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Condo buyers docking in River City

Condo buyers docking in River City

Few downtown condo developments advertise their units at boat shows, but then again, few have anything to offer boat lovers. That's not the case at Ri [...]
Big house on the Prairie

Big house on the Prairie

Legacy brings new luxury tower to South Loop Who says the Gold Coast is the place for high living in Chicago? Sure, the tony neighborhood north of d [...]

Brick veneer often presents problems in new masonry homes

During the last couple of years masonry problems have been cropping up in new construction all over the city. The trend is ironic, given Chicago's hi [...]

New condo buyers sitting pretty in the catbird seat as builders scramble for sales

While 2002 may be the worst of times for condominium developers, it may be the best of times for would-be condo buyers. "Condo buyers are in the catb [...]

Dakota combines condo luxury and loft aesthetics

A parcel like the one in the 3600 block of North Halsted doesn't come along every day, or every year, for that matter. So when Tom Drake, of the D [...]

First loft condominiums proving a hit in Bridgeport

What springs to mind when you think of Bridge- port? Trade unions, stock- yards, machine politics, smoky barrooms? Guess again. While that stereoty [...]

Make sure that your home inspector is working for you

Every profession has standards that have evolved over time – and its share of "professionals" who are willing to ignore them. In the case of hom [...]

A Lincoln Park milestone: Homes average $1 million

Lincoln Park, for decades one of Chicago's richest neighborhoods, reached a milestone in 2001. For the first time, the average list price of a single- [...]

High hopes

In a slower market, new highrises continue to test the water If you build it, they will come. Probably. Of course, if you only say you're going to bu [...]
Location, new housing breathe life into colorful Bridgeport

Location, new housing breathe life into colorful Bridgeport

By 11 a.m. the Teamsters are tired. They've been out here a couple of hours already, on the 3700 block of South Halsted, picketing in front of Allen B [...]
A rare find

A rare find

2300 St. Paul optimizes design on prime Bucktown site You might say Turnberry Proper- ties has cornered the market in Bucktown. The developer, whic [...]
In a New York minute

In a New York minute

Amenities, location sell over 300 condos in 300 days at the New York, by American Invsco Many developers are thrilled if they can sell one home a we [...]
Like a million bucks

Like a million bucks

Geoffrey Ruttenberg remembers when a million dollars was a lot of money. "There was a time when $1 million got you the best house, whatever you wanted [...]
Tales from the home front

Tales from the home front

Surviving unexpected housemates, showerless bathrooms and other surprises in buying a new home My wife and I recently purchased a brand new home on t [...]
Buying new Construction in Lincoln Park? Bring plenty of cash – and patience

Buying new Construction in Lincoln Park? Bring plenty of cash – and patience

Maura Grace spent two years shopping for a new condo before she found one she liked and could afford. Paul Breytman looked at only one project before [...]

High times

Skyline growing with boom in condo towers If you were to stack all of the planned highrises with units now for sale in Chicago end to end they would [...]
Widening the Gateway

Widening the Gateway

Development adds new breadth to gritty Rogers park "Within two years this will be an entirely different street." Jennifer Long, then a business deve [...]
Logan Square

Logan Square

As prices rise in Logan Square, Humboldt Park fights gentrification Lula Café is nearly full at lunchtime, but about half of the tables are tak [...]
Old benefits bring new residents, homes to Irving Park

Old benefits bring new residents, homes to Irving Park

By all accounts, Jack and Liz Wilson seemed to be overpaying for their house in Old Irving Park when they bought it in the early '80s. No one disputed [...]

Quote of the day: walkable neighborhood a luxury good for rich people

... a walkable neighborhood, or an entirely walkable city like Manhattan, is a luxury good for rich people ... and not an affordable alternative for r [...]
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