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Hit the lakefront trail from a Streeter Place studio

Streeter Place

Residents at the high-service, full-amenity Streeter Place apartment tower have quick access to Chicago’s glorious lakefront and the 18-mile lakefront trail. The trail is a magnet for walkers, bikers, joggers and rollerbladers. It affords great views of the skyline and access to beaches, playgrounds, soccer and baseball fields, volleyball nets, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 15, 2014
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Going for the groceries at Lakeview’s new Halsted Flats

Whole Foods on Halsted

Residents in some parts of Lakeview have an inconvenient slog or a traffic-clogged drive to the nearest grocery store. Residents at Halsted Flats, the new luxury apartment tower at 3740 N Halsted, have a variety of options conveniently close by. Whole Foods is a short block south of the building ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 14, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Check out the apartment deals at Streeter Place in Streeterville

Streeter Place, at arrow

If you’re looking for a deal on a spacious apartment at a high-service, full-amenity tower in a prime Streeterville location, you’ll want to put Streeter Place on your must-visit list. Available studios rent from $1,853 to $2,451, convertibles from $1,875 to $2,350, one-bedrooms from $2,093 to $3,290, one-bedroom plus den ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 13, 2014
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Deals on Streeter Place apartments this weekend

Streeter Place

Wondering where you can get a deal on rent this weekend? Streeter Place is a high-service, full-amenity apartment tower in a prime Streeterville location. Available studios rent from $1,877 to $2,474, convertibles from $2,133 to $2,530, one-bedrooms from $1,958 to $3,003, one-bedroom plus den units from $2,486 to $3,009, two-bedroom, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 8, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Rental deal of the day – South Loop 2-bedrooms in the $2,300s

The LEX

The LEX, a luxury apartment tower at 2138 S Indiana in the South Loop, currently has a selection of two-bedroom, two-bath units at monthly rents in the $2,300s. The apartments have 9-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, a gas-cooking kitchen that’s open to a spacious living / dining area, large balconies with ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 8, 2014
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Rental deal of the day – Streeterville one-bedrooms with lake views

Streeter Place

One-bedroom apartments in the I tier at Streeter Place span 846 square feet of functional, efficient space. They boast a large, open living / dining area and a bedroom that’s spacious enough to accommodate a seating area or a home office desk. Available units in this tier currently rent from ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 7, 2014
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Rental deal of the day – free utilities at Halsted Flats 2-bedrooms

Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats, the new, full-amenity luxury tower at 3740 N Halsted in Lakeview, has passed the 80%-leased mark in just a few months. In a bid to achieve full occupancy before the winter, Halsted Flats is offering free utilities on select 2-bedroom apartments. Contact the leasing office for the details ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 6, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Deal of the day – newly-renovated 3-bedrooms at Chestnut Tower

Chestnut Tower

Newly-renovated high-floor 3-bedroom, 3-bath homes are available at Chestnut Tower, 121 W Chestnut St. Unit 3106 is available immediately and rents for $4,995 per month. Unit 3406 will be ready for move-in on August 6 at a monthly rental of $5,150. “We’re not likely to have additional 3-bedrooms available until ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 24, 2014

Free Chicago rental services and great apartment deals

Belmont Harbor aerial

Chicago’s piratical rental services would like renters to believe that their services are free. There are renters gullible enough to believe that, just as there are renters who are naïve enough to believe the claim that rental services will negotiate the best deal for them. Chicago’s rental services aren’t that ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 24, 2014
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Updated Lakeview East studios and 1-bedrooms steps from everything

500 West Belmont

500 West Belmont is a contemporary elevator building with large apartments. The apartments have updated kitchens and baths, a choice of laminate or wood-look flooring, great closet space and available parking. The Lakeview East location is close to the lake, the Broadway restaurant and bar strip and convenient to public ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 11, 2014

Profiling homes that sell at a deep discount or at a premium

RealtyTrac graphic

RealtyTrac released an analysis today profiling which single family homes sell at the deepest discounts and which sell at the highest premiums based on four variables: foreclosure status, equity, occupancy and year built. According to RealtyTrac, the Chicago metro area had 4,365 properties matching the 5 profiles that resulted in ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 10, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Deal of the week: rent specials at Streeter Place

View from Streeter Place

Streeter Place, 355 E Ohio in Streeterville, just announced special pricing on select units. The current best prices for 13-month leases at the luxury tower are: Studio, $1,797 Convertible, $2,195 One-bedroom, $2,121 Two-bedroom, 2-bath, $2,648 Apartment features vary, but invariably include generous room sizes, good closet space, floor-to-ceiling windows, in-unit ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 28, 2014
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Lakeview East studios for under $1,000

537 West Melrose

Planned Property owns and manages more than 3,000 apartments in prime Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Lakeview East locations. Current availabilities include studios in the following Lakeview East buildings for under $1,000: 536 W Addison, $925-$940 537 W Melrose, $955-$995 1049 W Oakdale, $950 3510 N Pine Grove, $905-$930 455 ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 24, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

The perks of high-rise living

K2 backpacks

The perks of living in one of Chicago’s high-rise rental towers extend well beyond lavish amenities, attentive on-site management, maintenance staff and 24/7 door staff, the creature comforts in the apartments themselves and a convenient location. There are welcome baskets for new residents, and a variety of goodies that might ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 19, 2014
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Today’s deal – dog-friendly 1-bedrooms at the edge of the Gold Coast

1000 N LaSalle

If you’ve been searching for an affordable, dog-friendly one-bedroom with parking and an updated kitchen and bath, your search will be over when you visit 1000 N LaSalle. 1000 N LaSalle has a tree-shrouded, fenced-in, grassy dog park that will delight you and your pet, a variety of one-bedroom apartments ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 30, 2014
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Today’s apartment deal – an unusual reverse courtyard in Lakeview

444 W Diversey

The 1920s were the boom years for courtyard buildings in Chicago, and they’ve been popular ever since. Most have a U-shape, but L-shaped courtyards are also common. Almost all courtyard buildings have their open space fronting the street. A reverse courtyard, with open space in the back, is far less ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 16, 2014
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Rental deal of the day – Gold Coast corner 3-bedrooms

1111 N Dearborn

Three-bedroom apartments are in short supply in the Gold Coast, but Planned Property currently has several available at 1111 North Dearborn. The 3-bedroom, 2-bath homes are attractively priced from $3,100 to $3,400. The homes have space-expanding bay windows that flood them with light. Active roommates are attracted to the location ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 12, 2014
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Deal of the day – rent now at Halsted Flats, move in September

Halsted Flats

As the first new full-amenity rental high-rise in Lakeview in decades, the 269-unit Halsted Flats has been generating a lot of excitement. “We’ve only been open less than two months and we’re nearly 50% rented,” reports Leasing Manager Obaid Khan. “People are awed by the building but fearful that there’ll ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 9, 2014
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A Lake Forest 3-bedroom single-family under $200K

1197 Telegraph Lake Forest

The 3-bedroom, 2-bath home at 1197 Telegraph in Lake Forest is on a site that spans nearly half an acre. It’s within walking distance of shopping, schools and a Metra station. Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH) is currently renovating the home and offering it for sale at $190,000. The ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 8, 2014
DealsChicagoNorth Side

Apartment deal – book your appointment online and save $300

Planned offer

A number of Chicago’s apartment buildings and management companies offer incentives to renters who book their appointments directly rather than through a rental service. Planned Property currently has one of the most generous rewards for online appointment-booking: up to a $300 discount on the first month’s rent. Planned Property, one ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 4, 2014