Tilting at Skyscrapers?

It is amazing to me that despite the economy, and the housing market turbulence of late, there is so much new construction available. If you take a look across the Chicago skyline, you will see at least a dozen cranes in action, not the least of which being the Trump International Hotel & Tower–the 92-story… Read More

How Low Can They Go?

This from Mary Umberger’s Column in the Tribune: A foreclosed home in Detroit has been sold for $1—that’s one dollar. Last summer, the home went into foreclosure and the owners moved out, whereupon thieves stripped the house of its siding, fencing, copper plumbing and furnace. And after the home was boarded up, somebody took the… Read More

Farewell Coyote, Hello smART

When I first heard somebody mention that the annual Around the Coyote Festival in Wicker Park had been canceled, I was shocked. How could it be that this great art event was no more? I started pondering budget crunches and economic woes, and I shuddered to think that if they could cancel this event, they… Read More

Condo Market Fluctuation in West Town

The condominium market in West Town, including Wicker Park/Bucktown, has been on a wild ride lately. Since January the market has seen inventory peak at $325 per square foot and plummet to nearly $225 per square foot at the beginning of spring. The spike back to around $290 can probably be explained by the natural… Read More

Open House: Rogers Park 2Br Condo

Open House Dates and Times: Saturday, August 23th, 1-4pm 7653 N Bosworth Ave #A2 Chicago, IL 60626 Seller Comments Coffee Shop of Choice: Charmers Cafe on the corner of Jarvis and Greenview. Favorite Restaurants in the Area: Jamaica Jerk at 1631 W Howard and Grupo Di Amici at 1508 W Jarvis. Favorite Places to Go:… Read More

A Roof Grows in Lincoln Park

Although we still have a ways to go to catch up with Oakland and Portland as far as city’s that take the most advantage of renewable energy, Chicago definitely leads the way in green space, and lately an increasing number of real estate developments are turning green. Thanks, in part, goes to the Chicago Center… Read More