Saturday, November 07, 2009

Top Banana Award! What's the most expensive condo in Old Irving Park?

After a recent purchase transaction with a client in the Old Irving Park neighborhood of Chicago, I got to thinking.. What's the most expensive condo in Old Irving Park? Someone has to be "Top Banana", so let's take a look.

Irving Park is one of the 77 Community Areas of Chicago. Old Irving Park is a popular neighborhood within the community... great for families and commuters. From the Old Irving Park Association web site:

Old Irving Park neighborhood boundaries are those of the original two farms developed here in the 1870's: Addison on the south, Montrose on the north, Pulaski on the east and the Milwaukee Road railroad on the west (approximately Kilbourn/Kolmar). This historic and architecturally diverse area is conveniently located to two Metra stops, the CTA's Blue Line subway to downtown and O'Hare airport, and the junction of the Kennedy and Edens (90/94) expressways.

The most expensive condo (or attached residential property) is 3711 N Milwaukee Unit 6 UNDER CONTRACT at $515,000 (click the link for photos). The original list price for this 3 bedrooms, two and two half-baths town home style residence was $574,900 and shows a larger than life 420 days on the market on our local MLS. However, it shows an under contract date of 5/20/09, Hmmmmm. Did it close yet?

No matter; it's still Top Banana in Old Irving Park Chicago.

The runner up is a four bedrooms, two and one half-baths attached row house at 3710 N Kostner for $499,000. It's listed as a short sale and is now under contract as well. High end condos and attached units in Old Irving Park are selling well apparently.

The highest priced attached home in the Irving Park Community Area is on the eastern end of the community at 3938 N Fairfield Ave (click the link for photos). This four bedrooms, three and one-half baths town home is all yours for $699,000.

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