Chicago Real Estate Update

Here you'll find Anne's most recent posts...

Lead Based Paint in your home? Rehab Safely!

If you own a home built before 1978, it probably contained lead based paint, and you were given a lead paint brochure and disclosure when you bought the home. This disclosed the presence of lead paint in the home if the seller was aware of it. When you sell, you will...

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22.1 is not for Buyers Only!

Section 22.1 of the Illinois Condo Act lets buyers demand certain information from the seller prior to committing to the purchase. This makes sense!  After all, buyers should have... A copy of the Declaration, by-laws, other condominium instruments and any rules and...

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Green Home, Historic Home

When we moved into our 1908 Foursquare in Lakewood Balmoral's Historic District, one of the many priorities was removing the weather stripping, caulking, and plastic that the previous owners had installed to be energy efficient.  Yes, it kept some drafts away, but...

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East Ravenswood Real Estate Update

New on the real estate market in East Ravenswood this week is 4630 N Paulina, listed at $ 1,395,000... The home is on an extra deep lot, typical of East Ravenswood homes.  In this case - 165 ' deep.  Tricked out with gorgeous finishes, it is the only one left from...

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Graceland West Real Estate Update

This month, 1422 W Berteau closed.  Originally listed at $1,395,000 , it closed this week at $ 1,019,000 after 202 days on market. The 20's brick and stucco 3 bedroom home was situated on a 30' lot. This is the only home that closed this month -- the following homes...

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Ugly Bathrooms

DIY is having an ugliest bath contest... The funny thing is - as a Realtor, I've seen all these and worse! As of this writing, the pink bath is in the lead.  Personally, I think the silver foil wallpaper is frightening. What do you think? To see pretty baths in...

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Lakewood Balmoral Real Estate Update

Lakewood Balmoral has been quiet this month.  The entry property (lowest price) is 5323 N Wayne, reduced to $ 595,000.  It's situated on a 33' wide lot, and  the neighborhood resales are high enough to support a lovely rehab on this property. The top end of the market...

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