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Lincoln Park and Lakeview apartment deals and finds, 5/27/15

Eugenie Terrace

Eugenie Terrace is Lincoln Park’s only full-amenity luxury rental high-rise. Eugenie Terrace is offering a “look and lease” special that reduces its $400 lease administration fee to $200 for renters who apply within 24 hours of their initial visit. Eugenie Terrace has limited availability between now and August 1 for ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 27, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

City living at its best at 1225 Old Town apartments

1225 Old Town

Residents at 1225 Old Town have the upscale Plum Market, Intelligentsia Coffee and Soul Cycle in the building and Starbucks across the street. The CTA Red Line is around the corner and the fabulous pedestrian-friendly strip of bars, restaurants, theaters and shops along Wells Street is outside the front door. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 27, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Rent deals at the West Loop’s hottest new apartments

JeffJack

Jeff Jack, 601 W Jackson, passed the 80% leased mark just a few months after opening. JeffJack’s convenient West Loop location has been a major draw. New residents have also been attracted to the building’s extensive amenities and the character-laden loft aesthetic of the apartments. JeffJack is currently offering a ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 27, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The new rooftop amenities at River North’s west77 apartments

west77 pool

In last week’s post we showcased the imaginative makeover and expansion of the lobby lounge at west77, 77 W Huron in River North. Today’s tour takes you up to the roof for a look at amenities on a scale you don’t expect to see in a boutique building. Before you ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 27, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New E2 apartments are steps from the Evanston Farmers Market

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If you visit the Evanston Farmers Market this Saturday morning you can’t help noticing the sleek new apartment towers just half a block away. E2′s amenities and apartments set a new standard for Evanston. Amenities include a block-long outdoor deck with a pool, whirlpool, multiple seating and grilling areas, a ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 27, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A fully-renovated 1-bedroom at Sandburg Village’s Alcott House

1460 Sandburg

Unit 808 at 1460 N Sandburg Terr is all new, open, sunny and ready for you to move in. The newly-renovated kitchen has granite counters, ample cabinet and counter space, and a stainless steel appliance package with a dishwasher, built-in microwave and wine cooler. The kitchen opens to a spacious ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 27, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A renovated 2-bedroom, 2-bath at River North’s Grand Plaza

Grand Plaza

Unit 2907 at 545 N Dearborn in the Grand Plaza condo spans approximately 1,100 square feet of freshly-renovated space. The home has the popular split-bedroom layout. Both bedrooms are spacious enough to accommodate large furniture, and have good closet space. The kitchen has designer hardware, ample cabinet and counter space, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 27, 2015
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

A month’s free rent on never-occupied Loop one-bedrooms

73 East Lake

73 East Lake, a new boutique apartment tower steps from Millennium Park, has a small selection of one-bedrooms available that have never been occupied. Apartments on the 13th and 14th floors are priced at $2,299 and other one-bedrooms range from $2,449 to $3,085. The first month’s rent is free for ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 26, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New South Loop condos are move-in ready

1345 Wabash Unit 510

1345 Wabash, the first new condo high-rise to be built in Chicago in the past half-dozen years, has moved in its first residents and has move-in ready units available for purchase. Prices start at $229,900 for one-bedrooms and $289,900 for two-bedrooms. Unit 510, pictured here, is a 2-bedroom, 2-bath with ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 26, 2015

Rental services give renters bad advice

South Loop aerial

Chicago’s rental services a/k/a apartment locators a/k/a apartment finders are a source of almost endless misinformation and bad advice. The worst advice you’ll often get from rental services is on the topic of when to begin your apartment search. Their general rule of thumb: 30 days in advance of your ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 26, 2015
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Basecamp Old Irving Park single-family homes draw a crowd

Basecamp Old Irving Park

Ranquist Development‘s plans for Basecamp Old Irving Park, 48 new freestanding single-family homes, are generating pre-construction buzz. A broker’s open house last week drew a crowd to a model home for the development at 455 W Hobbie in River North. Valet parking was provided and friendly greeters had information packets ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 26, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Astoria Tower has great South Loop 2-bedrooms

Astoria Tower

Apartment 1504 at Astoria Tower, 8 E 9th St, may have the most attractive floor plan you’ll ever find in a luxury South Loop rental tower. Astoria Tower was built as a condominium and boasts layouts designed to satisfy long-term residents. Unit 1504 has an expansive living / dining area ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 26, 2015

Paying the price for having been an unlicensed real estate broker

Ferris wheel

Yesterday evening I received an email from an individual who I’d identified in a post as holding himself out as a real estate broker without being licensed as one. Four months after the post was published he posted a comment stating that what I’d published was factually inaccurate. It wasn’t. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 26, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The awesome view from Wolf Point West

Wolf Point West

McHugh Construction was pouring concrete on the 43rd floor at the time of my visit to Wolf Point West late yesterday morning. The building will top out next month at 48 stories and begin occupancy later this year. I rode the construction elevator to the 36th floor and wandered around, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 23, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New West Loop apartments with unbeatable expressway access

Gateway West Loop

If your work takes you around Chicagoland by car and you want to live downtown, you just can’t beat the location of the new Gateway West Loop apartments nearing completion at 11 S Green St. The north and southbound I-90/94 on and off ramps at Madison St are a block ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 22, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Rent a new Streeterville penthouse with fabulous lake views

Unit 4901 North Water

Two walls of floor-to-ceiling windows exert a magnetic pull the second you step into the large living / dining area in penthouse 4901 at North Water in Streeterville. You’re drawn toward the windows. The views of the lake over Navy Pier are fabulous. The home is an ideal spot from ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 22, 2015

A safe-bet start for your luxury Chicago apartment search

K2

If you’re relocating to a luxury apartment in Chicago and unsure of where you want to live, leasing professionals at properties managed by major companies can prove a surprising source of helpful advice. The Greystar leasing professionals at K2 in the Fulton River District, LUXE and JeffJack in the West ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 21, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New City apartments are near old city attractions

New City

Residents at the new New City apartments will have great new dining, shopping and entertainment options on-site in the New City mega-development. New City’s attractions will include an 82,000 square foot Mariano’s, ArcLight Cinemas, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Kings Bowl America, Z Gallerie, Yard House, Adobe Gila’s,Earl’s Kitchen and Good Stuff ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 21, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Rent a rarely available studio at 1225 Old Town

1225 Old Town

The popular 1225 Old Town has floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info at its website for studio to 3-bedroom apartments. Tap into that information and you’ll see that the building has only a few apartments available. An alcove studio is ready for occupancy for $1,966 a month. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 21, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The West Loop’s Circa 922 adds a dog run

Circa 922

On sunny days residents at Circa 922, a new, full-amenity, smoke-free community, can tune up their tan on the pool deck or the rooftop sundeck. Circa 922 has everything you’ve been looking for: loft and modern apartments, high ceilings, great views, upscale finishes, private balconies, in-unit washer / dryers and ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 21, 2015