Elite Street: Chicago luxury real estate
Bob Goldsborough on Chicago's upper-bracket buyers and sellers.
December 12, 2013
Former Chicago White Sox pitcher Jose Contreras on Dec. 2 listed his seven-room condominium unit on Lake Shore Drive on the Gold Coast for $849,900.
December 5, 2013
The beat goes on at the former R. Kelly mansion in Olympia Fields.
November 28, 2013
Former WMAQ-Ch. 5 and WFLD-Ch. 32 news anchor and reporter Jeff Goldblatt has taken a loss on his four-bedroom, ranch-style home in Riverwoods, selling it recently for $485,000.
November 21, 2013
Former Chicago Blackhawks center Dave Bolland, who scored the series-winning goal in the final game of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final, on Friday sold his seven-bedroom, 6,100-square-foot mansion in west Lincoln Park for $1.95 million.
November 14, 2013
Golfer Jeff Sluman last month sold his four-bedroom condo in a North Lake Shore Drive high-rise on the Gold Coast for $1.2 million.
November 7, 2013
Former Chicago Bears offensive tackle Gabe Carimi, who was traded in June to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has sold his renovated, five-bedroom, ranch-style house in Highland Park for $942,500.
October 31, 2013
WBBM-Ch. 2 weekday news anchor Rob Johnson has listed his six-bedroom house in Hinsdale for $1.19 million.
October 10, 2013
D. Cameron Findlay, ADM's recently hired senior vice president and general counsel, last month paid $2.62 million for a 21st-floor condo in a new tower in Chicago's Lincoln Park community.
October 17, 2013
Former Chicago Bears punter Brad Maynard has sold his five-bedroom, 5,971-square-foot house in Long Grove for $1.25 million.
September 19, 2013
Former Chicago Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano on Friday listed his three-bedroom, 3,828-square-foot penthouse condominium in River North for $2.95 million.
11:34 PM EDT, October 2, 2013
WLS-Ch. 7 principal meteorologist Jerry Taft has sold his five-bedroom, 4,000-square-foot house in a Lemont gated community for $627,000.
8:52 PM EDT, September 25, 2013
WLS-AM afternoon co-host Roe Conn on Sept. 9 listed his five-bedroom, Lincoln Park neighborhood mansion for $2.88 million.
September 12, 2013
New Northwestern University head basketball coach Chris Collins paid $2.55 million for a newly built seven-bedroom house in Winnetka.
September 5, 2013
Former Chicago Blackhawks center Dave Bolland, who scored the game-winning goal in the final game of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final, on Tuesday listed his seven-bedroom, 6,100-square-foot mansion in west Lincoln Park for $1.9 million.
August 29, 2013
Retired Chicago Bears offensive tackle James "Big Cat" Williams has listed his 9,170-square-foot house in Lake Forest for $1.75 million.
August 22, 2013
The longtime ranch-style home of Chicago Cubs legend Ron Santo recently came on the market in Bannockburn for $719,000.
August 8, 2013
Former WLS-Ch. 7 anchor and Healthbeat reporter Sylvia Perez, whose 24-year run ended when her contract was not renewed, has listed her five-bedroom, 4,195-square-foot mansion in Hinsdale for $2.4 million.
August 15, 2013
Chicago Bears offensive tackle Jermon Bushrod, who joined the team in March after signing a five-year, $35 million deal, has paid $790,000 for a four-bedroom, 3,500-square-foot house in Vernon Hills.
July 4, 2013
Longtime political strategist and NBC News political analyst David Axelrod, who has advised President Barack Obama in both of his successful presidential election campaigns, has listed his three-bedroom condominium unit in Lake Point Tower on Lake Shore Drive for $1.25 million.
August 1, 2013
WKSC-FM morning personality Christopher "Brotha' Fred" Frederick, who in early 2011 replaced Kevin "DreX" Buchar as the voice of the Top 40 station known as Kiss FM, late last month paid $865,000 for a two-bedroom, 53rd-floor unit in a new condominium building in downtown Chicago.
June 20, 2013
Former WLS-Ch. 7 weekend weather forecaster Mark Bishop on Friday sold his four-bedroom house in far south suburban Bourbonnais for $295,000. He has moved to Nashville, Tenn., where he will be a professor at Trevecca Nazarene University.
June 13, 2013
WGN-Ch. 9 reporter Julie Unruh has a contract pending to sell her three-bedroom vintage house in east Winnetka, which is listed for $819,000.
May 30, 2013
Former WBBM-Ch. 2 sports director Mark Malone, who played quarterback for a decade in the NFL, has sold his two-bedroom, 2,200-square-foot condo in a Greektown loft building for $557,500.
May 16, 2013
Former Blackhawks coach Trent Yawney has listed his five-bedroom, 4,000-square-foot home in Park Ridge for $1.1 million.
April 18, 2013
Retired White Sox slugger Frank Thomas has listed two houses, one in Libertyville and the other outside Las Vegas, asking for a combined $4.45 million.
April 25, 2013
Former major league pitcher Braden Looper last month took a loss on his five-bedroom, 4,209-square-foot house in Palos Heights, selling it for $630,000. He and his wife, an Illinois native, bought the brick and stone house for $860,000 in 2004, at the height of his playing career.
May 2, 2013
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte has paid $1.47 million for a five-bedroom, French Normandy-style house on nearly 5 acres in Mettawa, about 35 miles northwest of the city.
March 28, 2013
Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano took a major loss this week on his 13-room house in River Forest, selling it for $675,000.
April 11, 2013
Former Chicago Blackhawks right wing Martin Lapointe has listed his seven-bedroom mansion in Hinsdale for $3.5 million.
March 7, 2013
Former Chicago Bulls guard Jannero Pargo and his wife, "Basketball Wives LA" reality show star Malaysia Pargo, have placed their seven-bedroom, 11,887-square-foot mansion in Riverwoods on the market for $2.4 million.
February 21, 2013
Former Chicago Bears defensive end Adewale Ogunleye has been hit for a loss on his 3,560-square-foot house in Vernon Hills, selling it Jan. 31 for $532,450.
March 21, 2013
Retired Cubs star Ryne Sandberg sold his 2,500-square-foot, vintage co-op unit last week in Streeterville for $580,000.
January 31, 2013
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte is on the verge of selling his five-bedroom house in Vernon Hills, which is listed for $729,000.
February 5, 2013
Someone paid a near-record price for a Winnetka mansion.
November 22, 2012
K-Hits 104.3 morning co-host Ed Volkman has listed his four-bedroom condominium unit on Lake Shore Drive for slightly less than $2 million.
January 3, 2013
WBBM-Ch. 2 weekend sports anchor Megan Mawicke has paid more than $1.2 million for a newly built, 4,200-square-foot house on the North Side.
February 7, 2013
The six-bedroom, 27,000-square-foot mansion in Winnetka that once was listed for $32 million came back on the market last week for $21.9 million.
July 30, 2010
Chicago Blackhawks right winger Marian Hossa has paid $2.35 million for a three-bedroom, 3,940-square-foot condo unit in a Streeterville high-rise.
November 24, 2010
February 28, 2013
WBBM-Ch. 2 general assignment reporter Suzanne Le Mignot on Feb. 19 sold her three-bedroom, 3,000-square-foot town house on the Near North Side for $990,000.
November 15, 2012
Former Chicago Bulls guard/forward Thabo Sefolosha, now with the Oklahoma City Thunder, has listed his three-bedroom town home in Northbrook for $499,000.
5:31 PM EDT, June 11, 2010
Former Chicago Blackhawks defenseman and team captain Adrian Aucoin, who now skates for the Phoenix Coyotes, has cut the asking price of his six-bedroom house in Hinsdale, which first came on the market in February, to $1.995 million from $2.099 million.
March 28, 2010
Chicago Bears defensive tackle Israel Idonije has taken a significant loss on his three-bedroom house in Vernon Hills, selling it for $480,000.
December 13, 2012
Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Sheldon Brookbank and his wife have paid exactly $1 million to buy a four-bedroom, five-year-old house in Roscoe Village.
August 20, 2010
Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman has listed his five-bedroom house in far north suburban Green Oaks for $1.399 million.
July 16, 2010
Having just agreed in early July to a five-year, $40 million contract with the Charlotte Bobcats, former Chicago Bulls forward Tyrus Thomas is moving to cut some remaining ties with the Chicago area, taking a huge loss on his two-bedroom condo in Northbrook.
August 27, 2010
Dallas Stars winger Adam Burish, who last month left the Blackhawks just three weeks after helping the team win the Stanley Cup, has listed his two-bedroom duplex penthouse condo unit in River North for $1.05 million.
December 13, 2009
In a move that will help to thin out what may be the heftiest local residential real estate portfolio of any Chicago Cubs player, starting pitcher ace Ryan Dempster has placed a 13-room mansion in Lakeview on the market for $2.25 million.
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