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Two-bedrooms in East Village and Noble Square vie for buyers

1406 W Chicago

A newly-listed 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo at 855 N Paulina in East Village caught my eye because it’s listed at $415,000, a substantial premium over the $315,000 it sold for 3 years ago. The building is on a stretch of Chicago Ave, where retail development hasn’t kept pace with the changes in the neighborhood. Several blocks ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 15, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New Noah Properties condos in Noble Square

Crown Natatorium

The new 9-unit condo building at 1400 W Chicago Ave is making rapid progress and its 2- and 3-bedroom units are likely to be available for late-summer occupancy. Noah Properties is the developer. The building is just west of the Ida Crown Natatorium at the 8-acre Eckhart Park, in a part of Noble Square that’s ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 14, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Noah Properties builds a stunning home in Wicker Park

1419 N Cleaver

Noah Properties has been building a popular product lately, selling its stylish homes as quickly as they’re built. Noah Properties is nearing completion of 1419 N Cleaver, a 5-bedroom, 4 ½ bath home with a 2-car garage in the Wicker Park / Noble Square neighborhood, priced at $1,149,000. The recently-listed home features stunningly attractive designer ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 17, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

From the archives – price collapses on a Noble Square one-bedroom

1428 W Walton Chicago

Five years ago today we noted a $20,000 asking-price reduction on a 1-bedroom condo at 1428 W Walton St in Noble Square. Unit 1S, which was the last in the building to sell, was listed at $259,000 after the price reduction. The first-floor unit on the south side of the converted eight-unit building had 10-foot ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 24, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

If the Grand Avenue Corridor exists, where is it?

Abbey Brown

If you do a Google search for the Chicago neighborhood that TimeOut calls the Grand Avenue Corridor you won’t find many results. And you won’t find any solid guidance as to the neighborhood’s boundaries. The March 14 issue of TimeOut offers some teaser clues to the neighborhood’s location: Advantages Close to Randolph Street restaurants; easy ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 18, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

Redfin names Chicago’s hottest neighborhoods

Cleo's on Chicago

Market conditions being what they’ve been, it’s been years since “Chicago’s hottest neighborhoods” was a phrase that didn’t immediately elicit ridicule. With a number of analysts concluding that 2012 marked the bottom of the market downturn, it’s perhaps respectable to talk about pockets of strong activity, i.e. “hot neighborhoods.” Redfin recently announced its top 10 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 15, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Lady Liberty at Vinnie’s Sub Shop

Vinnie's Sub Shop

Vinnie’s Sub Shop, 1204 W Grand Ave, has been very positively reviewed on Yelp, and many of the reviews mention “the lady behind the counter.” Beth W found her to be “one of the nicest strangers I’ve met in Chicago” and to Laura A she was “the most friendly lady ever.” None of the 64 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 16, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

An impressive luxury home in Noble Square

514 N Noble video

As you enter the newly-built, recently-listed, 4-bedroom, 3 ½ bath home at 514 N Ada St you’re facing a dramatic soaring staircase framed in glass, set at an angle and capped with an unusual chandelier. The staircase serves as a fitting introduction to this unusual home and its high-style finishes. The spacious home is flooded ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 16, 2011
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Rental deal of the day in Noble Square

New East Side video

Katie Bommarito, one of the founders of Chicago Rentals Direct, sent along the following note: I have a rental listing that I think would make a great deal of the day. It is a top-floor, very sunny 2 br / 1 ba at 1327 W Erie in Noble Square / River West, asking $1,400/month. It ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 4, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Popular new home model at 1507 W Superior

1507 W Superior Chciago IL

If you have a sense of déjà vu as you watch the above sponsored video, perhaps it’s because you’ve seen the videos we shot at similar homes at 1706 and 1738 N Rockwell St. You might not have seen the homes themselves, since both sold not long after being listed at $799,000 last year. 1706 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 17, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New construction roundup: West Town condos, Part 2

Here are four more sites of new-construction condos in the West Town community area. (See yesterday’s roundup here.) 1414 W Grand Ave: Unit 3, a three-bedroom / 2.5-bath condo priced at $579,000. Features a duplex floor plan; an island kitchen with mocha cabinetry, quartz countertops, and an espresso machine; a private roof deck; and garage ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on September 28, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New construction roundup: West Town condos, Part 1

These four condos are some of the newest you’ll find in the West Town community area. Check back tomorrow morning for listing from four more West Town addresses. 730 N Ada St (above left): Unit PH-E, a three-bedroom / 2.5-bath condo with 2,400 square feet, priced at $599,000. Designed by Studio Dwell Architects; slated for ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on September 27, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A pristine three-bedroom duplex just off Division Street, for under $370,000

Eric Rojas and I weren’t able to meet up for our first round of Noble Square and Wicker Park videos until Monday, and we’ll probably spread our coverage out over several meetups instead of just one whirlwind tour. The top priority for us this week was getting inside unit #1 at 1319 N Bosworth Ave, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 15, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A rare single-family in Noble Square

Barring any last-minute scheduling conflicts, I’ll be spending part of my early Friday evening looking at homes in West Town with Prudential Rubloff agent Eric Rojas. Eric says the neighborhood has performed remarkably well over the past few months; hopefully he’ll be able to give us a good view into sales and availability during our ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on September 8, 2010