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Two Bridgeport restaurants make Michelin’s list of “Bib Gourmand” faves

Two Bridgeport restaurants make Michelin’s list of “Bib Gourmand” faves

This week Jeff Benach of Lexington Homes tipped us off about two restaurants near his Lexington Square townhomes in Bridgeport that made the Miche [...]
Walking Evanston’s lakefront and the Northwestern campus with Grand Bend’s Andy Kiener

Walking Evanston’s lakefront and the Northwestern campus with Grand Bend’s Andy Kiener

Earlier this week, Joe Zekas met up with Andy Kiener from Grand Bend at Green Bay and headed to Evanston's lakefront, located just a short distanc [...]
A one-of-a-kind, combo corner loft in the West Loop, priced at $1.15M

A one-of-a-kind, combo corner loft in the West Loop, priced at $1.15M

Earlier this week, Niko Apostal of Coldwell Banker and the Apostal Group showed me around one of his newest listings, a 4,400 square-foot corner loft [...]
A kid’s view of living in Lincoln Park

A kid’s view of living in Lincoln Park

Nicholas Apostal grew up in Lincoln Park and attended Lincoln Park Elementary School (currently the city's best boundary-area elementary) and Franci [...]
Introducing the DK Home Team

Introducing the DK Home Team

Over time, Frank DeNovi's business has evolved considerably, to the point that he now orchestrates a team of trained office and field employees who [...]
A wide, light-filled Lincoln Park rowhouse

A wide, light-filled Lincoln Park rowhouse

In the 1990s MCL Companies transformed the former site of Augustana Hospital into The Pointe, one of Lincoln Park's signature developments. The 150 [...]
A home-sized three-bedroom at The Regent in the Gold Coast

A home-sized three-bedroom at The Regent in the Gold Coast

This three-bedroom / three-bath condo at The Regent, 190 E Walton Pl, has the feel of a luxurious home, and the spacious rooms, master suite, and st [...]
A Dunning three-bedroom with an open floor plan for under $220K

A Dunning three-bedroom with an open floor plan for under $220K

Joe and Sergio & Banks agent Izabela Sloma walk through a three-bedroom home at 3131 N Octavia Ave in Dunning, priced at $219,900. The home is situa [...]
A three-bedroom charmer in Schorsch Village, priced at $249,900

A three-bedroom charmer in Schorsch Village, priced at $249,900

Join Joe Zekas and Sergio & Banks agent Izabela Sloma for a walk through 7004 W Roscoe St, a three-bedroom single-family home priced at $249,900. Th [...]

Evanston, a walkable success

The suburbs that have continued to prosper during the downturn share many attributes with the best urban neighborhoods: walkability, vibrant street [...]
Inside a four-bedroom / two-bath Galewood home, priced under $260K

Inside a four-bedroom / two-bath Galewood home, priced under $260K

Every home we've seen with Sergio & Banks has been different, but they've shared a number of common features. The homes have either been new constru [...]
Frank DeNovi: Upscale foreclosures are changing the game

Frank DeNovi: Upscale foreclosures are changing the game

Foreclosures, once unheard of in higher-end properties, are now common. That places an entirely new set of demands on REO specialists, not all of wh [...]
Floor plans in focus: A 1,600 square-foot two-bedroom at 433 Briar in Lake View

Floor plans in focus: A 1,600 square-foot two-bedroom at 433 Briar in Lake View

The C-tier condos (PDF) at 433 Briar in Lake View are two-bedroom / 2.5-bath residences with 1,600 square feet. The plan features a wrap-around kitc [...]
A Bucktown home in a "Walker's Paradise"

A Bucktown home in a "Walker's Paradise"

Realtor Jim Gramata's home at 2321 W McLean Ave gets a Walk Score of 92, high enough to be deemed a "Walker's Paradise." It's close enough to the We [...]
Bridgeport Metra station nears completion

Bridgeport Metra station nears completion

The new Metra station at 35th Street and Wentworth Avenue in Bridgeport should be finished by the end of year, Gazette Chicago reported earlier this [...]
What is a recapture rate?

What is a recapture rate?

Mortgage lenders are in business to loan money, and would like the opportunity to "recapture" the loan on properties they've taken ownership of in f [...]
Why real estate agents like Bridgeport

Why real estate agents like Bridgeport

During a brokers' open house at the Lexington Square townhomes in Bridgeport yesterday, Joe Zekas asked half a dozen real estate agents to talk abou [...]
The bedrooms of a Roscoe Village duplex

The bedrooms of a Roscoe Village duplex

In an earlier segment from our video tour through 2049 W Addison St #1, Eric Rojas and I at the the living spaces on the duplex's main level. Here, [...]
A full floor of elegant living spaces in a Roscoe Village duplex-down

A full floor of elegant living spaces in a Roscoe Village duplex-down

Eric Rojas has found a market for North Side duplexes -- the one we visited last month has already sold, as have several others that he's shown us t [...]
Creature comforts and great architecture: Why Philip and Erika like life in the Loop

Creature comforts and great architecture: Why Philip and Erika like life in the Loop

Erika, an English teacher at a Chicago public high school, and Philip, who works for the Chicago Architecture Foundation, are new homeowners at 235 [...]
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