Archive for July, 2012

Forget the Condo: Get A 3-Bedroom House in Irving Park For Under $300,000: 4133 N. Kilbourn

This 3-bedroom single family home at 4133 N. Kilbourn in the Irving Park neighborhood recently came on the market. Built in 1924 on a 25×126 lot, it has things buyers look for including central air and a 2-car garage. It also has some unique features such as arched doorways on the main level. The kitchen […]

5 Years Later, This Developer Tries (Again) To Sell This 2/2: 1169 W. Eddy in Lakeview

It’s not just condo owners who are renting units while they wait out this market, developers are doing the same. This top-floor 2-bedroom unit at 1169 W. Eddy in Lakeview has been on and off the market since 2007 but has never sold. At one point, in 2011, it was rented for $2850 a month. […]

Is Location Enough Anymore In This Market? 1853 N. Lincoln Avenue in Lincoln Park

  Everyone knows this building which sits at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Wisconsin in Lincoln Park. This 2-bedroom duplex at 1853 N. Lincoln has been on the market since March 2012. It previously sold just two years earlier. At 1100 square feet, it has its own private entrance and the listing says it […]

Get a 3-Bedroom With Parking In the Heart of River North For Under $650,000: 33 W. Ontario

This 3-bedroom in Millennium Centre at 33 W. Ontario in River North has been on the market since March 2012. It is bank owned. At 1880 square feet, it is a “true” three bedroom (and not simply a 2-bedroom with a “den” now called a bedroom.) It has hardwood floors throughout. From the listing pictures, […]

Do Listing Pictures Matter? A 3-Bedroom Penthouse at 200 W. Grand in River North

This 3-bedroom penthouse at 200 W. Grand in River North has been on the market since May 2012. It has been reduced 16% in that time. The recent listing says it has been “drastically reduced.” It is now owned by a relocation company (we haven’t seen much of that in the past 5 years.) It […]

The New Reality in Sauganash: 5-Bedroom Tudor Goes From List of $800K to Sale at $425K

Thanks to those who pointed out that this 5-bedroom tudor at 5919 N. Forest Glen in Sauganash had finally sold. I had been tracking it for awhile but it was taking forever to close so it slipped from my “watch” list. (It took 7 months to finally close.) We’ve chattered about this house several times over the […]

This 4-Bedroom SFH in Lakeview Is 11% Under the 2002 Purchase Price: 1431 W. Oakdale

This 4-bedroom single family home at 1431 W. Oakdale in Lakeview has been on and off the market for 3 years. Since June 2009, it has been reduced $274,000 to $925,000. Built in 1999 on a 24.8×123.8 lot, the listing says it is in the Burley school district. The listing also says it has a […]

It’s Baaack! Benjamin Marshall 3-Bedroom Re-Lists (and Reduces $150K): 1550 N. State Parkway

We’ve chattered about this 3-bedroom in the lowrise portion of the Benjamin Marshall building at 1550 N. State Parkway in the Gold Coast several times before. See our January 2012 chatter here. Back in January, after a short sale attempt which drove the listing price down to $625,000 didn’t work, the unit came back on […]

What’s Selling Fast? This 4-Bedroom Bungalow in Ravenswood Gardens In Just a Week: 2680 W. Eastwood

I normally don’t like to chatter about properties that have already gone under contract, but in some cases, to get a gauge of the market, I’ll do so. This 4-bedroom vintage bungalow at 2680 W. Eastwood in the Ravenswood Gardens neighborhood of Lincoln Square (near the Rockwell Crossing El stop) came on the market just […]

Would You Buy The Furnishings? A 2-Bedroom at 510 W. Erie in River North

This 2-bedroom at Erie on the Park at 510 W. Erie in River North has been on the market since December 2011. It recently reduced $70,000, although I can’t tell if that is a “real” price reduction as it was previously listed at $475,000 and now it is listed at $405,000 plus $70,000 for two […]