Albany Park Real Estate

albany-park-chicago-ilChicago’s Albany Park neighborhood boasts diversity from both the cultural and real estate standpoint. It is one of the most ethnically diverse places to live in the United States–over 40 different languages are spoken in its public schools! It is also home to the “Koreatown” of Chicago.

Real Estate housing options vary from brick multi-unit courtyard buildings near the Kimball and Lawrence ‘El’ (elevated train) hub to elegant two- and three-flats on the outskirts of the neighborhood. The western streets of the neighborhood are dotted with sturdy brick bungalows that evoke a rare brand of vintage charm. You’ll get a ton of value for your money here–for instance, a quaint frame two-flat in Albany Park can be had for $375,000–about the same price one would pay for a two bedroom condo in other popular north side neighborhoods.

If you’re looking for more information on Albany Park, or a realtor to help you guide the various real estate options the area provides, I’d love to talk with you! Also feel free to browse Albany Park real estate listings below. I can’t wait to help you find your dream home!

For information on real estate close to Albany Park see these links below

Ravenswood | Lincoln Park | Sauganash | North Center

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Real Estate Market Stats

Zillow Home Value Index: $261,700

Home Size in Square Feet

Year Built

Local National
Zillow Home Value Index $261,700 $226,800
Median Single Family Home Value $354,200 $226,300
Median Condo Value $191,400 $235,200
Median 2-Bedroom Home Value $299,400 $174,600
Median 3-Bedroom Home Value $348,200 $219,900
Median 4-Bedroom Home Value $416,200 $348,700
Percent Homes Decreasing 235 2,729,794
Median List Price Per Sq Ft $277 $140
Median Sale Price $253,600 $234,900
Property Tax 236 2,729,794
Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.) 235 2,729,794
1-Yr. Change -2.6% 5.4%

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Q: There are so many neighborhoods to choose from, how do I know which neighborhood is best for me?
A: I suggest to clients that they make a list of what they want their day to day life to look like. That list might include things like: easy access to public transportation; ½ mile from the the lake; tree-lined streets with mostly single family homes; close to bars and restaurants; top level public elementary school; trendy, up and coming… start big, winnow down and prioritize. I also suggest that clients look at a few places in several neighborhoods to get an understanding of what each neighborhood offers. It’s all about options, choices and priorities.
If you’d like to know more about Albany Park or scope out other neighborhoods in Chicago with a top buyer’s agent, let’s chat! You can also scroll down to see current Albany Park real estate listings. I look forward to hearing from you! Let’s find your dream home, shall we?
Q: Should I work with a real estate agent?
A: Yes, there are several benefits to working with a real estate agent, especially an experienced top drawer agent. Not only will she be able to give you an accurate value assessment for the property you fall in love with, you’ll likely get a better deal if she is a bear in negotiations. And your agent will advocate for your best interests throughout the transaction. You may also get access to properties not yet actively listed – which is especially important in a hot real estate market such as Chicago! Additionally, when working with an agent, you don’t just get access to her expertise – you get access to her entire network of advisors, lenders, contractors, and more.
Looking to sell your home in Albany Park? Call me to talk about how the #1 brokerage firm in Chicago, and one of its top listing agents (me!), can help you stage, price, market and sell your home for maximum value. It's never too soon to begin; preparation to list time can range from 14 to 120+ days, depending on how many closets there are to purge.
Call Debra at (312) 307-4909

Listings in Albany Park