North Center is Hot! Hot! Hot!

North Center is Hot! Hot! Hot!

Chicago’s North Center neighborhood

has been a terrific investment over the last 5 years!

 

During the last 5 years, families have moved into North Center to take advantage of great CPS neighborhood schools:

alexander bell elementary schoolAlexander Bell  (website)

coonley elementaryAvery Coonley (website)

audubon elementaryAudubon (website)

Statistics about home sales

in North Center:

    • # of Home Sales (2015) are up 62% since 2010
    • Median Sales Prices (2015) are up 39% since 2010
    • In June, July and August, 2016 alone, 246 homes closed vs 227 in 2015!!!
    • Their average price was $1,201,975 in J/J/A 2016
    • The average % sold to list price was 98.8% in J/J/A 2016

Click on the Graph Below to see prices throughout the last 5 years…

Thinking about buying in one of these school districts?

Check out homes in each of the elementary school districts…

Click on the photo or link below to find homes for sale in Bell, Audubon, and Coonley Elementary School Districts

Homes for sale in Bell District

Homes for Sale in the Bell School District

Homes for sale in Audubon District

Homes for Sale in the Audubon School District

Homes for Sale in Coonley District

Homes for sale in the Coonley District

Thinking of Selling your North Center Home?

 

Here are some options for learning about your North Center home’s value…
Resources for CPS Families – PIN by 11/28, application by 12/9/16:
If you would like to be put in contact with a parent from a particular school,
I would be happy to make an introduction- 
email me today!

Contact Anne today to learn more about North Center Homes for Sale!

Email her today!
Best Properties in Chicago Real Estate – $500,000

Best Properties in Chicago Real Estate – $500,000

1300 Fillmore

1300 W Fillmore- sold by Anne in 3 days!

Here are my choices for the

best properties for sale today around $500,000.

I selected properties from 17 neighborhoods that I sell in-

Albany Park

Avondale

Edgewater

Forest Glen

Irving Park

Lakeview

Lincoln Park

Lincoln Square

Logan Square

Loop

Near North

Near West Side

North Center

North Park

South Loop

Uptown

West Town

They are not necessarily the best BARGAIN — you have to pay a premium for style, condition, and view, after all. These are properties that, based on my subjective view, are worth looking at.

Type  Unit ## RmsBedsBathsASF
ATUptown$485,000927Argyle3E7322400
DELincoln Square$469,5002319Farragut8421800
ATLincoln Square$519,0004949Lincoln3732.22116
ATNorth Center$475,0002107Belmont4A6320
ATNorth Center$479,0003843SOUTHPORT3S5221470
ATLakeview$519,0001457Cuyler1W8330
ATLincoln Park$479,9002159LincolnA-2522.11200
ATLincoln Park$499,5002650Seminary25221300
ATNear North$469,900401Wabash37F201713
ATNear North$519,900400Ontario16055221435
DENorth Park$449,9005662Kilbourn731.10
DENorth Park$539,0006751IONIA832.21868
DEForest Glen$525,0003560Hollywood9432265
DEAlbany Park$450,0004900Kenneth12432639
DEIrving Park$474,8993623Harding831.12020
DEIrving Park$599,0004101GRACE7330
DEAvondale$599,0002831Fletcher933.13300
ATLogan Square$489,9002304BELDEN732.12300
DELogan Square$499,0002420Saint Louis6321452
ATWest Town$474,9001740MARSHFIELD19522.10
DEWest Town$589,000910Richmond843.10
ATNear West Side$499,000321SANGAMON9035221150
ATNear West Side$515,0001300Fillmore3733.12400
ATNear West Side$590,000910Madison1001E5221378
ATLoop$549,900910Michigan4016221725
ATLoop$574,7241160MICHIGAN2101522.11571
ATSouth Loop$499,9002614th13W732.12053
ATSouth Loop$549,9001530State17I4221613
ATEdgewater$449,5001621RASCHER27322000
DEEdgewater$550,0001516Norwood831.11600

To see a tour of these, with photos of the interiors, select this link:

Best Homes for Sale in Chicago around $500,000

 

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Lakewood Balmoral Homes For Sale

An important home in historic Lakewood Balmoral just came on the market!

5438 N Lakewood

$1,850,000

5438 N Lakewood

Click on the Photo Above for the 5438 N Lakewood website!

This gorgeous renovation was done first in 1986, and then again recently. The new kitchens and baths are luxurious, and the nearly 6000 SF home offers the finest blend of vintage and contemporary finishes! There are 6 bedrooms , 4.5 baths PLUS a finished basement. The third floor could be used as a guest suite or family hangout, there’s a nanny suite in the basement, PLUS a separate office/artist’s den with separate guest access allows for privacy, creativity, yet proximity to the home’s activity centers!

Homes on this popular Lakewood Balmoral block don’t come on the market very often – and if they do, they aren’t usually already renovated to the discriminating taste of today’s home buyer. This is rare opportunity!

To see this magnificent property, contact

Anne Rossley

773-620-5333

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For more information, read the brochure found below.

5438 N Lakewood Brochure

Or download the 5438 N Lakewood Brochure Here (on dropbox)

Select this link to see all homes for sale in Lakewood Balmoral

 

 

Chicago Real Estate 60618 – Single Family Homes

Update on Chicago Home Sales

60618 Zip Code

chicago 60618 Zip code map

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

Lakewood Balmoral Real Estate Update – August, 2014

Here’s the August Lakewood Balmoral Real Estate Update- to see homes for sale TODAY in this Andersonville historic district, select this link: Homes for Sale Today

Lakewood Balmoral District

Homes for Sale and Homes Sold

Lakewood Avenue in Andersonville

Lakewood Avenue in Andersonville

 See photos of homes in a CMA Tour by Selecting this link:

Lakewood Balmoral Historic District Tour

Homes for Sale

1339 N Catalpa

1339 N Catalpa

$599,000

 

Homes Closed

5221 N Wayne- Lakewood Balmoral5221 N Wayne

$670,000

5427 Magnolia

5427 N Magnolia

$670,000

5333 Lakewood

5333 N Lakewood

$635,000

Under Contract

5320 N Wayne

5320 N Wayne

$1,100,000

5507 Wayne- Lakewood Balmoral

5507 N Wayne

List Price- $ 1,399,000

5426 Lakewood

5426 N Lakewood

$724,000

 Get more information by viewing the table below,

or

Select this link for more details: LAKEWOOD BALMORAL August 2014

StatStreet #Str NameList PriceSold PrBRBALot Dim
ACTV1339Catalpa$599,00041.157X54
A/I5507Wayne$1,399,00043.137.5 X 123
A/I5426Lakewood$724,00042.137X125
PEND5320Wayne$1,100,00042.137.5 X 125
CLSD5221WAYNE$699,000$670,0004237.5X123
CLSD5427MAGNOLIA$699,900$670,00033.131X123
CLSD5333Lakewood$699,000$635,00043.238X123

Single Family Home Sales Lakeview – 60657

 

Lakeview

Single Family Home Sales

(60657)

What’s happening with Single Family Homes in the Lakeview 60657 zip code zone?

 

Before I go further — remember to call me when you need up to date market info — any time you need a market analysis for your home, I’m your gal!

Anne Rossley

773-620-5333

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 Median Sales Prices

Median Sales Prices are STRONG! They’ve ranged from $363,000 to $390,000 over the last 5 years, and in June, they hit the high water mark of $390K mark again.

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 Market Time

Market times have dropped considerably – the high was 157 days on market (June, 2012) but today are down to 57 days — less than 2 months.

 

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 Inventory – Months Supply

This quick market time is due to the low inventory levels –

In May, 2010, there was a 10.9 month supply of homes available for sale.  Between January and Mary of 2014, there was only a  2.7 month supply.  With an increase in buyers looking to purchase, the great demand caused prices to increase.

Today, there is a 3 month supply of homes on the market.

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 Find Homes for Sale in Lakeview’s 60657 zip code

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For Sale — 60657 in Lakeview

Below I’ve included a table of the 35 homes for sale as of August 10, 2014 (or if you’d like a pdf version of the table, you can select it here:  Lakeview homes for sale 8006 8057 aug 2014 )

#StreetList PriceSquare FeetPrice/SFBR
1629Wolfram$1,379,00005
3446JANSSEN$2,995,0006200$483.066
3407Greenview$569,0001800$316.113
1748Cornelia$678,0001600$423.753
3103Southport$699,9003185$219.754
3015Racine$899,0003100$290.004
1523Barry$939,0003800$247.114
3129Clifton$949,0003300$287.583
614Surf$1,095,00002
1732Nelson$1,199,00004
1726NELSON$1,325,00005
1513Wellington$1,445,0004200$344.054
3239Lakewood$1,449,00005
2834Paulina$1,499,9005000$299.986
1212Wellington$1,525,0004200$363.105
1746Fletcher$1,548,00006
1019GEORGE$1,575,00005
1136Barry$1,599,00005
1306Barry$1,599,00005
1503Wellington$1,699,0004200$404.525
3313Lakewood$1,800,0004200$428.575
1510School$1,800,0004800$375.005
1536Wellington$1,850,0005000$370.005
3528janssen$1,999,0006000$333.175
1216Eddy$1,999,99905
3251Lakewood$2,175,0005200$418.275
1439HENDERSON$2,195,0004800$457.296
550Oakdale$2,399,0007000$342.716
1225HENDERSON$2,399,0005400$444.265
3500Janssen$2,550,0006400$398.446
2861Paulina$2,700,0007093$380.664
1345WOLFRAM$2,850,0009050$314.926
333Barry$2,995,0006365$470.545
419Oakdale$2,995,0006800$440.448
1455OAKDALE$3,450,0007622$452.646

The following table includes single family home sales for the last 6 months. Note the price per square foot feature – if the listing agent included it, you can see the price per square foot — a great tool for evaluating home prices.

 

Sold – 60657 in Lakeview

Or, if you’d rather see a pdf version of the table, you can see it here: SF Home Sales -Lakeview 60657-6 months 

Status Closed DateList PriceSold Square
Feet
$/SF
PEND1331Nelson$791,0002700$292.96
PEND2965Sheridan$975,0004600$211.96
PEND1331Newport$1,149,0003850$298.44
PEND1341Barry$1,199,0003400$352.65
PEND1051Cornelia$1,259,0003925$320.76
PEND1642Nelson$1,500,0000
PEND1230HENDERSON$2,375,0000
PEND1716George$2,445,0006000$407.50
PEND1217Melrose$775,0003847$201.46
PEND1319Wolfram$789,0002300$343.04
PEND3248SOUTHPORT$1,049,0000
PEND1226GEORGE$1,179,0003600$327.50
PEND1516wellington$1,599,0004125$387.64
PEND1528Oakdale$1,660,0004200$395.24
PEND2825Pine Grove$1,785,0004958$360.02
PEND1130George$1,995,0000
PEND1757Nelson$1,999,0006000$333.17
PEND1330School$2,375,0004800$494.79
PEND1050WELLINGTON$2,395,0000
CLSD1633Wolfram7/30/14$400,000$500,0000
CLSD1738NEWPORT4/9/14$565,000$515,0000
CLSD1746Fletcher5/9/14$625,000$605,0000
CLSD3540HERMITAGE7/22/14$679,000$657,5000
CLSD1127Cornelia5/22/14$689,000$645,0000
CLSD3449PAULINA7/19/14$725,000$725,0000
CLSD1749NEWPORT6/17/14$749,900$760,0000
CLSD3051PAULINA5/21/14$775,000$783,5000
CLSD1731HENDERSON3/24/14$789,000$801,0000
CLSD832Wolfram7/8/14$799,900$745,0000
CLSD1327Wellington3/21/14$899,000$902,0000
CLSD3422Janssen4/11/14$929,000$940,0000
CLSD1340School6/30/14$929,000$950,0000
CLSD1215Nelson6/2/14$949,900$966,0003600$268.33
CLSD1541Wolfram7/31/14$999,000$999,0000
CLSD1516School7/15/14$1,125,000$1,095,0000
CLSD1536Nelson6/16/14$1,129,000$1,080,0003933$274.60
CLSD3236Lakewood7/1/14$1,225,000$1,205,0003708$324.97
CLSD3044GREENVIEW4/8/14$1,245,000$1,233,5005400$228.43
CLSD1336GEORGE5/1/14$1,274,900$1,225,0000
CLSD637SURF2/14/14$1,275,000$1,160,0003268$354.96
CLSD1711Wellington2/11/14$1,299,000$1,215,0004800$253.13
CLSD1025WELLINGTON8/8/14$1,325,000$1,278,5000
CLSD1719Wellington4/3/14$1,350,000$1,330,0000
CLSD1729BARRY4/1/14$1,374,500$1,376,0804000$344.02
CLSD1736Barry6/13/14$1,399,000$1,390,0004100$339.02
CLSD1622Nelson3/31/14$1,399,900$1,355,0000
CLSD1722Melrose6/23/14$1,465,000$1,450,0000
CLSD1215EDDY8/4/14$1,469,000$1,450,0003828$378.79
CLSD1753School6/5/14$1,475,000$1,425,0004200$339.29
CLSD629Melrose8/4/14$1,487,000$1,551,0000
CLSD2836PAULINA3/20/14$1,489,900$1,370,0005000$274.00
CLSD638Oakdale6/17/14$1,499,000$1,400,0003754$372.94
CLSD1244Eddy6/7/14$1,499,000$1,260,0000
CLSD3116Seminary4/29/14$1,525,000$1,497,5004200$356.55
CLSD1222nelson7/7/14$1,525,000$1,529,9944200$364.28
CLSD1531WELLINGTON6/8/14$1,549,000$1,415,0004200$336.90
CLSD1523Oakdale6/25/14$1,549,000$1,540,0004400$350.00
CLSD2845Racine4/15/14$1,550,000$1,500,0004200$357.14
CLSD1514Wellington7/18/14$1,585,000$1,565,0004200$372.62
CLSD1451Wolfram4/4/14$1,875,000$1,800,0000
CLSD1757SURF7/17/14$1,890,000$1,650,0000
CLSD1634SURF6/6/14$1,950,000$1,940,0006000$323.33
CLSD3048Kenmore5/30/14$1,999,000$1,818,0004500$404.00
CLSD1520George4/23/14$2,099,000$2,040,0000
CLSD1725Wolfram4/11/14$2,100,000$2,155,0004508$478.04
CLSD1432School5/2/14$2,300,000$2,205,0005000$441.00
CLSD1316Henderson4/7/14$2,399,000$2,275,0006000$379.17
CLSD1041Wellington7/8/14$2,899,000$2,650,0000
CLSD1111Wolfram6/27/14$2,900,000$2,700,0006600$409.09
CLSD1217Henderson7/15/14$2,995,000$2,600,0007000$371.43

 

 

 

Single Family Home- Andersonville? Uptown? Ravenswood?

Just Listed

This great single family home at 4829 N Paulina  is NOT my listing – I just think it’d a great home in a small pocket location that is often overlooked.

4832 Paulina Chicago, IL Single Family Home for sale

4829 N Paulina

$ 849,000

Specifics:

  • Wide and deep lot – 33 x 163
  • 1898 home – renovated
  • Updated kitchen with newer cabinets and stainless steel appliances
  • hardwood floors on first floor
  • 3rd floor master bedroom
  • 3 bedrooms on second level
  • back deck and landscaped yard
  • Finished basement – large rec room!
  • Great location- steps from Metra, new Mariano’s on Lawrence Ave.

This pocket often gets overlooked — It’s north of Lawrence Ave, and the East Ravenswood historic district is SOUTH of Lawrence…  it feels more RAVENSWOOD than Uptown, yet it’s in the 8003 census tract – Uptown. It feels more Andersonville than Uptown, too, but that is generally known to start at 5200 North(Foster) – 8077 census tract.

Confused?

Exactly!

This lovely section is quiet, charming, close to lots of great amenities, but because it’s not easily described, agents and buyers often don’t include it when looking in a specific neighborhood search.

Chicago Geography Lesson:

We have 77 communities, 50 wards, 85 zip codes, and (not surprisingly), these are NOT geographically the same!

Generally speaking, real estate agents search by zip codes, census tract areas, or by coordinates (# N/S and # E/W).

Chicago Census Tract Map

chicago zip codes (from ZipCodes.com)

Chicago Ward Map
Chicago Map of 50 Wards - Effective 2015

We agents can draw maps around areas, such as school boundary areas and historic districts, but when you hear “Uptown” and “Edgewater”, these specifically refer to census areas, not just neighborhoods.

 

Edgewater Census Tract Map 8077

Edgewater Chicago Census Tract 8077

Uptown Census Tract 8003

Uptown Census Tract 8003

Lincoln Square Census Tract Map 8004

Interested in learning more about Chicago’s neighborhoods?

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Lincoln Square Census Tract Map 8004 - Chicago

Empty Nester Choices in Chicago

 

Today was an empty-nester real estate day.

Empty Nester Buyers

I took clients out to look at condos — they’re thinking of selling their historic home to move into a vintage condo on Lake Shore Drive – probably in Lakeview. Here’s what we saw…

2920 N Commonwealth, Chicago2920 N Commonwealth

1.  2920 Commonwealth – 3 bedroom right behind St Joseph’s –

  • Lovely east view of Lake Michigan, if you don’t mind looking at the hospital parking lot
  • Great condition, if you like the fake stone around the doorways- added to remind you of the original stone in the building
  • Parking garage in the building, however it will be at least one year until the new owner gets to park in the building, since there aren’t as many parking spots as total units

2.  433 W Briar — Just south of Belmont and east of Sheridan Road — 2550 square feet

  • Front of the building, but north facing unit can feel dark, especially on the 2nd floor
  • Again, parking not available in the building
  • Doesn’t have the grand feel of the Lake Shore Drive condos

3.  3500 N Lake Shore Drive  9D – co-op building 4 blocks north of Belmont

  • East facing 3 bedroom unit- lovely views of Belmont Harbor
  • Totally renovated with painstaking detail – to the point of removing, stripping, and replating hardware!
  • Gracious unit – 2400 square feet, but one bedroom short for my clients

We’re going out again tomorrow — stay tuned!

Want to see what’s available in vintage condos and co-ops near Lake Michigan in Lakeview?

Select this link for currently available properties!

Empty Nester Sellers

At Mariano’s, I ran into one of my favorite clients, who sold her home to move into The Admiral. 

admiral on the lakeadmiral on the lake-chicago, il

She’s been there 2 years now, and reported that she’s thrilled that she made the move. This was particularly good to hear, given she’s one of those people who’s spry and young at heart – some might think she jumped the gun a bit.

The only thing she said she misses a bit is her kitchen – she did have a glorious Crown Point-high end kitchen!

Her advice to all – “Don’t die in your house! This is way too much fun!”

 

 

 

I truly enjoy seeing clients who are happy with the moves that they’ve made!!

Check out your choices for being an empty nester!

Get advice in helping your parents decide where to go next!

Contact

Anne Rossley

Baird & Warner

773-620-5333

Anne Rossley Chicago Real Estate Broker

Chicago Historic Property – 3500 Janssen – On the Market AGAIN

The renovated historic home at 3500 N Janssen is for sale again – this time it’s listed at $ 2,650,000. This Chicago historic property has been listed multiple times since May, 2012, and the quest to sell began at $ 2,950,000. As of 3 days ago, it was listed by a new real estate agent, Tim Salm, of Jameson Real Estate.

3500 N Janssen

The City of Chicago Landmarks Commission includes 3500 N Janssen in its list of architecturally significant properties in the city. It  was designed by H. C. Call.

Chicago Historic Property 3500 N Janssen - Chicago Rea Estate

Features and Amenities of this Chicago Historic Property:

  • Wide lot — 42 x 124
  • Brick Exterior
  • Recently renovated – Marshall Morgan Erb design
  • Twelve Rooms – 6 bedrooms
  • Gorgeous library on second floor
  • Roof deck over garage
  • Popular Hamilton Elementary School District – See Test Scores Here
  • Lower level includes family room, guest bedroom, and catering kitchen
  • Amazing wine cellar!
  • Gorgeous professionally designed landscape

Are you interested in finding your historic Chicago home?

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