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Investors wonder, what housing bubble?

Real estate agents have been saying for years that investors increasingly have been turning from the stock market to the housing market for a place to [...]
Grit supplies makeover (so far) on West Town's Division Street

Grit supplies makeover (so far) on West Town's Division Street

If in the mid-'90s you told people you were looking for smack on Division Street, they expected needle tracks on your arms. Today, you might be after [...]

30-year mortgage rates rise slightly

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 5.62 this week, up from last week, when it averaged 5.57 percent. Last year at this time, the 30-year fixe [...]

U.S. housing starts rise in January

Housing starts jumped 4.7 percent in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 2.159 million units, the highest pace in 21 years, the U.S. Comme [...]

Lakefront condos for less on Ainslie

Jameson Realty Group is offering lakefront condos from the $150s at 918 W. Ainslie Condominiums, a vintage conversion underway in the Margate Park sec [...]

Ashton aims for affordable Lincoln Park condos

Most people don't think of affordable prices when they think of Lincoln Park, and these days, they don't usually associate new construction with the h [...]

Trump closes on loan, adds 70 condos

Donald Trump closed on a $640 million construction loan for Trump International Hotel & Tower, a condominium and hotel highrise planned for 401 N. Wab [...]

The last frontier

Sierra Lofts offers 1 of the last chances for the true loft living Frankel & Giles Real Estate was a pioneer in Chicago's booming '90s loft market, th [...]
Van Buren Lofts touts value, volume, vibrancy

Van Buren Lofts touts value, volume, vibrancy

There's something different about Van Buren Lofts, a.k.a. VB 1224, located at 1224 W. Van Buren, in the West Loop. It hits you as soon as you walk in [...]

Solid contruction, easy access make lofts a great housing choice

Beyond surface design, most people who want to live in lofts don't give much consideration to construction standards in this uniquely urban form of ho [...]

Downtown condos for $56,000? It happened just 10 years ago…

With all the housing and economic experts gazing into their crystal balls for 2005, now may be a good time to reflect on what was happening in the Chi [...]
The Return of the Loft

The Return of the Loft

After a drought of several years, lofts are back, more stylish than ever. There was a time, several years ago, when I never wanted to hear about anot [...]
The Loft Ledger

The Loft Ledger

Buyers driven to find the right loft Several new loft developments have automotive roots, including one contender for the best-named project – [...]

A museum piece that's cutting-edge

Just two weeks after its grand opening, the Enterprise Companies' latest Central Station highrise, Museum Park Place, was nearly half sold, according [...]

Condominiums fit for a Kennedy

Few neighborhoods can claim to epitomize Chicago more than Jefferson Park. The Northwest Side community is home to quiet streets, sturdy brick bungalo [...]

Building green in the South Loop

It's hard to say exactly why a project like Loftworks on Michigan sells out in just three months, but you can be sure that pricing and location were i [...]
Buyers increasingly looking to live in heart of the Loop

Buyers increasingly looking to live in heart of the Loop

If Rich Schaefer and his wife, Sheila, had any doubts about moving from their settled Lake View neighborhood down to a massive planned development at [...]

Mortgage rates remain steady

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 5.66 percent last week, down slightly from the previous week, when it stood at 5.67, according to Freddie [...]

Logan Square getting greener

Logan Square has been seeing red over its lack of green. Back in 1997, the Near Northwest Side neighborhood was declared to have the least amount of g [...]

Golfer's loss, renter's gain

The golfer's loss apparently is the renter's gain at Lakeshore East, a new downtown development where the 46-story Shoreham apartment tower recently w [...]
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