Affordable Bucktown? A 2-Bedroom at 2110 W. North Avenue for Under $300,000

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This 2-bedroom at 2110 W. North Avenue in Bucktown just came on the market.

This complex of 38 units in a cluster of midrises was built in 1910.

The listing says this unit has been “recently remodeled.”

It has crown molding and new light fixtures along with a fireplace.

The kitchen has dark wood cabinets, granite counter tops and white appliances.

There’s also a dining room and recessed balcony.

It has the features buyers look for including central air and a new bosch washer/dryer. There’s no parking but the complex is just a block away from the Damen blue line stop.

This unit is in the heart of all of Bucktown and Wicker Park’s shopping and restaurants.

At $299,000, is this a deal for the neighborhood?

Hunter Andre at Coldwell Banker has the listing. See the pictures and the floor plan here.

Unit #2N: 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1060 square feet

  • Sold in September 1994 for $89,500
  • Sold in November 1996 for $85,000
  • Currently listed for $299,000
  • Assessments of $253 a month (includes exterior maintenance, scavenger, snow removal)
  • Taxes of $3403
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • No parking
  • Bedroom #1: 14×12
  • Bedroom #2: 10×9
  • Dining room: 13×9

29 Responses to “Affordable Bucktown? A 2-Bedroom at 2110 W. North Avenue for Under $300,000”

  1. Isn’t this the heart of WICKER PARK?

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  2. 1060 sf? where’s the 260 sf room not shown??

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  3. Every realtard uses the trite language of “HOT (neighborhood) LOCATION!” or “Heart of (neighborhood it’s really in / more popular neighborhood it’s not in)!”

    I’m sure it’s the office assistant copying/pasting from other listings, but come on you’re not fooling anybody. At least I hope they aren’t.

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  4. anonwhomovedaway on December 2nd, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Surprised at how nice it is. Assumed pics would present need for total guy job.

    I could live there as is.

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  5. anonwhomovedaway on December 2nd, 2016 at 9:35 am

    GUT JOB not guy job.

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  6. I’ll give the realtor a little credit, they’ve at least put forth some effort with photo shopping

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  7. I don’t recall a 2/1 on CC that I like better than this one.

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  8. Only thing it doesn’t have is a parking space

    1N sold a month ago for 245k (listing looks way worse) and its on the side street vs this one in the back of the courtyard

    https://www.redfin.com/IL/Chicago/2118-West-North-Ave-60647/unit-1N/home/13355008

    so yeah, probably 275 or so and its sold

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  9. Listing: “This condo was recently remodeled throughout”
    clearly that bathroom hasn’t been updated for quite some time. if it has been, they chose poorly.

    also, why spend the money on a new Bosch washer and dryer and neglect the appliances in the kitchen. just seems a little odd.

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  10. “also, why spend the money on a new Bosch washer and dryer and neglect the appliances in the kitchen. just seems a little odd.”

    because you save money wherever you can?

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  11. “because you save money wherever you can?”

    i guess that was my point. this place doesn’t need a Bosch washer and dryer. they could have easy saved half the amount on a decent w/d.

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  12. ” this place doesn’t need a Bosch washer and dryer. ”

    missed the brand part.

    How about this: all the appliances are in good working order except the washer and dryer, which need to be replaced. You happen to know someone or have a one time opportunity to get a Bosch for the same price as a a middle of the time W/D. Or maybe it was even “donated”.

    TL/DR: the Bosch was virtually free this one time.

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  13. That kitchen sucks. I am guessing they eat out a lot so that is why they neglected the usability and quality of the entire kitchen in their rehab.

    Otherwise, a great unit. My guess is $270K is the closing price.

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  14. You can do better. You could be in essentially the same neighborhood with another bath and a garage parking spot and closer to the Bloomingdale trail for $10K less. Hideous backsplash and oddball 2nd bedroom configuration aside. You are also not on North Avenue and you get a sweet communal roofdeck:

    https://www.redfin.com/IL/Chicago/1670-N-Claremont-Ave-60647/unit-303/home/12772158

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  15. Liz I’m sure there are lots of opportunities to do better when the place costs almost 100k more…

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  16. D’Oh!!!!

    Sonies, I need new glasses. I read $289K and thought “What a steal!” but at $389K the general soul-lessness and low quality aspect as well as the absurd floor plan, make it not such a slam dunk.

    Thanks for pointing out my glaring error!

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  17. Unit is nicer than I thought it would be, except the kitchen, which is just as bad as I thought.

    I’ve always hated this building for some reason. No idea why. Possibly because it seems out of place?

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  18. Are people scared to use the Bloomingdale trail west of Western Ave.? You’re a sitting duck up there to get held up and robbed.

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  19. I’d move to another state before I paid more than 200K for this little museum of cut corners.

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  20. Helmethofer is right, yet you dweebs think his statement is politically incorrect so you down vote it. At the same time I do not see many people use the Bloomingdale west of Western Avenue. For obvious reasons- the neighborhood on the western edge of the Bloomingdale train are not safe.

    So is this the world you choose to live in? A world in which facts and reasoning is out the window if your precious feelings are not in alignment? I guess so.

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  21. Are people scared to use the Bloomingdale trail west of Western Ave.? You’re a sitting duck up there to get held up and robbed.

    New homes are going for $800,000 to $1 million west of western so I would say the answer is “no.” Anything near the 606 is hot, hot, hot.

    They are going to extend it east under the highway and to the Chicago River and connect it all the way to the lakefront. Or- apparently- that’s the plan.

    If the economy stays hot and tons of money is thrown around for infrastructure, a lot of these things could actually get built before the next recession.

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  22. https://www.housingstudies.org/research-publications/publications/measuring-impact-606/

    Sabrina is right. Home prices are doing quite well on the western portion of the 606.

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  23. Yes it is true that houses built close to the Bloomingdale Trail are selling for top dollar. The Bloomingdale Trail ends at 3800 West. Even by 3800 West Bloomingdale and the neighborhood at Pulaski and Armitage the prices are going sky high. But that neighborhood is still a gang infested neighborhood. Just because houses are selling for 600K to 800K by Central Park and Armitage does not mean it offers good value. I would not want to live there when there are other more established (safe, good schools, good parks, etc.) neighborhoods.

    I saw a house for sale at about the 2500 block of North Hamlin. It was a smart house for like 700K. Now for 700K, you can live in a better neighborhood that is already established with safety, good schools, etc.

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  24. 700k for one of those smart tech homes? yikes…

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  25. “I saw a house for sale at about the 2500 block of North Hamlin.”

    What does that have to do with the Bloomingdale Trail?

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  26. anon (tfo) wondered what Nimesh’s comment about home on 2500 N Hamlin for $700K has to do with Bloomingdale Trail. If I read Nimesh’ correctly he is pointing out in his opinion purchasing a SFH on Hamlin (in a safe neighborhood w/good schools & parks) for $700K is a better value than paying $600-800K for SFH near Bloomingdale Trail close to Armitage & Central Park.

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  27. “purchasing a SFH on Hamlin (in a safe neighborhood w/good schools & parks)”

    Since when is Hamlin and Fullerton a safe neighborhood with good schools and parks? Neither Monroe nor Mozart is a “good” school (tho they are far from the worst) and Koz Park is ok, but that’s the only park there.

    Pretty sure he was saying that rather than buying in West Logan, you can take your $700k and buy in an actually established neighborhood.

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  28. For the love of God. Read and read my comment again. I was saying that for the price you would pay for living in “an up and coming neighborhood” or a “gentrifying” neighborhood, you can find a better deal in a more established neighborhood in which there are good schools, good neighborhood services and decent safety.

    The pocket of Chicago from Central Park- 3600 West to about Kostner- 4400 west and from Bloomingdale- 1800 North to about Belmont-3200 North has seen huge price increases.

    It is the latest area in the city to see huge uptick in prices because buyers are convinced that prices will continue to reach upwards.

    No one wants to mention the S word- that speculation has taken over the real estate market and buyers are chasing after upward price appreciation. Just like the last time around.

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  29. “No one wants to mention the S word- that speculation has taken over the real estate market and buyers are chasing after upward price appreciation. Just like the last time around.”

    This time around, the price appreciation is the result of record low mortgage rates. We’re a monthly payment nation. All the low rates did was make it more “affordable” as the prices rose.

    We don’t have this possibility going forward. It’s likely mortgage rates will rise in 2017, not fall.

    What happens to prices as rates rise and the monthly payment goes up?

    If we get wage inflation, which is possible given how tight the job market is, then the housing market will be okay. Because people will be taking home more and can swing the monthly payments.

    It’s all wait and see.

    But if the Republicans get 5% growth then wages should soar. And everything should work out alright.

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