Category Archives: Real Estate Talk

Trumped Up: After a decade of sales,…

By AJ LaTrace After a decade of sales, only six condo units remain in the Trump International Hotel & Tower. The Donald began selling the tower’s 486 condo units back…

Development Update: West Loop Surface Lot Begins Transformation Into Tower Block

By AJ LaTrace Keep an eye out for construction crews at 601 West Jackson, as JeffJack Holdings has begun to transform a surface parking lot into a 15 story apartment…

Lifestyles of the Rich and Richer: Here Is Your First Look Inside Chicago’s Most Expensive Home

By AJ LaTrace At $18.75 million, this huge Lincoln Park estate has become Chicago’s most expensive single family home, and Curbed has the listing photos. The home, which will hit…

Get a Sweet Historic Renovation in Wrigleyville for $824,850

A compact three-bedroom row house on Alta Vista Terrace has a finished basement, roof deck, a lovely interior—and several offers after a short time on the market. Source: Chicago Magazine:…

On The Market: Large & Lovely Top Floor Vintage In Boystown For $749K

By AJ LaTrace This lovely four bedroom, three bathroom Lakeview home is one for the vintage lovers. It would certainly be a shame to gut the interior of this unit…

It Came From the Internet: This Infographic of Chicago Neighborhood Stereotypes Nailed It

By AJ LaTrace [“Typical” roommates in Chicago. Click image to enlarge.] Let’s face it, neighborhood stereotyping has always been a “thing” in Chicago, considering there are 77 unique nabes in…

Should You Buy or Rent a Home?

By The KCM Crew Here is one simple chart that explains why we think buying a home makes more sense than renting one.     Source: Keeping Current, Matters!     

Moving-Up? Do it NOW not Later

By The KCM Crew A recent study revealed that the number of existing home owners planning to buy a home this year is about to increase dramatically. Some are moving…

Development du Jour: Developer Wants To Turn Old Auto Parts Store Into Apartments

By AJ LaTrace [renderings courtesy Windy City RE] Decades ago, the Blue Star Auto Parts store replaced one of Al Capone’s favorite hotel hangouts in the South Loop, the Cullerton…

On The Market: Beautifully Restored Century Old Mansion Seeks $2.65 Million

By AJ LaTrace, from Curbed Chicago This 110 year old Lakeview mansion with a gorgeous print-magazine-quality restoration is a perfect blend of vintage stylings with contemporary sensibilities. With six bedrooms,…

Top 10 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Agent [INFOGRAPHIC]

By The KCM Crew Courtesy of: Park City Real Estate – JensenandCompany.com   Source: Keeping Current, Matters!     

Ernest Hemingway Wire: Over the Seven Mile Bridge in…

By AJ LaTrace Over the Seven Mile Bridge in the Florida Keys is the peculiar home that once belonged to literary legend Ernest Hemingway, who lived in Key West from…