Archive for November, 2014

Remember This Vintage Gold Coast Mansion? 1500 N. Dearborn Parkway

This 5-bedroom Gold Coast mansion at 1500 N. Dearborn Parkway came on the market in October 2014. But if it looks familiar, that’s because it is. We have chattered about it twice before- in April 2010 and July 2011. The house was built in 1880 and is on a corner lot measuring 33×150. It comes […]

Modern Interior Behind a Classic Facade Returns: 1224 N. Dearborn Parkway in the Gold Coast

This 2-bedroom in this vintage building at 1224 N. Dearborn Parkway in the Gold Coast came on the market in September 2014. If it looks familiar, it’s because we last chattered about it back in July 2010. See that chatter here. The unit never sold. It has returned to the market with the same finishes […]

Remember the Vetro? A 2-Bedroom at 611 S. Wells in the South Loop

This 2-bedroom in the Vetro at 611 S. Wells in the South Loop came on the market in April 2014. The Vetro is a 232-unit building built at the height of the housing boom. It was a big story in 2009 as the developer used both auctions and price cuts to finally sell out the […]

Market Conditions: October Sales Fall 8.6% in Chicago YOY While Median Price Rose Again

The October sales numbers are out. As expected, sales fell year over year as the Chicago housing market took a break. The city of Chicago saw an 8.6 percent year-over-year decrease in home sales in October 2014 with 2,082 sales, down from 2,279 in October 2013. The median price rose to $237,500 versus $218,000 in […]

Remember The Quince? A 2-Bedroom at 565 W. Quincy in the West Loop

This west facing 2-bedroom in The Quince at 565 W. Quincy in the West Loop recently came on the market. Do they still call it “The Quince”? That was the¬†original name of this building when it was built by Belgravia at the tail end of the housing boom in 2008-2009. The building has 241 units, […]

Vintage Grandeur With a Lofted Library in East Lakeview: A 3-Bedroom at 3020 N. Sheridan

This top floor 3-bedroom at 3020 N. Sheridan Road in East Lakeview just came on the market. Built in 1902, the building has 9-units and is just a block from the lake shore bike baths. This unit has many of its original features, including crown molding and built-ins. There is a unique two-story living room […]

Buying in the Hot Near North Side: A 3/2 at 1322 N. Clybourn

This 3-bedroom at 1322 N. Clybourn on the Near North Side came on the market in October 2014. We’ve chattered about this 6-unit building before. See that 2011 chatter here. Built in 2008, just before the housing bust, it was a Leed-certified building with bamboo floors and other eco-friendly finishes. Although, the current listing doesn’t […]

This 2-Bedroom Lakeview Duplex Has Been Reduced $40K: 2859 N. Southport

This 2-bedroom corner duplex at 2859 N. Southport in Lakeview came on the market in August 2014. The complex was converted into condos in the early 1990s and has 4 units. This unit has its own private entrance on Southport. It also has 12 foot ceilings and a 600 square foot private deck. The kitchen […]

The Thuerer-Wrigley House is Back on the Market: 2466 N. Lakeview in Lincoln Park

We last chattered about this 9-bedroom mansion at 2466 N. Lakeview¬†in Lincoln Park in November 2011. You can see our previous chatter here. Strangely enough, I just mentioned this house in a comment on another post and here it is being re-listed. The house is known as the Theurer-Wrigley House. Located directly on Lincoln Park […]

Should Sellers Renovate Before Listing? A 1/1 in 1645 W. School in Lakeview

This 1-bedroom in the 60657 Lofts at 1645 W. School in Lakeview recently came on the market. The listing says it has a “100% new interior.” That includes new hardwood floors, new white kitchen cabinets (white is “in” now), granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, a new bath, hot water tank and washer/dryer. It […]