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Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods: Homicide Rates

Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods: Homicide Rates
As promised last week I looked at the Chicago homicide data for the 12 months ending in June by community area (technically not the same thing as neighborhoods but some people call them that anyway) in order to determine the safest and most dangerous neighborhoods for getting murdered. I took into account the population of... Read more »

Record Home Price Appreciation In Chicago's Ukrainian And East Village

Record Home Price Appreciation In Chicago's Ukrainian And East Village
We knew that home prices were skyrocketing in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village and East Village neighborhoods ever since I moved here (I do believe there is a direct cause and effect relationship) but in the past week there were a couple of closings that really drove the point home. And while poking around I discovered another... Read more »

Shortfalls In Police Staffing In Chicago's District 12 - Sign The Petition

Shortfalls In Police Staffing In Chicago's District 12 - Sign The Petition
Yeah, I’ve got a vested interest in this story since I live in East Village, which is part of Chicago’s 12th police district. A couple of years ago the Chicago police department merged the 12th and 13th police districts in an effort to reduce costs. I’m not sure where the savings were supposed to come... Read more »
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The McCormick Row House District: Lincoln Park's Secret Enclave

The McCormick Row House District: Lincoln Park's Secret Enclave
You’ve probably driven right past the McCormick Row House District in Lincoln Park numerous times and never even realized that it was there. That’s because it is extremely well hidden, mostly within the confines of the DePaul campus, although one edge borders on Fullerton. As you can see in the satellite image below the district... Read more »

Are Chicago's Ukrainian/ East Village Really America's Hottest Neighborhoods?

Are Chicago's Ukrainian/ East Village Really America's Hottest Neighborhoods?
Ever since I moved to Chicago’s East Village almost 4 years ago I’ve been writing about how hot the neighborhood (including Ukrainian Village) is: Hot Chicago Real Estate Markets: East Village And Ukrainian Village. The way I demonstrated it back then was by looking at the trend in median sales prices and also the amount... Read more »

Chicago Crime: Where The Criminals Live And Home Prices

Chicago Crime: Where The Criminals Live And Home Prices
About once a year (usually during the peak crime season) I do a couple of blog posts on Chicago crime and which neighborhoods are the most dangerous. My last one was in July: Chicago’s Most Dangerous Neighborhoods: Assault And Battery. These posts focus on where most of the crimes occur and I’ve often noted the... Read more »
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Strange Home Prices In Chicago's Ukrainian/ East Village

Strange Home Prices In Chicago's Ukrainian/ East Village
About a month ago I wrote about how I often see very odd price variations between different home sales in Chicago that leave me scratching my head. Over the last year I’ve seen 3 single family home sales in my own neighborhood of Ukrainian and East Village that seem very strange so I thought I’d... Read more »

Chicago Real Estate Market: Inventory Rising In Lake View And North Center

Chicago Real Estate Market: Inventory Rising In Lake View And North Center
In my Chicago real estate market update for February (on Monday) I repeated the well worn refrain that home inventory continues to hit new and ridiculous lows. However, as you know from reading this blog, averages can be very misleading and the home inventory situation is a perfect example. It turns out that the inventory... Read more »

Can Chicago's South Loop Absorb All The New High Rise Construction?

Can Chicago's South Loop Absorb All The New High Rise Construction?
On Thursday I wrote about all of Chicago’s  new high rise construction in the South Loop that has recently been announced. With just the 5 projects I wrote about I estimate that we are looking at approximately 2061 new apartments and 1123 new condos/ townhomes. That’s a ton of new housing units so the question... Read more »
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Will Chicago's South Loop Real Estate Rise Again?

Will Chicago's South Loop Real Estate Rise Again?
If you will recall the South Loop had a building boom during the housing bubble that left it with a ton of inventory that it only recently cleared. The memory of that catastrophe must be pretty short lived because last week was a huge week for South Loop real estate news. In case you missed... Read more »
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