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Hyde Park aerial

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
ChicagoNorth Side

Rent in Lakeview’s newest full-amenity apartment tower

Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats, which opened just over a year ago, is Lakeview‘s newest full-amenity apartment high-rise. It’s also the only full-amenity apartment tower in Lakeview. Halsted Flats boasts a large landscaped pool deck with a whirlpool and a grilling area. The resident lounge, demonstration kitchen / party room, and a fitness ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 4, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A video tour of Streeterville’s newest apartments

North Water

Join YoChicago in the video for a tour of the lavish amenities, luxury apartments and convenient location at North Water, Streeterville’s newest apartment tower. North Water is a full-amenity, high-service, pet-friendly and smoke-free community. Floor plans for North Water’s studio to 3-bedroom apartments, and near real-time rent and availability information ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 4, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Penthouses for rent at K2 in the Fulton River District

K2 view

K2, a luxury apartment tower in the Fulton River District, has 3-bedroom, 3-bath penthouse apartments available. K2′s penthouses have dramatic views of the skyline and the cityscape, and large terraces from which to enjoy them. Penthouse 02 has both north and east-facing terraces and rents for $5,608 a month. Penthouse ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 3, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Chestnut Place apartments step out into the best of Chicago

Mariano Park

Head a few short blocks north of your new apartment at Chestnut Place and you arrive at the triangular Mariano Park, a lively oasis ringed by great bars, restaurants and outdoor cafes. Grab a latte at Whispers or a seat at Gibsons, Carmine’s, Tavern on Rush or Morton’s and enjoy ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 3, 2015
North suburbsPark Ridge

Tour a new townhome at Park Ridge Place

Park Ridge Place

Lexington Homes, one of Chicagoland’s most experienced and innovative builders, is nearing a sellout at Park Ridge Place in Park Ridge. The homes are priced from $392,490 and feature 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths and an attached 2-car garage. Join us for a visual tour of Unit 1005. Click any ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 3, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Only a few apartments available at the West Loop’s Circa 922

Circa 922

Circa 922 rented rapidly when it opened last year and only a few units are coming available as leases expire. Available units in the boutique loft / tower building include a 1-bedroom renting for $1,999 and two studios renting for $1,859 and $1,899. Near real-time info about rents and available ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 3, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Visit the rooftop pool at the new State & Chestnut apartments

State & Chestnut

It’s an understatement to say that the new State & Chestnut apartment tower has impressive amenities. A visit is likely to leave you overwhelmed by their scale but also confident that you’d be totally at ease spending time there. A visit to the 35th floor party room and pool deck ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 2, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

September specials at McClurg Court apartments in Streeterville

McClurg Court

Move into one of the spacious apartments at McClurg Court by the end of September and you’ll save on your first month’s rent. The discount is $500 on studio, convertible and non-corner 1-bedrooms, $1,000 on corner 1-bedrooms and a free month on all 2- and 3-bedroom apartments and penthouses. Studios ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 2, 2015

Is AptAmigo an outlaw enterprise?

Facebook screen cap

We recently called attention to the wholesale infringement of YoChicago’s copyrighted images by the new AptAmigo website. Those photos have all been removed from AptAmigo, several of them after having been reposted on the site. Since that time we’ve heard from a number of photographers who’ve reported that their images ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 1, 2015
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Today’s spotlight deal – two-bedrooms at West Loop’s new JeffJack

JeffJack

JeffJack, a hot new tower in the West Loop, has a few 2-bedroom, 2-baths available now – and no additional ones coming available until next spring. JeffJack is waiving its $400 admin fee for the available units and including a free storage locker. One of the 2-bedrooms has a rent ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 1, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New City apartments boast unmatched luxury details

New City model

The New City apartments in the sprawling New City retail / restaurant / entertainment / office complex boast finishes and details that will surprise and delight you. One-bedroom apartments have oversized baths with double-bowl vanities, mirrored make-up cabinets, designer hardware and spacious walk-in showers. Kitchens have built-in wine racks, quartz ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 1, 2015
North ShoreEvanston

Tour a one-bedroom apartment at the new E2 in Evanston

E2 model

E2, Evanston’s newest luxury apartment community, has five different one-bedroom floor plans. I toured four of them last week, all in the west tower, and had a favorite: the 1B plan. The wood-look floors throughout the unit and 9-foot ceilings are standards at E2 apartments. The feature that set this ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 1, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Furnished short-term apartments at Optima Center in Streeterville

Optima lobby

Optima Center is a 2-year old luxury apartment tower a block from Michigan Avenue in Streeterville. Optima Center has extensive amenities, including a full-floor fitness and aquatic center with a wraparound terrace, a half-floor resident club with another sprawling terrace, and a rooftop sundeck with a hydrotherapy pool, fire pits, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 31, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Why Rachel, Rafael and Joe rented at Gateway West Loop

Rachel, Gateway

There are as many reasons for choosing to rent at Gateway West Loop as there are people making the choices. Join YoChicago in the video to meet three new Gateway residents and hear their reasons. Joe, who had an extensive list of requirements for his new home, sums up: Gateway ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 31, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Start your South Loop condo tour with breakfast

1345 Wabash

Residents of the stylish new condos at 1345 Wabash in the South Loop can enjoy great dining options without venturing beyond the block they live on. Gioco, Asian Outpost, Flo & Santos and The Scout are just a few doors north You can visit one of those popular venues after ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 31, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Rent a River North one-bedroom for less than many studios

55 W Chestnut

If you’re looking for a studio in River North, you might be surprised to learn that you can afford a 1-bedroom at 55 West Chestnut. Currently available 1-bedrooms start at just $1,595 a month. 55 West Chestnut is a boutique high-rise with a business center, a fitness room, a resident ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 31, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Full-amenity apartments close to the Cermak Green Line

Green Line aerial

The futuristic new Green Line station at Cermak provides quick access to the Loop, the West Loop, the IIT campus and the University of Chicago hospitals. The Cermak station is just over a block from The LEX, a luxury apartment community that was built as a condo. The LEX is ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 31, 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