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North ShoreWilmette

Wilmette Christmas lights and holiday cheer

Wilmette Christmas lights

Two years ago the Maris home at 1200 Cleveland in Wilmette boasted more than 50,000 lights computer-controlled by more than 300 channels. This year, according to Meg Maris, there may be 90,000 lights. Or there may be 60,000 if Steve Maris were counting. Whatever the count, there are more than ...

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

Join the ugly sweater party at Streeter Place apartments

Streeter Place staff

Streeter Place is a full-amenity luxury apartment tower in Streeterville. One of the amenities at Streeter Place is an ongoing series of social events. Residents recently gathered with building staff for an “ugly sweater party.” Minibar Delivery Chicago sponsored the event and provided free food and drinks. Join the party ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 24, 2014

A holiday video card from Planned Property

Dan McDonough

Planned Property owns and manages 30 apartment buildings in prime River North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Lakeview East locations. Join us in the video for a look at some of the events that made 2014 a great year for Planned Property residents. We wish your holidays are happy and ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 24, 2014
North ShoreEvanston

Evanston apartment review, E2, 1890 Maple Ave

E2 Evanston

E2 is a new 356-unit apartment complex nearing completion at 1890 Maple Ave and 1881 Oak Ave in Evanston. First occupancy is slated for spring of 2015 at the 14- and 16-story towers. The developer is a joint venture of Fifield Companies and Carroll Properties. McHugh Construction is the general ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 23, 2014

A lovingly-crafted custom home in Glenview

1000 Woodlawn

Jon Elliott of One Builders loves to work with buyers to craft a home that perfectly suits the way they want to live. The 5-bedroom, 4 1/2 bath home at 1000 Woodlawn in Glenview showcases Elliott’s attention to detail and has a wonderful flow from room to stunning room. Join ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 23, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Bucktown home sells for $2.65M

2163 N Oakley

There have only been nine single-family home sales in Bucktown in the $2 million range in the past 3 years, according to MLS data retrieved via Redfin. Only two of those sales were north of Armitage Ave. A home at 2041 W Dickens sold for $2.375M in September. Earlier this ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 22, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Floor plans, pricing available for Lofts at River East

445 E Illinois

Floor plans and pricing are now available for The Lofts at River East in Streeterville. The 285-unit loft conversion is targeting early 2015 occupancy for what it’s touting as “some of the largest apartments in the city.” The floor plans, now online, back up that boast. Studio apartments at The ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 22, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Six months free parking in a walk-to-everything location

K2

K2 is the newest luxury high-rise in the popular Fulton River District. A private bridge connects K2 residents to Jewel-Osco, Radio Shack, a Chase Bank branch and service establishments. There are DIVVY bikes outside the Jewel and summer movies in the park across the street from Jewel. A dedicated bike ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 19, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Two months free at new West Loop apartments

Circa 922

Circa 922 is a new, full-amenity boutique high-rise in a steps-to-everything West Loop location. The first residents will be moving into the building in mid-January of 2015. Renters can take advantage of the staged delivery schedule for new buildings to sign a lease now and lock in some of Circa ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 19, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Meet Aleisha, a 1345 Wabash buyer

Aleisha, 1345 Wabash

Aleisha is a freelance writer who currently rents in the South Loop. When looking for her new home, her priorities were equal parts a convenient location and a live / work space where she would love to spend her time. At 1345 Wabash, she found both and much more. Here’s ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 18, 2014
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Revere Flats, new condos in the Bell School district

2457 Irving Park

Noah Properties, one of Chicago’s hottest-selling developers, has just opened a model apartment at Revere Flats, 2457 W Irving Park Rd in North Center. The 30 units are in five 6-flat buildings in the sought-after Bell School attendance area. The units have the high level of finishes and all-inclusive approach ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 18, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Space for a home office in a large Streeterville one-bedroom

Streeter Place

The H plan one-bedroom at Streeter Place in Streeterville offers the advantages of a one-bedroom plus den at a lower price point for comparable floors, making it one of the community’s more popular floor plans. The H plan is available on the 14th through 53rd floors of the building and ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 18, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Lakeview’s new Halsted Flats almost fully occupied

Halsted Falts

Halsted Flats, the first full-amenity rental high-rise built in Lakeview in nearly 3 decades, has rented up rapidly. A single one-bedroom and a few 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments are all that remain available at the new luxury apartment tower. The pet-friendly Halsted Flats boasts resort-style amenities, a high level of resident ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 18, 2014
North suburbsMorton Grove

Lexington Station nears a sellout in Morton Grove

Lexington Station Metra

Only a few of the 31 new rowhomes remain available for sale at the popular Lexington Station in Morton Grove. The remaining homes span 1,603 to 1,913 square feet and include 2 or 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths and a 2-car garage. The homes are priced from $312,990. Lexington Station ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 17, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The hot Fulton River District is poised to get hotter

Echelon at K Station

Two giant office developments currently underway will add 2.5 millions square feet of office space and 3 acres of riverfront parks and plazas to the Fulton River District neighborhood. Workers at the new 52-story River Point and 53-story 150 North Riverside towers will enjoy spectacular views east along the Chicago ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 17, 2014

Apartments Management Group racks up negative reviews at Yelp

Uptown aerial

It’s not unusual for property management companies to receive negative reviews at Yelp. Apartments Management Group, a successor to Beal Properties, stands out for the near-unanimity of its negative reviews. Yelpers who claim to have rented from the company have panned it in great detail. A five-star reviewer amusingly reports ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 17, 2014
North ShoreEvanston

Evanston apartment review, 1509 Hinman Ave

1509 Hinman

1509 Hinman is a 3-story, 33-unit courtyard apartment building at 1509 Hinman Ave in Evanston. The handsome brick and limestone building was completed in 1923 and has been recently remodeled. The elaborate limestone detailing on the building’s façade was a contributing factor to its listing on the National Register of ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 17, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Santa Paws visits high-rise apartments

Santa Paws

Planned Property owns and manages 30 apartment buildings in prime River North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Lakeview East locations. All of the buildings are cat-friendly and five are dog-friendly. Last week Santa Paws visited two of the dog-friendly buildings, 1000 N LaSalle and 3130 N Lake Shore Dr. Santa ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 16, 2014
North ShoreEvanston

Evanston apartment review, 1410 Chicago Ave

1410 Chicago Evanston

1410 Chicago is an 8-story, 84-unit contemporary brick apartment building at 1410 Chicago Ave in Evanston. 1410 Chicago was built in 1957 and has been recently remodeled. The apartments 1410 Chicago has a mix of studio, 1- and 3-bedroom apartments. Floor plans are available online. In mid-December 2014 rents started ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 16, 2014
North ShoreEvanston

Evanston apartment review, 1575 Oak Ave

1575 Oak Evanston

1575 Oak is an 8-story, 57-unit contemporary apartment building at 1575 Oak Ave in Evanston. The building was completed in 1961 and has been recently renovated. The apartments 1575 Oak has a mix of studio, 1- and 2-bedroom, 1-bath apartments. In mid-December 2014 rents started at $1,055 to $1,755 depending ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 16, 2014