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A classic timber loft steps from the Bloomingdale Trail

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If you’re looking for the true loft aesthetic you’ll find it at Buck City Lofts. This one-bedroom plus den has the high ceilings, hardwood floors, large windows, exposed brick and ductwork, and a fireplace that define the loft genre. It also has its share of creature comforts: in-unit washer /dryer, an oversized bath, great closet ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 23, 2013
ChicagoNorthwest Side

New West Bucktown single-families in the mid-$500s

1627 N Artesian

Noah Properties is known for delivering homes that include all of the extras that many other builders offer as upgrades. The two single-family homes that are under construction at 1627 and 1629 North Artesian are an unusual Noah product in that they’re priced in the mid-$500s. Other homes currently being offered by the developer range ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 12, 2012
DealsChicagoNorth Side

Rental spotlight – A new six-flat in Logan Square

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The growing roster of new apartment construction in downtown Chicago has been generating a lot of attention recently, but there are also new rental buildings popping up in the neighborhoods. In this sponsored video, Sergio & Banks‘ Melissa Govedarica recently showed me around a new six-flat which was nearing completion at 1846 N California Ave ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 6, 2012
ChicagoNorthwest Side

FSBO follies in Logan Square?

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In the early years of the millennium a patch of Logan Square along Armitage was a hotbed of development activity, playing host to a number of loft conversions and newly-built condos. YoChicago focused on a number of those developments, including the once graffiti-laden , the hyper-pretentious ArmitEDGE, which invited buyers to find themselves “edging closer ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 22, 2011
ChicagoNorth Side

How a Medill Reports article gets West Bucktown very wrong

1701 N Artesian video

One thing you should never do is accept at face value any report from a young journalist that analyzes data. Innumeracy and inapt comparisons seem to be pervasive features of any data-based reporting from a young journalist. Consider, for example, a recent Medill Reports article on the “gentrification” of Chicago’s West Bucktown neighborhood. You can’t ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 12, 2011
ChicagoNorth Side

Price cuts on new West Bucktown single-families

New construction single-family

A new 5-bedroom, 3 ½ bath home at 1701 N Artesian in West Bucktown that came on the market in early June at $699,900 has just been reduced to $644,900. The 3,600 square foot home is on a south-facing corner lot, and enjoys good natural light. Sam Banks of Sergio & Banks has the listing. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 8, 2011
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Checking in: $51K off a stylish West Bucktown single-family

1756 N Rockwell St, Chicago

This four-bedroom / 3.5-bath single-family home at 1756 N Rockwell St in West Bucktown was priced at a surprisingly low $799,900 when Joe Zekas visited it in February. Ten days ago, the home dropped to $748,900. The home, built by Ultimate Homes and listed by Izabela Sloma of Sergio & Banks, features hardwood floors, a ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on April 18, 2011
ChicagoNorth Side

A newer West Bucktown single-family, under $600K

1728 N Maplewood Chicago

The more time I spend in the neighborhood that I’m adjusting to calling West Bucktown, the more I’m struck by the amount of new construction and rehab activity that’s occurred there during the past 10 years. I was in the neighborhood a few days ago to tour a 4-bedroom, 3 ½ bath home at 1728 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 2, 2011
ChicagoNorth Side

Price chop on an extra-wide West Bucktown townhome

1750 N Campbell Chicago IL

The ongoing scale of new construction and renovation in the area that some have taken to calling West Bucktown has me beginning to acknowledge that there might be some merit to that moniker. The new construction townhomes at 1750 N Campbell Ave came back on the market several days ago, under new ownership, listed with ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 2, 2011
ChicagoNorth Side

Open house – new light-filled home in West Bucktown

2628 W Homer St, Chicago IL

We’ve long been skeptical of the West Bucktown moniker, but ongoing redevelopment lends some legitimacy to real estate brokers and the West Bucktown Neighborhood Association’s renaming of the area bounded by North Ave (1600 N), Armitage Ave (2000 N), Western Ave (2400 W) and California Ave (2800 W). Ultimate Homes has been building new construction ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 13, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New homes are selling well in West Bucktown

Earlier today I walked through a beautiful new home at 1738 N Rockwell, in the neighborhood that Realtors have been calling “West Bucktown.” I’ve long been a skeptic of the “West Bucktown” name, but it appears that local residents and home buyers have been adopting it. That, at least, is the take of Melissa Govaderica, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 23, 2010