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In Chicago's kitchens, is stainless steel the next avocado green?

It's not often that one can glean insight into new housing trends by watching a sitcom. I caught a re-run of Everybody Loves Raymond, wherein Ray's pa ...

Will Chicagoans buy into Fordham Spire?

Would you pay $1,000 a square foot to live in Chicago's tallest building? That's the question on everyone's lips today, after the Plan Commission on T ...

Kendall Will Boone Grundy

Chicagoland suburbs snagged 4 of the top 80 positions on a list of the nation's 100 fastest-growing counties. Kendall County ranked third, with popul ...

Slag Valley, Irondale, Veterans Park

Yaptown, Millgate, Cheltenham, Avalon Trails, Arizona ... Admit it. From the moment she cupped her hands around your ear and huskily whispered "Hege ...

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

Why don't bricks spawn salmon? Tell me why oh why? The question for Saint Patrick's day ... In a city that's nearly one-third Hispanic, why do so man ...

What can you get in Chicago resales for $200K?

Two hundred grand will land you a 600-square-foot condo in the Loop at 800 S Wells St. In Rogers Park, the same amount gets you a two-bedroom at 1415 ...
If you lived at Zen in the West Loop, you'd be calm by now

If you lived at Zen in the West Loop, you'd be calm by now

Is that a nine-story building or a large tree? I didn't realize buildings could take themselves so seriously. Zen, a new, 78-unit condominium develop ...

The good, the bad and the ugly of Chicago apartment hunting

Our friend Jessica is in the midst of searching for apartments. She found the apartment she's moving out of on Craigslist posted by two guys looking f ...
Chicagoland rentals for around $2,500

Chicagoland rentals for around $2,500

What can rent of $2,500 to $3,000 get you in Chicagoland? At the Park Evanston, an 1,100-square-foot two-bedroom unit is about $2,500. For one dol ...
Praise the Lord and cancel the college fund: Another Lake View church conversion

Praise the Lord and cancel the college fund: Another Lake View church conversion

Earlier this week, we posted on an understated church / condo conversion at 1021 W Barry Ave. Just one block west, you can find a home for sale at a ...
No parking means no parking

No parking means no parking

Maybe next time you'll think twice before parking in a construction zone. These frustrated workers decided to take matters into their own hands ...

A spot rezoning within a Chicago PMD to permit condos

It seems that the city's planned manufacturing districts aren't sacred sites when it comes to residential development. According to Crain's Chicago Bu ...
Thursday, Thursday, it could be worse day

Thursday, Thursday, it could be worse day

It's been a helluva week. The IRS seized the contents of your safety deposit box — there go the bearer bonds — and foreclosed the lien ...

Is Chicago's condo craze giving way to the age of the rental?

Is Chicago's hyperactive condo conversion market finally taking a chill pill? Compiling a little guide to current conversion projects we notice that T ...

We Like to Watch: Chicago Loft Virtual Tour

Owner Bernard Brault offers this increasingly intimate virtual tour of a compeltely remodeled 1,450-square-foot Lake View Loft. Beats the pants off th ...
Breakfast nook means tight dining in Chicago rentals

Breakfast nook means tight dining in Chicago rentals

A breakfast nook: what might be the dining room of a studio, but minus the "room." Our friend Ben let us in his Lake View studio's kitchen to show us ...
Rentals between $1,200 and $1,400

Rentals between $1,200 and $1,400

What can you rent for $1,200? In the Gold Coast, $1,200 [correction: $12,000] will get you a two-bedroom apartment at 800 N Michigan Ave. There's a ...

If you think the lake is bad, you should try the bay

I thought the price of a house in Chicago was high, but it seems like a bargain compared to the rest of the country. According to the Chicago Tribune, ...
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