Tag: Near South Side

More choices, lower rents in the South Loop

More choices, lower rents in the South Loop

Some good news for renters. Since the last time we checked, prices have fallen slightly almost across the board on apartments available for ren ...
Silly price reductions on an Eastgate Village townhome

Silly price reductions on an Eastgate Village townhome

We last wrote about Eastgate Village, a troubled townhome / condo development on the Near South Side, back in October of 2011. At the time, 26 uni ...
Prices down, but wealthy neighborhoods avoided roller coaster

Prices down, but wealthy neighborhoods avoided roller coaster

It's been a wrenching few years to watch price and volume movements in many of Chicago's neighborhoods. These metrics are prone to doing strange t ...
Home prices – a welcome V shape in some neighborhoods

Home prices – a welcome V shape in some neighborhoods

Several neighborhoods that had seen a steep decline in median selling prices in recent quarters saw an equally steep rise last quarter. The effect ...
The Near South Side, one of YoChicago’s hottest neighborhoods of 2006

The Near South Side, one of YoChicago’s hottest neighborhoods of 2006

We're taking a brief look at the state of each of the eight neighborhoods we spotlighted as Chicago's hottest back in June of 2006. We've already ...
The fat lady sings for Opera Lofts’ developers

The fat lady sings for Opera Lofts’ developers

"What are they going to get from me? I have nothing. Even my little dog is sick." - Contractor Adolfo Castellanos, responding to news that he a ...
Landmark living at $99 per square foot

Landmark living at $99 per square foot

Last May I stumbled across Fred Scovell's listing for a Queen Anne-style mansion at 2801 S Prairie Ave on the Near South Side. His listing had no ...
Riding the Red Line: Cermak / Chinatown

Riding the Red Line: Cermak / Chinatown

My next stop on the way north via CTA's Red Line was the Cermak / Chinatown station, located at 138 W Cermak Rd. Due to construction on the statio ...
From the vault: Fogelson’s $4 billion Gateway

From the vault: Fogelson’s $4 billion Gateway

While we're on the topic of Gateways, I just realized that it's been almost exactly three years since Central Station mastermind Jerry Fogelson's ...
Opera Lofts owners singin’ the blues

Opera Lofts owners singin’ the blues

It's been almost two years since Opera Realty started offering up the inventory at Opera Lofts, 2545 S Dearborn St, as rentals. In reality, that p ...
Consultants sought for Cermak Creative Industry District redevelopment

Consultants sought for Cermak Creative Industry District redevelopment

On Monday the city's Department of Cultural Affairs and Department of Housing and Economic Development issued a request for qualifications for con ...
For landmarked Prairie Avenue listing, pictures speak louder than words

For landmarked Prairie Avenue listing, pictures speak louder than words

Fred Scovell of Keller Williams Realty - West Loop included 16 great photos with his listing for the mansion at 2801 S Prairie Ave on the Near Sou ...

The only home in Chinatown

This week Time Out Chicago is asking readers to check out Chinatown, which sounds like a good excuse to see what's for sale down there. The answer? No ...
Opera's lofty themes: rent or own?

Opera's lofty themes: rent or own?

In Chicago's Near South Side, Opera Realty's Opera Lofts are selling and leasing lofts converted from a storage warehouse for the Lyric Opera of Chi ...
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 ...
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