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Daley backs CHA employment rule

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has backed a controversial Chicago Housing Authority plan to keep unemployed public housing residents out of the mixed-inc [...]

S. Loop condo hotel sells out 1st phase

The condominium hotel was popularized in New York, but the concept seems to be getting a warm reception in Chicago. Less than three weeks after the Fa [...]

Free parking, upgrades at the Royalle

Metropolitan Development Enterprises is offering buyers at the Royalle, a new condo building underway in River North, free parking or $5,000 worth of [...]

Housing starts fall amid rising rates

U.S. housing starts fell in June as rising interest rates put the breaks on a booming housing market. Builders broke ground at a seasonally-adjusted [...]
Venetian nights

Venetian nights

RDM brings taste of Italy to Old Town in 2nd condo tower After RDM Development's Robert Mosky brought a little bit of Italy to the corner of Clark an [...]
Brighton brings modern European flair to Lakeview East

Brighton brings modern European flair to Lakeview East

The Brighton, a new nine-story condo building underway at 550 W. Wellington, in some ways offers a sharp contrast to the graystones and Victorians tha [...]

Smart buyers look for dirty laundry

During a recent seminar for new home buyers, a real estate agent friend of mine introduced me by asking the class a simple question: "What's the purpo [...]

Downtown Chicago condominium market sizzles again

After a couple of years on the back burner, the downtown Chicago condominium market is sizzling again, real estate experts say. According to Appraisa [...]

City nudges Little Village project forward

The Chicago Community Development Commission approved a plan for the city to purchase a three-story manufacturing building at 4400 W. 26th, in Little [...]

Condo assessment dispute proves fatal

Dealing with a recalcitrant homeowner is never easy for a condo board, but it proved fatal this week for a Franklin Park woman. Condo owner Zdzislaw K [...]

Cook County votes for tax break

Cook County has opted into a new property tax law that will limit annual increases in assessed valuation to 7 percent on residential property. County [...]

30 E. Huron hits 30% sold mark

Great views, affordable prices and a hot River North location have been the biggest draws at 30 E. Huron, according to developer Crescent Heights, whi [...]
Condos looking up

Condos looking up

New towers transform city skyline, downtown living Things are looking up in Chicago's market for new condominiums – way up. After a couple of ye [...]

Mortgage rates down slightly

The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage stood at 6.01 percent this week, down from last week, when it was 6.21 percent, according to Freddie Mac's Pri [...]

Wal-Mart reconsidering S. Side store

Wal-Mart reportedly is considering pulling its proposal for a new South Side store over concerns about the tax-increment financing being sought by the [...]

Real estate firms cash in on boom

Real estate firms have become more profitable during the recent real estate boom that set home sales records for three straight years, according to a [...]

Metropolitan Square underway in Des Plaines

Tucker Development Corp. and Joseph Freed & Associates have started construction on Metropolitan Square, a $65 million mixed-use residential and retai [...]

Jameson 40% sold at Logan Square condos

Jameson Realty Group has reached 40 percent sold at Belden-Kimball Condominiums, 10 completely rehabbed vintage condos at 2300 N. Kimball and 3408 W. [...]

Metropolis brings condos to Loop

The migration of new-home buyers to downtown Chicago largely has skirted the Loop proper, filling in such formerly industrial areas as the West Loop, [...]

Unions back affordable housing plan

A variety of union leaders have rallied behind a proposal that would require developers to set aside 15 percent of the housing units they build for lo [...]
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