Doug Stachowiak is a hockey Dad so it’s only fitting that he scored a real estate “hat-trick” by having the most production of any Broker Associate at Best Chicago Properties in September, October and now November. Congrats Doug, our top producer for November!
Condo and loft living options abound in the West Loop and, while there’s currently a bevy of new construction condos being built on the few remaining vacant lots in the area, most of the old brick and timber warehouses were long ago converted to lofts. One of the last of such spaces to be converted was the six story brick warehouse located at 1040 W. Adams. Read an overview of the building, learn about the pros, cons and best bets for buying or renting. And see photos and info on all current listings at No. Ten Lofts.
Chicago’s October 2013 home sales volume and pricing continued to grow and are up nicely over the October 2012 comparable numbers. In addition, the average number of days it took to sell a Chicago home or condo is down again reflecting the continued shift in housing supply and demand. Here we offer a closer look at the specific numbers in the West Loop and South Loop, two favored neighborhoods for our clients. Of note: the South Loop (Near South Side) Median Sales Price was up 53.9% from $248,250 to $382,000 and South Loop Market Time was down 60.7% from 149 to 59 days!
Yes iconic and yes better than ever! Best Chicago Properties is just around the corner from Skybridge which is located at the corner of Halsted and W. Washington (737 W. Washington Blvd. / 1 N. Halsted) so we’ve helped a few clients buy and sell in the building over the years. However, for a number of reasons the building hasn’t ever really been on our list of favorites. That’s changed.
When marketing began they seemed to have had an identity crisis. Instead of marketing the units for what they were, namely luxury condos with stunning city views in an interesting modernist building, someone decided they needed to be “loft-like” to compete with the less pricey soft-loft units that were popping up all over the West Loop at the time. So some of the initial units were super high end luxury while some were just over-priced very poorly finished loft-like units with little to no character. The building took many years to sell out and that created a cloud of doubt about the building. So this identity crisis plus these clouds of doubt took years to fade.
This year we saw the true Skybridge emerge. Here’s why we think things have changed for the better and why if you’re looking to buy a condo in the West Loop we recommend you strongly consider buying in Skybridge.
Built in 2003, this attractive mid-rise condo building located at 933 W. Van Buren in Chicago’s much-favored West Loop is particularly popular due to its excellent location, pet-friendly nature, stunning roof-deck and overall construction quality. These well-built units provide quality design, spacious layouts and all the modern amenities needed to live in the city comfortably without breaking the bank. Prices have recently ranged from $225,000 for a one-bedroom to $325,000 for a two bedroom though there are of course examples above and below those numbers….but you get the idea, you get a lot for the money at 933 W. Van Buren. Learn more and see what’s currently listed in the building…