Archive for August, 2017

Selling a 2/2 Loft Just 14 Months Later in the West Loop: 701 W. Jackson Boulevard

This 2-bedroom authentic loft in 701 W. Jackson Boulevard in the West Loop recently came on the market. The building is on the corner of Jackson and Des Plaines and has 46 units and outdoor parking. It was converted into lofts in 1997. This is a southeast corner loft on the second floor with tree […]

A Loft Lover’s Dream For Under $400K in Logan Square? 2650 W. Belden

This 2-bedroom loft in the Brauhaus Lofts at 2650 W. Belden in Logan Square came on the market in mid-August 2017. The building was constructed in 1920 and has 48 units. At 1700 square feet, it has the features that loft lovers dream about including 15 foot ceilings with timber beams and exposed brick along […]

A 3-Bedroom Duplex Loft Penthouse With a Private Terrace in the West Loop: 850 W. Adams

This 3-bedroom duplex penthouse brick and concrete loft at 850 W. Adams in the West Loop came on the market in June 2017. Located across from the popular Mary Bartelme Park, this industrial building has 35 units and was converted into lofts in 1998. This duplex unit has 2700 square feet, including 1,000 square feet […]

Loft Week: Do Loft Buyers Care About Busy Streets? 550 N. Kingsbury in River North

It’s time to do loft week on Crib Chatter. This 1000 square foot 1-bedroom loft in the River Bank Lofts at 550 N. Kingsbury in River North  just came on the market. The River Bank Lofts has 138 units with hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, and timber ceilings. The west side of the building has […]

Market Conditions: Chicago July Home Sales Fall 5.7% While Median Price Continues to Rise

The Illinois Association of Realtors is out with the July sales numbers. It’s more of the same. Low inventory and high prices appear to depressing housing sales. The city of Chicago saw a 5.7 percent year-over-year home sales decline in July 2017 with 2,621 sales, down from 2,780 in July 2016. The median price of […]

Is Southport Still Hot? A 2/2 Under $450,000 at 1433 W. Addison

This 2-bedroom at 1433 W. Addison in the Southport neighborhood of Lakeview just came on the market. It’s on the second floor of these vintage buildings on the corner of Addison and Janssen that was converted into condos at the height of the housing bubble in 2006. There are 19 units in the building. It […]

Vintage Beauty Has a Modern Renovation: 1320 N. State Parkway in the Gold Coast

This 2-bedroom at 1320 N. State Parkway in the Gold Coast most recently came on the market in July 2017 but has been on, and off, the market since 2005. The building was designed by Eifler & Associates in 1927 and has 40 units with a doorman but no parking. This unit has the vintage […]

A 2-Bedroom Duplex Up in Hot Wicker Park for Under $500,000: 1532 N. Paulina

This 2-bedroom duplex up at 1532 N. Paulina in Wicker Park just came on the market. It is a 16-unit building with garage parking. This unit has the preferred layout of he living room, dining room and kitchen on the main level with the 2 bedrooms on the second floor. The kitchen has white cabinets, black […]

It’s Back! An East Lakeview 4-Bedroom Duplex Up at 2948 N. Pine Grove

This 4-bedroom duplex up at 2948 N. Pine Grove in East Lakeview was listed in May 2017. Many of you may remember it from the bust years as we chattered about it several times including in 2013. Back then, it had been on and off the market from August 2009 until 2011 and had reduced […]

When the Old Is Made New Again: A Streeterville 1960s 2-Bedroom at 201 E. Chestnut

This renovated 2-bedroom at 201 E. Chestnut in Streeterville recently came on the market. The building was constructed in either 1961 or 1962, depending on which listing you look at, and has 120 units. One unique feature is the extra large recessed terraces. The terrace with this unit is 27×8 and is off both the […]