Thursday, August 18, 2016

$1,350,000 Gut Rehab For Sale (Car On Blocks Not Included)

It's a $1.35 million gut rehab.

With zero curb appeal!

In a real estate broker's worst nightmare, someone put this little car up on blocks and stole its wheels smack dab in front of a freshly-finished house flip that's on the market at 3939 N. Leavitt.

CWB Chicago reader @starshiplimo sent us the pic this morning.

Someone who paid $660,000 for the woodframe home last summer is now seeking a whopping $1,350,000 for the "gut rehab with 4-5 bedrooms upstairs in the sought after Bell School district!"

Oddly, the real estate listing makes no mention of the urban artwork that now commands the view from the home's "friendly front porch."

Lakeview's Finer Things

Meanwhile, another car was left on blocks this week in front of 1508 W. Byron--where a 3-story, five bedroom mansion is making a new home.

There's no word on how much developer Barnett Homes will be asking for the mega-mansion, but we do know that they paid $875,000 for the teardown!

Again, the developer's site fails to tempt potential buyers with the complimentary tire removal service that complete strangers offer in our neighborhood. It's just our way of saying "welcome to Lakeview!"
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37 comments:

  1. I called the police a couple weeks ago because I saw a car on blocks on the 800 block of George.

    Seems to be a trend lately...

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    1. They're "targeting your expensive imports"! Nevermind the parts are in demand because everybody there has one and they're built in Alabama, Tennessee or Ohio.

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  2. The future high end buyers of a new home in Chicago should demand safe rooms with weapon storage areas as well as small high from the ground windows, brick walls surrounding the property and nice dog houses. A properly trained German Sheppard will never let you down. I wonder if the realty agents in North Center ever advise the new home buyers to include theft insurance on everything they own into their monthly budgets. What a scary way to live knowing the thug nation can see and here you while you sit on your deck blabbing away. Here is a safer and much better idea. Leave Chicago.

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    1. I would hope if they can afford that property that they can afford simple car and homeowners insurance which both cover "theft". Who knows though. There's so much "anti-capitalism" and hate "the suits" lunacy there though, it's possible.

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    2. The future high end buyers of a new home in Chicago are typically the Bernie Sanders/Warren Buffett version of progressive and with their connections and money will not feel the sting of the rising cost of living and crime like the rest of us.

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    3. Love the identity-politics in all three of the above.
      Jeezus. Talk about hate your neighbor / blame the victim....when you don't even know who the victim is.
      There ought to be some sort of award for that. And not a pleasant one.

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    4. I'm not even into politics nor devoted to any one party but the liberal lakefront limousine lunacy there is beyond reproach. I'm enjoying CWB from the bible belt on the other side of the pond where FIPS come to get away from each other too and enjoy the cleanliness and peacefulness. The bible thumpers can be annoying but are much more tolerable.

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  3. Good morning Frank this is Mike im going to be late for work today. Someone stole my tires. A better way to live is eater Do Not Enter or Move Out. No one in North Center seems to be making a community stand. Just make sure your property tax is paid. On time. Thank you for calling 911. For Spanish press one. Your call and safety is our highest priority. Leave a call back number at the tone. Your response time is 14 hours. Thank you.

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  4. LOL. Can we get some "Detroit" comments on THIS one at least?!

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    1. Why not CWB? They're thrown in with ignorance here otherwise quite frequently.

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    2. Why not CWB? They're thrown in with ignorance here otherwise quite frequently.
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      Not with the frequency that they are submitted, that's a guarantee.

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  5. I read this earlier about the CWB neighborhood, and I must agree: Thank you. You are right. In my neighborhood, nobody wanders around, on a regular basis, at all hours of the day and night in public, proudly wearing only a Speedo or pajama bottoms, and flaunting it 'with pride' in the faces of other people. You are also right, in that my neighborhood is not visited on a regular basis by the type of social misfits who are attracted to yours in order to prey upon other like-minded social misfits who 'parade' around under the guise of 'political correctness.' And you are indeed correct that in my neighborhood, sadly, we just roll our eyes, shake our heads and snicker out loud over the daily reports of morally unacceptable behaviour that occurs in your neighborhood. But, pray tell, please set me straight as to why it is you perceive that there is no causal connection between one type of social mentality and lifestyle, and another, and why it is that those types of social misfits who practice their 'lifestyles' are attracted to your neighborhood, and thankfully, not mine. Unless you have an honest and reasonable explanation that makes any sense, I stand by my conclusion that most everybody over there simply deserves each other.

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    1. Bingo! And I'm gay.

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  6. I saw 2 state police cars responding to a call along with CPD. Rahm needs to ask the govoner for a lot more state police help!

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  7. The crime in Lakeview isn't really relevant to these real estate listings. (The first one isn't even in Lakeview) No real estate agent is going to mention the crime in the area in a listing. If you're buying property, it's your responsibility to research the area. No sure why we're poking fun at real estate agents for crimes they have no control over. Why would that be a "real estate broker's worst nightmare"? If it happened during a showing or open house, sure, but not just because the property happens to be currently for sale. And the price for that first property seems normal considering the size and the amount of work done on it (one only needs to check Google Streetview to see the previously deteriorating front stairs and other issues, and that's only with the exterior). Single family homes on the north side rarely go for much less than that.

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    1. Um, as a former full-time real estate agent we're not "allowed" to say anything legally other than point them to the police station for crime stats and you know in Chicago that would be a joke.

      Another method that worked well and was a better dose of reality was "Take a ride by there at night and during a Saturday afternoon". This one would have been a hoot.

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    2. And the view goes on for miles said Jeana the realty agent. I do not need a view that goes on for miles. I only hope that my Trump sign om the front lawn will be seen by my neighbors.

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  8. To pay over a 1 million to live with crime right at you door is just nuts. All the hipsters i know down in Lake View only make between 30 to 40k a year and most work in the suburbs yet they pay 1200 to 2100 for a 20 by 20 foot studio apartment. It looks like the developers are driving the next real estate crash. Who will be left to pay those high tax bills.

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    1. What's even funnier is, they all complain about their "student loan debt" yet insist on living in the most expensive parts of the city!

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    2. True. The developers are allowed to build crazy because they donate to Rahm.

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    3. Chicago is actually very affordable as a global city - what you get for 500K or a million is pretty incredible compared to other cities.

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    4. "The developers are allowed to build crazy because ..."

      That was the zoning code that was put in place by Richie Daley and the Aldercritters. Almost none of these single family homes require *any* variance.

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  9. I wonder if 9-1-1 or 3-1-1 told those car owners to drive into the nearest police station to make their report?

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    1. Well, yes they did. Under the dispatch policy, if the crime is not in progress, you have to drive to the local police district or call 3-1-1 and be put on hold for up to 2 - 3 hours to make a police report. Did any persons tax bill go up $3000.00 or more this year? Mine did and what do we get in return? A chuckle from the call taker and ask " you want what"? A police car to come to your home to make a report? I am so glad that Tunney voted for the tax increase.. Now I sleep with one eye open every night. Thanks Tom.

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    2. Just like they did when the drunk driver rear ended me. The guy could barely stand up and told me "He'd do anything if I didn't call the police". So I was at least able to get his first name and plate #. It was a year later when I got his full identity and insurance info from the police in the mail. ONE YEAR!

      I always wondered who he killed on the rest of journey.

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  10. Should make everyone's night since the very frightening armed stickup .. yes.. at Belmont/Sheffield, the Walgreen's>> http://abc7chicago.com/news/lakeview-walgreens-robbed-on-wednesday/1477296/

    Tunney says police are reviewing footage from a traffic camera at Belmont and Sheffield.

    And he also says>> they are also working with CTA to review footage from the Belmont L Station cameras as well.

    Boy, I sure feel better.... not.

    Talk about a beautiful neighborhoodd tragically gone to hell BECAUSE of our city government. Tunney needs to be daily SHAMED out of office! What is there to lose at this point?

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  11. All of the hipsters and progressives in the 47th Ward voted for reformer Pawar. His teform lasted until Rahm had a fundraiser for him and now there are no more cops. These people deserve what tgey got Fr voting for Rahm and Pawar. Just like the people in lakeview who voted for to bet.

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    1. So is it the four stooges now???
      Tommy T
      Michelle 'Do Nothing'
      Jimmy Mr Social Work
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      Lap Dog Pawar

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  12. All merchants in Chicago, especially the restaurants, should offer 15% off to all customers who can show a concealed carry card. It would be a small price to pay to know some law abiding personal defense is in the house.

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  13. I tell anyone who will listen that buying property in Chicago is not an investment. My condo sold last year for less than I bought it - 10 years ago. Chicago ain't NYC or S.F. - that's for sure.

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  14. I think you're kind of missing the point of buying a $1.35 million rehab in a 'hot' neighborhood - the fact that it comes with what is no doubt a three (or four) car garage. The car on blocks? - bonus free street theatre. Or gutsy,raw-edged urban art. Take your choice.

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    1. "the fact that it comes with what is no doubt a three (or four) car garage"

      Where are you from? How do you fit a four car garage on that (larger than standard) 30' lot??

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  15. Unfortunately this wheel theft can happen in any neighborhood.
    The guys just pull up in a car and are done in no time at all.

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    1. Any crime can happen in any neighborhood. The goal should be to have less of it in ours.

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