Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Inspection time in Southport Corridor

Our buyer clients recently secured a duplex-down condo near the corner of Cornelia and Southport on the first day it hit the market. The Southport Corridor in Lakeview is one of the most convenient neighbirhoods for amenities, nightlife, schools and transportation on the North Side.

We're at the property inspection this late afternoon. If all goes well in attorney review our people will soon be living in their most desired location.
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New development taking shape at Lincoln/ Paulina/ Roscoe intersection in West Lakeview

I criss-cross my old neighborhood at Lincoln/ Ashland/ Belmont often by bike (above), train or car while doing business or running errands. The area is experiencing another round of development.

The new development at 3400 North Lincoln Avenue adjacent to the Paulina CTA Brown Line stop is going up quickly.  The 36 unit mixed use rental apartment building is located at the ever developing strip of North Center/ West Lakeview retail and housing. The busy area was still a little gritty when on lived on West Roscoe Street in the late 90s.  Now it's home to new apartments, condos and mega retail (a new "fabulous" Whole Foods flagship included).

Fancy new two-story retail takes shape across the street at 3361 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60647 on the southeast corner of Lincoln and Roscoe.
Long time staple Frasca will have new regulars living across the street.
Condo Sales on Lincoln Avenue
5 units have sold over the past 12 months 3200 N Lincoln Ave to 3600 N Lincoln Ave near the new developments.  The median price is about $435,000.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Craft beer and Wine fests THIS WEEK! October 2nd and 4th at St. Matthias in Lincoln Square!

It's Friends Weekend at St. Matthias School and Parish this weekend!
3rd Annual Friends of the Craft beer tasting fest  
Friday October 2nd 7PM-10PM  
16th Annual Friends of the Grape wine, food, auction fest
Sunday October 4th, 12:30PM to 6:00PM.

 Proceeds benefit St Matthias School and Parish
It's our largest fund year!

INFO and Buy tickets now!

Monday fixes, final walk-through and closings in Lincoln Square

Good start to Monday. Stopped by a client's house early this morning to fix a closet door (before an afternoon showing) and headed over to my final walk-through at 4845 N Hamilton in Lincoln Square.

We have showings and closings later this afternoon for a busy start to fall season. Either Bob or I attend every showing, walk-through, inspection, appraisal and closing for our client transactions.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Cantina-saurus opens in Andersonville

My wife Jill and friends chat up the manager.
We stopped by the soft opening of Cantina 1910 during City Made Fest a couple weeks ago.  The massive new space and multi-concept restaurant adds to the very exciting dining scene in Andersonville.  It's party time.

For Sale! Live large in this Lincoln Square townhome $549,900

5001 N Lincoln Avenue #3, Chicago IL 60625 asking $549,900

Watch the video walk-through. I had lots of coffee before filming!

The median price of a Lincoln Square house is approaching $700,000 and in most cases it will need work... and won't get you a master bathroom. If you don't want all the old house maintenance try a spacious newer construction townhome with modern features near Giddings Plaza.

Stately townhome in the most elaborately landscaped courtyard in Lincoln Square. Unit 3 is well positioned with open views over the courtyard offering more southern exposure and light.

The sounds of the peaceful fountain can be heard from your unit.
Live large in this stately Lincoln Square town home. Newer construction three bedrooms, family room, two full and two half-baths home w/ attached two car garage. Wired for sound with intercom, fireplace, hardwood floors, sprinkler system, security, two decks, in-unit washer/ dryer. 

Main floor entry with large coat closet and space for foyer table.  Flexible space works as family room, den, or office. Features a half-bath and access to the two car attached garage.

Main floor family room with half-bath, large closet and attached garage entry.

Gather around the island in the fully equipped kitchen with break fast bar overlooking the living/ dining area.
Kitchen has been upgraded with beverage refrigerator and pantry cabinets. A deck off the kitchen is great for grilling.

Open floor plan and high ceilings offer a large space for entertaining. The living/ dining area features gas fireplace, surround sound, south exposure and in house intercom.
Plenty of room for a large dining table and sideboard.
Great combo of open space and a little separation of kitchen to "hide the mess".
Full guest bathroom with slate tile finish.

The "penthouse room" and walk-out terrace on the top floor offers great space to meet your individual lifestyle. Use as third bedroom, yoga studio, art studio, family room, office or build out two rooms!

Penthouse level features a half-bath, separate HVAC, walk-out terrace and great light!

Top floor walk-out terrace is spacious with eye-catching tree top views.

Looking out over the courtyard from the top floor terrace.
The master bedroom has east exposure for great morning light and two (2) 7x3 walk-in closets.
En-suite master bathroom, marble tile, stone counter-tops, separate shower and jet tub.
Warm kitchen, island, beverage center, abundant pantry cabinets and deck. Master suite with two 7'x3' walk-in closets and east light. Master bath features double vanity, separate shower and jet tub. Huge sun filled penthouse level used as third bedroom with 1/2 bath and huge terrace. Use as family room, yoga, art studio or build out two rooms! 

Lush landscaped courtyard, common party room and common exercise room. Walk to all of Lincoln Square fests, bars and restaurants (hot-spots Elizabeth, Miku Sushi and Gather) Giddings Plaza, Western Brown Line station, close to Ravenswood Metra, Marianos grocery, LA Fitness, LSAC fitness, Winnemac Park, Welles Park, everything! Fee simple ownership with a home-owners association. Unit can be rented, no restrictions.

Live in Lincoln Square!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Field of rêves at the French school

Photo Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty
The terrific grass field at The Lycée Français de Chicago in the Lincoln Square/ Ravenswood neighborhood.

Home sales within a two block radius of Lycee de Chicago
About 31 single family homes have sold in the last 12 months within a two block (or so) radius of the French school.  The median price of a sold home is about $975,000.

The lowest sale in the last 12 months is 4710 N Hamilton for $485,000.  The small house sits on a short, but nicely located,  30'x75' lot.

The highest sale was 4539 N Seeley for $2,090,000. The impressive newer construction house sits on a large 34' x 174' unique to the 4500 block of N Seeley Ave.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Sold! Lincoln Park three bedrooms condo at popular Wrightwood Crossing

We've sold our second listing at 1307 W Wrightwood in Lincoln Park.  Take the video tour of unit #206 at Wrightwood Crossing.

Closed sale price for 1307 W Wrightwood #206, Chicago IL 60614 is $610,000.
Call us to buy or sell in Lincoln Park.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Watch the video! Two bedrooms Lakeview/ Lincoln Park condo for sale $299,900

Take the video walk through of our newest Lakeview listing.

2842 N Halsted Unit 1S, Chicago IL 60657 
for sale asking $299,900

Open floor-plan leads out to the front terrace.
(All photos Eric Rojas, Broker and VHT.com)
Hardwood floors, high ceilings, gas fireplace and attractive finish level.
 Live in style where Lakeview meets Lincoln Park. 2842 N Halsted Unit 1S is a freshly painted and tastefully decorated two bedrooms, one full bath and one-half bath condo in a well run building.  100% residential building with no shared retail space.  The 2800 block of North Halsted is mostly residential units with new development and existing high-end condos.
Private entrance and huge front terrace.

Warm kitchen with cherry cabinets and huge granite breakfast bar.

Master bedroom has a great window and walk-in closet.
Guest bedroom

Gated parking included!
Double vanity bath, marble finish and walk-in shower.


2842 N Halsted Unit 1S
1999 construction
Two bedrooms
One full bath (en suite)
One half-bath (powder room)
Gated parking space
Gas fireplace
In-unit washer and dryer
Central heat and AC
Private entrance
Huge front terrace
Hardwood floors throughout
Low $105.00 assessment
Freshly painted and decorated

Walk to Trader Joe's, dozens of restaurants, bars, shops (big and small) and the CTA Brown Line at Diversey.
West Diversey Parkway is filled with old favorites and new additions on the way to the lakefront.  The Halsted and Diversey area is about to explode with another round of new development to cement it's vibrancy for years and years to come.

2842 N Halsted Unit 1S, Chicago IL 60657 exclusively listed by 
Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty
542 W Roosevelt Road, Chicago IL 60607