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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
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Value-priced Streeterville studios close to Northwestern, Lurie hospitals

Streeterville

Streeter Place, a full-amenity luxury tower at 355 E Ohio St in Streeterville, currently has value-priced studios available for immediate, November and December occupancy. With 576 square feet of living space the Plan B studio works well as a starter home or an in-town apartment for a busy doctor or ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 22, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Video – a 5-bedroom, 5 ½ bath Astor Street landmark

1345 N Astor

The Edwin J Gardiner house, 1345 N Astor St, was built in 1887 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 14-room, 5-bedroom, 5 ½ bath Gold Coast home has east, west and south exposures, large windows and multiple skylights that flood the home with natural light. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 22, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Today’s South Loop apartment deals

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Two full-amenity South Loop high-rises are offering “Look and lease” deals to renters who lease within 24 hours of their first visit. Featured apartments at The LEX, 2138 S Indiana, include a one-bedroom in the loft portion of the building for $1,522 a month and a two-bedroom, two-bath in the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 21, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Rent a luxury Lincoln Park townhome at The Pointe

425-J W Dickens

The Pointe is an ideally-located luxury townhome development close to the best of everything in Lincoln Park. A south-facing 3-bedroom, 3 ½ bath home, 425-J W Dickens at The Pointe, is currently offered for rent at $6,900 a month. The home looks out onto a landscaped courtyard and has a ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 21, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Block Thirty Seven apartments, 25 W Randolph St, Loop

Block 37 apartments

Block 37, bordered by State, Dearborn, Randolph and Washington streets, is one of the original 58 Chicago blocks plotted in 1830. Block Thirty Seven is a mixed-use development on the site that includes a 275,000 square foot multi-level indoor mall, an office tower and a 34-story, 674-unit apartment tower that ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 21, 2014
News & trendsMarket conditions

Have free rent offers slowed the for sale market?

Streeter Place view

More than a dozen real estate brokers have told me that the for-sale market slowed perceptibly and dramatically beginning several months ago. None of them ventured much of an explanation for what they were seeing and none of them, when queried, had any familiarity at all with what was happening ...

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

200 North Michigan apartments, 200 N Michigan Ave, Loop

200 N Michigan

200 North Michigan is a 41-story, 402-unit apartment tower under construction in Chicago’s Loop. The first two floors of the building will contain retail space. Demolition of an existing six-story building on the site was completed late in July of 2014. A ceremonial groundbreaking for the new tower was held ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 20, 2014

Millennials are not opting for cities

Kardas aerial

As he often does, Joel Kotkin looks past wishful thinking to the numbers: It’s an idea echoed everywhere from “Friends” to “Girls”: Young people want to live in cities. And, we’re told, a lot of them (at least the cool ones) do. It’s a common assumption. But it’s also wrong. ...

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

An aerial view of new Near North Side developments

Near North Side aerial

An aerial view of the area bounded by Clark St and the Chicago River, from Chicago Ave (800 N) north to Division St (1200 N) reveals a location with a large amount of vacant land and tremendous potential for development. Developer Steven Fifield has called the area, which is bordered ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 17, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Today’s deal – Look and lease a 3-bedroom apartment at Streeter Place

Streeter Place

Three-bedroom apartments are typically in short supply in Streeterville, but one will be available for December 23rd move-in on the 50th floor of Streeter Place. The home sprawls over 1,802 square feet and boasts dramatic views from floor-to-ceiling windows. The open plan kitchen / dining / living area has plank ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 17, 2014
DealsChicagoNorth Side

Live rent-free in Lakeview until next year

Halsted Flats

Renters have been responding enthusiastically to recent free-rent offers at Lakeview’s new Halsted Flats, the first new full-amenity apartment tower built in the neighborhood in nearly 30 years. All but one of the 1- and 3-bedroom apartments have been rented. Two-bedroom, two-bath units remain available, with a variety of views. ...

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

New South Loop condos near dozens of dining and drinking venues

Giordano's

Imagine having dozens of dining and drinking establishments within a few blocks of where you live. Imagination will mirror reality for residents at 1345 Wabash, the first new high-rise condos built in the South Loop in half a dozen years. There’s a fabulous restaurant / bar cluster on the same ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 17, 2014