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Chicago Bungalows for Sale

 

Chicago Bungalows are often the best way for new buyers to purchase a single family home in the city –

  • They’re affordably priced — often in the $350 – $450K price range,
  • They offer great incentives – historic and energy tax rebates, historic property tax freeze opportunities…, and
  • As a single family home, owners can enjoy privacy, a yard, and a basement/garage that isn’t available with condos.

There are many great Chicago Bungalows available for sale now – let me know if you’d like to begin searching for your Historic Chicago Bungalow Dream Home!

Select the link below if you want to see the best available homes for sale today, along with photos of the interiors*

Chicago Bungalow Homes for Sale-  Buyer Tour

Remember- these are NOT my listings- however, I would be delighted to represent you
as you consider purchasing a new home.

Here’s a quick look at some of my favorites…

Today’s “Best Rehab Option” Chicago Bungalow:

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4917 N Kostner

Estate Sale

$249,000

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“Best Value” Chicago Bungalow:

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4901 N Kenneth

$249,900

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Best Retro Bathroom Chicago Bungalow:

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2636 W Farwell

$319,000

Don’t you LOVE this pink bathroom?!?!

West Ridge Historic Bungalow District – Estate Sale

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“Won’t sell from the online photos” Award:

4827 lowell

4827 N Lowell

$339,000

It might be darling, but you wouldn’t know it from the pictures.

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“Doesn’t sound possible award” :

3622 artesian

 3622 N Artesian

4 Bedroom

Bell School District

$420,000

Sounds impossible, right?!

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Craftsman bungalow of the week:

3800 Lawndale

3800 N Lawndale

$629,000

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Highest Priced Bungalow:

2616 W Windsor

2616 W Windsor

$825,000

Ravenswood Gardens – Lincoln Square

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Let me know if you’d like email alerts when new bungalows become available!

Or, bookmark this link to see the current list of bungalows for sale on Chicago’s north side:

Bungalows for Sale Today

Email Anne Rossley

Anne Rossley

773-620-5333

Chicago Real Estate 60618 – Single Family Homes

Update on Chicago Home Sales

60618 Zip Code

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As of today’s post, 160 single family homes are for sale in Chicago’s 60618 zip code. They range in price from $159,000 to $ 2,599,000.

The following chart shows median sales prices for the 60618 zip code area – it’s interactive- feel free to explore!

Prices – 87.8% of Jan 2009 Levels 

As of this month, median sales prices of homes ($495,000) are 87.8% of the January, 2009 median price level of $ 565,000.

 

Market Times – Lowest in Over 5 Years

The average market time hit its peak in October, 2009, when it took 175 days to sell a house in 60618. Last month, the average market time of 54 days was the shortest in over 5 years!

 

Inventory – Extremely Low!

It’s a Sellers’ Market!

At the worst of the market (January, 2009), there was over a year’s worth of homes for sale. This has steadily declined, and since February, we’ve been hovering between 2.7 and 2.8 months of homes for sale.

Lenders consider 6 months a stable market, so you can see, we’re WELL BELOW that 6 months threshold!

Find homes for sale TODAY by selecting this link:

Homes for sale – Chicago’s 60618 zip code

To find out what your home’s worth,

contact

Anne Rossley

Baird & Warner

773-620-5333

Anne Rossley

Chicago High Schools – Selective Enrollment Process

Welcome back to school!

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Everyone’s back in school now, and we’re all looking forward to a great year!

If you have an 8th grader in the CPS system, this is a big week. It’s time to get moving on the Chicago High Schools application process!

There’s a big change in the selective enrollment process this year – the ELIGIBILITY LETTER.  The CPS OAE site reports:

Eligibility Letters for CPS and charter school students will be distributed to students through their school counselors the first week of school.  Eligibility Letters for non-CPS students will be mailed to their homes after the student takes the NWEA MAP. 

I’ll be curious to hear if these letters went out last week, if it went smoothly, and how parents are feeling about this change. Add your comments to this post and let me know your experience!

For those who are eligible, they may now begin prepping for the Dec/Jan entrance exams, the 3rd piece of the entrance requirements.

I’ve never been a fan of this process – what stress! However, test prep CAN help some kids. Here are some class/tutoring options you might want to check out:

How are Chicago High Schools’ Selective Enrollment Students Chosen?

CPS tiers for selective enrollment   Selective Enrollment High Schools base their enrollment on a 900 point system (and their address – see the map)

1.  NWEA test scores  , previously the ISAT test scores (see article about the switch) – 300 points

2.  Grade point average – Core subjects- English, Math, Science, Social Studies (300 points)

3.  8th Grade Selective Enrollment Test Scores (300 points)

Here are the score results from last year’s 8th grade class, using the NWEA tests:

Mean/Minimum Test Scores for each Chicago Selective Enrollment High School

Select this link for a step by step accounting of how students can enroll in a Selective Enrollment High School.

How do you apply for Chicago Selective Enrollment High Schools?

This Week   If your child is eligible, he/she will receive a letter at school (if they currently go to a CPS elementary school).

Sept 19     You can open your CPS account (select this link)

Oct 1       Begin the application process – choose a test date

Oct 1 – 12/12  APPLY — you have to go BACK after you’ve scheduled the exam to make the formal application.

 

Visit the High Schools This Fall!

Many parents/students like to visit the schools before making their final preferences on the CPS high school application. See this list of fall open houses, and be sure to visit!

CPS Selective Enrollment High School Open Houses

 

Articles and links of note:

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Is all this CPS HIgh School Stuff Stressing you Out?

Contact Anne Rossley

to find out how you an live in a

great CPS neighborhood high school

or,

get more information on the Chicago High School Options!

Anne Rossley

773-620-5333

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