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

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 granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar.

There’s a wood burning fireplace and exposed brick walls in the bedrooms.

The unit also has a private rooftop deck, which the listing says has interior access from the unit.

It has all the features buyers look for including central air, washer/dryer in the unit and garage parking is included.

Wicker Park is one of the hottest neighborhoods and this is priced under $500,000.

Will this go under contract within days?

Kelly Parker at @Properties has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #P: 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, duplex up, no square footage listed

  • Sold in October 2001 for $375,000
  • Sold in May 2005 for $455,000
  • Sold in May 2012 for $398,500
  • Currently listed for $465,000
  • Assessments of $312 a month (includes exterior maintenance, scavenger)
  • Taxes of $8194
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Garage parking space included
  • Bedroom #1: 19×11 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #2: 15×11 (second floor)
  • Deck: 18×13 (third floor)

 

 

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

  1. Sold in May 2005 for $455,000+
    Currently listed for $465,000+
    one of the hottest neighborhoods=

    must be priced for a bidding war. Since we’re past peak, and May-05 was ~8% below peak, indicating a peak value around $490.

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  2. JAN TERRI WOULD PAY $599,999 AND NOT ONE DOLLAR LESS LOLZ!!!!
    WICKER PARK HIPSTERS LOVE OLD STYLE!!!
    GO CUBBIES!!!!

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  3. The price is probably right, but it’s just so far west.

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  4. Yeah its basically in Iowa

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  5. “its basically in Iowa”

    Feel more like Nebraska to me.

    It is the dreaded half mile from the Blue Line (either North or Division), which means that most CC’ers would be car dependent in this location.

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  6. Yeah I mean a Walk Score of 95 is pretty pathetic IMO

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  7. The closest Blue Line stop is Damen, about two block west.

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  8. “The closest Blue Line stop is Damen, about two block west.”

    OK, so I’ll walk two blocks west from Paulina (*after* walking a half block north), and that gets me to … what? Wolcott? Leaving me a block and a half from the station. Having already walked 2 and half blocks. Door to door, it’s 4 almost bang on 4 blocks, or 0.5 miles.

    Also: that’s a long term running theme here at CribChatter–half a mile is usually too far to walk to get to the train, because it takes 20 minutes.

    “a Walk Score of 95”

    Oh, it’s a great location for a work from home sort. Neighborhood is awesome. But CC has determined that half a mile is too far from the train.

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  9. As someone who has made past comments on train proximity here and always factors that into the equation, I think half a mile is fine and no way does it take even close to 20 mins. Any longer sucks, at least in winter.

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  10. Meh. I don’t care for this neighborhood. I like that it’s near an expressway entrance though, which makes it far more appealing than other far flung areas of the city like North Center and Lincoln Square.

    Also, if taking public transportation, it would annoy me to have to walk west to get to the stop, when my final destination was south east.

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  11. “I think half a mile is fine and no way does it take even close to 20 mins.”

    Over the years, there have been multiple CC posters who asserted that half a mile is a ~20 minute walk. And one who claimed to be able to walk a mile and a half in under 15.

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  12. ” it would annoy me to have to walk west to get to the stop, when my final destination was south east”

    Division stop is only a few dozen yards further away from this address.

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  13. “And one who claimed to be able to walk a mile and a half in under 15.”

    probably this guy lol
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P94vvPq0nfk

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  14. I previously asserted that my mile walk to the Rogers Park Metra is 15 mins. I would think most people could tackle a 1/2 mile in under 10 mins at the pace most locals walk downtown.

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  15. This WILL sell close or above ask.

    It needs some updating – that stairwell is gross. Oddly enough, i’d rather be more WEST in this neighborhood – away from the highway, but this is a good deal.

    If I had a 500k budget and was looking to buy in wicker, bucktown/logan, this would be ideal.

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