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 77communities, 50wards, 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).
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.
Based on the MRED sales data over the last 5 years, 4 streets in Lincoln Square are known for their luxury properties:
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
See photos and get property information by selecting one of the following links:
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
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 (email@example.com)
* closing costs paid on contracts written by June 1 to qualified buyers. Lender financing requirements apply.
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.
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.
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This condo can be shown now, so contact Anne Rossley at Prudential Rubloff to make your appointment! 773.620.5333
Homes are available from $ 599,900 to $ $ 3,188,000.
25 X 165
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:
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33 X 150
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.