Tag: Far North

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Focusing on East Ravenswood and Lakewood Balmoral: two mini-nabe market updates

Looking for some neighborhood-specific insights into the market? Prudential Rubloff's Anne Rossley has devoted a couple of posts at her Living Well in ...
Special financing available for a new townhome on Winnemac Park

Special financing available for a new townhome on Winnemac Park

Snowy days must be a bummer for Realtors, especially when they come after a week of sunny, walkable weather. On a good day, the new townhome at 2130 ...

The funky heart of Rogers Park

How does Rogers Park, a neighborhood on the northern edge of Chicago, stay funky? The secret is geography. The area lies beyond the end of Lake S ...
Million-dollar living on Castlewood Terrace

Million-dollar living on Castlewood Terrace

Representing the high end of Margate Park homes during Sunday's open house event was the three-bedroom / 3.5-bath single-family home at 920 W Castle ...
More from Margate Park: Studs' home and the lakefront

More from Margate Park: Studs' home and the lakefront

The second half of my pre-open house drive through Margate Park in Uptown took me around Ainslie Street and Margate Terrace, down Castlewood Terrace ...
A drive through Uptown's Margate Park

A drive through Uptown's Margate Park

On Sunday more than 20 agents hosted 40 open houses in Margate Park, the area of Uptown bounded by Lawrence and Foster avenues, Sheridan Road, and L ...
Rich details and green features in a three-bedroom near Andersonville

Rich details and green features in a three-bedroom near Andersonville

Homeowners at Ultimate Homes' new six-flat at 4847 N Ashland Ave should save about 25 percent on their utility bills thanks to their homes' green fe ...
Fresh focus: Land an Uptown rehab with a 2.99% mortgage and no PMI

Fresh focus: Land an Uptown rehab with a 2.99% mortgage and no PMI

Paulina Point, located at the corner of Paulina Street and Sunnyside Avenue in Uptown, is one of many properties marketed by Fresh Horizon Realty that ...
Lakeside living for under $55,000

Lakeside living for under $55,000

For $54,900, you can pick up a one-bedroom / one-bath condo less than 500 feet away from the edge of Lincoln Park's northern reaches and just a few ...

Comment of the day: throwing in the towel at the Renaissance Lofts

I'm still going to post the diary of a first time buyer...have all my emails and notes together, but recently I finally have had enough of this buildi ...
New construction in an Andersonville alley

New construction in an Andersonville alley

In an effort to bring the most and best coverage of real estate in Chicago, we're always cooking up new ideas and, in this case, bringing in new con ...
The nearly news: a Rogers Park garden

The nearly news: a Rogers Park garden

Last weekend while touring Rogers Park open houses, I found this two-bedroom / one-bath condo resale that was completely rehabbed a year ago. Unit G ...

The most important thing: Renting to own in Rogers Park

A few years ago there was a lot of development here, conversions. Some buildings were fully gutted with new electrical and plumbing, others, with the ...
Customize a condo at West Sherwin Place

Customize a condo at West Sherwin Place

This weekend I took a look at some rehabbed condos at Baird & Warner's West Sherwin Place in Rogers Park.  A sign out front exclaims "60% Sold!" ...
Floor plan faceoff: lakeside living in two Rogers Park two-bedrooms

Floor plan faceoff: lakeside living in two Rogers Park two-bedrooms

Turn east off of Sheridan in Rogers Park and you'll quickly run out of road, as just about every street cul-de-sacs at the edge of a beach or a lak ...
Making the two-bedroom / two-bath scene: Low to high in Edgewater

Making the two-bedroom / two-bath scene: Low to high in Edgewater

After looking at the lows, middles, and highs in Lake View and Uptown, we finally get to Edgewater, where dozens of two-bedroom / two-bath condos ra ...
Making the two-bedroom / two-bath scene: Low to high in Uptown

Making the two-bedroom / two-bath scene: Low to high in Uptown

Yesterday I started a three-part look at the two-bedroom / two-bath market in three lakeside communities on the North and Far North sides: Lake View, ...
Chicago's new lofts: What's left?

Chicago's new lofts: What's left?

The past year has done a number on the selection of new true lofts throughout the city. Some developments, like University Village, finally reached se ...
Erik's excursions: Uptown's Montrose Park

Erik's excursions: Uptown's Montrose Park

In our final installment of my Uptown walking tour, I head east on Montrose Avenue to Montrose Park. In stark contrast to the bustling and motoring ...
Erik's excursions: Uptown, pt. 4

Erik's excursions: Uptown, pt. 4

The beat goes on as I travel south down Sheridan Road, then over to Uptown's new development Wilson Yard on the corner of Broadway Street and Montro ...
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