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ChicagoNorth Side

A Lakeview East 3-bedroom with everything on your wish list

416 Briar

This 3-bedroom, 2-bath vintage condo at 416 W Briar Pl is on a tree-lined Lakeview East street close to the park and public transportation. The spacious, extra-wide home is in a 4-unit boutique building. It has all of the features that buyers want but so rarely find in homes in this location: 2-car parking, central ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 10, 2014
ChicagoFar North

A newer Edgewater 2-bedroom with panoramic east views

Catalpa Gardens

Catalpa Gardens, 1122 W Catalpa, is a rare newer-construction high-rise a block from the Bryn Mawr Historic District in Edgewater. The building has a range of amenities not typically found in the area: a rooftop sundeck with sweeping views of the skyline, a dog run and a fitness room. A corner 2-bedroom, 2-bath has just ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 10, 2014

Meet Jola Jablonska, a Chicago photographer

Jola and Eric

I’ve take many photographs while shooting 1,000s of videos and I’ve often been asked by real estate agents to do the photography for the home. I always decline, and advise the real estate agent that I can illustrate what a home looks like but a talented photographer can capture something more important: what a home ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 9, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

A single-level 3-bedroom at Lincoln Park’s Wrightwood Crossing

1307 Wrightwood

The three-bedroom, two-bath modern condo home at 1307 W Wrightwood in Lincoln Park has all the lifestyle features that buyers are seeking. The kitchen has high-end cabinetry and appliances, a large island, and is open to a spacious living / dining area that opens in turn to a private terrace. The bedroom wing of the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 5, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

An extra-wide top-floor Lakeview East home on a prime block

622 Oakdale

The newly-listed 3-bedroom, 2-bath top-floor home at 622 W Oakdale Ave has been highly-upgraded and boasts a number of unusual features. The home’s width enables all of the rooms to be generously-sized and allows for plentiful storage. A spacious kitchen has ample cabinet and counter space, a high-end appliance package and is open to the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 23, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Roscoe Village single-family sales appear to be hot

3400 block Oakley Ave

We drove around most of Roscoe Village yesterday looking for apartment for rent signs and saw only one. We did note about a dozen new homes, major renovations and teardowns underway. A brief scan of the area at Redfin reported scores of single-family homes having been sold in the neighborhood within the last 12 months, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 9, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

A corner Lakeview townhome with great outdoor space

1251 Fletcher

Set aside your preconceptions about townhomes. The 2-bedroom, 2 ½ bath townhome at 1251 W Fletcher doesn’t fit them. The home has a corner location and large windows that flood the living areas with light. The main rooms are spacious and have high ceilings. The home’s newly-renovated kitchen has granite counters, stainless-steel appliances and a ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 31, 2014
Far North

A high-rise loft in a steps-to-everything Edgewater location

1122 Catalpa

The 2-bedroom, bath-and-a-half loft condo at 1122 W Catalpa in Edgewater has every feature that savvy buyers are seeking, including an affordable price tag: $209,900. The home has high ceilings, hardwood floors, an upgraded kitchen with gas range and granite counters, an in-unit washer dryer, a private balcony and great separation between the bedrooms. The ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 11, 2014
ChicagoFar North

A bright, affordable 1-bedroom overlooking Winnemac Park

4957 N Seeley

Unit 2N at 4957 N Seeley in Ravenswood has hardwood floors, large room sizes and windows that flood the home with light. The corner living room and up-to-date, eat-in kitchen have attractive views over Winnemac Park. The park is a lively venue that’s popular with neighborhood residents and their pets. The home has a very ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 3, 2014
ChicagoNorthwest Side

A corner 3-bedroom on the boulevard in Logan Square

2623 W Logan

Unit 1W at 2623 W Logan Blvd is a bright corner 3-bedroom, 2-bath with a number of great features. The home boasts a huge living dining area open to the kitchen, 10 ½ foot ceilings, a fireplace, an unusually large amount of storage space, a walk-out patio and parking. The home has a terrific kitchen ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 7, 2014
ChicagoFar North

New listing – A sunny 2-bedroom across from Winnemac Park

1970 Winnemac

The spacious 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo at 1970 W Winnemac in Ravenswood has southern and western exposures overlooking Winnemac Park. The completely renovated home has some period details, including a gas-burning fireplace and a sunroom. The master suite is unusually large for a vintage conversion and has a wall of closets. The eat-in kitchen, adjacent to ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 20, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Condo sales, prices surge in West Town

2004 W Erie St

West Town is one of Chicago’s 77 official Community Areas, but it’s not a neighborhood name that many will recognize. West Town encompasses a number of more familiar sub-neighborhoods: parts of Bucktown and Humboldt Park, and all of Wicker Park, Ukrainian Village, East Village and River West. The local Multiple Listing Service enables real estate ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 27, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

West Loop 2/2 condo sales soar year-over-year

View from West Loop

Eric Rojas, one of YoChicago’s sponsors, recently studied year-to-date sales of 2-bedroom, 2-bath condos in the portion of the West Loop west of I90/94. His findings included an 80% year-over-year increase in the number of units sold. The median price of $350K was $100K over the median price of 2-bedroom, 1-bath units in the area. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 28, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A River North one-bedroom with a dream-sized terrace

451 W Huron Chicago

Unit 511 at 451 W Huron has a number of features that are unusual in River North. The most striking is an approximately 20 x 30-foot terrace that opens directly into the open-plan unit and affords a skyline view. The home has a large kitchen with an oversized island and a line-of-sight onto the terrace. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 29, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

Tour a Southport Corridor townhome that has everything you want

3543 N Bosworth

The Southport Corridor has become one of Chicago’s most sought-after neighborhoods, and it’s easy to see why. The pedestrian-friendly streets are packed with restaurants, bars, boutiques, coffee shops and new grocery stores. The neighborhood’s tree-lined side streets offer a wide variety of housing options, with a great deal of new and newer construction and easy ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 24, 2013

Tips for sellers with renter-occupied property

Eric Rojas

The market downturn of the past several years prompted many condo and home owners who needed to move on to rent their property rather than sell and take a loss. The market ticked upwards recently, and owners who want to sell need to decide whether it’s better to sell while the property is renter-occupied or ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 9, 2013

A Wicker Park duplex in a close-to-everything location

2124 W Evergreen

The 2-bedroom, 2 ½ bath duplex condo at 2124 W Evergreen is in a close-to-everything Wicker Park location. It’s just north of the terrific restaurant and boutique scene along Division Street and close to all of the action in Bucktown. The home has an open floor plan with large living spaces that flood with light. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 29, 2013
ChicagoFar North

A large Ravenswood home on a sunny, extra-wide lot

1913 W Leland Chicago

The large home at 1913 W Leland features 4 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, a family room, sun room, a spacious 3rd floor finished attic space adjacent to an deck, and an unfinished basement with laundry / workshop and storage. The spacious, gut-renovated eat-in kitchen will be the gathering point for every party and family event. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 5, 2013
ChicagoFar North

Snap-shot: Andersonville condo sales

4846 N Clark St Chicago

The Andersonville neighborhood will see its first major new construction condos since 2008 in the form of townhouses at 4832 N Clark. The attached townhouse development is an exciting addition and expansion of housing units in this popular North Side area. Let’s take a look at how Andersonville area condo sales are doing (attached homes ...

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Posted by Eric Rojas on March 19, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

A Southport Corridor new construction boom

3615 N Lakewood

Eric Rojas, one of our sponsors, is an active blogger who spends a lot of time on the streets looking at and then reporting on what’s new and interesting. Yesterday Eric focused on new construction along Lakewood Ave in the Southport Corridor. One of the properties Eric spotlighted was a new home on a corner ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 13, 2013