DePaul Real Estate

depaul-chicago-ilIf you’re searching for a highly walkable, charming, and quiet area of the city – this sub-neighborhood within Lincoln Park might be for you.

Named for the resident DePaul University, the streets of the DePaul neighborhood are walker and biker friendly, often filled with a mix of undergraduates and young singles, young parents and mothers with strollers. The bursting commercial and entertainment options in Lincoln Park encircle the DePaul neighborhood with local bars, interesting shops and great restaurants.

DePaul real estate boasts top end prices and exquisite residential architecture. New construction condos and single family homes are a common sight; however, the community is steeped in elegant traces of the Victorian era with stately brownstones and towering hundred-year-old trees.

The area is one of the most sought after when it comes to real estate. New real estate construction projects are plentiful, popping up in between the stately vintage buildings that remain from the old times. Real estate prices are in the upper bracket, with condos priced from $500,000 to $1million plus. Single-family homes tend to start around $1.4 million, but often fetch more than $5 million.

While this area is a bit too steep price-wise to house many students, the streets of DePaul are very much alive with bars, cafes and restaurants that reflect the student body. The new Theater School building is a beautiful piece of architecture and home to a lineup of cutting edge theatre productions.

If you’re searching for a realtor who can help you find the perfect home in DePaul or surrounding Lincoln Park, I’d love to help! (I’m a resident myself!) You can search current DePaul real estate listings below. Give me a call today, and let’s get on the hunt for that dream home of yours, shall we?

For information on real estate close to DePaul see these links below

Lakeview | Bucktown | Lincoln Park | Logan Square

Buying your first home? Click here for great tips and to find out Debra’s answers to the top four most common questions she receives from first time homebuyers.

Real Estate Market Stats

Zillow Home Value Index: $655,600

Home Size in Square Feet

Year Built

Local National
Zillow Home Value Index $655,600 $229,000
Median Single Family Home Value $1,033,900 $228,600
Median Condo Value $482,600 $236,100
Median 3-Bedroom Home Value $889,600 $222,100
Percent Homes Decreasing 41 2,691,541
Median List Price Per Sq Ft $390 $141
Median Sale Price 41 235,500
Property Tax 41 2,691,541
Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.) 41 2,691,541
1-Yr. Change -1.4% 5.2%

I’m often asked, “Who is your go-to handyman?" "Help, I need a plumber at 1am!" Where can I find a great home cook for my party?” "Where do I buy a fab bottle of bubbly for my special someone?" After 30 years in the business, I’ve gathered quite a list! That’s why I created my Little Black Book–a comprehensive, 80 page guide of my most trusted vendors, service providers, and partners in Chicago.

You can get access to a downloadable flip-book - just pop in your information below, and we will redirect you to that secret, special page.

* indicates required field
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 DePaul or scope out other neighborhoods in Chicago with a top buyer’s agent, let’s chat! You can also scroll down to see current DePaul 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 DePaul? 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 DePaul