Archive for January, 2013

“Magazine Caliber Renovation” Of A 3-Bedroom Lakeview Townhouse: 1246 W. Oakdale

This 3-bedroom townhouse at 1246 W. Oakdale in Lakeview recently came on the market. This is a small townhouse development and units rarely come on the market. The listing says it’s had a “magazine caliber renovation.” For a townhouse, this one has a unique layout as it’s a front end unit that is 44 feet […]

Drama Price Reduction To $300K Gets A Contract For This Historic Rowhome: 3837 N. Alta Vista Terrace

We chattered about this 4-bedroom historic rowhouse at 3837 N. Alta Vista Terrace in Lakeview in December 2012 after it sat on the market for several months. See our December chatter here. Back then, the rowhouse had just been reduced $50,000 to $450,000 but most of you thought that was still to high given that […]

3 Years Later, We Still Love Big Rooftop Terraces: A 3-Bedroom Duplex Up At 800 W. Cornelia In Lakeview

We last chattered about this 3-bedroom penthouse duplex up at 800 W. Cornelia in Lakeview in December 2009. See our prior chatter here. Some of you may remember this unit because the realtor chimed in wondering if Groove, Jon and Sonies were paid by CribChatter (um…safe to say the answer to that would be “no.”) But he did clear […]

Get A 2/2 Brick And Timber Loft in Bridgeport For Under $150,000: 3500 S. Sangamon

It’s been awhile since we chattered about the lofts in the Union Lofts at 3500 S. Sangamon in Bridgeport. This 2-bedroom, Unit #316, with exposed brick and timber ceilings has been on and off the market since July 2012. The listing says “bank approved price.” It’s the cheapest of the 2/2s that are currently on the […]

Where’s The Inventory? In The Townhouses At The Pointe In Lincoln Park: 418 W. Armitage

Inventory is almost non-existent everywhere in the GreenZone except in the townhouse development called The Pointe at the intersection of Armitage and Lincoln in Lincoln Park. There appears to currently be 5 townhomes on the market ranging in price from $699,000 to $1.1 million. This 3-bedroom townhouse at 418 W. Armitage is one of the […]

A 2/2 Short Sale In East Lakeview Finally Goes Under Contract: 433 W. Aldine

I’ve been watching this vintage 2-bedroom at 433 W. Aldine in East Lakeview for months. It went on the market originally in June 2011. It’s now a short sale. At 1350 square feet, it has a dining room and french doors. The kitchen has cherry cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. The unit has […]

Does Crilly Court Still Have The Magic? A 3-Bedroom at 1708 N. Wells In Old Town

This top floor 3-bedroom in Crilly Court at 1708 N. Wells in Old Town just came on the market. Over the last few years, owners in Crilly Court have been some of the few that have either made money or broke even on their 2007 purchases. (The buildings were converted into condos in 2007.) At […]

Couldn’t Sell In 2011 But Under Contract In Days In 2013: 1248 W. Fullerton In Lincoln Park

This 3 bedroom loft at 1248 W. Fullerton in Lincoln Park was on the market in 2010 and 2011 but didn’t sell. It recently came back on the market on January 17 and was under contract within days. The duplex loft has 13 feet timber ceilings and exposed brick with a spiral staircase. It has […]

Tired of the Same Old Finishes? Get A Triplex With A Glass And Steel Staircase In Bucktown: 2300 W. Armitage

This 3-bedroom triplex in The Citadel at 2300 W. Armitage in Bucktown came on the market in December 2012. Two of the bedrooms are on the second floor, along with the laundry room, with the third bedroom or office on the third floor. There is also a third floor family room along with a private roof […]

Not All 3-Bedroom Duplex Downs Are New Construction: 5617 N. Wayne In Andersonville

This 3-bedroom duplex down at 5617 N. Wayne in Andersonville has been on the market since May 2012. The 7 unit building was built in 1906. The unit has high coffered ceilings and crown moldings. It has a fireplace in the living room and a fireplace in the dining room along with a built-in hutch. […]