Tag: Condos

New North Center condos selling pre-construction

Fifteen new condos are under construction at 4036 – 4046 N Western Ave in the North Center neighborhood. Noah Properties, one of Chicago’s hottest-selling developers, is building 5 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath duplex units and 10 2-bedroom, 2-bath single-floor units on the site, with occupancy slated for late January. Duplex units are priced at $339,900... Read more »

A tale of two Uptown condo conversions

Five years ago we wrote about two Uptown condo conversions directly across the street from each other at 927 and 928 W Eastwood. We noted the similarities between the projects, which were being marketed at similar price points: It’s a close call on several fronts. Besides their location, on a cul-de-sac just a few blocks... Read more »

A Rogers Park condo that said "Check, please"

Six and a half years ago we were reporting at length on a condo boom and a lagging retail scene in Rogers Park. Our story led and ended with an enthusiastic buyer: Alpana Singh is a star of Chicago’s fine dining scene, with a string of accomplishments including a TV show, an upcoming book and... Read more »

A three-bedroom duplex in Terror Town for $14,500

Unit 1S at 7708 S Essex Ave in the South Shore neighborhood is a 3-bedroom, 2-bath duplex that’s listed as 3,300 square feet and described as “completely remodeled with all stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, juccuzzi [sic] baths, hardwood floors and garage parking.” The condo was originally listed for $189,900 in June of 2010.... Read more »

Add cats to the perils of condo living

The convenience of living in a condominium building brings with it an unpredictable number of unusual risks. Add cats to the list. Condo owners at the Green Brier, 559 W Surf St, have filed suit against a neighbor, their condo association, its manager, and association board members, according to an article in the Chicago Tribune.... Read more »

Skip Craigslist and hit the streets for apartments

The most desirable apartments often rent quickly from site signage without ever being posted on Craigslist or being listed with one of Chicago’s sleazy apartment rental services. You can spend an hour driving yourself crazy and risking your financial health searching Craigslist for your next apartment, or you can spend less time driving yourself around... Read more »

A view over Grant Park from the Richelieu Flats

Crain’s is reporting that developer Louis D’Angelo is converting a vacant building at 318 S Michigan Ave into 5 luxury condos: The project features four 2,650-square-foot full-floor residences priced from $1.35 million to $1.45 million and a 4,300-square-foot penthouse being offered as raw space for $2.3 million. Buyers can pick their own finishes, including cabinets,... Read more »

Ashland Catalina is waiting for you – still

The name Catalina resonates with people of a certain age, summoning memories of the Four Preps and the “island of romance.” People of that age, however, were unlikely to be the target demographic for The Catalina, a 12-unit condo development at 2524 – 2530 N Ashland Ave in Lincoln Park. We first wrote about the... Read more »

Will condo values go up where drug dealers go down?

Unit 4N at 4441 S Indiana just came on the market for $79,900, in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood of Bronzeville. It seems an attractive price for a condo that sold for $250,000 in May of 2006, and that’s touted by the real estate agent as able to satisfy the “pickiest buyer.” The property has recently... Read more »

Are there great deals in North Kenwood?

Five year ago yesterday we briefly noted the 34-unit Drexel Commons condominiums. At the time, units were priced from the $350s to the $380s. Unit 3E, one of 8 units accessed from the courtyard building’s 4627 S Drexel address, sold in January of 2007 for $265,000. It went into foreclosure in April of 2009 and... Read more »