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Tier 07 apartments leased up at JeffJack in the West Loop

JeffJack

Every apartment community has some layouts with a special appeal, and they tend to rent very quickly. The new JeffJack apartments in the West Loop opened its leasing office a month ago and within a few weeks the 07 tier of convertibles had all been leased. The 07 tier overlooks ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 4, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Stylish, affordable new condos with great West Loop access

CTA Roosevelt Rd

Office expansion in the West Loop, headlined by Google’s impending move to 1K Fulton, has been garnering a lot of attention recently. If you work in the West Loop and want a stylish, affordable, new-construction condo you have a South Loop option with quick and convenient public transit access to ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 4, 2015
North ShoreEvanston

Evanston’s E2 Apartments welcomes its first residents

E2 lobby

The first residents moved into E2, the new apartment tower in downtown Evanston, over the past weekend. Developers Randy and Steve Fifield refer to E2 as “uber-luxury,” a tag that’s backed up by the most extensive amenities suite in any North Shore apartment community and by E2′s high level of ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 4, 2015
ChicagoNorth Side

A wow-factor one-bedroom at Halsted Flats in Lakeview East

Halsted Flats one-bedroom

Step into the bedroom in this northwest corner apartment at Halsted Flats and you’ll experience the “wow factor.” The bedroom has 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. This one-bedroom floor plan also has ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 4, 2015
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Today’s deal – a corner 2-bedroom at the South Loop’s Astoria Tower

Astoria Tower

Astoria Tower owes its popularity to a steps-to-everything South Loop location, a full suite of amenities, a high level resident service, and apartments with great layouts and condo-quality finishes. There are currently only two units available for rent at Astoria Tower. One is a 2-bedroom, 2-bath corner with the popular ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 3, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Dog-friendly 2-bedrooms steps from the Gold Coast and Old Town

1000 N LaSalle

We could compare the search for a dog-friendly high-rise in the Gold Coast to barking up the wrong tree, but that would be a horrible pun, so we won’t. The contemporary high-rise apartment building at 1000 N LaSalle is dog-friendly and adjacent to a tranquil private dog park. The tree-shrouded, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 3, 2015

Award-winning Palatine townhomes available for summer occupancy

Lexington Hills

Lexington Hills in Palatine has two townhomes available for occupancy this summer. A 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath home is priced at $364,257 and a 3-bedroom, 3 ½ bath home at $434,500. The Lexington Hills townhomes recently won four Key awards from the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago. The homes ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 3, 2015

Rental services can’t and won’t show you some of Chicago’s best apartments

Aerial Chicago

Many of Chicago’s rental services won’t show MLS-listed condo rentals even though they’re often priced below apartments in managed buildings. The simple reason is that the rental service would need to split the commission, which is usually a month’s rent, with the listing broker. If you’re willing to spend $3,000 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 2, 2015
North ShoreEvanston

What brokers like about Evanston’s new E2 Apartments

E2

Real estate brokers toured the new E2 Apartments in Evanston a few days ago, and they were enthusiastic about what they saw. Most of the brokers focused their praise on E2′s extensive amenities, while others were impressed by the architecture and the apartment layouts. The positive reviews from real estate ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 2, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A bright and spacious East Village duplex

931 N Wolcott

The 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath duplex at 931 N Wolcott is bright and spacious, with high ceilings, newer appliances, and an open-plan kitchen with great cabinet and counter space and an island. The home has private outdoor space and garage parking, and has just been listed for sale at $539,000. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 2, 2015
ChicagoNorthwest Side

A large, sunny townhome steps from a pool and parks

2723 W Byron

The townhome at 2723 W Byron in the River Park North community has unusually large and sunny rooms and multiple outdoor spaces. The home, which is in pristine condition, has 3 to 4 bedrooms, a top-floor family room, a kitchen with an island, a 2-car garage and 2 additional parking ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 2, 2015

Luxury Living Chicago’s new twist on deceptive rental service ads

Curbed screen cap

The Illinois Real Estate License Act prohibits “blind advertisements,” i.e. ads that do not contain the name of the broker licensee that placed the ad. The Act also provides that “Advertising shall be considered misleading or untruthful if, when taken as a whole, there is a distinct and reasonable possibility ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 1, 2015
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Apartment deals and finds in downtown Chicago, 2/27/15

The LEX

The West Loop‘s Circa 922,, 922 W Washington, is offering two months free rent on new studio and 1-bedroom apartments and a month on new 2-bedrooms. Renters must take occupancy by April 24, 2015 to qualify for the free rent offer. The leasing office and four furnished models are now ...

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

A high-floor Streeterville 3-bedroom a block from Whole Foods

Atwater

Atwater, a luxury apartment tower in Streeterville, currently has a 3-bedroom, 2-bath home on the 39th floor available for early March occupancy. 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 flooring, space for ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 27, 2015
ChicagoNorth Side

Hear the Cubs fans cheer from your Lakeview balcony

Wrigley Field

If Cubs fans have anything to cheer about this season, you’ll be able to hear them from the balcony of a south– and west-facing 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartment at Lakeview’s new Halsted Flats. Step inside and close the sliding-glass doors and all will be calm and quiet. A 9th floor 2-bedroom ...

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

Old Town, River North, Streeterville and Gold Coast apartment deals and finds, 2/26/15

North Water view

The on-site leasing office and model apartments are now open at North Water, a 52-story apartment tower at 340 E North Water in Streeterville. North Water is a full-amenity view building with sweeping vistas in every direction. Apartments are available for March 1 and later occupancy. Chestnut Place, 850 N ...

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

Walk to West Loop street festivals from Circa 922

Taste of Randolph St

Chicago comes alive in the summer with street fairs and festivals, and they’re best enjoyed when you live nearby. Circa 922, the new apartment high-rise in the West Loop, is a short walk from a number of major events and has easy access by public transportation to many more. West ...

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

A sunny southwest corner at a Mies masterpiece

860 LSD 17L

Earlier this week Chicago Magazine reported that sales at Mies van der Rohe’s 860-880 Lake Shore Drive “took off late in 2014 and have not abated …” Unit 17L at 860 N Lake Shore Drive is a sunny southwest corner with city views from floor-to-ceiling windows. The 2-bedroom, 2-bath home ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 26, 2015
DealsChicagoNorth Side

Lincoln Park and Lakeview apartment deals and finds, 2/25/15

Reside on Barry

Reside on Barry is a pet-friendly high-rise at 533 W Barry, steps from the lively Broadway strip of bars, restaurants and shops. A renovated 2-bedroom is available for $2,075 on the 16th floor with south-facing skyline views. The apartment has wood-look floors, a stylish kitchen with ample cabinet and counter ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 25, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

K2 Apartments has an ideal location for dual-direction commuters

K2

Over-the-top amenities and a walk-to-everything location have been the main draws for many of the residents at K2, the new luxury apartment community in the Fulton River District. Couples and roommates who work in widely separated locations revel in K2′s status as a transit-oriented development. Residents who commute by car ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 25, 2015