Posts tagged "Real estate"

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 »

Tour week – a drive through Chatham

While I’m away on vacation this week, I’m dipping into the archives to show you around parts of Chicago we haven’t visited in a while. In the first video of today’s tour, above, you’ll meet Worlee Glover, our host for an extended look at the South Side’s Chatham neighborhood, and you’ll get a look at... Read more »

Holstein Park's field house turns 100 with beer, bands and food trucks

Holstein Park isn’t one of Chicago’s largest parks. At a mere 3 acres, it wouldn’t meet the minimum lot size requirement in many a Chicago subdivision. Holstein Park packs a lot of recreation into its small size, hosting a field house with two gyms, an assembly hall, club rooms, a swimming pool and a wading... Read more »

$1.3 million price cut on new West Rogers Park home

Five years ago yesterday we posted a roundup of selected new construction projects. One of the developments was a single-family home at 3118 W Wallen priced “from $2.6 million.” The home was in a block of vacant land marketed as the Estates of Regent Park, most of which went through foreclosure and became bank-owned. The... Read more »

Great outdoor space in a newer Wicker Park home

The 3-bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home at 1515 N Paulina St in Wicker Park has large rooms throughout, a recently-updated kitchen / family room and an attached 2-car garage. What sets it apart from the competition is its outdoor space. There’s a private garden adjacent to the lower level, a roof deck above the garage,... Read more »

Target and Mariano's opening soon in the West Loop

Two major retail developments that are likely to have a positive impact on the West Loop are well underway. Target broke ground at Jackson and Aberdeen last September, at which time it was slated for completion in July of this year. Mariano’s Fresh Market on Halsted, pictured above, will be opening in what one observer... Read more »

A look at Lucien Lagrange buildings, built and unbuilt

In the above video Lissa Weinstein takes you on a walking tour of six buildings designed by architect Lucien Lagrange: The Park Hyatt, 840 N Lake Shore Dr, The Elysian, 65 East Goethe, 2520 Lincoln Park West and the Ritz-Carlton condos. Lagrange has designed in a variety of styles, but these buildings all showcase a... Read more »

How to deal with Chicago rental services

Dealing with Chicago rental services is an experience that’s often frustrating at best and an expensive, life-disrupting nightmare at worst. I recently sat with Tim Brent, the owner of Chicago Apartments and Condos (CAC) to glean some advice for renters about how to approach working with a rental service to help ensure that they have... Read more »

Neighborhoods for the rest of us, Kelvyn Park

When the Kelvyn Park neighborhood draws attention, it’s typically because of gang activity – and there is that. Kelvyn Park also offers an attractive physical environment. The streets have broad, well-tended parkways and mature trees. Wrightwood Ave, between Kostner Ave and Cicero Ave, is a lush boulevard. The eight and one-half acre Kelvyn Park has... Read more »

Chicago home sales, prices decline in January

According to CoreLogic’s March MarketPulse report (PDF), the Chicago-Joliet-Naperville CBSA saw 3,622 home sales in January of 2012, down 10.4% from the previous year. REO sales (1,267) and short sales (668) accounted for 53.4% of all January sales. Mean days on market for active properties increased by 22.4%, while the mean days on market for... Read more »