Tag: Chicago

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Bowmanville home aims to crack the $1 million mark

Bowmanville home aims to crack the $1 million mark

It's been nearly two years since we visited the 2200 block of Farragut for the video tour, above, of a home with Eric Rojas, one of YoChicago's ad ...
A day for honoring Martin Luther King Jr

A day for honoring Martin Luther King Jr

As we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr, we might pause to consider how much has changed since he came to Chicago in 1966 to advance ...
Median Chicago condo sales price soars 24% year-over-year

Median Chicago condo sales price soars 24% year-over-year

The following market update arrived via a news release from RE/MAX Northern Illinois: October home sales in the metropolitan Chicago real est ...
Chicago is leading net exporter of people to New York

Chicago is leading net exporter of people to New York

According to a recent piece by Aaron Renn at City Journal, the New York area lost nearly 2 million net domestic migrants in the 2000s. Chicago did ...
A home “like no other” under contract on Ashland

A home “like no other” under contract on Ashland

Redfin's email recently surfaced a "new listing" for one of the Ashland Urban condos at 2607 N Ashland Ave whose pretensions we noted last October ...
Brother El visits Muddy Waters home in North Kenwood

Brother El visits Muddy Waters home in North Kenwood

The former home of "legendary Chicago blues musician Muddy Waters" was recently listed by Landmarks Illinois as one of the 10 most endangered hist ...
Columbus Park, an idealized prairie in Austin

Columbus Park, an idealized prairie in Austin

The Austin neighborhood on Chicago's West Side is home to one of the city's most beautiful parks. Columbus Park was conceived 100 years ago, a ...
Zillow and Trulia lag brokerage sites in timeliness, accuracy, completeness

Zillow and Trulia lag brokerage sites in timeliness, accuracy, completeness

The WAV Group recently published a Redfin-sponsored study comparing listing search results at local brokerage websites in 11 major markets with se ...
An aerial progress report on the CHA’s Plan for Transformation

An aerial progress report on the CHA’s Plan for Transformation

Crain's Chicago Business has a report on the impact of the market downturn on the redevelopment of Chicago Housing Authority projects pursuant to ...
The loft deadpool – River East Center

The loft deadpool – River East Center

In 1988 we organized a home show at North Pier, a Streeterville loft building that has since been known as River East Center and, most recently, R ...
Redfin seeing many multiple offer transactions in Chicago area

Redfin seeing many multiple offer transactions in Chicago area

Redfin's Dario Medina and Mark Reitman stopped by my office the other day for an off-the-cuff discussion of Redfin's business model and some of th ...
Broker lunch today at 600 N Lake Shore Drive

Broker lunch today at 600 N Lake Shore Drive

Though the project is near a sellout, there are still a few homes left at 600 N. Lake Shore Drive, the stunning, new construction twin towers on the ...
Rehabbed row home on the Gold Coast’s Elm Street

Rehabbed row home on the Gold Coast’s Elm Street

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx9w2ZS9_MM When a home is 120 years old, there are going to be updates to the living space, but not often is a home ...
Median Chicago housing prices fall further in 2011

Median Chicago housing prices fall further in 2011

Chicago homes sales experienced their typical fourth quarter slump at the end of 2011, settling to about 7,600 houses and 4,500 condominiums and t ...
A large, character-laden South Loop loft

A large, character-laden South Loop loft

When you think of a loft you conjure sunlit sprawling spaces with high ceilings, exposed brick, and a lot of character. Too often all you find is ...
Greenview Gardens, a Rogers Park condo price collapse

Greenview Gardens, a Rogers Park condo price collapse

I stopped by Greenview Gardens in Rogers Park, 7633 – 39 N Greenview, to check the condition of the building. What prompted my visit was a ste ...
Single-family home sales up consistently across Chicago neighborhoods

Single-family home sales up consistently across Chicago neighborhoods

The city saw a 30% increase in single family homes last quarter of the previous quarter, and the increase was consistent across the top 20 neigh ...
Quote of the day – Chicago’s affordable hosing program

Quote of the day – Chicago’s affordable hosing program

We first wrote about Madison Estates, a development in the 2200 block of West Madison on Chicago's Near West Side, back in January of 2007 – a dif ...
Are there Sabbath elevators in Chicago?

Are there Sabbath elevators in Chicago?

MSNBC provides some background to the question in the headline: Jewish law, or halacha, forbids the use of electrical items on the Sabbath. But ...
A rare new construction Bucktown single-family under $1M

A rare new construction Bucktown single-family under $1M

An MLS search for ground-up new construction single family homes in Bucktown turned up only one result today – the home that's the subject of this ...
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