Archive for June, 2012

Under The 2001 Price For This Little Piece of Paris in Lakeview: 3314 N. Lake Shore Drive

This 2-bedroom in the 1920 Beaux Arts style building at 3314 N. Lake Shore Drive in Lakeview came on the market in May 2012. It is a corner unit with south and west exposures. The unit has 10 foot ceilings and hardwood floors throughout. The kitchen has cork floors, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops […]

Trying To Sell Without Central Air During a Heat Wave: 2034 N. Seminary in Lincoln Park

We last chattered about this 2-bedroom vintage unit at 2034 N. Seminary in Lincoln Park in August 2011. See our prior chatter here. At that time, the unit was priced $16,500 under the 2004 purchase price. The property didn’t sell, however, and was withdrawn from the market in October 2011. With news that the market […]

The Quick Flip (of the lot?) in North Center: 2014 W. Addison

Thanks to anon(tfo) who pointed out that the 2-flat at 2014 W. Addison in North Center that we last chattered about in September 2010 when it was a short sale, finally sold and has come back on the market as a flip. See our 2010 chatter here. The listing now says it’s “not a short […]

Selling A 1-Bedroom Just 6 Months Later In The Palmolive: 159 E. Walton in the Gold Coast

Vince Vaughn isn’t the only one moving out of The Palmolive at 159 E. Walton in the Gold Coast as this large 1-bedroom recently came on the market just about 6 months after it last sold. It is a rare 1-bedroom that faces north- so it’s NOT facing south and looking into the Westin Hotel […]

Nearly 2 Years Later, This 2-Bedroom at 2029 W. Pierce in Wicker Park Returns To Test The Market Again

We last chattered about this 2-bedroom at 2029 W. Pierce in Wicker Park nearly 2 years ago. See our August 2010 chatter here. At the time, it was listed $5,000 above the 2005 purchase price. Several of you thought it was too high (surprise, surprise.) But most of the chatter about the property revolved around the […]

Get a Logan Square 2/2 Loft For Under $240,000 With Parking: 2650 W. Belden

This 2-bedroom loft in 2650 W. Belden in Logan Square first came on the market in 2010 and was withdrawn only to re-appear in April 2012. Since April 2012, it has been reduced $20,000 to $239,000. It has floor to ceiling windows and exposed brick along with 15 foot ceilings. At 1600 square feet, it […]

Missed Out On Buying At The Portals Last Year? Now’s Your Chance: 429 W. Grant in Lincoln Park

We’ve talked about this complex on West Grant in East Lincoln Park called “The Portals on Grant” several times over the years. Built in the 1970s, the building is about 50 units of 3 bedroom/2.5 bath duplexes with parking, washer/dryer in each unit and central air. This 3-bedroom “C” Unit at 429 W. Grant recently came […]

Loft Lovers Don’t Have To Sacrifice Space In This 3-Bedroom Townhouse: 1140 W. Cornelia in Lakeview

This 3-bedroom townhouse at 1140 W. Cornelia in Lakeview came on the market in May 2012. This is a property for loft lovers who have graduated from the 1-bedroom version and now need space. Like your standard loft, it has exposed brick walls and timber ceilings. But it also has 3 levels including a family […]

We Love “One of a Kind” Condos With Landscaped Terraces: 2100 N. Lincoln Park West in Lincoln Park

This 2-bedroom duplex in The Pierre at 2100 N. Lincoln Park West in East Lincoln Park has been on and off the market since August 2007. It has some unique features including a spiral staircase to the second floor bedrooms and a 600 square foot private landscaped terrace. The kitchen has maple cabinets, granite counter […]

Boulevard Living With a Rare Side Driveway: 2054 N. Humboldt Blvd in Logan Square

This 4-bedroom single family home at 2054 N. Humboldt Boulevard in Logan Square recently came on the market. Built in 1912 it is on a larger than standard Chicago lot of 40×164. The lot is so big it has a rare side driveway from the street that leads to a 2-car brick garage. The house […]