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Wilco's foray into Chicago real estate

Wilco's foray into Chicago real estate

The Burn to Shine 02 Chicago DVD, released in August, mixes our interest in Chicago real estate with our love of great Chicago bands. Filmmaker Christ [...]

Astoria Tower brings deco design, hotel services to condo project

Once the "Greek Town" of New York City, the Astoria neighborhood in Queens has become a blend of many different cultures and lifestyles. The South Loo [...]

Attractive rehabs, pricing and locations let conversions compete with new condos

By the end of 2005, more than 4,000 rental units in downtown Chicago will have converted to condominiums, according to estimates by Appraisal Research [...]

Professional punch list now can save buyers money later

Recently, when a Tomacor home inspector tried to complete a home inspection with our client the builder became outraged. "You can't bring that guy in [...]

'Manhattanization' is changing the face of downtown Chicago

Twenty-five years ago, a stroll south down Wabash Avenue toward the Chicago River on the Near North Side of Chicago was sooty and uneventful. A highl [...]
Ultra-luxury homes

Ultra-luxury homes

Chicago's high end keeps getting higher If it is ever possible to pity buyers of new ultra-luxury condos in downtown Chicago, now is the time. Neve [...]
Luxury for less

Luxury for less

CA keeps prices low, finishes high at Edgebrook Glen There's luxury pricing and then there's luxury living. According to Paul Bertsche, of CA Develop [...]
Timeless homes

Timeless homes

North Shore's CBI brings its high-end historic homes to city It has been more that 15 years since the principals behind CBI Custom Homes started thei [...]
Addressing the past

Addressing the past

Adaptive reuse projects play on premium locations, vintage charm While the ultra-luxury market is dominated by new construction, some of Chicago's to [...]
Hotel Condomania

Hotel Condomania

Buyers and developers see new luxury hybrid as suite deal A few years ago, almost no one in Chicago had heard of hotel condominiums. The concept, whi [...]
Do it your way

Do it your way

Ultra-luxury buyers spare little expense or imagination in custom build-outs Now that corporate lawyer Jim Jacobson and his wife Mindy, a nurse, have [...]
Life at the top

Life at the top

Penthouses aren't what they used to be - but some are better than ever For the true high-flyer nothing tops buying a penthouse, but buying the bigges [...]
South Loop learns how students can add life to growing neighborhood

South Loop learns how students can add life to growing neighborhood

Law student Jason Hitchings was stepping out of his South Loop dorm recently when he overheard a passerby mention that he was leaving his job as a cle [...]

Attractive rehabs, pricing and locations let conversions compete with new condos

Housing Watch By the end of 2005, more than 4,000 rental units in downtown Chicago will have converted to condominiums, according to estimates by App [...]
By design

By design

Ranquist keeps focus on design, context from Bridgeport houses to Lincoln Park condos Two things stand out when perusing the latest offerings from Ra [...]
Building on the Boulevard

Building on the Boulevard

Sutherland's new homes help rejuvenate historic Drexel Boulevard For the better part of a decade, Sutherland Pearsall Development Corporation has pla [...]

'05 condo conversion boom offers buyers more variety than '70s wave

During 1979, the height of condomania in the Windy City, nearly 4,800 rental apartments were converted to condominiums in downtown Chicago. That was d [...]

Most condominium problems found in common areas, not units

One of the questions I mulled over while preparing a final exam for students in my home inspection class was, what percentage of building problems are [...]

As home prices keep growing, Chicago buyers wonder, "What bubble?"

Home prices in 2005 appear to be strapped to the space shuttle and headed for the stratosphere. Boosted by skyrocketing home prices on the East and W [...]
The mod squad

The mod squad

Big new projects tout progressive design while low-rise looks to past Speculative housing in Chicago hasn't offered much for architecture aficionados [...]
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