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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 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 23, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

A lovingly-renovated Bronzeville single-family

3228 S Prairie Chicago

Tim and his wife were looking for a major renovation challenge when they moved from the suburbs to the part of Bronzeville known as The Gap. They bought a vacant property, completely redid all of the mechanical systems, and restored the home to a state close to its original 1888 floor plan. The result is ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 1, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

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

Cabrini-Green site aerial

Crain’s Chicago Business has a report on the impact of the market downturn on the redevelopment of Chicago Housing Authority projects pursuant to what Crain’s refers to as its “so-called Plan for Transformation.” The Crain’s headline tells the story: “Real estate collapse cripples CHA plan to mix homeowners, renters.” Crain’s snarky reference notwithstanding, CHA high-rise ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 1, 2012
ChicagoSouth Side

High-end finishes and convenient location at Park Boulevard in Bronzeville

Bronzeville townhomes

For a limited time new home buyers can receive a $10,000 grant through the Find Your Place in Chicago program when they purchase a new home at Park Boulevard in Chicago’s Bronzeville / Douglas neighborhood. Park Boulevard has an enviable location across the street from Illinois Institute of Technology, with quick access to US Cellular ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 27, 2011
ChicagoSouth Side

Landmark living at $99 per square foot

Last May I stumbled across Fred Scovell’s listing for a Queen Anne-style mansion at 2801 S Prairie Ave on the Near South Side. His listing had no text, just photos, but a quick Google search of the address revealed a lot about the home’s history. From my post: The Wood-Maxey-Boyd House is a Queen Anne-style ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on March 30, 2011

Market watch: Pre-Olympic Village Douglas

This Friday, the IOC will announce the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics. While Chicago may not be a shoo-in, it is a reasonable contender. The Olympic Village, which would house 17,000 competitors, is planned to be built in the South Side neighborhood of Douglas. Below are some of the new home options in ...

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Posted by erik stonikas on September 28, 2009