– Historic Chicago Properties –
Vintage Homes for Sale!
There are some terrific turn-of-the-century single family homes that have just hit the market — one-of-a-kind Chicago Real Estate…it’s time to
Take a Tour of the Inside of These Homes!
See These Historic Properties –
Just Listed for Sale
On Chicago’s North Side
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4352 N Kenmore
824 W Castlewood
3025 N Oakley
3422 N Janssen
Make an appointment to see these homes –
Anne Rossley today!
Astor Street- the crown of the Gold Coast – Chicago’s premier Near North neighborhood…
What does a home cost on Astor Street?
The homes for sale range from $2,385,000 to $8,000,000.
1242 N Astor
1442 N Astor
Tour Astor Street Homes
Select one of the links below to see homes for sale and homes that have recently sold on Chicago’s famous Astor Street
Computer (pdf) Format Tablet Format
How Big are the Homes on Astor?
Several homes are 10,000 or more square feet – the smallest home that’s for sale or sold over the last 3 years has been 4500 square feet.
Homes for Sale and Recently Sold
The following chart includes homes currently for sale, as well as property that has recently closed. Contact Anne Rossley for more information on these listings.
|Stat||Street #||Str Name||List Price||Sold Pr||Closed Date||ASF||Rms||BR||BA||Cars||MT||Taxes||Built||Lot||Rehab?
|ACTV||1308||Astor||$2,500,000||NR||9||4||4.1||1||181||$45,755.00||1887||18' 6 X 100||Yes
|PCHG||1224||Astor||$4,250,000||NR||11||5||5.1||1||615||$26,100.00||1909||24 X 90||Yes
|CLSD||1431||Astor||$4,200,000||$3,675,000||12/13/07||NR||15||5||4.3||2||872||$36,256.04||1894||25 X 125||
|CLSD||1511||Astor||$4,300,000||$4,300,000||4/2/07||8545||18||6||4.1||0||9||$38,235.00||30 X 125||
|CLSD||1520||Astor||$4,950,000||$4,425,000||3/13/08||6100||12||4||4.2||1||893||$30,279.22||1911||30 X 110||
|CLSD||1451||Astor||$6,100,000||$5,250,000||3/17/08||7000||13||6||7.1||2||310||$29,441.77||1910||28.5 X 125||Yes
Historic Charnley House
Get information on Charnley House – Select this link
Other links of Interest:
History – Gold Coast Neighbors Association
Chicago Landmarks Page
Potter Palmer Houses – Designslinger
Joseph Ryerson House
Junior League of Chicago
Frommer’s Walking Tour
MetroWalkz Self-Guided Tour
The Archbishop’s Residence in the Gold Coast
Marking a Spot in the City’s History
Curbed Chicago – John Wellborn Root’s Home – 1310 Astor
ROGERS PARK MANOR HISTORIC DISTRICT
W. LUNT AVE (NORTH), N. WESTERN AVE (EAST), BOTH SIDES OF W.
FARWELL AVE. (EAST) AND N. CALIFORNIA (WEST)
Rogers Park Manor – a charming Chicago neighborhood of bungalows built in the 1920’s, offers wonderful homes at affordable prices.
To read more about the history of the Rogers Park Manor neighborhood, read this article (select link) written by the Historic Chicago Bungalow Association.
Rogers Park Manor is located just south of Indian Boundary Park, one of Chicago’s best neighborhood parks. Facilities include:
- Cultural Center
- Lagoons and Ponds
- Tennis Courts
- Outdoor Volleyball Courts
- Community Gardens
- Picnic Areas
- Water Spray Features
Tour Rogers Park Manor Homes
For Sale and Recently Sold!
Select One of the Following Links:
Computer Format (pdf) Tablet Format
Three homes available for sale today:
2600 W Coyle
2625 W Farwell
2656 W Coyle
|Listed||Sold||ASF||Closed Date||Rms||BR||BA||Built||Lot ||Rehab?||Taxes
|ACTV||2656||Coyle||$469,900||3880||10||4||2||1921||33 X 124||Yes||$3,982.79
|CLSD||2628||Coyle||$400,000||$380,000||2726||8/29/13||15||4||2.1||1923||33 X 124||No||$5,535.13
|CLSD||2627||Lunt||$415,000||$400,000||NR||9/11/13||8||3||2.1||1928||25 X 125||Yes||$6,262.45
Find your Chicago Bungalow –
Anne Rossley today!
Map of Chicago Historic Districts
Historic Chicago Bungalow Initiative
WBEZ – 100 Years of Chicago Bungalows
New vintage homes for sale – built 1880’s – early 1900’s — there are some great historic properties for sale on Chicago’s north side neighborhoods
Tour New Listings – Vintage Homes for Sale
Select this link
3627 N Bell
4 Bedroom / 4 Bath
2124 W Eastwood
Lincoln Square 3 Bedroom 2 Bath
3757 N Bosworth – 2 blocks from Blaine
3 Bedroom 2.1 Bath
3023 N Hamilton
4 Bedroom 3.1 Bath
3752 N Wayne – Greystone in Blaine School District
5 Bedroom 3.1 Baths
2454 W Winona
3 Bedroom 3 Bath
See Recently Listed Historic Homes for Sale on Chicago’s North Side
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This week, we received our Cook County Property Tax Bill — in 2014, taxes are due March 4th.
One of the most confusing facts about our property taxes, which trips up many buyers and sellers, is what you’re paying for on that date. In Cook County, we pay taxes in arrears, meaning that on 3/4, you’re paying for LAST YEAR’s taxes. You won’t pay for all 12 months’ worth, as you know. You’ll be paying for the first half of property taxes. It’s half of what you paid IN TOTAL the year before.
The second installment, due in the fall, may or may not (emphasizing may NOT) be the same amount. That second payment gets adjusted, based on several factors – property value, tax protests that succeeded or failed, county budgets, and more. Learn how the Cook County Property Tax System works at cookcountypropertyinfo.com.
For more information on this and other FAQs about your property taxes, see the brochures available from the Cook County Treasurer’s Office:
How to Read Your Bill
New Homeowners Guide
Property Tax Payment Guide
Saving you Money
Get the Information on YOUR HOME
There’s a web address where you can find out information from the various offices – Treasurer, Clerk, Recorder, Assessor – you can download forms, read about the tax system, see the upcoming calendar, and read about saving money on your taxes.
One Stop Website–
Cook County Property Information
Property Tax Savings Program NOT included in the above website:
Property Tax Freeze Assessment for Historic Properties
For information on this program, go to one of the following links:
Financial Savings for Historic Properties – Residential/Commercial – Local, State, Federal
Property Tax Assessment Freeze
Other savings programs available for homeowners:
- Local Incentives, such as the Chicago Bungalow Initiative
- Property Facade Easement Donation — see also Preservation Easement Trust
- Energy Star tax savings on Federal Income Taxes – see Kiplinger Article – November, 2013
- FNMA construction loans, such as the 203K
What’s a 203K? Realtor.com article
FAQ Sheet on 203K loans
Current 203K loan limits
Ask a Qualified Lender how to get your 203K loan — Contact Diane Pyshos
For information on Cook County Property Taxes, Tax Savings Programs, or to find qualified homes for these savings opportunities,
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.
See Listings of Homes for Sale in Buena Park
Virtual Home Tour
Listings that are for sale and have sold in Buena Park
Select one of the following links to take a virtual tour:
Computer (pdf) Format
|Stat||Listed||Sold||Closed Date||ASF||Rms||BR||BA||Built||Lot Size
|ACTV||817||Hutchinson||$4,500,000||12000||15||6||4.2||1913||136 X 140
|CLSD||828||Junior Terrace||$895,000||$815,000||7/22/13||4500||12||6||3||1891||40 X 123
|CLSD||4052||Kenmore||$650,000||$630,000||12/4/13||2300||10||4||2.2||1891||31 X 125
Want to Live in Buena Park?
National Registry Description
Buena Park Neighbors
Curbed Chicago Archives
Buena Park Historic District on Flickr
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
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.
Homes Sold Tour – Tablet Version
Homes Sold Tour – Computer (pdf) Version
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.
| ||Street||Listed||Sold ||Date||ASF||BR||BA||Yr Blt||Lot Dim
|2923||Wilson||$675,000||$645,000||4/27/12||2500||4||3||1922||30 X 120
|2950||Wilson||$425,000||$400,000||7/26/12||1400||3||1||1918||30 X 120
|4525||Sacramento||$765,000||$760,000||10/5/12||2254||4||2||1909||45 X 125
|2724||Sunnyside||$649,000||$635,000||9/12/12||2800||3||2||1917||94.4 X 114 X 110
|4416||Mozart||$225,000||$245,000||7/27/12||NR||3||2||1919||28 X 122 X 29 X 122
|2943||Wilson||$435,000||$400,000||10/11/12||1364||3||1.1||1923||30 X 125
|4427||Mozart||$624,900||$612,500||9/14/12||2500||3||1.1||UNK||45 X 125
|4458||Mozart||$545,000||$535,000||12/14/12||2657||3||2.1||1922||35 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
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….
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:
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!!!
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!
Anne Rossley, CRB, CRS, SRES, RSPS
Baird & Warner
Gold Coast Office
View Lakewood Balmoral Historic District in a larger map
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:
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.
Interested in seeing what’s available for sale
in the East Ravenswood Historic District?
Select this link to see TODAY’s list of available homes.
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
|Stat||Street #||Str Name||List Price||Sold ||SF||# Rms||Beds||Baths||Gar Spaces||Days||Yr Blt||Lot
|PEND||4341||Greenview||$695,000||NR||7||4||1.1||2||5||1902||25 X 120
|CLSD||1440||Pensacola||$1,189,000||$1,124,500||4050||12||5||3.1||2||285||UNK||25 X 121.75
|CLSD||4335||Greenview||$789,000||$769,000||NR||8||3||2.1||2||15||1900||25 X 120
|CLSD||1700||Wilson||$699,000||$680,000||NR||11||5||1.2||2.5||245||1909||45 X 108
|CLSD||1443||Pensacola||$825,000||$820,000||NR||9||4||3.1||2||8||1901||125.25 X 25
|CLSD||4031||Hermitage||$1,029,000||$1,089,000||4642||11||4||3.1||4||6||1900||30 X 165
|CLSD||1466||Pensacola||$820,000||$815,000||NR||7||3||2||0||42||UNK||37.6 X 121.9
|CLSD||1409||Berteau||$1,199,000||$1,169,500||NR||10||4||3.1||2||74||UNK||25 X 125
|CLSD||4115||Greenview||$1,387,000||$1,387,000||NR||11||4||4||2||1||1901||25 X 161
See a map of all Chicago Historic Districts by selecting this link: Chicago Historic District Maps on Google
Lakewood Balmoral Real Estate Update
Year in Review
Need to find out what your Lakewood Balmoral home is worth?
Contact Anne Rossley to get your Pinpoint Market Analysis!
Lakewood Balmoral – treasured historic district in Chicago’s Edgewater Community – – had 10 sales in 2013. The table below lists the basic data, but you can see more photos and get information by taking a virtual tour of the homes — select this link for pictures and information:
5431 N Wayne
For Sale – $845,000
5457 N Wayne
For Sale – $1,395,000
The property at 5457 N Wayne, now at $ 1,395,000, has been listed 5 times for a total of 639 days since first listed in August, 2011. It has been listed as high as $1,680,000.
Ready to buy a home in Lakewood Balmoral
or on Chicago’s north side?
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Edgewater, Lincoln Square, Uptown, or North Center?
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More info: Lakewood Balmoral Historic District
See homes for sale today in Lakewood Balmoral – select this link!
| || ||List Price||Sold||ASF||# Rms||BR||Baths||# Cars||Lot Size
|5457||Wayne||$1,395,000||NEW||5000||12||5||3.1||2||29 X 123
|5446||Magnolia||$895,000||$940,000||0||9||5||2.1||2||37.5 X 123
|5345||Magnolia||$899,900||$845,000||0||10||5||4||1||37.5 X 123
|5340||Magnolia||$799,000||$810,000||0||7||4||1.1||4||50 X 123