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New on The Market This Week (12/9/13 ): Wicker Park, Chicago
Brad Magnant, Brad Magnant (EXIT Strategy Realty)

Listing Pick of The Week in Wicker Park. 

 

                                                                             

 

 

 

*2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

*Granite/Stainless Steel Kitchen

*Modern Open Layout

*Generous Room Sizes          

 

ID: BEM084992011231

 

 For more information & pictures, Call/Text/Email today!

 

Looking For Something Different in Wicker Park?

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Brad Magnant 
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Listing Picks of The Week: Wicker Park, Chicago
Brad Magnant, Brad Magnant (EXIT Strategy Realty)

TOP PICKS FOR THIS WEEK

 

WICKER PARK, CHICAGO

 

 

Home Features
* Eco Friendly * Espresso Hardwood * Fabulous Patio Space * Walkout Balcony and Great Common Rooftop Space 

 

 

Home Features
* Ultra Modern Design * Hardwood Throughout * Gourmet Chef's Kitchen * Walkout Balcony and Great Common Rooftop Space

 

 

 

 

Home Features

* OPEN layout * 1 Garage Spot Included * Giant Rooftop Space * Short Walk to 6 Corners 

 

Home Features

* Hardwood Floors Throughout * Updated Granite and Stainless Steel Kitchen * Fireplace * Giant Master Walkin Closet 

 

 

Home Features
* Awesome Duplex * Private Entry * Updated Granite and Stainless Steel Kitchen * Plenty of Closet Space 

 

About the Neighborhood

Wicker Park is a fast growing community on Chicago's west side featuring several outlets to enjoy art, shopping and dining.

Wicker park is known for it's "6 corners" entertainment district located on the intersecting roads of Milwuakee, Damen, and North Avenues. With a Blue line stop right near all of the action, it's no wonder this hot spot attracts so many. 

Hungry? Big Star was featured in an article in Food and Wine Magazine and is a great spot for Taco's drinks and friends. Especially during the summer months on their outdoor patio. 

 

 For more information, pictures, or to see other great condos... Call today!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Where in Wicker Park? : Tuesday Taco Night
Brad Magnant, Brad Magnant (EXIT Strategy Realty)

"Learn About The Best Spots in Wicker Park"

It's Tuesday, I'm hungry and the snow is falling heavily here in Chicago. Part of me wants to pack it in for the day, but part of me wants to enjoy the delicious $2 tacos at The Beetle. The fried fish tacos with the lime pepper aioli are fantastic!

On the corner of Maplewood and Chicago Ave, The Beetle located just south of Wicker Park in the Humboldt/Ukranian Village Neighborhood. It offers a relaxing atmosphere inside and a nice patio for those lovely (and seemingly so far off) summer nights. But, Trust me the food alone is well worth the trip. 

Not in a Taco mood tonight? No problem! The Beetle offers a great menu featuring traditional bar favorites that don't skimp on creativity or portions. Try the Backwoods Burger or Up in Smoke Pizza. You won't be disappointed. 

Last but not least, I wouldn't do it justice without mentioning the great craft beer selction they have. It's enough to satisfy even the biggest beer snob you know (not that that's a bad thing).

So next time you're craving a Taco, a delicious craft beer, or just in the neighborhood, stop on in!

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Where in Wicker Park? : Late Night Eats...Tacos
Brad Magnant, Brad Magnant (EXIT Strategy Realty)

"Learn About The Best Spots in Wicker Park"

After a late night on the town on 6 corners, you're bound to work up an appetite. Have no fear, Flash Taco is here! Conveniently located right in the middle of 6 corners, it's a hot spot for late night eats. Every now and then you'll see a nice little cash only taco stand cooking up food curbside. But in those cold winter months, and for those who don't carry cash (like me) there's always the option to go in. If you're lucky enough, you'll even get to sit down to enjoy this delicious mexican fare. 

Flash Taco serves up all of the favorites from tacos and nachos to huarraches and fajutas. Personally I'm a big fan of their nachos where they surely don't skimp on the meat or cheese. Their burritos are a close second. For you bargain hunters out there, they even have a great dollar menu available to order from.  

What I like best about Flash Taco (after their food of course) is their hours. They're pretty much ALWAYS open so if the craving hits, you don't have to wait until after dark to enjoy. They're open at 11am daily, and open as late as 6am on weekends TALK ABOUT CONVENIENCE!

Not in the mood to foot it over there? No problem, they deliver.

So Next time you're out in Wicker Park, and craving more than a greasy burger and fries, stop by Flash Taco! 

 

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Where in Wicker Park?: Haircuts
Brad Magnant, Brad Magnant (EXIT Strategy Realty)

"Learn About The Best Spots in Wicker Park"

After sampling a few local barber shops in Wicker Park, I came across Floyd's 99 barbershop. It's near Wood St on busy Milwaukee Ave. If you're not watching out for it, you might miss it like I did. While I found out it is a franchise, they are very good at what they do and don't feel like a cookie cutter operation. It's a haircut and atmosphere unlike any other.

From the moment you walk in you feel welcomed by both the front desk as well as the barbers/stylists. Maintaining a busy schedule, I usually walk in without an appointment with ease. In the event they're busy, no worries! They have a great selection of magazines to keep you occupied. 

Once you get in the chair, that's where the experience really begins. You start to notice the great music they're playing (I believe they have their own streaming playlist) which is a nice alternative to hearing the same "today's hits" everywhere you go. Their affinity to great music doesn't just stop their as you'll also see wall to wall of posters of musicians and bands. Once your surroundings sink in...then comes the haircut, I mean that's what you were coming for in the first place, right? 

Granted, my haircut is fairly standard..."4 on the sides, leave some on the top to spike and style" you'd be surprised how many times previous stylists have left me with an uneven, and awkward look. Here, it's great to be at a place that can not only listen to what you want, but also execute that style while interjecting their knowledgable suggestions as well. I can't say I have a "favorite" stylist just yet but that's probably simply because all of them do a great job.

Their haircuts start at $24 ($17 for a buzz cut only) and if you're seeking more of a salon treatment, not to worry. They have a wide variety of services and product to compliment anyone's experience. I usually opt for the massaging shampoo myself. 

 

So Next time you're in Wicker Park, and in need of a great haircut and good tunes stop by Floyd's 99 Barbershop. 

 

Website: http://www.floydsbarbershop.com/Shops.aspx?LocationID=131

The Barbershop for Men & Women - Floyd's 99 Barber Shop

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Why the Newest listings for Wicker Park Sometimes…Aren’t!
Brad Magnant, Brad Magnant (EXIT Strategy Realty)

You are doing some serious house-hunting. 

You’ve been Googling "newest Wicker Park listings", but when you click on the most popular sites, somehow the ‘newest Wicker Park listings’ are the same ones you’ve seen before. Worse, some of them turn out to have been sold! Or the price was wrong! Or the agent isn’t even the agent anymore!

What is going on? Doesn’t Google (or Bing, or Yahoo!) promise to show you sites with the newest listings in town? How can the most popular sites (at the top of their results page: Zillow, Realty.com, Trulia) be showing "newest listings" that were sold last month? Or contact numbers that take you to an answering machine that never calls back? 

The answer is not mysterious, but it can take a while to catch on. The top of the search engine results pages show the biggest national real estate sites because they target the national audience (and pay huge amounts to the search engines!). Hundreds of thousands of house-hunters click on them all the time because everyone in the country sees them first. 

The disappointment comes because of the near impossibility of their keeping current in every locality in the U.S. They can’t keep up with the avalanche of changes: changes in the asking price; changes in the listing agent; changes in availability. That becomes obvious when your contacts return a home under contractor property sold or infuriatingly... silence.

The good news is that the solution is just a couple of lines lower on those Bing or Google search results. Serious Chicago buyers do figure it out eventually, and look down the search engine listings to find a web address that looks more like it connects with a Wicker Park real estate brokerage. That leads to listings overseen by Chicago businesspeople who deal every day with the homes their pages show. When they change, Chicago agents know it first. 

Even better for you, you’re already here – a click away from what you are looking for – and just one click more from my invitation to visit the newest listings in Wicker Park!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Interested in a Wicker Park For Sale By Owner Home?
Brad Magnant, Brad Magnant (EXIT Strategy Realty)

Suppose you are driving by one of those ‘For Sale by Owner’ yard sign and the house looks good...

Do you screech to a halt, jump out and rush up to the front door to a deal? More likely, you jot down the phone number (hopefully one is visible, though with For Sale By Owner signs, it’s not always the case) so you can call up your agent to get the details.

Veteran buyers considering a Wicker Park For Sale by Owner (FSBO) property know why it’s highly beneficial to use their agent from the start.  Even if you have found the home yourself, you should want that first call to go to an agent. 

Here’s why:

  • Agents offer advanced relationships that stand to improve your bottom line. For example, timing often can make or break a deal, and agents can utilize their network of the Wicke Park lenders who have proven most reliable.  Agents are also likely to have vetted referrals for specialized services to address fireplace and chimney issues, drainage, asbestos removal, etc.
  • Agents are experienced negotiators whose familiarity with Wicker Perk real estate requirements strengthens your position (e.g credits and repairs). Agents understand potential issues likely to come up at inspection and can help you evaluate each item in your inspection report. 
  • Some buyers believe they can save money by not using an agent in Wicker Park For Sale by Owner transactions. Sometimes that happens, but more often than not, it’s the FSBO owner whose heart is set on pocketing that extra 2.5 – 3%.  Agents can save you money in other ways --  by negotiating a lower selling price, proposing intangible benefits (like cash for closing), etc.  

Circumstances differ, but the bottom line value an experienced agent adds is a clear understanding of the complications and issues that often arise during dealings – whether ‘For Sale by Owner’ or not.   To get to closing, be sure your agent is involved. And if you’re looking for an agent, I would love to help. Call me today to discuss how I will help!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brad Magnant 
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