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Demolition halted on historic building

The future doesn't look bright for the "Indiana Flats," a 109-year-old apartment building at the northwest corner of Cermak and Indiana, but the dilap [...]

Mayor backs city Wal-Mart

Where does Chicago Mayor Richard Daley stand on adding Wal-Marts to the cityscape? Recent comments suggest he's in the giant retailer's corner even t [...]

Driven buyers get city condos for $30,000

Where can you get a downtown condo for under $30,000? If it's for your car, one answer is Field Harbor Parking, the conversion to condominium ownersh [...]

Sales start at new Gold Coast condo

Sales are underway at what promises to be one of the city's toniest new buildings. Jameson Development, LLC has started pre-construction sales at 50 E [...]

Housing starts down in Feb.

Unusually cold and wet weather in the South and West helped cool the national pace of new-home construction in February. Housing starts slipped to a s [...]

Realtors cater to growing Latino market

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that America's Latino population will near or even pass the 40 million mark by the year 2005, giving the U.S. the sec [...]

Skytech offers $15,000 discount

New West Realty is offering a discount of $15,000 on remaining units at Skytech Lofts, a development of 150 new-construction condos with loft-like fea [...]

JFJ auctioning Gold Coast condos

JFJ Development is hoping to auction the three remaining condos at its four-unit La Schola project, an ultra high-end conversion that was gut rehabbed [...]

Edgewater Square nearing sellout

CA Development has sold all but four homes at Edgewater Square, a 27-unit project in a neighborhood where new single-family home developments are rare [...]

Southward bound

Sutherland Pearsall's Drexel Parc brings loft living to South Side Shortly after Sutherland Pearsall Development Corporation was formed in 1996, when [...]
Building vocabulary

Building vocabulary

CMK's Contemporaine changes the language of city housing A few months ago, Colin Kihnke, of CMK Development, could not stop talking about Contemporai [...]

Don't rely on others to protect your interests in home purchase

As with most major purchases, you should expect some repairs or adjustments to a new home once you have taken possession. Sometimes needed repairs are [...]

Can shuttered Cook County Hospital be resuscitated as rehabbed housing?

Old hospital buildings, like the long-term benefits baby boomers once expected from Medicare, seem to be on their way to extinction. In recent years, [...]
Chicago's hottest neighborhoods 2004

Chicago's hottest neighborhoods 2004

Temperature soars in some areas, even in cooler market Chicago has been better insulated than some cities from a stubbornly long economic slump, but [...]

Mortgage rates remain low

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage stood at 5.59 percent this week, nearly unchanged from last week, according to Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage [...]

Lincoln Point passes 75% sold

Sales have passed the 75 percent mark at Lincoln Point, a 60-unit condominium development under construction at 5900 N. Lincoln, on the Northwest Side [...]

Belgravia plans new W. Loop townhouses

Belgravia Group, the developer behind townhouse projects such as Kensington Park and Via Como, plans to build 69 new townhomes in the West Loop, a nei [...]

Construction underway at the Montgomery

Construction has started at the Montgomery, the 243-unit condo conversion of the former Montgomery Ward & Co. headquarters, at 500 W. Superior, in Riv [...]

Prairie House reaches 75 percent sold

Since taking over the Prairie House at Central Station development from Bejco, the Radco Companies has reached the 75 percent sold mark at the 203-uni [...]

Mortgage rates remain low

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage remained stable this week, at 5.58 percent, according to Freddie Mac's Primary Mortgage Market Survey. "Financ [...]
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