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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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

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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In A Nutshell...Why The Ashland Bus Rapid Transit Plan Is Insane

In A Nutshell...Why The Ashland Bus Rapid Transit Plan Is Insane
I’ve been ignoring this whole Ashland Avenue Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) plan up until now since I was pretty sure that this was never going to get off the ground. But now I’m worried as it seems like the city is determined to make this happen come hell or high water or traffic jams of... Read more »

University Village Foreclosure Filing Against Ex-County Commissioner Joseph Moreno

University Village Foreclosure Filing Against Ex-County Commissioner Joseph Moreno
Ex-county commissioner, Joseph Moreno’s home at 1443 S Emerald in University Village was just relisted as a pre-foreclosure with a reduced price of $1.18 MM. Moreno has been trying to sell his home since November 4, 2012, shortly after his indictment for corruption. The home, which he purchased in September 2007 for $1,482,000, was originally... Read more »

Murder In Chicago: Which Neighborhoods Are Dangerous?

Murder In Chicago: Which Neighborhoods Are Dangerous?
People looking to buy a home in Chicago frequently want to know whether or not a particular neighborhood is “safe” or “dangerous”. Unfortunately, there are a whole host of problems with coming up with an answer to that question. At the highest level it’s a question that has a highly subjective answer. For starters, which... Read more »
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Chicago's East Village A Mecca For New Construction Homes

Chicago's East Village A Mecca For New Construction Homes
About 5 years ago I got really intrigued by the strange land west of the Kennedy between Grand and Division. I noticed quite a few new construction homes going up there and thought for sure this was some kind of misguided construction boom – the wrong homes in the wrong neighborhood at the wrong time.... Read more »
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