The East Lakeview Vintage 2/2 For Just $315,000: 427 W. Aldine

This 2-bedroom in Cortina Court, the courtyard building at 427 N. Aldine in East Lakeview, just came on the market.

We’ve been chattering about a lot of $500,000+ vintage units recently, but what about one that’s listed at $315,000?

Built in 1926, this high first floor unit has a formal entry, crown molding and several built-ins including a hutch and book cases.

It also has a stone carved fireplace mantel.

The kitchen has been remodeled and has white cabinets, marble counter tops and stainless steel appliances.

However, this unit is missing some of the features of the more expensive units including central air, washer/dryer in the unit and parking, which is leased in the neighborhood.

The unit is listed $20,000 under the 2008 purchase price.

Is this an entry level property for vintage lovers in this neighborhood?

Michael Frank at Keller Williams Preferred has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #1N: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, no square footage

  • Sold in April 1988 for $124,000
  • Sold in August 2003 for $270,000
  • Sold in April 2008 for $335,000
  • Currently listed for $315,000
  • Assessment of $424 a month (includes heat and cable)
  • Taxes of $4517
  • No central air
  • No washer/dryer in the unit
  • No parking (rental available in the neighborhood)
  • Drapes excluded
  • Bedroom #1: 14×10
  • Bedroom #2: 14×10
  • Dining room: 17×13
  • Foyer: 9×8

Looking in South West Town? A 3-Bedroom SFH Listed Under $450K: 1617 W. Hubbard

This 3-bedroom contemporary style single family home at 1617 W. Hubbard in West Town has been on and off the market since May 2011.

Built in 2001, on a standard 25×125 lot, it has an interesting design with a rare 2-car garage in the front of the house.

It has 20-foot vaulted ceilings in the living space with an open concept floor plan on the main living level.

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

Two of the bedrooms are on the second floor with the third in the lower level along with the family room.

It has central air and a back deck.

The house has been under contract at least 3 times since it was first listed in 2011.

The price has also recently been increased by $10,000 to $449,000.

A lis pendens foreclosure was also filed a year ago, in April 2012.

What’s going on with this property?

Is it a deal at this location?

Richard DiVito at Koenig & Strey has the listing. See the pictures here.

1617 W. Hubbard: 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 car garage, no square footage listed

  • Sold in August 1998 for $30,000
  • Sold in May 2001 for $200,000 (new construction then)
  • Originally listed in May 2011 for $469,900
  • Reduced
  • Lis pendens foreclosure filed in April 2012
  • Was listed at $400,000 in October 2012
  • Has been under contract at least 3 times
  • Recently raised $10,000 to $449,000
  • Taxes of $9573
  • Central Air
  • Bedroom #1: 18×15 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #2: 15×11 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #3: 10×9 (lower level)
  • Family room: 16×12 (lower level)

 

The Vintage East Lakeview 3/3 With All The Bells And Whistles: 521 W. Roscoe

This 3-bedroom at 521 W. Roscoe in East Lakeview recently came on the market.

At 3,000 square feet, it has the large rooms which are the tell-tale signs that it’s a vintage unit.

It appears to be the top floor unit.

Built in 1925, it has crown molding and some built-in bookcases as well as 2 wood burning fireplaces, including one in the master bedroom.

The kitchen has German-made custom green cabinets by SieMatic from the Mick de Giulio collection. (Finally- someone said “no” to cherry and/or white.)

There are no pictures of the bathrooms all of which are ensuite.

The unit has features you rarely find in vintage units this close to the lake including central air, washer/dryer in the unit and one parking space.

It came on the market just $39,000 above its 2001 purchase price.

Is this a deal for the square footage?

Meredith Meserow at Koenig & Strey Real Living has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #3: 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3000 square feet

  • Sold in March 1988 for $287,500
  • Sold in July 2001 for $640,000
  • Currently listed for $679,000
  • Assessments of $780 a month (includes heat)
  • Taxes of $10451
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Parking space included
  • Bedroom #1: 20×12
  • Bedroom #2: 12×12
  • Bedroom #3: 15×10
  • Sunroom: 13×9

 

After 6 Years, And a Price Increase, This West Town 2/2 Tries Again: 2157 W. Division

We last chattered about this 2-bedroom at 2157 W. Division in West Town about a year ago, in May 2012.

See our prior chatter here.

If you remember, at that point, the unit seemed to be developer owned and had been on and off the market for 5 years.

The building is a 6-unit elevator building constructed in 2007.

Back then, it was listed at $474,800 and most of you thought it was overpriced for the location.

It was withdrawn from the market last May but returned this March and is now listed higher, at $499,800.

If you remember, the building was originally a Ranquist development which is known for its contemporary style.

It has 10 foot floor to ceiling windows with cedar accents.

The unit has upscale finishes including an Arclinea designed kitchen with white cabinets and SubZero, Gaggenau and Miele appliances.

The master bath has Ann Sacks tiles.

The unit has the other features that buyers look for including heated garage parking, washer/dryer in the unit and central air.

2012 was not so lucky for this unit. But with the hot market in 2013, will it finally find a buyer?

Danielle Dowell at Koenig & Strey Real Living now has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #301: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, no square footage listed

  • Still developer owned?
  • Originally listed in March 2007
  • Was listed in December 2011 for $519,800
  • Reduced several times
  • Was listed in May 2012 for $474,800
  • Withdrawn in May 2012
  • Re-listed in March 2013 for $499,800
  • Currently listed at $499,800
  • Assessments now $370 a month (they were $280 a month in May 2012)
  • Taxes still $8755
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Heated garage parking included
  • Bedroom #1: 12×14
  • Bedroom #2: 10×13

Will 2013 Be The Lucky Year For Sellers? A 2/2 At 1117 W. Armitage In Lincoln Park

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but a lot of properties that we’ve chattered about in the past several years or which have simply been on the market off and on are returning to the market to try again.

This 2-bedroom at 1117 W. Armitage in Lincoln Park is one of those. It was on and off the market in both 2010 and 2011. It just recently returned to the market.

It is an extra wide unit with 1520 square feet in an elevator building.

The unit has 9’6″ ceilings.

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

It also comes with a large 322 square foot private deck.

The unit has central air, washer/dryer in the unit and heated garage parking.

The last time it was listed, in August 2011, it was listed at $599,000.

It has come back on the market just $4,000 under that at $595,000.

Will this unit finally find a buyer in this hot market?

Jeanne Martini at Kinzie Real Estate Group has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #2W: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1520 square feet, 1 car parking

  • Sold in August 2001 for $540,000
  • First listed in 2010
  • Last listed in August 2011 for $599,000
  • Withdrawn
  • Currently listed for $595,000
  • Assessments of $338 a month
  • Taxes of $9335
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Bedroom #1: 15×15
  • Bedroom #2: 13×11

If They Build It, You Will Buy It: 1215-1217 W. School In Lakeview

Two units in this six unit new construction building at 1215-1217 W. School in the Southport neighborhood of Lakeview just came on the market (although the listing says it’s in East Lakeview).

They have only put the two middle units on the market so far.

They are:

  • 1215 W. School Unit #2: $489,900
  • 1217 W. School Unit #2: $499,900

They have the finishes that are normally found in this kind of north side new construction including extensive millwork and wainscoting.

The listing describes the kitchen as “gourmet” and it has Wolf and Subzero appliances.

The baths are marble and there are heated floors.

Has the $500,000 new 2/2 replaced a townhouse in this neighborhood?

Anna Coakley at Koenig & Strey Real Living is handling the sales. See more pictures here (although the interiors are of another project by the same developer.)

1217 W. School: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, no square footage listed

  • Currently listed at $499,900 (parking included)
  • Assessments are $110 a month
  • Taxes are “new”
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Bedroom #1: 13×13
  • Bedroom #2: 11×10

 

A Gold Coast 2/2 With “$300,000 in high end upgrades”: 1030 N. State Parkway

This 2-bedroom in Newberry Plaza at 1030 N. State Parkway in the heart of the Gold Coast restaurant district came on the market in October 2012.

It’s not your vanilla 2-bedroom unit.

The listing says it has $300,000 in high end upgrades.

The kitchen has custom cabinets, stone counter tops and some stainless steel appliances.

The bathrooms are stone and one has a double vanity.

The main living space appears to have some kind of stone floors.

There is a large walk-in closet with an in-unit washer/dryer.

The unit has central air and parking is leased in the building.

The listing says it has north, east and west exposures.

Newberry Plaza is a full amenity building with a pool and doorman.

The unit has been reduced $175,900 since October 2012 and is now listed at $674,000.

It that a deal for a property with these finishes and location?

Millie Bursac at Re/Max Premier Properties has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #52CD: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, no square footage listed

  • Sold in April 2002 for $442,000
  • Originally listed in October 2012 for $849,900
  • Reduced several times
  • Currently listed at $674,000
  • Assessments of $954 a month (includes heat, a/c, doorman, cable, pool)
  • Taxes of $6119
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Parking is leased in the building
  • Bedroom #1: 23×15
  • Bedroom #2: 23×15

 

 

Foreclosures Haven’t Gone Away: A 2/2 in River North at 200 W. Grand

Amidst all the excitement about the hot housing market, it’s easy to forget that foreclosures are still ongoing.

This 2-bedroom in Grand on Grand at 200 W. Grand in River North recently came on the market.

It is bank owned.

Built in 2005, it has 1250 square feet. According to the Redfin agent who left notes, it has north and east views.

There are hardwood floors throughout the main living areas.

The kitchen and baths appear to be intact.

The kitchen has granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances with dark mahogany cabinets.

The bathrooms also have granite counter tops and ceramic floors.

It has central air, washer/dryer hook-ups in the unit and parking is included.

The assessments aren’t listed so we don’t know what those would be.

It is listed $69,100 under the 2005 purchase price at $439,900.

Is that the going rate for a standard 2/2 in the neighborhood in 2013?

Daniel Keltner has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #2004: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1250 square feet

  • Sold in July 2005 for $509,000 (included one parking space)
  • Lis pendens foreclosure filed in April 2010
  • Bank owned in October 2012 (looks like it included two parking spaces?)
  • Currently listed at $439,900 (includes one parking space)
  • Assessment is ??? (it’s not listed)
  • Taxes of $3377
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer hook-ups in the unit
  • Bedroom #1: 14×12
  • Bedroom #2: 12×12

The $702,000 Lincoln Park 1-Bedroom: 2550 N. Lakeview

This 1-bedroom at 2550 N. Lakeview in Lincoln Park just came on the market.

This is a large one-bedroom with 1164 square feet (although the listing does say 74 square feet is outdoor space.)

The listing says it faces north.

It has oak floors in the main living areas.

The kitchen has modern cabinets with a large island with what appears to be granite counter tops. It has stainless steel Wolf appliances.

Parking is extra at $46,800.

We’ve been chattering about this building since it began closings on units last year.

There doesn’t appear to be that many units in the building on the market, however, the Chicago Tribune shows just 78 closings in the building, and some of those also include parking spaces. The building has 218 units.

If you include the parking, this unit is listed at $702,800.

Can this building command that price for a 1-bedroom?

Tere Proctor at ARC Residential has the listing. See the pictures here.

Unit #A3-6: 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, 1164 square feet

  • I couldn’t find a prior closing price but it’s hard to find that with new construction sometimes.
  • Currently listed at $656,000 (plus $46,800 for parking)
  • Assessments of $273 a month (includes heat, a/c, gas, doorman, cable, pool)
  • Taxes are “new”
  • Central Air
  • Washer/Dryer in the unit
  • Bedroom #1: 15×11

The 4-Bedroom Gut Rehab House in One of the Hottest Neighborhoods: 3440 N. Lawndale in Avondale

This 4-bedroom single family home at 3440 N. Lawndale in Avondale just came on the market.

Previously bank owned, it has now been gut rehabbed and “everything” is new.

The prior listing said the original house was built in 1895.

It’s on a standard 25×125 lot and has a 2 car garage.

It has wainscoting and crown molding on the first floor.

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

3 of the 4 bedrooms are on the second floor with the fourth on the main level.

The house now has a new deck off the second floor in the front of the house.

It also has skylights, a lower level family room and office, as well as central air.

It has come on the market at $499,000.

Is Avondale the new half a million dollar neighborhood?

Marek Predki has the listing.  See the pictures here.

3440 N. Lawndale: 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2500 square feet, 2 car garage

  • Sold in July 2004 for $195,000
  • Sold in July 2005 for $245,000
  • Lis pendens foreclosure filed in July 2009
  • Sold in September 2011 for $55,000
  • Currently listed for $499,000
  • Taxes of $4600
  • Central Air
  • Bedroom #1: 18×14 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #2: 10×12 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #3: 10×12 (second floor)
  • Bedroom #4: 11×9 (main floor)
  • Family room: 19×18 (lower level)
  • Office: 17×10 (lower level)