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A Lincoln Square 2-bedroom with a terrific private deck

5067 N Lincoln

This spacious 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo, Unit 205 at 5067 N Lincoln Ave, offers high ceilings, crown moldings, hardwood floors, a large kitchen with ample cabinets and counter space, and a luxurious feel throughout. The highlight of the home is a private outdoor terrace that spans more than 400 square feet and that could be expanded. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 4, 2014
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Tour a vintage 3-bedroom in an Edgewater 6-flat

5445 N Kenmore

This 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath vintage condo at 5445 N Kenmore in Edgewater sprawls over 2,800 square feet of living area. The home boasts large, light-filled rooms with great separation between public and private spaces. It has hardwood floors, a newly-renovated kitchen with a breakfast area, a spacious formal dining room, a large updated master ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 22, 2014
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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
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MLS-listed Edgewater rentals reach a low

Aerial view of north lakefront

There were 43 homes, apartments and condos listed for rent in the local Multiple Listing Service in ZIP Code 60660 as of yesterday morning. That’s the lowest level we’ve seen since we began periodic tracking over two years ago. The available listings ranged from a studio renting for $650 a month to a 3,000 square-foot ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 12, 2014
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MLS-listed rental supply plunges in Edgewater, Rogers Park

Edgewater aerial

A month ago there were 154 homes, apartments and condos listed for rent in the Multiple Listing Service in ZIP Codes 60660 and 60626. As of late yesterday there were only 110, a 29% drop from 30 days ago. If you ask half a dozen real estate agents to explain this change in the Edgewater ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 14, 2014
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The clock tower twist in Howard Street’s shaggy dog story

Rogers Park clock tower

If you’ve never been to Howard Street in Rogers Park you might be surprised to learn that a lengthy streetscape project was recently completed. The installation of a clock tower at Howard and Rogers marked the completion of the project, which cost approximately $6.5 million. At an EveryBlock thread you’ll see the clock tower described ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 12, 2014
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Alderman’s Facebook page announces new Ravenswood development

Aerial view Clark & Lawrence

News about new developments surfaces in many venues. On April 12th, the Facebook page for 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar announced a proposed development at the northwest corner of Clark and Lawrence, a site that’s been vacant for more than half a dozen years. The site is zoned B2-3, which would allow a mixed-use retail ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 15, 2014
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A report from another discontented resident at Flats No. 5411

5411 Winthrop

Less than two weeks ago we were shown around Flats Chicago’s 5411 N Winthrop by a dissatisfied resident. Yesterday another disgruntled resident at Flats Chicago’s 5411 N Winthrop reached out by email to share the following experiences, which I’ve rephrased slightly without changing the substance: Torrential downpours in my bathroom (no exaggeration – multiple points ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 10, 2014
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A video visit to the Backyard Andersonville rowhomes

Chase Park

Twenty of the 23 townhomes have been sold at Backyard Andersonville, 4832 N Clark St. The model home, a 2-bedroom, 2-bath priced in the mid-$400s is available for immediate occupancy. Phase II began construction a few weeks ago and occupancy is slated for the fall. Two 3-bedroom, 2-bath homes are available in Phase II, priced ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 4, 2014
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An update on Ravenswood Terrace apartments

Ravenswood Terrace

The new Sears Auto Center and LA Fitness on Lawrence Ave are already open. The new Mariano’s was running a well-attended job fair at the time of my visit on Monday and is slated to open next Tuesday. Work was continuing on the new Metra station on Lawrence Ave. The final piece of the Ravenswood ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 2, 2014
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Only 3 townhomes left at Backyard Andersonville

Backyard Andersonville

Twenty of the 23 townhomes have been sold at BackYard Andersonville, 4832 N Clark St in Ravenswood. The model home, a 2-bedroom, 2-bath priced in the mid-$400s is available for immediate occupancy. Phase II began construction a few weeks ago and occupancy is slated for the fall. Two 3-bedroom, 2-bath homes are available in Phase ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 1, 2014
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A first look inside Edgewater’s Flats No. 5411

5411 Winthrop

Yesterday I walked through the common areas and an occupied apartment at Flats No. 5411, 5411 N Winthrop in Edgewater, at the invitation of one of the residents. There’s a fitness room adjacent to the furnished lobby. The fitness room was comparable to what I’ve seen in similar-sized buildings. The resident told me that the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 27, 2014
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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
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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
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Phase II of Backyard Andersonville poised to break ground

Backyard Andersonville

Phase I of BackYard Andersonville is nearing completion, and the project will break ground on the nine-unit Phase II within a few weeks, according to Heather Gustafson of CMK Realty. Four of the Phase II units are under contract. The remaining two-story rowhomes, at 4832 N Clark St, are priced from the $430s. You can ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 21, 2014
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Grading Flats Chicago – Incomplete, Fail

5718 N Winthrop

As Flats Chicago cranks up its hype machine with an eye on the spring rental market, we’ll try to provide an occasional reality check. Start with the current screen cap from Flats’ website: reservations were being taken last June for four buildings, only one of which has apartments ready for occupancy. But first, a look ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 3, 2014
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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
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BackYard Andersonville rowhomes draw a crowd

BackYard Andersonville

The truly awful weather on Sunday didn’t deter a steady stream of buyers and brokers from attending the first open house for the BackYard Andersonville rowhomes. The model was being completed just minutes before the scheduled opening time, and half a dozen buyers were already on the scene when I arrived. I hung around for ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 19, 2013

Flats Chicago – proceed with caution, renters

5718 N Winthrop

We’ve been following the progress – or lack thereof – on Flats Chicago buildings for some time. Our interest was initially piqued by what struck us as a near-zero correlation between the company’s hype and the facts behind it. Back in June we reported, with a skepticism not exhibited in other media reports, Flats Chicago’s ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 14, 2013
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BackYard Andersonville townhome model open Sunday

BackYard Andersonville

BackYard Andersonville, 23 new townhomes at 4832 N Clark St in Ravenswood, will host its first model opening Sunday, November 17 from noon to 4. The two-story homes range in size from 1,710 square foot 2-bedroom plus office, 2-bath units to 2,280 square foot 3-bedroom plus media / office room, 2 ½ baths. Phase I ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 14, 2013