Exit Strategy Realty
2235 W. North Av. Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 770-5947 (cell) (312) 577-0985 (fax)
I lived in Lakeview since 1974 and know the area well.
I would get a Realtor to help you out, especially if your not familiar with Chicago. Its free to use their services. Interview two or three agents and go with the one you mesh best with.
You'd get more for your money in other areas close by such as Roscoe Village (my favorite area) It all depends on your commute. Driving anywhere in the city is frustrating and public transportation is not as convenient as NYC.
Originaily from Brooklyn, Flatbush, living in Chicago for almost 35 years with over 30 years of real estate experience!
My web site gives information on what I have been doing for buyers for the past 28yrs
Lakeview - a northside neighborhood - is one of the largest of Chicago's 177 different neighborhoods that are comprised of 56 zip codes. It's so large, it's often times broken down into sub-neighborhood categories: East Lakeview, West Lakeview and Wrigleyville (also home to the Cubs' Wrigley Field).
Here is a link with a description: http://www.dreamtown.com/neighborhoods/lakeview-east.html
Additionally, I've included a report of the inventory and recent sale stats: http://www.dreamtown.com/trends/June-2014/lakeview.jsp
The full report and specific neighborhoods and stats: http://www.dreamtown.com/trends/June-2014/stephanie-wesson.rpt
I'm also happy to have my office send you a map. If interested, I can be reached via the methods below.
Once your timing gets closer, we can discuss your needs and get your further acclimated.
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Lakeview is a wonderful neighborhood that spans quite a large area of all types of housing from very expensive single family homes in east Lakeview to many
Small Condominium buildings that were tear downs and now 3 or 4 unit buildings with many of them with 3 bedrooms and would be on the high side of $600 k. There are also townhouses 3 and 4 story attached housing with a one or two garage that could also be in the 600-700 k range to get. 3 bedrooms plus a family room.
So many options that should be available for you if you can plan on the high side of $600 -800. K. The. 500 k Price point is more of a nice 2 bedroom. In Lakeview. If I can be of further assistance please get in touch. Helen Jaeger Roth firstname.lastname@example.org
I'll toss my hat in the ring, as a native Chicagoan and a broker for over twenty years, I'd be happy to discuss neighborhoods with you. I'll be in NYC later this month. There are many options to explore depending on budget, career and/or school needs. I can be reached at 312-893-7535.
You can get a quick overview of Chicago's neighborhoods here: http://lucidrealty.com/chicago_communities.php
I would also be happy to talk to you. We are a full service brokerage that shares their commission with buyers. In your price range it's worth several thousands of dollars to you at closing. I can be reached at 312-738-0232.
Lakeview is a great neighborhood.
In a nutshell Chicago is on a grid with about 77 neighborhoods and many more subsets within each area. With respect to boundary streets Lakeview is between Diversey (2800 north) and Irving Park Rd (4000 north), from the Lake to about Ravenswood (1800 west). Streets where there is commerce (restaurants, bars, book stores, shops, etc) include Clark Street, Broadway, Diversey, Belmont, Southport, Halsted. There are several good public schools in the area (Chicago's public schools have attendance boundaries) and they include Blaine, Burley, Nettelhorst, Hawthorne. Anything east of Halsted is somewhat close to the lake (which is a jewel in the crown of Chicago) and lakefront paths and parks.
With respect to your price point you will find 2 bed/2 baths with garage parking at the lower end and the upper end will start to see 3 bed/2 bath with garage space. Anticipate assessments under $300 per month unless you go vintage. There are good options available.
When you decide you want to take a closer look, let me know. I will be happy to share with you the insights that make me the special guy I am.
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