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Our Lady of the Duplexes

Our Lady of the Duplexes

Back in December, Alison Soltau posted on R. Kelly's ghastly church / penthouse conversion. YoChicago recently noticed another converted house of w ...

Where will all the renters go?

I recently moved into a newly rehabbed apartment in a "vintage" (read: poorly insulated) walk-up. I've quickly come to realize the advantage of living ...
Rentals for $600 or less

Rentals for $600 or less

What can you rent for $600? In Old Irving Park, $600 will get you a one-bedroom in this vintage elevator building. Want to live farther north? A 60 ...
Tuesday, Tuesday, got the ugly building blues day

Tuesday, Tuesday, got the ugly building blues day

Wendy's on Belmont, just west of the Kennedy. Enough said. If you've got the ugly building blues, send us an e-mail with a photo and address. ...

Good fixtures make for good neighbors

The relentless wind today blew a light covering from my building into a neighbor's stairwell, leaving glass shards on their steps. I felt compelled to ...

The shady side of Beverly

For anyone who happened to sojourn south (or north or east or west) yesterday for the South Side Irish St. Patrick's Day Parade in the Beverly neighbo ...

The ins and outs of online apartment hunting

Can anyone even remember how we made decisions on hotels, airline tickets, or restaurants without comparing prices and reviews online? Apartment hunti ...
Monday, Monday

Monday, Monday

Monday, Monday. Let's take a go around the Yo. Streeterville: Meet some neighborhood treasures West Loop: The only clothing store in the West Loop ...
The daily Joeff

The daily Joeff

Photo by Joeff Davis See dozens more in Yo Chicago's Ravenswood photo gallery. ...
Sunday, Sunday, the little bastards fun day

Sunday, Sunday, the little bastards fun day

And where else would ye be takin' the green-clad lads and lassies today than to the 28th Annual South Side Irish Saint Patrick's Day Parade? They're ...

Arlington Heights broker tour highlights

What's a broker tour? It's agent-to-agent marketing: weekday open houses usually open only to real estate agents, and showcasing only the newest listi ...
Friday night gallery-hopping

Friday night gallery-hopping

Buckle up. Tonight we're headed to Yo Chicago's neighborhood photo galleries for Jefferson Park, Edgewater and South Chicago (samples below). Jeff ...
Glitz, glamor, gain — the Chicago Realtor awards from table 84

Glitz, glamor, gain — the Chicago Realtor awards from table 84

We arrived unfashionably early to the awards ceremony and had plenty of time to graze cheese cubes and six-dollar beers before filtering into the ma ...

So much real estate, so few billionaires

The new Forbes billionaires' list is available, and Chicago real estate has only a few representatives: Sam Zell, Matthew Bucksbaum (who?) & family, a ...

New magazine covers Chicago real estate in Polish

No city other than Warsaw has more Polish residents than Chicago, and while many are renters, many others are buying and selling homes. Add to this th ...
Lavicka selling Celestial House in the Gap

Lavicka selling Celestial House in the Gap

We headed over to the Gap, on the Near South Side, last week to help developer, activist and raconteur Bill Lavicka celebrate his birthday and the com ...

Friday, Friday is why-oh-why-oh-why day

Why don't the geese fly eastward? Tell me why oh why? Everyone knows that the best way to sell real estate is with a site sign. And every day you pas ...
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