Well hey there! In this week's least expensive feature, we're up in Roscoe Village checking on introductory prices in this small 'hood with big allure. Like Andersonville (our last installment), and unlike Streeterville or Lincoln Park, Roscoe Village's most accessible properties don't include any high-rise efficiencies. They're all condos, but of varying size. And, beyond merely habitable, they're all downright comfy. As always, all listings are 'active' and MLS-derived. Dig in!
5.3004 N Honore Street #3R
Asking Price: $225,000
Size: two-bed, one-bath
Skinny: Rehabbed in 2007, this top-floor unit in an old building presents itself well. It's got pristine hardwoods, a large kitchen, a marble bath, in-unit laundry, and a more-than-adequate deck. On the market for over a year now, the ask is down a bit. Also, though it's our least cheap inexpensive property, assessments are the lowest, at $147/month.
4.1954 W Newport Avenue #1
Asking Price: $211,000
Size: two-bed, two-bath; 800 sf
Skinny: This one's a fun read: A "Drop-dead gorgeous home" with top-notch fixtures, kitchen island, espresso cabinets, open style space for "today's living", and "generous 8.5' ceiling throughout". If that doesn't blow your mind, it's also a garden unit! Praise be! We could talk up its location, but it's hard to have a bad one in Roscoe Village. Selling last in 2008 for $270K, at least the price is right. Assessments: $150/month.
3.2257 W Addison Street #3
Asking Price: $205,000
Size: one-bed, one-bath
Skinny: This is the largest unit in the 10-unit Oakley Square condominiums. Even though its just 1/1, it does look rather spacious. A top-floor unit, it has good natural light thanks to exposures on three sides. It also has a master bedroom with walk-in closet, in-unit laundry, and a "true" dining room. On the market for ages, it's high time someone put the sellers out of their misery. Assessments: $308/month.
2.1949 W Roscoe Street #3C
Asking Price: $189,900
Size: two-bed, one-bath; 900 sf
Skinny: The second-cheapest of the lot, this newly-fashioned top-floor condo is one of the more sizable units. It's not much to look at in its naked state, but does feature such perks as limestone baths, granite counters, and new hardwood floors. Although, it would be nice if the listing agent backed up the claim that these "are just a few of the amenities you will find in this unit". Why not list 'em? Sounds a little dubious, is all. Here's some happy news: originally asking $245K a year ago, the number is down $55K. The unit is being sold "as-is", but it looks like only a few minor touch-ups are required. Assessments: $173/month.
1.1903 W Newport Avenue #1
Asking Price: $174,900
Size: one-bed, one-bath
Skinny: You know you're in cheap territory when an official realtor listing pushes the "Ipod dock in the entryway". Then again, the living room is wired for surround sound, so we suppose it all makes for a lovely after-work experience. Hmm, what else can we add? The place looks to be in fine shape, with a serviceable kitchen, hardwood floors, in-unit laundry, and a porch. It's a ground-floor unit in a small building just off the Roscoe Street strip. Assessments are $215/month; No parking.