You Can Still Get a 2/2 in Lakeview for Under $350,000: 3133 N. Lakewood

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This 2-bedroom loft in 3133 N. Lakewood in Lakeview just came on the market.

This building was converted into condos in 2008-2009.

It has 25 units with bike storage, an elevator and some have garage parking.

It’s a loft-like building as it has exposed brick and air ducts but the ceilings are finished with drywall.

This unit has cherry floors and a Belmont north-facing balcony.

The kitchen has cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances and honed granite counter tops.

The master bathroom has all marble finishes along with a dual vanity.

The loft has the finishes buyers look for including central air and washer/dryer in the unit but this is one of the units in the building that doesn’t have a parking space.

Who has a car anymore anyway?

Belmont is filled with restaurants and shops and the huge Lakeview Whole Foods is just a few blocks to the west.

Listed at just $330,000, is this a good starter 2-bedroom Lakeview condo?

William Goldberg at Related Realty has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #2G: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, no square footage listed

  • Sold in October 2009 for $310,000
  • Sold in April 2015 for $303,500
  • Currently listed for $330,000
  • Assessments of $214 a month (includes exterior maintenance and scavenger)
  • Taxes of $4466
  • Central Air
  • Washer/dryer in the unit
  • No parking included- listing says “easy street parking”
  • Bedroom #1: 13×10
  • Bedroom #2: 8×11
  • Kitchen: 9×12
  • Living room: 16×12

12 Responses to “You Can Still Get a 2/2 in Lakeview for Under $350,000: 3133 N. Lakewood”

  1. Link – https://www.redfin.com/IL/Chicago/3133-N-Lakewood-Ave-60657/unit-2G/home/39562734

    Not sure what the attraction of buying this place would be. The rubbermaid containers on the partial wall is a classy touch and there is no way that chair is in the bedroom other than for staging pictures.

    Should be a rental

    “Who has a car anymore anyway?” – Most adults? People that aren’t over extended with their mortgage? Lots of people?

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  2. As of 2016, 72.5% of Chicago households had a car per governing.com. Lack of parking would be a problem for most potential buyers, it’s silly to pretend otherwise. But, luckily, the stellar view of Great American Bagel mitigates the lack of parking issue for most people.

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  3. Always beware “easy street parking”.
    Trustworthy real-a-tor for sure.
    Good view of the strip mall a bonus!

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  4. NO POST? NO TRAFFIC. BYE.

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  5. “Who has a car anymore anyway?”

    you sound like the snobby city idiots on SSP

    like Sid V said, lots of people have cars and of those 28% that don’t have them I would imagine that if they were wealthier they would love to have one. Its an insanely expensive ordeal to own a vehicle in the city

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  6. I got a question though, what train line was lakewood ave built over?

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  7. “what train line was lakewood ave built over?”

    It’s Chicago; do you seriously have to ask?

    The Lakewood Branch:

    http://www.mannresearch.com/lakewood/

    It continued north to where Wrigley is, and then to the east of Graceland Cemetery, and then on to the right of way that the Red Line now occupies.

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  8. “no way that chair is in the bedroom other than for staging pictures”

    And to climb on to get the tubs down!

    You really think that they moved a chair in for staging, and didn’t bother to remove the crap that screams “this place is really small”?

    Would be much better as a one bed, with the 2d bed split b/t making the remaining bedroom workable, and adding to the living space.

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  9. I can afford a car. I also have a private parking spot available. But I chose not to have one because it’s a complete waste of my resources when I can just take the train, bus, or a Lyft.

    It’s true most people have (or want) a car but there are some people who choose not to have one and a property that doesn’t offer a parking space isn’t such a big deal for those people.

    That said, the interior of this property is too small for me but you’re really paying for the location anyway.

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  10. You really think that they moved a chair in for staging, and didn’t bother to remove the crap that screams “this place is really small”?

    Yes, were not dealing with Rocket Scientists here

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  11. This looks renter occupied to me – – the rubber maid tubs being the primary clue.

    Also, another example of no room for dining! It is also abundantly clear that there is barely room to move around the furniture let alone store your stuff.

    The last thing I want to do is look out my window at a strip center.

    I did live for five years without a car – – it truly is no big deal in a transit rich area. Especially if your unit is like this – – you obviously don’t have kids if you live in a unit like this.

    This place makes me sad. Seller priced this one so as not to come out of pocket on transaction costs after two years of occupying the premises and nothing else.

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  12. “Its an insanely expensive ordeal to own a vehicle in the city”

    …That totally depends on situation and usage. If you live in a area with single family homes, with adequate parking, the only additional city expense is the city sticker.

    However, if you drive to anywhere around the loop, parking will get insanely expensive. If you drive to almost any green zone location you’ll receive insanely expensive parking tickets because free legal parking is rare. Parking meter usage will get insanely expensive and you’ll still receive insanely expensive parking tickets because sh*t happens. Use Uber.

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