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)

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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- 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

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Lincoln Square Census Tract Map 8004 - Chicago

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!

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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!

 

Lakewood Balmoral Real Estate Update

Lakewood Balmoral Real Estate Update

2013

Year in Review

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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:

Lakewood Balmoral

Tour of Homes Sold  — 2013

5431 wayne - Lakewood Balmoral, Chicago

5431 N Wayne

For Sale – $845,000

5457 N Wayne - Lakewood Balmoral - Chiago

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?

– – – – – – – – –

Want to learn more about homes for sale in

Edgewater, Lincoln Square, Uptown, or North Center?

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More info:  Lakewood Balmoral Historic District

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List PriceSoldASF# RmsBRBaths# CarsLot Size
5457Wayne$1,395,000NEW50001253.1229 X 123
5431Wayne$845,000NEW01163233X125
5224Wayne$1,150,000$1,150,00039701353.2230X123
5309Wayne$1,549,000$1,430,00060001133.1233X123
5238Magnolia$859,000$861,00001042.1235X123
5446Magnolia$895,000$940,0000952.1237.5 X 123
5340Lakewood$825,000$750,00001154.1137.5X123
5345Magnolia$899,900$845,00001054137.5 X 123
5248Wayne$725,000$680,00039151042.2235X123
5252Magnolia$699,000$695,0003100732.1225X123
1336Catalpa$1,495,000$1,195,00052001154.1250X123
5340Magnolia$799,000$810,0000741.1450 X 123

Lakewood Balmoral Real Estate Update – March 2013

Lakewood Balmoral – the historic Andersonville historic district in Chicago’s Edgewater Community, has 3 properties for sale today — 2 are on Bryn Mawr. There’s only one for sale in the heart of the district – 5313 N Lakewood.
5313 lakewood - single family home for sale in historic Lakewood Balmoral

5313 N Lakewood

$1,495,000

5224 n wayne lakewood balmoral

5224 N Wayne

Pending – $ 1,150,000

5316 n wayne - lakewood balmoral

5316 N Wayne

Sold – $985,000

Take a tour of these properties by selecting this link

see photos and get more information by checking out this virtual tour!

Lakewood Balmoral Virtual Tour March 2013

STHSNSTRClosed DateList PriceSold PrMTBRBATAXASFDIM
ACTV5313Lakewood$1,495,00025953.2$12,051.86461037.5X123
ACTV1244Bryn Mawr$1,049,00016243.1$10,624.00320026.5 X 139.5
ACTV1226Bryn Mawr$829,0003033.1$13,332.00319021X84
PEND5238Magnolia$859,000442.1$9,477.00035X123
A/I5224Wayne$1,150,0004253.2$11,655.00397030X123
A/I1310Bryn Mawr$1,650,0003364.1$14,115.09085 X 125
CLSD5248Wayne1/31/13$725,000$680,00019742.2$14,021.10391535X123
CLSD5252Magnolia2/28/13$699,000$695,000632.1$11,698.01310025X123
CLSD5245Wayne11/16/12$500,000$465,00014041$9,942.42032 X 123
CLSD5345Magnolia1/13/13$899,900$845,00048754$12,731.69037.5 X 123
CLSD5316Wayne12/19/12$989,000$985,0004053.1$8,876.00037.5 X 123
CLSD5339Ashland9/28/12$199,000$199,00029332.1$6,799.21025X125

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Lakewood Balmoral Real Estate Update

Lakewood Balmoral Historic District has had some turnover in the last 6 months. Select this link to take a virtual tour and see the interiors of the homes that are listed or have sold recently:

 

Lakewood Balmoral Tour

 

New Listings in Lakewood Balmoral

5313 lakewood - single family home for sale in historic Lakewood Balmoral

5313 N Lakewood

$1,625,000

While it’s new to the MLS in 2013, this home was listed for 190 days in 2012. The charming home is situated on a 37.5′ wide lot, and while the facade is charming and historic, the rear of the home has an addition which creates a kitchen-great room. Download floor plans by selecting this link.

Under Contract in Lakewood Balmoral

5248 N Wayne in Lakewood Balmoral Historic District

5248 N Wayne

Under Contract

 The eclectic vintage/contemporary 5248 N Wayne is under contract. The home has some interesting architectural details. A four bedroom 2full/2half bath home with updates is rare at this price!

Real Estate Activity – Last 6 Months

Status  ClosedListSoldMTRMSBRBATaxesSFLotPKN
ACTV1244Bryn Mawr
$1,049,357100943.1$10,624.00320027x140Garage
ACTV5457Wayne$1,249,0003161453.1$14,207.00500029 X 123Garage
NEW5313Lakewood$1,625,0001971255.2$12,051.86461037.5X123None
PEND5248Wayne$725,0002531042.2$14,021.10391535X123Garage
CLSD5453Magnolia7/30/12$490,000$418,000367852$8,157.90225048X123Int Sp
CLSD5509Lakewood9/21/12$785,000$720,000141842.1$11,844.51255031 X 123Garage
CLSD5345Magnolia1/13/13$899,900$845,0004871054$12,731.69037.5 X 123Garage
CLSD5446Wayne9/4/12$985,000$930,000156125+13.1$15,833.39410037.5X123Garage
CLSD5435Lakewood7/27/12$1,600,000$1,575,00011253.1$10,354.00429030X123Garage
CLSD5452Lakewood8/21/12$1,695,000$1,576,000141374.1$13,978.15037.5 X 125Garage

 

 

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Andersonville Arts Weekend Oct 5-7

The Andersonville Arts Weekend is 10 years old, and the schedule for this weekend is packed with tons of great activities!

Friday night – 6 – 10 pm

Parties in your favorite Andersonville stores, such as

GreenSky, Las Manos Gallery, SCOUT, The Landmark of Andersonville, Turley Road Urban Mischief, Andersonville Galleria, Cheetah Gym, Milk Handmade, Painted Light Photography, Famous Fido Rescue, baan home, Green Genes, Spex, Toujours Spa & Salon, Wooly Mammoth Antiques, Women and Children First, and more!

Edgewater Historical Society

Friday 6 – 9 pm A kickoff reception for The Plein Air Painters, featuring an exhibit and sale of original paintings of Edgewater scenes. Look for the Plein Air Painters on Andersonville sidewalks painting throughout the weekend.

Saturday 12 – 4 pm – 10th anniversary celebration of the museum-5358 N. Ashland. Festivities include closing of the street next to the museum to display refurbished antique fire trucks.  Many musical guests and refreshments will be served.

Andersonville Theater

Quest Theater

Male Order Brides — Cheer on the hero!  Boo, hiss and throw popcorn at the dastardly villain!  This hilarious comedy for the whole family is guaranteed to make you think twice before saying “I do!”  Admission, as always, is free!  Tickets can be reserved at www.questensemble.org.

pH Comedy Theater

pHlip Cup —  Challenge our hilarious team to a game of flip cup.  The winners gets free tickets to a future show. Tickets $10/$5 for students, or $8 with an Andersonville Arts Weekend brochure. 1515 W Berwyn http://www.whatisph.com/

Neo-Futurarium

OPENING WEEKEND!  44 Plays for 44 Presidents is a chronological, biographical survey celebrating the comic, tragic and at-times surreal lives and legacies of American presidents from Washington to Obama. A remount of one of the biggest prime-time blockbusters in Neo-Futurist history, 43 Plays for 43 Presidents, originally produced in 2001, this election-season production comes with a shiny new ensemble.  To purchase tickets visit www.neofuturists.org or call (773) 878-4557.

Rivendell Theater

WRENS, reprise production, which earned three Jeff Awards. Now in their new home in Edgewater, RTE presents an all new cast in this moving semi-autobiographical examination of loyalty, morality, and duty during World War II.  For tickets call 773-334-7728 or visit www.rivendelltheatre.org.

Participating Businesses Link

Participating Artists Link

 Link to pdf of Andersonville Arts Weekend Map