In the market for a vintage condo near the beach, but don't have much of a budget? This modest 1,100-square-foot, 2BD, 1BA just a few blocks from Loyola Park / Pratt Beach fits the bill. "Beautiful woodwork in extra groovy Loyola area," says the listing. (We've heard Rogers Park described a lot of ways, but this is a first for "extra groovy.") The second-floor condo comes with in-unit laundry machines and a private balcony that's overflowing with plants; parking is not included. It looks like a decent place to practice cello. The unit last sold for $189,000 in 2008, and it's currently priced at $165,000.
· Listing: 6747 N. Lakewood Ave. #2 [Baird & Warner]