Back to the 2000 Price for this Wrigleyville 2-Bedroom Townhouse? 1130 W. Cornelia

This 2-bedroom townhouse at 1130 W. Cornelia in the Wrigleyville neighborhood of Lakeview is on the market as a short sale.

The listing calls this a townhouse. I guess that’s because it has it’s own entrance into the courtyard.

It has a 2-story living room with an open kitchen that has maple cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances.

The master bedroom is on the second floor and has a massive skylight but it’s also, apparently, open to the living room below (see the comments by the Redfin agent if you are registered on Redfin.)

The second bedroom is on the second floor behind the master bedroom but it apparently doesn’t have any windows (also see the Redfin agent’s comments.)

There is a bonus den on the main level.

It has central air and a parking space.

Listed in April 2012, it has been reduced $50,000 to $325,000.

That is just $16,000 above the 2000 purchase price.

How low will this go?

Joe Green at Keller Williams has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #G: 2 bedrooms, den, 2 baths, 1500 square feet, townhouse

  • Sold in June 1989 for $182,500
  • Sold in July 1993 for $197,500
  • Sold in April 1997 for $214,500
  • Sold in May 2000 for $309,000
  • Sold in April 2005 for $410,000
  • Lis pendens foreclosure filed in January 2012
  • Originally listed in April 2012 for $375,000
  • Reduced
  • Currently listed as a “short sale” for $325,000 (parking included)
  • Assessments of $257 a month
  • Taxes of $4756
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Bedroom #1: 17×11 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #2: 17×10 (second floor)
  • Den: 15×10 (main)

 

15 Responses to “Back to the 2000 Price for this Wrigleyville 2-Bedroom Townhouse? 1130 W. Cornelia”

  1. I’d rather have a bedroom that isn’t official per Chicago code with no windows than a bedroom that officially meets Chicago code by having non-full height walls.

    Because non-full height walls = not a real bedroom, despite what Chicago code says. If people can hear you snore and fvck, and if you can hear them watch TV in the morn and hear breakfast cooking and smell the bacon grease, it’s less private than a dorm room. And less functional too.

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  2. With turnover like that it should have just been a rental. I have to admit that the April 2005 purchase was pretty awful.

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  3. the no windows don’t bother me that much. This is perfect for a couple, especially one that works from home and maybe needs the den/office space. Wall up the master if you want some privacy.

    I think the price is right for the neighborhood and am a bit suprised it hasn’t moved.

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  4. It looks like an office building from the outside, and I wouldn’t want to have a parking lot right next to my home. Plus I agree with others about the master bedroom.

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  5. Starter home fail. Having said that, it is a good location and if the price goes down about $50K, I suspect they will get a buyer who really wants to live near Wrigley.

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  6. On hot sunny days I find that I need to pull the sun shade over the glass sunroof in my car. The glare and greenhouse effect can be quite a challenge. SInce I’ve never had a skylight (much less a 30 foot long one) in my home I’m looking for opinions. Does anyone think that this one would present a challenge on warm sunny summer days. Is there a practical way of shading an opening this big?

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  7. ” SInce I’ve never had a skylight (much less a 30 foot long one) in my home I’m looking for opinions. Does anyone think that this one would present a challenge on warm sunny summer days. Is there a practical way of shading an opening this big?”

    I have skylights throughout my house – each one was a motorized sunscreen/shade which blocks out the sun on the hottest days. You can also get manual ones, but I think those are more cumbersome and ugly.

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  8. if it wasnt for being that close to clark ave i dont think the short sale price is that bad. i actually like the place.

    now the question is there a rooftop deck and is it communal to the complex? you know skylight thing

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  9. I’ve got a skylight in my kitchen without a shade and it’s absolutely as bad as you’d imagine. Walking into its’ sunbeam path is a lot like being a bug under a magnifying glass in the sun. Even the dog won’t get near that patch of kitchen floor.

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  10. ” …a magnifying glass in the sun. Even the dog won’t get near that patch of kitchen floor”

    On winter days I often come home to find my dog sleeping in the sun beaming in from the windows. Even with that fur coat he likes the heat. In the summer he is often laying on the tile floors in the bathroom. My two year old likes to lure him into the shower and then to close the glass door behind him. It drives him crazy but he always comes back for more.

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  11. My GC said based upon his 30 years of experience he believes that every skylight eventually leaks. I have a sky light and it leaked.

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  12. I don’t wonder if this wasn’t a commercial garage at some point, and the second floor is the old office. There are concrete bumpers at the sides of the first floor window bay that make me think yes.

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  13. This seems like it’d best serve as a fat ass bachelor pad… perhaps one of the single Cubs would find its proximity to the ballpark and Wrigleyville nightlife attractive.

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  14. Moose- look at the street view of this place. The other side of the building has the same auto bumpers on a large opening. On that side they did not even bother to update the old garage door look.

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  15. “Moose- look at the street view of this place. The other side of the building has the same auto bumpers on a large opening. On that side they did not even bother to update the old garage door look.”

    Wow, I hope that is an old street view!! Boarded up ex-garage door?!?

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