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Webster Square condo details emerging

Webster Square

An @properties webpage has begun surfacing details of the condo offerings at Webster Square, 550 W Webster in Lincoln Park. Residences at Webster Square, the condo portion of the development, will offer one-, two- and three-bedroom condos with 1 ½ to 3 ½ baths, priced from $480,000 to $2,000,000. South-facing units will have dramatic skyline ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 5, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Superior 110 is finally a sellout

Superior 110

We first covered Superior 110 back in May of 2006 when the building was known as Opus 110, and we’ve posted on it scores of times since. The boutique River North high-rise, known fondly as “the blue building,” was one of our sponsors for years until its final unit went under contract last month. Superior ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 8, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

Single-family home sales in North Center

2145 W Barry Chicago

Eric Rojas, one of our sponsors, just posted a market snapshot of single-family home sales during the first quarter of the year in the North Center neighborhood. According to Eric, “North Center single family homes were one of the hottest markets of 2011.” First-quarter sales volume and prices fell below last year’s results according to ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 11, 2012
ChicagoNorth Side

A contemporary single-family on a wide lot in the Bell School District

2522 W Patterson Chicago

The 2500 block of Patterson is a quiet cul-de-sac that’s been built out with newer million-dollar homes in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood. It presents a beautifully landscaped streetscape that’s teeming with young children in the early evening. The location is in the highly sought-after Bell School District, which accounts for the unusually large number of ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 20, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Where the sun shines in the heart of River North

Superior 110 video

Greg Eldridge loves Chicago, and has a deep understanding of the advantages of Superior 110′s River North location. Eldridge, a real estate agent with @properties, has overseen the sales at Superior 110 from the start, and retains his enthusiasm as the boutique luxury high-rise nears a sellout. The remaining units are priced from the $520s ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 12, 2011
ChicagoSouth Side

Did those Woodlawn condos really sell that quickly?

Renaissance on Kimbark

The Renaissance on Kimbark, 6457 S Kimbark Ave, is Phase IV in a series of Woodlawn developments. According to sales agent Hasani Steele’s website, Phases I, II, & III sold out in record time averaging 35 days on market, per Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Phase IV is currently 50% presold with construction underway at 6457 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 26, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The ‘deal of the century’ in the South Loop?

Film Exchange Lofts, Chicago

Is $225,000 for a 1,285 square-foot, two-bedroom / two-bath loft in the South Loop the “Deal of the Century”? That’s how Lynn Laddish Plata of @properties opens her listing for unit #303 at the Film Exchange Lofts, 1307 S Wabash Ave. The home has 11-foot high coffered ceilings, in-unit laundry, gas fireplaces, an open kitchen ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on March 23, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Quote of the day: @ can’t let go

“Death might be an overblown term. I don’t think it’s dead.” – @properties co-founder Michael Golden, maybe the only man in all of Chicago who hasn’t given up on the Spire. Shelbourne Development, he says, is “still actively trying to put something together” for the site. Certainly Golden would have a lot to gain by ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on February 3, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

More cuts for Mondial

Mondial, 910 W Huron St, Chicago

Prices have dropped once more at Mondial, 910 W Huron St, albeit by modest amounts compared to what we saw last year. Over the summer, @properties announced cuts of 20 to 30 percent on select units. Those cuts resulted in more than 24 sales in the building, the brokerage says. Now priced have dropped another ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on February 1, 2011
ChicagoNorth Side

From the vault: Nelson Street in West Lakeview

Video: Nelson Street, West Lakeview

Recent conversation among the Chattering class regarding the values and desirability of homes in West Lakeview brought to mind this video from January 2007, showcasing all the homes for sale on the 1800 and 1900 blocks of West Nelson Street, just east of Hamlin Park. For its narrator, Bob Darrow of @properties, the two-block stretch ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on January 26, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New stuff: 879 North Marshfield in East Village

879 N Marshfield St, Chicago, photo from Redfin

Buyers now have three more homes to consider when looking at new construction in West Town. Yesterday Samantha Porter of @properties listed the units in Halcyon Development‘s newest three-flat, located at 879 N Marshfield St in East Village, and next Thursday will hold a buyers-and-brokers open for the units at another of the devleoper’s buildings, ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on January 21, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Making progress on a full-floor home at Superior 110

Video: Making progress on a full-floor condo at Superior 110 in Chicago's River North

Last month Greg Eldridge of @properties and Joe Zekas visited two half-floor units on the 23rd floor of Superior 110 in River North before the beginning of their conversion to a single full-floor unit. This week Joe returned to find construction underway. Here, Greg Eldridge walk Joe around the space, pointing out where walls, baths ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 9, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Stuff that hasn’t sold: Three examples from Mondial’s inventory

Mondial, 910 W Huron St, Chicago

A round of major price reductions resulted in just 17 new sales at the 15-story, 141-unit Mondial high-rise this year, so expect to see even more cuts in the near future, says Crain’s. Five more sales, and the building will qualify for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage programs; it’s already approved for FHA-backed loans. ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on December 3, 2010
ChicagoSouth Side

In West Pullman, a “mini-mansion” goes for $179,000

11536 S Eggleston Ave, Chicago

Way down in West Pullman, where the 12-month median sale price of a single-family is $27,100 and nothing’s listed higher than the $250s, you can get a “picture perfect,” century-old American Four-Square for $179,900. The 2,650 square-foot home at 11536 S Eggleston Ave was listed in April for $19,900 through the Fannie Mae HomePath program, ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on November 26, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Creating a full-floor home in River North

Video: Creating a full-floor home in River North

Locals call Superior 110 “the blue building” because of the striking tint of its floor-to-ceiling windows. As you’ll see in this video, the camera picks up the blue tint, but it isn’t so apparent to the human eye when you’re inside. Greg Eldridge of @properties invited Joe Zekas to Superior 110 last week to begin ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on November 22, 2010
News & trendsMarket conditions

Stuff that sells: A look at the last seven days

According to Redfin, 204 single-family homes, townhomes, and condos have closed in Chicago in the past seven days. Here are a few fast facts about what’s selling. Most expensive: $3.46 million for a 5,200 square-foot penthouse at The Fordham, 25 E Superior St. That’s $666 a square foot, the highest price per square foot for ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on November 16, 2010
ChicagoNorth Side

Sales update: 15 condos left at SoNo

SoNo, Chicago

SoNo‘s closeout has begun. According to a new press release from @properties, the 15 condos still for sale in the 199-unit building, located at 860 W Blackhawk St, include: One-bedroom / one-baths with 796 square feet, priced from $249,900 to $256,900 One-bedroom / one-baths with 905 square feet, priced from $287,900 to $293,900 Two-bedroom / ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on November 11, 2010
ChicagoSouth Side

The sun hasn’t set at Solstice on the Park

Solstice on the Park, Chicago

You’d think there’d be little interest in continuing to market a high-rise that doesn’t exist, and in most cases, there isn’t. The sales centers and listings for unbuilt high-rise projects have all but disappeared. Antheus Capital and @properties are willing to ride things out in Hyde Park, though. @properties is still listing units at Solstice ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on November 1, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Mondial on the move

Mondial, 910 W Huron St, Chicago

In the four months since @properties took over the marketing of Mondial, 910 W Huron St in River West, and cut prices on select condos by 10 to 30 percent, at least 11 units have sold. According to sales records from Cook County and Redfin, two lofts (studios with 9′ x 9′ dens), eight two-bedrooms, ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on November 1, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Loft living: Is this China Club short sale the coolest of the cool kids?

China Club Lofts, 616 W Fulton St, Chicago

I don’t know how Redfin’s “popular new listings” list works (what Redfin considers “new,” whether they’re tracking individual listing views or something more, etc. — are you out there, Sasha?), but apparently a lot of buyers are interested in this two-bedroom / two-bath duplex at the China Club Lofts, 616 W Fulton St in the ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on October 29, 2010