Tag: Conversions

Buying into a walk-up conversion was often a bad deal

Buying into a walk-up conversion was often a bad deal

In the 40 years that I've followed Chicago condo conversions I've rarely seen the renovation and condo conversion of a 12+ unit walkup buildings w ...
From the archives – price collapses on a Noble Square one-bedroom

From the archives – price collapses on a Noble Square one-bedroom

Five years ago today we noted a $20,000 asking-price reduction on a 1-bedroom condo at 1428 W Walton St in Noble Square. Unit 1S, which was the last i ...
Updating an Uptown condo conversion face-off

Updating an Uptown condo conversion face-off

Five years ago today we wrote about two Uptown condo conversions directly across the street from each other at 927 and 928 W Eastwood. We noted t ...
Do Parc Huron, EnV prices suggest possibility of condo-to-rental conversions?

Do Parc Huron, EnV prices suggest possibility of condo-to-rental conversions?

The prices at which two new apartment towers have sold recently raise the question of whether owners in some newer condo buildings could realize h ...
A cold wind blows at 2930 North Sheridan

A cold wind blows at 2930 North Sheridan

Five years ago YoChicago was writing about the recently-announced condo conversion at 2930 North Sheridan, in Lake View. We revisited the developm ...
From Yo’s archives – free plasma TVs and agents drinking their own Kool-Aid

From Yo’s archives – free plasma TVs and agents drinking their own Kool-Aid

Remember plasma TVs as sales incentives? Remember buying a Bronzeville condo for its appreciation potential? Five years ago today we were writi ...
Steep declines on 525 Hawthorne Place resale prices

Steep declines on 525 Hawthorne Place resale prices

525 Hawthorne Place was built in 1969 and converted to condos in 2002. The 30-story, 233-unit building has a solid Lakeview East location overlooking ...
FSBO follies in Logan Square?

FSBO follies in Logan Square?

In the early years of the millennium a patch of Logan Square along Armitage was a hotbed of development activity, playing host to a number of loft ...
Conversions and Oakwood Shores: Bronzeville's dominant features

Conversions and Oakwood Shores: Bronzeville's dominant features

In this video, Coldwell Banker Realtor Clarence Thompson tells me about three distinct pricing areas within Bronzeville. Sixty-seven percent of the ...
Floor plan faceoff: lakeside living in two Rogers Park two-bedrooms

Floor plan faceoff: lakeside living in two Rogers Park two-bedrooms

Turn east off of Sheridan in Rogers Park and you'll quickly run out of road, as just about every street cul-de-sacs at the edge of a beach or a lak ...
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