Archive for June, 2014

Market Conditions: Chicago Sales Fall 15.7% in May But Median Price Rises 14.9%

Sales have been slowing year over year the last several months so it’s no surprise that we saw more of the same in May. From the Illinois Association of Realtors: “The city of Chicago saw a 15.7 percent year-over-year home sales decline in May 2014 with 2,390 sales, down from 2,834 in May 2013. The […]

This 4-Bedroom North Center Cottage is Listed at Just $499,900: 1750 W. Grace

We’ve chattered about this 4-bedroom single family home at 1750 W. Grace in North Center numerous times over the years. You can see our May 2013 chatter here when it came back on the market after several years. We also chattered about it in 2008 which you can see here. In between, it was featured on […]

This Building Sold Out in Just 90 Days in 2009: A 3-Bedroom at 842 W. Belle Plaine in Buena Park

We last chattered about this 11-unit vintage building at 842 W. Belle Plaine in the Buena Park neighborhood of Uptown in 2009. See our prior chatter here and here. It was a rehab/conversion in 2009 with all new kitchen and baths. Despite the slowing market, the building still sold out in 90 days. This top […]

Does Staging Matter For Million Dollar Properties (Update)? 1642 N. Bell in Bucktown

We last chattered about this 5-bedroom French Provincial single family home at 1642 N. Bell in Bucktown in October 2012. See our chatter here. Two years ago, the home had no furniture or window treatments. It didn’t sell. It’s come back on the market in 2014 with furniture and window treatments. Built circa 2006 on […]

A 3-Bedroom Rehab in Lakeview for $522 a Square Foot: 820 W. Wolfram

This 3-bedroom townhouse at 820 W. Wolfram in Lakeview just came on the market. The 6-unit complex was built in 1979 and appears to be fee simple (which means the units do NOT pay assessments.) From prior listings in the complex, it appears they are all 3 bedroom, 2 bath units of 1530 square feet. This unit was […]

Looking for a Unique Historic 3-Bedroom Coach House? 1924 N. Seminary in Lincoln Park

This 3-bedroom coach house at 1924 N. Seminary in Lincoln Park came on the market in May 2014. It is part of an 8-unit vintage building built in 1883. It has unique features you don’t often see in today’s new construction including exposed brick, a wood beamed ceiling and a top floor sunroom/media room or […]

How Hot IS the Market? A 2/1 With Everything in Lincoln Park: 836 W. Wrightwood

This 2-bedroom at 836 W. Wrightwood in Lincoln Park came on the market in April 2014. It is in a vintage 15-unit building that was built in 1884. (Wasn’t this building used as an apartment in one of those Focker movies?) It has all the features that a first time buyer would be looking for […]