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Chicago Real Estate Market Trends for August 2016

October 12, 2016

Being a homeowner means that your home is yours – even the things that need fixing. Is a faucet leaking? Are floor boards squeaky? Is a light-switch not working? Those issues are all yours to tackle. But what projects can you do yourself and what ones require the help of a trained professional? Taking on projects yourself can save you time and money. But taking on the wrong projects can lead to unending amounts of stress or end up costing you more money than if you had hired someone in the first place. NAR’s consumer website, HouseLogic.com, lets you know which projects need a seasoned hand and a beginner can undertake.

Take a look at how many families decided to become homeowners in our local market in August…

Chicago Real Estate Market Trends for August 2016

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.

Chicago Real Estate Sales – Detached Single Homes

The number of Chicago detached single homes selling in August 2016 decreased by 10.43% compared to August 2015. The average selling price in decreased by 3.45% to $787,003 and the average market time decreased by 3 days or 4.28%. Homes sold for 97% of the listed price.

Date

Sold Listings

Average
Sold Price

SP:LP

Average
Market Time

August 2016

206

$787,003

97%

67

August 2015

230

$815,161

97%

70


Chicago Real Estate Sales – Attached Single Homes

The number of Chicago attached single homes selling in August 2016 increased by 2.33% for the month when compared to August 2015. The average selling price decreased 0.50% to $402,536 and the average market time dropped 7 days or 11.29%. Homes sold for 98% of the listed price.

Date

Sold Listings

Average
Sold Price

SP:LP

Average
Market Time

August 2016

1,490

$402,536

98%

55

August 2015

1,456

$404,587

98%

62


Chicago Real Estate Sales – 2-4 Flats

The number of Chicago multi-family properties selling in August 2016 remained the same when compared to Augsut 2015. The average selling price decreased 0.18% to $562,237 and the average market time increased by 16 days or 23.8%. Homes sold for 97% of the listed price.

Date

Sold Listings

Average
Sold Price

SP:LP

Average
Market Time

August 2016

128

$562,237

98%

51

August 2015

128

$563,252

97%

67


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Information courtesy of Chicago Realtor Karen Breen Elia.

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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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Chicago Home For Sale: 4137 N Austin Ave

May 23, 2016

Chicago Home For Sale:

4137 Austin Ave, Chicago IL 60634
MLS# 09233869

4 bedrooms | 1 bath | 1,152 | Portage Park

Pretty in Portage Park! Classic, extra wide side entrance brick bungalow has mosaic tile entry and a large, sunny living room with art glass. New gleaming refinished hardwood floors and freshly painted rooms. Separate dining room. Spacious and bright eat-in kitchen with new dishwasher leads to knotty pine den. Three bedrooms on the main floor plus huge second floor bedroom. All natural, original woodwork, crown moldings and double French doors. Unfinished attic for expansion and unfinished basement with toilet, laundry and storage. Tear off roof in 2009. Small deck leads to yard and two car garage. Steps to public transportation, restaurants, coffee shops, library, movies and parks. Walk to Portage Park tennis courts, a new soft-surface ADA accessible playground, in-line skating, a new dog friends area, a bike path, a nature walk, baseball fields, two combination football/soccer fields, two field houses & Olympic sized pool. Make this home your own!

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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 Cityscape

January 5, 2016

Here is a reminder of why we know our city is the most beautiful! Here is time lapse photography of our great city of Chicago.

Cityscape Chicago from Eric Hines on Vimeo.

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 100 Years Ago

October 9, 2015

Ever wonder what Chicago looked like 100 years ago? Wonder no more! Watch this amazing video by YouTuber “Yestervid”, who has pieced together dozens of videos to transport viewers back in time.

This is an amazing collection of the earliest motion pictures made in Chicago from 1896-1935. What is also cool is the video shows dates and maps showing precisely where the camera was placed.

The video starts in 1914 as a boat crosses Lake Michigan. From there, it shows you a simple road with a few trees, cars going down it. Today, that road would be bustling, red-bricked buildings surrounding every corner!

The film features places such as the stockyards and Michigan Avenue as far back as 1896. It also shows early 20th century clips of Theodore Roosevelt, Al Capone and recently discovered footage of the SS Eastland disaster on the Chicago River in 1915.

The producers believe they have also identified the previously unknown location of the oldest surviving footage of the Chicago – a short clip of a police parade in front of a now-demolished building in 1896.

The film was taken outside the Battery D building which stood on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Monroe Street.

Be sure to watch… you’ll be glad you did!

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.

ChicagoCityHomes, RE/MAX Exclusive Properties
2951 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago IL 60657
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West Loop Condo For Sale: 1118 W Fulton St #202

July 16, 2015

West Loop Condo For Sale:

1118 W Fulton St #202, Chicago IL 60607
MLS# 08983601

West Loop – Hot Fulton Market Loft Condo

Live in one of the hottest neighborhoods in Chicago! Make this 823 sq. ft. loft with lots of exposed brick, brand new hardwood floors, huge south facing windows and a gas fireplace your new home. An open floor plan features granite kitchen counter-tops with a huge breakfast bar for easy entertaining. The granite bath has a whirlpool tub, and there’s a large walk-in closet and new carpeting in the bedroom. The loft has in-unit laundry and central air conditioning. Fulton Street Lofts is an intimate 19 unit, professionally managed association with low monthly HOA’s. Included is a common roof deck with tables, chairs, grill and stunning skyline views. A full height storage locker and heated garage parking complete this package. Don’t miss this special home in an outstanding location.

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.

ChicagoCityHomes, RE/MAX Exclusive Properties
2951 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago IL 60657
Toll Free: (866) 404-3585 Fax: (773) 938-1467  Send An Email

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Your Personal Open House Invitation

October 23, 2014

OPEN HOUSE:

Sunday, October 26, 2014  – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sunday, November 2, 20141 p.m. – 3 p.m.

5323 N Kenmore Ave #1, Chicago IL 60640

Exceptional Space In An Exceptional Location!

Exceptional space and storage in an exceptional Edgewater/East Andersonville location!  Rare duplex up in Kenton Court on a charming, leafy street steps from the lake, the park, Bryn Mawr Historic District, Mariano’s, and the red line el. 

  • 5323 n kenmore ave1,588 square feet
  • 2-3 bedrooms
  • Re-done baths
  • Gas fireplace
  • Office/study
  • Laundry storage room
  • South facing patio
  • Private deck
  • Outstanding storage
  • Assigned, secure onsite parking included

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to view an exceptional home!

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.

ChicagoCityHomes, RE/MAX Exclusive Properties
2951 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago IL 60657
Toll Free: (866) 404-3585 Fax: (773) 938-1467  Send An Email

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Chicago Home For Sale: 5323 N Kenmore Ave #1

October 14, 2014

Chicago Home For Sale:

5323 N Kenmore Ave #1, Chicago IL 60640
MLS# 08752317

Exceptional Space In An Exceptional Location!

5323 n kenmore ave chicago il

Exceptional space and storage in an exceptional Edgewater/East Andersonville location!  Rare duplex up in Kenton Court on a charming, leafy street steps from the lake, the park, Bryn Mawr Historic District, Mariano’s, and the red line el.

The condo features 1,588 square feet with 2-3 bedrooms, two full newly redone baths, two private outside spaces and assigned secured parking.  The floor plan is tailored for today’s multi-functioning spaces, and provides privacy as well as outstanding storage.

Enter the living room, with gas fireplace, which opens to the private, south facing patio.  An adjoining office/study expands the living area on the first floor.  The open kitchen and dining room creates ease for entertaining and family time.  There is a full bath and two huge walk in closets on the first level.

Upstairs are three bedrooms (one is tandem) and a shared master bath. The master bedroom has two separate closets, and the second bedroom has another huge walk in closet.  There is a full laundry/storage room, as well as a private deck.  Additional closet space in the third bedroom, as well as a coat closet and utility closet and separate storage locker accommodate all storage needs.

Marketed by Karen Breen Elia, Chicago IL Realtor.

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.

ChicagoCityHomes, RE/MAX Exclusive Properties
2951 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago IL 60657
Toll Free: (866) 404-3585 Fax: (773) 938-1467  Send An Email

We know Chicago Real Estate!  Call us today!

Chiditarod Needs Your Help Feeding Chicago’s Hungry

February 27, 2014

My son, Devin Breen, is the co-founder of Chiditarod, a raucous mobile food drive that combines elements of a race with costumes, shopping carts, and Chicago’s own unique style of social activism. I am extremely proud of Devin and the charitable work he does. He is a true inspiration.

The 9th annual Chiditarod takes place this Saturday, March 1. By his own admission, Devin is better at organizing than promoting the event and I am asking for your help in raising money to feed the hungry. Please read Devin’s letter below, click on the link for Devin’s fundraiser page and make a donation to eradicate hunger in Chicago.

Greetings, friends,

Many of you have heard of (or even experienced) an event I began in 2006 and hold very dear to my heart — The Chiditarod.  The Chiditarod is a raucous mobile food drive that combines elements of a race with costumes, shopping carts, and Chicago’s own unique style of social activism. In other words, 800 people will don elaborate costumes while racing a tricked out shopping cart down the streets of Chicago.  The carts arrive at the race filled with canned food for the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Chiditarod IX races into history this Saturday, March 1, 2014.

This is a crazy event with a very serious cause — feeding the hungry. I am asking for your support to help us raise our fundraising goal of $25,000 for the Chiditarod Foundation — the non profit I founded in 2012.  The Chiditarod Foundation seeks to alleviate hunger and solve the root causes of hunger through creativity, engagement and direct action.  Food and food security is an essential and necessary ingredient in life. We believe that no one in Chicago should go hungry. In 2013 the Foundation gave out $20,000 in grants to 501(c)3 organizations in Chicago who are solving hunger in innovative ways.  We want to do even MORE in 2014 and you can help us!

As the co-founder of the event, I’ve been involved since the beginning and have experienced the joy of watching the event grow from 100 racers in 2006 to 800 racers, 300 volunteers, and 25 Coreganizers (aka Core Organizers) in 2014.  For 4 months it’s my 2nd full-time job.  I spend all non-business (and much sleeping) hours working on this event.  I’m historically much better at organizing the event than promoting it, so I’m challenging that status quo by holding this fundraiser.  And, I’m challenging EVERY other team to hold the top fundraising spot.. will you help me achieve this goal?!  To add to the drama, I’m looking to raise $5,000 in 3 DAYS.  Let’s do it!!

My Fundraiser Page:

http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/devin-breen/chiditarod-2014

Your generous donation supports grassroots, hunger-fighting initiatives. Organizations like food banks, urban farms, educational programs, mobile farmers,  programs for children, community gardens, markets, and more!  Thank you so much for your generous contribution to help us eradicate hunger in Chicago, and for supporting the Chiditarod all these years. I am truly humbled.

Please consider forwarding this email along to your altruistic, fun-loving friends.  And most importantly, thank you for your time and consideration.

Warmest Regards in this epic winter,

Devin

Thank you for supporting Devin, the Chiditarod and Chicago’s hungry!

Chicago Condo For Sale: 212 E Cullerton Ave #1006

July 16, 2013

Chicago Condo For Sale:

212 E Cullerton Ave #1006, Chicago IL 60614
MLS# 08394372

Super Bright and Super Beautiful!

212 E Cullerton Ave Chicago IL 60614

Super bright! Super beautiful!  Southwest corner unit with floor to ceiling windows and open views.  Huge great room with lovely hardwood floors, leads to extra large balcony.  Maple/granite kitchen with island/breakfast bar.  Two generous bedrooms.  Master bath has double sink vanity and whirlpool.  Second bath has marble shower.  Gracious granite entry foyer.  Deeded attached garage space is included.  Building has exercise room, doorman, on-site management and engineer, bike storage. Located in the Prairie Avenue Historic District, this modern high rise is a pleasant contrast in steel and glass.  Two blocks to the Metra.

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.

ChicagoCityHomes, RE/MAX Exclusive Properties

2951 North Lincoln Avenue

Chicago IL 60657

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Chicago Condo for Sale: 212 W Washington St #2011

May 23, 2013

Chicago Condo for Sale:

212 W Washington St #2011, Chicago IL 60606
MLS# 08364998

Perfect Downtown Location!

212 w washington st

Downtown Delight!  Loop location for maximum convenience to work, lakefront, restaurants, entertainment, shopping, Millennium Park and Michigan Ave.  Bright and sunny with a western city view and spacious balcony, this unit was originally marketed as a two bedroom condo.  The second bedroom is open, but has double closet.  Nice kitchen finishes include a glass tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and island, and under mount sink.  The closet space within the unit is abundant and includes a double coat/storage closet as well as a walk in closet in the master bedroom.  The unit includes a full height storage locker.  The bath is spacious with a steeping tub and large vanity.  Two tray ceilings, hardwood floors throughout, gas fireplace and in unity laundry are added amenities.   There is a deeded garage parking space (additional $30,000) as well as a beautifully appointed lobby, landscaped sundeck, exercise room, 24 hour doorman, on-site manager and engineer.  Walk to all el lines.  Don’t miss this one!

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.

ChicagoCityHomes, RE/MAX Exclusive Properties
2951 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago IL 60657
Toll Free: (866) 404-3585 Fax: (773) 938-1467  Send An Email

We know Chicago!  Call us today!