Tag: Neighborhoods

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When real estate agents don’t know where they are

When real estate agents don’t know where they are

Over many years I've continued to be stunned by how little real estate agents are about the locations of the homes they're selling or assisting bu ...
Is the West Loop there yet?

Is the West Loop there yet?

Five years ago we took an in-depth look at the West Loop and ended with the suggestion that it had a ways to go before becoming a pedestrian-frien ...
The South Loop, from the country’s hottest neighborhood to Chicago’s Las Vegas

The South Loop, from the country’s hottest neighborhood to Chicago’s Las Vegas

When our then-editor Barry Pearce picked up his copy of the June 2007 issue of Chicago Magazine, he was "astounded … to learn that the South Loop is p ...
Which Humboldt Park is the real one?

Which Humboldt Park is the real one?

There's an idealized Humboldt Park and a real one. You can find the idealized version at a real estate site: A diverse, family-friendly area fu ...
Weak prices on homes featured during Beverly Week

Weak prices on homes featured during Beverly Week

Five years ago YoChicago headed south to Beverly and Morgan Park for an week-long look at the neighborhoods, most of which are treated as one by t ...
The Miracle House in Galewood

The Miracle House in Galewood

Yesterday I headed out to Galewood Crossings for an updated look at the development, and then ventured a mile further west to the Galewood neighbo ...
Some questions about Humboldt Heights

Some questions about Humboldt Heights

There's a part of Bridgeport east of Halsted that some of the locals mockingly refer to as Bridgeport Heights in light of the area's supersized ho ...
An insider’s look at Logan Square and Palmer Square

An insider’s look at Logan Square and Palmer Square

A great way to learn about real estate in a Chicago neighborhood is to hop in the car and drive around it with a real estate agent who lives there ...
YoChicago gets around Chicagoland

YoChicago gets around Chicagoland

Keeping faith with one of our tag lines – Chicagoland's #1 real estate video channel – we've shot video in 37 Chicago neighborhoods and 7 suburbs ...
Chicago housing is clearly in a buyers’ market

Chicago housing is clearly in a buyers’ market

The housing market in Chicago is clearly a buyers market. However, beginning in October of last year we began to feel a turn which is now showing up a ...
Where oh where is Roscoe Village?

Where oh where is Roscoe Village?

As the rental season heats up, newcomers to Chicago often find themselves mystified by the many neighborhood names they see in rental ads: Roscoe ...
Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards honor city’s best

Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards honor city’s best

Rather than summarize this news release, we pass it along in its entirety. Video clips of the award winners are available online. On February 2 ...
Chicago’s most popular rental neighborhoods

Chicago’s most popular rental neighborhoods

Google Analytics provides us an ongoing snapshot of the relatively popularity of the neighborhoods covered by our rental Guides and at-a-glance li ...
The first step in your Chicago apartment search

The first step in your Chicago apartment search

Chicago's neighborhoods vary widely in livability, ranging from close to paradise to barely survivable to scary as hell. Long before you begin ...
Should real estate agents be banned from creating neighborhood names?

Should real estate agents be banned from creating neighborhood names?

There's a fascinating piece on the subject of neighborhood names at Atlantic Cities. The article includes an overwrought view of the power of Real ...
Good morning Bridgeport

Good morning Bridgeport

If your current or next neighborhood doesn't have a Sixth Ward or an Sloopin or an Uptown Update or a Center Square Journal, your best source of l ...
A drive down the Non-magnificent Mile

A drive down the Non-magnificent Mile

It's Partee Time, and Partee Wesley takes you on a drive along the Non-magnificent Mile, Michigan Avenue's doppelgänger in Roseland and West Pullm ...
Chicago’s neighborhood misspelling bee

Chicago’s neighborhood misspelling bee

What's the most commonly misspelled Chicago neighborhood? It's not Lake View. The neighborhood's official name is spelled as two words, but the ...
Quote of the day – Graffiti, to glorify god’s name

Quote of the day – Graffiti, to glorify god’s name

If your neighborhood, or your property, has been vandalized by graffiti, watch the video to learn what you're up against – including an apparently ...
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 ...
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