August 3rd, 2018

Carnival of Amateurs a solo show by Joshua Lantzy at LivingRoom

Join us at LivingRoom on Saturday August 18th from 7-10pm for the opening of Joshua Lantzy’s Carnival of Amateurs: stories of making told through drawings and objects, mythology and metaphor.

 

“It is in the very limitations of shadows that we learn…It is in the gap between the object and its representation that the image emerges, the gap we fill in” – William Kentridge

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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. The 2nd floor features 3 larger bedrooms & full bath. There is room in spacious master bedroom to add a 2nd bath if so desired. Finished attic is a perfect kids play area. The lower level has a family room, work & laundry area. Home sits on large lot w/ fenced back & side yard. Garage contains new 220 volt for electric car charging. Perfect Oak Park Location. 2 block walk to Longfellow. EZ walk to blue & green line, Harrison Arts District & Sugar Beet Coop & More.

Offered at $549,000.  Open House May 5th from 11am-1pm.  Contact Annie Coleman at 312-371-9293 or annie@livingroomrealty.com for questions and showing requests.

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April 11th, 2018

​LivingRoom presents “In the Phantom Tongue of the Mountain Witch,” an exhibition of ​art​work by Duncan Robert Anderson and David Shannon Harrison.

LivingRoom Realty is pleased to present the opening of In the Phantom Tongue of the Mountain Witch: Duncan Robert Anderson and David Shannon Harrison on Friday, May 4th, 2018 from 7 pm to 10 pm.  The event will be located at LivingRoom (1530 W. Superior St.) in the Noble Square neighborhood.


“Duncan Robert Anderson and David Shannon Harrison, friends and fellow makers of many decades, both hail from the heart of the Mountain Empire.  Perhaps coming of age in a place where iconic figures like Daniel Boone walked in flesh and blood makes you more attuned to the intrusion of myth and magic into lived experience; these works are redolent with the possibilities of Presence for better or for worse.  But it bears remembering that a figure like Boone, now emblematic of the Appalachian genius locii, an avatar of a geography of legend, was himself a sojourner: born in Pennsylvania, died in Missouri, west of Mississippi, he hunted the Colorado Rockies in his old age.

In the same sense, Anderson and Harrison’s dedication to and inspiration from their mountain home is not parochial but expansive.  Anderson has carried forth this spirit to new realms, physically relocating to Chicagoland, and thematically connecting his world-weary mountaineers to new realms and new experiences, resulting in the weird hybrid pantheons of contemporary cultures in motion.  Harrison, while physically ever more deeply emplaced in the headlands of the Valley of the Tennessee, has drilled down to discover veins of meaning that resurface in distant allusions. His strata of reference embed the origins in Deep Time of images and concepts that are nonetheless framed (sometimes literally) by local materials.

To hear some tell it, Appalachia’s principle export these days is despair.  To that assertion, “In the Phantom Tongue of the Mountain Witch” is a powerful rebuttal. ”  -Douglas Reichert Powell; Columbia College Chicago

Follow Duncan on Instagram at @duncanrobertanderson, and learn more about his and Shannon’s work below.

Smoky Mountain Vista: An Interview With Duncan Robert Anderson by David Richards

Duncan Robert Anderson Show History

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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. Don’t miss your chance to see this gem!

Offered at $415,000. 

Please contact Annie Coleman at 312-371-9293 or annie@livingroomrealty.com for questions and to schedule a showing.

First Showing and Open House Saturday 4/14 from 11-1pm.  

 

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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. Self-managed and well-maintained building.

Offered at $229,500.
For questions or more information, contact Annie Coleman at (312) 371-9293 or annie@livingroomrealty.com.

Listing #09889684

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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.

The lower level has a family room, fourth bedroom, full bath and extra kitchen. The lower level can be closed off easily with side entrance for a private in-law quarters. Yard and 2 car garage round out this beautiful home. Awesome location 1/2 block to Talcott School, Easy walk to shopping and restaurants on Chicago Avenue and everything that West Town has to offer.

Offered at $740,000.
For questions or more information, contact Sarah Frier at 773-860-3452 or sarah@livingroomrealty.com.

Open House this Weekend
Saturday (3/17) from 12pm – 2pm
Please RSVP to sarah@livingroomrealty.com

Listing #09882093

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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. The upper level has total of 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths, including a master suite with private balcony, an open den area, and laundry. Original unpainted trim and hardwood floors throughout adds to this home’s charm.

The lower level features radiant floors, a large family room/playroom, wet bar, bathroom, laundry and a large storage area that could be converted into a guest bedroom if desired. The wide yard is professionally landscaped with native perennials and raised beds for growing vegetables. A central location in Logan Square makes for an easy walk to shopping, restaurants, farmers market and public transportation. This is truly a beautiful home.

Offered at $1,099,000.
For questions or more information contact Annie Coleman at 312-371-9293 or Susannah Ribstein at 708-207-6590. 

Open House this Weekend
Saturday (3/10) from 1pm – 3pm
Sunday (3/11) from 12pm – 2pm  
Please RSVP to Susannah@livingroomrealty.com

Listing #09873880

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January 29th, 2018

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

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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. Please RSVP at contact@livingroomrealty.com so we can plan appropriately. We look forward to seeing you!

Liz Dudek, LivingRoom Realty
Ben DeBoer, Molitor Financial
Mike Lamb, Inspection Connection Inc.

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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. Also, if you are thinking about purchasing a multi-unit building, the loan limits on those have also increased. The loan limit for two unit buildings are now $580,150, three unit buildings are $701,250, and four unit buildings are $871,450.

LRR: How does this benefit buyers?

Ben: Before this change, if you needed to take a home loan out that was above $424,100, you would be forced to do so with a JUMBO loan. JUMBO loans characteristically have higher interest rates, higher down payment requirements, and more stringent underwriting guidelines. The minimum down payment for most JUMBO loans is 10%. With this increase in the conventional loan limit to $453,100, buyers will now have more flexibility to take advantage of the benefits of a conventional loan. With a conventional loan, buyers can put down as little as 3% and take advantage of conventional loans lower interest rates.

If you have further questions you can contact Ben at bend@molitorfinancial.com or (219) 308-5687.

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October 31st, 2017

Landscape of the Housing Market for Buyers, Monday, November 20th!

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Monday, November 20th, 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 November 20th as Real Estate Broker Susannah Ribstein, 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. Please RSVP at contact@livingroomrealty.com, so we can plan appropriately. We look forward to seeing you!

Susannah Ribstein, LivingRoom Realty
Ben DeBoer, Molitor Financial
Mike Lamb, Inspection Connection Inc.

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