Archive for March, 2014

1870s Farmhouse Turned Contemporary SFH Still on the Market: 2734 N. Marshfield in Lincoln Park

This 2-bedroom farmhouse at 2734 N. Marshfield in Lincoln Park came on the market in September 2013. See our prior chatter here. If you recall, the farmhouse was built in 1870 but has been transformed into a contemporary loft-like space inside with a floating staircase. It has floor to ceiling windows in the back of […]

2-Bedroom North Center Cottage Back On the Market 4 Years Later: 3041 N. Honore

This 2-bedroom vintage cottage at 3041 N. Honore in North Center just came on the market. If it looks familiar, it’s because we last chattered about it in 2010. See our August 2010 chatter here. When it sold that August, there was an interesting discussion in the comments about the overall market conditions and FHA […]

Market Conditions: IAR Blames the Weather for February Housing Slowdown

The February sales data is finally out and mirroring what is happening in the rest of the country, sales fell year over year. From the Illinois Association of Realtors: The city of Chicago saw a 3.5 percent year-over-year home sales decline in February 2014 with 1,361 sales, down from 1,411 in February 2013. The median […]

Full Floor Beaux Arts Beauty on Lincoln Park Returns to the Market: 2344 N. Lincoln Park West

We’ve chattered about this full floor 5-bedroom at 2344 N. Lincoln Park West several times over the last 2 years. See our May 2013 chatter here. It’s still available and has returned to the market. Built in 1916, it commands the entire floor of a 6-unit building with 4 exposures, including Lincoln Park and the […]

East Lincoln Park Vintage 3-Bedroom Returns to Try Again: 2337 N. Commonwealth

We last chattered about this vintage 3-bedroom at 2337 N. Commonwealth in East Lincoln Park in April 2013. See our prior chatter here. If you recall, this is a top floor unit in an elevator building. It has the original hardwood floors and plaster moldings. The kitchen has cherry cabinets and stainless steel appliances with […]

Two Years Later This Southport 2-Bedroom Returns to Try Again: 1304 W. Cornelia

We’ve chattered about this 2-bedroom vintage unit at 1304 W. Cornelia in Southport several times over the last few years. It was first listed in 2011, just 14 months after its previous sale, but was withdrawn without a sale. It then came back on the market in 2012 at a reduced price but again failed […]

Market Conditions: Are the Accidental Landlords Going to Try and Get Out in 2014?

We’ve chattered a lot about the “accidental landlords” in Chicago, especially on 1/1 and 2/2 condos that they couldn’t sell for a profit during the bust so they decided to rent them out instead. Crain’s is reporting that some of them might want out of the landlord game. Condominium owners are getting the itch, too. Fulton Grace […]

What Will You Pay For a 3-Bedroom Lakeview SFH? 1738 W. Newport

This 3-bedroom single family home at 1738 W. Newport in Lakeview came on the market in early February 2014. If it looks familiar, it’s because we chattered about it the last time it was on the market which was less than 2 years ago, in June 2012. See our previous chatter on it here. The […]