What Are the Current Real Estate Conditions in Uptown?

If you're looking for a truly unique Chicago experience, Uptown is the area for you!

Nestled comfortably between Edgewater, Lincoln Park, and Lakeview, Uptown is one of the most distinct and historical spots in Chicago. Once a booming entertainment district, Uptown has undergone many transformations over the years. At its heart, though, the area - which includes many smaller neighborhoods, including Sheridan ParkBuena Park, and part of Andersonville - has always been a fascinating, funky place.

Need proof? Check out the area's amazing theaters, including the Aragon Ballroom and the Riviera Theater. The streets of the area also play host to the beating heart of Chicago's jazz scene, including the legendary Green Mill, and feature world class dining, courtesy of strips like the West Argyle Street Historical District, which is laden with Asian grocery stores and restaurants.

To top it all off, you've got some of the most impressive art-deco design in the city peeking around every corner! And don't just take our word for it; here are some resources worth checking out if you want to explore this vibrant area even further:

Looking to buy or sell in Uptown, including Sheridan Park and Andersonville? Here's what you need to know about the real estate market right now: 

You know the old saying about what sells a home: bathrooms and kitchens. In that case, as you prepare to sell your home, bear in mind that prospective buyers are always on the lookout for bathrooms that don’t only provide enough space and efficiency, but which are also stylish and on-trend.

So, buyers, now is the time to ask yourself: What bathroom is it you’re looking for and why?

And sellers? It’s time to start thinking about how your audience of potential buyers answered the question above. Because their response could just mean all the difference for the success of your sale.

Take a look at this beautiful tri-level townhome. A part of Chicago history, this gorgeous structure was formerly the Norwegian Consulate building. Now, it offers the best of boulevard living in the heart of Logan Square.

The home offers a distinct split layout with a private entrance. Entering the home, you're greeted by an open living, dining, and kitchen setup, with ample room to entertain and cook. The kitchen features maple cabinets and granite countertops, with refinished hardwood floors throughout. A powder room on the main floor provides convenience for all.

Head downstairs to find an ample family room, the master bedroom, and a generous marble bath. The washer and dryer are contained off the lower level family room. Above the main floor is a lofted second bedroom with full bath. This versatile space could also be used as an office, studio, or family room.

Listing includes one garage parking space. The location puts you in a prime spot to enjoy the best of Logan Square living, offering close proximity to the Square, public transit, retail, restaurants, nightlife, parks, and so much more.

For millions of Americans, taxes can be a real pain – but getting that refund, when all is said and done, can be a sweet treat.

According to data from CNN and the IRS, roughly 80% of US taxpayers receive a refund, with the average federal refund clocking in around $3000. That’s a pretty significant chunk of change to have deposited into your account overnight – and lots of people have big dreams for that annual payout, whether it’s taking a vacation, saving up for a major purchase, or helping to pay off their debts.

Ultimately, the best use for your tax refund will come down to your unique personal and financial situation. With that said, one tried-and-true way to spend your refund is to put it into your home.

If you’re interested in how to best spend your refund on your current property, or invest in your next one, here are a few ideas worth considering:

Make Some Home Improvements

With a refund check in hand (or, let’s be honest, direct-deposited into your bank account), the possibilities can seem endless. For many people, this windfall is screaming to be put toward home improvement projects and upgrades, large and small.

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