Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Let's Buy Two! Twin Single Family Homes for Sale in Ravenswood

I'll take a look at several interesting, higher-end single family homes in Ravenswood and western Lincoln Square over the next few days. This is can't miss blogging!

Pictured here are twin contemporary single family homes located on the 1700 block of West Winnemac. Each offers a twist on finish and style, so the differences are significant enough. 1708 West Winnemac is listed at $1,049,000 and 1710 West Winnemac for $999,900. It's a terrific location steps from the over-the-top retail, restaurant and cultural strip of the Andersonville neighborhood. They are also located about four blocks from the Ravenswood Metra station that is about 15 minutes in style to downtown (once on the train).
However, the million dollar home market in Ravenswood, much like most of the city, has been challenging for sellers in comparison with 2003-2007 boom years.

Another challenge is the the search terms and MLS search code for the properties. They can be considered Ravenswood rightfully, but some may also call this West Andersonville. The MLS search code is categorized in "Uptown" (code 8003), which will get less search hits on the MLS than Lincoln Square (code 8004). An agent searching in Lincoln Square will miss the houses if they are not familiar enough to know this is a viable option, or, if they do not search by coordinates and map rather than just codes.

The homes together have changed hands a few times since their birth. For example, 1710 W Winnemac pictured to the left last sold for $950,000 in May of 2007 and originally sold new construction in 2004 for $784,920.

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