Archive for December, 2012

Location, Location, Location: A Vintage 3-Bedroom On Lincoln Park For Under $475K: 2440 N. Lakeview

We’ve been chattering about large pre-war vintage units like this 3-bedroom at 2440 N. Lakeview in Lincoln Park. The building is a co-op building built in 1927 and there are 2-units per floor. The listing says this building has an east and west views- including views of Lincoln Park. At 2200 square feet, it has […]

The Biggest Story In Chicago’s Real Estate Market In 2013: Inventory Remains At Multi-Year Lows

The biggest home buying problem I’m hearing from buyers right now isn’t qualifying for the mortgage, it’s finding a property to buy. In November, inventory in Chicago was 42% below what it was just a year ago. Yes, it’s the slow time of the year, but it was also the slow time of the year […]

Vintage Lovers Can Have It All In A New York Style 2-Bedroom With Lake And City Views: 4300 N. Marine Dr In Buena Park

This vintage 2-bedroom in 4300 N. Marine Drive in the Buena Park neighborhood of Uptown recently came on the market. At 2160 square feet, it’s like having a home in the sky. The listing says it has lake, harbor and city views. Built in 1930, there are only 2-units on this floor and the listing says […]

The Second Biggest Story Of 2013: East Humboldt Park Becomes The New “It” Neighborhood

I know some of you wanted to chatter about Bowmanville, but the level of activity there doesn’t come close to what is happening in East Humboldt Park. By “East Humboldt Park”, I’m talking about the area that is west of Western Avenue- all the way west to Humboldt Boulevard. It is north of Division and south of […]

If Investors Can’t Buy, What Does That Do To Prices? A 1-Bedroom Loft At 3150 N. Sheffield In Lakeview

It’s been nearly 4 years since we chattered about a 1-bedroom loft in The Vic Lofts at 3150 N. Sheffield in Lakeview. A lot has changed in the building with pricing on the units since 2009. This 1-bedroom loft on the 5th floor has a cement ceiling and central air. The building was converted in […]

The Third Biggest Story of 2013: New Construction Apartments Everywhere

We’ve chattered extensively about the new construction high rises going up in downtown Chicago. Some might have deja-vu with 2002-2006 except these are being marketed as apartments and not condos. As of September 2012, 3018 units were under construction with delivery expected in 2013 or 2014. (I couldn’t find more recent data about 2013- but […]

4 Years Later, “Nothing Like This In The City” Finally Sells: 1339 W. Webster In Lincoln Park

We’ve chattered about this unique 6-bedroom single family home at 1339 W. Webster in Lincoln Park several times over the last couple of years. See our December 2011 chatter here. At one point, in 2009, it was listed at $4.2 million. A year ago, it had been reduced down to $2.995 million. But finally, after […]

Crib Chatter Holiday Schedule For The Next 2 Weeks

The holidays are upon us and that can only mean one thing: the Crib Chatter Holiday Schedule. Given the way the holidays fall this year, there will be NO new posts on either Christmas Eve, December 24 or on New Years Eve, December 31. There will also be no posts on Christmas Day or on […]

Looking For An East Lakeview 3-Bedroom With Parking Under $315K? 3808 N. Pine Grove In Lakeview

This 3-bedroom vintage unit at 3808 N. Pine Grove in Lakeview has been on and off the market since March 2011. The building was constructed in 1912 and the unit still has some of its vintage features such as a coffered ceiling. In addition to the three bedrooms, it has the perferred layout of 2 […]

Are You Looking For A Complete Fixer On Beautiful Fullerton Parkway? 518 W. Fullerton Pkwy in Lincoln Park

This vintage 3-flat at 518 W. Fullerton Parkway in Lincoln Park became available a few weeks ago. It is for sale by owner. Built in 1885, it has been in the same family for decades. It is an all brick building on an extra long 25×175 lot. It has a 2-car garage. The property has […]