Category Archives: News

April 30th, 2018

New Listing: 633 Gunderson Renovated Home In Oak Park

You’re going to love living here! Enjoy southern light & timeless finishes in this 3 bedroom/1.1 bath renovated home that is a wonderful mix of modern layout & classic Oak Park charm. Open concept kitchen & dining w/ large island, stainless farmhouse sink, white shaker cabinets, upgraded appliances, & pantry. Living room features built ins & electric fireplace w/ tasteful stone surround. French doors separate living room from lovely sunroom/office. A mudroom that leads to/from yard & 1/2 bath round out the main floor.…

Posted in: From the Listings, News
April 10th, 2018

New Listing – Single Family Home at 3713 N Kedzie

Thoughtfully updated and charming 3 bed/2 bath home. Spacious layout, thoughtful design, awesome yard, and convenient location. The current owner has done many updates including new electric wiring throughout, new boiler & upstairs central air, new roof and windows, stylishly renovated bathrooms and more. Other features of the home include original hardwood floors, tall ceilings, large eat in kitchen, and awesome organic perennial and vegetable garden planted and maintained by certified master gardener. Conveniently located near shopping, blue line/the Kennedy expressway, and a quick commute to the restaurants and nightlife in Logan Square and Avondale.

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March 21st, 2018

New Listing! 2737 N. Kimball Ave. #2

Sunny open floor plan one bedroom condo right in the heart of Logan Square. An extra-wide living room with large bay windows flows into the light-filled multipurpose dining area.

The open kitchen has granite countertops, peninsula bar, and stainless appliances.

Bathroom has ceramic tile and rain shower. The quality finishes are well-maintained throughout.

This is a great home base for exploring all that Logan Square has to offer, right outside the door: Unity Playlot, Elastic Arts, Aloft, Dill Pickle Food Co-Op, The Logan Theater, Blue Line, buses, and much more.

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March 15th, 2018

New Listing & Open House This Weekend! 1754 W. Ohio

Rarely available spacious and sunny 4 bedroom/2.1 bath home in Ukrainian Village. Main level features an open floor plan living room and dining room with wood burning fireplace and newly refinished maple floors.

Eat in kitchen with island, hardwood cabinets, and stainless appliances flows to a large back deck perfect for entertaining.

Second floor features three bedrooms and a luxurious bathroom with glass surround shower, deep soaking tub, and double basin infinity sink. Listen to music from built in speakers in bathroom and/or in the large master bedroom.

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March 7th, 2018

New Listing! 2507 N Sacramento

Gorgeous 5 bedroom/4 bathroom greystone on an oversized lot in the heart of Logan Square. This lovingly cared-for home has a wide floor plan and is a beautiful blend of original craftsmanship with modern amenities. The main level has a large foyer, sunny living room with wood burning fireplace, dining room with original stained glass built-in hutch, large bedroom or office, full bath, and sunny eat-in chef’s kitchen.

The kitchen features include an abundance of cherry cabinets, high-end stainless appliances, wine fridge, pot filler, extra prep sink and granite counters.…

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January 29th, 2018

Landscape of the Housing Market for Buyers Thursday, February 15th

Landscape of the Market for Buyers LogoLandscape of the Housing Market for Buyers
Thursday, February 15th, 6:30pm-8pm

It’s time for another buyers class! Now is the perfect time to learn about the housing market if you’re planning to buy in the spring. Join us at LivingRoom Realty from 6:30-8:00 pm on February 15th as Real Estate Broker Liz Dudek, Mortgage Broker Ben DeBoer, and Home Inspector Mike Lamb guide you through the current landscape of home purchasing.

Topics to be covered will be:

– The pre-approval process and preparing your finances
– Step by step overview of home buying process
– Loan products available in today’s market
– What are closing costs and detailed breakdown
– How to decide on what type of property to buy
– What to expect from a home inspection
– What to look for in a building
– Tips for saving for home improvements

Food and drinks will be provided. 

Posted in: Events, News, Recent
December 6th, 2017

Conventional Loan Limits Have Increased for 2018

On November 29, 2017, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac officially announced they would be increasing the conventional loan limits for 2018. We turned to mortgage broker Ben Deboer from Molitor Financial Group to find out a little more:

LRR: Can you tell us a little more about the specifics of this change?

Ben: The loan limit for conventional loans has been increased from $424,100 to $453,100 for single family home and condo purchases. This means that if you were on the cusp of needing a JUMBO loan that required a higher down payment, you now may be able to use a regular conventional loan allowing for a smaller down payment.

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October 31st, 2017

New Listing! 1934 N Washtenaw #412

Sophisticated, urban Logan Square two bed, one bathroom true loft with soaring fifteen foot concrete ceilings. Wide views via northern floor-to-ceiling windows and large private balcony. The kitchen has 42″ cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and an island/breakfast bar. The second bedroom is large enough for a guest bed AND office. Actual laundry room with shelving and storage.

Heated garage parking included. Common roof deck with stellar views of the Chicago skyline. Walk to everything: the 606, blue line, Michelin star restaurants, great neighborhood gems, pie!…

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September 19th, 2017

These Old Houses at South Shore Public Library

These Old Houses
An Introduction to Chicago’s Vernacular Residential Architecture

Tuesday, October 17, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
At the South Shore Public Library, 2nd Floor Meeting Room
2505 E. 73rd St. (at Exchange)

Photo by Eric Allix Rogers

LivingRoom Realty is pleased to present a panel discussion about the historic houses that make Chicago’s neighborhoods great.

Chicago is known for its masterpiece buildings by Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Mies van der Rohe. But the city’s architectural pedigree isn’t limited to the Loop.

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August 28th, 2017

Roof & Porch Repair Grant Available

via Alderman John Arena’s website

The Roof and Porch Repair Program (formerly known as the EHAP program) provides grants from $5,000 to $30,000 for low to moderate income owner occupants of one to four-unit residential buildings. The program is limited to the repair and/or replacement of roofs or porches. A property can receive service one-time only.

The 2018 roof and porch registration takes place from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Thursday, September 14. On this day, residents can initiate the registration process online or by calling the city’s 311 service line.…

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