Thursday, February 22, 2024

NEW for sale! Evanston two beds Co-op apartment with renovated kitchen $149,900

 

1585 Ridge, Unit 310, Evanston IL, 60201 offers spacious living in a top notch location at only $149,900. This impeccably run co-op building is steps from fantastic shops and the Davis Metra and Purple Line. All photos Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty.

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Bright east facing unit with morning sun and city views.

NEW! 1585 Ridge in Evanston may be the best value in Chicagoland. Attractive, well run building. Unit 310 is a spacious two bedroom, one bath apartment in downtown Evanston. Steps to Metra (0.3 miles)  and Davis Purple Line (0.4 miles). You will not find a more pleasant unit in peaceful surroundings at this price point. Live for less in beautiful Evanston near the lake! 

Great option for empty nesters, professionals, families with students at Northwestern and surrounding universities - anyone looking for outstanding quality of life for the lowest possible entry price in the area!



Details and building information 1585 Ridge, Unit 310, Evanston IL 60201 asking $149,900

Unit 310 features include: two bedrooms, one bath, lots of east light, hardwood floors, newer replacement windows, large rooms, renovated kitchen, dishwasher, updated bath, built-in AC units, separate storage unit. 

Well run building includes: Lobby- Laundry room -Bike Storage - Elevator - Common patio - Newer roof - Recent tuck point - Amazing live-in building engineer - Updated electrical service - No Pets - No Rentals - Board interview upon purchase - Financing options available at 20% and more down - Parking available in nearby city garages.

Monthly Assessment of $620.18 includes: Real Estate Taxes, Heat, Water, Electric, Building management, Snow removal, Common insurance, Landscaping







To purchase or inquire on more units available in Evanston and Chicago contact: 
Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty
2447 N Ashland, Chicago IL 60614
Office 312-602-3367
erojas@kalerealty.com





Wednesday, February 21, 2024

For sale! PRE - MLS! Ravenswood/ Andersonville, 1733 W Winnemac #3, one bed, one bath $239,900

 

Popular well cared for building in the Ravenswood / Andersonville neighborhoods. All photos Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty

New For Sale!  Not yet on MLS! This attractive TOP FLOOR  Ravenswood/ Andersonville one bedroom, one bath home with private back deck for sale $239,900.  This is a off MLS, pocket listing opportunity. Contact Eric direct erojas@kalerealty.com.

Fantastic Ravenswood/ Andersonville location close to the Ravenswood Metra station, Mariano's, L.A. Fitness and just steps to the famous Andersonville shopping and restaurant district. You like beer? Half-AcreSpiteful,  Hop Leaf and more close by! Relax in Winnemac Park...Chicago Reader's Best Park 2016! Pet friendly building with weight limit.

*ALL PHOTOS OF UNIT #1 we sold in 2018. Unit 3 is TOP FLOOR exact same layout.*

* Pre-approval or proof of funds required for showings.  This is pocket listing/ off MLS opportunity. Need a pre-approval with a great lender? Ask me for a lender referral! erojas@kalerealty.com *


Large living room with bay window sitting area. Photo is of Unit #1 with same layout as Unit 3.

Great flow from living room to true dining room. Photo is of Unit #1 with same layout as Unit 3.



Large dining room, great light! Photo is of Unit #1 with same layout as Unit 3.

More Property Info!
1733 West Winnemac Unit 3, Chicago IL 60640 asking $239,900
TOP FLOOR - One bedroom, one bathroom - Private deck - In-unit washer and dryer 
- Central AC and Heat - True dining room- Large private storage in basement - Awesome common courtyard - Newer windows - Roof within 6yrs - Pet friendly building (weight limit) - Building allows rentals - Assessment $291.00/ month

Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, granite counters and maple cabinets. Kitchen leads out to great deck. (Unit 3 similar finish level)



Private deck and just steps down to the common courtyard.. Great for parties... I know because I have partied here! (Unit 3 is top floor with top floor deck)

Awesome seating areas in the large common courtyard.


Bedroom photo is of Unit #1 with same layout as Unit 3.


Bathroom (Unit 3 similar finish level)

Washer/ Dryer IN UNIT!!


Iconic Andersonville!
*ALL PHOTOS OF UNIT #1 we sold in 2018. Unit 3 is TOP FLOOR exact same layout.*

* Pre-approval or proof of funds required for showings.  This is pocket listing/ off MLS opportunity. Need a pre-approval with a great lender? Ask me for a referral. erojas@kalerealty.com *

Exclusively listed by

Eric Rojas, Broker
Kale Realty
2447 N Ashland, Chicago IL 60614
773-510-1597

Monday, February 19, 2024

Lincoln Square vacant lot sold for $630,000, now $1.8M house

A new construction house at 4936 N Bell nears completion. According to my resources the home is priced for sale just over $1.8M. All photos Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty

New construction is in full swing in Lincoln Square for spring season. 4936 N Bell, Chicago IL 60625 sold last year as vacant land for $630,000. The previous original small "farmhouse" was demolished. The new home sits on the wide 30" x 125" lot and features four to five bedrooms and over four bathrooms. The suggested price is just over $1.8M. Considering the size of the lot, the prevailing new home finishes and the location the home should sell quickly when completed.

4936 N Bell shown in the middle prior to demolition. 

Despite rising mortgage interest rates in 2023 the single family home market remained in high demand. Single family homes and land/ development opportunities priced comparably to the past few years in Lincoln Square were gobbled up. In fact median price was up 20% over 2022.

- 85 Lincoln Square single family homes sold in 2023 with a median price of about $985,000. Median price was up 20% over 2022!

- In 2022, 131 single family homes sold with a median price of $825,000.

To buy homes in Chicago and near suburbs (including private and off-market opportunities) contact Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty erojas@kalerealty.com

Monday, January 15, 2024

Andersonville area condo sales, median price about $353,000

We're helping a client prep their Andersonville condo for sale. The perennial hottest neighborhood ever is near and dear to my heart... our family has lived adjacent to the neighborhood for over 20 years. It's an easy sell. Great local food, shops and culture near good public transportation and the lake!

Extended Andersonville sales area.  These are condos sold roughly within a four block radius of the main Andersonville commercial corridor along North Clark Street. 

The median price for a sold condo in the greater Andersonville area in 2023 was about $353,000. 

- A one bedroom condo (any # of baths) had a median sales price of about $225,000.

- A two beds, two baths unit will bump you up to a median of $430,000. 

- A three beds unit (any # of baths) climbs the ladder to a median price of $580,000.

To sell and purchase real estate in and around Chicago contact: 
Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty
2447 N Ashland, Chicago IL 60614
Office 312-602-3367
erojas@kalerealty.com



Wednesday, January 10, 2024

NEW FOR SALE: Downtown Evanston spacious two bedrooms co-op, $139,900

  

1585 Ridge, Unit 411, Evanston IL, 60201 offers spacious living in a top notch location at only $139,900. This impeccably run co-op building is steps from fantastic shops and the Davis Metra and Purple Line. All photos Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty.

MORE PHOTOS AND 3D TOUR HERE

NEW! 1585 Ridge in Evanston may be the best value in Chicagoland. Attractive, well run building. Unit 411 is a spacious two bedroom, one bath apartment in downtown Evanston. Steps to Metra (0.3 miles)  and Davis Purple Line (0.4 miles). You will not find a more pleasant unit in peaceful surroundings at this price point. Live cheap in beautiful Evanston near the lake! 

Great option for empty nesters, professionals, families with students at Northwestern and surrounding universities - anyone looking for outstanding quality of life for the lowest possible entry price in the area!

Living room with large dining area.

Good sized second bedroom.

Large main bedroom.

Details and building information 1585 Ridge, Unit 411, Evanston IL 60201 asking $139,900

Unit 411 features include: two bedrooms, one bath, lots of light, hardwood floors, newer replacement windows, large rooms, older eat-in kitchen and bath, built-in AC units, storage unit. Dishwasher may be installed. 

Well run building includes: Lobby- Laundry room -Bike Storage - Elevator - Common patio - Newer roof - Recent tuck point - Amazing live-in building engineer - Updated electrical service - No Pets - No Rentals - Board interview upon purchase - Financing options available at 20% and more down

Monthly Assessment of $661.00 includes: Real Estate Taxes, Heat, Water, Electric, Building management, Snow removal, Common insurance, Landscaping

Eat-in kitchen (table space not shown).

Unit entry hall with large coat closet.

Vintage bathroom.

Nice tree-lined view from living room.

1585 Ridge is steps to downtown amenities.  Dry cleaner and post office directly across the street. Multiple restaurants, coffee shops, Lemoi Ace Hardware storeBennison's Bakery, fitness gym one and two blocks away. Downtown stores and restaurants 5 to 10 minute walk.

Front drive and entry to 1585 Ridge, Evanston IL 60201.


Multiple restaurants, shops, cafes and services on the adjacent two blocks of the building.



To purchase or inquire on more units available in Evanston and Chicago contact: 
Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty
2447 N Ashland, Chicago IL 60614
Office 312-602-3367
erojas@kalerealty.com






Tuesday, January 09, 2024

Jefferson Township in Cook County tax appeals open until January 16th

 


A reminder for those in Jefferson Township of Cook County, IL. While most township appeal periods are closed let this be a reminder to get set up for the future. Additionally a tax attorney may help file any appeals, exemptions and certificates of error. Take this opportunity to save money!

💲Jefferson Township in Cook County property tax appeals are still open until January 16th with the Board of Review. You may visit the Board of Review site and file a tax appeal. For property tax issues and appeals we recommend:
Anne Edelman Larsen, Esq.
FRANK A. EDELMAN, LTD.
77 West Washington Street
Suite 1501, Chicago, IL 60602-2952
T: 312-372-2965| Fax: 312-263-4720
edelmantax@aol.com

🧑‍💻Look up your township and other property tax information at the Cook County Assessor https://www.cookcountyassessor.com/


Contact me with any questions, to buy or sell and if you need service providers relative to real estate, Eric @  erojas@kalerealty.com

Monday, January 08, 2024

Elusive Winnetka home sales, median price up 37% since 2019

 

A modest and charming home pictured earlier this winter near New Trier High School in Winnetka. All photos Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty

Finding and securing a home in North Shore suburban communities is a challenge with the recent phenomenon of high mortgage interest rates and low home inventory.  Winnetka is no different.  Our buyers are searching with a budget under $850,000 making choices further scarce. 

Single family home sales in Winnetka

A CMAP study shows Winnetka has 4,034 single family home units.  188 single family homes sold  on the public multiple listing service (MLS) in 2023 with a median price of $1,675,000. Unit sales are down 22% from 2022 and median price is up 9% from last year.

Winnetka features a traditional downtown and a Union Pacific North Metra station.

The lowest priced home sold was $500,000 at 996 Chatfield Road, Winnetka IL 60093 and was purchased cash. Six out of the ten lowest priced homes in Winnetka were bought cash money... I'd gather most of the ten homes will be significantly renovated. 

- The highest priced estate sold in 2023 (on the MLS) was 691 Sheridan Road, Winnetka IL 60093 for $12,500,000   One other estate sold for $12,250,000 and then the next highest was just over $6 million.

- In 2021, 340 Winnetka single family homes sold in the low interest rate pandemic frenzy. Median price was significantly lower than 2023 at $1,300,000.  

- In pre-pandemic 2019, 234 single family homes closed with a median price of  $1,215,000. Median price is up 37% from 2019 through 2023.

Currently for sale

-Only eleven homes are currently listed on the public MLS for sale starting at over $790,000. 

-There are another thirteen homes listed on the Private Listing Network with the lowest asking price at $1,189,000.  

Contact Eric Rojas, Kale Realty to buy and sell homes in Chicago and near suburbs. erojas@kalerealty.com - ericrojasblog.com

 

Tuesday, January 02, 2024

Oak Park single family home median price up 19% since 2019

A home adjacent to Taylor Park in Oak Park, All photos Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty

An Oak Park client recently asked for a comparative market analysis (CMA) of their home.  While I researched their specific home's market value I also took a look at Oak Park over-all single family home sales this year.

Oak Park Single Family Home Sales 2023

399 single family homes have sold in Oak Park from January 1st to December 31st, 2023. Median price of a sold single family home this year is about $525,000 (up 19%). The median price in 2019 prior to the pandemic was $440,000.  

-The highest priced sold home is $1,750,000 at 420 N East Avenue, Oak Park IL 60302.  

-The lowest priced sold home in 2023 is $170,501 at 1131South Ridgeland, Oak Park IL 60304

Many Oak Park blocks have large setbacks and green parkways.

Looking to buy an Oak Park single family home now? 30 single family homes are currently listed for sale on the MLS with a median asking price of $519,000.  There are 20 homes listed on Private Listing Network. Although some of these homes listed privately present opportunity I believe many are over-priced at this point. Private Listing Network often takes some maneuvering!

Contact Eric Rojas, Kale Realty to buy and sell homes in Chicago and near suburbs. erojas@kalerealty.com

Friday, December 08, 2023

La Grange single family home sale units down almost 25%

 

Downtown La Grange is ready for the holiday season.

I've been back in La Grange over the past month looking for a four bedroom single family home with clients. They need a move early next year. Several families close to us (be it friends, work associates and/or clients) have made the move to La Grange over my career. My wife and I find ourselves in the desirable southwest suburb often. The community offers great public and private schools, robust downtown and convenient Metra transportation (BNSF line) to the city.

La Grange single family home sales January 1st to December 1st

155 La Grange single family homes sold from January 1st to December 1st this year.  The median price of a sold home is about $607,000.  The highest priced sold home was at 131 8th Avenue, La Grange IL 60525 for $1,285,000.  The lowest price single family home closing was at 39 Washington Avenue, La Grange IL  for $220,000. 

The la Grange downtown and Metra are two of the major factors for our clients making the move from the city.

- Unit sales are down almost 25% from same period 2022 where 203 single family homes sold with a median price of about $610,000.  Median price of a sold home remains about the same. As with most Chicago area markets low inventory and high mortgage interest rates have slowed sales but have not necessarily affected prices.

- In the frenzy of 2021 with low mortgage interest rates and accelerated buying time-lines a whopping 240 houses sold with a median price of about $570,000. 

- In 2019 pre-pandemic (normal times) 180 single family homes closed with a median price of $550,000.

Currently there are 14 single family homes on the active market with a median asking price of around $650,000. Homes are priced from $300,000 to $1,950,000. There are five homes listed on the Private Listing Network of our MLS... one priced near $3 million.

To buy, sell, rent and invest in Chicago and near suburbs please reach out erojas@kalerealty.com  I'm happy to answer your questions.



Tuesday, December 05, 2023

Downtown Evanston church conversion shaping up years later

 

A church is being converted into seven residential units while a 23 unit apartment building goes up at the former parsonage house and parking lot. All photos Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty

The downtown church conversion with new construction apartments first proposed in 2021 is making it's way to the finish line.  The sharp looking renovation and modern structure at Oak and Church Streets definitely catch the eye. It's taken awhile though.  Evanston Now first wrote about the proposal in March 2021 and followed up in 2022.  Completion looks to be sometime in 2024.



About 161 downtown Evanston condos have sold over the last 12 months.  The median price of a sold condo in the downtown footprint is about $330,000.  The lowest priced condo sold for $80,000 and the highest priced condo sold for $2,000,000. 

About 116 downtown apartments were rented in the last twelve months with a median monthly rental price of about $2,600. 

All data gathered from MREDLLC.com  and analyzed by Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty. Questions, buying or selling contact  erojas@kalerealty.com