Saturday, August 31, 2019

Sneak Peek! Logan Square large one bedroom condo for sale $211,900

The boutique corner condo building features four residential units and two offices.
Check out the walk-through of 2409 N Sawyer #2, Chicago IL 60647 asking $211,900. We'll list the condo on the MLS after Labor Day.

Take a quick video walk-through!

This is a large unit with great room sizes. The hottest of locations you can walk to all the Logan Square action from your quiet street. CTA Blue Line? Check! Bars? Check! Restaurants? Checkaroo! 

2409 N Sawyer #2 asking $211,900
One bedroom
One bathroom
Separate dining room
Great light
Central AC and heat
Laundry in basement
Shared deck off kitchen

Spacious living room and dining room. Dining area can be converted into second bedroom.

Living / dining rooms.
Large kitchen with room for a table.
Kitchen with pantry closet. Small deck off the kitchen.
Bedroom with organized closet.

Bedroom. Great light throughout the apartment.
Good sized bathroom in great shape.
Shared deck space off the kitchen.

Community garden on the block!

Exclusively listed by Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty
2447 N Ashland, Chicago IL 60614


Friday, August 30, 2019

Sold! Lincoln Square single family home $981,500 (unit sales down, median price up)

We listed and sold 4817 N Seeley, Chicago IL 60625  early this summer.  The newer construction Lincoln Square home received multiple offers and closed for $981,500 (yeah baby!).

Early this summer we had the pleasure of helping neighbors sell their house. We previously worked with them on their townhouse sale (with two less kids!). It was sad to lose this awesome family of now six! You'd never know four kids lived in this house when we were listed... it looked amazing. Prior to listing we advised our sellers on painting and several repairs to achieve top dollar. We even scheduled and met the contractors at the home to manage the job.

The owners built the house in 2013 and added some mill work and features that set the home apart.
Unique touches like this beverage center and pantry won over prospective buyers.

Spacious, bright dining area in the great room leads to a large deck.

Large deck off kitchen and finished garage roof deck for lots of play space!
True, king size master suite... stretch out!
Separate soaking tub and walk-in shower are a must at this price-point.

Lincoln Square single family home sales
It is true the over-all single family home market plateaued a bit and we see less new construction houses being built in Lincoln Square. However, more high-end product is available keeping the average and median prices high for the neighborhood.

76 single family homes have closed this year from January 1st to August 29th. The median sale price of a house this year in the Lincoln Square Community Area is $725,000. Over the same period of 2018, 105 single family homes closed with a median price of about $655,000. In my analysis less homes changed hands due to higher re-sale asking prices slowing the market and less single family home redevelopment and flips.

Check out more of our Lincoln Square posts here  Sell and buy your properties with us!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Massive "Logan Apartments" development taking shape

Paulie Gee's may have some new regulars soon!
I'm in Logan Square a lot these days. On Tuesday I passed by the biggest of many surrounding developments to check on the construction progress. Logan Apartments development is taking full shape. The massive 220 unit mixed-use development has taken on it's form and we can now see the aesthetic impact to the surrounding area. The 2500 block of North Milwaukee has a bit more cavernous feel.

The same viewpoint when construction began (below) and this week (above)

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Thank you Kale Realty and our Northeastern Illinois University Kane Golf Event sponsors

Matt, me, Steve and Tom at Chevy Chase Country Club for the 47th Annual Northeastern Illinois University Kane Golf Event
Wow! I had the best group ever STEP UP this year for student scholarships at Northeastern Illinois University's Kane Scholarship Golf Event. Thank you to all our donors. I want to point out the sponsors who joined our Welcome Kit Sponsor group this year.  Please reach out to these businesses for their respective services!

Tom Labadie, Inkt  Marketing for all your branded marketing SWAG! Tom's been a great sponsor for this event for a couple of years now providing event merchandise, signage and custom golf bags for our raffles!

Steve Dunnett, Blueleaf Lending for your mortgage lending and refinance needs! Steve has sponsored the NEIU Kane event with me for many years and has been my go-to lender for over 11 years.

Matt McIntee, Green Golf Partners for golf course management, leasing and consulting.  It helps to have a great player and golf expert on your squad!

Nick Patterson, Kale Realty. Nick is owner and all around good guy of my affiliated real estate brokerage. His continued support over the years is only one example of why it's great to bring your real estate business to Kale Realty!

Chevy Chase Country Club has attractive grounds and an accessible course for most skill levels. The clubhouse facilities are terrific. 

Teamwork! These guys helped me to my best scoring finish yet!

We were happy to earmark scholarship dollars to the Alumni Travel Study Scholarship. The award, founded few years ago by myself and fellow alumni, helps students pay for study abroad trips!

NEIU President Gloria Gibson addresses the dinner program after the round and promises to play next year! The raffle and silent auction brought home some much needed dollars for scholarships.

I once again failed to get photos with the fantastic university development and alumni relations staff. They make this a welcoming and fun outing every year! I look forward to serving on the committee for another great event next summer.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Just SOLD! Attractive North Center house with a great lot

Inviting three bedrooms home with side drive... just steps from Welles Park!
2137 West Montrose, Chicago IL 60618 
Sold for $740,000

Congrats to our clients! We helped them buy this house over several years ago. It was time to move up to accommodate their growing family. CLICK HERE for more photos and property information. This was an amazing value in one of Chicago's most desirable neighborhoods. I really loved this house, yard and the cool urban location! 

Take a video walk-through!

Add caption

Click HERE for more photos and property information

You won't believe this! Move-in ready North Center single family home in Coonley Elementary and Amundsen High School districts. Amazing urban location on super wide unique lot. Three true bedrooms up, two and one-half baths, central air and heat, brick one car garage and SIDE DRIVE (3 car parking total or park a boat/ trailer on side drive). 
Steps to Welles Park field-house, gyms, nature preserve, pool and play-lots.
Renovated full finished basement with professional waterproofing and laundry room. Main floor entry foyer, powder room, open plan living and dining room and updated kitchen w/breakfast bar. Three beds up with large updated bathroom. Finished walk-out basement w/family room, good ceiling height, full bathroom, storage room and laundry. THAT yard! You can host a wedding here with that charming brick garage and blue door in the back drop. 

Two blocks away!
Steps from Welles ParkSulzer Library branch, Old Town School of Folk Music, Lou Malnati's, Half Acre Brewery, Jewel grocery and scores of bars, restaurants and amenities outside your door. Three blocks to CTA Montrose Brown Line. Outstanding value in a fantastic location.

Exclusively listed by Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty
2447 N Ashland, Chicago IL 60614

New listing coming up in Logan Square

2409 N Sawyer is a rare, intimate four unit condo building. Unit 2 is a large one bedroom unit with great windows and west light in the late afternoons.
Sneak peak at BEFORE photos! The home will be freshly painted and in tip top shape for listing after the Labor Day holiday.

The home has a spacious living room and dining room. The flexible space allows for many uses including dining room/home office or easily create a second bedroom if needed!

I met our contractors last week at a new listing. We're helping our out-of-state client get their Logan Square condo ready for sale. We've advised on improvements prior to listing and have managed the contractors doing the work here in the city. 

The large kitchen has room for a high-top table.
The large one bedroom, one bath condo will be on the market for the first time in nearly 15 years! This is a great location near the historic Logan Boulevard and all the bars, shops and entertainment of Chicago's hottest neighborhood.

Popular bars and restaurants steps away.

Keep posted for the fresh look and sale details this week! 

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Oak Park Open House! 1164 Clarence Avenue, three beds, two baths single family home asking $379,900

Open House 
1164 Clarence Ave. Oak Park, IL 60304
Saturday August 24th 12p to 2p
Sunday August 25th 1p to 3p

More photos and info HERE

You will love this attractive Oak Park move-in ready home! Enjoy vintage detail with many important improvements. Three nice sized bedrooms upstairs with a fully remodeled bathroom. Be sure to check out the 2nd bedroom bump out. 

Main floor has spacious living room, formal dining room and sliding glass door to walk-out deck. Smart and handy mud-room sits off the well equipped kitchen and leads to a huge 20'x8' deck. 

The yard is gorgeous and it gets better with a two years NEW garage! The finished basement ads comfortable family room/ guest space with full bath and large laundry room. Central AC and heat (new furnace), newer windows throughout. Walk to everything including Rehm Park, Oak Park Conservatory, Euclid Park, Blue Line and Irving School. Terrific value for this well cared for and stylish home!

 Exclusively Listed by Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty
2447 N Ashland, Chicago IL 60614
773-510-1597 -