Real estate news & trends

Search posts

Coldwell Banker

ChicagoSouth Side

A move-in ready home in a convenient near-south location

3216 S Prairie

The 3- to 4-bedroom, 3 ½ bath home at 3216 S Prairie Ave was built 7 years ago but has the appearance of a new home. The home has high-ceilings, hardwood floors and generously-sized rooms. The living / dining area flows into an expansive kitchen / family room with an island and a pantry, and ...

Comment Read the full article →
Posted by Joe Zekas on April 23, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A Metropolitan Tower two-bedroom gem

Grant Park

Built in 1924, the Metropolitan Tower at 310 S Michigan Ave, was Chicago’s first building with 30 or more floors. In the early 2000s the building was converted into 220 luxury condos. Unit 2007 is a nicely upgraded, split-layout 2-bedroom, 2-bath with 11-foot ceilings. It has an in-unit washer / dryer and large walk-in-closets in ...

Comment Read the full article →
Posted by sponsored post on February 12, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

An upgraded 3-bedroom end unit at The Pointe

434 Armitage

The Pointe is one of the most sought-after townhome communities in Lincoln Park, and its appeal is easy to understand. It’s close to the park, the Green City Market, the Zoo, and enough bars and restaurants to keep almost everyone happy. More important to some, it’s in the Lincoln Elementary School attendance area. Coldwell Banker’s ...

Comment Read the full article →
Posted by sponsored post on January 29, 2014

An Edward Dart masterpiece on a Glencoe acre

350 Sunrise, Glencoe

Architect Edward Dart completed nearly 100 projects before his premature death at 53, among them a landmark home at 350 Sunrise Circle in Glencoe. The current owners of the home were captivated by it from the moment they first saw it, and enjoyed it for 38 years. The 17-room home has 7 bedrooms, 4 full ...

1 comment Read the full article →
Posted by Joe Zekas on October 7, 2013
ChicagoSouth Side

A suburban classic in Beverly

10200 S Artesian

This 5-bedroom, 3 1/2 bath 2-story home, built in 2010, would fit perfectly into many a northwest suburban neighborhood. Its setting has a suburban aura, lushly landscaped and on a short cul-de-sac adjacent to a 13.2-acre park teeming with recreational activities. The home, despite its gestalt, is in a very urban environment, at 10200 S ...

Comment Read the full article →
Posted by Joe Zekas on September 9, 2013

Navigating Chicago’s northwest suburban real estate market

Beth Repta

Chicago’s northwest suburban real estate market has been hot recently, with a limited number of homes for sale and many of them becoming involved in multiple offer situations. What can buyers and sellers do to have a competitive edge in this fast moving market? Coldwell Banker’s Beth Repta serves up some tips for buyers and ...

Comment Read the full article →
Posted by sponsored post on August 15, 2013

Nearly-new Glenview luxury a block from park and school

901 Wedel Glenview

The 5-bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home at 901 Wedel Ln in Glenview is less than a block from Crowley Park and Henking School. The nearly 4,000 square-foot home is distinguished by its rich architectural detailing, elaborate moldings and unusual sculpted ceilings. It has a large yard with a paver patio and a 2-car garage. It’s ...

Comment Read the full article →
Posted by sponsored post on August 5, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Coldwell Banker scores year’s second-highest condo lease at $18K

Aerial view of Waldorf Astoria

Yesterday’s email included the following: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage announced today it has brokered an off-market lease on a luxury condo in the prestigious Waldorf Astoria at 11 E. Walton for $18,000 a month through the brand’s luxury division, Coldwell Banker Previews International. This rental contract goes on the record as the second highest condominium ...

Comment Read the full article →
Posted by Joe Zekas on July 16, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Price reduced on Gold Coast greystone rowhouse

67 E Cedar Chicago

When we first visited the classic Gold Coast rowhouse at 67 E Cedar St it had just been listed for sale and was priced at $3,250,000. The price was recently reduced to $2,975,000. The home was gutted two years ago with a goal of preserving as much of the original detailing as possible, especially a ...

Comment Read the full article →
Posted by Joe Zekas on June 3, 2013
ChicagoSouth Side

A 4-bedroom Bridgeport rowhome across from Donovan Park

Lexington Square rowhome

The contemporary 4-bedroom, 2 ½ bath rowhome at 960 W 37th St is bright and airy, and across from popular http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Donovan-Playground-Park/. The home, built by Lexington Homes, is in the Lexington Square development in Bridgeport. The rooftop deck offers views of Chicago’s skyline. US Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox, 2005 World Series ...

Comment Read the full article →
Posted by sponsored post on May 30, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

Lincoln Park townhomes draw open house crowds

Nicholas Apostal

I recently shot video with Nicholas Apostal of Coldwell Banker’s Apostal Group at two Lincoln Park townhomes, both of which held open houses this past Sunday. Both of the homes are within the Lincoln Elementary School attendance boundaries. More than 60 buyers turned out to tour a completely updated 3-4 bedroom, 3-bath townhome at 1623 ...

Comment Read the full article →
Posted by Joe Zekas on May 7, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

Tour a Lincoln Park townhome that far exceeds expectations

1623 N Vine Chicago

A Lincoln Park townhome that’s flexible enough to provide private space for four roommates or accommodate a family with children is a rare find. The newly-listed fee simple townhome in the award-winning Clusters on Vine at 1623 N Vine St is priced in the mid-$500s. The home is on a quiet, one-way street in the ...

Comment Read the full article →
Posted by sponsored post on April 29, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

A Lincoln Park townhome with a large rooftop deck

Nicholas Apostal

Seminary Court Townhomes in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood offers a great location close to public transportation, shops, restaurants and the Agassiz Elementary School. This beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 3-story townhome offers large bay windows on both ends of the home, an eat-in kitchen with new stainless steel appliances, granite, maple cabinets, breakfast bar, and ...

Comment Read the full article →
Posted by sponsored post on March 26, 2013
West suburbsElmhurst

A split-level Elmhurst home with a great deck and yard

793 S Washington Elmhurst

The owners of the 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath split-level at 793 S Washington St have renovated the home over time to make it a warm and cozy environment. The main level opens into an L-shaped living / dining room with hardwood floors. Adjacent to the updated eat-in kitchen is an expansive deck overlooking a large ...

Comment Read the full article →
Posted by sponsored post on March 26, 2013
West suburbsElmhurst

Tour a new, all-masonry 6-bedroom in South Elmhurst

903 Chatham Elmhurst

The new 6-bedroom, 5-bath home at 903 Chatham Ave is just two blocks from Butterfield Park. The soaring, 2-story entry foyer sets the tone for this 4,000 square foot home, introducing you to the high level of finishes and millwork found throughout. An unusual feature of the home, made possible by its 60-foot lot width, ...

Comment Read the full article →
Posted by sponsored post on March 21, 2013
West suburbsElmhurst

Tour an aggressively-priced 4-bedroom Elmhurst ranch

453 East Court Elmhurst

The 4-bedroom, 2 ½ bath ranch at 453 East Court is on a quiet street a block from the popular East End Park. The park has a new pool, ball diamonds, lighted tennis courts, a basketball court, playground equipment, group picnic areas and outdoor restrooms. This light, bright corner-lot home has been nicely updated. Bay ...

Comment Read the full article →
Posted by sponsored post on March 20, 2013
West suburbsElmhurst

A like-new Nantucket-style home in center-of-town Elmhurst

249 E St Charles Elmhurst

The 4-bedroom, 4-bath Nantucket-style home at 249 E St Charles Rd is in a convenient center-of-town Elmhurst location. This like-new, spacious home was built in 2008 and boasts 3,000 square feet of open-plan living area. The home has a separate formal dining room with butler’s pantry, a large kitchen island adjacent to a breakfast area ...

Comment Read the full article →
Posted by sponsored post on March 19, 2013
West suburbsElmhurst

A wonderfully rehabbed ranch close to Elmhurst schools

210 Van Buren Elmhurst

The 3-bedroom, 2-bath ranch at 210 W Van Buren St has a great Elmhurst location. It’s diagonally across the street from Jackson Elementary School, a few blocks from Bryan Middle School, and close to everything that Oak Brook has to offer. The corner-lot home has been beautifully rehabbed and tastefully decorated. It has an unusually ...

Comment Read the full article →
Posted by sponsored post on March 18, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

Does Bucktown merit a $75K premium over the West Loop?

CA23 video

If you’re in the market for a new 3-bedroom condo with 1,900 square feet, you have two very similar floor plans to choose from, one in Bucktown and one in the West Loop. The top floor plan above is at CA3, Belgravia Group‘s new 40-unit West Loop development at Aberdeen and Adams. The second floor ...

Comment Read the full article →
Posted by Joe Zekas on March 14, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A beautifully restored Gold Coast home on a tree-lined block

67 E Cedar St Chicago

The classic Gold Coast rowhouse at 67 E Cedar St was gutted two years ago, but with a goal of preserving as much of the original detailing as possible — especially the magnificent staircase. The result is a 5-bedroom, 4 ½ bath home that offers unusual flexibility for an extended family, a family with live-in ...

Comment Read the full article →
Posted by sponsored post on February 8, 2013