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1640 North Damen apartments, 1640 N Damen Ave, Wicker Park

1640 N Damen

1640 North Damen is a 3-story mixed-use building at 1640 N Damen Ave in Bucktown. The building, which dates to the late 1920s, has 5 renovated apartments and ground-floor retail space. Nike Running.occupies the retail space in the building. The building was acquired recently by an affiliate of Reside Living. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 28, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

2010 West Pierce apartments, 2010 W Pierce Ave, Wicker Park

2010 W Pierce

2010 West Pierce is a 4-story mixed-use building at 2010 W Pierce Ave in Wicker Park. The building has 18 apartments, retail space and 34 parking spaces. Retail tenants include Moon Voyage. The apartments 2010 West Pierce has 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments ranging in size from 1,175 to 1,450 square feet. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 28, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

1500 North Damen apartments, 1500 N Damen Ave, Wicker Park

1500 N Damen

1500 North Damen is a 3-story mixed-use building at 1500 N Damen Ave in Wicker Park. The building has retail space, 52 parking spaces and 18 apartments. Retail tenants include a bank branch, a 7-Eleven and a Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria. The apartments 1500 North Damen has 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments. As ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 28, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Reside on North Park apartments, 1700 N North Park Ave, Lincoln Park / Old Town Triangle

Reside on North Park

Reside on North Park is a 5-story, 56-unit apartment building at 1700 N North Park Ave in Lincoln Park‘s Old Town Triangle neighborhood. The apartments Reside on North Park has eight different studio, 1- and 2-bedroom, 1-bath floor plans. Studios range in size from 455 to 470 square feet, 1-bedrooms ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 28, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Reside at 2525 apartments, 2525 N Clark St, Lincoln Park

Reside at 2525

Reside at 2525 is a 2-story mixed-use vintage building at 2525 N Clark St in Lincoln Park. The building dates to 1923 and has 12 apartments above 4,300 square feet of ground-level retail space anchored by Starbucks. The apartments Reside at 2525 has studio apartments ranging in size from 227 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 28, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Reside on Clark apartments, 2200 N Clark St, Lincoln Park

Reside on Clark

Reside on Clark is a 3-story mixed-use building at 2200 N Clark St in Lincoln Park. The building has retail space on the ground level and 28 apartments above. The flatiron-shaped building was built in 1894 and was renovated after being acquired by an affiliate of Reside Living. The apartments ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 28, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

A day for humbly giving thanks, and sharing

Thanksgiving

All of us at YoChicago and our parent company humbly and gratefully give thanks for the abundance we enjoy, and the liberty that enables us to enjoy it to the fullest. To me, there’s no better reminder of where we’ve come from, where we are and what we have than ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 26, 2014
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Chicago ranks 10th among large metro areas in home price appreciation

RealtyTrac graphic

RealtyTrac just released its October 2014 Residential & Foreclosure Sales Report. According to the report: … the median sales price of U.S. single family homes and condos in October was $193,000, up 2 percent from the previous month and up 16 percent from a year ago to the highest level ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 26, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A Streeterville convertible with a great layout

Streeter Place convertible

Superior finishes, good storage space, an in-unit washer / dryer and a semi-private sleeping alcove are among the reasons that led YoChicago to rank the convertible layout at Streeter Place as one of the best in Streeterville. The convertibles at Streeter Place span a generous 708 square feet. They include ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 26, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

429 West Melrose apartments, Lakeview East

429 W Melrose

429 West Melrose is a 3-story vintage six-flat apartment building in the Lakeview East neighborhood. The building was built in 1910. The apartments 429 West Melrose has 2- and 3-bedroom apartments with either 1 or 2 baths. In mid-November of 2014 2-bedrooms rented from $2,370 and 3-bedrooms from $2,694. Floor ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 26, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

An on-site look at Wolf Point construction and views

Wolf Point, view east

Concrete was being poured for the 9th floor of Wolf Point, a 48-story, 510-unit apartment tower, at the time of my visit, and the green roof over the public garage was already well underway. It was mid-morning and the sun was just beginning to break through the clouds. I rode ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 25, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Floor plans, rents available for new West Loop apartment tower

Arkadia Tower

The website for Arkadia Tower, a new apartment building at 765 W Adams in the West Loop, has gone live with floor plans, rents, availability info and detailed renderings of the common areas and unit finishes. We’ll be updating our review page for Arkadia Tower. If you’re looking for an ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 25, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

The Belmont by Reside Flats, 425 W Belmont Ave, Lakeview East

425 W Belmont

The Belmont by Reside Flats is a 3-story, 29-unit vintage apartment building at 425 W Belmont Ave in Chicago’s Lakeview East neighborhood. The building is instantly recognizable by the brick piers and large balconies fronting Belmont Ave. The building has undergone a complete renovation following its recent acquisition by an ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 25, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A Lofts at River East update

Lofts at River East

The Lofts at River East recently sent us photo-realistic renderings of the building’s lobby and apartment finishes. The renderings illustrate a sophisticated lobby and apartments with elements of the classic loft aesthetic: large windows, high ceilings, wood floors and ceilings, and exposed heavy timber columns and beams. The 285-unit Streeterville ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 24, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The views from 1345 Wabash in the South Loop

View from 1345 Wabash

I recently rode the construction elevator to the 15th floor of 1345 Wabash and climbed two flights of stairs to the roof to be greeted by the panoramic view you see above. You’d have to swivel your head from to side to side to take in the full panorama. The ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 24, 2014

How fast your agent gets paid may bias which apartments you see

Aerial Grant Park

A recent comment at YoChicago: I am hearing thru the grapevine that some agents are actually quietly boycotting some buildings and management companies. The management companies that have been boycotted have been super late on paying out commissions and have clearly made demands about advertising and marketing that clearly makes ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 24, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Reside at Belmont Harbor apartments, 426 W Belmont Ave, Lakeview East

426 W Belmont

Reside at Belmont Harbor is a 13-story, 98-unit vintage apartment building at 426 W Belmont Ave in Chicago’s Lakeview East neighborhood. The building was completed in 1927. It was designed by Robert S. DeGolyer & Co, a firm that’s been said to have had “a remarkable design vocabulary.” The façade ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 24, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Walk to the Michelin stars from K2 apartments

Sepia

The 2015 Michelin Guide restaurant star ratings and Bib Gourmand awards were released recently, and the big winners are residents at K2, the new luxury apartment complex in the Fulton River District. K2 residents have four 2015 Michelin-starred restaurants in the West Loop, within a 10-minute walk of their home. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 21, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

A sunny, vintage one-bedroom in the Southport Corridor

1304 Waveland

The one-bedroom condo at 1304 W Waveland in the Southport Corridor has a large, light-filled living room with a bay window, and a separate dining room adjacent to a sunroom that could be a second bedroom. The 1,137 square foot home has fabulous original vintage detailing, including a rusticated brick ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 21, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Thanksgiving feast fixings are nearby at Lakeview’s Halsted Flats

Whole Foods

Next week, residents at Halsted Flats will be celebrating the first Thanksgiving at the new Lakeview high-rise, which opened earlier this year. If they’re hosting a holiday feast they won’t have far to travel for the fixings. Whole Foods is just a block south of the building, at 3640 N ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 21, 2014