March 5, 2024


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Chicago Real Estate & Homes for Sale

  • After 52 years at WBBM-AM, Len Walter lists Flossmoor ranch for $365,000 en route to Florida

    Len Walter said he and his wife are “lightening up” by selling the home, and plan to live full time in Naples, Florida. They also sold a Michigan home.

  • Naperville 7-bedroom mansion sells 11 years after it first listed for $3.4 million

    The Naperville mansion is near two record-setting homes in the western suburb of Chicago and was first listed in 2010.

  • Chicago’s affordable housing has a segregation problem. Here’s one plan to fix it.

    Affordable housing shortages persist, but the Chicago Inclusive Housing Ordinance would address some of the need ahead of a pandemic eviction crisis.

  • WBBM anchor Jim Williams lists South Loop condo for $800,000

    Jim Williams, who also served as former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley’s press secretary, listed the South Loop condo in August.

  • Pantone’s 2021 colors send home a message of strength and joy

    Considering the calamities of 2020, maybe we needed two colors instead of the usual one for 2021.

  • Former Bulls player Jabari Parker cuts asking price on town home to $1.99 million

    Jabari Parker, a South Side native, was with the Bulls for seven months during the 2018-19 season. He currently plays for the Sacramento Kings.

  • Unclaimed property tax refunds in Cook County could mean you are owed hundreds. Here’s how to check.

    Treasurer Maria Pappas’ Black Homes Matter program helps residents claim their refund, pay off tax debt and prevent them from losing their property.

  • Gilded Age mansion in the South Loop sells for $2.3 million

    Built in 1870, the Elbridge Keith house has served as the home of a publishing company and the Prairie Avenue Bookshop in the South Loop.

  • Setting Hinsdale record for priciest sale, 5-bedroom mansion sells for $7.67 million

    The $7.67 million home has nine fireplaces, a dance floor and a 55-foot pool. It set the record for the most expensive home sale in Hinsdale.

  • The Area was a close-knit Englewood community and subject of a searing documentary. Has anything changed in Chicago since residents were forced out?

    Minneapolis-based sociologist and photographer David Schalliol is interested in the relationship between community, social structure, and place. His project Reckoning with Vacancy concentrated on Chicago’s South and West Sides put him on the path to meet community activist Deborah Payne, the star of his 2018 documentary “The Area.”

National luxury real estate

  • Ex-Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville sells Hinsdale mansion for $4.27 million

    Former Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville won three Stanley Cup titles before he was fired in 2019, just two years after his mansion was built.

  • CBS 2 alum Erin Kennedy sells vintage Oak Park home for $388,000

    The former morning news anchor at CBS 2 left the station in May, when the company laid off numerous employees amid COVID-19 pandemic.

  • LA real estate investors buy David Cassidy’s Florida home

    The house sold for $2.6 million, the newspaper reported.

  • Golfer Jeff Sluman buys Lincoln Park duplex for $880,000

    Jeff Sluman has undergone several real estate transactions in the past decade, including the sale of his River North condo for $1.73 million in 2020.

  • ABC 7 anchor Alan Krashesky sells Loop 3-bedroom condo (with its own sauna) for $950,000

    Alan Krashesky, who has been with WLS-Ch. 7 since 1982, also owns a larger condo in downtown Naperville.

  • Chicago rents fell 12% in 2020. For renters, it ‘restores your faith in humanity.’ For landlords, ‘it’s a huge hit.’

    Rent prices are down across the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Chicago landlords say they’ll drop rent if it helps retain their tenants.

  • Condo Adviser: Our condo board passed a 2021 budget without an open meeting. Is that allowed due to COVID-19?

    Before a condo board can pass its 2021 budget, there must be an open meeting, even virtually. Plus, a reader asks whether exemptions can be made for pets on elevators.

  • Former Blackhawks player Adrian Aucoin selling Hinsdale home at a loss for $1.72 million

    The defenseman skated for the team from 2005 until 2007, then worked in player development for the Blackhawks after retirement in 2013.

  • ‘Frenzy’ in Illinois real estate means more homebuyers are putting in same-day offers. Here are 7 tips to help you prepare.

    Low interest rates and plummeting inventory have Illinois homebuyers making same-day offers, but steps like getting preapproval letters are vital.

  • White Sox VP Ken Williams sells Gold Coast mansion to restaurant magnate R.J. Melman for $4.8 million

    The Gold Coast mansion has traded hands again after Bill and Giuliana Rancic renovated it and sold it to Zoraida Sambolin and Ken Williams in 2019.

  • Beautifully preserved Victorian-era Painted Lady in Wheaton lists for $880,000

    Built in 1890, the four-bedroom house has a raft of original features, including a two-story bay window and lattice along the porch caves.

  • Ex-Cubs player Ben Zobrist listing home near Wrigley Field for $2.1M

    Retired Chicago Cubs second baseman and outfielder Ben Zobrist listing house near Wrigley Field for just under $2.1 million.

  • Billionaire U. of C. trustee John Liew buys Waldorf Astoria condo for $2.4 million

    John Liew, who earned three degrees from the University of Chicago, primarily resides in Connecticut, but has family in the Chicago area.

  • Frank Lloyd Wright house in Lake Forest sells for $2.07 million

    The Charles F. Glore House was built in 1954, late in Frank Lloyd Wright’s life, and is the only Lake Forest home designed by the architect.

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