Tag: South Side

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Bridgeport's "island" on the Chicago River

Bridgeport's "island" on the Chicago River

Continuing our drive through a rainy, October day in Bridgeport, Nicole Pusateri, broker / owner of Bricks Realty, takes me to an area she likes to ...
Neighborhoods for the rest of us: McKinley Park

Neighborhoods for the rest of us: McKinley Park

Taking its name from the 69-acre public space bounded by 37th Street, Pershing Road, and Damen, Western, and Archer avenues (itself named after Pres ...
Trend-setters in blue-collar Bridgeport

Trend-setters in blue-collar Bridgeport

Last week, I toured Bridgeport with Nicole Pusateri, owner and managing broker of Bricks Realty, and her husband Joe, also an agent. Nicole and Joe ...
The lake, the Drive, and "genuine shopping" options near Lake Park Gateway II

The lake, the Drive, and "genuine shopping" options near Lake Park Gateway II

The final segment of Joe's tour of Lake Park Gateway II with developer Mitch Newman find the duo standing near what Joe calls a "genuine shopping ce ...
Building an "enterprise of passion" for Lake Park Gateway II developer

Building an "enterprise of passion" for Lake Park Gateway II developer

Joe continues his tour of Strategem Home Builders' Lake Park Gateway II with developer Mitch Newman. Behind the two new buildings at 1227 E 46th St ...
Observations on Woodlawn: Buyers, amenities, and the Olympics

Observations on Woodlawn: Buyers, amenities, and the Olympics

Near the end of our latest visit to the Renaissance on Kimbark, as we stood atop Stonemason Group's latest eight-flat, @properties agent Hasani Stee ...
Market watch: Pre-Olympic Village Douglas

Market watch: Pre-Olympic Village Douglas

This Friday, the IOC will announce the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics. While Chicago may not be a shoo-in, it is a reasonable contender. The ...
The future of the Renaissance on Kimbark

The future of the Renaissance on Kimbark

Hasani Steele was able to make a lot of pre-sales during the first two phases of construction at the Renaissance on Kimbark, but that was then...wha ...
Lake Park Gateway II: New luxury living in North Kenwood

Lake Park Gateway II: New luxury living in North Kenwood

Developer Mitch Newman's career in home-building began when he was walking job sites with his father, also a developer. Mitch has a passion for desi ...
Steele on awards, loans, and appraisals at Woodlawn's Renaissance on Kimbark

Steele on awards, loans, and appraisals at Woodlawn's Renaissance on Kimbark

As I mentioned when posting the first of my new videos with @properties agent Hasani Steele, the Stonemason Group received a Good Neighbor Award (PD ...
Hyde Park and Chicago politics

Hyde Park and Chicago politics

Living next door to the president's Chicago home can be like living in a "circus," according to neighbor Bill Grimshaw, who is selling his Hyde Park ...
Deals on South Side single-family homes

Deals on South Side single-family homes

Many of Chicago's new construction single-family homes are found in neighborhoods on the South Side. Fifteen single-families are available in Engle ...
Making pre-construction sales in Woodlawn

Making pre-construction sales in Woodlawn

We don't hear many homebuilders boasting of their pre-construction sales these days -- especially not in neighborhoods like Woodlawn -- so it came a ...
Up to $100,000 off at Eastgate Village

Up to $100,000 off at Eastgate Village

If you watched any college football through Comcast on Saturday afternoon, you might have caught a new ad announcing price cuts on select condos at ...
Chicago's new lofts: What's left?

Chicago's new lofts: What's left?

The past year has done a number on the selection of new true lofts throughout the city. Some developments, like University Village, finally reached se ...
Revisiting Woodlawn's Renaissance on Kimbark with Hasani Steele

Revisiting Woodlawn's Renaissance on Kimbark with Hasani Steele

Stonemason Group received a Good Neighbor Award from the Chicago Association of Realtors earlier this year for its ongoing Renaissance on Kimbark pr ...
Obama's neighbor on Harold Washington

Obama's neighbor on Harold Washington

Harold Washington, Chicago's first African-American mayor, launched his mayoral campaign in Bill and Jacky Grimshaw's dining room. The Grimshaws' po ...
The media circus at President Obama's neighbor's house

The media circus at President Obama's neighbor's house

YoChicago doesn't often cover resale homes, but when a client asks whether you'd like a slot between the Associated Press and NPR to interview the P ...
Neighborhoods for the rest of us: Bridgeport

Neighborhoods for the rest of us: Bridgeport

Home to five of Chicago's 45 mayors, including the current Mayor Daley, Bridgeport is a south side community area of Chicago with a rich history. I ...
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