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New Roscoe Village condos sell out before completion

1908 W Belmont

Three condos are nearing completion at 1908 W Belmont Ave in Roscoe Village, but they were sold months ago. Dolyva Development builds homes with a mix of modern and traditional elements that buyers find appealing. White kitchens with large islands and granite counters are a sharp contrast to dark-stained hardwood floors. One of the developer’s ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 25, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Pay a “free” rental service $1,200 to rent in Roscoe Village

3444 N Hoyne

When I ran a search for Roscoe Village apartments at Craigslist yesterday I got 823 results. I scanned many ads that clearly weren’t in Roscoe Village and found only a few that were. I’d driven around much of Roscoe Village earlier in the day and was surprised to see only one FOR RENT sign, on ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 9, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Roscoe Village single-family sales appear to be hot

3400 block Oakley Ave

We drove around most of Roscoe Village yesterday looking for apartment for rent signs and saw only one. We did note about a dozen new homes, major renovations and teardowns underway. A brief scan of the area at Redfin reported scores of single-family homes having been sold in the neighborhood within the last 12 months, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 9, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Stylish new Roscoe Village 3-bedrooms

2207 Belmont

The new 3-flat nearing completion at 2207 W Belmont has a 4-bedroom, 3-bath duplex unit and two 3-bedroom, 2-bath units. The homes share a similar style of finishes and center on lavish kitchens with large islands, expansive cabinet space and full, high-end appliance packages. The builder is Dolyva Development, a veteran local developer. The duplex ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 10, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

A new 6-bedroom on an oversized Lake View corner lot

3615 N Lakewood

Noah Properties is known for fast-selling, light-filled homes with spectacular kitchens and tons of upgrades. The single-family home that’s under construction at 3615 N Lakewood boasts 6 bedrooms, 4 baths, a large roof deck, an oversized lot with a 3-car garage and a major surprise: a lap pool. The home is not yet listed for ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 17, 2012
ChicagoNorth Side

A remarkable new 5-bedroom a half-block from Hamlin Park

2145 W Barry Chicago

A few years from now newcomers to this part of the North Center neighborhood, just south of Roscoe Village, may find themselves wondering about the age of the newly-built home at 2145 W Barry. It’s stylistically very much in sync with the far older homes that surround it, but differs from them just enough to ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 14, 2012
DealsChicagoNorth Side

A block from Roscoe Village, killer-priced new 3 and 4-bedrooms

2431 W Belmont Chicago video

Noah Properties may well be the hottest-selling developer on Chicago’s North Side. Its detailed-to-the-max single-family homes and condos have been selling almost as quickly as they’re completed. At 2431 W Belmont Ave, a block from the popular Roscoe Village neighborhood, Noah is building 3 6-flat condos with 3- and 4-bedroom, 2-bath units that include garage ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 18, 2012

Reselling a new condo a year later in Roscoe Village

2257 Belmont Video

In May of 2010 I shot the above sponsored video with Sergio & Banks’ Sam Banks at 2257 W Belmont Ave in Roscoe Village. The building had two duplex and six single-floor units, and we toured a model simplex. The project was built by Ultimate Homes, the predecessor to Noah Properties, and sold quickly. Unit ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 13, 2012
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Avondale, one of YoChicago’s hottest neighborhoods of 2006

Shoemaker Lofts

We’re taking a brief look at the state of each of the eight neighborhoods we spotlighted as Chicago’s hottest back in June of 2006. We’ve already taken a fresh look at Woodlawn and Washington Park. It’s Avondale‘s turn. Remember West Roscoe Village? That’s the label that real estate agents were trying to attach to an ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 8, 2011
ChicagoNorth Side

Chicago’s muddled real estate market

Sam Banks video

When I asked Sam Banks, a real estate agent with Sergio & Banks, for his take on the state of the market, Sam said he was a bit confused. “The good thing about the market is that lending seems to be easing up in some ways,” Sam reported. In many other ways, however, he saw ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 31, 2011
DealsChicagoNorth Side

Sunday open house pick – new Roscoe Village condos

1951 W Belmont, Chicago IL

The model was the only unit that was complete when I stopped by 1951 W Belmont Ave, a new 6-unit condo nearing completion in Roscoe Village. This was one of several dozen Ultimate Homes units that I’ve visited. They’re all similar and all very different. The similarities are in the extreme level of detailing in ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 26, 2011
ChicagoNorth Side

Loft living: Pencil Factory pads in Roscoe Village

Pencil Factory Lofts, Roscoe Village, Chicago

A 1,400 square-foot, two-bedroom / two-bath priced at $374,500 is the most recent listing at the Pencil Factory Lofts, the concrete loft building at 1800 W Roscoe St in Roscoe Village. (In fact, you might know the building as Roscoe Village Lofts, but Pencil Factory sounds more urban and industrial, no?) The recently renovated unit ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on March 1, 2011
ChicagoNorth Side

Apocalypse, wow? The “unique sculptor owner features” of a Roscoe Village home

Sculpture at 3528 N Damen Ave, Chicago

Because nothing says “home” like Colonel Kurtz’s mossy mug mounted over your bed. The horror! The horror! The single-family home at 3528 N Damen Ave in Roscoe Village went on the market in May at $552,000; right now, it’s listed at $449,000. Realtor John Hohmann calls it an “excellent opportunity to improve truly vintage home.” ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on November 18, 2010
ChicagoNorth Side

The appeal of Roscoe Village

Video: The appeal of Roscoe Village

Midway through our walk around his latest listing, I asked Eric Rojas to set the scene for any viewers who aren’t familiar with Roscoe Village. Here, he explains why the North Side neighborhood is such a popular place to live.

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Posted by Joseph Askins on October 14, 2010
ChicagoNorth Side

The bedrooms of a Roscoe Village duplex

Video: The bedrooms of a Roscoe Village duplex

In an earlier segment from our video tour through 2049 W Addison St #1, Eric Rojas and I at the the living spaces on the duplex’s main level. Here, we head downstairs to see how the home’s three bedrooms are laid out. The lower level features an entry foyer, two baths, heated hardwood floors throughout, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 13, 2010
ChicagoNorth Side

A full floor of elegant living spaces in a Roscoe Village duplex-down

Video: A full floor of elegant living spaces in a Roscoe Village duplex-down

Eric Rojas has found a market for North Side duplexes — the one we visited last month has already sold, as have several others that he’s shown us throughout the summer. Last week, I met Eric at 2049 W Addison St #1, a 2,400 square-foot, three-bedroom / 2.5-bath duplex that he listed last Monday for ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 12, 2010
ChicagoNorth Side

Market snapshot: High and low, new and old, and more in Roscoe Village

View Roscoe Village, 8/9/2010 in a larger map Looking for a home in Roscoe Village? Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find for sale today: Lowest price: $239,900 for Unit 1N at 3237 N Oakley Ave. Two bedrooms, one bath, in-unit washer / dryer, fireplace, built-in bookshelves, crown molding, hardwood floors throughout, and extra storage. ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on August 9, 2010
ChicagoNorth Side

Eight highly upgraded condos available in Roscoe Village

Sam Banks of Sergio & Banks takes Joe Zekas through Ultimate Homes’ new construction condos at 2257 W Belmont Ave in Roscoe Village. The development includes two duplexes and six simplexes, located just two blocks from the neighborhood’s main commercial corridor on West Roscoe Street. In the video above, Sam offers a short introduction to ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 6, 2010
ChicagoNorth Side

North Side numbers: Recent sales and prices in seven neighborhoods

The latest set of monthly data on home sales and prices at Redfin dates back to March, which already feels like it was ages ago. Consider this a trip through the WABAC machine. All I was looking for yesterday before stumbling upon “West Park” were the latest numbers of homes sold and median sales prices for ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on May 5, 2010
ChicagoNorth Side

Adapting to a tough condo market

The folks at Sergio & Banks have shown Joe Zekas around several Ultimate Homes condos in recent months, including this one located at 2257 W Belmont Ave in Roscoe Village. The prevalence of new Ultimate condos across the city led Joe to ask Sam Banks how the building has been able to break ground and ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 3, 2010