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East Lake Shore Drive foreclosure a “once-in-a-lifetime thing”

East Lake Shore Drive foreclosure a “once-in-a-lifetime thing”

Dennis Rodkin has the dirt on the "first modern-day foreclosure" to hit East Lake Shore Drive: a 3,800 square-foot condo in the street's only condo bu ...
Stuff that sells: How much for this Old Town townhome?

Stuff that sells: How much for this Old Town townhome?

In October 2009, Joe Zekas shot a sponsored walk-through of a mint-condition townhome at 1447 N Cleveland Ave in Old Town with Prudential Rubloff' ...
New to the market: River North residence back in action for $4.19 million

New to the market: River North residence back in action for $4.19 million

Few listings cross the $4 million threshold in River North. Until yesterday, only four homes in River North were priced above that mark: a 38th-floor ...
Stuff that sells: Lake Shore Drive landmark sells for $5.15 million

Stuff that sells: Lake Shore Drive landmark sells for $5.15 million

One of the four lavish, landmarked mansions in the 1200 block of North Lake Shore Drive sold this month for $5.15 million. 1260 N Lake Shore Dr, b ...
Downtown’s new construction market on pace to 600 sales in 2010

Downtown’s new construction market on pace to 600 sales in 2010

“Right now, we’re just kind of glued in place," says Gail Lissner, vice president of Appraisal Research Counselors, in a new Crain's article about ...
Creating a full-floor home in River North

Creating a full-floor home in River North

Locals call Superior 110 "the blue building" because of the striking tint of its floor-to-ceiling windows. As you'll see in this video, the camera ...
Crain’s: Block 37 on course to foreclosure sale

Crain’s: Block 37 on course to foreclosure sale

A Cook County judge issued a foreclosure order against Block 37 earlier today, paving the way for a foreclosure sale sometime in early 2011, Crain ...
Downtown’s rental inventory: a year in review

Downtown’s rental inventory: a year in review

Fifty-two weeks ago, we started tracking the number of homes listed for rent in 14 different downtown-area ZIP codes. (Every Friday, using the "re ...

What’s your beef?

Halloween's long gone, but the horror stories keep on coming. In the past day buyers have complained under our YouTube videos and in NewHomeNotebook p ...
Grand jury: Pure was a Ponzi scheme

Grand jury: Pure was a Ponzi scheme

Anyone who has followed the story of Pure over the past two years knows the building is anything but. Today, a federal grand jury indicted the dev ...
1000 Lake Shore, Drive vs. Plaza: Similar addresses, different price points in the Gold Coast

1000 Lake Shore, Drive vs. Plaza: Similar addresses, different price points in the Gold Coast

So I'm casually browsing Gold Coast over a morning coffee, and I start to detect an unnaturally wild spread in pricing at one location: 1000 Nort ...
Lease-up for downtown’s newest apartment buildings nears halfway point

Lease-up for downtown’s newest apartment buildings nears halfway point

Roughly half of the apartments in downtown's seven newest rental high-rises are now under lease, according to Appraisal Research Counselors' latest Do ...
Promotions from the past: “The ideal home-in-town” at Sandburg Village

Promotions from the past: “The ideal home-in-town” at Sandburg Village

Last week we found a folder of promotional materials for Sandburg Village that surely date back to the late 1960s. Earlier today I scanned this list o ...
Searching for stability in Chicago neighborhoods

Searching for stability in Chicago neighborhoods

Jeff Baird is a real estate valuation consultant based in Chicago. He founded Lakeshore Analytics to bring comprehensive, understandable housing d ...

Could Waterview move ahead as an office tower?

Developer Mark Goodman may try to complete the unfinished Waterview Tower at 111 W Wacker Dr, not as a 90-story condo / hotel high-rise, but as a ...
Sales update: 15 condos left at SoNo

Sales update: 15 condos left at SoNo

SoNo's closeout has begun. According to a new press release from @properties, the 15 condos still for sale in the 199-unit building, located at 860 W ...
Kardas puts on an air show

Kardas puts on an air show

Our ace photographer Michael Kardas is currently at the VA hospital for a knee replacement. His take on it is “a new knee, a new me.” Or maybe he ...
Rumor mill: New plans for Peshtigo site?

Rumor mill: New plans for Peshtigo site?

I'm not big on Realtor society gossip and luncheon recaps, so I normally skip over Agent X's "Agent About Town" writeups in Chicago Agent Magazine. Th ...
Rent or buy a Pumpkin’s pad

Rent or buy a Pumpkin’s pad

Today is the greatest...time to buy! Despite all his rage, Billy Corgan's home is still...oh, forget it. The Smashing Pumpkins frontman has been tr ...
Choice cuts: $6,000 to $310,000 off original prices at Walton on the Park

Choice cuts: $6,000 to $310,000 off original prices at Walton on the Park

Hat tip to CribChatter for discovering a new round of price cuts at Walton on the Park, 2 W Delaware Pl. The new prices, rolled out yesterday, are an ...
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