Archive for July, 2015

7 Months Later and Still Waiting for a Buyer: A 2/2 at 930 N. Wood in West Town

This 2-bedroom condo at 930 N. Wood in West Town first came on the market in December 2014. We chattered about it in January 2015 as it was listed for $52,000 more than the peak 2005 price. See that chatter here. Seven months later, it is still on the market. Built in 2000, the kitchen has maple cabinets, […]

“Mini Condos @ Mini Prices” Are Being Listed Again: 1140 N. LaSalle in the Gold Coast

This studio in The Flats on LaSalle at 1140 N. LaSalle in the Gold Coast just came on the market. The building was constructed in 1924 as a luxury hotel. All of the units are either small one bedrooms or studios. There is no parking. And there are no washer/dryers in the units as there is […]

Hottest Market Ever? A $1.5 Million Bucktown Penthouse Went Under Contract in Just 9 Days

This 3-bedroom penthouse in the Urban Sandbox at 1615 N. Wolcott in Bucktown came on the market in early June 2015. If it looks familiar, it’s because we chattered about this unit in May 2012.  See our chatter here. Back then, it was listed at $1.2 million. Many of you wondered how Bucktown could support […]

Get a 2-Bedroom Duplex Down Brick and Timber Loft in West Town: 2250 W. Ohio

This 2-bedroom loft in the Bodine Building Lofts at 2250 W. Ohio in West Town came on the market in March 2015. The Bodine Building Lofts was converted into lofts in 1994 and has 20 units. This loft is a corner duplex down with the features loft lovers look for including high timber ceilings and exposed […]

Are Buyers Balking at the High Prices? A Townhouse at 1818 N. Bissell in Lincoln Park

This 2-bedroom townhouse at 1818 N. Bissell in Lincoln Park came on the market on June 23, 2015. It has a split floor plan with a bedroom on the second floor and one on the third floor. The kitchen has white 42 inch cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. It has a lower […]

Live in the River North Gallery District: A 3-Bedroom at 215 W. Huron

This 3-bedroom at 215 W. Huron in River North recently came on the market. It is one of the few residential buildings located in what is known as the River North Gallery District. The 5-unit building was converted into condominiums in 1997. The elevator opens privately into each unit. The unit has 11-foot high ceilings […]

Get Your Own Indoor Pool: A 3-Bedroom SFH at 3012 S. Emerald in Bridgeport

This 3-bedroom home at 3012 S. Emerald in Bridgeport just came on the market. (Sorry, I don’t have a picture in my vast collection of photos.) The house was built in 1974 on a 120×25 lot. But what sets it apart is a glass enclosed 10×18 indoor pool in a great room attached to the back […]

What Will a Newer 3-Bedroom Condo Cost You in Lincoln Park? 1307 W. Wrightwood

This 3-bedroom condo at 1307 W. Wrightwood in Lincoln Park just came on the market. This complex of 19 units was built in 2010. The building has an elevator and a heated garage. This unit is a southeast corner unit. It has dark hardwood floors with professionally outfitted closets. The kitchen has white cabinets, stone […]

Market Conditions: Sales Up 9.3% YOY in the Hottest June Since 2007

The Illinois Association of Realtors is out with June sales. As expected, sales are strong as the Chicago housing market continues with its hottest year since the housing boom. From the Illinois Association of Realtors: “The city of Chicago saw sales of 3,110 homes in June 2015, up 9.3 percent from last year when 2,846 […]

A New Peak Price in Lofthaus? A 2/2 at 321 S. Sangamon in the West Loop

This 2-bedroom in Lofthaus at 321 S. Sangamon in the West Loop came on the market in June 2015. Lofthaus was built in 2004 and has 70 units. This is a southwest corner unit with a 125 square foot wrap around balcony. It has wood floors and concrete ceilings. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances […]