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The first-time buyer: shopping for a home in Rogers Park

We probably could have spent more time honing in on a neighborhood in which to buy our first home, but in the end, we gravitated toward Rogers Park. I ...
Bucktown house says, here's looking at me, Chicago

Bucktown house says, here's looking at me, Chicago

You don't have to be a voyeur to appreciate the bold exhibitionism of this house in Bucktown. We considered a lame line about people living in glass ...
Carpenters picket non-union labor at Uptown condo project

Carpenters picket non-union labor at Uptown condo project

It's hard not to notice the new condo building under construction at 4420 N Clark St; scaffolding crawls up the entire face of the five-story brick ...
Saving graystones, building homes in North Lawndale

Saving graystones, building homes in North Lawndale

The Chicago Tribune made North Lawndale the poster neighborhood for urban blight back in 1985 with its "American Millstone" series, and despite at l ...

The Fordham Company to purchase Fordham Spire site

The Fordham Company is planning to close on the purchase of the lakefront Streeterville property slated for Fordham Spire later this month, according ...
Riverrun past Michigan and Wacker, from bridgehouse museum to River Bend

Riverrun past Michigan and Wacker, from bridgehouse museum to River Bend

The Chicago Tribune today reports on the Saturday opening of a new Chicago River museum, housed in the bridgehouse at the southwest corner of the Mich ...
Fletcher Row townhome development opens sales

Fletcher Row townhome development opens sales

This is Fletcher Row, a new development of 20 townhomes on Fletcher Street at Campbell Street, which opens sales this weekend. The homes are priced fr ...
Deal of the day: free parking at Welbourn Row

Deal of the day: free parking at Welbourn Row

Developer Dubin Residential is selling the final three condos at Welbourn Row, 2933 N Clybourn Ave in Hamlin Park, with free deeded parking. Accordi ...
Courtyard on the Park: open views, open house

Courtyard on the Park: open views, open house

Ok, so it's no Aqua, but on a much smaller scale, Courtyard on the Park, at 5936 S King Dr, also offers a multitude of unique views as the jutting f ...
Amidst South Side's new home construction, plenty of open space

Amidst South Side's new home construction, plenty of open space

On a recent drive to the South Side (the blocks around King Dr, between 60th St and 50th St in particular), we noticed that for every new construction ...

Condo shopper missed out on Woodlawn cease fire

Rocket Girl apparently missed out on another improvement coming to Woodlawn, according to ChiKat, Yo's johnny-on-the-street in the neighborhood. She p ...
New homes from Jacobs make parenting a breeze

New homes from Jacobs make parenting a breeze

If you guessed this photo was of the cloakroom at a local grade school and not part of a new single-family house, you might be forgiven. To cut down o ...

The first-time buyer: Rocket Girl goes to Woodlawn

In our quest to find a neighborhood that was affordable and still offered a decent amount of space, my husband and I ventured to Woodlawn. We'd heard ...

I see your South South Loop and raise you a South Chicago

Yesterday I bet the farm - er - hypothesized that the South South Loop would be one of Chicago's next "hot" neighborhoods. I want to add another neigh ...

Ten questions to find the perfect roommate in Uptown Chicago

When searching for a roommate, some folks simply want someone whose rent check will clear every month. Others are looking for someone a little more sp ...
Blue-blooded Lincoln Park loft development 60 percent sold

Blue-blooded Lincoln Park loft development 60 percent sold

There's nothing particularly regal-looking about Ashton Lofts, 1610 W Fullerton Ave, in Lincoln Park, but there's honest-to-goodness royalty behind th ...
Townhouses on Ridge Blvd open themselves up in more ways than one

Townhouses on Ridge Blvd open themselves up in more ways than one

At a quick glance, we thought there were 14 units in this development, at 7345 N Ridge Blvd, because, well, we saw 14 front doors, seven above grade ...
Terra cotta tile, brick detail in gem of a Rogers Park loft

Terra cotta tile, brick detail in gem of a Rogers Park loft

Two-story loft buildings are rare in the current market, when bigger, often second-rate buildings are being converted, largely because the best stru ...

Second-home owners ask, why stop at two?

Second-home owners have been a big force in the booming real estate market of the last decade, but the label is something of a misnomer, according to ...
News of the north country: Yo's suburban roundup

News of the north country: Yo's suburban roundup

We've been travelin' in the north country fair, where the wind hits heavy on the borderline. Well, not literally, but it's easy to cruise the suburbs, ...
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