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The state of retail in Bucktown

The state of retail in Bucktown

When the biggest gaps in your commercial market are the lack of good hotels and gyms, you know you're in pretty good shape. In the final video from [...]

The nearly news: Bucktown short sales

What do all four homes listed below have in common? They're all located in Bucktown, they all sold for the first time in 2006, and they're all availab [...]
New construction opportunities in Bucktown

New construction opportunities in Bucktown

Even with today's economic climate, a developer could succeed in Bucktown right now with the right type of single-family home, says @properties agen [...]
Join Joanne: Touring a landmark co-op on Lincoln Park

Join Joanne: Touring a landmark co-op on Lincoln Park

"They don't build 'em like this any more" is an old cliché, but in the case of the co-op at 339 W Fullerton Ave, it's a cliché with a solid kernel o [...]
What loft buyers should know about building repairs and special assessments

What loft buyers should know about building repairs and special assessments

Scaffolding and construction dumpsters have been common sights outside of Wabansia Avenue's loft buildings this year. As we stood outside some of th [...]
A look at Bucktown's lofts

A look at Bucktown's lofts

With the completion of the Baer Lofts, it appears that the market for new adapted-reuse units in Bucktown has just about dried up. Because of that, [...]
Touring Bucktown: Winchester Avenue's single-family homes

Touring Bucktown: Winchester Avenue's single-family homes

Last Wednesday I spent the morning driving and walking around Bucktown with @properties agent David Wolf. Wolf's name is a common sight on for-sale [...]
CondoShark sighted off Lake Shore Drive!

CondoShark sighted off Lake Shore Drive!

Sound the alarm! Find Richard Dreyfuss! CondoShark’s on the loose, and he’s headed toward the high-rises lining Lake Shore Drive in Lake View! His kee [...]
Bluestone changes tack, opts for single-families for Fletcher Row's second phase

Bluestone changes tack, opts for single-families for Fletcher Row's second phase

Recognizing a need to build homes to order instead of on spec, and seeing an opening in the market for large homes priced in the high $700s to mid-$ [...]
The enduring strength of Lincoln Park

The enduring strength of Lincoln Park

Jenny Ames doesn't strike me as the kind of person who likes to get into arguments, but she will use her blog to set the record straight when necess [...]
Comparing prices across neighborhoods in the North Side residential market

Comparing prices across neighborhoods in the North Side residential market

It's not enough to compare one home in Roscoe Village to all the others in the neighborhood. As buyers on the North Side focus more on price point, [...]
Lincoln Park 2520, buyer trust, and the viability of new high-rises

Lincoln Park 2520, buyer trust, and the viability of new high-rises

Among the many proposed high-rises that never made it past pre-sales, only the truly unique products -- ones that offer quality homes in highly desi [...]
Rethinking the four-plus-one in Lake View

Rethinking the four-plus-one in Lake View

Surely the four-plus-one has its fans, but in my experience, they're few and far between. Occasionally you'll come across a four-plus-one that break [...]
Bob Darrow on Broadway retail and alternatives to Boys Town

Bob Darrow on Broadway retail and alternatives to Boys Town

From the Center on Halsted, Bob Darrow and I walked east along Waveland Avenue to Broadway. If Halsted Street represents the heart of Boys Town nigh [...]
Shark bites: devouring single-family homes in posh 'hoods

Shark bites: devouring single-family homes in posh 'hoods

If it's a single-family home your hunting, the shark may have gotten there first. But you won't mind taking what the he's left behind. The informati [...]
Five easy pieces with Jenny Ames

Five easy pieces with Jenny Ames

To break the ice on our hour-long interview at Coldwell Banker's Hancock Center office, I asked Realtor Jenny Ames to run the "five easy pieces" gau [...]
Aligning sellers with reality

Aligning sellers with reality

Convincing sellers to lower their asking prices can be a long and arduous process, especially if they're facing a sale below their original purchase [...]
Inside and outside the Center on Halsted

Inside and outside the Center on Halsted

Two years ago the Center on Halsted cut the ribbon on a 60,000 square-foot, LEED-certifed outreach facility at the corner of Halsted Street and Wave [...]
A Wrigleyville detour: the cost of parking and bleachers near the Friendly Confines

A Wrigleyville detour: the cost of parking and bleachers near the Friendly Confines

In some ways, Wrigleyville and Boys Town are worlds apart, but the two are too close not to cover in one visit. Besides, "the two coexist harmonious [...]
Buying and renting in Boys Town

Buying and renting in Boys Town

"You would think that everybody's priced out of Boys Town, but the neighborhood is still home to a lot of affordable apartments," @properties agent [...]
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