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Chicago deal of the day: up to $8,000 at McKinley Park Lofts

Chicago deal of the day: up to $8,000 at McKinley Park Lofts

Buyers at McKinley Park Lofts, 2323 W Pershing Rd (pictured here during much better weather), get up to $8,000 in incentives, according to Sales Dir ...

Bush, mortgage industry agree on rate-freeze plan

The Bush administration and the mortgage industry have agreed on a plan to freeze interest rates for up to five years for some of the two million home ...
Chicago deal of the day: Free parking at eco18

Chicago deal of the day: Free parking at eco18

Condo buyers at eco18, a 12-story green building planned for the South Loop, can for a limited time get a free parking space valued at $18,900 - a p ...
Chicago deal of the day: Free upgrades at Metro Place

Chicago deal of the day: Free upgrades at Metro Place

MCL Companies is once again offering free upgrades at Metro Place, a community of 78 condos and eight single-family homes under construction in Lawn ...
Cue soulful trance music: Waterview Tower out of the ground

Cue soulful trance music: Waterview Tower out of the ground

This pastiche of still photos shows the progress of construction on Waterview Tower up until Dec 1, accompanied by the musical stylings of Chicane, ...
Saved from the wrecking ball: Lake Shore Athletic Club

Saved from the wrecking ball: Lake Shore Athletic Club

Remember the flap about the Lake Shore Athletic Club? Fifield Companies' proposal to tear it down and build luxury condos on the site sparked protes ...

Quote of the day: For the housing market, echoes of 1929

"This is the most serious housing downturn since the Great Depression." - Mark Zandi, of Moody's Economy.com, quoted in today's Chicago Tribune. Zand ...
Sales update: 1 left at Pointe 1900

Sales update: 1 left at Pointe 1900

Back in February, we reported that nine units were left at Pointe 1900 On State, Dynaprop Development's 131-unit mid-rise at 1900 S State St. Now ju ...

Quote of the day: the senseless rise of home prices

"The run-up of home prices made even less sense than the dot-com bubble - I mean, there wasn’t even a glamorous new technology to justify claims that ...

Ripped from the headlines: Mandarin Oriental past due on bills

Mandarin Oriental past due on bills Crain's Fire inspection delays Trump hotel opening AP (via Daily Herald) Eminent domain meeting set for Dec 5 ...
Work in progress: first occupancy near at Odyssey Lofts

Work in progress: first occupancy near at Odyssey Lofts

We're longtime fans of Odyssey Lofts, W Developments, LLC's conversion of a storage and office building at 775 W Jackson Blvd, right along the main ...

Lincoln Square businesses to fight eminent domain

An eminent domain battle is brewing - read about it at Save Lincoln Square. ...

Ripped from the headlines: London officials advise Chicago to take the long view in Olympic bid

London: Chicago 2016 should take long view Crain's 5 tenants signed on at Block 37 Trib Roundy's planned for Webster and Ashland Inside Beautiful ...

New retailer, restaurant for Block 37

A Club Monaco clothing store and a new Lettuce Entertain You restaurant are among the latest tenants to sign deals at 108 North State Street, Joseph F ...
A gray day in Avondale

A gray day in Avondale

Before he departed for sunnier climes, our fabulous intern Lou took to the streets of Avondale to capture something of the neighborhood's character: ...
Chicago deal of the day: free closing costs and plasma TV at 1343 W Winona

Chicago deal of the day: free closing costs and plasma TV at 1343 W Winona

The developer of 1343 W Winona St, a conversion in Uptown just south of Andersonville, will for a limited time pay closing costs up to $4,000 and th ...

Ripped from the headlines: Neighbors hit Spire with lawsuit

Neighbors hit Spire with lawsuit Crain's Lofts planned on Milwaukee in Bucktown Chicago Journal Group's mission: save side yards Chicago Journal ...
New book takes on Chicago's changing downtown

New book takes on Chicago's changing downtown

Downtown junkies, take note: a new book chronicles the changing face of the greater Loop area. Downtown Chicago in Transition, by Eric Bronsky and ...

Chicagoland deal of the day: 10 cans of food for a $5,000 discount on a home

Park Ridge-based Norwood Builders is offering a deal with a charitable twist. For every non-perishable food item you donate, you get $500 off a new ho ...
600 North Lake Shore Drive scores on glass, not on fake balconies

600 North Lake Shore Drive scores on glass, not on fake balconies

We're a little obsessed lately with parking podiums - ie, why developers of high-rises so often hide parking behind walls of brick, stone or concret ...
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