Archive for March, 2017

A Fan of Vintage Molding and Sunrooms? A 2-Bedroom at 4109 N. Greenview in Graceland West

This 2-bedroom top floor vintage unit at 4109 N. Greenview in the Graceland West neighborhood of Lakeview just came on the market. The building was constructed in 1901 and has 6 units. This unit still has many of its vintage features intact, including vintage wood moldings (unpainted!), a built-in hutch in the dining room and […]

Looking For Move-In Ready? A Big 1-Bedroom at 57 E. Delaware in the Gold Coast

This large 1-bedroom in The Bristol at 57 E. Delaware in the Gold Coast recently came on the market. The Bristol was built in 2000 and has 178 units along with a parking garage. It’s a full service building with an indoor pool and was considered one of the top luxury buildings when it was […]

Not Rich But Want to Live in Streeterville? A 2-Bedroom Under $300K at 222 E. Pearson

This 2-bedroom in Pearson on the Park at 222 E. Pearson in Streeterville recently came on the market. This building was originally apartments but was converted to condos in 2005. It has 220 units with valet parking. This unit is a corner, north and west, unit with the original conversion finishes. It has dark wood […]

Want to Walk to Work in the West Loop? A 2-Bedroom for $695,000 at 845 W. Monroe

This 2-bedroom at 845 W. Monroe in the West Loop came on the market in January 2017. This complex was built in 2001 and has 42 units. These were built with “loft-like” features, including exposed duct work, because that’s what was being converted and bought at the time these were built. It has two outdoor […]

65% Appreciation in 27 Months in the West Loop: A 2-Bedroom Loft at 400 S. Green

This 2-bedroom duplex loft in the Green Street Lofts at 400 S. Green in the West Loop just came on the market. It’s a top floor penthouse with 20 foot high timber ceilings. It also has exposed brick walls and large industrial windows. The listing says it is a “newly remodeled kitchen” with a double oven, […]

Market Conditions: Was Tight Inventory the Reason Sales Fell 4% in February YOY?

The Illinois Association of Realtors is out with the February 2017 home sales. Tight inventory has been an issue at price points under $1 million. According to the IAR, home sales fell year over year even with the best winter weather ever. The city of Chicago saw a 4.0 percent year-over-year home sales decrease in […]

A 120% Gain in 3 Years in the Fulton Market? A 2-Bedroom Loft at 1101 W. Lake

This 2-bedroom loft at 1101 W. Lake in the Fulton Market just came on the market. It is a 9-unit brick and timber loft building with heated garage parking. Yes, the El is across the street from the building. This is a southwest corner unit. It has 14-foot timber ceilings and exposed ductwork with dark stained oak flooring. […]

This Lincoln Park Single Family Home is Priced at Just $500,000: 2700 N. Wilton

This 2-bedroom single family home at 2700 N. Wilton in Lincoln Park came on the market in August 2016. But if it looks familiar, that’s because we’ve chattered about it several times. The last time was in November 2009. You can see our chatter here. It was bank owned in 2007 and sold in 2008. […]

Should We Be Worried About the Rising Million Dollar Home Inventory? 2820 N. Paulina in Lakeview

This 5-bedroom contemporary single family home at 2820 N. Paulina in Lakeview came on the market in November 2016. But for those long time readers, they would remember this house because we’ve chattered about it several times before, including in 2013 when it was bank owned. See the 2013 chatter here. This was a new […]

Just How Hot is the Market Under $400K? A 2-Bedroom at 2729 N. Racine in Lincoln Park

This 2-bedroom at 2729 N. Racine in Lincoln Park just came on the market. But we’ve chattered about it twice before: in 2011 (when it didn’t sell) and again in 2015 (when it did finally sell). See our February 2015 chatter here. If you recall, this is a 2-unit building where the units share only […]