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A nicely-renovated Logan Square 2-bedroom

2040 N Spaulding

The 2-bedroom condo at 2040 N Spaulding in Logan Square has been beautifully renovated. The home has hardwood floors throughout, bright and sunny rooms, and a kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. The kitchen is open to a separate dining room. This high-floor first-floor home spans about 1,000 square feet and has access ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 31, 2015
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A traditional new single-family in the Bell School District

3615 N Artesian

The latest from hot-selling PNC Development is a single-family home at 3615 N Artesian in the Bell School District. The home has a traditional exterior with a neighborly front porch and classic detailing on the interior. The sleek custom kitchen and stylish baths are a striking contrast to the classic detailing of the home. The ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 9, 2015
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A large, sunny townhome steps from a pool and parks

2723 W Byron

The townhome at 2723 W Byron in the River Park North community has unusually large and sunny rooms and multiple outdoor spaces. The home, which is in pristine condition, has 3 to 4 bedrooms, a top-floor family room, a kitchen with an island, a 2-car garage and 2 additional parking spaces. Immediately south of the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 2, 2015
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Sauganash Glen tosses dirt, resets start date

Sauganash Glen

When we looked in on the Sauganash Glen development last September, we reported that: Sales were originally slated to begin this past spring, with models opening this summer. Current plans call for sales to start in January or February of next year. dnaInfo recently reported that the project had a ceremonial groundbreaking last Friday “with ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 16, 2015
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Revere Flats, new condos in the Bell School district

2457 Irving Park

Noah Properties, one of Chicago’s hottest-selling developers, has just opened a model apartment at Revere Flats, 2457 W Irving Park Rd in North Center. The 30 units are in five 6-flat buildings in the sought-after Bell School attendance area. The units have the high level of finishes and all-inclusive approach that Noah Properties has become ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 18, 2014
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This 3-bedroom Ravenswood short sale is the deal of the year

1949 Foster

The 3-bedroom, 2-bath duplex at 1949 W Foster Ave in Ravenswood has all of a buyer’s wish-list items: a recent renovation with a separate family room, a ton of space and light, central air, in-unit laundry room, hardwood floors, granite counters, stainless steel appliances and parking included in a great neighborhood steps from Winnemac Park. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 4, 2014
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Sleek new townhomes near Logan Square attractions

3634 W George

The six new 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath townhomes at 3634 W George St are an essay in sophisticated design at an affordable price. The latest offering from PNC Development boasts a sleek high-style interior with warm timber accents, high ceilings and large sliding-door windows that open to a spacious patio / green space. The first ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 18, 2014
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Video – New Noah Properties condos in the Bell School District

Revere Flats

Revere Flats, five 6-flats by Noah Properties in the 2400 block of Irving Park Rd, take their name from Revere Park, which is immediately west of the new condos. The homes have the large windows, stylish kitchens and baths and everything-including approach to pricing that have become the signature of Noah Properties and resulted in ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 7, 2014
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Flexhouse2 launches final phase in Logan Square

Flexhouse2

All but one of the 15 rowhouses in the first two phases of Flexhouse2 In Logan Square have been sold, and construction is about to begin on the final phase of 16 homes. The homes are priced from the mid- to high $400s. The Flexhouse2 design philosophy is open and flowing, with a complete lack ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 10, 2014
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New single-family homes slated for Sauganash

Sauganash Glen

For some months now there’s been a sign announcing Sauganash Glen on a site in the 4200 block of W Peterson Ave. Sales were originally slated to begin this past spring, with models opening this summer. Current plans call for sales to start in January or February of next year. The development, in the leafy ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 5, 2014
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New condos nearing completion on Wellington

2806 W Wellington

New 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath condos were nearing completion at 2806 W Wellington when I stopped by just over a week ago. Melissa Govedarica of Sergio & Banks is representing the project. The homes are priced from $409,900 and, like many smaller infill projects, they’re not yet listed in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Developments ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 11, 2014
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Three dramatic new homes steps from the Bloomingdale Trail

1833 N Fairfield

Ultimate Homes has three new luxury single-families under construction in the 1900 block of Rockwell in Logan Square. The location is steps from an entry to the Bloomingdale Trail, two blocks from a CTA Blue Line stop, close to restaurants and bars, and with easy access to the Kennedy Expressway. The 4-bedroom, 3 ½ bath ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 31, 2014
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Have you been to Wildwood?

Wildwood streetscape

It wouldn’t surprise me if more Chicagoans have been to Wildwood, New Jersey than to the micro-nabe with the same name on Chicago’s northwest side. Wildwood is a small neighborhood in Forest Glen, which is one of Chicago’s 77 official Community Areas. For a look at the neighborhood, head for YoChicago’s Wildwood album at Flickr, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 29, 2014
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New condo six-flats from hot-selling Noah Properties

3013 N California

Noah Properties is continuing its streak as one of Chicago’s hottest-selling builders, with most of the company’s offerings selling out pre-completion. Three new condo six-flats are nearing completion at 3013 N California Ave. Each of the buildings has two 3-bedroom, 3-bath duplexes and four 2-bedroom, 2-bath simplexes. The homes have the stylish showplace kitchens and ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 28, 2014
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Buying into a walk-up conversion was often a bad deal

4246 N Spaulding

In the 40 years that I’ve followed Chicago condo conversions I’ve rarely seen the renovation and condo conversion of a 12+ unit walkup buildings with studio to 2-bedroom apartments result in economic gains for the initial buyers. That’s been the case regardless of the attractiveness of the neighborhood, but the results have often been disastrous ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 14, 2014
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Has Riverview Terrace cut its rents far enough?

Riverview Terrace

Just over a month ago we noted that the failed condo project at 2609 W Belmont had come back to life as Riverview Terrace, a rental building. We suggested at the time that quoted rents were “aggressive for the location.” Yesterday’s email brought news that 3-bedroom, 2-bath units that had previously been offered for $3,850 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 11, 2014
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Construction underway on 30 North Center condos

2437 Irving Park

If you drive Irving Park Rd between the Kennedy Expressway and Western Ave you’ll see a number of fairly large sites that are cleared, fenced and apparently ready for development. We noted last October that Noah Properties was seeking to rezone a parcel at 2437-2457 W Irving Park Rd in North Center for the construction ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 17, 2014
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North River Court tries to depart the deadpool as Riverview Terrace

2609 Belmont

It’s been more than eight years since we first noted the development at 2609 W Belmont Ave in Avondale. At the time it was called North River Court and offered for sale as condominiums. The building sat vacant and in a state of disarray for years as it wended its way through the foreclosure process, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 5, 2014
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A stolen porch in Humboldt Park

Avers & Augusta

Yesterday morning I accompanied veteran appraiser Michael Walsh of Citywide Services on part of his daily rounds. Our first stop was at a foreclosed home in Humboldt Park, just past three police cars parked in the middle of the block. There was a Police Observation Device a/k/a blue light camera on the corner. The northeast ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 24, 2014
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Obscure Chicago neighborhoods – Brynford Park

Brynford Park

Brynford Park is an easy-to-overlook, tiny pocket of Chicago’s North Park neighborhood. The neighborhood takes its name from its southeastern corner intersection of Bryn Mawr Ave and Pulaski Rd, formerly Crawford Ave. Brynford Park is a mere six square blocks hosting just over 100 1920s-era homes, many in a Dutch Colonial style on 30-foot and ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 24, 2014