South Side (Chicago, IL)
By Julie Woodward-Trenker, ABR, ASP, CRS, RFS
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage-Lakeview)
Some of our southern communities in Chicago have remained forgotten relics of the past.  Bronzeville, was one of them.  Until now.  Bronzeville's history may have lacked glamour, but it certainly did not lack culture.  "It's name came from James J. Gentry, a theatre editor for Anthony Overton, the Cosmetic King and publisher of the Chicago Bee, who suggested using the coined word "Bronzeville" to identify the community since it more accurately described the skin tone of most of its inhabitants", according to the Encyclopedia of Chicago.  Not exactly the kind legacy one would expect.  But despite its title, Bronzeville was home to some of the most significant African American contributors of our wonderful city.  Black intellectuals, politicians, sports figures, artists, and writers calle...
Comments 0
By Mr. Whyte
(whyte house Properties)
Gentrification has caused investors to flip the investing coin. Rehabber and developers have swarmed the Southside (Bridgeport, Back of the Yards, Chatham, South Shore, Englewood, Bronzeville) looking to flip a house for a chunk of change.  As we all know, what they've done is jacked up the prices. Now unless you're an investment group, have a line of credit or GOD it's difficult to realize a decent profit in south side market, on the front end.   So with the limited possibility of making minor updates and flipping to make a quick 70 to 100K new investors have the option of (1) following the innovators to the Westside and pray that there's a property left to be flipped or  (2) be innovative and realize the other side of real estate investing coin:  the back end... or simply, appreciatio...
Comments 1
Community Sponsor Chicago, IL Real Estate Professionals