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.

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 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

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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
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
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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Albany Park Condo Open Houses Sunday, July 11

Come see these great condos for sale

in Albany Park!….

4830 N Albany 2N– $ 275,000

Open 11 – 1 pm

This fantastic 2 bedroom plus den rehab (1600-ish square feet) is only 4 year new but looks like new construction!  Brazilian wood floors, stainless and granite kitchen, sunny front bay overlooking Albany, in-unit washer/dryer, master bath plus conveniently located second full bath.  Parking included and tons of storage.  Huge back deck and located only moments away from the brown line.  Separate heat and air – assessments only $ 150 per month and low heating bills!

Anne Rossley, Prudential Rubloff

4910 N Avers – $ 240,000

Open 12 – 2 pm

Top Floor sunfilled Albany park condo – south & east exposure unit features hardwood floors in Living/Dining and spacious sunroom.  Bonus room/office off Living with French Doors, chef’s kitchen with 42 in ch cabinets, stainless appls, granite counters and breakfast bar.  In unit laundry, roof rights.

Karen Breen Elia, RE/MAX Exclusive Properties


3010 W Sunnyside – $249,000

Open 12 – 2 pm

Bright duplex-down in Ravenswood Manor.  NEwer gut rehab with high-end upgrades like 42″ maple cabinets, granite, marble, slate, Fisher-Paykel double drawer dishwasher and fridge, double cell top-down bottom-up blinds, tons of Elfa closet space throughout, side by side washer and dryer, security system and lots of storage.  Dogs and cats okay.  Two blocks to Brown line el and transferable garage parking–6 months paid.

Christopher Braun, CMI Real Estate, Ltd

3220 W Eastwood – $ 240,000

Open 1 – 3 pm

Gloriously spacious rehabbed vintage condo.  All the comfort and style you’ll need in this 2 bedroom 2 bath home with hardwood floors, awesome entry, in unit laundry and private deck!  This intimate building sits close to the Kedzie stop on the Brown Line.  The trains are on the ground and its a stop so quiet prevails.  Parking and storage included.

Colette Adams and David Baran, Prudential Rubloff


4674 N Manor – $ 220,000

Open 1 – 3 pm

Fantastic vintage rehab in Ravenswood Manor.  Eat-in kitchen, French doors to 2nd bedroom, air conditioning, in-unit washer/dryer, great closet space and additional storage.  Steps to brown line.  Rental parking nearby or easy street parking.  Walk to Lincoln Square restaurants and bars, parks and coffee shops, not to mention the river bike path.  $2500 credit if you close by 8/15.

Genevieve Lenon, Romanek Residential Properties

3410 W Sunnyside – $ 175,000

Open 2:30 – 4:30 pm

Bright Albany Park condo, end unit with 3 exposures. Stainless, granite, under-mount sinks, built-in microwave, Italian cabinets. In-unit laundry, HVAC, large bath with separate jacuzzi from standing shower- all done in marble, plus his/hers sinks.  Oak hardwood floors and CAT5 RG6 cable throughout.  5 minute walk to 2 el stops.

Christopher Braun, CMI Real Estate


Albany Park Chamber of Commerce

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West Lincoln Square condo sellers will pay closing costs

The home buyer tax credit expired, but Chicago first time buyers still have great opportunities!

One Chicago condo for sale – a real estate bargain –  is a 2 bedroom condo at 4830 N Albany in West Lincoln Square.  Reduced to $289,900, I challenge Chicago real estate buyers to find a better choice for price, condition, location, and financing options anywhere in the city.  You won’t — nothing is better than 4830 Albany!

These motivated sellers will pay closing costs!*

Qualified Chicago condo buyers can get in for as little as 5% down. It’s gorgeous, better than new, and with low assessments/taxes and average heating bills of $37/month, this is a fantastic opportunity!

According to Diane Pyshos of Chicago Financial, housing payments before tax savings (on federal income taxes) could be as low as $2015 per month with 5% down and a 5/1 ARM.  Combined annual income requirements on this scenario would be $ 86,268.  Select this link to see which financing scenario would best suit your situation.

Don’t wait to consider this opportunity!  Call today for a showing appointment!

Details on 4830 Albany –

  • On a quiet street just west of the Chicago River — near the Francisco stop
  • Better than new – seller installed all new windows
  • Two bedrooms PLUS den & 2 baths (1 in master!)
  • Brazilian cherry floors, granite counters, stainless appliances
  • Garage parking included
  • In-unit washer and dryer
  • Huge back deck
  • Sunny front bay
  • Low assessments and utilities
  • Walk in master closet and great storage
  • Immaculate – like new condition

Select this link to see a video tour of 4830 N Albany – 2N

This recently rehabbed condo is just what Chicago first time buyers are looking for.  The sellers have loved living here, and they look forward to sharing the details of the fantastic local restaurant and retail options with the next homeowners.

To see this lovely west Lincoln Square condo, call Anne Rossley at Prudential Rubloff 773.620.5333 .

For more information on financing options, contact Diane Pyshos (pyshos@msn.com)

* closing costs paid on contracts written by June 1 to qualified buyers.  Lender financing requirements apply.

Lincoln Square – Albany Park – Best Restaurants and Retail

Best restaurants and retail shopping in Albany Park – Lincoln Square

When buyers look for a home,  they want to know where are the best  eating and shopping establishments.  After all, we all need to easily get fresh groceries, find a reliable dry cleaner, enjoy parks, eat reasonably priced and tasty restaurant food, and access convenient transportation.

For every listing, I create a “Map Flyer” , with a map showing all amenities — coffee houses, library, movie theaters, grocery, police, fire, and more…

I also like to ask my sellers, though,  where THEY like to go, i.e. what are the best local amenities?  What have they enjoyed that their home’s buyers will come to love, too?

The sellers at 4830 N Albany have given me a fantastic list of “Preferred Shops and Restaurants” for the Lincoln Square and Albany Park neighborhoods, and we’d like to share it with you.  Feel free to refer to the Google map, too, which shows where they’re located.

Neighborhood Gems of Albany Park/Lincoln Square:

Restaurants of Albany Park


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To see this property, contact  listing agent Anne Rossley of Prudential Rubloff.

4830 N Albany – Albany Park – 2 Bedroom Condo for Sale

4830 N Albany is a fantastic 2 bedroom condo for sale in East Albany Park.  With two full baths (one in the master) and a den/office, it’s a perfect choice for first time buyers looking to take advantage of the home buyer tax credit. It’s near the hot Francisco el stop on the Brown line and fabulous restaurants and shopping.

The home offers high end finishes, and it’s in impeccable condition.

Condo features include

  • Granite counters and island
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • New windows
  • In-unit washer/dryer
  • Brazilian cherry floors
  • Large back deck
  • Garage parking included
  • Wood blinds throughout
  • New lighting and 3 ceiling fans

To see this fantastic condo value,

call Anne Rossley at Prudential Rubloff – 773-620-5333.

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Chicago Historic Bungalow Lectures – Rehab, Rehab Loans, Home Improvement, More

The Chicago Bungalow Initiative sponsors “how to” seminars for owners of these historic vintage homes, or for those who want to buy them!

The spring series includes how-to seminars on home rehabs and rehab loans.  The lectures will also include information on creating your own garden and about maintaining your masonry exterior and tuckpointing.  Readers know I’m a huge fan of the Chicago Bungalow.  Recently, North Mayfair was named the best neighborhood in the US for bungalows and first time buyers.  Other great historic bungalow neighborhoods are found in Chicago’s real estate market — Albany Park, West Ridge, and more.

The Chicago TaxSmart rehab loan program has been on hiatus, but it will resume in Q2 2010.  The Bungalow seminar will explain how to take advantage of this home improvement tax savings.

March – Make the House you Have the Home you Want

  • Wednesday, March 10 from 6:30 to 7:45PM at the Sulzer Branch Library;
  • Thursday, March 18 from 6:30 to 7:45PM at the West Belmont Branch Library
  • Wednesday, March 24 from 6:30 to 7:45PM at the Avalon Branch Library

Room remodeling, kitchen and bath renovations, attics, pattern drawings and more. Architect Julia Liska will answer the audience’s renovation questions. A representative from the City of Chicago’s Department of Community Development will discuss how TaxSmart Rehab loans can help make a planned project a reality.

April – A Garden for Every Home

  • Monday, April 12 from 6:30 to 7:45PM at the Avalon Branch Library
  • Wednesday, April 14 from 6:30 to 7:45PM at the Sulzer Branch Library
  • Tuesday, April 20 from 6:30 to 7:45PM at the West Belmont Branch Library

Gardening and planting.– attendees will learn about front and back lawn landscaping, sustainable plantings, flower boxes and more with Susan Kegan from Christy Webber Landscapes.

May – Bungalow Masonry: Keeping up Appearances, Keeping down Energy Costs

  • Monday, May 3 from 6:30 to 7:45PM at the Avalon Branch Library
  • Thursday, May 6 from 7:00 to 8:15PM at the Sulzer Branch Library
  • Thursday, May 13 from 6:30 to 7:45PM at the West Belmont Branch Library

The importance of maintaining your Bungalow’s masonry, not just for great curb appeal, but also for ensuring your home’s energy efficiency.

Other links of interest:

Chicago Neighborhood Home Tours – including Albany Park and Wicker Park/Ukrainian Village (new tour!)

Craftsman Style Guide

West Ridge Bungalow Neighbors

North Mayfair Historic District

Rogers Park Manor Historic District

Condo For Sale – First Time Buyer Alert and Chicago Real Estate Bargain

4830 N Albany


$ 289,900

West Lincoln Square Condo for Sale

This West Lincoln Square condo is for sale, but is NOT yet available through the Multiple Listing Service.  It’s perfect for first time buyers wanting to take advantage of the tax credit, but you’ll need to act soon–the tax credit ends April 30.  Just steps away from the Francisco stop on the highly sought-after Brown Line, you can’t find a better bargain on an IMPECCABLE vintage rehab.

The condo offers

  • Granite counters and island, stainless steel appliances, and lovely warm wood cabinets
  • Brazilian Cherry Wood Floors
  • Bright sun room with new windows all around
  • Two bedrooms and 2 full baths
  • In-unit washer and dryer
  • Den — can be office, too
  • Huge deck in the back
  • Garage parking included

To give you an idea of how great a price this is, watch the video above and then please select this link to see a tour of 2 bedroom condos that are for sale near the brown line.  You will see that for the price, you won’t find a condo for sale with more space and better condition.

If you REALLY don’t believe me, call me to see this AND comparable properties in person.  I’ll tell you this — if after touring properties you find a condo you like even better than this, we’ll write a contract immediately, because it would be the best Chicago real estate bargain of the decade!

First Time Buyers – the tax credit opportunity ends April 30.  You need to purchase by that date to receive an $ 8000 tax savings on your federal income taxes.  There are so many other reasons that you should consider buying a condo now.  Chicago real estate prices are soft and interest rates are low.  If you have ever considered buying Chicago real estate, I encourage you to take the first step to home ownership now.

Links of Interest:

This condo can be shown now, so contact Anne Rossley
at Prudential Rubloff to make your appointment!

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