Archive for August, 2013

The 3-Bedroom Wicker Park Duplex Down: 1525 N. Wood

This 3-bedroom duplex down at 1525 N. Wood in Wicker Park came on the market in July 2013. But it had been on the market from 2010 until 2011 without a sale. It has the living/dining/kitchen on the main level along with the master bedroom while the other two bedrooms and the family room are […]

Love Converted Churches? A 2-Bedroom in Lakeview: 3252 N. Kenmore

  This 2-bedroom in a converted church at 3252 N. Kenmore in Lakeview just came on the market. The listing says it’s “not cookie cutter.” It has 10-12 foot ceilings throughout and 9 windows. The kitchen has maple cabinets and stainless steel appliances. It has heated garage parking, central air, washer/dryer in the unit and […]

Rehabbed 3-Bedroom West Town Townhouse Is Still Available: 642 N. Armour

We’ve chattered about this 3-bedroom townhouse at 642 N. Armour in West Town several times over the last year. See our June 2013 chatter here. It was a Fannie Mae property, was bought and rehabbed, and returned to the market in June 2013. It was listed in June at $399,950. The townhouse has been under […]

Want to be a Landlord in Bucktown? A Victorian 2-Flat at 1636 N. Claremont

This Victorian 2-flat at 1636 N. Claremont in Bucktown has been on the market since July 2013. It looks to be connected to another 2-flat next door. Each unit appears to have its own separate entrance. Here are the units: Unit #1: 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, no central air, rent of $1450 a month Unit […]

Market Conditions: Is an Apartment Glut Coming to Chicago?

I posted two articles over the weekend in the comments about the slowdown in the rental markets in Los Angeles and New York City. In LA, about 6,000 apartments are being built. Here in Chicago, according to Crain’s, it’s about 5300 apartments with the possibility of another 3,000 on deck by 2015. Some are saying […]

Want Unique? This 4-Bedroom Edgewater SFH was a Butter Factory: 1414 W. Highland

This 4-bedroom single family home at 1414 W. Highland in Edgewater came on the market in May 2013. In its previous life, it was apparently a butter factory. Now, it’s a 4200 square foot contemporary home on a 50×112 lot with a 2-car garage. It has a large master suite and sunroom on the top […]

Vintage 2-Bedroom Rowhouse Returns 3 Years Later: 2343 W. Altgeld in Logan Square

We last chattered about this 2-bedroom vintage rowhouse at 2343 W. Altgeld in Logan Square in April 2010. See our prior chatter here. Most of the chatter was on the rowhouse’s location near the Kennedy Expressway. The rowhouse is on a smaller than normal Chicago lot of 18×100. If you recall, it has 2-bedrooms on the […]

We Love Brick and Timber 1-Bedroom Lofts in River North: 420 W. Grand

This 1-bedroom loft in 420 W. Grand in River North just came on the market. With all the high rise development, many people forget that much of River North was just a bunch of run-down warehouses until about 20 years ago. This 1200 square foot south facing loft has the features that loft lovers look for including […]

Market Conditions: After a Hot July, Will Chicago’s Housing Market Cool in August?

Housing is big news this week. Chicago’s real estate experts and some agents have been chiming in about July’s hot sales. The Sun-Times even put rising real estate prices on the front page. From the Tribune: Despite the positive report, the local housing market’s recovery continues to be uneven. Unlike eight to 10 years ago […]

3-Bedroom Duplex Up Brick and Timber Loft Returns: 612 N. Oakley in West Town

We’ve chattered about this brick and timber authentic loft in The Village Lofts at 612 N. Oakley in West Town several times over the last year. Our first chatter, in May 2012, consisted of debating whether or not this property was in the Ukrainian Village or the Patch. No one could decide. See that chatter […]