Archive for March, 2015

Chicago Home For Sale: 4054 N Sacramento Ave #1

March 31, 2015

Chicago Home For Sale:

4054 N Sacramento Ave #1, Chicago IL 60618
MLS# 09021882

Sleek & Modern Rehab!

Sleek, upgraded recent rehab on great street in hot Irving Park! High 1st floor. Exposed brick, hardwood floors and crown moldings throughout the unit. 9 ft. ceilings, surround sound and a flowing floor plan make this rehabbed vintage special. Kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite counter-tops & granite floor. Granite master bath with double bowl vanity & Jacuzzi tub. Granite second bath. Separate dining/sun room with three exposures. Custom window treatments. Huge private rear deck. Large storage locker & bike room. Close to brown line. Very easy street parking. Walk to Horner Park and restaurants.

Marketed by Chicago Realtor Karen Breen Elia.

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How To Protect From Identity Theft During Your Move

March 29, 2015

Moving often makes it easier for identity theft to occur: we leave information behind that others can use—mail that is not rerouted to our new address, important papers that aren’t shredded but left in the trash, or through hiring rogue movers. The following steps are essential to ensure your protection:

  • identity theftIf you are using a moving company, be sure that you know it is a trusted and reliable firm. Sometimes simply getting recommendations from friends, family members, and real estate agents is not enough.
  • Make a change of address checklist. Before you move, make sure you take the time to list all companies, institutions, and subscriptions that you receive through the postal system. Click here for a list of those you should include. Personally notify all financial institutions of your plans to leave your home. One of the easiest ways that someone can obtain your personal identity is through mail theft.
  • Submit a change of address form to the U.S. Post Office. Once your form has been filed, double-check the confirmation from the Postal Service to make sure that they list your new address correctly. Your mail should start being delivered to your new residence within seven to 10 business days after you submit a change-of-address filing. Ask a current neighbor to take in any mail that comes to your old address after you move.
  • Although moving is a good time to discard unwanted personal files, records, and documents, don’t just throw them away; shred them!
  • Make sure your technological “toys”—computers, cell phones, tablets, and the like—are secured by passwords and packed in unmarked boxes. Better yet, take the computers, hard drives, and other external storage devices with you when you travel to your new home.
  • Stay in your current home as much as you can while movers are there.

All this before you actually move into your new home. After…coming next week?

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Karen Breen Elia & Louis M. Elia, REALTORS®, are brokers for homes, condos, and multi-unit properties on Chicago’s North Side.

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2951 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago IL 60657
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Chicago Condo For Sale: 1935 South Archer Ave

March 24, 2015

Chicago Condo For Sale:

1935 South Archer Ave #214B, Chicago IL 60616
MLS# 08869492

Sunny & Bright Former Model!

1935 south archer ave

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Former model unit! Sunny & bright. Front facing. 1 bedroom at the Pointe. Large 1 bedroom with full laundry/utility room. Hardwood floors & high ceilings. Granite & stainless kitchen with breakfast bar. Huge bath with granite vanity. Large bedroom and great closet space. Spacious private balcony. Professionally managed. Fitness center. Storage. Walk to red line el, Marianos, Chinatown. Deeded garage spot +$25,000. HOA $38.67. Taxes $364.28.

Marketed by Chicago Realtor Karen Breen Elia.

MAKING A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE IN PEOPLE’S LIVES.

Karen Breen Elia & Louis M. Elia, REALTORS®, are brokers for homes, condos, and multi-unit properties on Chicago’s North Side.

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2951 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago IL 60657
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Chicago Real Estate Market Trends – February 2015

March 23, 2015

Take a look at February’s real estate sales statistics.

February 2014 Real Estate Market Update

Chicago Real Estate Sales – Detached Single Homes

Neighborhoods included in these statistics are: Avondale, Albany Park, Edgewater, Irving Park, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, Logan Square, Loop, Near North Side, Near South Side, Near West Side, North Park, North Center, Rogers Park, Uptown, West Ridge, West Town.

The number of Chicago detached single homes selling in February 2015 increased 3.67% for the month compared to Feb 2014. The average selling price increased by 7.25% to $805,825 and the average market time increased by 11 days. Homes sold for 97% of the listed price.

Date

Sold Listings

Average Sold Price

SP:LP

Average Market Time

Feb 2015

108

$805,825

97%

102

Feb 2014

79

$751,300

95%

113


Chicago Real Estate Sales – Attached Single Homes

The number of Chicago attached single homes selling in Feb 2015 decreased by 11.3% for the month when compared to Feb 2014. The average selling price increased 3.89% to $375,297 and the average market time increased by 6 days. Homes sold for 98% of the listed price.

Date

Sold Listings

Average Sold Price

SP:LP

Average Market Time

Feb 2015

686

$375,297

98%

100

Feb 2014

616

$390,495

97%

94


Chicago Real Estate Sales – 2-4 Flats

The number of Chicago multi-family properties selling in Feb 2015 decreased by 20.2% from Feb 2014. The average selling price increased 18.6% from Feb 2014 prices, and the average market time decreased by 70 days. Homes sold for 96% of the listed price.

Date

Sold Listings

Average Sold Price

SP:LP

Average Market Time

Feb 2015

55

$502,852

96%

60

Feb 2014

69

$423,973

97%

130

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Information courtesy of Chicago Realtor Karen Breen Elia.

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Chicago Condo For Sale: 20 E Goethe St #302

March 20, 2015

Chicago Condo For Sale:

20 E Goethe St #302, Chicago IL 60610
MLS# 08866817

Charming Vintage Building!

20 e goethe st

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Heart of the Gold Coast! Intimate, charming vintage elevator building. High ceilings, crown moldings & refinished hardwood floors. South facing bay window with brownstone & Hancock views. Wood burning fireplace with original tile. Custom built-ins. Kitchen with tumbled stone floors, maple cabinets, granite counter-tops, and Stainless Steel appliances. Bedroom with custom closet & French pocket doors. Custom bath w/tumbled stone, vintage glass tile, & high end fixtures. Includes storage. Walk to lake.

Marketed by Chicago Real Estate Expert Karen Breen Elia.

Chicago Condo For Sale: 1735 W Diversey #304

March 20, 2015

Chicago Condo For Sale:

1735 W Diversey #304, Chicago IL 60614
MLS# 08866481

Live the Loft Lifestyle!

1735 w diversey
Live the loft life at Regal Lofts! Large 1 bedroom with exposed brick and sunny south exposure. Fully enclosed bedroom. Excellent closet space. Large ceramic tile bath. Hardwood floors. South facing balcony. Large kitchen peninsula. Gas fireplace in living room, In-unit laundry. Deeded parking space and storage locker included. Building has fitness center, dog run, bike room. Close to Chi Che Wang Park.

Marketed by Chicago Realtor Karen Breen Elia.

MAKING A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE IN PEOPLE’S LIVES.

Karen Breen Elia & Louis M. Elia, REALTORS®, are brokers for homes, condos, and multi-unit properties on Chicago’s North Side.

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2951 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago IL 60657
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Chicago Condo For Sale: 4428 N Racine Avenue #GN

March 17, 2015

Chicago Condo For Sale:

4428 N Racine Avenue #GN, Chicago IL 60640
MLS# 08862333

Top Finishes & Natural Light!

4428 n racine ave

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Say YES to this beautiful condo! Intimate 8 unit building in Sheridan Park. Gut rehab 2006. Top finishes & natural light. Walnut stained hardwood floors, solid core doors, wide baseboards & crown molding throughout. Living room with gas fire place & built-ins. Espresso cabinet kitchen, GE Gallery appliances, granite counter tops & island opens to dining/family room. Split bedroom floor plan. Master bedroom with a full wall of closets & marble bath. In-unit laundry. Private terrace & deeded, secure parking included. Walk to el. A Must See!

Marketed by Chicago Realtor Karen Breen Elia.

MAKING A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE IN PEOPLE’S LIVES.

Karen Breen Elia & Louis M. Elia, REALTORS®, are brokers for homes, condos, and multi-unit properties on Chicago’s North Side.

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2951 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago IL 60657
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Cheaper To Buy Than Rent In Chicago

March 13, 2015

A new report from Realtor.com, reviewing HUD fair market rents, reveals that it is cheaper to buy than to rent in Chicago and Cook County, Illinois.

In Cook County, renters spent 33% of their household income while homeowners spent only 27%.

buying cheaper

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Karen Breen Elia & Louis M. Elia, REALTORS®, are brokers for homes, condos, and multi-unit properties on Chicago’s North Side.

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2951 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago IL 60657
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Chicago Condo For Rent: 7932 West Grand Ave

March 12, 2015

Chicago Condo For Rent:

7932 West Grand Ave #1W, Elmwood Park IL 60707
MLS# 08858656

Rental with High End Finishes!

7932 west grand ave


Better than new! Immaculate, newly constructed condo with high end, designer finishes. Hardwood floors throughout. Gas fireplace, 2 balconies, luxury master bath with separate shower, whirlpool tub and double sink vanity. Gourmet kit with designer espresso cabinets, granite counter-tops, all stainless appliances. In-unit laundry. Includes parking space. Walk to Metra & circle. No pets, no smoking. Security deposit required.

Marketed by Chicago Real Estate Expert Karen Breen Elia.

Chicago Home for Sale: 3003 W Gunnison St #3S

March 10, 2015

Chicago Home for Sale:

3003 W Gunnison St #3S, Chicago IL 60625
MLS# 08856015

Lincoln Square Lovely!

3003 w gunnison st

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Lincoln Square Lovely! Adorable 1 bedroom with great finishes & open floor plan overlooks community garden. Features Brazilian cherry floors. Huge kitchen with granite counter-tops & breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, and cherry cabinets. In-unit laundry. GAFA/CA. Marble bath with cherry vanity & granite top. Well-kept courtyard building. Large storage locker. Bike storage. EZ street parking. Walk to Lincoln Square, restaurants, brown line el, Chicago River.

Marketed by Chicago Real Estate Expert Karen Breen Elia.