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


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
ACTV5457Wayne$1,249,0003161453.1$14,207.00500029 X 123Garage
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
CLSD5452Lakewood8/21/12$1,695,000$1,576,000141374.1$13,978.15037.5 X 125Garage



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East Ravenswood Real Estate Update

One of my favorite Chicago Historic neighborhoods, East Ravenswood, offers homes in a wide range of prices. Activity in the last 6 months is no exception.

In the last 6 months, several homes have sold, one is under contract, and yet another has just reduced its price.

To get photos and information on all homes – historic and newer – that have been listed and/or sold in the East Ravenswood Neighborhood…

select this link for the January, 2013, East Ravenswood Home Tour

East Ravenswood Properties worth noting…

The high water mark was set by a NEWER home, 4431 N Hermitage, which closed at $2,850,000. It sits on a 50 x 165′ lot and offers a 3 car garage with the 6BR/6BA house.

 4431 Hermitage - Sold in Chicago's East Ravenswood neighborhood for $2,850,000

4431 N Hermitage
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The home at 4703 N Paulina was originally listed for sale at $899,000 in October, 2010. I toured it then, and I remember thinking it needed some cosmetic attention. After being off and on the market for some time (it was a relocation property), it hit its sweet spot of $ 679,900 on 7/5/12, going under contract 12 days later. It closed at $ 645,000.

4703 Paulina

4703 N Paulina
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The lovely 4647 N Paulina – a “gingerbread” Victorian built in 1886, just went under contract. Sitting on a 25′ wide lot, it’s deceiving in its size. It was renovated in 2005, so it includes terrific amenities, a deep lot, and a finished basement. It’s under contract at $749,000 – someone got a very nice home!

4647 N Paulina

4647 N Paulina
Listed at $749,000
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Status  OriginalList Sold DateDaysRmsBRBALot
CLSD4543Hermitage$719,000$719,000$730,0007/18/1261153.125 X 165
CLSD4703Paulina$729,990$679,990$645,0008/27/1282933.141 X 117
CLSD4431Hermitage$2,850,000$2,850,000$2,850,00012/14/121136650 X 165
CLSD4241Paulina$1,299,000$1,098,900$950,00011/2/121231153.150 X 165
REDC1700Wilson$1,100,000$799,0001/3/13871151.245 X 108

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Edgewater Real Estate – Market Statistics for Homes Sold and For Sale

Edgewater Home Sales

 Condo Sales in Edgewater

The biggest news in Edgewater’s real estate market is in the condo segment. Year to date, condo sales are up 45% vs Jan-Sept 2011. Prices are down – 12.6%, and market times are lower, too – 7.7%. Looking at inventories, there were 304 condos for sale in September of this year vs 478 during Sept2011 — again, a very positive sign.

As of today, November 8, 2012, there are only 272 condos for sale in Edgewater. Over the last 3 months 187 condos closed, thus we are averaging 62 sales/month.

The result — only 4.4 months of inventory.  This is a tremendous improvement – a sign that the market continues to improve!

Single Family Homes in Edgewater

As for Single Family Homes — it’s more difficult to see a trend, as the unit numbers are smaller. As of today, 20 homes have closed in the last 3 months, and 19 are currently on the market. This compares to 41 closed 2012 YTD.

Find Homes for Sale in Edgewater – select this link

Find Condos for Sale in Edgewater – select this link




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

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


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 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

Participating Businesses Link

Participating Artists Link

 Link to pdf of Andersonville Arts Weekend Map