Archive for February, 2017

Are There Many Views Better Than This? A 1-Bedroom in Aqua at 225 N. Columbus

This 1-bedroom in Aqua at 225 N. Columbus in Lakeshore East just came on the market. Built in 2009, it has 82 stories and is the tallest building in Lakeshore East. There are apartments on the lower floors and condos on the top floors. Everyone shares the amenities which includes an indoor and outdoor pool, […]

Have You Always Wanted a River North Loft With a Terrace? 333 W. Hubbard

This 2-bedroom loft in the Union Square Lofts at 333 W. Hubbard in River North recently came on the market. It’s a top floor unit with high loft ceilings but it’s missing the industrial loft look. Outside of exposed air ducts, there are no concrete beams or exposed brick. It does have crown molding throughout […]

Want a Completely Renovated Vintage 3-Bedroom for Under $450,000? 725 W Sheridan in Lakeview

This 3-bedroom at 725 W. Sheridan in Lakeview just came on the market. This courtyard building was constructed in 1924 and has 43 units and outdoor parking. This unit has been completely renovated and now has an open kitchen with a large island. The kitchen has custom Omega cabinets, Arctic Blue granite counter tops from […]

Market Conditions: January Starts Off Hot, Hot, Hot: Will 2017 Be a Record Year?

The January sales numbers are out and it was another strong month. It obviously also helped that there was no snow or bitter cold during the month. So what else is there to do? Might as well house shop. From the Illinois Association of Realtors: The city of Chicago saw a 9.3 percent year-over-year home […]

What It Takes to Renovate a 39-Year Old Condo in the Gold Coast: 1230 N. State Parkway

This 2-bedroom in State Tower at 1230 N. State Parkway in the Gold Coast recently came on the market. Built in 1979, the building has 92 units with balconies and a heated parking garage along with a doorman. It also has a rare Gold Coast feature: 9 outdoor parking spaces available on a first come, […]

Lakeview Duplex Down Goes from Housing Bust to Hot Home: 3816 N. Fremont

This 4-bedroom duplex down a greystone at 3816 N. Fremont in Lakeview just came on the market. Built in 1901, it has 4 units. Some of you may remember it from the housing bust years of 2008 and 2009 as we chattered about it several times. It took 14 months to finally sell in 2009 […]

Priced Out of Single Family Homes in Lincoln Park? A Townhouse at 1149 W. Armitage

This 3-bedroom townhouse at 1149 W. Armitage in Lincoln Park just came on the market. Built in 1997, this is a 4-unit townhouse complex, each with attached 1-car garages. This particular unit is the front townhouse which faces Armitage and has 3 exposures. It’s 4 stories and has 3 outdoor spaces including a roof deck. […]

Get a 3-Bedroom Condo in the Heart of Roscoe Village for Under $640,000: 2152 W. Roscoe

This 3-bedroom top floor condo at 2152 W. Roscoe in Roscoe Village just came on the market. It has tall ceilings with crown molding and a south facing balcony off the living and dining room. The kitchen has cherry cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. There is a master suite with a private […]

Looking for the Concrete Modern Look in River North? A 2/2 at 630 N. Franklin

This 2-bedroom at 630 N. Franklin in River North came on the market in December 2016. Built in 2005, it has 165 units. It was built with exposed concrete ceilings and walls as part of the aesthetic. This unit has 10 foot concrete ceilings and some exposed concrete walls along with wood floors in the living […]

Love the All Concrete Look? A 2/2 in 235 W. Van Buren in the Loop

This 2-bedroom on the 22nd floor at 235 W. Van Buren in the Loop just came on the market. Built in 2009 just as the housing bust was hitting, this is an enormous building with 714 units and a parking garage. This unit has exposed concrete walls and a 10 foot ceiling. The kitchen is open […]