Half-mil homes: New listings near $500K

The Columbian, 1160 S Michigan AveYesterday afternoon I pulled up a list of homes priced at or near $500,000 (a range of $490,000 to $510,000, if you must know), that have been on the MLS for no more than 30 days. Here are seven examples of homes currently on the market for a half-million in neighborhoods spread across the city.

South Loop: A 1,485 square-foot, two-bedroom / two-bath condo at The Columbian (pictured), 1160 S Michigan Ave.

  • Features hardwood floors; marble and granite finishes; stainless steel appliances; and walk-in closets.
  • Amenities and services include a door staff; a party room; a fitness center; a sun deck; and a dog run.
  • Monthly assessments are $506.
  • Walk Score: 95/100; Transit Score: 100/100.
  • Listed by Michael Holtorf of Equity Brokerage Services.

Lincoln Park: A 2,200 square-foot, three-bedroom / 2.5-bath duplex condo at 2506 N Ashland Ave.

  • Features a kitchen with maple cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a breakfast bar, and space for a dining room table; two private decks; a master bedroom with walk-in closet; master bath with granite and marble finishes, separate shower, and whirlpool tub; a second-floor family room; hardwood floors throughout; new HVAC and energy efficient washer and dryer; and garage parking.
  • Monthly assessments are $100; 2008 taxes were $6240.
  • Walk Score: 91/100; Transit Score: 64/100.
  • Listed by David Plotkin of Dream Town Realty.

Lake View: A 3,000 square-foot, three-bedroom / 3.5-bath co-op unit at Lake Shore Tower, 3920 N Lake Shore Dr.

  • Features a remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances, double sink, and granite countertops; in-unit washer and dryer; hardwood floors throughout; a library with built-in shelves; and indoor valet parking.
  • Amenities and services include a sundeck with grill, bike storage, exercise rooms, and one carwash per week.
  • Assessments and association fees are $3,278; 2008 taxes were $7,361.
  • Walk Score: 82/100; Transit Score: 77/100.
  • Listed by Phyllis Rothschild of Coldwell Banker.

North Mayfair: A 2,433 square-foot, five-bedroom / three-bath, Tudor-style single-family home at 5148 N Kostner Ave.

  • Features a modern kitchen with granite countertops, cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and ceramic tile floor; a living room with wood-burning fireplace; a master bedroom with walk-in closet; a master bath with Jacuzzi; and a side drive with covered patio.
  • 2008 taxes were $4,400.
  • Walk Score: 68/100; Transit Score: 50/100.
  • Listed by Joseph Denk of JMK Realty.

Humboldt Park: A 4,200 square-foot, five-bedroom / 3.5-bath single-family home at 2635 W Iowa St.

  • Features five outdoor spaces and two wood-burning fireplaces.
  • Foreclosure; sold as-is, with offers subject to corporate approval.
  • $10,000 repair bonus and seller financing available.
  • 2008 taxes were $8294.
  • Walk Score: 85/100; Transit Score: 65/100.
  • Listed by Henry Jones of Jones Realty.

University Village: A 2,149 square-foot, two-bedroom / 2.5-bath townhome at 713 W 15th St.

  • Features an open kitchen with designer cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and adjacent deck; hardwood floors; upgraded bathrooms; a rooftop deck; and a two-car garage.
  • Monthly assessments are $310.
  • Listed by Kimberly Corbin of New West Realty.

Bridgeport: A 3,600 square-foot, four-bedroom / 3.5-bath single-family home at 2959 S Elias Ct.

  • Features a granite kitchen with island and cherry cabinets; a master bedroom with two closets; a master bath with separate shower, Jacuzzi, and double sinks; a family room; two laundry spaces; a side entrance; a brick garage; and a rooftop deck.
  • 2008 taxes were $5,095.
  • Walk Score: 75/100; Transit Score: 58/100.
  • Listed by Nicole Pusateri of Bricks Realty.
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