I know some of you wanted to chatter about Bowmanville, but the level of activity there doesn’t come close to what is happening in East Humboldt Park.
By “East Humboldt Park”, I’m talking about the area that is west of Western Avenue- all the way west to Humboldt Boulevard.
It is north of Division and south of Armitage.
Yes- I am making up these boundaries. They are NOT official realtor boundaries. Some of it is “officially” in West Town and some of it is Logan Square.
But there are a bunch of foreclosures being bought and renovated and/or houses are being torn down and new construction homes are being built in the $350,000 to $600,000 price range.
Consider the 4-bedroom home that has been renovated at 1512 N. Talman in West Town. This is just east of Humboldt Park.
It was formerly a bank owned 2-flat.
The interior has been completely gutted and it has a new kitchen with ebony shaker cabinets, granite counter tops, a full backsplash and stainless steel appliances.
3 out of the 4 bedrooms are on the second floor. The fourth is on the main floor along with the laundry room.
There’s no basement but there is a 2-car garage on a 25×124 lot.
The 2600 square foot house came on the market in November listed at $399,000.
How many of you are thinking about forgoing the condo for that starter home in East Humboldt Park in 2013 instead?
Karen Biazar at North Clybourn Group has the listing. See the pictures here.
You can also still see pictures of it as a bank owned 2-flat here.
1512 N. Talman: 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2600 square feet, 2 car garage
- Sold in December 1998 for $165,000
- Sold in June 2005 for $355,000
- Lis pendens foreclosure filed in January 2011
- Bank owned in December 2011
- Sold in March 2012 for $88,500
- Renovated and relisted in November 2012 for $399,000
- Currently still listed at $399,000
- Taxes of $4767
- Central Air
- Bedroom #1: 18×14 (second floor)
- Bedroom #2: 15×12 (second floor)
- Bedroom #3: 13×11 (second floor)
- Bedroom #4: 12×8 (main floor)