Friday, March 30, 2018
The Chicago City Council has won back some privacy for city condo owners. A new Illinois law for 2018 requires a condo association to provide an owner's email and phone number at the request of another owner in the association (now, a letter to the owner's address is adequate communication). Chicago has said "not so fast" and requires an association to opt in to the Illinois condo law with a 3/4 owner vote.
Read more about the Illinois law and Chicago ordinance at Crain's Chicago Business.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
We had a record sales year in 2017 and record amounts of FUN (!) filming our property listings and neighborhoods. Check out our new drone footage! Call me to buy or sell your next property in the Chicagoland area. We charge one of the lowest commissions for full service and experienced real estate brokerage.
|We will be listing 1803 N Fairfield in April.|
|Homes near The 606 park and trail.|
250 homes sold in Logan Square over all of 2017 with a median price of $690,000. The highest priced sold home was 1804 N Leavitt Street, Chicago IL 60647 for $3,400,000. The Realtor listing remarks called it "The most architecturally exciting design to ever come to market"... LOL. Nice house though. The lowest priced sold home was 3432 N Shakespeare Ave, Chicago IL 60647 for $140,000. 218 Logan Square houses sold in 2012 with a median price of just $416,000.
|The 606 at North Fairfield in Logan Square. All Photos Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty|
Contact us to buy or sell homes in Logan Square and other North Side Chicago neighborhoods.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
|Eye catching vintage building at North Hoyne and West Moffat in Bucktown.|
We were in Bucktown late last week looking at two and three bedrooms condos under $500,000. So far in 2018, 33 attached units (condos, town homes) have closed in Bucktown with a median price of $415,000. The highest sold condo is 2035 West Charleston Unit 104, Chicago IL 60647 sold for $739,000. The four bedrooms, three baths renovated loft was listed at 3600 sq/ft. The lowest priced sold condo is 2129 W Webster Unit 2B, Chicago IL 60647 for $291,500. The one bedroom, one bathroom unit does not have parking included.
259 attached units sold over 2017 wit a median price of about $425,000. Back in 2012, 175 condo units sold with a median price of $355,000.
|We looked at condos near a The 606 trail entrance at North Damen.|
|Always fun and interesting art and architecture to look at in Bucktown.|
|The improved infield and new backstops, dugouts make for a better home game experience.|
There is a ribbon cutting ceremony planned to celebrate the renovated baseball diamonds with Friends of Amundsen and the Chicago Cubs Charities for May 1st, 2108 at 2:30pm. More details coming at the Friends of Amundsen site.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
New listing Pre-MLS! Lincoln Square three beds, two baths newer construction condo w/ garage parking
|5008 N Lincoln Avenue #2N, Chicago IL 60625 photo Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty|
Built in 2015
34' wide unit
Over 2000 sq/ft
Master bath with walk-in steam shower
Upgraded finish level
Check out 4912 N Lincoln Ave model photos for similar finish, same builder (no roof deck)
MLS listing expected in early April. Contact me if interested in this condo and others in the neighborhood. We have access to pre-MLS and private listings every day!
Exclusively listed by
Eric Rojas, Broker
2447 N Ashland, Chicago IL 60614
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
|2000 S Michigan is an early condo conversion in the historic Motor Row area of the Near South Side and growing South Loop neighborhood. All photos Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty.|
Greater South Loop market picked up crazy steam a couple years ago. The development of McCormick Square as a new neighborhood and the new Wintrust Arena has helped consolidate the rebound of Motor Row and nearby and South Loop real estate prices. All this major activity creates opportunities for smaller developments and gut renovation "flips".
|The views of the Second Presbyterian Church from a grade level loft condo I checked out!|
|The general South Loop neighborhood of Near South Side from Congress to West Cermak. Excluded are Printer's Row (west of State Street) and Chinatown south of Cermak.|
115 attached South Loop units (condo, town house) have sold in 2018 thus far. The median price of a condo is about $360,000. Over 2017 the same sales area showed 802 closed attached units with a median price of about $382,000. Interestingly back in 2013 sales were fairly consistent to 2017. 752 units closed with a median price of $364,000.
|South loop offers some pretty cool streetscape views.|
|My hoopsters 1st and 3rd from the left.|
Monday, March 19, 2018
|Don't forget to request "No Parking" signs for your moving truck when preparing for your move.|
You may also apply for official, enforceable no parking signs with CDOT. Here's an example of instructions from the 47th Ward office. In this case I was able to post the no parking signs in front of a friend's house and troll him as a bonus.
Friday, March 16, 2018
|A vacant 5,899 sq/ft lot adjacent to House of Wings in Lincoln Park sold for $4,775,000 in 2017 or $809.00 per sq/ft. All photos Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty|
The vacant lot was sold for development in 2017 for $4,775,000 according to public records.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
|A walk north down Halsted from West Wrightwood to West Belmont will look a lot different from just five years ago. Another several new condo buildings have been completed.|
|The former Mix bar building stands between newer build condos and new construction condos along Halsted.|
|Three buildings are part of one development and the furthest south building on the end is a separate development. Asking and closed sales prices range from $575,000 to $899,900.|
|The corner lot at Halsted and Diversey remains retail with a Burger King restaurant.|
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
|We viewed a converted two-flat to single family home along North Hermitage in Uptown late last week.|
Uptown in Chicago is not typically known for it's single family home sales. The area is dominated by classic walk-up multi-units and mid-rise buildings. However, there are pockets of mostly pricey houses. We regularly spill into the Uptown Community Area when looking for houses in the Lincoln Square and Edgewater areas (Andersonville and Ravenswood neighborhoods especially) as they all blend together east North Ravenswood Aveune.
The eastern lakefront area of Uptown area has a pocket of expensive, distinct homes. North Hermitage from Montrose to Lawrence Avenue (west of North Ashland Ave) is a really cool four block stretch to check out attractive estates.
|This recent single family home conversion hit the market in western Uptown near Andersonville for $785,000 (on a long 140' lot but we found it too pricey for the condition and features).|
Only 41 single family homes closed in Uptown Community Area over 2017 with a median price of about $850,000. The highest priced home sale was 830 West Buena Ave, Chicago, IL 60613 for $2,293,333. 830 West Buena is a renovated contemporary compound among a spattering of fantastic homes located in a distinct National Historic District. The least expensive house sold for $475,000 at 1646 West Carmen. The property was sold as a tear down / land value.
31 homes sold in 2016 with a median price about $900,000.
29 homes sold in 2015 with a median price about $795,000.
36 homes sold in 2014 with a median price about $830,000.
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Three Lincoln Square properties sold for $1.2 million, now Lawrence Avenue's newest condo development
|2242, 2244 and 2246 West Lawrence (two of the properties hidden by the tree and the building to the left of the tree) all sold last year for about $1,2350,000. All photos Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty.|
The three properties at 2242-2246 West Lawrence sold together for $1,235,000 last year according to the Cook County Recorder of Deeds. Here's some past posts on Lawrence Avenue development.
|Typical homes with tidy lawns in Ravenswood Manor (Photo Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty)|
We look forward to bringing this deal together and helping our clients make good economic decisions during the purchase and throughout ownership of their home. If you are looking to buy a home or condo we may have opportunities the average buyer does not see on real estate web sites.
|2644 North Lakeview (known as the Wrigley Mansion) was foreclosed and recently sold for $4,650,000. Blue fences were spotted around the property.|
Don't worry! The owner, 2644 Lakeview Properties Llc, has permits listing typical repairs to the home. At this point it appears that it ill be kept a single family home residence but the home could be used for other means... museum, non-profit offices or even developed into condos.
Friday, March 02, 2018
|4753 N Hamilton is a new construction condo building at West Lawrence Avenue and North Hamilton in Lincoln Square. All photos Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty|
|4802 North Bell at West Lawrence|
If you are looking to buy and sell houses, condos, multi-units and land in Lincoln Square, North Side neighborhoods and near suburbs please contact us. We often have pre-market opportunities.
|5135 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625 in Lincoln Square sold recently for $1,231,000 (all photos Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty)|
In the past twelve months 22 condo units closed along 4900 North Lincoln Avenue to 5200 North Lincoln Avenue with a median price of $565,000. Whoa. All stats gathered from MREDLLC.com by moi.