Tag: Downtown Loop

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New moving fees have One Museum Park developers feeling litigious

Grab the popcorn -- we might have a good ol' rock 'em, sock 'em fight on our hands. The developers of One Museum Park East are suing the tower's condo ...
An artfully crafted Arts-and-Crafts loft in River North

An artfully crafted Arts-and-Crafts loft in River North

Someone give Dennis Rodkin and Chicago Magazine an award for Most Improved Videos, because the ones they've posted for Dennis' Deal Estate feature ...

Downtown studio sales barely register in 2010

Studios don't take up a lot of space on the MLS -- by my count, they currently represent about 4.5% of the condo market in downtown's 14 ZIP codes. Re ...

Yo’s guide to renting on the Near North Side

Our latest guide introduces renters to the Gold Coast, Old Town, and the rest of the Near North Side. Inside you can learn why people do and don't liv ...
Block 37 walk is tops in 2010 views

Block 37 walk is tops in 2010 views

Who'd have thought that Joe Zekas would be a bigger draw than Ivanka Trump in 2010? On almost any given day, our 2008 video of Donald's daughter t ...
Choice cuts: Renovated corner condo on Michigan Avenue listed below 2000 sale price

Choice cuts: Renovated corner condo on Michigan Avenue listed below 2000 sale price

Down, down, down goes the price of this corner condo at 777 N Michigan Ave. Unit 3201, a 1,650 square-foot two-bedroom / 2.5-bath positioned on t ...
Locator bedbugs still lying about Roosevelt Collection shops

Locator bedbugs still lying about Roosevelt Collection shops

Back in August of 2009 we reported that apartment locator bedbugs (we used to call them maggots) were beginning to swarm the Roosevelt Collection ...
Feeling the pain at Wells Street Tower

Feeling the pain at Wells Street Tower

River City isn't the only building on South Wells Street where prices have tanked -- it's tough to be a seller at Wells Street Tower, too. Six of the ...
Condo rental inventory dries up in 60606

Condo rental inventory dries up in 60606

The 60606 ZIP code isn't much of a residential area compared to many downtown ZIPs. The homes listed for sale there are concentrated in a handful ...
Comparing census tracts in Curbed Cup competitors

Comparing census tracts in Curbed Cup competitors

The fourth matchup in the Curbed Cup quarterfinals is coming down to the wire. As I write this, Logan Square is leading West Town in voting 55% t ...

One Museum Park East to rent 20 unsold condos

The developers of One Museum Park East, 1211 S Prairie Ave, will rent out about 20 of the building's unsold condos, Crain's reports. Don't expect any ...
Curbed Cup scandals, NY and Chicago editions

Curbed Cup scandals, NY and Chicago editions

Curbed New York discovered ballot-stuffing in its Curbed Cup matchup between Park Slope and Roosevelt Island. In Chicago, Uptown surpassed Ri ...
King of the FSBO holdouts: Three years and counting for a Gotham Loft

King of the FSBO holdouts: Three years and counting for a Gotham Loft

Although Redfin tracks units for sale by owner, I normally don't include these homes in my own searches and number-crunching. They're fun to look at ...

Watching the median in West Town

West Town recently ranked sixth among Chicago community areas in the average sale price of a condo, behind the Loop, Near North Side, Lincoln Park, Ne ...
Rent or buy at the Sexton Lofts

Rent or buy at the Sexton Lofts

Over the summer I noted the relative lack of rental options in River North's loft buildings, and pointed to a 1,750 square-foot unit at Sexton Lofts, ...
Surprising condos on a do-not-lend list

Surprising condos on a do-not-lend list

A post at Gary Lucido’s Getting Real blog includes an extensive list of condo developments that are on an unnamed lender’s “do-not-lend” list. Gar ...
It’s Chinatown: Three years of condo sales

It’s Chinatown: Three years of condo sales

Chinatown's a small neighborhood to begin with, so its not a shock to learn that just 12 condos, townhomes, and single-family homes have sold ther ...
Unfortunate headline of the day

Unfortunate headline of the day

From the Wall Street Journal. Housing project goes dark ...
600 Lake Shore Drive closing in on closeout

600 Lake Shore Drive closing in on closeout

One or two condos sell every week at 600 Lake Shore Drive, and the project is fast approaching closeout, says Royal Fisher, one of Belgravia Group ...
Chicago Spire — still dead

Chicago Spire — still dead

At this point, stories of the Spire's incremental demise don't interest me, but a couple of people have sent me links to today's story regarding t ...
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