Archive for June, 2017

Market Conditions: Is Chicago’s Condo Market in a “Frenzy”?

Anyone who has been trying to buy a condo in the GreenZone this year under $600,000 has stories of how hot the market is. Crain’s is reporting that condo market times fell to just 52 days in May, the lowest market time since January 2007. Chicago condos have been selling so fast this year that agent Sherri […]

Are You Obsessed With High Rise Terraces? A 2-Bedroom at 60 E. Monroe in the Loop

This 2-bedroom in The Legacy at 60 E. Monroe across from Millennium Park in the Loop recently came on the market. At 1428 square feet, it is a corner unit with 10 foot windows in the master bedroom. There’s also a unique 10×5 additional space which could be used as a home office or an […]

Get a 2-Bedroom Townhouse for Under $500,000 in River North: 917 N. Kingsbury

This 2-bedroom townhouse in River Village at 917 N. Kingsbury in River North recently came on the market. This complex has 119 townhomes and was built in 2004. The first floor has 10 foot ceilings, cherry hardwood floors and a stone fireplace. The kitchen has dark cabinets, granite counter tops and “brand new” stainless steel […]

Love Private Terraces and Rooftop Decks? A Lakeview Penthouse at 545 W. Aldine

This 2-bedroom penthouse at 545 W. Aldine in East Lakeview recently came on the market. It’s a true penthouse in this 30-unit elevator building. According to the listing, this unit was a 3-bedroom but a wall was removed for the third bedroom to make a larger living room. It has a big terrace that stretches […]

The $2.2 Million New Construction East Lakeview Condo: 434 W. Melrose

This 4-bedroom new construction condo in Melrose at the Lake at 434 W. Melrose in East Lakeview recently came on the market. This is a completely new building with 17 luxury units and a parking garage. 5 years ago, it was apparently going to be luxury apartments but it’s now going to be condos instead. […]

Get a Wrap Around Terrace with 360 Degree City Views: 200 W. Grand in River North

This 4-bedroom penthouse at 200 W. Grand in River North recently came on the market. The listing says it is a full floor unit, on the 24th floor, and was originally raw space before having a custom build out. It’s worth noting that it’s not actually on the top floor as unit #2602 is currently […]

$129,000 Gain in 11 Months in the Loop? A 2-Bedroom Loft at 20 N. State

This 2-bedroom loft in 20 N. State in the Loop just came on the market. If it looks familiar, that’s because it was on the market last year and sold in July. The listing calls it a “Zen designer condo.” This loft originally had concrete ceilings but a wooden drop ceiling was added. There are […]

A Rare Vintage 3-Bedroom in the Heart of River North: 55 W. Erie

This top floor vintage 3-bedrom at 55 W. Erie in River North just came on the market.. This building was constructed in 1884 and has 9 units. It’s one of the few vintage condo buildings that remains standing in the River North neighborhood. This unit has north and south exposures along with high ceiling. There’s exposed […]

Market Conditions: Is the Day of Reckoning Coming for Luxury Downtown Apartments?

Anyone in Chicago can see the cranes. They are everywhere. Downtown, Hyde Park, Bucktown, Logan Square, Lincoln Park, and Lakeview. Chicago has more construction cranes (over 40) than ANY other city in America. Most of the buildings going up are luxury apartment towers. Crain’s says 2,000 of these apartments will be completed this summer in the […]

Love Mid-Century Modern? A 3-Bedroom Townhouse at 400 W. Surf in Lakeview

This mid-century modern townhouse at 400 W. Surf in East Lakeview just came on the market. Built in 1953, there are 18 units in this complex on the corner of Sheridan and Surf. We’ve chattered about this complex before.  The pictures above and below are of some of the townhouses on the Sheridan side, but […]