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Boy's Town tries to maintain its identity as popularity brings higher prices, new residents and a shrinking gay population

Boy's Town tries to maintain its identity as popularity brings higher prices, new residents and a shrinking gay population

It's Tuesday night in Lakeview East and the Kit Kat Lounge and Supper Club is the place to be. While most of the bars along Halsted don't get going u [...]

New townhouses come to McKinley Park

Developer William Warman was a pioneer in the South Loop, which has grown dramatically since his first projects there. Now, the builder has set his si [...]

Optima's Elm Tower selling quickly

Optima, Inc. took more than 40 reservations during March at Elm Tower, the second phase of its Optima Old Orchard Woods development, located three blo [...]

JMM building houses under $700k

When I first met Marla Mason and Mark Olshansky, the brother-sister team behind JMM Development, they were converting vintage apartments into condomin [...]

Park Millennium opens on Millennium Park

In what promises to be one of the city's most prominent active condo conversions, Centrum Properties and MCZ Development have started sales at the Par [...]

LR's 'unified vision' rising at 340 on Park

It's only fitting that the latest highrise on Millennium Park should be forward-looking, and as swift sales seem to attest, LR Development's 340 on th [...]

Mortgage rates up for 3rd straight week

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 5.79 this week, up from 5.69 percent last week, in the third straight week of increasing rates, accord [...]

1st buyers move in at State Place

The South Loop just got livelier as the first residents began moving into State Place, a mixed-use development that spans a full block on State Street [...]

Falor's hotel condos selling fast at Aldens

The Falor Companies has reached the 50 percent sold mark at the Aldens, its second condominium hotel in Chicago, in what seems to be a ringing endorse [...]

Condos wow crowd at the Vic

Lakeview residents are used to seeing crowds outside the Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield, a popular venue for music and second-run movies, but lately, [...]

Mortgage rates continue to rise

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage stood at 6.01 percent last week, up from 5.95 percent the week before, according to Freddie Mac's Primary Mort [...]
Homes in a garden

Homes in a garden

Courtyard on the Park tailors green space, historic design to modern living Chicago doesn't always live up to its motto, "city in a garden," but for [...]
Condos with personality

Condos with personality

CMK's clean lines, progressive look find fans in River North, S. Loop Many of the adjectives an observer might use to describe 630 N. Franklin &#8211 [...]

Hidden costs can lurk around doors, windows in new homes

The fact that everything you can see looks good in your new condo or townhouse does not mean that all is well. Two of the places you probably haven't [...]

North lakefront housing values, developments continue to rise

Home and condominium values are on the rise in Chicago's North Side neighborhoods as lakefront living lures an increasing number of buyers, real estat [...]
Chicago's hottest neighborhoods 2005

Chicago's hottest neighborhoods 2005

Housing prices in Chicago have risen rapidly during the last decade, but they have not risen evenly. While prices on average have climbed considerably [...]

Mortgage rates edging up

Mortgage rates continued to rise this week, with the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage standing at 5.85 percent, up from 5.79 percent last week, acc [...]

Detailing Chicago's historic houses

Beginning with the cover photo and description that open Chicago's Mansions by John Graf (Arcadia Publishing, $19.99), the author takes readers on a c [...]

Restoring a historic gem in the Gap

Viewing the latest work in progress by craftsman developer Bill Lavicka is always a joy. Lavicka, whose passion is restoring Chicago's historic archi [...]

ViCor brings downtown condos Uptown

ViCor Development, a builder with a strong track record in Uptown, has broken ground on the Sheridan Grande, a new 70-unit condo mid-rise in the neigh [...]
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