List Price: $479,000
The Property: There’s a quiet block of classic houses and apartment buildings in Rogers Park where you can tell what a rooted part of the neighborhood it is just by looking at all the well-designed front gardens—several of which still look nice in late fall...
Posted Dec. 6, 2012, at 10:00 a.m.
One of the quirkiest houses on the North Shore—with light fixtures carved from wooden salad bowls, a Western-themed mural above the living room, and a distinctly offbeat fence—came back on the market this month, five years after it went up for sale for the first time since it was built more than 90 years ago...
Posted Dec. 5, 2012, at 12:08 p.m.
Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Stephanie from South Loop asks for advice on how to reduce the noise coming from her upstairs neighbor’s apartment now that she wants to sell.
Posted Dec. 4, 2012, at 4:00 p.m.
List Price: $589,900
Sale Price: $590,000
The Property: Last Thursday, November 29, John Williams, the afternoon host on WGN Radio, and his wife, Brenda, sold their home of 11 years, a brick Tudor in La Grange Park...
Posted Dec. 3, 2012, at 9:15 a.m.
List Price: (See individual condos, below)
The Property: Today we’re looking at five different condos for sale in the Buckingham. That just happens to be the same number of musicians that were in the Buckinghams, the Chicago-based band behind the 1967 tune “Kind of a Drag”...
Posted Nov. 29, 2012, at 10:00 a.m.
Part of a distressed sale—a foreclosure or a short sale—or a loan modification entails the mortgage lender forgiving some or all of a homeowner’s debt. Formerly, tax laws counted that forgiven amount as taxable income. But in 2007, President George W. Bush signed legislation that temporarily exempted forgiven mortgage debt from taxable income. That law expires December 31—unless Congress acts to extend it...
Posted Nov. 28, 2012, at 9:35 a.m.
Readers ask questions, and our real estate expert answers. This week, a reader named Jill from Brookfield asks which should be repaired first—scratches and cracks on the interior doors or cracks and crumbles on the exterior concrete steps—before putting her home on the market.
Posted Nov. 27, 2012, at 3:19 p.m.
List Price: $1.975 million
Sale Price: $1.7 million
The Property: After more than two years on the market, a large, extensively renovated top-floor condo has sold at 880 North Lake Shore Drive, the landmark high-rise designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe...
Posted Nov. 26, 2012, at 12:17 p.m.
Real-estate data has been getting dished up in the past few weeks as heartily as mashed potatoes get passed around the Thanksgiving table. And this year, for the first time in a while, the information provides some solace—though not nearly as much as the comfort food will...
Posted Nov. 21, 2012, at 10:14 a.m.