Category Archives: Real Estate Talk

Development Update: Clark & Belmont Tower Sails Through Plan Commission Vote

By AJ LaTrace [This Hirsch Associates designed development is moving forward] The proposed eight story tower for the corner of Clark & Belmont has survived its final community meeting Wednesday…

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!