Archive for November, 2017

Market Conditions: October Sales Were Flat YOY as Inventory Remains Low

The Illinois Association of Realtors is out with the October sales data. It was actually a ho-hum month, not hot but not cold. The city of Chicago saw year-over-year home sales hold steady in October 2017 with 2,047 sales, compared to 2,046 in October 2016. The median price of a home in the city of […]

We Love Renovated Brick and Timber Lofts: 411 S. Sangamon in the West Loop

This 2-bedroom in the Sangamon Lofts at 411 S. Sangamon in the West Loop came on the market in October 2017. This is a 1800 square foot authentic loft with timber ceilings and beams along with exposed brick and hardwood floors. The listing says it was “gutted to the studs.” The kitchen has dark cabinets […]

Will the Hot Luxury Market Finally Help Sell the Claude Seymour House? 817 W. Hutchinson in Buena Park

This 6-bedroom historic mansion at 817 W. Hutchinson in the Buena Park neighborhood of Uptown just came on the market. If it looks familiar, that’s because we’ve chattered about it several times since 2012. See our October 2012 chatter here. The Claude Seymour House is one of the many historic mansions that line Hutchinson on this […]

A Vintage Row House With a Rare In-Law Unit: 121 W. Delaware Place in the Gold Coast

This 4-bedroom vintage row house at 121 W. Delaware in the Gold Coast came on the market in September 2017. Built in 1881, it is on a 21×52 lot. The row house has many vintage features including 11’5″ ceilings on the first floor, hardwood floors, 4 fireplaces, including in the living room and the dining room, crown moldings, […]

Are the Views Better on the South Side? 1201 S. Prairie in Museum Park

This 2-bedroom in The Grant at 1201 S. Prairie in the Museum Park neighborhood of the South Loop came on the market in September 2017. Built in 2008, The Grant has 298 units and is a full amenity building with an indoor pool, gym and parking garage. Some of you may recall that this building was […]

Is There Value in Older Condo Buildings? A 3-Bedroom at 55 W. Delaware in the Gold Coast

This 3-bedroom in the Park Newberry at 55 W. Delaware in the Gold Coast came onto the market in September 2017. This building was constructed in 1998 and has 182 units and a garage. It’s a full service building with a doorman and an exercise room. This is a southeast corner unit with wide plank […]

Dreaming of a Rooftop Deck With a Waterfall and Fire Pits? 837 W. Newport in Lakeview

This top floor 2-bedroom at 837 W. Newport in Lakeview came on the market in May 2017. This 3-unit building was a 2007-2008 gut rehab of a vintage building. It has luxury finishes including dark stained hardwood floors and wainscoting. The kitchen has 42″ dark stained cabinets, stainless steel Viking appliances and granite counter tops. […]

9 Months on the Market for this Lincoln Park 2-Bedroom: 1300 W. Altgeld

This 2-bedroom in Altgeld Court at 1300 W. Altgeld in Lincoln Park first came on the market in March 2017. Converted into condos in 1991, it has 44 units and gated, outdoor parking. This building is kind of a hybrid loft/condo mix. The unit has high, industrial style ceilings with floor to ceiling windows, and some exposed […]

A Rare 4-Bedroom Condo in the Heart of the Gold Coast: 1411 N. State Parkway

This 4-bedroom at 1411 N. State Parkway in the Gold Coast came on the market in March 2017. This 13 unit vintage mid-rise building is unique in the Gold Coast because it has an elevator. This unit has a formal entry way, built-ins, crown molding and a wood burning fireplace. There’s a gallery hallway. The kitchen is […]

A Renovated Vintage 3-Bedroom With Park and Lake Views: 399 W. Fullerton in Lincoln Park

This 3-bedroom at 399 W. Fullerton Parkway in Lincoln Park came on the market in February 2017. This building was constructed in 1927 and has just 32 units along with valet parking. The listing says this 3-bedroom has been renovated. It has herringbone hardwood floors in all the living and bedroom spaces. There are vintage […]