Posts tagged "Neighborhood news"

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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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 »

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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Land Values Soaring In Chicago's East Village

Land Values Soaring In Chicago's East Village
When I moved to Chicago’s East Village neighborhood a little more than 3 years ago teardowns and vacant land were still relatively cheap compared to the higher income areas of the city. But since then I’ve seen land values skyrocket as ever more expensive new construction homes are being built here. The rise in prices... Read more »

Expensive New Construction Homes In Ravenswood

Expensive New Construction Homes In Ravenswood
Last week, when I posted my ultimate guide to new construction homes in Chicago, I remarked on how unusual I thought it was that Uptown came in only 3rd, behind Lincoln Park and Lake View, in a ranking of the price of new single family homes. So I dug into the details a bit further... Read more »

Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods For The Money

Chicago's Safest And Most Dangerous Neighborhoods For The Money
In one of my recent blog posts about Chicago crime someone asked me if I had looked at the data in relation to home prices. I think we all know intuitively what the answer is but I decided to actually do a quantitative analysis to see if any neighborhoods stuck out in terms of being... Read more »
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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 »