Category: Real Estate

  • Just Listed: 2109 N Campbell Ave Unit GS

    Just Listed! An amazing unit in an unbeatable location! Every possible upgrade and detail in this home nestled between Milwaukee and Western in the heart of happening Bucktown/Logan Square. A short distance to restaurants, nightlife, Blue Line, bus lines, and the 606 trail. High ceilings, large windows, radiant floor heat, Heat&Glow fireplace, quartz counters, Bosch [ … more ]

  • Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago Tax Raise: Who Is Paying What?

    The Chicago Sun-Times recently reported that 42nd Ward of Chicago will be paying 25% of the property tax dollars coming in from the entire city which is a shocking statistic considering the city has 50 total Wards. The Sun-Times goes on to relay that an additional seven other wards (most of them in close proximity [ … more ]

  • Interest Rates Expected To Rise: Is Now The Time To Buy?

    There has been a lot of talk about “rates” going up, but for those of us who aren’t familiar with the real estate industry that probably doesn’t mean very much. What these people are referring to are the interest rates being offered by major banks for mortgage loans (the way you get money to buy [ … more ]

  • Basecamp: New SFHs Meet Old Irving Park

    It often feels like a constant battle to go shopping for a single family home in Chicago. Round one: location vs. price. Round two: modern renovations vs. space. Round three: neighborhood vs., well, neighborhood. At this point you’re tired and have realized that finding a sophisticated and informed agent to buy a house is critical [ … more ]

  • Controversy Over Developments in Pilsen

    Whether or not Pilsenites are excited about this new development, a 500 unit apartment development is coming to Pilsen between 16th to 18th streets and Newberry Avenue to Peoria Street. The New York-based developer Property Markets Group has named the project PMG Windy City, although the PMG website failed to name Pilsen in its job [ … more ]

  • Chicago Real Estate Market Update – May 2015

    The Chicago market saw a slight rise in interest rates recently but good terms are still available. This rise plus the intense lack of inventory continues to drive strong price appreciation in most Chicago neighborhoods. Look for this trend to accelerate as the summer months hit and the busiest months for real estate settle in. [ … more ]

  • Spotlight Building: 4448 North California

    We know how it goes. The sun is out, you’ve started spring cleaning, and you’re starting to realize that maybe it’s time for a change. Not a simple paint job or some new furniture, you need a big change, perhaps as big as buying a new house? You thought it, we said it. With so [ … more ]

  • Developments in West Town Best Town

    Ahhh, West Town. Where do we begin? For the sake of using a classic and lame hook, Webster’s Dictionary defines “West Town, Chicago” as “a neighborhood destination which thrives on the principles of community and subsequent charm created by this diverse, yet united community. […] A rich history of residents and entrepreneurial pioneers who’ve helped [ … more ]

  • Drawing (Imaginary) Lines: The Five Sub-Neighborhoods of Lakeview

    Attention Chicagoans, we have a challenge for you: give us one word to describe Lakeview. Ready, set, go. This is the point in the trivia night when the crowd at the bar responds angrily because, yeah, you’re right, it’s not a fair question. Perhaps if we asked for a description of the Gold Coast, Wicker [ … more ]

  • Chicago Real Estate Market Update – April 2015

    The weather is heating up along with the real estate market here in downtown Chicago as buyers finally see a finite end to the insanely low interest rates right now – which many experts predict will go up by the end of the year. The time is now people – there are many great properties [ … more ]

  • Spotlight Building: Strata Condominiums

    About two weeks until the Strata Condominium Residences at 847 North Larrabee Street go live, and we have every detail essential to building, straight from Related Reality as representatives of Strata. Located north of Chicago Avenue in River North, this three building development means 27 new units are up for grabs, but you better march [ … more ]

  • Luxurious Lakeview Highrises: Few & Far Between

    Lakeview is known for the eccentric neighborhoods that all exist within its boundaries, for the population of young professionals, and well, most obviously, the view of the lake. What Lakeview is not particularly known for, however, is high-rises. While we don’t have any news of high-rises joining the neighborhood, we’re here to profile the few [ … more ]