina

This 2-bedroom loft at the Pac Lofts at 1735 N. Paulina in Bucktown has been on the market since September 2011. The building was converted to condos in 2006/2007 and has 96 units. The unit has 15 foot concrete ceilings and exposed brick with large windows. The listing says it is the preferred west exposure. […]

Get a 3-Bedroom SFH in the Heart of Bucktown for Under $800,000: 2023 W. Cortland

This 3-bedroom single family home at 2023 W. Cortland in Bucktown came on the market in February 2012. Built on a smaller than average Chicago lot of 24×100, it has 4 outdoor spaces including a walled in front terrace. The house has an open floor plan. The listing describes the kitchen as a “chef’s kitchen” […]

Market Conditions: How Big Is Chicago’s Shadow Inventory?

We’ve chattered about several properties that have taken months or even years to come back on the market once they are bank owned. This is considered to be part of the “shadow inventory.” Crain’s has details from CoreLogic on the Chicago-area foreclosure rate in February which was nearly double the national rate. The foreclosure rate on Chicago-area […]

Lakeview House With “Underground Tunnels” Reduces $11K: 3526 N. Marshfield

We last chattered about this 4-bedroom home at 3526 N. Marshfield in Lakeview in March 2012 See our prior chatter here. I thought this house might sell quickly given its price and location. However, after 48 days on the market it has reduced $11,000. If you recall, the house was built in 1889. It is […]

City Living At Its Best in This 4-Bedroom Pre-War On the Park: 399 W. Fullerton in Lincoln Park

  This 4-bedroom on the 14th floor at 399 W. Fullerton in East Lincoln Park just came on the market. The co-op building was built in 1927 and is on the National Historic Register. There are 32 units with the elevator opening to two units per floor. The building has two tiers of units, the East Tier […]

Looking For A 2-Bedroom Brick and Timber Loft in West Town? 835 N. Wood

This 2-bedroom loft in the Meter Building at 835 N. Wood in West Town has gotten its fair share of publicity as it was recently featured in the New York Times for homes under $500,000. It came on the market in December 2011 at $495,000 and has not had any price reductions. The south facing […]

We Love 3-Bedroom Penthouses With Plenty of Outdoor Space: 3823 N. Ashland in Lakeview

This 3-bedroom top floor unit at 3823 N. Ashland in Lakeview came on the market 10 months ago. This building was completed in 2008 and has an elevator. This unit does NOT face Ashland but has a city and Wrigley Field view. It has two outdoor spaces including a terrace off the family room and […]