Archive for August, 2014

Get a Top Floor 2-Bedroom for Under $350K With Parking in Lakeview: 4107 N. Greenview

This 2-bedroom in this 6-unit vintage building at 4107 N. Greenview in North Lakeview came on the market in July 2014. It has retained many of its vintage features including crown moldings, beamed ceilings, and built-ins in both the dining room and the kitchen. The unit has 9 foot ceilings and French doors which lead to […]

Should You Paint Your Crown Molding? A 2-Bedroom at 559 W. Surf in Lakeview

This 2-bedroom in the Green Brier at 559 W. Surf in East Lakeview came on the market in early August 2014. The building was built in 1903 and most of the units, including this one, have many of the vintage features of that era including 10 foot ceilings, thick crown molding and pocket doors. This unit […]

Looking for a Buyer for this Vintage 2/2 in Andersonville: 1439 W. Catalpa

This 2-bedroom at 1439 W. Catalpa in Andersonville came on the market in early July 2014. However, the market time on the listing says 5 days because just recently it was withdrawn and re-listed for the exact same price. It would seem to have everything going for it. It’s the top unit with high ceilings and skylights. […]

Get 3-Bedrooms and 2-Car Parking for Just $725,000 in the Gold Coast: 1122 N. Dearborn

Let’s talk about housing, shall we? This 3-bedroom in 1122 N. Dearborn in the Gold Coast came on the market in early August 2014. It’s a southwest corner unit on the 21st floor. The kitchen has maple cabinets and white appliances and is open to the living/dining space which has dark hardwood floors. The bedrooms […]

Market Conditions: July Sales Drop 8.2% YOY in Chicago As Inventory Remains Low

The Illinois Association of Realtors is out with the July data. Sales continue to be weaker than a  year ago despite lower mortgage rates. The 30-year fixed averaged 4.11% down from 4.35% in July of 2013. The city of Chicago saw an 8.2 percent year-over-year decrease in home sales in July 2014 with 2,664 sales, […]