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1st buyers move in at State Place

The South Loop just got livelier as the first residents began moving into State Place, a mixed-use development that spans a full block on State Street [...]

Falor's hotel condos selling fast at Aldens

The Falor Companies has reached the 50 percent sold mark at the Aldens, its second condominium hotel in Chicago, in what seems to be a ringing endorse [...]

Condos wow crowd at the Vic

Lakeview residents are used to seeing crowds outside the Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield, a popular venue for music and second-run movies, but lately, [...]

Mortgage rates continue to rise

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage stood at 6.01 percent last week, up from 5.95 percent the week before, according to Freddie Mac's Primary Mort [...]
Homes in a garden

Homes in a garden

Courtyard on the Park tailors green space, historic design to modern living Chicago doesn't always live up to its motto, "city in a garden," but for [...]
Condos with personality

Condos with personality

CMK's clean lines, progressive look find fans in River North, S. Loop Many of the adjectives an observer might use to describe 630 N. Franklin &#8211 [...]

Hidden costs can lurk around doors, windows in new homes

The fact that everything you can see looks good in your new condo or townhouse does not mean that all is well. Two of the places you probably haven't [...]

North lakefront housing values, developments continue to rise

Home and condominium values are on the rise in Chicago's North Side neighborhoods as lakefront living lures an increasing number of buyers, real estat [...]
Chicago's hottest neighborhoods 2005

Chicago's hottest neighborhoods 2005

Housing prices in Chicago have risen rapidly during the last decade, but they have not risen evenly. While prices on average have climbed considerably [...]

Mortgage rates edging up

Mortgage rates continued to rise this week, with the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage standing at 5.85 percent, up from 5.79 percent last week, acc [...]

Detailing Chicago's historic houses

Beginning with the cover photo and description that open Chicago's Mansions by John Graf (Arcadia Publishing, $19.99), the author takes readers on a c [...]

Restoring a historic gem in the Gap

Viewing the latest work in progress by craftsman developer Bill Lavicka is always a joy. Lavicka, whose passion is restoring Chicago's historic archi [...]

ViCor brings downtown condos Uptown

ViCor Development, a builder with a strong track record in Uptown, has broken ground on the Sheridan Grande, a new 70-unit condo mid-rise in the neigh [...]

Investors wonder, what housing bubble?

Real estate agents have been saying for years that investors increasingly have been turning from the stock market to the housing market for a place to [...]
Grit supplies makeover (so far) on West Town's Division Street

Grit supplies makeover (so far) on West Town's Division Street

If in the mid-'90s you told people you were looking for smack on Division Street, they expected needle tracks on your arms. Today, you might be after [...]

30-year mortgage rates rise slightly

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 5.62 this week, up from last week, when it averaged 5.57 percent. Last year at this time, the 30-year fixe [...]

U.S. housing starts rise in January

Housing starts jumped 4.7 percent in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 2.159 million units, the highest pace in 21 years, the U.S. Comme [...]

Lakefront condos for less on Ainslie

Jameson Realty Group is offering lakefront condos from the $150s at 918 W. Ainslie Condominiums, a vintage conversion underway in the Margate Park sec [...]

Ashton aims for affordable Lincoln Park condos

Most people don't think of affordable prices when they think of Lincoln Park, and these days, they don't usually associate new construction with the h [...]

Trump closes on loan, adds 70 condos

Donald Trump closed on a $640 million construction loan for Trump International Hotel & Tower, a condominium and hotel highrise planned for 401 N. Wab [...]
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