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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
ChicagoNorth Side

Belmont by Reside apartments, 3170 N Sheridan Rd, Lakeview East

3170 N Sheridan

Belmont by Reside is a 14-story, 341-unit vintage apartment building at 3170 N Lake Shore St in Chicago’s Lakeview East neighborhood. The building was completed in 1923. It was designed by Fugard & Knapp, a prolific architecture firm whose commissions included three of the luxury buildings on East Lake Shore ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 21, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Today’s apartment deal – Free rent at Chestnut Tower

Chestnut Tower

Chestnut Tower, a relatively new building in River North, has been undergoing a makeover. The new sundeck has a variety of seating areas, prairie landscaping, gas grills, and flat-screen TVs. It’s also a showcase for the panoramic views that residents enjoy from their apartments. Newly-renovated studios start at $1,755, 1-bedrooms ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 20, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Pet-friendlier new West Loop apartments

Mary Bartelme Park

Chicago has become a city of pet lovers in recent years and new apartment buildings have rushed to welcome pet owners by including a dog run in their amenities package. Circa 922, a new full-amenity building in the West Loop, will have an outdoor dog run and an unusual pet-pampering ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 20, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Student-friendly apartments in Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Gold Coast

55 W Chestnut

Planned Property owns and manages more than 3,000 apartments in dozens of buildings in prime River North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park andLakeview East locations. Planned Property’s offerings range from vintage courtyards to contemporary mid-rises to full-amenity high-rises, and they’re all student-friendly according to Planned’s Dan McDonough. McDonough recently outlined the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 20, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Keeping residents happy at Echelon at K Station Apartments

Tim at Echelon

Apartment hunters are drawn to Echelon, a luxury high-rise in the Fulton River District, by the convenience of its location, the building’s amenities package and the skyline and city views. Residents become attached to life at Echelon by the boutique ambiance fostered by an attentive and service-oriented staff. When something ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 20, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

New Bridgeport homes expand a successful community

Lexington Square

Several months ago Lexington Square‘s third phase launched 20 new rowhomes and the second phase of Lexington Place began the sale of 19 new single-family homes. The new homes reflect the expansion of a successful community that has drawn scores of value-conscious buyers to a location steps from Bridgeport‘s popular ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 20, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Streeterville split-layout two-bedrooms with great views

Streeter Place

Apartment hunters who’ve been dismayed by the scant storage space at many apartment complexes will be delighted to visit the 2-bedroom, 2-bath K plan at Streeter Place. Each of the bedrooms in the 1,235 square foot plan has its own walk-in closet and there’s a separate coat closet in the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 20, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Reside on Wellington, 510 W Wellington Ave, Lakeview East

Reside on Wellington

Reside on Wellington is a 90-unit apartment complex at 510 W Wellington Ave in Lakeview East. 510 W Wellington was originally a 26-room home built in 1900 and designed by W.A. Otis. The home was the Chicago residence of Frederic A. Delano, an uncle of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It was ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 20, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

South Loop condo building reverts from rentals

1555 Wabash at arrow

Condo sales may be heating up in the South Loop. Condo sales at the new 1345 Wabash, Adler Place and Harbor View are apparently robust enough to encourage what we’d taken to calling the “washout on Wabash” to switch from rentals to sales. The 176-unit project at 1555 S Wabash ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 19, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

State & Chestnut tower topped out, pre-leasing in January

State & Chestnut view

The skies were dark with clouds when I rode the construction elevator to the 30th floor of State & Chestnut last Friday. The 35-story, 367 unit tower is topped out, but I opted not to climb five construction ladders to the top floor. The building will have good views to ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 19, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Reside on Roscoe apartments, 532 W Roscoe St, Lakeview East

Reside on Roscoe

Reside on Roscoe is a 5-story, 70-unit contemporary elevator building at 532 W Roscoe St in the Lakeview East neighborhood a block from Lake Shore Drive. It was built in 1970. The property was substantially renovated after being acquired by an affiliate of Reside Living. The apartments Reside on Roscoe ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 19, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Was the Q3 downtown apartment market really that slow?

Streeterville

Chicago Real Estate Daily reported yesterday on the state of the downtown apartment market: After flying high in the first half of the year, the downtown apartment market has lost some altitude in the second. Leasing activity fell more than expected in the third quarter, dragging down rents and occupancies ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 18, 2014
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Sleek new townhomes near Logan Square attractions

3634 W George

The six new 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath townhomes at 3634 W George St are an essay in sophisticated design at an affordable price. The latest offering from PNC Development boasts a sleek high-style interior with warm timber accents, high ceilings and large sliding-door windows that open to a spacious patio ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 18, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Reside on Stratford apartments, 525 W Stratford Pl, Lakeview East

525 W Stratford

Reside on Stratford is a 5-story, 59-unit contemporary elevator building at 525 W Stratford Pl in the Lakeview East neighborhood a block from Lake Shore Drive. It was built in 1970. The apartments Reside on Stratford has a mix of studio apartments ranging in size from 349 to 448 square ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 18, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Are pied-à-terre rentals a growing trend?

850 LSD

Crain’s Chicago Real Estate reported on what some are contending is a growing trend to renting rather than owning a pied-à-terre in Chicago. Developers took different approaches in estimating the number of part-time renters in their buildings. Integrated Development: Matt Phillips of Integrated Development Group estimates 12 to 15 percent ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 17, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

A new, unconventional North Center home on a wide lot

3726 Claremont

The 6-bedroom, 4 ½ bath home at 3726 N Claremont is on a wide North Center lot directly opposite the sought-after Bell School. The newly-built home has every feature you’d expect in a luxury single-family priced just under $2.4M. What you won’t expect until you see the home is the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 17, 2014

Should you respond to a blind real estate employment ad?

Hancock

You’ll see quite a few ads at Craigslist for apartment leasing openings with leasing and management companies that go unnamed in the ad. You’ll also see ads from unnamed brokerage firms seeking to hire brokers. The Illinois Real Estate License Act requires licensed rental services and brokers to disclose their ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 17, 2014