Monday, January 15, 2024

Andersonville area condo sales, median price about $353,000

We're helping a client prep their Andersonville condo for sale. The perennial hottest neighborhood ever is near and dear to my heart... our family has lived adjacent to the neighborhood for over 20 years. It's an easy sell. Great local food, shops and culture near good public transportation and the lake!

Extended Andersonville sales area.  These are condos sold roughly within a four block radius of the main Andersonville commercial corridor along North Clark Street. 

The median price for a sold condo in the greater Andersonville area in 2023 was about $353,000. 

- A one bedroom condo (any # of baths) had a median sales price of about $225,000.

- A two beds, two baths unit will bump you up to a median of $430,000. 

- A three beds unit (any # of baths) climbs the ladder to a median price of $580,000.

To sell and purchase real estate in and around Chicago contact: 
Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty
2447 N Ashland, Chicago IL 60614
Office 312-602-3367

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

NEW FOR SALE: Downtown Evanston spacious two bedrooms co-op, $139,900


1585 Ridge, Unit 411, Evanston IL, 60201 offers spacious living in a top notch location at only $139,900. This impeccably run co-op building is steps from fantastic shops and the Davis Metra and Purple Line. All photos Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty.


NEW! 1585 Ridge in Evanston may be the best value in Chicagoland. Attractive, well run building. Unit 411 is a spacious two bedroom, one bath apartment in downtown Evanston. Steps to Metra (0.3 miles)  and Davis Purple Line (0.4 miles). You will not find a more pleasant unit in peaceful surroundings at this price point. Live cheap in beautiful Evanston near the lake! 

Great option for empty nesters, professionals, families with students at Northwestern and surrounding universities - anyone looking for outstanding quality of life for the lowest possible entry price in the area!

Living room with large dining area.

Good sized second bedroom.

Large main bedroom.

Details and building information 1585 Ridge, Unit 411, Evanston IL 60201 asking $139,900

Unit 411 features include: two bedrooms, one bath, lots of light, hardwood floors, newer replacement windows, large rooms, older eat-in kitchen and bath, built-in AC units, storage unit. Dishwasher may be installed. 

Well run building includes: Lobby- Laundry room -Bike Storage - Elevator - Common patio - Newer roof - Recent tuck point - Amazing live-in building engineer - Updated electrical service - No Pets - No Rentals - Board interview upon purchase - Financing options available at 20% and more down

Monthly Assessment of $661.00 includes: Real Estate Taxes, Heat, Water, Electric, Building management, Snow removal, Common insurance, Landscaping

Eat-in kitchen (table space not shown).

Unit entry hall with large coat closet.

Vintage bathroom.

Nice tree-lined view from living room.

1585 Ridge is steps to downtown amenities.  Dry cleaner and post office directly across the street. Multiple restaurants, coffee shops, Lemoi Ace Hardware storeBennison's Bakery, fitness gym one and two blocks away. Downtown stores and restaurants 5 to 10 minute walk.

Front drive and entry to 1585 Ridge, Evanston IL 60201.

Multiple restaurants, shops, cafes and services on the adjacent two blocks of the building.

To purchase or inquire on more units available in Evanston and Chicago contact: 
Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty
2447 N Ashland, Chicago IL 60614
Office 312-602-3367

Tuesday, January 09, 2024

Jefferson Township in Cook County tax appeals open until January 16th


A reminder for those in Jefferson Township of Cook County, IL. While most township appeal periods are closed let this be a reminder to get set up for the future. Additionally a tax attorney may help file any appeals, exemptions and certificates of error. Take this opportunity to save money!

💲Jefferson Township in Cook County property tax appeals are still open until January 16th with the Board of Review. You may visit the Board of Review site and file a tax appeal. For property tax issues and appeals we recommend:
Anne Edelman Larsen, Esq.
77 West Washington Street
Suite 1501, Chicago, IL 60602-2952
T: 312-372-2965| Fax: 312-263-4720

🧑‍💻Look up your township and other property tax information at the Cook County Assessor

Contact me with any questions, to buy or sell and if you need service providers relative to real estate, Eric @

Monday, January 08, 2024

Elusive Winnetka home sales, median price up 37% since 2019


A modest and charming home pictured earlier this winter near New Trier High School in Winnetka. All photos Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty

Finding and securing a home in North Shore suburban communities is a challenge with the recent phenomenon of high mortgage interest rates and low home inventory.  Winnetka is no different.  Our buyers are searching with a budget under $850,000 making choices further scarce. 

Single family home sales in Winnetka

A CMAP study shows Winnetka has 4,034 single family home units.  188 single family homes sold  on the public multiple listing service (MLS) in 2023 with a median price of $1,675,000. Unit sales are down 22% from 2022 and median price is up 9% from last year.

Winnetka features a traditional downtown and a Union Pacific North Metra station.

The lowest priced home sold was $500,000 at 996 Chatfield Road, Winnetka IL 60093 and was purchased cash. Six out of the ten lowest priced homes in Winnetka were bought cash money... I'd gather most of the ten homes will be significantly renovated. 

- The highest priced estate sold in 2023 (on the MLS) was 691 Sheridan Road, Winnetka IL 60093 for $12,500,000   One other estate sold for $12,250,000 and then the next highest was just over $6 million.

- In 2021, 340 Winnetka single family homes sold in the low interest rate pandemic frenzy. Median price was significantly lower than 2023 at $1,300,000.  

- In pre-pandemic 2019, 234 single family homes closed with a median price of  $1,215,000. Median price is up 37% from 2019 through 2023.

Currently for sale

-Only eleven homes are currently listed on the public MLS for sale starting at over $790,000. 

-There are another thirteen homes listed on the Private Listing Network with the lowest asking price at $1,189,000.  

Contact Eric Rojas, Kale Realty to buy and sell homes in Chicago and near suburbs. -


Tuesday, January 02, 2024

Oak Park single family home median price up 19% since 2019

A home adjacent to Taylor Park in Oak Park, All photos Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty

An Oak Park client recently asked for a comparative market analysis (CMA) of their home.  While I researched their specific home's market value I also took a look at Oak Park over-all single family home sales this year.

Oak Park Single Family Home Sales 2023

399 single family homes have sold in Oak Park from January 1st to December 31st, 2023. Median price of a sold single family home this year is about $525,000 (up 19%). The median price in 2019 prior to the pandemic was $440,000.  

-The highest priced sold home is $1,750,000 at 420 N East Avenue, Oak Park IL 60302.  

-The lowest priced sold home in 2023 is $170,501 at 1131South Ridgeland, Oak Park IL 60304

Many Oak Park blocks have large setbacks and green parkways.

Looking to buy an Oak Park single family home now? 30 single family homes are currently listed for sale on the MLS with a median asking price of $519,000.  There are 20 homes listed on Private Listing Network. Although some of these homes listed privately present opportunity I believe many are over-priced at this point. Private Listing Network often takes some maneuvering!

Contact Eric Rojas, Kale Realty to buy and sell homes in Chicago and near suburbs.