The nearly news: High, low, and in-between in Avondale

In the market for something nearly new in Avondale? Here are the low, median, and high price points for homes built between 2004 and 2007 that are now up for resale. I tossed in a little lagniappe for you, too: the home with the biggest price drop, not counting the neighborhood’s foreclosures and short sales.

  • Low: $200,000 for Unit #243 at Shoemaker Lofts, 3963 W Belmont Ave. This two-year-old two-bedroom / one-bath loft sold in August 2007 for $281,500, according to Cook County sales records. It has 975 square feet and features 11-foot ceiling heights, 9-foot-high windows, exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, 42-inch oak kitchen cabinets, granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, and in-unit washer / dryer. Building amenities include a 24-hour door staff, an elevator, a rooftop deck, a fitness room, and a business center. Monthly assessments of $248. Marketed by RE/MAX Experts.
  • Median: $399,000 for Unit #1S at 3242 N California Ave. This four-bedroom / three-bath duplex sold in June 2006 for $450,000, according to Cook County sales records.
    It has cherry floors and kitchen cabinets, granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, and baths with marble finishes, jet tubs, and steam showers with body sprays. Monthly assessments of $195. Marketed by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.
  • High: $749,000 for 3423 N Kedzie Ave. This 4,680 square-foot six-bedroom / 3.5-bath single-family home, built in 2007, features cathedral ceilings, Velux skylights, and oak floors. Marketed by 4 Sale Realty.
  • Biggest reduction: $100,900, or 25 percent, off Unit #304 at 2505 W George St. This four-year-old three-bedroom / two-bath condo has dropped from $399,900 to $299,000 since going on the market last year. The home has 10-foot ceiling heights, a fireplace, a balcony, and heated garage parking. Monthly assessments of $200. Marketed by Prudential Rubloff.
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