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Why Lakeview?

Lively and accessible, Lakeview is the perfect blend of everything Chicago has to offer. Not only is the neighborhood home to the legendary Chicago Cubs baseball team and their iconic ballpark, Wrigley Field, but it's also the spot for a wide array of nightlife and entertainment.

For those looking for something scenic, Lakeview lives up to its name, offering residents gorgeous views of Lake Michigan with easy access to the Lakefront Trail. It's also host to Chicago's annual LGBTQ Pride Parade, and Lakeview's chunk of Halsted Street is home to numerous LGBTQ resources and support centers.

Lakeview is the second largest ward in the city, with a population of more than 98,000 folks - a group that once included Charlie Chaplin, among other famous film and music stars. Here are a few handy resources for learning more about Lakeview:

If you're looking for a new home, you should also be looking into Lakeview for not just its abundant charms, but its vibrant housing market! Whether you're looking to buy or sell a condo or a single family home, Lakeview's market is worth a look this year. Here's what to know right now:

Lakeview's Current Condo Market 

1. The Average Sales Price of a Lakeview Condo is Balancing Out After Historic Highs

In 1887, an architect who was to become a giant of 19th-century architecture, William LeBaron Jenney, designed this extraordinary home. Unlike many of the other superb homes in the area, the original details and proportions have been maintained or recreated in every room. The originally carved stairway situates the large foyer on the first floor to the formal dining room, living room, sun porch, music room, office, breakfast room, kitchen, and mudroom. The new gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, and office space were designed and constructed to complement the original spirit of the home. A mudroom leads to the professionally landscaped yard, which comes complete with detached garage. The second floor has a master suite, with sitting room, fireplace, dressing area, and a new bath. Also on the second floor, you'll find two bedrooms, adjacent to a heated porch overlooking the yard, and a full bath. The third floor has two bedrooms, a gym, galley kitchen, laundry, and new full bath. On the lower level, workroom, wine cellar, and laundry room. This home prominently sits on a 70'x250' parcel in the nationally known Kenwood Neighborhood.

WGN Market Overdrive with Jason Finn, Joel Schaub, Karla Mina, and Nick Memeti

If your radio was tuned to WGN Radio last week, you might have heard a familiar voice giving some deep insights on the Chicago real estate market.

On Thursday, May 30, our own Jason Finn joined the crew of Market Overdrive to discuss how to properly price your Chicago home. He was joined by Joel Schaub of Guaranteed Rate Mortgage, as well as the show’s regular hosts, Karla Mina and Nick Memeti.

As one of the nation’s premier real estate and mortgage shows, Market Overdrive is all about helping consumers and industry professionals elevate their real estate market IQ. Each episode, the hosts are joined by real estate pros from around the area, including  builders, investors, attorneys, insurance agents, home design specialists, appraisers, and more.

Want a little bit of everything? Chicago's North Center - a community area bordered on the north by Montrose Avenue, on the south by Diversey Parkway, west by the Chicago River, and on the east by Ravenswood Avenue - is notable for its small community feel, proximity to great schools, and easy access to the best that Chicago's North Side has to offer, including live theater, comedy, music, and just about every cuisine you could imagine, from traditional German pub fare to cutting edge sushi. 

North Center also boasts some of Chicago's most charming residential architecture, large parks, and pristine, tree-lined streets.

Want to learn more about this lovely neighborhood and all it has to offer? Here are a few great resources on North Center:

Ready to get a feel for North Center's quiet charms? Here are the current market statistics for North Center you should know:

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