This historic Chicago property has just been listed- 3634 N Avers in The Villa Historic District. Located between Irving Park and Addison near the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94), it’s a hop, skip, and jump for every important location in Chicago!
Historic Chicago Property
The Villa Historic District
OPEN SUNDAY – 2/16
12 – 3 pm
The vintage details are spectacular!
- Oak hardwood floors
- Craftsman fireplace flanked by bookcases
- Original stained glass windows in Living Room over bookcases
- French Doors (2 sets!) with 12-light design connect Living Room to full-width Sun Room
- Formal Dining Room with original built-in hutch
- Grand crown moldings – Tiger Birch and Oak
Features and Amenities not found in Typical Chicago Homes:
- Sited on 50′ wide lot on parkway boulevard
- Newer Kitchen with stainless steel appliances, custom cherry cabinets
- Breakfast Room overlooking lush back yard
- One-way street – slow traffic and quiet!
- Four season Front Sun Room offers idyllic view of tranquil neighborhood!
- Master Dressing Room offers additional space and storage
- Reconfigured staircase to basement means comfortable access, ready for your rec room finishes
- Tall attic ready for your finishes – perhaps a simple gable addition?
- New copper returns between radiators
- Steel beam support – solid home for years to come!
Interested in learning more about The Villa Historic District?
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To see homes that have sold in The Villa —
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For more, contact
Your Historic Chicago Homes Specialist!
Chicago Historic Districts
The Villa Website
Maps of Chicago Historic Districts
Villa Historic District Neighborhood Photos
– Historic Chicago Properties –
Vintage Homes for Sale!
There are some terrific turn-of-the-century single family homes that have just hit the market — one-of-a-kind Chicago Real Estate…it’s time to
Take a Tour of the Inside of These Homes!
See These Historic Properties –
Just Listed for Sale
On Chicago’s North Side
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4352 N Kenmore
824 W Castlewood
3025 N Oakley
3422 N Janssen
Make an appointment to see these homes –
Anne Rossley today!
Astor Street- the crown of the Gold Coast – Chicago’s premier Near North neighborhood…
What does a home cost on Astor Street?
The homes for sale range from $2,385,000 to $8,000,000.
1242 N Astor
1442 N Astor
Tour Astor Street Homes
Select one of the links below to see homes for sale and homes that have recently sold on Chicago’s famous Astor Street
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How Big are the Homes on Astor?
Several homes are 10,000 or more square feet – the smallest home that’s for sale or sold over the last 3 years has been 4500 square feet.
Homes for Sale and Recently Sold
The following chart includes homes currently for sale, as well as property that has recently closed. Contact Anne Rossley for more information on these listings.
|Stat||Street #||Str Name||List Price||Sold Pr||Closed Date||ASF||Rms||BR||BA||Cars||MT||Taxes||Built||Lot||Rehab?
|ACTV||1308||Astor||$2,500,000||NR||9||4||4.1||1||181||$45,755.00||1887||18' 6 X 100||Yes
|PCHG||1224||Astor||$4,250,000||NR||11||5||5.1||1||615||$26,100.00||1909||24 X 90||Yes
|CLSD||1431||Astor||$4,200,000||$3,675,000||12/13/07||NR||15||5||4.3||2||872||$36,256.04||1894||25 X 125||
|CLSD||1511||Astor||$4,300,000||$4,300,000||4/2/07||8545||18||6||4.1||0||9||$38,235.00||30 X 125||
|CLSD||1520||Astor||$4,950,000||$4,425,000||3/13/08||6100||12||4||4.2||1||893||$30,279.22||1911||30 X 110||
|CLSD||1451||Astor||$6,100,000||$5,250,000||3/17/08||7000||13||6||7.1||2||310||$29,441.77||1910||28.5 X 125||Yes
Historic Charnley House
Get information on Charnley House – Select this link
Other links of Interest:
History – Gold Coast Neighbors Association
Chicago Landmarks Page
Potter Palmer Houses – Designslinger
Joseph Ryerson House
Junior League of Chicago
Frommer’s Walking Tour
MetroWalkz Self-Guided Tour
The Archbishop’s Residence in the Gold Coast
Marking a Spot in the City’s History
Curbed Chicago – John Wellborn Root’s Home – 1310 Astor
ROGERS PARK MANOR HISTORIC DISTRICT
W. LUNT AVE (NORTH), N. WESTERN AVE (EAST), BOTH SIDES OF W.
FARWELL AVE. (EAST) AND N. CALIFORNIA (WEST)
Rogers Park Manor – a charming Chicago neighborhood of bungalows built in the 1920’s, offers wonderful homes at affordable prices.
To read more about the history of the Rogers Park Manor neighborhood, read this article (select link) written by the Historic Chicago Bungalow Association.
Rogers Park Manor is located just south of Indian Boundary Park, one of Chicago’s best neighborhood parks. Facilities include:
- Cultural Center
- Lagoons and Ponds
- Tennis Courts
- Outdoor Volleyball Courts
- Community Gardens
- Picnic Areas
- Water Spray Features
Tour Rogers Park Manor Homes
For Sale and Recently Sold!
Select One of the Following Links:
Computer Format (pdf) Tablet Format
Three homes available for sale today:
2600 W Coyle
2625 W Farwell
2656 W Coyle
|Listed||Sold||ASF||Closed Date||Rms||BR||BA||Built||Lot ||Rehab?||Taxes
|ACTV||2656||Coyle||$469,900||3880||10||4||2||1921||33 X 124||Yes||$3,982.79
|CLSD||2628||Coyle||$400,000||$380,000||2726||8/29/13||15||4||2.1||1923||33 X 124||No||$5,535.13
|CLSD||2627||Lunt||$415,000||$400,000||NR||9/11/13||8||3||2.1||1928||25 X 125||Yes||$6,262.45
Find your Chicago Bungalow –
Anne Rossley today!
Map of Chicago Historic Districts
Historic Chicago Bungalow Initiative
WBEZ – 100 Years of Chicago Bungalows
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
Tour New Listings – Vintage Homes for Sale
Select this link
3627 N Bell
4 Bedroom / 4 Bath
2124 W Eastwood
Lincoln Square 3 Bedroom 2 Bath
3757 N Bosworth – 2 blocks from Blaine
3 Bedroom 2.1 Bath
3023 N Hamilton
4 Bedroom 3.1 Bath
3752 N Wayne – Greystone in Blaine School District
5 Bedroom 3.1 Baths
2454 W Winona
3 Bedroom 3 Bath
See Recently Listed Historic Homes for Sale on Chicago’s North Side
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Lincoln Park Home Sales
Have Proven to be a Fantastic Investment since 1993!
Today, the average home is listed at $ 2,490,000. Granted, this is not the average SALES price — homes in 2013 sold, on average, for $ 1,573,344.
Homes haven’t always sold at this price level!
I did some research to find out exactly how homes have sold over the last 20 years.
Below is a chart showing the number of homes that closed in Lincoln Park for 1993, 2003, and 2013 for various price levels. The number of homes in total didn’t vary by much – in fact, exactly 216 sold in 1993 AND 2013.
The interesting part, though, is how the prices were distributed.
In 1993, only one home sold for over $2 MM – in fact, it sold for $ 2,700. By 2003, the highest priced home closed at $3,925,000. Last year, one home sold for $ 9,035,000.
Home Price Appreciation
How did the average priced home do over these 20 years?
Average Price for Single Family Homes Sold
1993: $ 434,741
I’m not a math whiz, so I can’t dazzle you with return on investment numbers,
nor can I calculate the gain if you leveraged your investment with a 20% down payment.
How, though, did real estate sales compare to the S&P 500?
We are all thrilled with how high the stock market has grown, aren’t we?
The S&P closed at 1756.65 on 12/31/2013, according to my source.
That’s 3.765 times the closing value (466.45) on 12/31/1993.
During the same time period,
Lincoln Park homes sold for 3.619 times the 1993 average price.
We think of the market as being so strong, but are we giving the real estate market the same love?!
Congratulations to those of you who bought real estate before 1993!
If you were late to the party, perhaps due to your birth year, or another circumstance,
Real Estate continues to be a fantastic investment opportunity!
Rates are still low!
Now is the time to find your next (or first) real estate purchase!
Contact Anne Rossley today!
Buena Park Historic District
The Buena Park Historic District, located in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, in a gorgeous enclave of turn of the century homes, designed by eminent architects such as George Maher and Leon Stanhope, among others. Homes are in the Queen Anne, Shingle, Prairie, and Classical Revival styles. The district boundaries are 4000-4400 North, between Lincoln Park/Lake Michigan to the east, and Graceland Cemetery to the west.
See Listings of Homes for Sale in Buena Park
Virtual Home Tour
Listings that are for sale and have sold in Buena Park
Select one of the following links to take a virtual tour:
Computer (pdf) Format
|Stat||Listed||Sold||Closed Date||ASF||Rms||BR||BA||Built||Lot Size
|ACTV||817||Hutchinson||$4,500,000||12000||15||6||4.2||1913||136 X 140
|CLSD||828||Junior Terrace||$895,000||$815,000||7/22/13||4500||12||6||3||1891||40 X 123
|CLSD||4052||Kenmore||$650,000||$630,000||12/4/13||2300||10||4||2.2||1891||31 X 125
Want to Live in Buena Park?
National Registry Description
Buena Park Neighbors
Curbed Chicago Archives
Buena Park Historic District on Flickr
Ravenswood Manor, a Chicago Historic District in the Albany Park neighborhood, offers magnificent vintage properties near the Chicago River and the Brown Line.
View Ravenswood Manor Historic District in a larger map
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.
Homes Sold Tour – Tablet Version
Homes Sold Tour – Computer (pdf) Version
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.
| ||Street||Listed||Sold ||Date||ASF||BR||BA||Yr Blt||Lot Dim
|2923||Wilson||$675,000||$645,000||4/27/12||2500||4||3||1922||30 X 120
|2950||Wilson||$425,000||$400,000||7/26/12||1400||3||1||1918||30 X 120
|4525||Sacramento||$765,000||$760,000||10/5/12||2254||4||2||1909||45 X 125
|2724||Sunnyside||$649,000||$635,000||9/12/12||2800||3||2||1917||94.4 X 114 X 110
|4416||Mozart||$225,000||$245,000||7/27/12||NR||3||2||1919||28 X 122 X 29 X 122
|2943||Wilson||$435,000||$400,000||10/11/12||1364||3||1.1||1923||30 X 125
|4427||Mozart||$624,900||$612,500||9/14/12||2500||3||1.1||UNK||45 X 125
|4458||Mozart||$545,000||$535,000||12/14/12||2657||3||2.1||1922||35 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
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….
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:
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!!!
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!
Anne Rossley, CRB, CRS, SRES, RSPS
Baird & Warner
Gold Coast Office
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StreetAdvisor Question this week:
Can a couple live affordably in Chicago’s Loop?
In order to answer the question, we need to know how much it costs to live there, and then based on the current interest rates, determine monthly costs. From that, we can figure out how much income one needs to purchase this mythical condo.
If the couple lives in a One Bedroom condo in Chicago’s Loop, Near North, or South Loop Neighborhoods….
I did research on 1,2, and 3 bedroom condos in Chicago’s Near North (8008), Loop (8032) and Near South (8033) neighborhoods, and I discovered the following:
- One bedroom sales have increased between 20% and 36% in the 3 neighborhoods
- Average taxes range between $ 3364 and $ 3723 per year.
- Average assessments range between $ 445.39 (South Loop) to $ 590.26 in the Gold Coast.
Cost to Live in a One Bedroom Condo
Let’s determine the monthly cost of one of these one bedroom condos.
Purchase Price: $ 230,000
Down Payment: $23,000
Interest Rate: 4.5%
Debt Ratio 28% of Gross Income
Monthly Payment Resulting from these assumptions:
Principal and Interest: $ 1841
Taxes: $291.67 (or, $ 292)
Gross Monthly Payment: $1841
Annual Tax Savings for Federal and Illinois: $3254 (from Bankrate.com)
Net Monthly Payment (not including property tax savings): $1569
What do you have to Earn To Afford This Purchase?
Lenders usually allow for more debt than this, but when I first became a Realtor in 1987, the 28% rule was always followed. (Part of why we got into trouble in 2008 was our relaxing of this 28/36 debt ratio.)
28% debt ratio means that the gross monthly payment can be no more 28% of the gross monthly income.
For this example, $1841 / 28% = $ 6575 per month.
Annual Income Required: $ 6575 x 12 = 78,900.
Two Bedroom Condos –
Loop, Near North, Near South
Three Bedroom Condo Prices –
Loop, Near North, Near South
Want to Learn More about condos in the Loop, Near North, or Near South Neighborhoods?
Are you ready to begin the first steps toward owning a condominium in Chicago?
Contact Anne Rossley
of Baird & Warner today!