Archive for May, 2012

Is the 3/2 With Parking Under $500K One of the Hottest Properties Around? 626 W. Belden in Lincoln Park

This top floor 3-bedroom in a vintage greystone at 626 W. Belden in Lincoln Park just came on the market. It has 10 foot ceilings and hardwood floors. There are 2 wood burning fireplaces including one in the master suite. The kitchen has granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. It also has the amenities that […]

We Love Sophisticated Bucktown 3-Bedroom Penthouses With Wrap Around Terraces: 1615 N. Wolcott

This 3-bedroom penthouse in the Urban Sandbox at 1615 N. Wolcott in Bucktown recently came on the market. The Urban Sandbox is an 8-unit mid-rise modern building originally marketed in 2007. The architect was Miller Hull and in 2009 it won the Builder’s Choice Urban Infill Grand Award and Project of the Year. See the […]

Buy a 3-Bedroom 27th Floor Gold Coast Penthouse For Under $800,000: 1122 N. Dearborn

This 3-bedroom top floor “penthouse” unit at 1122 N. Dearborn in the Gold Coast just came on the market. Because it is the top floor unit, it has 12 foot ceilings and large windows. There are hardwood floors throughout. The kitchen has SubZero, Viking and Miele appliances, granite counter tops and cherry cabinets. The unit has […]

Buy This Short Sale Lincoln Park 2/2 And Get $3000 A Month In Rent: 744 W. Fullerton

We last chattered about this top floor 2-bedroom at 744 W. Fullerton in November 2011. See our prior chatter here. At that time, the unit was listed 38% under its previous sale price at just $360,000. It was a short sale and had been under contract several times. It still hasn’t sold but it’s come […]

Trying to Sell A 3/2 English Brick SFH For Nearly 3 Years in Schorsch Village: 3338 N. Rutherford

We haven’t chattered about homes in Schorsch Village in the Dunning neighborhood in awhile because the inventories, like everywhere, have been low. But this 3-bedroom brick English cottage at 3338 N. Rutherford has been on the market since July 2009. Built in 1940 on a 30×125 lot, it has a 2-car garage. The first floor has hardwood […]

Why Isn’t This $99,900 1-Bedroom South Loop Loft Selling? 2000 S. Michigan

This 1-bedroom loft in the Locomobile Lofts at 2000 S. Michigan in the South Loop has been on the market since February 2012. It is bank owned. In that time it has been reduced $25,000 to just $99,900. It has tall ceilings and big windows with a loft space above the bedroom which could be […]

What Happens After A Rehabber Rescues A House From the Bank: 2035 W. Hutchinson in North Center

We’ve chattered about this 5-bedroom single family home at 2035 W. Hutchinson in North Center several times over the past few years as it went back to the bank in 2010 and then came back on the market. See our August 2011 chatter here. It was built during the Great Recession and never found an […]

Buckle Up! Surging Into the Red Zone Is Even Cheaper Now: 1738 N. Winchester in Bucktown

This 5-bedroom single family home at 1738 N. Winchester in Bucktown was unofficially placed in the Crib Chatter Hall of Fame last year. See our September 2011 chatter here. Not only did it have one of the best listing descriptions in the history of Crib Chatter ( “IF YOU ARE READY TO ACT BUYER, BUCKLE UP […]

Get a 3/3 Duplex Up For Under $420,000 in North Center: 3038 N. Leavitt

The 3-bedroom condo unit is a hot commodity. But this one at 3038 N. Leavitt in North Center has been on the market since March 2012 and has been reduced $5,500. (By the way- is this Roscoe Village? It is a few blocks south of Belmont.) This building was pre-bubble construction as it was built […]

Looking For 8 Bedrooms and 7 Baths With Lake Views? 3400 N. Lake Shore Drive in Lakeview

This 7000 square foot unit in 3400 N. Lake Shore Drive in Lakeview came on the market in April 2012. It looks to be 3 separate units that are being sold as one large unit. The listing says: “Combine three contiguous apartments into the original fabulous floorplan or redesign according to your personal needs and […]