Archive for September, 2014

Trying To Sell With Construction Next Door: 165 N. Canal on the Near West Side

This 3-bedroom in Randolph Place at 165 N. Canal on the Near West Side just came on the market. It has the coveted north and east views which means it looks over the Chicago River. It has 2 balconies and 2-car tandem parking. The kitchen has granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. All 3 bedrooms are enclosed, […]

Looking for a Penthouse Pied-A-Terre in River North? A 1-Bedroom at 340 W. Superior

This top floor 1-bedroom at 340 W. Superior in River North just came on the market. At 1016 square feet, it is a “true” penthouse with a 31×12 private terrace that looks west with “sunset and city views.” The apartment was “conceived by renowned designer William Eubanks” and has 10 foot ceilings with crown molding. The […]

Market Conditions: Chicago Sales Drop 15.3% Year Over Year in August

The Illinois Association of Realtors is out with the August home sales and it comes as no surprise to those of us following the market that Chicago’s housing market cooled off at the end of the summer. Sales were down statewide, in the 9-county Chicagoland area and in the City of Chicago. It was the largest […]

Paying $800,000 to Live on Ashland: A 3/3 at 1309 N. Ashland in Wicker Park

This 3-bedroom at 1309 N. Ashland in Wicker Park came on the market in June 2014. This building is the former Polish Women’s Alliance building and used to be a theater. It is part of the “Polish Downtown” or “Polish Triangle” that was the headquarters of the Polish community in the late 1800s through about 1950 in Wicker Park […]

We Love Authentic Lofts: Get 3500 Square Feet in Printers Row at 727 S. Dearborn

This 2-bedroom brick and concrete loft in the Donohue Annex at 727 S. Dearborn in Printers Row came on the market in April 2014. We’ve chattered about the Annex several times before. It’s the southern most part of the Donohue loft building. Built in 1883, the Annex has 10.5 foot concrete ceilings (not timber like in the other […]

Are 3-Bedroom Townhouses Still Hot? 1301 W. George in Lakeview

This 3-bedroom townhouse at 1301 W. George in Lakeview came on the market in June 2014. While it is a townhouse  in a 16-unit association, it has features of a loft with exposed brick, large industrial windows, and a den/loft on the third floor that overlooks the master bedroom on the second floor. The second […]

Live Above the Store Fronts for $700,000 in Wicker Park: 1373 N. Milwaukee

Six new construction condos above the store fronts at 1373 – 1375 N. Milwaukee in Wicker Park came on the market in August 2014. We’ve chattered about other condos above the storefronts on Milwaukee in years past but they were closer to the Damen El stop. These new units are on the “other” end of […]

Looking for that Green Zone 3-Bedroom? 1523 N. Wicker Park in Wicker Park

This top floor 3-bedroom at 1523 N. Wicker Park in Wicker Park came on the market in August 2014. At 1750 square feet, it has hardwood floors throughout. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and cherry cabinets. The master bathroom is marble. It has the features buyers look for like central air, washer dryer in […]

Would You Live in a Gated Community in the Green Zone? 1802 W. Diversey in North Center

This 3-bedroom single family home at 1802 W. Diversey in North Center came on the market in May 2014. It is in a gated community of single family homes called Picardy Place that was built in 1995. The kitchen has maple cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Two of the bedrooms are on the second […]

Predictions: What Will Happen With Chicago’s Fall Housing Market?

All summer long, sales in Chicago have been lower month over month compared to a year ago. It wasn’t supposed to be like this. A year ago, mortgage rates spiked on fears of the Fed’s QE taper, which came in 2014 instead. The higher mortgage rates put the kibosh on the hot housing market in […]