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Wooden Alley

Forget March Madness. We're not talking coach John here. And no, we didn't go dyslexic on the name of a has-been clarinetist either. The Gold Coast's [...]

New home sales up 5.2 percent

If you didn't read past today's headlines, all you know about February new home sales is that they plunged at the steepest rate in 9 years. What you [...]
Friday night gallery-hopping

Friday night gallery-hopping

Buckle up. Tonight we're headed to Yo Chicago's galleries for Wicker Park, Bronzeville and Ravenswood (samples below). Wicker Park Bronzeville [...]

Student rush on the South Loop

What? Another student high-rise development may be taking place in the South Loop? Is it only a matter of time before the frat pack well and truly dec [...]
Celebrate Algren's birthday, Chicago in Wicker Park

Celebrate Algren's birthday, Chicago in Wicker Park

We try our best to document Chicago's neighborhoods at YoChicago, but on that score, no one can come close to Nelson Algren, who did for Chicago what [...]

Apartment hunting? Pounding the pavement still a top option

Sometimes the best way to find an apartment in a neighborhood you love is to walk the streets searching "For Rent" signs for something in your price r [...]

The hotels are coming, the hotels are coming!

Not since the Peninsula arrived close to five years ago has there been so much high-end hotel buzz in dowtown Chicago. Trump Tower is starting to actu [...]
Livin' large on E Lake Shore: The Mayfair's $8 million record breaker

Livin' large on E Lake Shore: The Mayfair's $8 million record breaker

And the granddaddy of all downtown condo sales, at least for now, is...drum roll please...an $8 million condo on the 18th floor of The Mayfair, 189 E [...]
Residents in Palmolive Building might have Vince Vaughn for a neighbor

Residents in Palmolive Building might have Vince Vaughn for a neighbor

Some things seem so perfect, they just have to be true. To wit, rumor has it that actor Vince Vaughn, of "Wedding Crashers" fame, is buying a pentho [...]

European in Chicago's new bathrooms

Chicago homebuyers go gaga over the thought of exotic Brazilian wood floors, Chinese porcelain and Italian marble in their homes. This new single-fami [...]
Chicago rent barometer: West Loop for $2,300 to $2,500

Chicago rent barometer: West Loop for $2,300 to $2,500

Not long ago, there were few reasons to venture west of the Chicago River and into the West Loop besides Greek food or a taping of Oprah. Ah, how time [...]

South Loop high-rises get ready for their TV close-up

If you've watching the idiot box on Sunday morning and you've had your fill of infomercials about zit cream and life empowerment courses, check out th [...]

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

Why don't pigeons chase children? Tell me why oh why? Why does it cost five times as much to sell a million dollar home as it does to sell a $200,000 [...]

The many X factors in Chicago's hotel condo market

After spending the week researching hotel condo developments in downtown Chicago, we realize that it is a venture that is not for the faint-hearted. T [...]

Guess where Chicago

If you like to look at images of Chicago, and have some time on your hands, head over to the GuessWhereChicago cluster at Flickr. [...]
Livin' large on E Lake Shore: $6.2M unit for sale at The Breakers

Livin' large on E Lake Shore: $6.2M unit for sale at The Breakers

Earlier this week, we mentioned that a nearly $5 million condo available at 209 E Lake Shore Dr ranks among the priciest homes on the exclusive stri [...]

New Aqua high-rise makes waves at Lakeshore East

If you wanted a piece of the new Lakeshore East residential development nestled between the lake and the river on the New East Side, but mercurial inv [...]
Would you like fries with your mansion?

Would you like fries with your mansion?

"McMansion" is a term coined in the '80s and usually associated with sprawling suburban mansions squeezed into neighborhoods full of quaint older home [...]

Lincoln Park Chad Society does not approve

We don't think Starbucks is holding high-level meetings over the failure of the Lincoln Park Chad Society to grant its stamp of approval to the new ci [...]
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