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Mortgage rates rise slightly

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose slightly this week to 5.82 percent, up from 5.81 percent last week, according to Freddie Mac's Primary Mo [...]

Concord opens single-family home model

Concord Homes has opened its first model home at Concord at Jefferson Park, a new development of 29 single-family houses and 56 townhouses at Lawrence [...]

1000 S. Michigan tower moves forward

The developer of a planned highrise at 1000 S. Michigan began marketing condos nearly two years ago, but the development only recently received a key [...]

Park View E. condos replace Marigold Bowl

It was a sad day in May for Chicago bowlers when Marigold Bowl, 828 W. Grace, closed its doors in Lakeview for the last time. The local landmark opene [...]

Concord selling Library Tower condos in S. Loop

Concord Homes has started marketing Library Tower, a new 17-story condo tower at the southwest corner of State and Congress, across from the Harold Wa [...]
West side story

West side story

Brinshore's Westhaven Park continues Near West Side expansion Chicagoans continue to follow Horace Greeley's famous advice to "Go West, young man." A [...]
VB 1224 offers true lofts, value in hot West Loop

VB 1224 offers true lofts, value in hot West Loop

One of the unfortunate side effects of urban redevelopment is the homogeneity that sometimes becomes part of the package. This has been the case latel [...]

Top 10 lines new-construction buyers should always take warily

This month's column, culled from actual home inspections, is a list of the top 10 lines buyers of new homes should never take for granted. The process [...]

Adaptive reuse offers innovative homes in historic properties

Whether it's a vintage office building, an old industrial loft property or a historic retail structure, home buyers searching for an innovative in-tow [...]
What's the deal?

What's the deal?

Bargains abound as developers court buyers in competitive market What will it take to put you in a new home today? Whatever your answer, the odds hav [...]
Eclectic Albany Park balances diversity with development boom

Eclectic Albany Park balances diversity with development boom

Marla Mason remembers an Albany Park far different from the one home and condo buyers are flocking to today. Mason, a pioneer developer in the famous [...]

Rubloff's Kinney named Realtor of the year

The Illinois Association of Realtors has named James Kinney, president of Rubloff Residential Properties, Illinois Realtor of the year. Kinney came to [...]

Single-family sales break record in June

Sales of existing single-family homes set another record in June, according to an industry trade group, despite mixed economic signs and rising intere [...]

New West 70% sold at Paramount Lofts

New West Realty has reached the 70 percent sold mark at Paramount Lofts, a 207-unit conversion of the former W. A. Wieboldt and Company's Midwest Stor [...]

St. Lawrence on the Park sales center open

Morhyne Development has opened a sales center and vignette model for St. Lawrence on the Park, a new development of 19 luxury condos planned for 5050 [...]

Only 30 homes left at Prairie House

Sales at Prairie House at Central Station, a townhouse and condo development in the South Loop's Central Station community, have entered their final p [...]

Park Boulevard gets TIF go-ahead

Construction moved a step closer in mid-July for Park Boulevard, the 37-acre development of more than 1,300 homes that's slated to replace the Chicago [...]

TCF offers undocumented immigrants mortgages

TCF Bank plans to write mortgages for undocumented immigrants in the Chicago area, opening up a potentially massive pool of consumers major banks long [...]

Daley backs CHA employment rule

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has backed a controversial Chicago Housing Authority plan to keep unemployed public housing residents out of the mixed-inc [...]

S. Loop condo hotel sells out 1st phase

The condominium hotel was popularized in New York, but the concept seems to be getting a warm reception in Chicago. Less than three weeks after the Fa [...]
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