Sunday, April 01, 2007

New Listing: The East Lakeview home you have always wanted

Hi Gang,

Well, I'm one week into fatherhood which means I'm either: a. tired, b. delirious, c. thinking about real estate, oh, just a little less, or d. all of the above.

Answer: a, and b, are pretty good bets.

I'm thinking real estate big time. It's spring market in Chicago and sellers are putting their best foot forward. My clients are negotiating hard on the buy-side and getting their homes ready on the sell. Crain's predicted a slow, anguished selling season in a short (but not short on the negative) article concerning more dooms day for sellers in the March 26th edition. My take? What do you have and how much do you want?

Fortunately, my latest listing to hit this week is a winner. Here's a sneak description before it goes market Monday:

Located on the Lakeview and Lincoln Park border, 522 W Oakdale is a two bedroom, two bathroom second floor condo with parking space included. One year old conversion of a truly gorgeous vintage building with a total gut rehabbed interior. Former model unit with extra luxury crown molding, baseboards, chair rails and custom paint. California closets throughout including a master suite walk-in. Pass by cherry cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and granite counter tops in the kitchen on your way out to the deck. Huge storage area in the full basement (wide open) for bikes, camping gear, extra furniture... you name it!

The home is set apart in this location and price point by it's extra wide living room and designated true, full-size dining area. However, the floorplan is flexible enough for several layouts. A wall of oversize windows lets the south light in all day. The separate kitchen from the living room gives the home a distinct feel from end to end, while adding a touch of formality.

This prime East Lakeview location is steps from the Lake Michigan amenities and fun, the Broadway/Clark and Diversey intersection shops, restaurants and nightlife, the Diversey Driving Range, theatres and more. On the border of Lincoln Park and Lakeview, 522 West Oakdale allows you to experience the two most popular neighborhoods in Chicago.

Asking $434,900
Assessment $266
Taxes undetermined
-in unit washer and dryer
-custom lighting
-central air conditioning
-pets okay
-parking space included, assigned
-extra large storage
-all new window, walls, electrical, plumbing throughout
-two full baths
-intimate, 6 unit building

Contact me about this listing or to locate properties that fit your needs... check the side bar for my contact info and business website.

I've provided "off-market" showings to several of my clients this weekend, so we'll see.

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