Tag: Video

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The risks and costs of condo rentals

The risks and costs of condo rentals

Renting a condo is not like renting an apartment. You’re likely to encounter a range of unexpected fees, delays and restrictive policies, some of ...
A HomePath bargain in Buffalo Grove?

A HomePath bargain in Buffalo Grove?

The just-listed 4-bedroom, 2 ½ bath home at 154 Lilac Ln in Buffalo Grove appears to be worth a closer look. The home last sold for $385,000 in Ma ...
Winnetka open house – a walk-to-school block

Winnetka open house – a walk-to-school block

Once again we’re dipping into YoChicago’s extensive video vault of summer drives through the north and North Shore suburbs. Winnetka District 3 ...
Two histories of Albany Park

Two histories of Albany Park

By sheer coincidence I've received links to two wildly different depictions of old-school Albany Park in less than 12 hours. Between them, you can ...
Valley Lo, lakefront living in Glenview

Valley Lo, lakefront living in Glenview

YoChicago has a huge library of drive-around video shot on sunny days this past summer in north suburban and North Shore communities. I just tappe ...
Blood near the tracks in Forest Park

Blood near the tracks in Forest Park

The Residences at The Grove was a quality development from a top-notch builder in a location steps from the CTA Blue Line in Forest Park. You can ...
The present and future of new construction in Chicago

The present and future of new construction in Chicago

As many as five years, and maybe more, will pass before Chicago sees another medium- to large-scale condo development break ground, says Alan Lev, ...
The value proposition at Grand Bend in Evanston

The value proposition at Grand Bend in Evanston

Grand Bend at Green Bay is a 49-unit boutique condo building in Evanston that recently slashed prices with a goal of selling out quickly. Price ...
A real estate snow story from 30 years ago

A real estate snow story from 30 years ago

I signed a contract to sell my home, which you can see in the above video (part 1 here), the first night of the storm that paralyzed Chicago in Ja ...
In Lake View, a lot of home for the money

In Lake View, a lot of home for the money

The 4,100 square-foot four-bedroom / 3.5-bath single-family Joe Zekas visited this weekend struck him as a lot of home for the money, with the typ ...
A high-style Bucktown home on the path to LEED Platinum

A high-style Bucktown home on the path to LEED Platinum

The four-bedroom / 3.5-bath home at 1610 N Honore St may enter the exclusive ranks of Chicago's LEED Platinum-certified homes. And that's only one ...
Another out-of-body experience in Northbrook

Another out-of-body experience in Northbrook

If you set out to find the heart of Chicago’s North Shore you wouldn’t look for it in Northbrook. Northbrook is an affluent, attractive communi ...
Evanston will or won’t clamp down on off-campus housing

Evanston will or won’t clamp down on off-campus housing

Like most cities, Evanston has an ordinance that limits the number of unrelated individuals who can occupy a dwelling unit to three. In a camp ...

A video look at the vision for South Works

Despite its undeniable audacity and importance, I have trouble working up much interest in the plans to revitalize the South Works site. I can’t g ...
Rent a pied-a-shore in Highland Park

Rent a pied-a-shore in Highland Park

Thinking about a summer weekend getaway place near the lake? There’s a rarely-available rental in a HIghland Park coach house across the stree ...
From the vault: Nelson Street in West Lakeview

From the vault: Nelson Street in West Lakeview

Recent conversation among the Chattering class regarding the values and desirability of homes in West Lakeview brought to mind this video from Jan ...
Touring a furnished new-construction home at Ambry Estates in Lynwood

Touring a furnished new-construction home at Ambry Estates in Lynwood

Follow Bridget McClendon of J. Lawrence Homes and our own Chuck Gekas through a furnished model home at J. Lawrence's new Ambry Estates community ...
New loft and condo models in the West Loop

New loft and condo models in the West Loop

The new high-rise at 565 Quincy, in the West Loop, sits atop an existing loft building. Last week I visited the community for a sponsored tour ...
A two-bedroom townhome, ideally situated in Lincoln Park

A two-bedroom townhome, ideally situated in Lincoln Park

Last week I met up with Nicholas Apostal of Coldwell Banker and The Apostal Group at The Pointe at Lincoln Park, the development where we first me ...
Listed for $979K in Winnetka, sells for $800K

Listed for $979K in Winnetka, sells for $800K

Last April I visited the 5-bedroom, 3 ½ bath home at 397 Sunset Rd in Winnetka, shortly after it came on the market. The home was directly acro ...
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