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Luxury South Loop 2-bedrooms at 1-bedroom rents

Astoria Tower

If you’ve been experiencing sticker shock at the rents for 1-bedroom apartments in new buildings and despairing of affording a 2-bedroom, you’ll definitely want to expand your search to the South Loop. Astoria Tower has a convenient near-Loop location, a full suite of amenities, and 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments with great ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 2, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Hard hat tours begin next week at new West Loop apartments

View from 922 Washington

First occupancies are slated for January of 2015, and beginning next week Circa 922 will be conducting hard hat tours of the new luxury apartment building at 922 W Washington. Circa 922 has a hyper-convenient West Loop location, close to Randolph Street’s hot restaurant row, public transit, Mariano’s, and the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 2, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Video – Tour twenty Lincoln Park apartment buildings

Lincoln Park

You can sit for half an hour at an apartment rental service waiting to repeat the information you’ve already given over the phone to a rookie agent who will put you in a car and show you to rundown, hard-to-rent apartments that may or may not be in Lincoln Park. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 2, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

K2 Apartments has a walk-to-Google location

K2 / 1K

Google will be relocating its Chicago offices to 1K Fulton, a location Google Maps pegs as an 8-minute walk from K2, the new luxury apartment tower in the Fulton River District. If you were to make that walk today, along the way you’d pass the MID night club, a seasonal ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 2, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

MLS-listed Lincoln Park rentals up 72% year-over-year

Lincoln Park aerial view

At this time a year ago there were 138 homes and condos listed for rent in Lincoln Park ZIP Code 60614 in the local Multiple Listing Service. As of yesterday that number had soared to 237, nearly a 72% year-over-year increase. Available units in Lakeview ZIP Code 60657 increased 45% ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 1, 2014
News & trendsMarket conditions

Chicago-area foreclosure rate drops sharply year-over-year

East Garfield Park

Foreclosure rates for the month of July in the Chicago metro area decreased sharply over the same period last year, according to newly-released data from CoreLogic. The CoreLogic data reveals that the rate of Chicago-area foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 2.66 percent for the month of July 2014, a ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 1, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

New homes reflect the reinvention of Bridgeport

Lexington Place

The Chicago Advocate blog has an informative and detailed, if somewhat boosterish, overview of the changes that have occurred and are about to occur in Bridgeport. The Lexington Square townhomes and Lexington Place single-family homes reflect the continuing and growing appeal of one of Chicago’s most-storied and loyalty-inspiring neighborhoods. Lexington ...

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

A mini-tour of the new Scott Residences in Old Town

Scott Residences lobby

It’s been just over 3 weeks since my last visit to The Scott Residences, a new 71-unit apartment building at the corner of Scott and Wells in Old Town. There’s been a great deal of progress during that time period, beginning with the opening of the on-site Starbucks. Signage indicates ...

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

Streeterville high-rise with new name, website gets another new name, website

North Water

Three months ago to the day we reported that the new

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

The tower crane at Eight O Five is poised to jump

Eight O Five

Eight O Five, the new apartment tower under construction at 805 N LaSalle, had climbed to the 20th floor yesterday, on its way to topping out at 35 stories. Before the building can climb much higher, additional sections will need to be added to the tower crane in a process ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 30, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Video – a tour of Bucktown’s Holstein Park neighborhood

Holstein Park

The Holstein Park neighborhood in Bucktown is bordered on the east by Damen Ave (2000 W) and the Kennedy Expressway, on the south by Armitage Ave (2000 N), on the north by Fullerton Ave (2400 N) and on the west by Western Ave (2400 W). Holstein Park is the center ...

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

Aviation Lofts, 1340 S Michigan Ave, South Loop

Aviation Lofts

Aviation Lofts is a 7-story, 49-unit apartment building in the South Loop. A Giordano’s restaurant occupies the ground-level retail space. The Neoclassical-style building was built in 1922 for the Interior Furniture Company and served as both a showroom and a warehouse. During later years it was the home of the ...

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

The Fairbanks, 240 E Illinois St, Streeterville

The Fairbanks

The Fairbanks at Cityfront Plaza is a 31-story condominium at 240 E Illinois St in Streeterville. The building has 42 loft units at its base and 239 units in the tower portion. The ground-level retail space, which had been a Dominick’s, will re-open in January of 2015 as a Whole ...

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

625 W Division Apartments, Near North Side

625 W Division

625 W Division is a 16-story, 240-unit apartment tower that is under construction on the Near North Side. Occupancy is slated for mid-2015. Portland, OR-based Gerding Edlen is the developer and Lend Lease is the general contractor. The apartments Information about the unit mix and apartment finishes is not yet ...

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

Video tour – New West Loop luxury apartments at Circa 922

Circa 922 view

Circa 922, a new boutique apartment building, will be ready for occupancy in January of 2015 at 922 W Washington. A leasing office is currently open at 123 N Sangamon, an adjacent loft building that will share amenities with Circa 922. Circa 922 has a terrific West Loop location, steps ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 26, 2014
DealsChicagoNorth Side

Up to 3 months free rent at new Lakeview East high-rise

Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats, the new luxury apartment tower in Lakeview, is nearing full occupancy after opening this past spring. Winter is also approaching, and that translates into fewer renters in the market, and great deals for those fortunate few. Halsted Flats is offering up to three months’ free rent for 15- ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 26, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Craft beer and condos in the South Loop

South Loop Market

If you want to indulge your craving for craft beer close to home, check out the new condos at 1345 Wabash in the South Loop. There are dozens of bars and restaurants serving up local beers within a short walk of 1345 Wabash, but several are standouts in the suds ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 26, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

A YoChicago special – Gold Coast 3-bedroom apartments

1111 Dearborn

Planned Property currently has several scarce 3-bedrooms available at 1111 North Dearborn in the Gold Coast. The homes have space-expanding bay windows that flood them with light and are attractively priced from $3,400. Availability is immediate. Active roommates are attracted to the location for its proximity to the nearby bar, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 26, 2014
Far North

Somerset Place – is Uptown ready for upscale rentals?

Somerset Place

It’s been 10 years since I’ve been in Somerset Place, 5009 N Sheridan Rd in the Margate Park neighborhood in Uptown. At the time it was a place where you didn’t want to linger. It’s been over six years since I stopped by and took the above shots. I pass ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 25, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

New Roscoe Village condos sell out before completion

1908 W Belmont

Three condos are nearing completion at 1908 W Belmont Ave in Roscoe Village, but they were sold months ago. Dolyva Development builds homes with a mix of modern and traditional elements that buyers find appealing. White kitchens with large islands and granite counters are a sharp contrast to dark-stained hardwood ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 25, 2014