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


  • 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.



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

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

Vintage Homes for Sale – Chicago Historic Properties


lakewood balmoral historic district

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

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3627 N Bell

4 Bedroom / 4 Bath


2124 eastwood

2124 W Eastwood

Lincoln Square 3 Bedroom 2 Bath


3757 bosworth

3757 N Bosworth – 2 blocks from Blaine


3 Bedroom   2.1 Bath

3024 hamilton

3023 N Hamilton

4 Bedroom   3.1 Bath


1915 wolfram

3752 N Wayne – Greystone in Blaine School District


5 Bedroom 3.1 Baths

2454 winona

2454 W Winona

3 Bedroom 3 Bath


See Recently Listed Historic Homes for Sale on Chicago’s North Side


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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

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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
2129Giddings7/21/08$1,595,000$1,497,50049501254.1200837.5 X 123No
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
4913Hamilton7/9/13$999,000$975,00047001033.1200530 X 117No
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
2161Sunnyside9/18/09$1,862,500$1,862,50055001364.2200937.5 X 125No
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
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,


See the Most Expensive Lincoln Square Homes

Lincoln Square Chicago Luxury Homes for SAle

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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
2129Giddings$1,595,000$1,497,5007/21/0849501254.1200837.5 X 123No
2104Sunnyside$1,395,000$1,367,5001/30/1341001243.1201235' X 100'No
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
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
2600Wilson$1,250,000$1,200,0006/7/1160001255.1192045' X 120'Yes
4420Campbell$1,199,000$1,150,00010/6/0801043.1200730 X 125No

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.

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2139 Montrose – Best of Lincoln Square and North Center

This gem of a condo is a first time buyer’s dream!

This newly listed condo in North Center/Lincoln Square is an unbelievable opportunity!  It’s not a typical Chicago condo – it’s better!


Loft-like 2 bedroom with exposed brick, hardwood floors, huge chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances and stainless tile backsplash — select this link for a video tour


View 2139 Montrose Favorites in a larger map
Near the brown line, Welles Park (tennis, pool, work-out center…), in-unit washer and dryer

Terrific Floor Plan

Two Bedrooms, Gallery (Room for home office without stealing from a bedroom), Dining Area (Room for large eating area) and EXTRA LARGE kitchen for this size condo


FHA approved means low down payment and dangerously low interest rates!

Best Retail and Restaurants anywhere

You’ll love your life! Sellers love living here more than they anticipated (trust me, only a job transfer is taking them – kicking and screaming – from this home!).  Their favorite haunts:

Favorite Retail – North Center


To view this terrific condo, contact Anne Rossley at Prudential Rubloff

2031 W Balmoral – Condo for Sale – $338,100

Chicago condo buyers – make sure you see this incredible opportunity, for sale now at $ 338,100.   You will never find as light and bright a flat in Chicago as 2031 W Balmoral!

This nearly new condo nestles between Lincoln Square and Andersonville in Bowmanville has all the bells and whistles today’s buyer is looking for:

  • Granite counters and Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Wood Burning Fireplace
  • Open Living/Dining Floor Plan
  • Cathedral Ceilings
  • Hardwood Floors
  • In-Unit Washer and Dryer
  • Three full bedrooms
  • Marble baths
  • Deck
  • Tandem parking for 2 cars
  • Security System
  • Custom lighting and blinds
  • Top floor – 4 unobstructed exposures means light everywhere!

This unit is priced to sell!

To see this fantastic home, contact Anne Rossley at Prudential Rubloff

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 (

* 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

View 4830 N Albany, Chicago, IL in a larger map

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

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!

East Ravenswood Real Estate Update

Currently for sale in East Ravenswood:

Homes are available from $ 599,900 to $ $ 3,188,000.

Address List Price MT Beds Baths Lot Dim
1757 W Sunnyside $599,900 145 2 2.1 25X125
4436 N Paulina $1,350,000 150 5 2.1 38X165
4632 N Paulina $1,375,000 103 4 3.2 25 X 165
4420 N Paulina $3,188,000 184 6 6 38X165
4605 N Hermitage $2,338,000 82 6 7 92X165

Abbott House, 4605 N Hermitage, just reduced its price.

Under contract is 4743 N Hermitage, listed at $ 439,900.

While very grand homes are listed for sale, nothing over $ 1MM has sold in East Ravenswood.  Certainly, these historic and stately single family homes on extra wide and deep lots should command high prices.

Homes sold in 2009:

List Sold Closed MT Lot Dim
4710 N Ashland $400,000 $330,000 3/26/2009 444 33 X 156
4721 N Hermitage $699,000 $650,000 4/15/2009 169 33 X 150
4542 N Hermitage $599,000 $567,500 7/31/2009 6 35X165
4541 N Hermitage $950,000 $865,000 7/31/2009 131 25X165
4615 N Hermitage $839,000 $820,000 8/31/2009 18 25X165

To see East Ravenswood homes, or historic homes throughout Chicago, contact Anne Rossley at Prudential RUBLOFF. Anne specializes in selling historic homes with tomorrow’s technologies.

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Lincoln Square Real Estate Update – July

4841 N Leavitt

This week, 4841 N Leavitt closed.  Listed originally for $ 699,000 in September 2008, it finally closed this week for $ 525,000.  The 1898 Victorian sits on a 30 x 120 lot.

Ten homes closed in Lincoln Square this month, including 2 foreclosures.

As of today, there are 62 homes for sale in Lincoln Square, ranging in price from $262,000 to $1,650,000.

For information on Lincoln Square real estate, contact Anne Rossley at Rubloff.

Lincoln Square Home Sales Trends

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