Buena Park Real Estate Update

 

 Buena Park Historic District

817 W Hutchinson - buena park historic district

The Buena Park Historic District, located in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, in a gorgeous enclave of turn of the century homes, designed by eminent architects such as George Maher and Leon Stanhope, among others.  Homes are in the Queen Anne, Shingle, Prairie, and Classical Revival styles. The district boundaries are 4000-4400 North, between Lincoln Park/Lake Michigan to the east, and Graceland Cemetery to the west.

homes for sale - Buena Park See Listings of Homes for Sale in Buena Park

 Virtual Home Tour

Listings that are for sale and have sold in Buena Park

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Table/Ipad Format

StatListedSoldClosed DateASFRmsBRBABuiltLot Size
ACTV817Hutchinson$4,500,000120001564.21913136 X 140
ACTV715Hutchinson$1,990,00054001154.1191850 X108
CLSD651Hutchinson$1,065,000$905,0004/3/133820833.1191050X108
CLSD828Junior Terrace$895,000$815,0007/22/1345001263189140 X 123
CLSD4052Kenmore$650,000$630,00012/4/1323001042.2189131 X 125
CLSD654Hutchinson$2,750,000$2,600,0001/17/1464001355.1200550X110
CLSD844Junior$995,000$965,1505/22/1301263.2UNK45X125

 

 

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Links:

National Registry Description

Buena Park Neighbors

Curbed Chicago Archives

Buena Park Historic District on Flickr

Ravenswood Manor – Historic Chicago Real Estate Update

 

Ravenswood Manor

Albany Park Ravenswood Manor BUngalow

Ravenswood Manor, a Chicago Historic District in the Albany Park neighborhood, offers magnificent vintage properties near the Chicago River and the Brown Line.

View Ravenswood Manor Historic District in a larger map

 

 Homes Sold

Real Estate Tour

Take a virtual tour of homes that have sold — Select one of the links below to see the properties that have recently sold – including interior photos, and get an idea of the value of homes in this neighborhood.

chicago real estate home searchHomes Sold Tour – Tablet Version

Homes Sold Tour – Computer (pdf) Version

albany park ravenswood manor chicago river

 

At this writing, there are no homes for sale in the Ravenswood Manor historic district, but to see examples of homes that have sold over the last couple years, I included the following chart.

 StreetListedSold DateASFBRBAYr BltLot Dim
2955Eastwood$575,000$550,0003/5/12214842.1190730X120
2921Leland$535,000$522,5004/2/12207232191845X120
4442Francisco$825,000$800,0006/21/12340044192530X125
2923Wilson$675,000$645,0004/27/12250043192230 X 120
2950Wilson$425,000$400,0007/26/12140031191830 X 120
4525Sacramento$765,000$760,00010/5/12225442190945 X 125
2724Sunnyside$649,000$635,0009/12/12280032191794.4 X 114 X 110
4416Mozart$225,000$245,0007/27/12NR32191928 X 122 X 29 X 122
2918Eastwood$234,900$235,00010/4/12164831.1191530X120
2943Wilson$435,000$400,00010/11/12136431.1192330 X 125
4427Mozart$624,900$612,5009/14/12250031.1UNK45 X 125
4458Mozart$545,000$535,00012/14/12265732.1192235 X 125

 

 

Home Search Links:

Ravenswood Manor Homes for Sale

Albany Park Homes for Sale

Chicago Historic Districts Search Links:

North Mayfair Historic District – Homes for Sale

Lakewood Balmoral Homes for Sale

East Ravenswood Homes for Sale

The Villa Historic District – homes for sale

Buena Park Homes for Sale

Talman West Ridge Bungalow Historic District

Rogers Park Manor Historic District Homes for Sale

Links about Albany Park:

WBEZ Article on the History of Albany Park

Ravenswood Manor on Facebook

Curbed Chicago articles on Ravenswood Manor

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Lakewood Balmoral – Chicago’s greatest neighborhood!

 

Lakewood Balmoral Neighborhood in Chicago

This morning -Lakewood Balmoral view from my front porch

As a “Local Expert” on StreetAdvisor, I often have to describe what it’s like to live in a particular neighborhood. I have sold properties in 18 different census tracts, each with multiple sub-neighborhoods that have their own unique character. I am fond of so many places in Chicago — I truly think it’s the best city in America–no joking!

It’s my own neighborhood, Lakewood Balmoral, part of Andersonville –in Chicago’s Edgewater Community, that I have the hardest time describing. I have difficulty explaining what a great community this is, full of warm and caring people who, together, make me forget I live in a hustle-bustle metropolitan area. At times, it’s almost like Mayberry!

NextDoor – Online Network for Neighbors

Many of us belong to NextDoor.  If you don’t have this application for your neighborhood- I recommend you start it! It’s a community blog/resource/hub that lets people post classified ads, offers for free give-aways, recommendations for service providers and restaurants, info on crime/safety, and general community updates. It’s a way to get to know your neighbors, but much more, too!

Looking at the posts, one can easily get the flavor of a neighborhood – how many people are members, how they communicate with one another, the general tone of the conversation –these are all indicators of how warm and connected the neighbors are to one another.

So, having said all this, I wanted to share (anonymously) a post and reply from last week’s Lakewood Balmoral NextDoor postings. It’s  a glimpse into what makes the Lakewood Balmoral neighborhood great – it’s says exactly what I have difficulty saying myself….

Lakewood Balmoral on NextDoor

Post from B Sp:

What a neighborhood. Our friend, Carlos, got his Uhaul van stuck this evening. 5300 and 5200 blocks of Wayne both pitched in. V lent snow shovels and called J. J knew whose car needed to be moved. T not only moved his car but helped dig out the van AND move a futon! M lent her shoveling skills and salt. A number of anonymous neighbors offered help in various forms. Thank you all!

In response, LB adds her post:

Dear B, 

It goes both ways- 
Several years ago my nephew was visiting when a car was stuck right in from of our house. He dashed out and helped push it out (it took a long time). I never thought about it again. Last summer, I was sitting on the porch when a man walked by and picked up a few pieces of litter that had strayed onto my lawn. I didn’t know him or recognize him. I was aghast. I asked “what are you doing picking up my litter?” He replied that years ago, someone from my house helped push him out of the snow, so he always tries to help out when he passes by—-What a neighborhood!!! 

LB

Looking for a great neighborhood in Chicago?

Lakewood Balmoral is great, yet it’s one of many wonderful neighborhoods in this fantastic city.

Contact me and let me help you find your new home!

Call Anne Rossley773-620-5333

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Top Technology for Seniors – Best Electronics and Gadgets

Top Technology Gifts Gadgets for SeniorsWhat are the latest technological innovations that help seniors?

What are the best gifts we can give our Senior Parents?

While looking online for gifts for my mom, searching for top technology for seniors, I stumbled across some interesting articles …

Useful Gifts for Seniors

  • OXO Kitchen and consumer products company whose products are created with Universal Design in mind – for young and old, righties and lefties, as well as those with disabilities. I always knew I liked these products, but I didn’t realize their design mission.

 Technology for Seniors – Best Gifts

HomeCare, the leading magazine or home care professionals, lists the following products in their recent online article (see article in its entirely by selecting this link):

BeClose – sensors in home help you make sure your loved one is moving around easily, and alerts you when they may need help.

top technolology gifts for seniorsFitbit lets us all see our activity levels, motivating us all to stay active!

The GrandCare System also includes wireless transmitters, but it provides opportunities for socializing, media, and entertainment systems.

GreatCall – This is a personal 911 system like OnStar — it can also be used with the Jitterbug phone (an easy to use phone for seniors, particularly those with vision or hearing problems).

Independa augments traditional caregiving by providing fully integrated, cloud-based solutions including a caregiver web application, a rich set of telephony-based solutions, comprehensive solutions for social engagement and health, environmental and activity monitoring.

MobileHelp, the Anywhere Help Button, is a GPS mobile personal emergency response system.

TabSafe is an online medication helper

Telikin Home ScreenTelikin is a large table device, pre-loaded with apps forvideo chat, photo sharing, e-mail and other popular features.

TV Ears helps people with hearing loss hear the television clearly without turning up the volume.

telyHD delivers high-definition (HD) Skype video calls directly to an HDMI-compatible TV.

Technology for Seniors – Another Top 10 List

Money Magazine lists its top 10 Favorite Technology Items for Seniors, but based on my experience, these are, for the most part, too techo-forward for my 81 year old mom:

  1. Windows7 — mom doesn’t know she has Windows 7 — we install it for her
  2. Goggles from Google – really? who’s 80+ year old parent is playing with this?
  3. Mindflex from Mattel — really really?
  4. Ion — who cares?
  5. Roku — great device, but she forgets how to work it
  6. Silhouette — I don’t understandthe purpose of this one!
  7. Wii — perhaps if the grandkids brought it and set it up for them…can’t see mom bowling – she’d break a hip!
  8. Flip — she’d much rather GET videos than create them
  9. I-Tunes — we load the tunes for her — it’s not much more than a digital player
  10. Nook E-Reader — We got her the KindleNow THIS is my favorite Senior Gift!!!

No one knows better than you what to buy your senior.

But, when it comes to getting real estate advice

for your senior loved ones, contact

Anne Rossley
Baird & Warner

Your Senior Real Estate Specialist!

anne rossley, chicago real estate expert

Senior Real Estate Specialist - Anne Rossley

Is Chicago’s Loop Affordable for Young Professionals?

StreetAdvisor Question this week:

Can a couple live affordably in Chicago’s Loop?

In order to answer the question, we need to know how much it costs to live there, and then based on the current interest rates, determine monthly costs. From that, we can figure out how much income one needs to purchase this mythical condo.

If the couple lives in a One Bedroom condo in Chicago’s Loop, Near North, or South Loop Neighborhoods….

I did research on 1,2, and 3 bedroom condos in Chicago’s Near North (8008), Loop (8032) and Near South (8033) neighborhoods, and I discovered the following:

  • One bedroom sales have increased between 20% and 36% in the 3 neighborhoods
  • Average taxes range between $ 3364 and $ 3723 per year.
  • Average assessments range between $ 445.39 (South Loop) to $ 590.26 in the Gold Coast.

Cost to Live in a One Bedroom Condo

Let’s determine the monthly cost of one of these one bedroom condos.

Assumptions:

  • Purchase Price:  $ 230,000
  • Down Payment: $23,000
  • Interest Rate: 4.5%
  • Taxes:  $3500/year
  • Assessment:  $500/month
  • Debt Ratio 28% of Gross Income

Monthly Payment Resulting from these assumptions:

  • Principal and Interest:  $ 1841
  • Taxes:  $291.67 (or, $ 292)
  • Assessment: $500
  • Gross Monthly Payment: $1841
  • Annual Tax Savings for Federal and Illinois:  $3254 (from Bankrate.com)
  • Net Monthly Payment (not including property tax savings):  $1569

What do you have to Earn To Afford This Purchase?

Lenders usually allow for more debt than this, but when I first became a Realtor in 1987, the 28% rule was always followed. (Part of why we got into trouble in 2008 was our relaxing of this 28/36 debt ratio.)

28% debt ratio means that the gross monthly payment can be no more 28% of the gross monthly income.

For this example, $1841 / 28% = $ 6575 per month.

Annual Income Required:  $ 6575 x 12 = 78,900.

Two Bedroom Condos –

Loop, Near North, Near South

Three Bedroom Condo Prices –

Loop, Near North, Near South

 

 Want to Learn More about condos in the Loop, Near North, or Near South Neighborhoods?

Are you ready to begin the first steps toward owning a condominium in Chicago?

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Lincoln Square Most Expensive Homes Sold

What are the most expensive streets

in Chicago’s Lincoln Square Neighborhood?

Based on the MRED sales data over the last 5 years, 4 streets in Lincoln Square are known for their luxury properties:

  • Giddings
  • Hamilton
  • Sunnyside
  • Wilson

Since 2007,  32 homes sold for over $800,000 on these 4 streets. Giddings had the most homes that sold over $800K (11), according to the Midwest Real Estate Data MLS service. Sunnyside had 9, averaging $1,364,117. Hamilton’s 6 averaged just over $1.3MM, while Wilson’s 6 averaged $1.1MM. Of all 32 properties, 8 were vintage homes (built before 1925), which were clearly the bargains- they averaged $1.0MM. Only 3 (on these 4 streets) sold for over $1.0MM.

Tour The Most Expensive Lincoln Square Streets

See photos and get property information by selecting one of the following links:

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2134 W Sunnyside - Chicago's Lincoln Square

Closed DateListedSoldSF# RmsBedsBathsYr BltLot DimRecent Rehab
2012Giddings8/8/13$1,050,000$1,010,0003900943.1200130 X 123No
2019Giddings5/25/12$1,795,000$1,795,00051001274.2201237.5 X 124No
2034Giddings6/29/12$895,000$855,00045001153189237X125Yes
2104Giddings3/16/10$1,269,900$1,200,00046001263.2200837.5X122No
2105Giddings11/15/11$899,000$850,000NR1043.1189437X123Yes
2119Giddings6/24/13$989,000$989,000NR844.1200037X122No
2120Giddings2/23/07$1,465,000$1,425,00046001263.2200637.5X122NR
2120Giddings8/14/12$1,400,000$1,380,00046001263.2200637.5X122No
2129Giddings7/21/08$1,595,000$1,497,50049501254.1200837.5 X 123No
2148Giddings6/17/10$1,459,000$1,391,500NR1244.1191337.5X125Yes
2152Giddings2/1/11$1,795,000$1,675,00051001374.2201037.5 X 124No
4439Hamilton7/16/13$2,689,000$2,589,000NR1363.2200837.5 X 177No
4815Hamilton5/31/13$1,199,000$1,139,20042001153.1201330X117No
4907Hamilton3/6/12$1,200,000$1,042,50045001143.2201029X117No
4913Hamilton7/9/13$999,000$975,00047001033.1200530 X 117No
4929Hamilton4/25/12$1,170,000$1,100,00040851253.2201230X117No
4934Hamilton8/3/13$1,299,900$1,206,50046001264.2200830 X 120No
2104Sunnyside1/30/13$1,395,000$1,367,50041001243.1201235' X 100'No
2109Sunnyside10/4/13$1,280,000$1,280,000NR1153.2201326 X 125No
2132Sunnyside9/1/09$899,000$860,000NR1253.1188650 X 100Yes
2160sunnyside10/29/07$1,595,000$1,550,00046001263.2200737.5X122NR
2161Sunnyside9/18/09$1,862,500$1,862,50055001364.2200937.5 X 125No
2306Sunnyside8/15/07$1,349,000$1,359,175NR1153.1200624X125NR
2308Sunnyside7/12/07$1,349,000$1,346,879NR1153.1200724X125NR
2310Sunnyside6/19/07$1,395,000$1,350,000NR1153.1200624X125NR
2310Sunnyside1/29/10$1,249,000$1,301,000NR1153.1200724 X 125Yes
2120Wilson9/16/10$1,379,000$1,310,00043001153.2200537.5 X 125No
2125Wilson1/30/09$899,900$847,500NR1142.2UNK35 X 135No
2157Wilson7/11/13$1,249,000$1,172,000NR1363.1UNK37.5X122Yes
2174Wilson7/11/08$1,175,000$1,087,500NR1353.1200737.5 X 125Yes
2174Wilson3/22/11$1,050,000$825,00055001443.1190137.5 X 125Yes
2600Wilson6/7/11$1,250,000$1,200,00060001255.1192045' X 120'Yes

What Homes in Lincoln Square Sold for the Most Money?

I shared the streets that had the most pricey homes,

but what are THE MOST EXPENSIVE HOMES?

See the Most Expensive Lincoln Square Homes

Lincoln Square Chicago Luxury Homes for SAle

See photos and get information – select one of the following links:

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  ListedSoldDateASF# RmsBedsBathsYr BltLot DimRecent Rehab
4439Hamilton$2,689,000$2,589,0007/16/1301363.2200837.5 X 177No
2161Sunnyside$1,862,500$1,862,5009/18/0955001364.2200937.5 X 125No
2019Giddings$1,795,000$1,795,0005/25/1251001274.2201237.5 X 124No
2131Agatite$1,875,000$1,775,4878/31/1151001274.2201137.5 X 124No
2152Giddings$1,795,000$1,675,0002/1/1151001374.2201037.5 X 124No
2160Sunnyside$1,595,000$1,550,00010/29/0746001263.2200737.5X122NR
2129Giddings$1,595,000$1,497,5007/21/0849501254.1200837.5 X 123No
2120Giddings$1,465,000$1,425,0002/23/0746001263.2200637.5X122NR
2148Giddings$1,459,000$1,391,5006/17/1001244.1191337.5X125Yes
2120Giddings$1,400,000$1,380,0008/14/1246001263.2200637.5X122No
2104Sunnyside$1,395,000$1,367,5001/30/1341001243.1201235' X 100'No
2306Sunnyside$1,349,000$1,359,1758/15/0701153.1200624X125NR
2310Sunnyside$1,395,000$1,350,0006/19/0701153.1200624X125NR
2308Sunnyside$1,349,000$1,346,8797/12/0701153.1200724X125NR
2120Wilson$1,379,000$1,310,0009/16/1043001153.2200537.5 X 125No
2310Sunnyside$1,249,000$1,301,0001/29/1001153.1200724 X 125Yes
2109Sunnyside$1,280,000$1,280,00010/4/1301153.2201326 X 125No
5034Ravenswood$1,299,000$1,275,00012/17/1301154.2200729X150No
2145Eastwood$1,299,000$1,250,0006/28/1046001144200437.44 X 121.55No
4934Hamilton$1,299,900$1,206,5008/3/1346001264.2200830 X 120No
2104Giddings$1,269,900$1,200,0003/16/1046001263.2200837.5X122No
2600Wilson$1,250,000$1,200,0006/7/1160001255.1192045' X 120'Yes
4514Damen$1,219,000$1,195,8648/1/0745001153.1200625X173.5NR
2104Leland$1,249,900$1,195,0009/30/1046001163.2200837.5X122No
2157Wilson$1,249,000$1,172,0007/11/1301363.1UNK37.5X122Yes
4420Campbell$1,199,000$1,150,00010/6/0801043.1200730 X 125No
4520Virginia$1,250,000$1,140,0001/15/081800832.166X125NR
4815Hamilton$1,199,000$1,139,2005/31/1342001153.1201330X117No
2236Leland$1,199,900$1,137,5007/18/0736001243.1190830X125Yes
4524Claremont$1,195,000$1,137,0002/1/1043001253.1200737.6X130Yes

What’s for Sale Now in Lincoln Square?

As of this writing, there are 4 homes for sale over $800K, ranging in price from $899,000 to $ 1,199,000.

Search Lincoln Square Homes for Sale – click on this link!

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Best Chicago Neighborhood – Upper Middle Class ?

As a StreetAdvisor contributor, I have been considering how to answer the question,

What is the best upper middle class neighborhood in Chicago?

This is a loaded question, indeed!

Here are the reasons I CANNOT answer the question:

  • What’s “upper middle class”? Certainly, the cost of living in Chicago is higher than the cost of living where I grew up — in Bloomington, Illinois. We’re not Manhattan, however. Chicago has 77 neighborhoods, or communities, all with their own charms.
  • What’s “best” ?  Best in terms of location? Amenities? Value? What’s best for the young professional right out of college may not be best for a family of 5 with 3 kids in elementary school, nor the same for empty nesters in their mid 60’s.

Here’s what I CAN answer:

  • Average (mean) cost of single family homes by neighborhood,
  • Published demographic information by neighborhood
  • Amenities for each neighborhood

Relative Prices of Some Chicago North Side Neighborhoods

For purposes of this post, I’m including a few examples of neighborhoods in which I’m most familiar. This is NOT an all-inclusive list of neighborhoods in Chicago. The chart below shows average (mean) prices for single family homes – resale only (not new construction) for

As of today’s writing, the average  prices are:

Lincoln Park      $1,350,000

Lakeview      $1,080,000

North Center      $875,000

Edgewater      $489,614

The prices aren’t surprising – essentially, the closer the neighborhood lies in relation to the loop, the more expensive the homes.

Micro-Neighborhoods in Chicago

These neighborhoods include many sub- or micro-neighborhoods. Sales prices within each neighborhood can vary greatly, depending on many factors (proximity to public transportation, conformity, school district…)

For example, Edgewater has multiple micro-neighborhoods, delineated by block clubs,  as seen in this map:

Edgewater Block Clubs

 

There are so many neighborhoods, micro-neighborhoods, and even preferred areas within the micro-neighborhoods that giving an average price for Edgewater is somewhat misleading. I live, for example, in Lakewood Balmoral (# 16 above). This block group, the Lakewood Balmoral Historic District, is part of Andersonville, which is part of the Edgewater Community. To give an average resale price for all areas above is not at all indicative of the values within LBRC (or #16).

Here are the differences:

# Properties Closed# Days on MarketMedian Sales Price
Lakewood Balmoral Historic District1167$940,000
Edgewater Community6598$470,000

 

 Beyond Home Prices – Other Criteria for Choosing a Neighborhood

So far, we’ve just talked about average prices.

Other things to consider when choosing a “best” neighborhood:

  • Crime by block, neighborhood, police beat, community – See Clear Map – Select this link
  • Elementary Schools – See my website to learn more about Chicago Elementary Schools and specifically, CPS Elementary School Districts on the city’s north side.
  • Proximity to Public Transportation/Highways – See Map Below and click on photo to pull up website.

Chicago CTA Map

 

Having said all this, I find there’s no way to easily answer the question, “What is the best upper middle class neighborhood in Chicago”.

This post is just a long-winded way of saying that it’s critical that buyers work with an experienced Realtor who’s familiar with the neighborhoods AND MICRO-NEIGHBORHOODS in Chicago, who can help clients best understand their priorities, and who can then provide all options that meet those needs.

Let me know if I can help you!

 

East Ravenswood Historic District Year in Review 2013

East Ravenswood Historic District was a popular neighborhood in 2013!

East Ravenswood is located in 2 Chicago Communities – Uptown on the north and Lakeview on the south. Because it straddles 2 communities, getting concise market data is a challenge.

The graph below depicts single family home sales over the last 3 years for each of the communities– both neighborhoods have remained strong, but when looking  at each one separately, the statistics are very different.

Combined Statistics for the

East Ravenswood Neighborhood

When looking at ONLY DETACHED homes (old and new) in the quadrant bounded by

– 4000-4800 North, and 1400-1900 West –

one can see a more accurate representation of the homes in this district:

East Ravenswood Home Sale Statistics

 click on the photo above to download the pdf file

The average sales price was 96% of the list price of the home when the contract came in, and it took 108 days on average to sell a home in this neighborhood.

The average 3 bedroom sold for just over $ 650,000 and the average 4 bedroom closed at $ 1,054,000.

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in the East Ravenswood Historic District?

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East Ravenswood Homes Sold in 2013

Get a photo tour of these homes – select a link below

Home Tour- pdf format

Home Tour – Tablet Format

The chart below lists the HISTORIC homes that sold in East Ravenswood in 2013

StatStreet #Str NameList PriceSold SF# RmsBedsBathsGar SpacesDaysYr BltLot
PEND4341Greenview$695,000NR741.125190225 X 120
PEND4534Ashland$315,000204684227188637.5X155
CLSD4050PAULINA$519,000$495,00035008342706UNK25X140
CLSD1412Belle Plaine$1,199,000$1,130,000NR933.1225190325X125
CLSD1440Pensacola$1,189,000$1,124,50040501253.12285UNK25 X 121.75
CLSD4335Greenview$789,000$769,000NR832.1215190025 X 120
CLSD1700Wilson$699,000$680,000NR1151.22.5245190945 X 108
CLSD1438Hutchinson$1,195,000$1,200,00043501143.101190430X125
CLSD4307Greenview$795,000$765,000NR931.1218190125X120
CLSD4523Greenview$749,000$745,000NR843221189825X160
CLSD4417Paulina$479,900$479,900151073224118974727
CLSD1460Hutchinson$1,095,000$1,023,483NR942.2241UNK30X125
CLSD1443Pensacola$825,000$820,000NR943.1281901125.25 X 25
CLSD1502Sunnyside$439,000$413,000NR941.10305UNK26X101
CLSD4223Greenview$3,850,000$2,840,000NR1564.21149188814,814
CLSD4647Paulina$749,000$700,000NR843.12103188625X165
CLSD4031Hermitage$1,029,000$1,089,00046421143.146190030 X 165
CLSD1466Pensacola$820,000$815,000NR732042UNK37.6 X 121.9
CLSD4341Greenview$599,000$599,000NR731.1213190225X120
CLSD4232Greenview$2,499,000$2,360,00063001464.12.521201035X160
CLSD1409Berteau$1,199,000$1,169,500NR1043.1274UNK25 X 125
CLSD4115Greenview$1,387,000$1,387,000NR114421190125 X 161

See a map of all Chicago Historic Districts by selecting this link:  Chicago Historic District Maps on Google

Chicago Seniors – When it’s time to give up driving

seniors chicago helping parents stop drivingAs the daughter of a currently-driving 81 year old, helping mom decide when it’s time to give up driving is on my mind these days.

I was delighted to find this article from Senior News – 50 and Better –

Help your elderly parents retire

from driving when it’s time

The article gives great advice – basically, it provides a list of suggestions for how to evaluate your parent’s skills, how to gently suggesting limitations and alternatives, and how to begin the difficult conversation of easing out of driving.

Most importantly, the article reminds us that we, as the adult children, may have to make the difficult choice to take charge by intervening to prevent our parents from driving when they could endanger themselves and others.

More than anything, starting the conversation WELL BEFORE it’s necessary is the best way to parent your parent!

Of course, making sure your parents live where they don’t need to drive is the best way to keep them safe.

Chicago Seniors – Live in a home

with a Great Walk Score

Senior Living Centers offer meal plans and bus trips for shopping/shows/doctor appointments.

For those who are aging in place, living in a neighborhood/building with a high walk score – meaning necessary amenities are close by – is a must.

Chicago Senior Living Facilities

Here are some senior housing centers in Chicago and their walk scores:

The Admiral On the LakeWalk Score

Sunrise Living Center – Lincoln Park – Walk Score

The Hallmark  — Walk Score

The  ClareWalk Score

The KenwoodWalk Score

The BreakersWalk Score

 

 

 

Best 3 Bedroom Condos for Sale in Chicago

The most frequently requested property in Chicago is probably the 3 bedroom condo — and outdoor space of some kind is usually a “must have” for today’s buyers.

This post includes information for 3 bedrooms in 3 Chicago neighborhoods – Near North (including Streeterville and the Gold Coast), the Loop, and the Near South Side (South Loop).

Three Bedroom Sales Statistics

Three bedroom condos in the South Loop, Loop, and Near North are listed (on average) at $ 1.3MM, and they range in price from $ 335,000 to $5,900,000.  There are currently 271 condos for sale in these neighborhoods, and 336 have sold over the last 6 months — the inventory is low right now!

The properties that sold were under contract in an average of 97 days, and they sold for 96% of the listed price at the time of contract. (Many had price reductions during the listing — the sales price was 89% of the ORIGINAL listed price.)

Click Here  for Condo Sales Data for the Loop, Near North, and South Loop Neighborhoods

# Months Supply of 3 Bedroom Condos

Average Sales Prices of 3 Bedroom Condos

 

See What’s for Sale Today…

Select the appropriate link below and see what 3 bedroom condos are listed now:

Best 3 Bedroom Condos for Sale

$500,000 – $800,000

While 3 bedroom condos average over $1MM in these neighborhoods, I’ve found some terrific properties for sale between $500,000 and $800,000. Below are my top choices in what’s available today.

Take an online tour of these homes when you select this link.

Make an Appointment to find your  Chicago Condo!

Contact Anne Rossley of Baird & Warner

Unit List PriceSFDaysRMSBRBAEXPIncl?
520Huron419Loft$527,70017007632SWNo
1530State1011Loft$650,000210083632NENo
1629Prairie2705Condo$591,000156542632Yes
1346Cleveland3SDuplex$634,500NR96632Yes
240Illinois401High Rise$649,900NR28632.1SNo
530Lake Shore904Condo$675,0001900255633NENo
150Superior602Condo$699,00018157732NNo
21Elm2DMid Rise$699,000NR216632
1122Dearborn18JHigh Rise$725,0001750392732.1NWYes
1410State3BCondo$750,000200052632.1SENo

 

 

 

 

 

 

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