Archive for June, 2016

7 Years Later, We’re Chattering About this Vintage Triplex Again: 1920 N. Seminary in Lincoln Park

This 3-bedroom triplex in the Seminary Flatirons building at 1920 N. Seminary in Lincoln Park just came on the market. The Seminary Flatirons building is an 8-unit building constructed in 1883. The listings for this unit from 2009 and 2010 said the building was on the National Register of Historic Places (and there is also […]

Sizzle! 3-Bedroom Duplex Price Jumps $375,000 in Under 3 Years in River North: 600 N. Kingsbury

This 3-bedroom duplex up penthouse/townhouse at 600 N. Kingsbury in River North just came on the market. It’s in the lower part of the building that is along the River and the park. If this unit looks familiar it’s because we chattered about it in 2013. See that chatter here (where HD wonders why this […]

Will Skybridge Become the Hottest Building in the West Loop? 737 W. Washington

This 2-bedroom in Skybridge at 737 W. Washington in the West Loop just came on the market. Skybridge was built in 2003 and has 237 units. It won a bunch of design awards at the time of its construction. It is the tallest building in the West Loop. The East side has views of the […]

Market Conditions: May Sales Jumped 5% to Highest Level in 9 Years

The Illinois Association of Realtors is out with the May housing sales data and it’s another hot month. The city of Chicago saw a 5.0 percent year-over-year home sales increase in May 2016 with 2,887 sales, up from 2,750 in May 2015. The median price of a home in the city of Chicago in May […]

A Loft With A Wrap Around Terrace and City Views: 900 N. Kingsbury in River North

This 2-bedroom in the Domain Lofts at 900 N. Kingsbury in River North came on the market in January 2016. (I think this is a picture of the office part of the building- which houses Groupon and other businesses). It’s a top floor loft with exposed concrete beams and columns along with exposed ductwork. The […]

The Flips Are Back! A 3-Bedroom Basecamp Rowhouse at 459 W. Hobbie in Old Town

This 3-bedroom rowhouse in the newly built Basecamp River North development at 459 W. Hobbie in Old Town just came on the market. It’s so new, I don’t yet have a picture of these rowhouses. I debated what neighborhood to put this in as the original advertising for this development WAS called “Basecamp River North” but […]

Looking for Glass and Steel and 4-Bedrooms in River North? 747 N. Clark

This 4-bedroom in the modern boutique building at 747 N. Clark in River North came on the market in September 2015. Constructed in 2013, after the housing bust, it has just 6 units. Made of steel and glass, it has an extra wide interior that is 38 feet. There is a private elevator into the […]

Market Conditions: Who’s Going to Rent All These Apartments in Downtown Chicago?

It seems that several times a month there are announcements for new apartment buildings all over the Green Zone, and sometimes, even outside of the Green Zone. Last week, Lennar announced yet another new building, this time in River North. The bulging pipeline of new apartments in River North is swelling a little bit more. […]

This 1-Bedroom in Streeterville Doesn’t Meet Redfin’s Minimum Pricing Rule: 230 E. Ontario

This 1-bedroom in 230 E. Ontario in Streeterville just came on the market. The building was built in 1969 and has 144 units. In the listing on Redfin there was this clause in the column to the right of the pictures of the property that said: Below Minimum Price Please contact the listing agent directly […]

Has the Far South Loop Recovered from the Bust? The Opera Lofts at 2545 S. Dearborn

This 2-bedroom in the Opera Lofts at 2545 S. Dearborn in Chinatown/Far South Loop just came on the market. The Opera Lofts were converted at the very end of the boom, in 2008. The building has 95 units. It was the old storage facility for the Chicago Opera (hence the name.) It is a brick building, with some […]