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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
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A random look at new downtown apartment construction

1000 S Clark St

Last week I visited a number of the new apartment projects under construction in downtown Chicago to check on their progress. Site prep has just begun at 1001 S State. Construction is making rapid progress at 1000 S Clark, pictured above, which is targeting occupancy late in 2015. The Wolf ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 15, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New lofts slated to begin construction near Wicker Park

1515 Haddon

Wicker Park Apartments has obtained an $8.175M construction loan for a 40-unit “soft loft” apartment building near Wicker Park in Noble Square. Developer Mark Sutherland reports that construction will begin at Wicker Park Lofts, 1515 W Haddon, as soon as this week and occupancy will be available late next summer. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 15, 2014
North ShoreEvanston

Evanston apartment review, 1420 Chicago Ave

1420 Chicago Ave Evanston

1420 Chicago is an 8-story, 28-unit contemporary apartment building at 1420 Chicago Ave in Evanston. 1420 Chicago was built in 1962 and has been recently remodeled. Locals call it “the blue building” for reasons that are readily apparent. The apartments 1420 Chicago has a mix of 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 14, 2014
North ShoreEvanston

Evanston apartment review, 1576 Oak Ave

1576 Oak Evanston

1576 Oak is a 3-story, 36-unit courtyard apartment building at 1576 Oak Ave in Evanston. The brick and limestone building was completed in 1917. The large limestone quoins on the first-floor corners and sunrooms facing Oak Ave give the building a distinctive presence. The building also has frontage on Davis ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 13, 2014
North ShoreEvanston

Evanston apartment review, 1717, 1717 Ridge Ave

1717 Ridge Evanston

1717 is a new 8-story, 175-unit apartment building at 1717 Ridge Ave in Evanston. The building was completed in 2013 and has received LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The development team included Focus Development and Atlantic Realty Partners. Focus was the general contractor and Booth Hansen ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 13, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Construction underway on new South Loop apartment tower

1001 S State

Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily reported yesterday that Golub & Co had begun construction on its new 397-unit, 41-story apartment tower at 1001 S State in the South Loop. I was in the area and stopped by for an updated look at the site. Construction is still in the preliminary ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 12, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Brokers get first look at new South Loop condos

1345 Wabash

1345 Wabash, a new condo tower in the South Loop, was the site of a broker’s open house yesterday. Real estate brokers donned hard hats, safety vests and glasses and trekked up to view framed-in units on the fourth floor. High ceilings and open-plan living areas make the units feel ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 12, 2014