Archive for March, 2016

There Are Still Foreclosures Available: A Vintage 2/2 at 5646 N. Kenmore in Edgewater

This 2-bedroom in Kenmore Court at 5646 N. Kenmore in Edgewater came on the market in November 2015. The building is in the Bryn Mawr Historic District and was built in 1927. It has 28 units. It is a Fannie Mae HomePath property. It’s been under contract once but came back on the market. It has […]

Looking for that Elusive West Loop Loft? A 2/2 at 11 N. Green

This 2-bedroom duplex up loft in 11 N. Green in the West Loop just came on the market. It has 17 foot timber ceilings with exposed brick and a wall of glass block for extra light. The kitchen has white cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. The master bedroom is on the second […]

Love City Views? A 3-Bedroom River North Penthouse: 150 W. Superior

This 3-bedroom penthouse at 150 W. Superior in River North came on the market in March 2016. It’s a southeast corner unit with a private 300 square foot terrace with views of the downtown skyline. The unit has 12 foot ceilings and crown molding. The kitchen has luxury stainless steel appliances by Sub-Zero, Wolf, Viking […]

38% Appreciation in 5 Years for This 2-Bedroom Bucktown Loft: 1750 N. Wolcott

This 2-bedroom loft at 1750 N. Wolcott in Bucktown just came on the market. This building is right in the heart of the neighborhood and butts up against the 606- literally. This loft is a first floor unit with a wrap-around balcony, part of which runs up against the 606. It has timber ceilings and […]

Would You Pay $609,000 For a 5-Bedroom SFH in Portage Park? 5528 W. Wilson

This 5-bedroom single family home at 5528 W. Wilson in Portage Park came on the market in February 2016. A shout out to Icarus who took and sent me the picture of this property. (Nice job!) It was previously bank owned and has now been rehabbed. Built on an oversized 40×138 lot, it has a new open […]

How Protected Are Your Views? A 2-Bedroom at 1250 S. Indiana in the South Loop

This 2-bedroom at Lakeside on the Park at 1250 S. Indiana in the South Loop just came on the market. It’s an 11th floor corner unit with north and east views. The listing says you have Lake, Millennium Park, Navy Pier and skyline views. There are hardwood floors in the living/kitchen and carpet in the […]

Market Conditions: Is Low Inventory to Blame for February’s Lackluster Sales Gains?

February sales data is out. Sales rose only 2.1% year over year, while the median price skyrocketed. However, it was still the hottest February for sales since the boom year of 2007. From the Illinois Association of Realtors: The city of Chicago saw a 2.1 percent year-over-year home sales increase in February 2016 with 1,528 sales, […]

Why Move to Chicago? The Views: A 1-Bedroom at 405 N. Wabash in River North

This 1-bedroom on the 16th floor of River Plaza at 405 N. Wabash in River North just came on the market. It has south east views, including of some of the most iconic buildings in all of Chicago. Not only are you looking directly at the Wrigley Building, but in the distance, across the River, […]

Live the Gold Coast Dream in this 1-Bedroom Vintage Beauty: 1255 N. State Parkway

This 1-bedroom in The Churchill at 1255 N. State Parkway in the Gold Coast just came on the market. The Churchill was built in 1924 and has 64 units. This is an oversized 1-bedroom with 1100 square feet and 3 exposures. It has a foyer and a dining room. The unit has hardwoods throughout along […]

A Bank Owned Penthouse That Just Needs a Little TLC: 3200 N. Lake Shore Drive in Lakeview

This 2-bedroom penthouse in the Harbor House at 3200 N. Lake Shore Drive in Lakeview came on the market in May 2015. It is bank owned. The unit used to be a 3-bedroom but a wall was taken down and a big, custom, wood bar was installed (see the listing pictures.) The kitchen appears to […]