Posts in category "Neighborhood News"

Pilsen Homes: Strange Mix Of Housing Options In This Chicago Neighborhood

Pilsen Homes: Strange Mix Of Housing Options In This Chicago Neighborhood
This is the last of my posts on the real estate market in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. It’s certainly peculiar the way I have devoted so much virtual ink to this topic but I’m intrigued by the area – trying to change for so long, yet not changing all that much. Last time I focused on... Read more »

What We Really Know About How Chicago's Pilsen Neighborhood Is Changing

What We Really Know About How Chicago's Pilsen Neighborhood Is Changing
The last time I wrote about how Chicago’s Pilsen’s neighborhood is changing I focused on a lot of softer indicators of change. (That post, BTW, also generated a surprising amount of vitriol in the comments section from a few people who apparently don’t like things changing and decided to direct their anger at me.) At... Read more »

Chicago's Pilsen Neighborhood: Finally Poised To Take Off?

Chicago's Pilsen Neighborhood: Finally Poised To Take Off?
I lived just on the other side of the railroad tracks from Pilsen for about 10 years in University Village so I’ve had my eye on this Chicago neighborhood for some time as I drove through the neighborhood or actually stopped there to eat at some of my favorite restaurants or to stand in line... Read more »
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The Expansion Of Poverty, Wealth, And Real Estate Values In Chicago

The Expansion Of Poverty, Wealth, And Real Estate Values In Chicago
About 6 weeks ago Daniel Kay Hertz, an MPP student at the University of Chicago, posted some really interesting visual representations of the spread of poverty and wealth in Chicago: Watch Chicago’s Middle Class Vanish Before Your Eyes. I’ve been sitting on this topic ever since, trying to figure out what to do with it.... Read more »

Chicago's 4 Hottest Neighborhoods For Single Family Homes

Chicago's 4 Hottest Neighborhoods For Single Family Homes
As a follow up to last week’s post on the Chicago’s hottest condo neighborhoods I’m posting today on the 4 hottest single family home neighborhoods. I’m using the same basic methodology that I used last week except the transaction volume for single family homes is much lower than the transaction volume for condos. Therefore, it... Read more »

Chicago's Hottest Condo Neighborhoods

Chicago's Hottest Condo Neighborhoods
I finally got around to this long overdue post about Chicago’s hottest neighborhoods and then quickly realized what was obvious: the neighborhoods that look the hottest depend upon whether or not you are looking at condos or single family homes. So I decided to start by looking at Chicago’s condo market, which is actually easier... Read more »
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East Village Home Appreciates 30% In 4 Years

East Village Home Appreciates 30% In 4 Years
In the interest of full disclosure, yeah I live in Chicago’s East Village, so I’m a cheerleader for the neighborhood. I also keep a close eye on the real estate market here so when a transaction like 1703 W Huron comes along it gets my attention. Not only was this transaction at the upper end... Read more »

Rising Home Prices Help University Village Home Sellers Recover Losses

Rising Home Prices Help University Village Home Sellers Recover Losses
Having lived in University Village for 10 years and doing a fair amount of business there I tend to keep a close eye on its real estate market. It’s been fascinating to watch the recovery in home prices there, as with most parts of the city, over the last year or so. But it’s one... Read more »

Chicago's Invisible Wall That Million Dollar Homes Can't Seem To Penetrate - Yet

Chicago's Invisible Wall That Million Dollar Homes Can't Seem To Penetrate - Yet
It’s as if there is an invisible wall running through the middle of Chicago, along Western Avenue all the way south of Montrose. When buyers of million dollar homes specify their search criteria they will often specify that they want to stay east of Western Avenue – or if they specify Ukrainian Village, Bucktown, Wicker... Read more »
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1457 W Addison: $5 Million Home Is A Work Of Art

1457 W Addison: $5 Million Home Is A Work Of Art
When I first walked into the open house preview at 1457 W Addison on September 14 my first reaction was “Wow! This house is a real work of art.” The $5 MM home in Chicago’s Lake View┬áneighborhood┬áis truly spectacular and I’ve never seen anything quite like it but it’s going to take a very special... Read more »
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