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Floor plans, pricing online for The Scott Residences in Old Town

211 W Scott

Floor plans and pricing are now available at the website for The Scott Residences, 211 W Scott St in Old Town. The 71-unit building was in the midst of window installation when I stopped by mid-day yesterday. The website is touting fall 2014 occupancy for convertible to 3-bedroom apartments. Convertibles ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 1, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Start of construction spurs sales at 1345 Wabash

1345 S Wabash

The new 15-story condominium at 1345 Wabash in the South Loop has begun to rise out of the ground and is on pace to add a floor every five working days. 1345 Wabash is the first new condo tower in downtown Chicago in years, and it’s targeting occupancy in March ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 1, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Amenities have been a big draw at Lakeview’s new Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats is more than 75% leased just a few months after moving in its first residents. The rapid rent-up is a measure of the excitement that’s accompanied the first new rental high-rise in Lakeview in three decades. Halsted Flats’ extensive amenities rival those found in much larger buildings, and ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 1, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New farmers market a 3-minute walk from K2 Apartments

Farmers market

Residents at K2, the new luxury tower at 365 N Halsted St, have convenient grocery shopping across a pedestrian bridge that links K2 with Jewel-Osco. Beginning a week from tomorrow, they’ll also have a farmers market within a 3-minute walk. The new West Loop Farmers Market will run from 7 ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 1, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Construction underway at sold-out Basecamp River North

Basecamp River North

Building permits have issued for Basecamp River North, the new rowhome development at 450 W Oak St, and construction is underway. The 47-unit Near North Side development was first announced last December, and has sold out. Basecamp River North will enjoy some of the best rowhome views in Chicago when ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 1, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Noah Properties’ single-family asks $3.2M in Bucktown

2163 N Oakley

Noah Properties has been one of Chicago’s hottest-selling builders. Most builders concentrate in a price niche, but Noah’s offerings have ranged from condominiums priced in the mid-$200s to luxury single-family homes selling for nearly $3 million. A new home from Noah Properties that’s nearing completion at 2163 N Oakley in ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 31, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

All but one unit sold at 1611 Hermitage in Bucktown

Hermitage Sixteen11

Hermitage Sixteen11 sits on the Bucktown side of North Ave, the dividing line between Wicker Park and Bucktown. When I stopped by yesterday, the building was one floor shy of its full four-floor height. Despite its pre-completion status, all but one of the building’s seventeen units are under contract. The ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 31, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Stylish studios with city, lake views at Streeter Place

Streeter Place studio

Streeter Place, a luxury apartment tower at 355 E Ohio in Streeterville, currently has a good selection of studio apartments available, with a variety of views and finishes. The west-facing B studios have city views, span 576 square feet and range in price from $1,850 to $2,174. This plan has ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 31, 2014
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Three dramatic new homes steps from the Bloomingdale Trail

1833 N Fairfield

Ultimate Homes has three new luxury single-families under construction in the 1900 block of Rockwell in Logan Square. The location is steps from an entry to the Bloomingdale Trail, two blocks from a CTA Blue Line stop, close to restaurants and bars, and with easy access to the Kennedy Expressway. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 31, 2014

A builder’s own handcrafted home in Glenview

902 Glenshire, Glenview

The 5-bedroom, 6-bath home at 902 Glenshire Rd in Glenview was lovingly handcrafted in every detail by a home builder for his personal residence. http://www.koenigrubloff.com/homes-for-sale/IL/Glenview/60025/902-Glenshire-Road-125891366 “Must-see” is a real state cliché, but one that’s particularly true and appropriate for this spacious and livable home. Every room in the home is ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 31, 2014

Available MLS-listed rentals at a high on North Lakefront

Lincoln Park

As of late yesterday there were 832 homes and condos listed for rent in local Multiple Listing Service in ZIP Codes 60614, 60657, 60613, 60640, 60660 and 60626. Those ZIP Codes span Chicago’s lakefront from Lincoln Park north to Rogers Park. The number of available rentals is at its highest ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 30, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Spectacular Lincoln Park views from a Gold Coast one-bedroom

Lincoln Park

The spacious one-bedroom condominium at 1550 N Lake Shore Dr has hardwood floors throughout, excellent closet space, and an updated kitchen and bath. Bargain-rate parking is available in the building. What makes this home special is the spectacular views over North Avenue Beach and Lincoln Park. The unit has recently ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 30, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Park Michigan Apartments adds dining options

Park Michigan

The South Loop merits more attention than it gets as a destination dining venue, but there’s a growing awareness of its many attractions. Park Michigan Apartments, 1212 S Michigan Ave, has an almost ideal location for those who value walk-to access to scores of dining and drinking establishments. There’s a ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 30, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A South Loop Loft in a hyper-convenient location

1307 Wabash 304

The Film Exchange Lofts at 1307 S Wabash in the South Loop has Zapatista restaurant in the building, The Scout and Asian Outpost on either side of it, and Gioco and Flo and Santo across the street. And that’s only a few of the more than 50 bars and restaurants ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 30, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Is a South Loop rental bubble in the cards?

River City

When the condo market hit the skids in the latter part of the last decade the South Loop was one of the neighborhoods with the greatest imbalance between supply and demand. It took years to work off the excess inventory, some of which is still on the market in developments ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 29, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Tour a model apartment at Hubbard Place in River North

Hubbard Place apartment

Hubbard Place, 360 W Hubbard in River North, is a new, luxury, full-amenity high-rise directly across from the East Bank Club and a short walk from the Merchandise Mart. Hubbard Place apartments are spacious and have well-designed, efficient floor plans that take maximum advantage of the space. Floor-to-ceiling windows open ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 29, 2014

The first step in finding your first Chicago apartment

West Loop aerial view

Perhaps the biggest mistake that first-time Chicago renters make is not focusing on exactly where they want to live. That’s an easy pit to fall into if you’re new to the city and unfamiliar with rental costs and locations, but it’s one that should be avoided. Your first and most ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 29, 2014
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Have you been to Wildwood?

Wildwood streetscape

It wouldn’t surprise me if more Chicagoans have been to Wildwood, New Jersey than to the micro-nabe with the same name on Chicago’s northwest side. Wildwood is a small neighborhood in Forest Glen, which is one of Chicago’s 77 official Community Areas. For a look at the neighborhood, head for ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 29, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A townhome with views across from the East Bank Club

438 N Canal

Kinzie Park is a gated community on the west bank of the Chicago River opposite the East Bank Club. Kinzie Park’s amenities include a private riverwalk, a gym, a pool, security and package and receiving service. The 2-bedroom, 2 ½ bath Kinzie Park townhome at 438 N Canal has recently ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 28, 2014
ChicagoNorthwest Side

New condo six-flats from hot-selling Noah Properties

3013 N California

Noah Properties is continuing its streak as one of Chicago’s hottest-selling builders, with most of the company’s offerings selling out pre-completion. Three new condo six-flats are nearing completion at 3013 N California Ave. Each of the buildings has two 3-bedroom, 3-bath duplexes and four 2-bedroom, 2-bath simplexes. The homes have ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 28, 2014