Pilsen Real Estate

pilsen-chicago-ilChicago’s Pilsen neighborhood might be one of the city’s most underrated. You’ll find storefront art galleries, the resonance of church bells on Sunday, bicycle-powered food carts, and the best Mexican restaurants in town (I stop in Pilsen weekly for a taco fix). Local residents are lobbying to place sections of Pilsen on the historical district registry, and new development and rehabilitation are transforming the neighborhood into a contemporary place to live.

Pilsen is experiencing a transition as it relates to real estate. With lot of debate on the subject of gentrification in the area, the local alderman has been working hard to establish a historic district that would give tax breaks to Pilsen homeowners. While real estate here in Pilsen consists largely of multi-family homes, there has also been rapid growth of new construction lofts and condos in recent years. Pilsen is quickly becoming one of Chicago’s most promising neighborhoods when it comes to real estate.

If you’re searching for a realtor who can help you navigate the complicated Pilsen real estate landscape with ease, I’d love to help! You can search current Pilsen real estate listings below. Give me a call today, and let’s start searching for that dream home of yours, shall we?

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

The Little Italy & University Village | South Loop | Bridgeport | Printer’s Row


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Real Estate Market Stats

Zillow Home Value Index: $276,200

Home Size in Square Feet

Year Built

Local National
Zillow Home Value Index $276,200 $198,000
Median Single Family Home Value $275,900 $196,200
Median Condo Value $278,300 $212,300
Percent Homes Decreasing 20 0
Median List Price Per Sq Ft $217 $125
Median Sale Price 20 2,577,495
Property Tax $2,873 $2,147
Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.) 4% 3%
1-Yr. Change 11% 7.3%

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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 Pilsen or scope out other neighborhoods in Chicago with a top buyer’s agent, let’s chat! You can also scroll down to see current Pilsen 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 Pilsen? 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.
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