Tag: Evanston

Construction check – Seventeen17 on the rise in Evanston

Seventeen17, an 8-story, 175-unit apartment complex underway at 1717 Ridge Ave in Evanston, has risen above its 2-story parking base. The steel frame and precast concrete construction should facilitate rapid progress toward a goal of Spring 2013 occupancy. When complete, Seventeen17 will include a courtyard, outdoor pool, lounge and fitness facility. The project is being... Read more »

An updated look at AMLI Evanston

AMLI Evanston, the mixed-use development at Chicago Ave and Kedzie St in Evanston, continues to progress toward its goal of occupancy by spring 2013. Concrete work, which was the focus of activity at the time of my last visit, is expected to wrap up by the end of the month. When complete, the project will... Read more »

A North Shore news roundup

If you’re homeward bound to Chicago’s North Shore, the local media can help you learn the flavor of the different communities and keep you up-to-date on real estate news. Not all of the recent stories linked below qualify as actual “real estate news,” but they may affect your decision on where to move. A historic... Read more »
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Meet the LiveEvanston team and Chris, a first-time home buyer

LiveEvanston is a City of Evanston initiative that makes attractive, high-quality homes affordable to qualified moderate-income families. LiveEvanston is purchasing 100 homes and condos in two Evanston neighborhoods, completely rehabbing them, and selling them to buyers who meet income restrictions — typically $26,550 to $98,280. The program offers down payments as low as 3.5% and... Read more »

Google rolls out improved aerial and satellite images

There’s probably no aspect of shopping for a new home that’s changed as much as buyers’ reliance on images – photographs and video of the homes themselves, and satellite and aerial imagery of the home’s environment. A recent Tribune article highlights the importance of quality photography in marketing a home. This week Google has rolled... Read more »

Video tours of eight updated Evanston apartments

Wouldn’t it be great if every apartment building had a video tour that gave you a good look at the apartments and their location? Video gives you the time to see more apartments, learn about their surroundings, and home in on the places that seem the best fit. The most useful video tours, like the... Read more »
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A video tour of two Robert de Golyer-designed Evanston homes

Robert de Golyer is best known for designing classic multi-family residential buildings in Chicago, including the Marlborough, the Lathrop Homes and 1120, 1242, 3500 and 3750 N Lake Shore Drive. de Golyer also designed a number of single-family homes in Evanston, where he lived. Just a block from the park fronting Lake Michigan in Southeast... Read more »

A North Shore real estate news roundup

If you’re homeward bound to Chicago’s North Shore suburbs, the local media can help you learn the flavor of the different communities and keep you up-to-date on real estate news. Not all of the stories linked below qualify as actual “real estate news,” but they may affect your decision on where to move. A foreclosure’s... Read more »

Renovated vintage apartments in Evanston

The renovated vintage midrise at 860 Hinman is home to two of Evanston’s favorites – the Brothers K coffee house and the Lucky Platter restaurant. Along Main Street and around the corner on Chicago Ave residents find a good selection of one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants, together with Starbucks and Whole Foods. CTA and Metra stops... Read more »
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How quickly will this Evanston 4-bedroom Colonial sell?

The newly listed 4-bedroom, 2 ½ bath center-entrance Colonial at 2403 Marcy Ave appears to have all the basic elements that have made for a relatively rapid sale in Evanston recently. The home has good curb appeal and is on a 62 x 145 corner lot with professionally landscaped yard in an area of Evanston... Read more »