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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
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
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

K2 Apartments enhances the city’s largest dog park

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When Georgetown Company acquired K2 last year it immediately began looking for ways to improve the Fulton River District‘s newest luxury apartment tower. As part of its efforts to ensure that K2 would be an asset to its neighbors, Georgetown reached out to 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly for suggestions. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 22, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The panoramic view from new Gateway West Loop apartments

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Whatever your preferences on views, you’ll immediately grasp the appeal of the sweeping east view from the rooftop pool deck at the new Gateway West Loop apartments. Look down from the roof and you’re looking at the Mariano’s grocery next door and the Whole Foods around the corner. Raise your ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 21, 2015
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Act quickly for great deals on Streeterville apartments

McClurg Court

McClurg Court, a full-amenity two-tower apartment community, has some special offers available, but you’ll need to act soon to take advantage of them. Move into any studio, convertible or 1-bedroom at McClurg Court by August 31, 2015 and receive a $1,000 rent credit. Move into any 2-bedroom, 3-bedroom or penthouse ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 20, 2015
ChicagoFar North

Renovated apartments near Buena Park’s leafy mansion district

Reside on Clarendon

Buena Park is part of the larger Uptown community, but it’s truly a world apart. Reside on Clarendon, 4157 N Clarendon, is in the heart of the Buena Park neighborhood, surrounded by leafy blocks and large, historic homes, and a short walk from the lakefront’s Lincoln Park. Reside on Clarendon ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 20, 2015
ChicagoNorth Side

Halsted Flats is a standout among Lakeview apartments

Halsted Flats location

Halsted Flats is a gleaming presence in Lakeview, the first new rental high-rise built in the neighborhood in decades. The aerial view, above, showcases Halsted Flats’ convenient location a short distance from the lakefront’s Lincoln Park and the friendly confines of Wrigley Field. Whole Foods is a short block south ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 20, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New City apartment tower welcomes its first residents

New City

New City, the new luxury apartment tower at 1457 N Halsted St, has welcomed its first residents and opened three furnished models for viewing. New City’s stylish apartments offer stunning views of the Loop and lakefront skyline, and dramatic cityscape views to the west and north. New City offers the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 19, 2015