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ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Hedge against rent increases with a new South Loop condo

1345 S Wabash

Run the rent vs own calculations on purchasing a new move-in ready South Loop condo at 1345 Wabash, and purchasing looks very attractive. Even on a pre-tax basis, monthly ownership costs are lower than rent. One-bedrooms at 1345 Wabash start at $229,900 and two-bedrooms at $289,900. The minimal-amenity approach at ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 7, 2015
North ShoreEvanston

Walk to Kellogg from a new Evanston townhome with high-rise amenities

E2

E2, Evanston’s newest rental high-rise, raises the bar on amenities, style and flexible living options in a walk-to-campus downtown location. E2 has a range of studio to 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments and unusual 3-bedroom, 2 ½ and 3 ½ bath tri-level townhomes. E2′s apartments and townhomes have plank floors, high ceilings, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 7, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Get social at K2 Apartments, your new neighborhood

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There was a day, not long ago, when newcomers to Chicago moved to low-rise neighborhoods to have a chance to meet their neighbors and hang out at the local bars and restaurants. In the past few years, rental high-rises have become the hot new neighborhoods and a great way to ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 7, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The Gold Coast and River North meet at Chestnut Place apartments

Tavern on Rush

Chicago’s most vibrant urban scenes are just outside your front door when you rent at Chestnut Place, 850 N State, on the border of River North and the Gold Coast. A short walk north takes you to Mariano Park, a lush triangle ringed by outdoor cafes, restaurants and bars. Head ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 7, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Is Brian Murphy Kale Realty’s worst rental scofflaw?

Kale Realty/ Craigslist

Several days ago we questioned whether Kale Realty is a rental service scofflaw, and suggested an affirmative answer. This morning we sampled a few of the 134 apartment ads that Kale’s Brian Murphy has active at Craigslist. What we found was ugly: ads posted without the legally required written authorization ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 6, 2015
ChicagoNorthwest Side

New single-family homes in Old Irving Park take a step forward

Basecamp Old Irving Park

Site clearance began last week at Basecamp Old Irving Park, a development of 48 new single-family homes. Ranquist Development‘s newest community has been generating a lot of buzz, based on its location and Ranquist’s track record of creating sophisticated, flexible, contemporary homes at approachable prices. The homes are on a ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 6, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

South Loop apartments across from Grant Park

Park Michigan sundeck

Residents of Park Michigan, the luxury apartment tower at 1212 S Michigan, enjoy grilling on their sundeck. One of the pleasures of relaxing on the sundeck is reveling in the proximity of Grant Park, across the street from Park Michigan. Trader Joe’s and Jewel-Osco are at the end of the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 6, 2015
ChicagoNorth Side

A spacious, new, open-plan Lincoln Park single-family

2510 Marshfield

The 6-bedroom, 3 ½ bath home at 2510 N Marshfield will far exceed your expectations for what $1.65M will buy you in a newly-built home in Lincoln Park. The home has Smart Home technology, top-of-the-line appliances, spacious rooms with high ceilings and multiple large outdoor spaces topped off by a ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 6, 2015

Tour a new Gold Coast / River North alcove studio apartment

State & Chestnut studio

Unless you’re an expert at visualizing how furniture can fit into a floor plan, you might miss the livability of the 03 tier of studios at the new State & Chestnut. The living area of the apartment lends itself to creating a sleeping area that’s separate from the space in ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 6, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Leasing office opens at the new New City apartments

New City

The New City apartment tower is nearing the date when it welcomes its first residents and has opened its on-site leasing office at 1457 N Halsted St, Suite L400. New City’s stylish apartments offering stunning views of the Loop and lakefront skyline, and dramatic cityscape views to the west and ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 6, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Gold Coast 3-bedrooms from $3,250

Gold Coast aerial

It’s hard to find a more convenient location than 1111 North Dearborn. The full-amenity high-rise is on a beautiful street steps from scores of bars and restaurants, grocery shopping, CTA bus and Red Line transportation. The Division Street Farmers Market and Oak Street Beach are a short walk away. 1111 ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 4, 2015

Is Kale Realty a rental service scofflaw?

Kale sign

Illinois law bars licensed real estate agents from advertising property without written permission and bans the “use of URL, domain name, metatag, keyword or other device or method intended to deceptively direct, drive or divert internet traffic or mislead consumers.” Kale Realty has been on our rental service do-not-call list ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 3, 2015

Only 3 homes still available for sale at Lexington Oaks in Palatine

Lexington Oaks

Sales have heated up recently at Lexington Oaks in Palatine, and only three homes remain available for sale. The 3-bedroom homes have two-and-a-half baths, 2-car garages, and span more than 1,800 square feet of living area in addition to a full basement. The homes are priced from $336,990. Lexington Oaks ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 2, 2015
ChicagoNorth Side

Rent in Lakeview’s only full-amenity luxury apartment tower

Halsted Flats

Lakeview’s Halsted Flats has a limited selection of apartments available for immediate and near-term occupancy. The apartments have high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, plank flooring and private balconies. Kitchens have white quartz counter tops, side-by-side refrigerator / freezers with an ice maker, gas ranges, a large peninsula island and a pantry ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 2, 2015
ChicagoNorth Side

Bargain-priced renovated Lakeview studios

3838 Broadway

The all-new, affordable studios at 3838 North Broadway are a dream come true in a prime Lakeview / Wrigleyville location. Apartments in the all-studio building, which has been renting up quickly, start at just $845 a month. Where you live is far more important than how much space you have ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 1, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Rent on the Gold Coast and River North’s Main Street

Chestnut Place

State Street is one of Chicago’s iconic thoroughfares, and it’s at its best in the Gold Coast and River North. More than 50 years ago the lyrics of a Frank Sinatra song summed up the magic of living on State Street: On State Street that great street I just want ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 1, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Transit-oriented apartments in the Fulton River District

K2

K2, the new luxury apartment community in the Fulton River District, is a transit-oriented development steps from scores of bars and restaurants and convenient to parks and shopping. Residents who commute by car appreciate K2′s quick access to the expressway grid, and those who rely on public transportation appreciate how ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 1, 2015
North ShoreEvanston

New Evanston townhomes have high-rise amenities

E2 townhome

The new E2 Apartments in downtown Evanston has 3-bedroom, 2 ½ and 3 ½ bath tri-level townhomes available for rent, in addition to single-level apartments in the towers. Townhome residents have access to E2′s extensive amenities and services, which rival anything you’ll find in the newest Chicago apartment communities, and ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 30, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Why Matt and Fernando bought in the South Loop at 1345 Wabash

1345 Wabash buyers

Matt and Fernando are among the newest homeowners at 1345 Wabash, the South Loop’s newest condo community, where 1-bedrooms start at $229,900 and 2-bedrooms at $289,900. We asked Matt and Feranndo a few questions about their purchase. Why 1345 Wabash? We were struck by three major things. 1. High quality ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 30, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A few apartments available at 1225 Old Town on fabulous Wells Street

1225 Old Town stretscape

With wide sidewalks lined with bars, restaurants, outdoor cafes, boutiques, one-of-a-kind shops and destination entertainment venues, Wells Street is one of the most attractive pedestrian thoroughfares in Chicago. It’s a great place to live. Apartments at Wells Street’s 1225 Old Town have rented quickly since the building opened several years ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 30, 2015