Archive for July, 2015

Looking for a Brick and Timber Downtown Loft? A Big 1-Bedroom at 728 W. Jackson

This 1-bedroom in the Haberdasher Square Lofts at 728 W. Jackson in the West Loop came on the market in June 2015. Haberdasher is a full service building with 220 units and a parking garage. Half the building has timber lofts and half is concrete. It is a corner southeast facing loft with all of the features loft […]

Vintage With Modern Conveniences: A 2-Bedroom at 1049 W. Wellington in Lakeview

This top floor 2-bedroom at 1049 W. Wellington in Lakeview came on the market in June 2015. The listing says it is a vintage rehab but it has some of its original features such as the original doors and hardware. Because it’s the top floor, it has 14-foot ceilings. It has exposed brick walls and […]

Pushing For New Record High Prices in River North: A 2/2 at 630 N. Franklin

This 2-bedroom at 630 N. Franklin in River North just came on the market. The unit has concrete walls and ceilings, which was common construction throughout the building. The exposed concrete was a “thing” in 2005. The ceilings are 10 foot and faces east. The listing says there are custom blinds. The listing also says […]

Has Condo Demand Returned in Albany Park? A 2/2 Soft Loft at 3201 W. Leland

This 2-bedroom soft loft in Leland Crossing at 3201 W. Leland in Albany Park came on the market in May 2015. The 45-unit building was built in 2010 and cut prices in 2012. We chattered about the price cuts. You can see that chatter here. This building is considered “soft-lofts” because it was new construction […]

A Ravenswood Manor Starter Home? A 3-Bedroom at 2925 W. Giddings

This 3-bedroom English brick single family home at 2925 W. Giddings in the Ravenswood Manor neighborhood of Albany Park has been on the market since May 2015. Like many homes in this neighborhood of winding streets, it is built on an irregular lot measuring 30x66x46x11x125. It is just a half a block to the Chicago River […]

$1000 a Square Foot in Old Town: A 1-Bedroom Cottage at 216 W. Menomonee

This rare 1-bedroom Chicago Fire cottage at 216 W. Menomonee in Old Town just came on the market. Built in 1874 on a 24×117 lot, it come complete with a picket fence and a highly coveted 1-car garage. According to tax records, the house is only about 780 square feet. It is landmarked. It has […]

Was The Emerald One of the Greatest Deals of the Bust? 123 S. Green in the West Loop

This 2-bedroom penthouse in The Emerald at 123 S. Green in the West Loop came on the market in June 2015. The Emerald was built in 2008 just as the bust was hitting. The developer slashed prices in 2010 in order to finally sell the units. See our March 2010 chatter about the price cuts […]

What’s Going on in the East Village? A 2/2 Duplex Up Loft at 1137 N. Wood

This 2-bedroom duplex up loft at 1137 N. Wood in the East Village neighborhood of West Town just came on the market. It is located in a popular area, just steps away from the shops and restaurants of hot Division Street. The loft has 17 foot ceilings with exposed brick. The main level has dark […]

Return to the “Old” River North in This 3-Bedroom Loft: 208 W. Kinzie

This 3-bedroom full floor authentic loft at 208 W. Kinzie in River North just came on the market. We’ve chattered about this unique 5-unit building in the past. See our chatter about Unit #4 in 2010 here. This loft is 1550 square feet with brick and timber and exposed ductwork. The freight elevator opens directly into […]

Trying to Make $350,000 in 2 Years in River North: A 3/3 at 849 N. Franklin

This 3-bedroom penthouse in the Parc Chestnut at 849 N. Franklin in River North came on the market in June 2015. If there’s something familiar about it, it’s because we chattered about this unit in June 2013. See that chatter here. At that time, mortgage rates had just spiked dramatically and we were debating whether […]