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Chicago's River East neighborhood spans the area from the Chicago River north to Grand Ave (500 N), from Lake Shore Drive west to Columbus Dr / Fairbanks Ct (300 E).

River East is part of Streeterville, which in turn is part of the Near North Side Community Area.

The ZIP code is 60611.

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ChicagoDowntown / Loop

North Pier returns from the deadpool as loft apartments

River East lofts Kardas

Last September Chicago Real Estate Daily reported that the building then known as River East Plaza was on the market as a redevelopment opportunity. We briefly revisited the history of the building, including the successful two-day home show we ran there in 1988. Today’s Chicago Real Estate Daily reports that a Chicago investor group has ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 20, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Curbed on Rodkin on McLean

RiverView penthouse, Chicago

Earlier today Curbed Chicago reported on Dennis Rodkin’s Chicago Magazine report on the sale of Dan McLean’s RiverView penthouse. At $2.85M this strikes me as a great buy. I shot the above video on one of two tours of the penthouse, with different real estate agents. Part two of the video, with a walk around ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 14, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Staging the master bedroom

Last November, our Streeterville expert Francesca Rose went on camera with Kim Baker and Karen Fike of Chicago Home Staging at ParkView condo to talk about the importance of properly preparing a home for touring. This segment from their discussion focuses on the furnishings and accent colors Baker and Fike used to spruce up the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 6, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

360 degrees of views from a riverfront duplex penthouse

Last fall Joe Zekas joined Prudential Rubloff‘s Joanne Nemerovski for a walk through Unit #2701 at 445 E North Water St, one of the most spectacular penthouses in Streeterville / River East. The home features grand entertaining spaces, 360-degree views and a wraparound terrace larger than the roofdecks of many high-rises. It’s currently listed for ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 21, 2010
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Staging and the paradox of empty space

Several agents in recent weeks have told us that proper staging is vital to selling a home in this market. Several weeks ago, Joe Zekas and Prudential Rubloff agent Francesca Rose shot video of a resale at ParkView Condominiums, 505 N McClurg Ct, prior to its being staged. The transformation, as you can see in ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 20, 2009
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

ParkView's townhomes: single-family style with high-rise perks

ParkView isn’t the only high-rise around with townhome-style units near its base, but I can’t think of any others where the townhomes have terraces overlooking a park on one level and an amenities deck on another. Last week Joe Zekas followed Mike Maier of MCL Companies into one of these unusual homes, a two-story, 1,730 ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on September 10, 2009