Archive for February, 2016

Rare Open Concept Living in a Vintage Lincoln Park Building: A 3-Bedroom at 2608 N. Lakeview

This 3-bedroom in The Marlborough at 2608 N. Lakeview in East Lincoln Park just came on the market. Built in 1912, The Marlborough is one of the original grand dames of Lincoln Park, with park and pond views. This unit has seen a complete overhaul since its last sale in 2014. The listing says it has […]

From Short Sale to New Record High Price in 4 Years: 2007 W. Belmont in North Center

This top floor 3-bedroom at 2007 W. Belmont in North Center was recently re-listed after it was briefly on the market late last summer. If it looks familiar, that’s because we actually did chatter about it in 2012 when it was a short sale. See the 2012 chatter here. Back then, many of you debated […]

Always Wanted to Live in River North’s Blue Building? A 2-Bedroom at 110 W. Superior

This southeast corner 2-bedroom in 110 W. Superior in River North just came on the market. Many people know this building because of its blue windows. Constructed in 2008, it has just 58 units. This unit has city views and brand new hardwood floors throughout. The kitchen has modern wood cabinets with stainless steel appliances […]

Market Conditions: Will Demographics Doom the Suburban Housing Markets?

Inventory  at 9-year lows in the city of Chicago, and prices are soaring in many neighborhoods, but not so in the Chicago suburbs, including some of the “prestige” suburbs like Burr Ridge, Lake Forest and Glencoe. From the Chicago Tribune: On Chicago’s Near North Side, Dr. Richard Green, a veterinarian, and his wife, Willie, a seventh-grade […]

The Penthouse at 444 W. Belmont in East Lakeview is Back for Double the Price

The 2-bedroom penthouse unit at 444 W. Belmont in East Lakeview just came on the market. I love it when “old” properties return to Crib Chatter. We have chattered about this penthouse unit 4 times before. It first appeared on Crib Chatter in August 2008 when it was listed for $825,000. Here are the pictures […]

A Vintage East Lakeview 2/2 With Rare Garage Parking: 429 W. Aldine

This top floor 2-bedroom in Cortina Court at 429 W. Aldine in East Lakeview just came on the market. Built in 1926, this building has 24 units and some have their own, private heated garages on the back alley. This is one of the units with the garage, which the listing says also has extra […]

Nothing to Do But Move In: A Duplex Down at 1224 N. Dearborn in the Gold Coast

This 2-bedroom duplex down in the mansion at 1224 N. Dearborn Parkway in the Gold Coast just came on the market. We’ve chattered about this building in the past. Built in 1900, it now has 13 units, some of which overlook the central courtyard which is a common area and has tables and a grill. […]

Will the Stock Market Sell Off Stall the Chicago Luxury Market? 2018 N. Dayton in Lincoln Park

This luxury single family new construction home at 2018 N. Dayton in Lincoln Park came on the market in September 2015. We last chattered about it, and its sister property right next door, in November 2015. See our chatter here. Nearly 3 months later, 2018 N. Dayton is still on the market and priced at […]

Love Lakeshore East? Buy a 2/2 Under the 2006 Price in The Regatta at 420 W. Waterside

This 2-bedroom in The Regatta at 420 W. Waterside in Lakeshore East came on the market in October 2015. It is bank owned. From the pictures, it appears that the kitchen, with cherry cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, and the bathrooms, are intact. It has central air, a balcony, and washer/dryer hook-ups […]