Archive for October, 2012

Get A 2/2 With Parking For Under $290K In The South Loop: 1600 S. Indiana

This 2-bedroom at 1600 S. Indiana in the South Loop has been on the market since August 2012. It is a Fannie Mae Homepath property which can be bought for 3% down. According to the pictures, the corner unit still has its kitchen and baths intact. The kitchen has maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances and […]

How Much Has The Market Improved? This 4-Bedroom Former Garage Is Finding Out: 1424 W. Ohio

We last chattered about this unique 4-bedroom house in what was a former garage at 1424 W. Ohio in West Town in March 2011. See our prior chatter here. Many of you disliked the unique interior decoration but some of you thought it was interesting, even if not to your taste. Remember, the furniture won’t be […]

Market Conditions: Chicago New Construction Market Is Dead As A Door Nail

Tracy Cross & Associates is out with a report on new home sales in Chicago and the Chicagoland area in the third quarter. While sales appear to be recovering in the suburbs, the city actually saw sales fall 42.5% from last year. Without annualizing sales and adjusting for seasonality, developers sold 740 homes in the […]

Looking For A Top Floor 3-Bedroom With Parking? 2849 N. Burling In Lakeview

The 3-bedroom condo unit has become quite the commodity as buyers look for larger units they can grow into. This 3-bedroom unit at 2849 N. Burling in Lakeview has the features buyers look for. It last sold in 2006 and looks to be an addition on top of an existing vintage 2-flat. I say this […]

A Renovated 4-Bedroom Arts & Crafts Beauty In Sauganash: 6030 N. Kilbourn

This 4-bedroom arts & crafts vintage bungalow at 6030 N. Kilbourn in the Sauganash neighborhood of Forest Glen came on the market in September 2012. It has been renovated with all new windows and skylights yet retains many of its vintage features such as stained glass palladian windows. Built in 1920 on an oversized 40×137 lot, […]

Trying To Sell The 3-Bedroom Duplex Down Less Than 2 Years Later: 1915 W. Crystal In Wicker Park

This 3-bedroom duplex down at 1915 W. Crystal in Wicker Park has changed hands two times since 2007 and is now on the market for the third time. It has the layout we’ve seen in many of these units with one bedroom on the main level and two bedrooms and a family room on the lower level. […]

Will This 3-Bedroom Eddystone Duplex Ever Sell? 421 W. Melrose in Lakeview

We’ve chattered about this vintage 3-bedroom duplex unit in The Eddystone at 421 W. Melrose in East Lakeview several times over the last few years. See our March 2012 chatter here. It was recently re-listed with a new agent and a new price. However, a lis pendens was also recently filed against the unit. If […]

Short Sales Continue All Across Chicago: A 2-Bedroom In Trump Tower At 401 N. Wabash In River North

There hasn’t been any building “safe” from short sales or foreclosures during the last five years. This 2-bedroom in Trump Tower at 401 N. Wabash in River North came on the market in September 2012. It is a short sale listed about 25% under the 2008 purchase price. At 1562 square feet, it has north […]

How “Good” Is The 2012 Market? A 2-Bedroom With Parking At 511 W. Aldine In Lakeview

This top floor 2-bedroom vintage unit in the courtyard building at 511 W. Aldine in East Lakeview just came on the market. If the building looks familiar, that’s because it is. We last chattered about a different 2-bedroom in the same building in April 2011. That unit took 3 years to sell and ultimately became […]

This 2/2 Has All The Bells And Whistles And Views Too For Just $275K: 828 W. Grace In Lakeview

This 2-bedroom at the high rise at 828 W. Grace in Lakeview has been on the market since September 2012. Built in 2007, the building has 140 units and a parking garage. This unit faces south with a 15×6 covered terrace that has city views, including Wrigley Field. Various upgrade packages were available when these […]