Buy My Condo

Brenda and I have officially put our condo up for sale. We’re hopefully starting a family soon, and need a bigger space than this wonderful, corner unit 1 bedroom that I have lived in for the last 6 years. Here is a description:

“Quiet, tree lined street. Bright corner unit in the coveted ’08 tier – the largest one bedrooms in the building. Immaculate condition. New carpet & freshly painted perfect for 1st time buyer. Additional storage areas and bike room. Building has reserves of one million dollars; owners haven’t had to pay for a special assessment in 16 years. Monthly assessments have not been increased in the last 6 years – include Direct TV, heat, water, electricity and all utilities/maintenance. Unit has access to a large roof-top deck that has grills, lounge chairs and overlooks Lake Michigan and Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs. Easy public transportation, public golf course, driving range and Lake Michigan all in walking distance. Wait list for parking in building, but multiple parking options available near by. The building is FHA approved.”

The price is $149,000 and here are some pictures:


Living Room

Living Room again

dining room





Our agent is Stephanie Izenstark-Woods (office: 312-254-0200, cell: 312-925-3375, email:

If you, or anyone you know wants an awesome 1 bedroom, 1 bath in Chicago, this is your place! Feel free to pass this on.

Much love.

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About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation ( He is author of the award winning book Love Is an Orientation (2009), its interactive DVD curriculum (2011), and recently an academic ebook titled Our Last Option: How a New Approach to Civility can Save the Public Square (2013). Andrew is a regular contributor to a variety of media outlets and frequently lectures at universities around the world. Since 2010 Andrew has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on issues of bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and theological aspects of reconciliation. For twelve years he lived in the LGBT Boystown neighborhood of Chicago, and is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland, where he is teaching and researching at the University of St. Andrews earning his PhD in Constructive Theology with a focus on the Theology of Culture. Andrew's research centers on the cultural, political, and religious dynamics of reconciliation. Andrew is married to Brenda, and you can find him elsewhere on Twitter (@Andrew_Marin), Facebook (AndrewMarin01), and Instagram (@andrewmarin1).

  • Jon Trouten

    Good luck with the sale. I know a bunch of folks around here who’ve made quick house and condo sales within a few weeks of going on the market.

    BTW, you two will make good parents. :)

  • Mrs T

    I just e-mailed several friends about the condo. It seems like such a bargain!
    When is the due date? I forgot to say that my son(& wife) is/are having a baby due in Feb.

  • Andrew Marin

    Jon – And when we get a bigger place, Bren and I can’t wait to have your family over to hang out!

    Mrs T – Brenda isn’t pregnant yet. Just trying. Congrats on being a Grandma though!

  • sharon sidell

    okay….very well decorated condo…way to go Brenda Kay! And I can see no spidals either! We had a blast with you two this past weekend. I wish we could do it more often. Praying for you and the future of your family and jobs!

    Oh and if you just so happen want to move three houses down from us….to live closer to parents/grandparents….there is a house for sale for less than the one you are currently looking at…..hmmmm not a bad idea…Andrew wouldn’t you love to live in the town you grew up in????

    PLEASE???? come be our neighbor!!!!

  • Mrs T

    Hey, we Lakeviewers have ‘dibs’ on Andrew & Brenda! He can always visit friends in the ‘burbs. He Heeee!!
    Andrew, where are you going if the condo sells soon? Is there an attic at the church? That would be cheaper! :) :)