Archive for November, 2016

Inspired By France in the Gold Coast: A 3-Bedroom at 65 E. Goethe

This 3-bedroom at 65 E. Goethe in the Gold Coast came on the market in May 2016. The building was designed by Lucien LaGrange and was inspired by French architecture. It was constructed in 2000 and has just 15 units. The building has lake views and a rooftop garden along with parking. This unit is […]

This Foreclosed Lincoln Park Townhouse Has Been Reduced: 1009 W. Dickens

This 1-bedroom townhouse at 1009 W. Dickens in Lincoln Park came on the market in October 2016. It is bank owned and being sold “as-is.” The picture above is of unit 1003 W. Dickens which we chattered about in 2012 when it was also bank owned. This is a group of 6 townhouses. See that chatter […]

Vintage/Mid-Century Mix Sells and Returns to the Market: 456 W. Belden in Lincoln Park

This vintage 6-bedroom single family home at 456 W. Belden in Lincoln Park came on the market in September 2016. If it looks familiar, that’s because we chattered about it a year ago, in November 2015. See that chatter here. If you recall, the house was built in 1880 (although the current listing says 1895) […]

Market Conditions: Chicago October Home Sales At 5 Year Low

We’ve already been chattering about how slow the fall has been in Chicago real estate. The official October sales numbers are now out from the Illinois Association of Realtors and sales fell to a 5 year low: The city of Chicago saw an 8.8 percent year-over-year home sales decrease in October 2016 with 1,981 sales, […]

Selling a 3-Bedroom in Walton on the Park: 2 W. Delaware in the Gold Coast

This 3-bedroom in Walton on the Park at 2 W. Delaware in the Gold Coast just came on the market. It last sold in 2010. We haven’t chattered about this building in 6 years. The last time we did was in November 2010 when the developer cut prices. See that chatter here. Last spring, however, the […]

Should You De-List and Wait Until Spring? A 4-Bedroom in Budlong Woods: 2933 W. Gregory

This 4-bedroom single family home in the Budlong Woods neighborhood of Lincoln Square came on the market in August 2016. (Yes- I know the picture is bad. I think this is my worst picture taking foray in years! And that says something because you all know how my photography skills are. Ha! Oh well- work […]

You Can Still Get a 2/2 in River North With Parking for Under $400,000: 758 N. Larrabee

This 2-bedroom loft at 758 N. Larrabee in River North came on the market in October 2016. It appears to be bank owned. This loft has tall concrete ceilings and concrete beams along with industrial windows. Just one of the two bedrooms has windows. The kitchen has wood cabinets, what looks like granite counter tops […]

Tired of Renting? Buy a 1-Bedroom Southport Loft Instead: 1122 W. Newport

This top floor 1-bedroom loft at 1122 W. Newport in the Southport neighborhood of Lakeview just came on the market. This is a 23 unit industrial building just a few blocks west of Wrigley Field. It is an authentic loft with exposed brick walls, 14 foot timber ceilings and big industrial windows. This is a corner […]

Fully Renovated Duplex Up Asking 43% More Than 2015: 600 N. Kingsbury in River North

This 3-bedroom duplex up at 600 N. Kingsbury in River North just came on the market. It was on the market last year and sold in September. But it has now been “fully renovated” with a new kitchen with Italian cabinetry, Italian quartz counter tops, Subzero and Wolf appliances and a wine refrigerator. There are walnut […]

Market Conditions: Is the Luxury Apartment Market About to Bust?

The building above is The Aurelien at 833 N. Clark in the Gold Coast. (Who thinks up these building names???) It is expected to begin leasing in 2017. We’ve chattered about the luxury apartment market off and on over the last several years on Crib Chatter. Thousands of new apartments have been built since the […]