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Will Lake Forest be the new West Lawn?

Thus far in the housing market meltdown Chicago’s West Lawn neighborhood has been the poster child for foreclosures. In the past few weeks, real esta ...
A look at Bucktown's lofts

A look at Bucktown's lofts

With the completion of the Baer Lofts, it appears that the market for new adapted-reuse units in Bucktown has just about dried up. Because of that, ...
Sheldon Good announces Wednesday open house for Motor Row Lofts

Sheldon Good announces Wednesday open house for Motor Row Lofts

We learned yesterday afternoon that Sheldon Good & Company will hold an open house at Motor Row Lofts from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11 ...

Downtown development: What's left?

Appraisal Research Counselors' Downtown Chicago Residential Benchmark Report for the third quarter of 2009 is out, and the outlook for developers rema ...
Neighborhoods for the rest of us: Irving Park's Villa District

Neighborhoods for the rest of us: Irving Park's Villa District

Bungalow buffs should feel right at home inside The Villa, a tiny, triangle-shaped landmark district located inside the Irving Park community area. ...
Revisiting The Pinnacle in River North

Revisiting The Pinnacle in River North

Five years after its completion, The Pinnacle at 21 E Huron St has proven to be one of the most desirable towers in River North. The 49-story tower, ...
An overview of Astoria Tower

An overview of Astoria Tower

Buyers still have a lot of questions about Astoria Tower, 8 E 9th St, so Joe Zekas set out last week to find some answers. He sat down with Jim Psyh ...

Quote of the day: Brokers play their own "name the nabe" games

The shorthand for the "iron triangle" of Willets Point in Queens - iTri - seems destined to go the way of the Mets' postseason hopes. BoCoCa, an amal ...
Touring Bucktown: Winchester Avenue's single-family homes

Touring Bucktown: Winchester Avenue's single-family homes

Last Wednesday I spent the morning driving and walking around Bucktown with @properties agent David Wolf. Wolf's name is a common sight on for-sale ...

Gold Coast life after death

A columbarium on Dearborn? Many who've passed on life on the Gold Coast may take up residence there after they've passed on, if a local architect's p ...
Topping off Parc Huron

Topping off Parc Huron

On Oct. 28 I attended the topping-off ceremony at Parc Huron, M&R Development's new apartment high-rise at 469 W Huron St in River North. Before hoi ...

Yo in review: November 1-7

Can’t keep up with Yo during the week? Here’s what you may have missed: The Winthrop Club's developers on the present and future of green building ...
Name the nabe of the harlequin scarecrow

Name the nabe of the harlequin scarecrow

Where in Chicago can you find this corn-stalk clown? Be the first to name the neighborhood in the comments below and win a YoChicago yo-yo. ...

CHA's Transformation: "A tale of two cities"

“Midway through the Plan for Transformation, we have a tale of two cities. CHA families in new mixed-income communities now live in conditions indisti ...
CondoShark sighted off Lake Shore Drive!

CondoShark sighted off Lake Shore Drive!

Sound the alarm! Find Richard Dreyfuss! CondoShark’s on the loose, and he’s headed toward the high-rises lining Lake Shore Drive in Lake View! His kee ...

Quote of the day: Sudler Sotheby's CEO gets a word in about his eviction notice

This week I called Sudler Sotheby's International Realty CEO Sergio Martinucci to get his angle on the eviction he was handed last week by a company o ...
Suburban showcase: playing favorites on the North Shore

Suburban showcase: playing favorites on the North Shore

Following a meeting at Prudential Rubloff's Winnetka office earlier this week, Joe Zekas pulled aside a few agents to quiz them on their favorite No ...
Sheldon Good's "buyer's choice" bidding

Sheldon Good's "buyer's choice" bidding

When Sheldon Good & Company auctions 20 units from Motor Row Lofts on November 15, it will use a process called "buyer's choice" bidding method, ...

The homebuyer tax credit: it's growing!

In case you haven't heard, Congress has extended and expanded the home buyers tax credit. First-time buyers are still eligible for as much as $8,000, ...
The view from Astoria Tower

The view from Astoria Tower

Earlier today I headed to the South Loop to check out the penthouse views from Astoria Tower. The 30th floor penthouse (long since sold) has a wrapa ...
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