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A walk around CA23 in the West Loop

A walk around CA23 in the West Loop

Follow Joe Zekas as he tours the part of the West Loop immediately surrounding The Brixton Group's CA23, located at 23 N Aberdeen St. Just north of [...]
Quote of the day: Wait it out

Quote of the day: Wait it out

“The cheapest thing to do is to sit and wait it out. The type of buyer they have will be there when the market is better.” Jameson Development princi [...]
Joewalking the Calumet / Giles / Prairie District

Joewalking the Calumet / Giles / Prairie District

In the latest "Joewalking" installation, Joe and I headed down to The Gap to view the historic Calumet / Giles / Prairie District, which is located [...]
A slice of Logan Square in Grand Boulevard

A slice of Logan Square in Grand Boulevard

Don't let the name fool you: This eight-unit condo development that's being marketed as "The Logan Square" is actually located at 4913 - 4929 S King [...]
Another Division Street Joewalk (Part 2)

Another Division Street Joewalk (Part 2)

Keep following me west down Division Street, as I talk about price trends along the street and pass what appears to be a stalled condo / retail deve [...]
On the street near CA23, in the West Loop

On the street near CA23, in the West Loop

Jennifer Mills is a Realtor with Koenig & Strey GMAC, but yesterday she agreed to serve as Joe Zekas' tour guide, as she stood on Madison Street [...]
Aqua buyers tour their new home

Aqua buyers tour their new home

With work on Aqua's Shore Club just completed, many of the tower's new homeowners got to see the tower's amenity levels for the very first time duri [...]
Another Division Street Joewalk (Part 1)

Another Division Street Joewalk (Part 1)

"How solid are the changes?" Joe Zekas asked last week about the stretch of Division Street that marks the border betweenWicker Park, Ukrainian Vill [...]
Sales update: Nine "as-is" homes remain at Granville Gardens in Edgewater

Sales update: Nine "as-is" homes remain at Granville Gardens in Edgewater

A less-is-more approach has worked well for the developer of Granville Gardens, a converted courtyard building at 1215 W Granville Ave in Edgewater. [...]
At Aqua, the architecture sold

At Aqua, the architecture sold

The Aqua Celebration Event, which I attended yesterday, drew 100s of affable, enthusiastic home buyers. Buyer's remorse is a real phenomenon, but th [...]
Talking to home buyers at Aqua at Lakeshore East

Talking to home buyers at Aqua at Lakeshore East

I spent several hours this afternoon at the Aqua Celebration Event – a party for the new homeowners to see the recently-completed Shore Club decks a [...]
Touring Lincoln Park: The hospital sites

Touring Lincoln Park: The hospital sites

On Thursday Coldwell Banker's Lino Darchun took Joe Zekas on a tour of part of Lincoln Park. In this segment they stopped to talk about the major ho [...]
Assessing assessments: 1720 South Michigan

Assessing assessments: 1720 South Michigan

If you've spent any time touring downtown's new high-rises, you've probably come to expect on-site amenities like a sun deck, a swimming pool, a con [...]
96 stories high: City views from the John Hancock Center's Signature Lounge

96 stories high: City views from the John Hancock Center's Signature Lounge

Many Chicagoans believe the best views of the city aren't seen from the observation deck's and glass boxes of the Sea... ahem... Willis Tower, but r [...]
Construction checkup: Streeter Place

Construction checkup: Streeter Place

Joe Zekas brought back a little footage of Streeter Place from his trip to the ParkView Condominiums' new park three weeks ago. The 55-story, 480-un [...]
Walking the block by Bridgeport Condominiums

Walking the block by Bridgeport Condominiums

Agent Mark Doyle won't deny that one of the Bridgeport Condominiums' biggest selling points is it's proximity to U.S. Cellular Field, the home of th [...]
Assessing assessments: Library Tower

Assessing assessments: Library Tower

Prices keep going down at Lennar's Library Tower, located at 520 S State St in the South Loop. The developer on Wednesday slashed the prices of two li [...]
Rental smackdown: Amenities at 1401 South State and Echelon at K Station

Rental smackdown: Amenities at 1401 South State and Echelon at K Station

The number and types of on-site amenities can play a major role in a renter's choice of developments. Do you enjoy summer days by the pool, or would y [...]
Entering Chicago Lawn at 63rd and Western

Entering Chicago Lawn at 63rd and Western

Woodlawn wasn't the only area Joe and I visited this week. After winding through neighborhood streets east of Cottage Grove Avenue, we circled back [...]
Lakeshore East: A new city within a city

Lakeshore East: A new city within a city

Although "a city within a city" is a common description of Marina City, you could say the same about Magellan Development's Lakeshore East complex o [...]
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