Category Archives: Chicago Real Estate News

DPAM Debuts New Location in Lincoln Park, Attracts Interested Home Owners

A shot of the DePaul campus

For years students and art lovers interested in checking out the DePaul Art Museum (DPAM) collection were forced to suffer the low ceilings and small, cramped rooms of the Richardson Library’s exhibition space in the Loop.
Last month, however, DPAM moved its collection to a new, improved location at 935 W. Fullerton Avenue. The new exhibition space features high ceilings, filtered light and nearly twice as much square footage as the Richardson Library.

“I imagine that I’ll be coming far more often,” Logan Square resident Andy Bolduc said when asked about …

Cubs Player Regrets River Forest Purchase

The Chicago Cubs have been having a bit of a rocky season, both on and off the field. The Cubs haven’t won a World Series since 1908, which means that Chicago’s home town heroes have been striking out each season for more than 100 years. But a few players have also been striking out in real estate.
Pitcher Carlos Zambrano, for instance, is struggling to sell his suburban home, located in sleepy River Forest, at the moment. When Zambrano bought the home, which was built in 1999, he paid $1.199 million for …

Open House Chicago Open Eyes

A View of Hyde Park

February may be just around the corner, and it will surely bring snow flurries and cold temperatures to Chicago, but the weather has been unusually warm for most of the season, and many people have been taking advantage of the crisp winter air.

Among them are the thousands of people who turned out to participate in Open House Chicago, an architecture tour designed to appeal to nosy neighbors and potential home buyers throughout Chicago and abroad.
According to WBEZ, Open House Chicago “gave the public access to about 130 nooks and crannies …

Chicago’s Architectural Triumphs: Tribune Tower

Chicago is certainly a city of beautiful buildings. Steely skyscrapers dominate the skyline of the Loop. Elegant apartment buildings are scattered throughout neighborhoods like Lincoln Park and the Gold Coast. Edgy, arty lofts can be found in neighborhoods like Bucktown and Wicker Park. And many of Chicago’s museums and administrative buildings double as awe inspiring works of architecture.
There is so much great architecture in Chicago that it can sometimes be hard to appreciate all of the architectural beauty of the buildings in Chicago.
For that reason, we’ve decided to feature a …

Partnership For New Communities Tax Incentives Ending Tomorrow!

chicago neighborhood bungalow

This deal is ending quickly, so get in on it while it is hot! The Partnership for New Communities is offering $15,000 tax incentives until December 31, 2011. Normally the offer is for $10,000, but that was increased and extended for the holiday season.
Just to give you a little background on the Partnership for New Communities: they are a non-profit set up by civic and business leaders to reshape the public housing projects throughout Chicago. They look to re-invent the neighborhoods by encouraging investment from business leaders in the area.
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The Neighborhood Files: Hyde Park

Chicago is, perhaps more than most cities, a city of neighborhoods. From the broad boulevards of Lincoln Park, to the arty avenues of Pilsen, each and every neighborhood in this city possesses its own distinct energy and unique charm.  Each neighborhood is worth learning a little more about. So, every other week, we’ll be featuring another neighborhood on this section of the blog, and we’ll interview someone living in that neighborhood—Someone capable of giving us the inside scoop on their ‘hood!

This week I sat down with Virginia James and talked …

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