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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 »

The Single Family Homes Of University Village

The Single Family Homes Of University Village
You could drive through University Village and never even realize that they have 36 really nice single family homes. That’s because they are hidden on Emerald Street on the east side of Halsted behind the usual walk-up condos. This stretch of Emerald is like a mini boulevard with a small park at the north end,... Read more »

After More Than 2 Years University Village's Most Expensive Condo Finally Sells

After More Than 2 Years University Village's Most Expensive Condo Finally Sells
At the south end of the University Village development there are 4 mid-rise buildings, 2 of which are newer construction – the 811 and 833 W 15th loft buildings. Most of the units in these buildings are under 1200 square feet, have modest finishes, and have sold for as little as $106,000 for a 1... Read more »
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After 2 Years Last University Village Developer Units Sell $200,000 Below Original List

After 2 Years Last University Village Developer Units Sell $200,000 Below Original List
Over the last couple of months the last 2 developer townhomes in Chicago’s University Village quietly sold. Several months back the developer removed their sales center from the corner of Halsted and 14th Place but the two townhomes at 711 W 15th Place and 745 W 15th Place remained on the market and after almost... Read more »

University Village And Commons Moves To 11th Ward As Does Danny Solis

The remapping of Chicago’s wards appears to be done (Is it really a done deal or will there be more horse trading?) and as a result of the change it appears that University Village and University Commons will be moving to the 11th ward from the 25th effective in 2015. At least University Commons won’t... Read more »

Million Dollar University Village Foreclosure Closes Only 10% Below Bubble Peak

Ever since this single family home at 1420 S Emerald in University Village went into foreclosure I’ve had my eye on it, trying to guess what it was going to sell for. My guess was that there was no way it was going to sell for more than $1 MM. In fact, I had the... Read more »
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University Village Short Sales And Foreclosures In Full Bloom This Spring

With the spring real estate market in Chicago well underway a number of homes have come on the market in University Village lately. And quite a few of them have been distressed – either short sales or foreclosures. As with Chicago as a whole most of the distressed homes are at the lower price points... Read more »

Don't Forget To Vote In The Aldermanic Runoff Elections

In case you’ve been throwing away your junk mail without reading it there’s a runoff election today for aldermen in several fiefdoms wards. There’s a nice little summary of the candidates and the wards in yesterday’s Chicago Tribune. If you want to know where to vote you can go to the polling place locator provided... Read more »

University Village About To Get Additional School Choice?

As of today the educational options are looking much better for the residents of University Village. Dissatisfied with the performance of Smyth Academy for some time, the parents of University Village have been pressuring Chicago Public Schools to provide an alternative for their children. According to a story posted earlier this evening by the Chicago... Read more »
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University Village Sellers Can't Compete With Short Sales And Foreclosures

Because I live in University Village I really keep a close eye on what is going on with real estate there. In particular, the single family home at 1454 S Emerald caught my eye when it became bank owned and was put back on the market, with the list price eventually dropped to $836,900. Keep... Read more »
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