Monday, November 28, 2016

Mag Mile Chicago

Michigan Ave, Chicago 2016

























The lights are aglow on Chicago's 'Magnificent Mile' (aka Michigan Avenue). Just an quick Uber/Lyft/CTA ride from Portage Park, Andersonville, Uptown, Wrigleyville, DePaul, Lincoln Square, Roscoe Village, Ukrainian Village, Bucktown; and mere steps from the River North and Printers Row/Loop neighborhoods of Chicago, this world famous shopping district always has a great holiday vibe going on. Yeah, I know...its 'Cyber Monday yadda yadda, but there's nothing like spending a little face time with the beautiful people at Chanel, Gucci, Hermes...and yes, UNIQLO (Pictured above. If you haven't heard of it then Google it. Best prices on earth for the good stuff).




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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Top 10 Chicago Real Estate Deals | River North

My past SOLD listing @451 W Huron



















Click the highlighted link to view my Top 10 Chicago Real Estate Deals in the River North neighborhood of Chicago.  Priced between 1- 1.6 Million $$ USD. (2016 Winter)

Geographically, the
 River North neighborhood is tucked in between Superior Street to the north, the winding Chicago River to the west and south, and that great State Street to the east. It is steps away from the Magnificent Mile shopping district of Michigan Avenue and a mere five buck and change cab ride to almost anywhere else in the downtown vicinity. For public transport, the Chicago Brown Line ‘L’ rumbles gently overhead with platform stops at both Chicago Avenue and the Merchandise Mart. CTA buses run ‘round the clock in every other direction. Taxi, Uber and Zip Car options are endless.

Also, search the entire Chicago MLS below:

Condo | House | Townhome | Rowhouse | Co-Op | Apartment |  Multi-Unit |  Loft | Walk-Up | High-Rise | Mid-Rise | Rental | Lease | Commercial | Studio | Garden | Penthouse | Simplex | Duplex | Pet Friendly | Dogs OK | Cats OK






Geno Petro | CHICAGO REALTOR®





@genopetro


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Buena Park Neighborhood of Chicago


Mural art by Jeffrey Littleton



N Marine Drive & W  Buena Ave




Buena Park, tucked neatly between the Wrigleyville and Uptown neighborhoods of Chicago, is just a few tranquil steps away from Montrose Harbor, the Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course, and my favorite new dog-walking destination, Peace Garden (pictured above). Notice Park Place Tower (my GenoPetro.House office location) standing in the far right background. Loving the North Side of Chicago before the winter chill sets in.





Geno Petro | CHICAGO REALTOR®





@genopetro

Friday, October 21, 2016

Wrigleyville Home Stand

Sheffield & Waveland 



















The Cubs are back in the Wrigleyville neighborhood of Chicago this weekend to take a swing (haha) at baseball immortality. My condo is a few blocks away from the field and I'm looking forward to being 'present in the moment,' if only from afar (note the 'Bleachers' center field entrance above). Ticket prices are ridiculous so the game will most likely be broadcasted via old school radio waves for me. That's cool. Really cool.





Geno Petro | CHICAGO REALTOR®





@genopetro

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Edgewater Beach Real Estate Update

























My listing at 6121 N Winthrop Unit 3S, Chicago: (pictured above), priced at $424,000 in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood of Chicago, recently went 'Under Contract' -- as did 6117 N Winthrop Unit 3N (not my listing) next door.


Two others in the 'hood worth mentioning below:










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5801 N Sheridan Unit 15E, Chicago: a 2 Bed/Bath (Parking Available) offered by my Baird & Warner pal, Johnny Mars, for $169,900. Quick Close, Easy to Show. If you are represented, reach out to your Realtor. If not, contact me for an accompanied showing.










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1134 W Granville Unit 612, Chicago: a 2 Bed/1.5 Bath (Parking & Storage Included) offered by Home Town Real Estate. If you are represented, reach out to your Realtor. If not, contact me for an accompanied showing.


As always, there is never a fee to you for my Buy-Side assistance/representation!


Also, check out my September 2014 Houses.com article:
"Edgewater, Chicago's Hottest 'Hood"





Geno Petro | CHICAGO REALTOR®





@genopetro





Tuesday, September 13, 2016

SOLD: Edgewater Beach Condo

6121 N Winthrop Ave 3S, Chicago, IL 60660

Offered at $424,000--JUST SOLD

'Classic Contemporary' 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Condo in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood of Chicago. Walk to the lake and Granville Red Line 'L' stop. Move-in ready. EZ to Show! Text, call or email:

Contact me or others in the area...

773-720-2634

showings@genopetro.house


"...still feels new! Highly upgraded 3 Bed | 2 Bath Simplex Condo, just steps from the lake, Whole Foods & Red Line (Granville L stop). This 1700 sq ft unit features hand-milled carpentry and hardwood floors throughout: welcoming foyer with built-in bench seat & coat cupboard, arched doorways, crown molding, wainscoting, high-end fixtures and mantle fireplace. Wonderful chef's kitchen has stainless steel appliances, hood, wine/beverage fridge, island, bar stool seating, granite counters, and custom cabinets. Spacious master suite with nice walk-in closet and spa master bath: steam shower, custom body sprays, whirlpool tub and double sink vanity. Enjoy two wonderful balconies--one with year-round shade, the other always sunny. Full size in-unit washer/dryer. Garage Parking & separate Private Storage Room (walk-in) included. Low HOA fees in an intimate ALL BRICK (no split-face block) Edgewater Beach newer construction building. New AC. Available now."





Geno Petro | CHICAGO REALTOR®





@genopetro


SOLD! Listed For Sale: Edgewater Beach Condo

6121 N Winthrop Ave 3S, Chicago, IL 60660

Offered at $424,000   JUST SOLD!

'Classic Contemporary' 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Condo in the Edgewater Beach neighborhood of Chicago. Walk to the lake and Granville Red Line 'L' stop. Move-in ready. EZ to Show! Text, call or email:

773-720-2634

showings@genopetro.house


"...still feels new! Highly upgraded 3 Bed | 2 Bath Simplex Condo, just steps from the lake, Whole Foods & Red Line (Granville L stop). This 1700 sq ft unit features hand-milled carpentry and hardwood floors throughout: welcoming foyer with built-in bench seat & coat cupboard, arched doorways, crown molding, wainscoting, high-end fixtures and mantle fireplace. Wonderful chef's kitchen has stainless steel appliances, hood, wine/beverage fridge, island, bar stool seating, granite counters, and custom cabinets. Spacious master suite with nice walk-in closet and spa master bath: steam shower, custom body sprays, whirlpool tub and double sink vanity. Enjoy two wonderful balconies--one with year-round shade, the other always sunny. Full size in-unit washer/dryer. Garage Parking & separate Private Storage Room (walk-in) included. Low HOA fees in an intimate ALL BRICK (no split-face block) Edgewater Beach newer construction building. New AC. Available now."





Geno Petro | CHICAGO REALTOR®





@genopetro


Saturday, August 13, 2016

SOLD! Sunday August 14, 2016 Open House

SOLD IN 8 DAYS!

NOON -- 2PM

2222 W Belmont Ave 304 , Chicago 60618
$574,900













Most sought-after boutique elevator building in Roscoe Village. Stunning corner unit--completely remodeled in 2015 with highest-end luxury finishes: smart home enabled (NEST Therm& CO2, KEVO, RHEEM WiFi water heater, etc.), crystal chandeliers, 'Adorne' outlets, $10K custom built-ins (by designer of Louis Vuitton store displays internationally). Extra wide footprint, open concept with gorgeous kitchen, custom cabinetry, Viking & Sub-Zero appliances (just serviced), LG W/D, beverage cooler, quartzite countertops. Made for entertaining and enjoying. Gas fireplace with marble exterior. Stunning crown moldings & mill work. New, wide plank hardwood throughout. Master bath with huge separate shower, jet tub, his/her vanities & his/her walk-in closets. Southern exposure, no street noise with large, 29’ private balcony. Private rooftop deck space with spectacular city & panoramic views. Attached/heated garage parking & storage included. 2 blocks to the village.Top school district: Audubon.



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Friday, July 29, 2016

Wicker Park Open House

$914,900  September 2016 Delivery















1725 W. LeMoyne 2, Chicago, IL  60622 (Wicker Park)

Open 12:30 to 3PM Sunday July 31, 2016



Geno Petro | CHICAGO REALTOR®





@genopetro




Sunday, May 15, 2016

Andersonville Cafe Society

Kopi Cafe






























Kopi Cafe, in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago, has been one of my favorite spots for 20+ years. Sidewalk seating is now open so you can chill outside, literally, Check it.




Geno Petro | CHICAGO REALTOR®





@genopetro

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Chicago Pothole Alert

Irving Park & Clarendon

























How about this landmine at the corner of Irving Park Rd and Clarendon in the Wrigleyville neighborhood of Chicago? Been there for a couple months now. A pot/man-hole disaster just waiting to happen. Cyclists, non-SUV drivers, and jaywalkers beware.



Geno Petro | CHICAGO REALTOR®





@genopetro

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Chicago Dog Friendly Apartment Rentals

RIP Big E (2002-2014)


Click Here >>> for the latest New, Price Changed & Re-Activated Chicago Dog Friendly Rentals

STARTING AT $725 MONTHLY

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