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A new dog park near new South Loop condos

Fred Anderson park

Dog owners at the new 1345 Wabash condos will have a short jaunt to Coliseum Park. The dog-friendly area there is being upgraded, and its shady tranquility will delight pups who like to watch kids at play. A bit further south, the new Fred Anderson Dog Park is taking shape, ...

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

Rent a South Loop two-bedroom with two balconies

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Renters with a roommate have a strong preference for two-bedroom, two-bath apartments that have the bedrooms separated from each other for privacy. Astoria Tower, a luxury South Loop high-rise, has a variety of split-bedroom two-bedroom floor plans available, but one comes with an unusual bonus. Each of the bedrooms in ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 30, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Book an apartment appointment online and save

1120 North LaSalle

Planned Property owns and manages more than 3,000 apartments in prime Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Lakeview East locations. The company is currently offering up to a $300 discount on their first month’s rent to people who book an appointment online. If you’re looking to rent in the Gold Coast, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 30, 2014

A drive through Woodleaf at the Sanctuary Club in Kildeer

Woodleaf at Sanctuary Club

Woodleaf at the Sanctuary Club in Kildeer is a quiet enclave of twenty-six custom and semi-custom luxury homes on half-acre and larger home sites. All of the sites back up to wooded areas and lakes. Woodleaf is being developed by Portfolio Homes, the luxury division of Lexington Homes, which is ...

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

1000 South Clark apartments, 1000 S Clark St, South Loop

1000 S Clark St

1000 South Clark is 469-unit, 29-story apartment tower under construction in the South Loop. First occupancies at 1000 South Clark are targeted for late in 2015. JDL Development is the developer and Hartshorne Plunkard is the architecture firm. The general contractor is Lend Lease. The apartments Details of the building’s ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 29, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Halsted Flats apartments, 3740 N Halsted St, Lakeview

Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats is a 15-story, 269-unit luxury apartment tower at 3740 N Halsted St in Chicago’s Lake View / Wrigleyville / Boystown neighborhood. The building has nearly 11,000 square feet of ground-level retail space and a 3-level parking garage with 276 spaces. Halsted Flats is the first new full-amenity rental ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 29, 2014
News & trendsMarket conditions

Available MLS-listed North Lakefront rentals on the rise

Kardas, Aqua

There were 946 homes, apartments and condos listed for rent in the local MLS yesterday in the six North Lakefront Zip Codes that we track: 60614, 60657, 60613, 60640, 60660 and 60626. That’s the largest number we’ve seen since we began tracking in January of 2012, when there 558 listings. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 28, 2014

Where Chicago’s 25- to 34-year olds cluster

Lakeview aerial

According to 2010 US Census data, 25- to 34-year olds accounted for 13.4% of the nation’s population and 17.97% of the City of Chicago’s. That translates to over 41 million in the age group across the US and over 519,000 in Chicago. The aggregate numbers mask wide variations in the ...

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

Superior Park apartments, 720 N LaSalle St, River North

720 LaSalle rendering

Superior Park (perhaps not its final name), is a 35-story, 298-unit apartment tower slated for development at the corners of LaSalle, Superior and Wells streets. The building will have commercial space on the ground floor, 109 on-site garage spaces, and a small park fronting Wells St. Magellan Development and Mac ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 28, 2014
News & trendsNeighborhoods

Staying up to date on Chicago real estate

Aerial downtown

We began publishing reviews of Chicago’s apartment buildings just about a year ago. The blistering pace of development since that time has resulted in the need to update a number of our reviews, and our lists and associated maps. We’ll be devoting much of this week to updating our reviews ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 27, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Circa 922 apartments, 922 W Washington St, West Loop

Circa 922, rendering

Circa 922 is an 11-story, 104 unit apartment building nearing completion in the West Loop. The building is an expansion of 123 North Sangamon, the existing loft building immediately to the north. When completed in early 2015, the development will have a total of 149 units and 130 parking spaces. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 27, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Gateway Apartments, 11 S Green St, West Loop

Gateway apartments

Gateway is a 17-story, 167-unit apartment tower with 95 parking spaces that’s under construction at 11 S Green St in Chicago’s West Loop. Earlier plans for the site, which included a hotel, encountered stiff neighborhood opposition. Lennar Multifamily is the project’s developer. Antunovich Associates is the architecture firm and Walsh ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 27, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

K2 Apartments has a walk-to-work location

View from K2

The new K2 Apartments, 365 N Halsted St in Chicago’s Fulton River District, has a keystone location that affords walk-to access to the city’s hottest neighborhoods and office buildings. The West Loop, Fulton River District, River North and River West are seeing explosive development surges, with a raft of new ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 24, 2014
DealsChicagoNorth Side

Today’s deal – up to 3 months free rent in Lakeview

Halsted Flats model

The convertible and 1-bedrooms at Halsted Flats are fully rented, but the new Lakeview high-rise still has a selection of first-occupancy two-bedroom, two-bath apartments available. The apartments have plank flooring in living areas, floor-to-ceiling windows, private balconies, some with skyline views, and the split-bedroom layout that’s popular with roommates and ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 24, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A new level of style at new South Loop condos

1345 S Wabash

CMK has a nearly 20- year history of developing award-winning, architecturally-distinctive buildings that enliven their surroundings. CMK’s latest South Loop community, 1345 Wabash, sets a new standard for interior finishes and is attracting a style-conscious buyer who also wants a strong location and value pricing. 1345′s finishes will include brands ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 24, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Streeter Place hosts its first doggie dip

Streeter Place

If you’ve ever tried to coax your longtime companion into a swimming pool for the first time you’ll understand the wisdom of an oft-repeated saying: “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” To paraphrase another venerable phrase, “you can lead a dog to water, but you can’t make him ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 24, 2014
News & trendsMarket conditions

Chicago-area foreclosure rate continues to decline

East Garfield Park

Foreclosure rates in the Chicago area decreased for the month of August 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 2.57 percent for the month of August 2014, 40.6% below ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 23, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A first look inside the West Loop’s new Circa 922

Circa 922

Construction at Circa 922, the new 11-story, 104-unit apartment community in the West Loop, is on track for mid-January occupancies. Renters can also take advantage of the building’s staged delivery schedule to sign a lease now and lock in a move-in date as late as April, 2015. Circa 922 is ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 23, 2014

A mini-tour of a luxury Kildeer home at Woodleaf at the Sanctuary Club

Sanctuary Club

Woodleaf at the Sanctuary Club in northwest-suburban Kildeer is a community of twenty-six custom homes on half-acre lots bordered by wooded areas and lakes. The developer is Portfolio Homes, the luxury division of Lexington Homes, one of Chicago’s largest and most-experienced builders. Two homes at Woodleaf are available for immediate ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 23, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Stylish Old Town Triangle studios near $1,000 a month

1940 N Lincoln

1940 North Lincoln is a 7-story, all-studio vintage building in the Old Town Triangle neighborhood in Lincoln Park. It was built in the 1920s and the apartments have recently undergone a stylish renovation. The apartments have wood-look floors and new kitchens and baths in a variety of finishes. Currently available ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 22, 2014