Thursday, September 21, 2017

Hang on to summer at the Waterfront Cafe, Edgewater

Enjoy the extended hot weather this week at The Waterfront Cafe in Edgewater 6209 N Sheridan Road, Chicago IL 60660
The patio at night!
Uncle "Duck" with my kids on a chilly night earlier this month at Waterfront Cafe.
My aunt grew up in the Edgewater neighborhood.  However, she has lived in Boston for roughly 30yrs.  With family in town from Boston I thought I'd surprise them with dinner in the old neighborhood... on the lakefront! Drinks and food are better on the lake! It is a great spot to hit after Kathy Osterman Beach or Thorndale Beach.

There is still time to enjoy the warm weather at the Waterfront Cafe this weekend. The atmosphere, live music and playground at Berger Park make for a great evening for everyone. More photos here.

It was difficult to get the kids (and adults) out of Berger Park after dinner.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Seller says sell! Modern Bucktown duplex-up now ridiculous price $629,000

2047 North Leavitt Unit 2S Chicago IL 60647
Check out the comps! This is a deep discount price and last chance for this unit!  Neighbor's unit 2N (with older built-out roof deck) sold for $670K in 2015. This home is move-in ready and in a great Bucktown location. Take the video tour!





New for sale in Bucktown.  Great corner lot location with unobstructed exposure and skyline views.
2047 N Leavitt #2S, Chicago IL 60647 asking $629,000
 3 beds, 3 baths, garage parking, 3 outdoor spaces

WOW factor living room.
22 ft ceiling and windows with tree top views.



Master bedroom with walk-in closet and deck!
Modern Bucktown duplex-up with 22 ft floor to ceiling windows. Highly upgraded corner unit, 3 beds, 3 baths with garage parking. Chef’s kitchen w/ high-end Viking appliances. 

Three large outdoor spaces includes interior access to huge 750 sq/ft roof space and skyline views. Top floor master suite, spa-like bath, heated floors, double vanity, separate tub and luxury walk-in shower with rain + body sprays, custom marble. 10'x16' deck off master! Laundry room w/ side by side washer and dryer. Private second bedroom with 10'x16' deck! 

Interior roof access and skyline views.

Fresh paint, looks new! South, west and east light. Fantastic location near CTA Blue Line, Holstein Park and pool and close to all that Bucktown/ Wicker Park offers! Check out the Wicker Park/ Bucktown Neighborhood Guide.

Walk-in steam shower.
Master bath with double vanity and separate tub.

Second bedroom with walk-in closet and deck!
Three full bathrooms!
Exclusively listed by:
Eric Rojas, Vice President/ Broker
Kale Realty
2447 N Ashland
Chicago, IL 60614
773-510-1597
ericrojasblog.com

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

VIDEO! Take the walk through of 4824 North Hamilton in Lincoln Square



4824 N Hamilton, Chicago IL 60625 for sale $729,900.

Exclusively listed by:
Eric Rojas, Broker
Kale Realty
2447 N Ashland
erojas@kalerealty.com
ericrojasblog.com

 (All house photos VHT.com and Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty)
 Open House 

Saturday September 23rd 10:00am to Noon
Sunday September 24th 10:00am to Noon

Check out our newest Lincoln Square single family home listing this weekend! This 3-5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths home offers classic vintage feel with modern updates. Large common living spaces, flexible space and potential to grow! 4824 N Hamilton is located steps from Winnemac Park, Ravenswood Metra, Brown Line, Giddings Plaza (and fountain!), Mariano's, dozens of restaurants, bars and more. Experience some of the best block parties and neighbors in the city!


Formal entry foyer with beautiful woodwork and arches.
Spacious living room with east facing windows.
Large living/ dining space to entertain any occasion.
Dining room wired for sound
Eat in kitchen with lots of storage opens to the family room.
Eat in kitchen
Bright family room wired for sound

1st of three 2nd level bedrooms
2nd level full bathroom
2nd bedroom.  East facing with great closet.
Finished basement with recreation room and "en suite room" great for nanny, AirB&B, 5th bedroom or guests!
Wide 30' lot allows for great backyard and 2.5 car garage.

Just in time to catch the fall colors at Winnemac Park right down the street! (All photos Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty)



New retail and restaurants line Damen Avenue near Lawrence Ave.
Giddings Plaza along the Lincoln Avenue commercial district offers the best in city living with a small town feel.

Enjoy the vibrant location filled with parks, shops, restaurants, 
activities and great transportation options!




North Park, Chicago home sales continue to offer value

Homes on the 5200 block of North Spaulding Avenue in North Park, Chicago (All photos Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty)
We have several new clients reaching out to us looking for homes in the Lincoln Square area. However many buyers quickly find their budget does not go very far.  Enter North Park... the neighbor to the northwest! North Park has diverse single family home offerings from $350,000 to $600,000 that include classic brick bungalows, frame cottages and Tudor style homes.

 I spend a lot of time at the universities, parks and businesses of north Park. Let's take a look at single family home sales this year.

The charming outdoor dining at Tre Kroner, North Park neighborhood.
46 single family homes have closed in the North Park Community Area from Jan 1st this year to September 15th. The median price of a home sale is $355,000 (compare that with Lincoln Square around $700,000 now). The highest sold home during this time is $650,000 for a cool custom Art Deco built in 1935 at 5859 North St Louis Avenue, Chicago IL 60659

The lowest priced sold home is 3435 West Carmen for $210,000.  This was a short sale but a real steal. The home looked to be in good shape and sits in a neat pocket backing up to the Chicago River and near the Kimball Brown Line stop.

62 North Park single family homes sold over the same period in 2016 with a median price of $372,000.  In 2015, 66 homes sold with a median price of about $315,000.

Looking west over the North Park Community Area from the newer medical office building at Swedish Covenant Hospital. Along with Swedish, big employers are North Park University and Northeastern Illinois University.
Multi-unit sales (2-4 units)
Small multi-unit buildings are a great way to get your desired location and have income to help the mortgage. They can also be very flexible long term real estate investments.

Eight multi-unit buildings closed in North Park over the same period 2017 for a median price of about $425,000.

Call us to buy and sell North Park and North Side Chicago properties!

Monday, September 18, 2017

A single family home in Streeterville? Dreamy!

The single family home at 212 East Ohio, Chicago IL 60611 is a throwback oasis to the eyes in Streeterville dominated my high-rises, mid-rise and commercial buildings. All photos and research Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty.
Jillian and I passed this house on the way home from dinner last Friday night.  I just had to look into it.  212 East Ohio is a super rare single family home located in one of the most dense and bustling area of Chicago... Streeterville. According to Cook County Recorder of Deeds the home last sold for $2,200,000 in 2008 (no MLS listing).

212 East Ontario among the street traffic and between more typical, larger buildings in busy Streeterville. Some other passers by admire the home as well.
The property has two businesses associated with the address. One an IT business consultant and the other a Medical Doctor.  Both persons are listed as the owners of the property.  There is no record of any Streeterville detached single family home sale or attempted sale in the MLS going back to 2008.  There may be a very small handful of sales but this is the only one I'm personally aware of during that time.

 

Friday, September 15, 2017

SOLD $299,900! Lincoln Park condo with garage parking


Great chef's kitchen!
 904 West Schubert Ave #2W, Chicago IL 60614 
Two beds, one bath deck and garage parking!
Sold for $299,900

Congrats to our long time client Emily for selling her first home today! Many great years were spent at this amazing Lincoln Park location.  Check out the video!



Corner Lincoln Park condo in intimate four unit building! Huge private deck and garage parking included at this location...? WOW! Renovated chef's kitchen with great island. Beautiful built-ins for storage and vintage flair. Bright, south facing living room with high ceilings leads to huge private deck. Two bedrooms and renovated bathroom. 

Huge private deck!
Unit has central AC and heat. Free laundry and storage in the basement. Common roof deck for extra entertaining space. Unbeatable location around the corner from Diversey Brown Line, restaurants, Trader Joe's, Wiggly Field dog park and Alcott School district! Condo is pet friendly no dog weight limit! A rare find in a top location.

Classic, four unit vintage building in awesome Lincoln Park location.
 Exclusively listed by:
Eric Rojas, Vice President/ Broker
Kale Realty
2447 N Ashland
Chicago, IL 60614
773-510-1597
ericrojasblog.com

Call us to buy and sell in Lincoln Park!

Open House! 4824 N Hamilton for sale in Lincoln Square $729,900

 (All house photos VHT.com and Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty)
 Open House 
4824 N Hamilton Chicago IL 60614 for sale $729,900

Saturday September 16th 10:00am to 1:00pm
Sunday September 17th 11:00am to 1:00pm

Check out our newest Lincoln Square single family home listing this weekend! This 3-5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths home offers classic vintage feel with modern updates. Large common living spaces, flexible space and potential to grow! 4824 N Hamilton is located steps from Winnemac Park, Ravenswood Metra, Brown Line, Giddings Plaza (and fountain!), Mariano's, dozens of restaurants, bars and more. Experience some of the best block parties and neighbors in the city!


Formal entry foyer with beautiful woodwork and arches.
Spacious living room with east facing windows.
Large living/ dining space to entertain any occasion.

Dining room wired for sound

Eat in kitchen with lots of storage opens to the family room.

Eat in kitchen

Bright family room wired for sound


1st of three 2nd level bedrooms

 
2nd level full bathroom

2nd bedroom.  East facing with great closet.

Finished basement with recreation room and "en suite room" great for nanny, AirB&B, 5th bedroom or guests!

Wide 30' lot allows for great backyard and 2.5 car garage.

 
Just in time to catch the fall colors at Winnemac Park right down the street! (All photos Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty)




Exclusively listed by
Eric Rojas, Broker
Kale Realty
2447 N Ashland, Chicago IL 60614
773-510-1597
erojas@kalerealty.com

New retail and restaurants line Damen Avenue near Lawrence Ave.
Giddings Plaza along the Lincoln Avenue commercial district offers the best in city living with a small town feel.

Enjoy the vibrant location filled with parks, shops, restaurants, 
activities and great transportation options!