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We’ve transitioned our “Deals and finds” feature to a new format and schedule. Instead of twice-monthly updates, we’ll bring you news of special offers and rarely-available or one-of-a-kind apartments as soon as we learn about them. New posts are currently online for the Fulton River District, Gold Coast, Lakeview, Lincoln ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 14, 2015
North ShoreEvanston

Tour a one-bedroom apartment at the new E2 in Evanston

E2 model

E2, Evanston’s newest luxury apartment community, has five different one-bedroom floor plans. I toured four of them last week, all in the west tower, and had a favorite: the 1B plan. The wood-look floors throughout the unit and 9-foot ceilings are standards at E2 apartments. The feature that set this ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 1, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Furnished short-term apartments at Optima Center in Streeterville

Optima lobby

Optima Center is a 2-year old luxury apartment tower a block from Michigan Avenue in Streeterville. Optima Center has extensive amenities, including a full-floor fitness and aquatic center with a wraparound terrace, a half-floor resident club with another sprawling terrace, and a rooftop sundeck with a hydrotherapy pool, fire pits, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 31, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Why Rachel, Rafael and Joe rented at Gateway West Loop

Rachel, Gateway

There are as many reasons for choosing to rent at Gateway West Loop as there are people making the choices. Join YoChicago in the video to meet three new Gateway residents and hear their reasons. Joe, who had an extensive list of requirements for his new home, sums up: Gateway ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 31, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Start your South Loop condo tour with breakfast

1345 Wabash

Residents of the stylish new condos at 1345 Wabash in the South Loop can enjoy great dining options without venturing beyond the block they live on. Gioco, Asian Outpost, Flo & Santos and The Scout are just a few doors north You can visit one of those popular venues after ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 31, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Rent a River North one-bedroom for less than many studios

55 W Chestnut

If you’re looking for a studio in River North, you might be surprised to learn that you can afford a 1-bedroom at 55 West Chestnut. Currently available 1-bedrooms start at just $1,595 a month. 55 West Chestnut is a boutique high-rise with a business center, a fitness room, a resident ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 31, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Full-amenity apartments close to the Cermak Green Line

Green Line aerial

The futuristic new Green Line station at Cermak provides quick access to the Loop, the West Loop, the IIT campus and the University of Chicago hospitals. The Cermak station is just over a block from The LEX, a luxury apartment community that was built as a condo. The LEX is ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 31, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Sought-after 1225 Old Town has a few apartments coming available

1225 Old Town

The popularity of 1225 Old Town, a boutique high-rise at 1225 N Wells, ensures that few units are available at any given time. If you’re looking for immediate occupancy in this full-amenity, high-service luxury building, your only options are 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments renting at $3,672 and $3,783 a month. A ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 28, 2015

New homes in Park Ridge, Palatine and Kildeer available for quick delivery

Lexington Homes

If you’re looking for a new home that you can move into without a long lead time, you’re in luck. Lexington Homes, one of Chicago’s most experienced and innovative home builders, has homes available for occupancy now and in September and November. The homes have a bevy of features that ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 28, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Tour a one-bedroom model apartment at new Gateway West Loop

Gateway model

The West Loop was once a warehousing and distribution center, but it’s transitioned into the city’s hottest venue for bars, restaurants, night clubs and new office developments. Apartments at Gateway West Loop, the neighborhood’s newest apartment tower, have a loft aesthetic that pays homage to the West Loop’s history. Looking ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 28, 2015

Start your Chicago apartment hunt at a Habitat community

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If you’re relocating to Chicago, you can minimize the stress of your apartment hunt by starting with a trusted brand. The Habitat Company has held a spot in the top-tier of Chicago developers and management companies for more than 40 years. Habitat has built and renovated more than 13,000 units ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 27, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

First look at a New City 2-bedroom model

New City model

The sprawling New City development was alive with activity when I visited yesterday. The enormous new parking lot was open, the courtyard fountain was bubbling, Dick’s Sporting Goods and It’Sugar had just opened, Z Gallerie was being fitted out and work was likely underway inside Mariano’s, ArcLight Cinemas, Kings Bowl ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 27, 2015
North ShoreEvanston

Five furnished models at new E2 apartments in Evanston

E2 model

E2, the new two-tower luxury apartment complex in downtown Evanston, has rented far more rapidly than projected, and units in some tiers are fully rented and others are becoming scarce. Part of the reason for E2′s success is furnished models that enable renters to visualize how comfortably and stylishly they ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 26, 2015
ChicagoNorth Side

Walk to the World Series from Lakeview’s new Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats aerial

Halsted Flats, the first new full-amenity rental high-rise built in Lakeview in decades, is just a few minutes’ walk from Wrigley Field. With the Cubs bound for the World Series this year, it’s a good time to lock in one of the few apartments available at Halsted Flats. If you ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 26, 2015
ChicagoFar North

Rogers Park apartments steps from the Red Line

Reside on Morse

Whether your commute takes you to a Loop office or a Lincoln Park or Evanston campus, it’s hard to beat the convenience of a CTA Red Line stop just outside your front door. Reside on Morse has renovated studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments steps from the Red Line stop at ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 26, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Habitat to begin pre-leasing 1000 South Clark in October

1000 S Clark aerial

We’ve just received this news release on behalf of The Habitat Company: Chicago-based The Habitat Company, a leading multifamily property developer and manager in the United States, announced it has been awarded the property management contract for 1000 South Clark, a new 469-unit luxury apartment tower in Chicago’s South Loop ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 25, 2015

AptAmigo is not a friend of YoChicago

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Early last week I received a follow-up email pitch from Dan Willenborg, Co-founder and CEO of AptAmigo.com, inquiring about ways we might “work together.” I had ignored his original email. When I visited the AptAmigo site I was shocked to see scores of copyrighted building and neighborhood photos that had ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 25, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Watch the Streeterville show from new North Water apartments

North Water

The new North Water apartment tower boasts a prime Streeterville location that affords residents views in every direction. Residents can watch the ongoing drama of Streeterville attractions that include Navy Pier, the fireworks at Navy Pier, Centennial Fountain, the boats streaming along the river and the spectacle of Lake Michigan. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 25, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The built-as a condo edge in South Loop apartments

Burnham Pointe

New condo developments in the South Loop faltered during the for-sale market crash in the last decade, and a number of them were converted to rentals. That was bad news for condo developers, but good news for apartment renters. Burnham Pointe, 730 S Clark St, is a good illustration of ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 24, 2015

Streeterville apartments offer the luxury of space

Atwater

The Atwater apartment tower in Streeterville is known for its unusually spacious floor plans and space-expanding floor-to-ceiling windows. Available Atwater studios start at $1,852, 1-bedrooms at $2,119, 1-bedroom plus dens at $3,114, 2-bedroom, 2-baths at $3,361 and 3-bedroom, 2-baths at $5,189. Apartments are available for immediate through October occupancy. Atwater ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 24, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New South Loop condos boast style, convenience, value

1345 S Wabash

The move-in ready condos at the new 1345 Wabash offer a rarely-available combination of style, convenience and value. Style-conscious buyers appreciate standard finishes that include Florense Brazilian cabinetry, quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances, Duravit bathrooms with TransCeramica architectural tile and Grohe plumbing fixtures. The units have a loft aesthetic ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 24, 2015