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.




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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.



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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Chicago Dog Friendly Apartment Rentals

RIP Big E (2002-2014)


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Friday, April 15, 2016

Top Ten Wrigleyville Real Estate Deals -- Spring 2016

























Visit my redesigned GenoPetro.House website (+ Chicago MLS real estate search engine) or click  here for my Top Ten Wrigleyville Real Estate Deals for Spring 2016. The beloved Cubs are off to a 9-1 season start and the Wrigleyville neighborhood of Chicago is going nuts--on every front.

This month I picked 9 Condos and 1 Single Family House priced from the $500K to $1.35 Million. None are my personal listings but I can say that several are priced and ready to be negotiated. Call, text, or email me anytime. My contact info is in both the banner and the side bar ( ^ >)





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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Free Chicago MLS Search Engine

Buses galore at LSD & Belmont Ave



















Looking for a spot near the Wrigleyville neighborhood of Chicago? Close to public transport? Steps to dining, entertainment, and the lake? Quick access to the Loop?

If so, check out my Chicago real estate website ( www.genopetro.house ) and real-time free MLS search engine for every listed property in the area.

*Condos from $80,000 to $4,5 Million

*Single Family Houses from $425,000 to $5 Million

*Multi-Units from $425,000 to $3.3 Million

*Residential Rentals from $775 to $11,500 monthly


Contact me via all the usual methods. (See links in sidebar)




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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Chicago Neighborhood Search. Word.




















Free expression across all Chicago neighborhoods. Pictured above: the 606 Trail @Central Park & Wabansia and a local thrift store on Sheridan Rd in Uptown.

Search the entire Chicago MLS and check out my free real estate search engine at www.genopetro.house



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Friday, April 08, 2016

Printers Row Condo

























Just sold a 2 bed/2bath condo in the Printers Row neighborhood of Chicago.  The relatively new construction high-rise, as you can see, is a lock box friendly zone. In other words, the majority of listing agents/Realtors associated with this address are not present for their respective showings. I had the buyers in this transaction and was present at both showings as well as the home inspection. In fact, I attend every showing for my clients, whether buy-side or sale-side. I personally show each of my listed properties and only supply a lock box in case of emergency or extreme scheduling conflict and only with non-occupied/vacant properties. Nonetheless, its a funny visual. Also, the showing instructions on the Chicago MLS read "Key in Lockbox on Fence." Double LOL.





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Friday, March 25, 2016

Uptown Chicago Relo?

Wilson & Magnolia Avenues, Chicago

























Not sure what the story is (was) with the Starbucks at Wilson & Magnolia in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Hopefully a Relocation is on the corporate menu. It was part of my morning coffee routine when showing properties in the area (and an ad hoc office/wireless hotspot on more than a few occasions).




Geno Petro | CHICAGO REALTOR®





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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Flashback Wrigleyville Storefront

'YESTERDAY'  at 1143 W Addison St, Chicago



















Anyone who has ever rolled down Addison St in the Wrigleyville neighborhood of Chicago has passed YESTERDAY,  the 100+ year old storefront pictured above.  Originally a barber shop then a TV repair store, YESTERDAY opened its doors as a comic and memorabilia business in 1976 and is still a neighborhood fixture 40 years later. "Where past meets present" says the sign above the front entrance. Totally.



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Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Uptown Chicago Prairie Style

Graeme Stewart Elementary School, Chicago



















Standing vacant in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago since 2013, the former Graeme Stewart Elementary school is a fine brick example of  Prairie School architecture.



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Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Chicago Real Estate Rubble

Western/Belmont/Clybourn, Chicago  March 2016

























Pictured Above: The intersection of Western/Belmont/Clybourn Avenues near the Roscoe Village neighborhood of Chicago. What once was the Belmont 'Flyover' is now concrete and rebar rubble. Completion ETA: Not Soon Enough.



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Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Old School Chicago Shoe Repair




Tucked away in a basement storefront at the corner of Irving Park and Clarendon (on the Wrigleyville neighborhood | Uptown neighborhood cusp), Kell's is an old school Chicago shoe repair shop (keys & belts, too according to the signs). And...they did a great re-furb of the wife's Ferragamos (pictured above)



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Monday, February 29, 2016

Wrigleyville Recycle

purple sofa in Chicago
























One man's trash is another man's...well, trash. I spotted this crushed velvet toss-away in the recycle room of the Park Place Towers condominium building at 655 W Irving Park Rd (Wrigleyville neighborhood of Chicago). Safe to say, no animals were harmed in the upholstering of this sofa although some interior decorating feathers were no doubt ruffled over its domestic lifespan.

RIP (Rest In Purple) and whose ever apartment this came from, let's only hope the carpet doesn't match the drapes.




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Friday, February 26, 2016

Chicago Polar Plunge 2016




















Check it:  http://sochicago.org/chicago-polar-plunge/


Think I'll sit this one out...again, for several reasons--lack of swimming skills, unnecessary additional shrinkage, etc.  But Please, do indulge yourself if you care. And if you have the means to donate, even better: It's for the Special Olympics.





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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Argyle Street Pop Art

Argyle Street, Chicago


































Checking out the Argyle Street Pho joints in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago on a February evening






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@genopetro




Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Free Chicago Real Estate MLS Search Engine


 230 S Lasalle St, Chicago











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Albany Park | Lincoln Square Neighborhood Bridal Boutique showing its 2016 pre-spring colors.


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