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Road rage and rental agent roulette

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According to an ABC 7 report, Martin Vigil has been charged with misdemeanor assault, leaving the scene of an accident, and criminal damage to property following the incident in the above video. Vigil is a leasing agent / manager with Chicago Real Estate LLC, one of the rental services on ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 27, 2015
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Downtown Chicago apartment deals and finds, 3/27/15

The LEX

The leasing office and four furnished models are now open at Jeff Jack, a new West Loop apartment tower at 601 W Jackson. JeffJack is offering a month’s free rent on 1- and 2-bedroom apartments. The new OneEleven apartment tower has spectacular north views over the river, and a 3-bedroom ...

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

New South Loop condos nearing first occupancy

1345 S Wabash

1345 Wabash, the first new condo high-rise built in Chicago in years, is about a month away from welcoming its first occupants to a prime South Loop location. The 2-bedroom, 2-bath plus den unit pictured in this post is mirrored on opposite sides of the building on floors 4 and ...

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

Rent an Old Town three-bedroom with a rooftop pool

1225

1225 Old Town is showcasing a new furnished model of its 3-bedroom, 2-bath apartments. Available 3-bedrooms start at $4,442 a month. The apartments have everything on your wish list: wood-look floors in living areas, stylish kitchens and baths, private outdoor space and in-unit washer / dryers. The upscale Plum Market ...

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

Upgraded homes in Streeterville

Atwater

Atwater, 355 E Ohio in Streeterville, refers to its newly-renovated apartments as “Upgraded Homes.” When you move to Atwater you’re upgrading to more luxurious finishes, more space, a higher level of service, and a superior location. Upgraded Home studios start at $1,800, convertibles at $2,209, 1-bedrooms at $2,500 and 2-bedroom, ...

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

Old Town, River North, Streeterville and Gold Coast apartment deals and finds, 3/26/15

Scott

Planned Property is offering a month’s free rent on all 2-bedroom apartments at 1000 North LaSalle, a building with a private dog park. Chestnut Tower is offering a month’s free on vacant two-bedrooms for leases beginning by April 12. All apartments currently on the market are brand new designer renovations ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 26, 2015
DealsChicagoNorth Side

Look, lease and save at Lakeview’s Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats

Two northwest corner one-bedrooms are currently available at the new Halsted Flats luxury high-rise in Lakeview. The units rent at $2,234 and $2,444. The bedroom has dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides, flooding the space with light. You need to be there to feel the full impact of the windows. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 26, 2015
ChicagoNorth Side

The easy way to rent a great Lakeview apartment

Reside on Barry

Reside Living has renovated studio to 3-bedroom apartments in more than a dozen buildings, ranging from vintage walk-ups to contemporary mid- and high-rises in prime Lakeview locations. Reside on Barry is a 17-story high-rise at one of those great locations, steps from Broadway, with a CVS pharmacy and 7-Eleven at ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 26, 2015
DealsChicagoNorth Side

Lincoln Park and Lakeview apartment deals and finds, 3/25/15

Eugenie Terrace

3838 North Broadway has just undergone a complete renovation and has stylish new studios available from $855 a month. 2756 North Pine Grove is waiving its dog deposit and dog rent and offering $300 off the 1st month’s rent on rehabbed one-bedrooms renting from $1,425 and rehabbed two-bedrooms that start ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 25, 2015
ChicagoFar North

Completely-renovated apartments near Loyola’s Rogers Park campus

1246 Pratt model

1246 West Pratt has a classic façade, but everything inside is new. The building has new elevators, an on-site leasing and management office, a new laundry room and a rooftop fitness room with views of the lake. 1246 Pratt has bright, sunny and stylish studio, 1- and 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 25, 2015
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

West Loop apartment deals about to do a disappearing act

Circa 922

The West Loop‘s Circa 922 is offering deals on the few apartments that remain available at the new high-rise. For 14-month leases that begin prior to May 15, Circa 922 is offering 2 months’ free rent on studios, a month free on one-bedrooms and one-and-a-half free months on two-bedrooms. Circa ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 25, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Riverfront luxury at OneEleven Apartments

OneEleven Apartments

When the weather warms up, the residents at the new OneEleven Apartments will have front row 50-yard line seats for the best show in town: the scene along the Chicago River. Better yet, OneEleven’s walk-to-everything location affords residents time to enjoy the show. The river will soon begin to come ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 25, 2015
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

K2 Apartments, surrounded by Chicago’s hottest neighborhoods

K2

The Fulton River District, home to Carnivale, Paramount Room, The Dawson, La Scarola, Piccolo Sogno, Emmit’s Irish Pub and a host of other restaurants and bars, is also where you’ll find K2 Apartments. The Fulton River District is bordered by Chicago’s hottest neighborhoods: the West Loop, River West, River North ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 25, 2015

Chicago rental service deceptions, net rent edition

Streeterville

Advertising a lower rent than what’s actually available in a building is only one of the many ways that Chicago rental services trawl for renters. Advertising a “net rent” when a building is offering a month or more of free rent is another way to deceive unsophisticated renters into calling ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 24, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New Streeterville studios with spectacular lake views

North Water

The just-opened North Water apartment tower in Streeterville has a tier of east-facing studios with views of Lake Michigan. The studios are on the 16th through 45th floors, accommodating a variety of view preferences. Rent ranges upwards from $1,798 a month. The apartments have hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows and in-unit ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 24, 2015
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

New high-amenity apartments steps from Millennium Park

73 East Lake

73 East Lake, a new luxury apartment tower in the Loop, boasts an amenities package that rivals the offerings in much larger buildings. The convertible, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments at 73 East Lake also stand out. They’re spacious and have very livable floor plans, designer finishes and built-in desks. Convertible ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 24, 2015
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Free rent at new West Loop apartments

JeffJack

JeffJack, a new luxury apartment tower, has an attractive close-to-everything West Loop location east of the expressway. JeffJack is leasing up rapidly and is currently offering a month’s free rent on 1- and 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments with a loft aesthetic and highly-functional floor plans. JeffJack is a full-amenity, pet-friendly community. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 24, 2015
ChicagoNorth Side

Crain’s deeply misleading article on Lincoln Park’s population

Lincoln Park aerial

Today’s Crain’s brings this apparently-startling statistic: Indeed, just a few miles from the heart of the Loop lies a neighborhood that, despite a rich history, beautiful architecture and quick access to the second-largest business district in America, has lost 40 percent of its population since the middle of the last ...

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

The cloudy-day views from Chestnut Place apartments

Chestnut Place view

Chestnut Place, 850 N State St, is on the border of the Gold Coast and River North neighborhoods. Chestnut Place has 1- and 2-bedroom apartments and, due to the building’s unusual configuration, all of them are corners. Last Friday I headed for the roof of Chestnut Place to approximate the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 23, 2015
ChicagoSouth Side

Bridgeport single-families nearly sold out, rowhomes available

Lexington Square

Lexington Place 2 is nearing a sellout, with only two of 19 new single-family homes remaining available. The classic Chicago-style single-family homes range in size from 3 to 6 bedrooms and offer either 2 ½ or 3 ½ baths. They’re base-priced from $519,990. Lexington Square 3, the third phase of ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 23, 2015