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ChicagoFar North

BackYard Andersonville rowhomes draw a crowd

BackYard Andersonville

The truly awful weather on Sunday didn’t deter a steady stream of buyers and brokers from attending the first open house for the BackYard Andersonville rowhomes. The model was being completed just minutes before the scheduled opening time, and half a dozen buyers were already on the scene when I arrived. I hung around for ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 19, 2013
ChicagoFar North

BackYard Andersonville townhome model open Sunday

BackYard Andersonville

BackYard Andersonville, 23 new townhomes at 4832 N Clark St in Ravenswood, will host its first model opening Sunday, November 17 from noon to 4. The two-story homes range in size from 1,710 square foot 2-bedroom plus office, 2-bath units to 2,280 square foot 3-bedroom plus media / office room, 2 ½ baths. Phase I ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 14, 2013
North ShoreEvanston

Is 581 Ingleside Park the most beautiful home in Evanston?

581 Ingleside Park Evanston

Calling it that would be selling it short, according to Koenig & Strey‘s Sally Mabadi, who deems it the most beautiful home on Chicago’s North Shore. The gracious 5-bedroom, 4 ½ bath at 581 Ingleside Park is on a serene acre adjacent to a park, and boasts 180 feet of Lake Michigan frontage accessed via ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 7, 2012
West suburbsElmhurst

Sunday open house pick – dramatic downtown Elmhurst townhome

Downtown Elmhurst townhome

While many suburban downtowns have been struggling for years and searching for ways to reinvent themselves, downtown Elmhurst has been thriving. The City Centre website for downtown Elmhurst even serves up a parking map for visitors who may find themselves baffled by the number of visitors to the sheer variety of shopping, dining and entertainment ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 18, 2012
North ShoreWilmette

Wilmette open house pick – New construction for $1.395M

1148 Isabella St Wilmette

Isabella St defines a large part of Wilmette’s southern border with Evanston. On the north side of the street west of Green Bay Rd, in Wilmette, there has been quite a bit of teardown activity and new homes built over the past decade. On the south side of the street, in Evanston, there’s been nowhere ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 30, 2011
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Visit a Humboldt Park open house and make a drug buy

Humboldt Park

A recently-listed new construction home at 910 N Richmond Ave in Humboldt Park is holding an open house this Sunday, October 16, from 11 AM to 12:30 PM. The 4-bedroom, 3 ½ bath home includes hardwood floors on the main and upper levels, a large fenced yard, and a 2-car garage in the $389,000 listing ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 13, 2011
ChicagoFar North

Sheridan Park (mostly) open house gallery

Wilson Red Line stop

Uptown Update has a list of 13 condos that are part of a coordinated open house effort this coming Sunday, September 11. The units range in size from two to four bedrooms and in price from $214.9K to $379K, and all are said to be in Uptown’s Sheridan Park neighborhood. Only 9 of the 13 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 8, 2011
ChicagoFar North

Sunday open house pick, fronting Winnemac Park

Winnemac Park video

Lincoln Square‘s 40-acre Winnemac Park doesn’t garner a lot of attention outside the neighborhood, but it does earn rave reviews from almost everyone who’s visited it. An unusual 2-bedroom condo with a “private basement” at 2200 W Winona, directly across from the park, will be open for viewing Sunday, August 28, from noon to 2. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 27, 2011
North ShoreWilmette

Wilmette open house pick – a 4-bedroom under $500K

There are currently only four 4-bedroom homes listed for sale for less than $500,000 east of Skokie Rd in Wilmette. Two of them have been on the market for less than 10 days, and one of them, 244 Vista Ct, just came on the market a day ago. The 60s vintage split-level home has all ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 6, 2011
North ShoreNorthfield

Sunday open house pick – Northfield 4-bedroom at $325K

1617 Elder Ln Northfield IL

Yes, one of the bedrooms is in the basement, but 4-bedroom, 2-bath homes at this price in the New Trier school district are scarce and don’t linger on the market. The 1950s ranch home is on a 50 x 133 foot lot at 1617 Elder Ln in a quiet pocket of Northfield east of the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 30, 2011
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Big open house turnout, 5 under contract at the West Loop’s CA23

CA23 condominiums, West Loop, Chicago video

Last week, CA23, a 3-building, 24-unit condominium community in the West Loop hosted a grand re-opening party, with a Mexican summer theme. Our host was Zev Salomon from Belgravia Group, who took over the project less than 60 days ago and currently has 5 of the 11 remaining units under contract. At 30% below original ...

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Posted by YoChicago.com on June 14, 2011
ChicagoFar North

Sunday Open House pick – 2164 W Leland in Lincoln Square

2164 W Leland Chicago

Our Sunday open house pick this week is priced at $774,900, and will be open from 1 to 3. Prudential Rubloff’s Eric Rojas, one of our sponsors, has the listing and sent along the following write-up: The last two open house picks sold soon after the posts, so let’s make it three! 2164 W Leland ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 11, 2011
ChicagoFar North

Saturday open house pick – Lincoln Square 4-bedroom for $469K

5137 N Oakley Chicago

I’ll be in Lincoln Square tomorrow morning, checking out the highly-rated Winnemac Park on my way to video an open house a short block away from the park. A Saturday open house? Yes. Prudential Rubloff’s Eric Rojas, one of our clients, often hosts open houses on Saturdays, and he has one scheduled tomorrow from 11 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 27, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Sunday open house pick – New Ukrainian Village 5-bedroom

2034 W Superior Chicago IL

A dramatic floating staircase, soaring through 4 levels, is one of the highlights of this new single-family home at 2034 W Superior St, in Ukrainian Village. The home was just about to go live in the MLS as I was visiting, but buyers were already on the scene, admiring the high-style, distinctive finishes and open ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 14, 2011
North ShoreWilmette

Sunday open house pick – $350K Wilmette starter home

Baha'i House of Worship

Our open house pick this weekend is a 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath 50s-vintage split-level ranch at 527 Romona Rd in West Wilmette. It’s a relatively affordable way for a small family with young children to get a toehold in Wilmette. The home sits on a 63 x 132 lot just a few yards south of ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 14, 2011
North suburbsNorthbrook

North suburban open house picks – a garden party event

Courts of Regent Wood, Northfield IL

Cheri Allen, who owns Wilmette-based The Village Gardener, will demonstrate container gardening at two open houses this Sunday, April 17. The townhome at 2257 Royal Ridge in Northbrook is open from 11:30 to 1:30. It features 3 bedrooms, 2 full and 2 half-baths, a 2-story great room, and carries a price tag of $589,000 after ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 16, 2011
North ShoreEvanston

North Shore open house pick – 2424 Park Place, Evanston

Driving Park Place in Evanston video

Every so often I dip into YoChicago’s extensive library of stock footage to take you on a drive through Chicago’s North Shore and north suburbs, pausing for a look at what has sold recently and what’s currently for sale. There’s a three-block stretch of Park Place in Evanston that has broad setbacks, ancient trees and ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 9, 2011
DealsChicagoNorthwest Side

Sunday open house pick: Ravenswood Manor price chop

2860 W Giddings Chicago IL

Ravenswood Manor is one of Chicago’s great small-town neighborhoods. At its heart is the family-centric Ravenswood Manor Park, just a few steps from a Brown Line stop. It’s a neighborhood that attracts long-term residents, and where homes are infrequently available. When Yo checked earlier this year, only three single-families were on the market. The home ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 19, 2011
North ShoreEvanston

Evanston open house pick: 30% off Victorian farmhouse

The classic Victorian farmhouse at 1315 Church St in Evanston was built in 1888 and renovated to live like a new home. The 4,662 square foot home, on a 52 x 200 foot lot, features 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths and a detached 2-car garage. If you’re a sucker for a front porch, you’ll want ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 12, 2011
North ShoreEvanston

Saturday open house pick – orange in Evanston

You can get a jump on your house hunting this weekend at an unusual Saturday open house for a newly-listed single-family home in Evanston. The home at 324 Greenwood St has 4 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, a 2-car garage. It’s on a 60 x 165 lot a few blocks from the heart of downtown Evanston, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 4, 2011