Tag: New construction

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No renaissance in sight at Beverly Ridge

No renaissance in sight at Beverly Ridge

Here's a tip you can take to the bank: when the alderman's wife is heading up sales for a new home development, the odds are high that the develop ...
Reflections on visiting Chicago’s South Side

Reflections on visiting Chicago’s South Side

I've visited Chicago's South Side a dozen times during the past two months, and much of what I've seen is dispiriting. There are large stretche ...
Rent or buy this newer single-family in downtown Winnetka

Rent or buy this newer single-family in downtown Winnetka

The recently-built home at 882 Elm in Winnetka carried an asking price of $1,980,000 when we first became aware of it. It was nearing completion i ...
Ninety percent sold in Avondale, thirty percent still available

Ninety percent sold in Avondale, thirty percent still available

Three units in a newer 10-unit Avondale condo, at 3952 W Eddy, are listed for sale in the MLS, and one of those units describes the building as ...
The scene at a West Loop broker’s open house

The scene at a West Loop broker’s open house

Broker's open houses are one of the key ways in which real estate brokers learn about new offerings. The key ingredient to hosting a successful op ...
A panoramic view from 235 Van Buren

A panoramic view from 235 Van Buren

There are 19 furnished models available for viewing at 235 Van Buren, a new high-rise condo at the edge of the . I'd only visited a few of them, s ...
Ground broken for 500 Lake Shore Drive apartment tower

Ground broken for 500 Lake Shore Drive apartment tower

Yesterday marked the official groundbreaking for 500 North Lake Shore Drive, a 45-story, 500-unit luxury rental tower expected to be ready for occ ...
Oakwood offers a new luxury rental housing option in Chicago’s Loop

Oakwood offers a new luxury rental housing option in Chicago’s Loop

Renters looking for housing in the heart of Chicago’s Loop have an exciting new option at Oakwood 200 Squared, 210 N Wells St. Oakwood Worldwi ...
Why a builder bought at Grand Bend in Evanston

Why a builder bought at Grand Bend in Evanston

After 35 years in the same home in a nearby community Doug and Elsa had a very specific set of requirements for the condo they were looking to pur ...
Open house – a sunny new East Village 5-bedroom

Open house – a sunny new East Village 5-bedroom

This 5-bedroom, 3 ½ bath home at 1848 W Erie St in Chicago's East Village neighborhood had barely been completed when I arrived for this video sho ...
Price cuts on new West Bucktown single-families

Price cuts on new West Bucktown single-families

A new 5-bedroom, 3 ½ bath home at 1701 N Artesian in West Bucktown that came on the market in early June at $699,900 has just been reduced to $644 ...
Tour a new single-family home in Old Irving

Tour a new single-family home in Old Irving

New construction in the mid-$700s in Chicago's Old Irving neighborhood has been a scarce item, and scarcer still in a walk-to-transit location. ...
The Elysian achieves sellout nirvana

The Elysian achieves sellout nirvana

Chicago Real Estate Daily is reporting that the last 2 developer units at The Elysian Hotel & Private Residences, 11 E Walton, have been sold. Thi ...
A video walk down the 2400 block of Orchard in Lincoln Park

A video walk down the 2400 block of Orchard in Lincoln Park

Eric Rojas, one of our sponsors, takes a look at the landmarked 2400 block of Orchard St, and the changes it's undergoing, in the above video, and ...
Reduced prices, upgraded finishes at West Loop’s Van Buren Lofts

Reduced prices, upgraded finishes at West Loop’s Van Buren Lofts

If you've been around downtown Chicago recently you've probably seen a black-and-white English bulldog barking about a "bloody great deal" and "de ...
Reaching for splendor in Oakbrook Terrace

Reaching for splendor in Oakbrook Terrace

Hartz Homes has been building homes for 50 years in an industry that's been periodically decimated. And Hartz is continuing to build, recently deb ...
Another chapter in the Eastgate Village debacle

Another chapter in the Eastgate Village debacle

Eastgate Village, like a number of developments affiliated with the politically-connected New West Realty, has seen its share of troubles. When we ...
A stunning new home on a quiet block in Lake View

A stunning new home on a quiet block in Lake View

I've toured a dozen newly-built homes from the builder of this one, at 1529 W Wolfram St. Each home has been similar to the others, but highly ind ...
Quote of the day – drug dealing at 46th and Woodlawn

Quote of the day – drug dealing at 46th and Woodlawn

Just last week we posted an update on Lake Park Gateway II, a development where we shot video nearly two years ago to the day. As you can s ...
A bloody great view from a West Loop loft rooftop

A bloody great view from a West Loop loft rooftop

A new developer has taken over the remaining units at Van Buren Lofts, 1224 W Van Buren in Chicago's West Loop, slashed prices and sharply upgrade ...
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