Tag: South Loop

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New West trims prices at 1555 Wabash

New West trims prices at 1555 Wabash

This has been the year of price cuts for a lot of South Loop projects, and who doesn't want to be left out at this point? New West Realty, that's wh ...
Closings begin at One Museum Park West

Closings begin at One Museum Park West

The Museum Park sales staff notified me this afternoon that a few homes closed last week at One Museum Park West, 1201 S Prairie Ave, and more will ...
Floor plan focus: West-facing one-bedrooms at 1720 South Michigan ready for immediate occupancy

Floor plan focus: West-facing one-bedrooms at 1720 South Michigan ready for immediate occupancy

With 1720 South Michigan's magic number down into the single digits, buyers are running out of choices for brand new condos in the 33-story South Loop ...
Want to take a dip? Few options available for renters in the winter

Want to take a dip? Few options available for renters in the winter

It's 2:30 in the afternoon and 9 degrees outside...time to practice that butterfly! Year-round swimming isn't a problem at a lot of condo high-rises, ...
Yo's year: Roosevelt Collection revisited

Yo's year: Roosevelt Collection revisited

December's a month meant for retrospectives and year-end lists, so over these final three weeks of 2009, I'll dig back through our archives to see w ...
Loft living: Looking for downtown two-bedrooms in the high $300s

Loft living: Looking for downtown two-bedrooms in the high $300s

Daytime is playtime at the Yo office, so let's play pretend! Let's say I'm in the market for a two-bedroom / two-bath loft in a downtown neighborhood, ...
Inside a corner condo at Astoria Tower

Inside a corner condo at Astoria Tower

Last week Jim Psyhogios of Weichert, Realtors - Frankel & Giles took me through Astoria Tower's unit #1204, a two-bedroom / two-bath home located on ...

FHA fast facts: South Loop approvals

One of the questions Realtors hear most frequently is, "Is this property FHA approved?" Yesterday I punched three ZIP codes into HUD's FHA search and ...
New models open at Astoria Tower

New models open at Astoria Tower

Buyers can now get up close and personal with select units at Astoria Tower, the new high-rise at 8 E 9th St in the South Loop. The tower's Weichert ...

Motor Row Lofts set to sell off inventory

So you've just pulled in $4.5 million at your condo auction -- now what? In most of the cases we've seen this year, developers quickly roll out a new ...
Sales update: Post-auction prices arrive at Michigan Avenue Tower II

Sales update: Post-auction prices arrive at Michigan Avenue Tower II

It's the Friday after the Michigan Avenue Tower II auction, which means it's time for the development's sales team to roll out a new pricing schedule ...
Making the pitch for Terrazio

Making the pitch for Terrazio

The Terrazio condos at 1935 S Wabash Ave will be ready for delivery late this year or early next year, putting them well behind the market in the ey ...
A drive around Union Row's neighborhood

A drive around Union Row's neighborhood

Visitors to the Union Row townhomes in the 500 and 600 blocks of West 16th Street often don't have a good perception of where they are in relation t ...

Crunching numbers on the Michigan Avenue Tower II auction

Here are some offhand observations I made as I revisited the results of Michigan Avenue Tower II's auction yesterday afternoon. • The 43 units auctio ...
Touring Terrazio in the South Loop

Touring Terrazio in the South Loop

Sedgwick Properties' Terrazio, 1935 S Wabash Ave, had almost fallen off my radar until a couple weeks ago, when I received word of a grand opening p ...
More Motor Row Lofts auction observations

More Motor Row Lofts auction observations

Here are some more observations I made yesterday while looking at the results of this weekend's Motor Row Lofts auction. (Note that all of these amou ...

Quote of the day: an auction postmortem

Right before the auction, we still had sales, but the absorption in the city today is so small. The average absorption is probably one unit or a half ...
Twenty units sell at Motor Row Lofts auction

Twenty units sell at Motor Row Lofts auction

Sheldon Good & Company conducted an auction of Motor Row Lofts units earlier today at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. The auction was well atten ...

Michigan Avenue Tower II auction rakes in $11.2 million with 43 sales

(Update - 11/16/2009: According to developer Jacob Bletnitsky, the final tally for sales was 46 units.) This afternoon I attended the Michigan Avenue ...
Web presence: Michigan Avenue Tower II

Web presence: Michigan Avenue Tower II

Michigan Avenue Tower II is one of two South Loop developments with units going up for auction this weekend. If you're in the market for a condo and h ...
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