Archive for January, 2015

You Don’t Have to Be Rich to Live in Vintage Grandeur: 421 W. Melrose in Lakeview

This 1-bedroom in The Eddystone at 421 W. Melrose in Lakeview came on the market in May 2014. The Eddystone was built in 1929 and as you can guess from the date, that proved problematic. Designed by Holabird & Root, it was originally supposed to take up most of a city block and encompass over […]

Looking for Something Unique? A 2/2 at 540 W. Belden in East Lincoln Park

This 2-bedroom at 540 W. Belden in East Lincoln Park just came on the market. It is a top floor duplex up in a vintage building that was constructed in 1888 and converted into condos in 2007. The building now has 12 units. It has some unique features including exposed brick and a wood burning […]

Buy This Loop 3/2 and Get a Lambo for a Month: 20 N. State

This 3-bedroom at 20 N. State in the Loop recently came on the market. This building right in the heart of the State Street shopping district was converted into concrete lofts in 2003. This unit was actually on the market last spring and sold in April 2014. You can see what it looked like last […]

Market Conditions: Chicago December Sales Fall 6.8% YOY Even With Lower Mortgage Rates

The Illinois Association of Realtors is out with the December data. As expected, sales fell year over year marking the 11th month in 2014 that sales were weaker than 2013. From the Illinois Association of Realtors: The city of Chicago saw a 6.8 percent year-over-year home sales decrease in December 2014 with 1,992 sales, down […]

How High Will Prices Go in West Town? A 2/2 at 930 N. Wood

This 2-bedroom at 930 N. Wood in West Town came on the market in December 2014. If it looks familiar, that’s because we chattered about it several times when it was a foreclosure in 2011. See our 2011 chatter about the size, the era in which it was built and its location here. Built in […]

Are the Best Views in the City in West Lincoln Park? 860 W. Blackhawk

This 3-bedroom in Sono at 860 W. Blackhawk in West Lincoln Park came on the market in June 2014. It is a combined unit with 270 degree wrap around city and lake views from floor to ceiling windows on the 26th floor. The kitchen has dark modern cabinets with an oversized kitchen island and stainless […]

Trying to Sell a 2/2 Three Years Later in Bucktown: 2144 W. Concord Place

This top floor 2-bedroom at 2144 W. Concord Place in Bucktown recently came on the market. The 8-unit building is located just minutes away from the Damen blue line stop and all the shops and restaurants of both Bucktown and Wicker Park, including the hot Milwaukee corridor. The kitchen has dark wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances […]

A Classic Pre-War 3-Bedroom on the Park: 2600 N. Lakeview in Lincoln Park

This 3-bedroom in The Marlborough at 2600 N. Lakeview in Lincoln Park just came on the market. It appears to be the first time it has been on the market in 20 years. The Marlborough is one of the grand dames of Lincoln Park. Built in 1912, many listings often describe it as being “Parisian” […]

Selling a 3-Bedroom Six Years Later in Ukrainian Village: 2408 W. Rice

This 3-bedroom at 2408 W. Rice in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood of West Town recently came on the market. This 12-unit building is on the corner of Rice and Western Avenue. It was built in 2008-2009, just as the bust was hitting. This unit is one of those on the curve, with a circular living […]

Has the South Loop Recovered? A 2/2 in 1720 S. Michigan

This 2-bedroom at 1720 S. Michigan in the South Loop came on the market in September 2014. This is one of the larger 2-bedroom units in the building at 1146 square feet. It is a corner unit with floor to ceiling windows with north and west views. The unit has a galley kitchen with stainless […]