Wicker Park Real Estate

wicker-park-chicago-ilI remember hanging out in Wicker Park with my brother in late 1980 / early 1990… what a difference a decade or two can make. We bounced around from one cool loft to one cool flat in a traditional brick multi family. Rent was cheap. Music and art were plentiful. Michael used to read poetry at Estelle’s; usually after many cocktails. Wicker Park has matured, but thankfully she has not lost her gritty, down to earth charm.

The Wicker Park real estate market has found her groove, with homes and condos selling at a brisk pace. Modern design can be found in every corner of the neighborhood, blending harmoniously with the traditional vintage houses that are the mainstay of Wicker Park’s housing stock. Wicker Park real estate also includes new construction condo buildings and loft conversions. The new construction housing options may not be the ideal for the Wicker Park purist, but they do provide affordable real estate options to the young singles and couples looking to land in this vibrant community.

Wicker Park real estate features a variety of housing styles and price ranges. Condos take the form of vintage walk-ups, rustic lofts and new-construction three-flats and mid-rises. Single-family homes range from smaller cottages and bungalows to gut-rehabbed greystones and multi-million-dollar new construction. The Wicker Park Historic District features a number of historic 19th century mansions that also fetch top dollar. Single family homes in the area range from $450,000 to $3M, while condos range from the mid-$200,000s to $925,000.

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Bucktown | Humboldt Park | Ukrainian Village | Logan Square

Real Estate Market Stats

Zillow Home Value Index: $464,900

Home Size in Square Feet

Year Built

Local National
Zillow Home Value Index $464,900 $195,700
Median Single Family Home Value $843,800 $194,200
Median Condo Value $431,800 $209,700
Median 2-Bedroom Home Value $416,400 $153,400
Median 3-Bedroom Home Value $549,900 $189,700
Percent Homes Decreasing 9.1% 16%
Median List Price Per Sq Ft $331 $125
Median Sale Price 89 2,440,747
Property Tax $5,913 $2,147
Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.) 7.5% 3.2%
1-Yr. Change 6.8% 6.9%

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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 Wicker 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 Wicker 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 Wicker 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.
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