Tag: Uptown

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Searching for stability in Chicago neighborhoods

Searching for stability in Chicago neighborhoods

Jeff Baird is a real estate valuation consultant based in Chicago. He founded Lakeshore Analytics to bring comprehensive, understandable housing d [...]

Woodstock: How eight lakeside locations fared in first-half foreclosure filings

A couple weeks ago, the Woodstock Institute released foreclosure numbers for the first six months of 2010 (PDF), broken down by community area. Listed [...]
Is Uptown going down?

Is Uptown going down?

Uptown Update (UU) has been one of my favorite neighborhood blogs since its launch. It offered a fresh, generally upbeat look at people and places [...]

Wilson Yard arrives in Uptown

Like it or not, Wilson Yard is here. The mayor, Alderman Shiller, and developer Peter Holsten were on hand to cut the ribbon on the massive mixed-inco [...]
Riding the rails: Homes for sale near the nationally registered Argyle Street corridor

Riding the rails: Homes for sale near the nationally registered Argyle Street corridor

Some call it "New Chinatown," others stick to "Argyle Street." Either way, small stretch of Argyle between Broadway and Sheridan Road has long been [...]
The daily news: Hear back in three weeks or less about Uptown short sale

The daily news: Hear back in three weeks or less about Uptown short sale

Is everyone figuring out this short sale business? Several Realtors have bragged to me this year about their easy short sales, and none have shared [...]
Million-dollar living on Castlewood Terrace

Million-dollar living on Castlewood Terrace

Representing the high end of Margate Park homes during Sunday's open house event was the three-bedroom / 3.5-bath single-family home at 920 W Castle [...]
More from Margate Park: Studs' home and the lakefront

More from Margate Park: Studs' home and the lakefront

The second half of my pre-open house drive through Margate Park in Uptown took me around Ainslie Street and Margate Terrace, down Castlewood Terrace [...]
A drive through Uptown's Margate Park

A drive through Uptown's Margate Park

On Sunday more than 20 agents hosted 40 open houses in Margate Park, the area of Uptown bounded by Lawrence and Foster avenues, Sheridan Road, and L [...]
Rich details and green features in a three-bedroom near Andersonville

Rich details and green features in a three-bedroom near Andersonville

Homeowners at Ultimate Homes' new six-flat at 4847 N Ashland Ave should save about 25 percent on their utility bills thanks to their homes' green fe [...]
Fresh focus: Land an Uptown rehab with a 2.99% mortgage and no PMI

Fresh focus: Land an Uptown rehab with a 2.99% mortgage and no PMI

Paulina Point, located at the corner of Paulina Street and Sunnyside Avenue in Uptown, is one of many properties marketed by Fresh Horizon Realty that [...]
All highs, no lows: Looking for luxury near the North Side's lake shore

All highs, no lows: Looking for luxury near the North Side's lake shore

Today's "just for the fun of it" search: the priciest condos with three or more bedrooms, located on or near the lake in the major lakeside neighbor [...]
Roof decks, outdoor fireplaces, and movie screens on Gordon Terrace

Roof decks, outdoor fireplaces, and movie screens on Gordon Terrace

The final video from Joe's visit to 707 W Gordon Terrace in Buena Park is a showcase of the home's recreational spaces, from an expansive rooftop de [...]
Big bedrooms, fancy baths at 707 W Gordon Terrace

Big bedrooms, fancy baths at 707 W Gordon Terrace

From the circular mosaic tile work in the showers to the unique lighting fixtures mounted throughout the hallways, the finishes at 707 W Gordon Terr [...]
A "wow" in Uptown: New single-family living, steps from Lincoln Park

A "wow" in Uptown: New single-family living, steps from Lincoln Park

Joe Zekas doesn't throw praise around willy-nilly, so when I hear him refer to the new construction single-family home at 707 W Gordon Terrace as "a [...]

Crain’s: Sedgwick planning $350 million development for Uptown

The proposals keep on coming. From Crain's Chicago Business: Sedgwick Properties Development Corp., led by Marty Paris, hopes to break ground this [...]
Lakeside living for under $55,000

Lakeside living for under $55,000

For $54,900, you can pick up a one-bedroom / one-bath condo less than 500 feet away from the edge of Lincoln Park's northern reaches and just a few [...]
Making the two-bedroom / two-bath scene: Low to high in Uptown

Making the two-bedroom / two-bath scene: Low to high in Uptown

Yesterday I started a three-part look at the two-bedroom / two-bath market in three lakeside communities on the North and Far North sides: Lake View, [...]
Erik's excursions: Uptown's Montrose Park

Erik's excursions: Uptown's Montrose Park

In our final installment of my Uptown walking tour, I head east on Montrose Avenue to Montrose Park. In stark contrast to the bustling and motoring [...]
Erik's excursions: Uptown, pt. 4

Erik's excursions: Uptown, pt. 4

The beat goes on as I travel south down Sheridan Road, then over to Uptown's new development Wilson Yard on the corner of Broadway Street and Montro [...]
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