Tag: Downtown Loop

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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 ...

Decision on Lexington Park Condominiums to be made in early 2011

Lexington Park Condominiums will stay empty through the beginning of the new year, as owner ST Residential comes to a decision on whether to market th ...
October in review: Looking back at sales in the Downtown / Loop market

October in review: Looking back at sales in the Downtown / Loop market

Yesterday's news of a $5.25 million resale at the Palmolive Building (right) had me wondering what else sold in the downtown market this October. I pu ...
Pups on parade

Pups on parade

Over the weekend Joe Z. posted some pics from a Halloween dog parade outside Alta at K Station in the Fulton River District. In case you missed the ...
Mondial on the move

Mondial on the move

In the four months since @properties took over the marketing of Mondial, 910 W Huron St in River West, and cut prices on select condos by 10 to 30 per ...
Halloween dog parade at K Station

Halloween dog parade at K Station

The shots in the slide show were taken this morning at a Halloween dog costume contest and parade at the park at K Station. The event was organi ...
What Yelpers say about Presidential Towers

What Yelpers say about Presidential Towers

With 20 entries to its name, Presidential Towers, 555 W Madison St, is the second most reviewed development in the downtown area at Yelp. Why does it ...
Loft living: Is this China Club short sale the coolest of the cool kids?

Loft living: Is this China Club short sale the coolest of the cool kids?

I don't know how Redfin's "popular new listings" list works (what Redfin considers "new," whether they're tracking individual listing views or somet ...
A home-sized three-bedroom at The Regent in the Gold Coast

A home-sized three-bedroom at The Regent in the Gold Coast

This three-bedroom / three-bath condo at The Regent, 190 E Walton Pl, has the feel of a luxurious home, and the spacious rooms, master suite, and st ...
Noble Street Lofts, then and now

Noble Street Lofts, then and now

"The 'Clybourn Corridor' of the 1990s will be Grand Avenue." - Developer Jack Berger, speaking to Charles Hayes of the Chicago Tribune in a Sept. 10 ...
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