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Lakeview apartment deals and finds

634 W Cornelia

Planned Property is waiving the $300 move-in fee for one-bedrooms renting from $1,300 a month at 634 W Cornelia. The large one-bedrooms in this classic courtyard building have refinished hardwood floors. Halsted Flats, a new luxury apartment tower, has a variety of deals: A free $200 parking spot for 12 ...

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

A look inside the West Loop’s new Circa 922

Circa 922

I stopped by yesterday for a brief look inside Circa 922, a new 104-unit, 11-story luxury boutique apartment building at 922 W Washington in the West Loop. The whimsical sculpture in the elevator lobby is a subtle reminder of the West Loop’s industrial and warehousing past. Most of Circa 922′s ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 27, 2015
North suburbsMorton Grove

Morton Grove townhomes nearly sold out

Morton Grove Metra

Lexington Station has only a final few townhomes available, priced from $317,645. The community takes its name from the nearby Metra station pictured above. The 2- and 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath homes have attached two-car garages, sleek kitchens with granite countertops, high ceilings and hardwood floors. The homes have floor ...

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

Are these Chicago’s tallest fire escapes?

Lawson YMCA

The 24-story Lawson YMCA on Chicago Ave is 262 feet high at the roof line, according to the Emporis database. The three exterior fire escapes on the north side of the building are the tallest I can recall seeing in Chicago. Are there any taller ones in Chicago, or were ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 26, 2015
North ShoreEvanston

Short-term furnished apartments at AMLI Evanston

Suite Home Chicago

AMLI Evanston is a new, mixed-use, amenity-rich apartment and retail complex. The building has Dollop Coffee on-site, Firehouse Grill across the street, and good proximity to bars, restaurants, grocery shops, downtown Evanston and the Northwestern campus. Suite Home Chicago‘s fully-furnished, short-term apartments at AMLI Evanston set up with everything you ...

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

Sunny Streeterville 2-bedrooms with great day and night views

Atwater view

Atwater, a luxury tower at 355 E Ohio St in Streeterville currently has sunny southeast corner 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments available for mid-February and mid-March occupancy at $3,102 to $3,262 a month. The apartments span 1,222 square feet and serve up spectacular day and night vistas from floor-to-ceiling windows and private ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 23, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

First residents move in at West Loop’s Circa 922

Circa 922

Circa 922, a new apartment tower at 922 W Washington in the West Loop, marked a few milestones late last week. The first-floor amenities opened for use, the leasing office moved on-site and and the first residents moved in to their new homes. Circa 922 is a full-amenity, pet-friendly, smoke-free ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 23, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Kingsbury Plaza’s fabulous two-bedroom apartments

Kingsbury Plaza

Kingsbury Plaza‘s riverfront location in River North affords residents great views in every direction, but one of the most sought-after views is of the skyline to the east. The fabulous two-bedroom apartments at Kingsbury Plaza have two ways to enjoy the skyline view: a curving wall of floor-to-ceiling windows and ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 23, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A first look at the new Chestnut Place apartments

Chestnut Place

The 30-story Chestnut Place apartment tower at 850 N State in River North changed ownership recently. The apartments, amenities and ground-level retail space are undergoing a complete makeover, and I stopped in earlier today for a look at one of the new apartments. The 1-bedroom I visited had wood-look floors ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 22, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

An updated look at the 545 North McClurg apartment site

545 N McClurg Ct

When I last looked down on construction at 545 N McClurg Ct in Streeterville, two months ago, work was continuing on the building’s foundation. The tower crane has since been erected, and the building’s service core is just beginning to rise above ground. Dozens of workers from various trades were ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 22, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The enduring appeal of living in Old Town

Old Town

Old Town was the neighborhood of choice in the 60s and 70s when the north side of Chicago began its decades-long and continuing revitalization. Throughout the years it remained the neighborhood of choice for Chicagoans who wanted to live in a lively, low-density, pedestrian-friendly, architecturally diverse environment close to one-of-a-kind ...

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

New South Loop condos target spring occupancy

1345 Wabash

Chicago’s real estate recovery will reach a milestone this spring when residents begin moving into 1345 Wabash, the first new condo high-rise in years. Some of the buyers at 1345 Wabash have architecture and style as their highest priority. Some have been attracted by the South Loop location’s vitality and ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 22, 2015
DealsChicagoNorth Side

Today’s Lakeview apartment deal – a year’s free parking

Halsted Flats

Residents of Halsted Flats, the new, full-amenity, pet-friendly high-rise at 3740 N Halsted St, enjoy a convenience that’s uncommon in Lakeview apartments:: on-site garage parking. Finding any parking space is often a frustrating, time-consuming venture in the neighborhood, and a nightmarish one when the snow falls. Halsted Flats is currently ...

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

A Monday visit to the Wolf Point apartment site

Wolf Point

The 20th floor of Wolf Point was under construction when I visited on Monday, putting the building near the halfway point toward its full 48-story height. The 510-unit luxury apartment tower is targeting first occupancies for late this year and, at last report, planned to begin pre-leasing in the spring. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 21, 2015
ChicagoSouth Side

New Bridgeport homes steps from world-class art

Zhou B Art Center

Bridgeporters are known for their love of local sports – baseball, football and the sport that ain’t beanbag. They’re also becoming known as lovers of innovative art. The Zhou B Art Center, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary in Bridgeport, draws visitors from around the world and has helped spawn ...

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

A rarely available furnished Gold Coast apartment

1133 Dearborn

It’s not often that you’ll find a furnished apartment in a true Gold Coast location. Unit 1402 at 1133 North Dearborn, for example, is available for the first time in two years. The one-bedroom apartment is furnished with everything you need to move in, and boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, a private ...

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

Early move-ins at Jones Chicago renting sight-unseen

Jones Chicago

The first residents have moved into Jones Chicago, a 25-story, 188-unit apartment tower at 220 W Illinois St in River North. A number of the new residents reportedly relocated from out-of-state and rented their apartments sight-unseen. Almost exactly a year ago we reported on a growing trend of out-of-towners renting ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 20, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Foundation work underway on new South Loop apartments

1001 S State

Site clearance had just begun at the time of our last visit to 1001 S State in the South Loop. There were three drilling rigs on site yesterday, along with lots of steel tubing and rebar, and lots of activity despite the holiday. A joint venture of Golub & Co ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 20, 2015
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Free rent on River North penthouses

Chestnut Tower

Chestnut Tower currently has immediate occupancy available on a top-floor 870 square foot 1-bedroom apartment that’s been recently renovated. The unit has unobstructed views to the north and west and rents for $2,525. A 34th floor 3-bedroom, 3-bath is also currently available for $5,225, and includes a free parking space ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 20, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The burgeoning burger scene near Park Michigan apartments

Five Guys

There are already half a dozen places to grab a hamburger within about a block of the South Loop‘s Park Michigan apartments. The options include, in alphabetical order, Artists Café. Eleven City Diner, Five Guys, The Scout, Urban Counter and Wabash Tap. Chicago Magazine is reporting that the popular Burger ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 20, 2015