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The teardowns are back in Glenview

Glenview single-family

Travel back in time ten years ago and you would have seen a torrent of teardown activity in Glenview and other attractive northern suburbs. Fast forward to the latter part of the decade and many of the new homes built on the teardown sites were in foreclosure and selling at substantial discounts from their asking ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 23, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

An impressive new Lincoln Park home by RD Precision

2455 N Greenview

RD Precision homes have been selling pre-completion, attracting buyers with a rich mix of standard features and impressive craftsmanship. The homes have open floor plans, high ceilings, extravagantly large windows, spacious kitchens with high-end appliances, oversized islands and floor-to-ceiling cabinetry. The most striking features of an RD Precision home are the custom stonework and details ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 17, 2014

A beautifully updated 4-bedroom close to the heart of Glenview

1248 Cedarwood Glenview

The 4-bedroom, 4-bath home at 1248 Cedarwood Ln in Glenview’s historic Swainwood neighborhood has been beautifully updated and expanded. The home has an open floor plan, hardwood floors throughout, and a kitchen with the cabinetry and counter space that you’d expect to find in a much more expensive home. The home’s expansion added a lavish ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 8, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Tour a new Noah Properties home in East Village

1944 W Erie

Noah Properties, one of Chicago’s hottest-selling builders, has five new homes under construction in a part of East Village where Noah’s homes have sold rapidly. The new homes all have 4 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, 2-car garages, outdoor decks and the showplace kitchens and baths that have been a Noah Properties signature. The homes are ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 30, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New East Village single-family open this weekend

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Noah Properties has five new single-family homes under construction in the 1800 and 1900 blocks of Erie and Ohio in the East Village. One of the homes, at 1948 W Erie, is nearly complete and will be open for viewing this Saturday, June 28, from 11 to 1 and Sunday, June 29, from noon until ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 27, 2014

An architecturally distinctive home on a quiet Glenview cul-de-sac

2876 Fredric Ct Glenview

The 4-bedroom, 3 ½ bath ranch-style home at 2876 Fredric Ct in Glenview is architecturally interesting from end to end, but you’re more likely to be impressed by its comfortable, livable, open and sunny vibe. The home was recently listed for sale at $1,185,000. The home sits on a half-acre on a quiet cul-de-sac. Mature ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 20, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

Is the price finally right at Marquette Village?

Marquette Village

We first took note of Marquette Village in February of 2007 when single-family homes at the development were priced from the $290s. Our last visit to Marquette Village, in the above video, was in September of 2011. At the time the Marquette Park project, which was originally planned for 139 homes, was in foreclosure with ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 16, 2014
West suburbsNorridge

A single-level custom home on a large Norridge lot

4862 N Redwood Norridge

4862 N Redwood was built in 2013 and boasts 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths and a 2-car garage. The home has a classic center-entrance layout entered through a 2-story foyer open to a dining room, a living area and a sun room that opens to the expansive back yard. The chef’s kitchen has a six-burner ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 2, 2014
North ShoreHighland Park

YoChicago’s video walk through the Ferris Bueller house

Ferris Bueller House

Last August I spent nearly two hours shooting photos and video at what, in deference to the listing agent’s wishes, we referred to in the above video as “the Ben Rose house,” after the name of its original owner. The home, built in 1953, together with an outlying pavilion built in 1974, has been described ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 30, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Lincoln Park homes – minis still outnumber megas

424 St James

Chicago Real Estate Daily’s Dennis Rodkin recently published a look at 10 multi-lot “mega-mansions” currently underway in Lincoln Park. In the course of our rambles yesterday we passed two huge Lincoln Park homes that didn’t make it to Rodkin’s list. The home pictured above is nearing completion and spans more than four lots at the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 22, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A renovated 4-bedroom on the Gold Coast’s best block

109 E Bellevue

If Bellevue Place between Rush St and Lake Shore Drive isn’t Chicago’s best block, it’s at least a heavyweight contender. Oak Street Beach is at one end of the block and the great restaurant and nightlife cluster surrounding Mariano Park is at the other end. Magnificent Mile shops and Oak Street boutiques are just around ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 20, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

Who will buy this remodeled Grand Boulevard home?

47th & Calumet mural

In June of 2007 a single-family home at 4842 S Calumet Ave sold for $565,000 subject to a $565,000 mortgage. Early in 2008 it went into foreclosure, the predictable fate of very many fully-leveraged homes on Chicago’s South Side. The home sold in 2009, following the foreclosure, for $122,500. It went into foreclosure again in ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 12, 2014
DealsNorth ShoreLake Forest

A Lake Forest 3-bedroom single-family under $200K

1197 Telegraph Lake Forest

The 3-bedroom, 2-bath home at 1197 Telegraph in Lake Forest is on a site that spans nearly half an acre. It’s within walking distance of shopping, schools and a Metra station. Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH) is currently renovating the home and offering it for sale at $190,000. The renovation includes a new kitchen, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 8, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

A Noah Properties showstopper on a 38-foot wide Lakeview lot

1041 W Wellington

Everything about this new Noah Properties home at 1041 W Wellington is well beyond the usual. For starters, it’s set on a 38-foot wide lot, enabling both indoor and outdoor spaces that are large and dramatic. The home opens into a dramatic living / dining area that overlooks a butler’s pantry, a wall-to-wall wine cooler, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 5, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A new luxury single-family in hot Ukrainian Village

2126 W Erie

Noah Properties homes typically sell before completion or shortly after. A 4-bedroom, 3 ½ bath Noah home in hot Ukrainian Village has just hit the market, and it’s slated for completion in two weeks. The home has everything you expect from this builder — open spaces, a lavish kitchen and family room, high-style fixtures, ample ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 5, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

A luxurious Lakeview home from hot-selling Noah Properties

1520 W George

Like most Noah Properties homes, the luxurious single-family at 1520 W George had already been sold and was being readied for closing by the time of this video. The 6-bedroom home sold for $2.04M. The Lakeview home boasts generously-sized rooms, 4 full and 2 half-baths, 4 fireplaces, three spacious outdoor decks, including a full-floor roof ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 25, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

A move-in ready home in a convenient near-south location

3216 S Prairie

The 3- to 4-bedroom, 3 ½ bath home at 3216 S Prairie Ave was built 7 years ago but has the appearance of a new home. The home has high-ceilings, hardwood floors and generously-sized rooms. The living / dining area flows into an expansive kitchen / family room with an island and a pantry, and ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 23, 2014
North ShoreNorthfield

A $5.25M Northfield home built in 2013 and completed in 2010

2202 Martin Ln Northfield

According to the current listing, the 7-bedroom home at 2202 Martin Ln in Northfield was built in 2013 and spans approximately 21,000 square feet. The listing has been active at Redfin for 194 days. The home was complete, except for a few finishing touches, when I walked through it and shot a video in December ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 22, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

New listing: a Lincoln Park triplex rowhouse with two income units

2323 Halsted

The fully-renovated triplex at 2323-25 N Halsted boasts 4 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, high ceilings, parking and wonderful vintage touches. The home has elaborate crown and baseboard moldings, an original fireplace mantle, plaster medallions and period fixtures. Directly adjacent to the owner’s unit are two apartments that rent easily for a total of $3,000 per ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 18, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Is the Gold Coast’s grandest yard at risk?

Gold Coast Lurie

The 19,000 square foot Gold Coast home at 1547 N Dearborn Pkwy has one of the most beautifully landscaped side yards on Chicago’s north side. It’s a true urban oasis that has to be a constant source of delight to its owner. You can see some of the yard in the above video and more ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 11, 2014