Archive for October, 2016

Does Historic Prairie Street Still Have Glamour? 1843 S. Prairie in the South Loop

This 3-bedroom townhouse at 1843 S. Prairie in the South Loop came on the market in April 2016. This development was part of the “Homes of the Commonwealth” built in 2005 to replicate the feel of the old historic Prairie street which was filled with mansions of the elite. Some of you may remember this townhouse from our […]

A 3100 Sq Ft Loft With a Private Terrace and City Views: 900 N. Kingsbury on the Near North Side

This 3-bedroom loft in Domain at 900 N. Kingsbury in the Gold Coast (what is this neighborhood again???) recently came on the market. (Sorry- this is the only picture I have of the building- but this is the commercial end of it with Groupon etc. I need a new picture!) We’ve cribbed about a lot of the west […]

A Vintage Unit in a Hidden Part of the Gold Coast: A 2/2 at 119 W. Chestnut

This 2-bedroom at 119 W. Chestnut in the Gold Coast came on the market in October 2016. This brick and limestone building was constructed in 1910 and has 9 units. The listing doesn’t say anything about an elevator in the building. It does, however, have a rooftop deck for the building with skyline views, tables […]

Is It a Buyers Market in Luxury Housing? 305 W. Fullerton Parkway in Lincoln Park

This 4-bedroom in the Aztec at 305 W. Fullerton Parkway in Lincoln Park came on the market in September 2016. The Aztec was built in 1916 and has 16 units with an elevator. It fronts Lincoln Park and is also just steps away from the Lincoln Park Conservatory and the Lincoln Park Zoo. This unit […]

Market Conditions: September Home Sales Third Hottest in Last 10 Years

Without further ado, here are the September home sales numbers. From the Illinois Association of Realtors: The city of Chicago saw a 3.2 percent year-over-year home sales decrease in September 2016 with 2,336 sales, down from 2,414 in September 2015. The median price of a home in the city of Chicago in September 2016 was […]

A Peek Inside One of the Sandburg Village Townhouses: 1318 N. Sandburg in the Gold Coast

This 3-bedroom townhouse in the Sandburg Village at 1318 N. Sandburg in the Gold Coast came on the market in July 2016. Built in 1965, there are several groupings of townhouses within the Sandburg Village which also includes high rises and studio homes. This townhouse has east, west and south exposures. It has some unique […]

Are Appliances Important to Buyers? A 2/2 at 2042 N. Clark in East Lincoln Park

This 2-bedroom at 2042 N. Clark in East Lincoln Park came on the market in May 2016. This building was constructed in 2002 and has 10 units. It has an elevator and garage parking. The unit has 11-foot ceilings and unique Romanesque columns outside the entrance to the kitchen. The kitchen has Italian cherry cabinets, […]

Get a 3-Bedroom Duplex Up for Under $650,000 in East Lincoln Park: 2141 N. Clark

This 3-bedroom duplex up at 2141 N. Clark in East Lincoln Park came on the market in June 2016. It has soaring ceilings and multiple exposures. The kitchen has granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. It has the preferred layout with all three bedrooms on the second floor. There’s also a family room on […]

The Most Bizarre Listing Ever on Crib Chatter? A Row House at 848 W. Belden in Lincoln Park

This 3-bedroom historic row house at 848 W. Belden in Lincoln Park just came on the market. Built between 1884 and 1889, these row houses make up the McCormick Row House District. They are found on both Fullerton and Belden as well as Chalmers Place, which is the secret street in between. The picture above […]

Are Renovators Good for the Housing Market? 130 N. Garland in the Loop

This 2-bedroom in the Heritage at 130 N. Garland across from Millennium Park in the Loop just came on the market. But some of you who have been looking in the Loop might recognize it as it was on the market in the spring. Apparently, it was bank owned and for sale via auction. It […]