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Release the hounds!

Driving north on Lake Shore Drive at 6:15 p.m. today I noticed that the lakefront path between Oak Street Beach and the North Avenue pedestrian bridge [...]
Rogers Park conversions – from a crack house to a tire store

Rogers Park conversions – from a crack house to a tire store

The last ingenious conversion project we saw in Rogers Park was the conversion of an old crack house at 1522 W Jonquil Terrace into the gorgeous Baybe [...]

Distinctive Maoism comes to Lincoln Park

It could be a creative cross-marketing effort, though we suspect it was sabotage. Either way, We were shocked and dismayed (ok, a little amused too) y [...]

How a FSBO gets on the MLS

An ex-employee, who's selling his own condo, e-mailed asking for recommendations on how to get his property in the multiple listing service. I was sc [...]

Redlining the no-closing-costs sleaze-o-meter

Dan Smith, who purports to be from Lenox Financial posted a belated comment on my earlier post on Lenox Financial's WBBM radio commercials. You know t [...]
156 West Superior will be unveiled soon

156 West Superior will be unveiled soon

This is 156 West Superior, a new-construction project by Ranquist Development in River North. It's apparently creating a buzz among architecture and [...]
Theater District Lofts continue rebuilding Winthrop

Theater District Lofts continue rebuilding Winthrop

Yesterday we told you about the bargains at Edgewater Terrace on the 5900 block of once-notorious North Winthrop Ave. Uptown Real Estate looks to con [...]
The pink beacon of Sheridan Road: Edgewater Beach Apartments

The pink beacon of Sheridan Road: Edgewater Beach Apartments

It's our own little taste of South Beach right here in Chicago, and given the Midwestern sensibility that permeates the city more than any of us would [...]
Buy a house, buy a school district at Bradley Place

Buy a house, buy a school district at Bradley Place

New single-family homes have become rare in the city, much less single-families in the Alexander Graham Bell school district. The elementary school is [...]

Woodlawn's random retail

Speaking of Woodlawn, as we were in an earlier posting - when you consider that the neighborhood has hardly any restaurants and a dearth of retail opt [...]

Foodies weep in Woodlawn

Next time we hear residents of somewhere like Rogers Park or the South Loop groaning about the lack of restaurant options in their little burg, we're [...]

N Sheridan Rd: beachfront living, mainland prices

Often thought of as tatty hinterlands--when thought of at all--N Sheridan Rd boasts several buildings that once represented Chicago's highest standard [...]

100K goes a long way on Winthrop, which has come a long way

Shopping for a new condo in the five-figures can be depressing, especially when all those tantalizing, multi-million-dollar homes are constantly being [...]

Dude! I found an awesome condo in RedEye

Dude! Don't you think that free newspaper RedEye, like, totally rocks? Judging by the condo development ads that keep appearing in the Chicago Trib's [...]
No fear of intimacy for buyers at new Lake View high-rise

No fear of intimacy for buyers at new Lake View high-rise

Sedgwick Properties, the developer of the new, 140-unit Park View East, at 828 W Grace St in Lake View, promises "this quiet and sophisticated setting [...]

Avoid ugly streets – travel in the right direction

We've noticed a distinct pattern in Chicago and its suburbs: streets that don't run on a true east-west or north-south axis have, on average, uglier b [...]

1st Chicago agents syndicate free Housing Newswire content

Robert Darrow and Steve West, of @properties, are the first Chicago real estate agents to incorporate news from the nifty new wire service, HousingNew [...]
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