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Rogers Park is a neighborhood located on Chicago's northside bordering both Lake Michigan and Evanston, Illinois.

It boundaries are Devon Ave to the south (6400 North), Howard St to the North (7600), Calvary Cemetery east of Clark St, and Lake Michigan to Ridge Blvd (2200-1800 W).

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1063 West Columbia, 1063 W Columbia Ave, Rogers Park

1063 W Columbia

1063 West Columbia is a 4-story, 42-unit apartment building at 1063 W Columbia Ave, east of Sheridan Rd in Rogers Park. The vintage yellow brick and limestone building, which was completed in 1930, has undergone substantial renovation in recent years. The similar building next door at 1101 West Columbia is under common ownership and management ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 29, 2014
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1137 West Pratt, 1137 W Pratt Blvd, Rogers Park

1137 West Pratt

1137 West Pratt is an 8-story, 70-unit apartment building at 1137 W Pratt Blvd in Rogers Park east of Sheridan Rd. The vintage brick and limestone building, which was completed in 1929, has undergone substantial renovation in recent years. The apartments 1137 West Pratt has a mix of studio and 1-bedroom floor plans. Floor plans ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 29, 2014
ChicagoFar North

Reside on Morse, 1340 W Morse Ave, Rogers Park

Reside on Morse

Reside on Morse is a 4-story, 110-unit apartment building at 1340 W Morse in the Glenwood Ave Arts District in Rogers Park. The building, which was completed in 1967, has undergone substantial renovation since its acquisition by an affiliate of Reside Living. The apartments Reside on Morse has a mix of studio, 1- and 2-bedroom ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 28, 2014
ChicagoFar North

MLS-listed rental supply plunges in Edgewater, Rogers Park

Edgewater aerial

A month ago there were 154 homes, apartments and condos listed for rent in the Multiple Listing Service in ZIP Codes 60660 and 60626. As of late yesterday there were only 110, a 29% drop from 30 days ago. If you ask half a dozen real estate agents to explain this change in the Edgewater ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 14, 2014
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The clock tower twist in Howard Street’s shaggy dog story

Rogers Park clock tower

If you’ve never been to Howard Street in Rogers Park you might be surprised to learn that a lengthy streetscape project was recently completed. The installation of a clock tower at Howard and Rogers marked the completion of the project, which cost approximately $6.5 million. At an EveryBlock thread you’ll see the clock tower described ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 12, 2014
News & trendsMarket conditions

North lakefront MLS-listed rentals on the rise

Aerial view

The number of MLS-listed homes and condos available for rent in six north lakefront ZIP Codes from Lincoln Park to Rogers Park is 16% higher than it was six weeks ago, and 35% higher than at the same time two years ago. The 668 units currently available for rent represent only a 3% increase since ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 16, 2014
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Grading Flats Chicago – Incomplete, Fail

5718 N Winthrop

As Flats Chicago cranks up its hype machine with an eye on the spring rental market, we’ll try to provide an occasional reality check. Start with the current screen cap from Flats’ website: reservations were being taken last June for four buildings, only one of which has apartments ready for occupancy. But first, a look ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 3, 2014
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Media math not very sharp on Flats Chicago

1020 W Lawrence

Nearly a year ago the Sun-Times’ David Roeder reported that the seven buildings being branded as Flats Chicago totaled 1,200 units. Two days ago Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily reported that Flats Chicago was adding the troubled Lawrence House, 1020 W Lawrence in Uptown, to its portfolio. Flats Chicago’s Jay Michael was quoted as saying ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 8, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

What’s up with Flats Chicago?

2500 N Clybourn

In mid-June we were told that Flats Chicago’s projects at 2500 N Clybourn and 7722 N Ashland would be ready for occupancy in early July. That hadn’t happened when we visited on July 4 for the above shot. We stopped by all of the Flats Chicago projects about 10 days ago and they all remained ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 31, 2013
News & trendsMarket conditions

Is the north lakefront rental market getting softer?

Chicago's north lakefront

As of yesterday evening there were 616 MLS-listed homes and condos for rent in the six north lakefront ZIP Codes that we track periodically: 60614, 60657, 60613, 60640, 60660 and 60626. The current inventory is 13.6% higher than it was a month ago, and the highest number we’ve seen since we began tracking a year ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 19, 2013
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Will flat-out hype fall flat at Flats Chicago?

4875 N Magnolia Chicago

In my experience, when hype runs far ahead of performance in real estate the performance more often than not falls flat. Will that prove to be the case at Flats Chicago, a hyper-active attempt to conjure a positive brand for a group of buildings with troubled histories and sub-par locations? Flats Chicago has garnered a ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 19, 2013

How life’s lived in renovated vintage apartments

1215 W Diversey Chicago

BJB Properties, one of our sponsors, owns and manages dozens of newer and recently-renovated vintage apartment buildings in prime Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Lake View and Rogers Park locations. BJB recently invited its residents to submit photos of their apartments to a prize competition. You can see some of the many submissions at BJB’s Facebook ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 6, 2013
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Distressed properties dominate the market in Rogers Park

7401-11 N Hoyne Chicago

Rogers Park developers periodically fall prey to a state of irrational exuberance. The peak of the most recent mania had already passed in May of 2008 when a 2-day survey of Rogers Park took us to more than 100 active condo conversions. It was already clear that the bubble had popped, and it only remained ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 22, 2013
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East Rogers Park apartments close to Loyola and the beach

Rogers Park beach

The remodeled vintage mid-rises at 1063 and 1101 W Columbia have the beach at one end of their tree-lined block and Starbucks, restaurants, a convennience store and a movie theater at the other end. The Loyola University campus and Loyola Red Line stop are just a few blocks south. The studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 31, 2013
News & trendsMarket conditions

Home prices – a welcome V shape in some neighborhoods

Lakeshore Analytics graphic

Several neighborhoods that had seen a steep decline in median selling prices in recent quarters saw an equally steep rise last quarter. The effect was present mostly in single-family homes. Three examples are Near South Side, Edgewater and Rogers Park. The median selling prices of Near South Side houses had fallen 44% between Q3 2011 ...

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Posted by Jeff Baird on November 9, 2012
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What’s up with Rogers Park at EveryBlock?

Morse El stop

What’s not up, apparently, is the tone of the discussions about Rogers Park that take place at EveryBlock, and that has led to cries of censorship and allegations that individuals have been banned. Rogers Parkers have a history of conducting contentious debates online, often lacing them with personal attacks. Four years ago in July I ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 24, 2012
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The exit line from a Rogers Park condo – Check, please

1543 W Sherwin Chicago

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 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 31, 2012
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Rogers Park condos continue their long slide along the bottom

Lakeshore Analytics graphic

The bad news first: the median selling price of a condominium in Rogers Park last quarter was $62,500. But the good news is that they are selling at all. 163 condominiums or townhomes closed between April and June 2012, less than a 20% decline from the market average in 2008. The corresponding figure for the ...

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Posted by Jeff Baird on August 27, 2012
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The “infamous hole” on Clark Street is headed for auction

7070 N Clark Chicago

What NBC Chicago referred to as the “infamous hole” at 7070 N Clark St in Rogers Park is apparently headed for auction after languishing in uncertainty for half a dozen years. The property was listed for sale in 2009 for $3,950,000 as a “partially constructed 5-story 32-unit development project.” The price was reduced to $2,950,000 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 19, 2012
ChicagoNorth Side

Why Katie likes living in Lake View

2850 North Sheridan video

Last week I shot video at 16 different rental properties in Evanston, Lake View and Rogers Park with BJB Evanston and BJB Properties. Whenever I’m shooting video at a property I like to talk to the residents about their experience living there. Most are reluctant to go on camera on an impromptu basis, but some ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 15, 2012