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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
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Deal of the day – Park Michigan offers one month free

Park Michigan Chicago

Park Michigan has a South Loop location that YoChicago ranked among the best in five different categories: views; grocery shopping convenience; public transit access; proximity to parks and beaches and most nearby dining and nightlife. YoChicago also ranked Park Michigan number one in the South Loop in the category that’s ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 21, 2014

Rental deal of the day – book an appointment online and save $500

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Planned Property, one of YoChicago’s sponsors, owns and manages more than 3,000 apartments in dozens of buildings in prime Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Lakeview locations. Planned is currently offering a “February special” $500 discount off the first month’s rent for booking an appointment online. A number of other management ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 20, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Apartment deal of the day – a month free in the Fulton River District

Echelon at K Station

Echelon at K Station is a full-amenity luxury high-rise at 353 N Desplaines in the Fulton River District. Echelon is currently offering a limited-time winter deal: renters who commit to renting within 24 hours of the time they tour the building can choose a month’s free rent or 12 months ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 19, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Rental deals of the day – South Loop and Fulton River District

Echelon screen cap

The chill in Chicago’s winter air signals you to be on the alert for deals on apartments. Major apartment complexes are vying to attract a greater share of the limited number of renters willing to brave the cold and search for an apartment. Park Michigan, 1212 S Michigan in the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 27, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Rental deal of the day – a 2-bedroom Gold Coast duplex

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A two-story apartment – a duplex – offers great separation between living and sleeping areas. That’s a real benefit for roommates or couples who work different schedules. A 2-bedroom, 2-bath end-unit duplex is currently available for rent at 1133 North Dearborn, a full-amenity Gold Coast building with a pool, fitness ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 24, 2014
DealsChicagoNorth Side

Deal of the day – renovated Lincoln Park studios steps from the park

1940 N Lincoln

If you know Lincoln Park, you know that 1940 N Lincoln is a great location — just down the block or around the corner from bars, restaurants, boutiques, theater, a Treasure Island supermarket and, of course, the Zoo, the French Market and the best the park has to offer. If ...

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

Gold Coast apartment deal of the week

Clark & Division

The deal of the week is a half-month’s free rent on a Gold Coast 3-bedroom, 2-bath apartment at 1111 North Dearborn. One catch: you’ll have to mention Facebook to take advantage of the discount on Unit 2507, which rents for $3,400 a month. The corner unit has new hardwood floors ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 31, 2013

Rent a high-rise apartment for 9 months and save

Aerial downtown Chicago

Many of Chicago’s high-rise apartment buildings offer flexible lease terms ranging from as few as two months to the typical 12-month lease. You’ll generally pay a premium for a shorter term lease, and the shorter the term the higher the premium. A one-bedroom apartment, for example, that rents for $1,700 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 30, 2013

Ditch the apartment finder and save $500

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Chicago’s ever-deceptive apartment rental services would like you to believe that their “service” is free to renters. It’s only “free” in the same way that the stove and refrigerator in your apartment are free – built into the cost of rent and paid for over the life of your lease. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 26, 2013
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Winter deals on Fulton River District apartments

Echelon, K2

The website for K2 Apartments, 365 N Halsted St in the Fulton River District, invites visitors to “call today” and “dare to compare our winter specials.” A block away at 353 N Desplaines St, Echelon is advertising 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments from $2,349. K2 and Echelon are both full-amenity luxury buildings. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 19, 2013
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Free rent and discounted parking at Chestnut Tower

Chestnut Tower

For a while discounting in the form of “free rent” offers had been limited to the new apartment towers scrambling to fill apartments as the winter approached. Whether it’s due to seasonal factors or competition from those new buildings, the “free rent” offers began surfacing recently at some of the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 13, 2013
DealsChicagoNorth Side

Book an apartment appointment online and save $250

$250 off rent

You’re generally going to get the most accurate and up-to-date information about an apartment building by visiting its website directly rather than scanning ads on Craigslist or other sites. As a bonus, you’ll often see discount coupons and special offers that reduce the cost of your first month’s rent. RMK ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 12, 2013
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Apartment deal of the week – 1133 North Dearborn

1133 Dearborn

1133 North Dearborn is a full-amenity apartment tower in a prime Gold Coast location, literally steps from great shopping and a ton of restaurants and bars. The deal of the week is a half-month rent free on a 1-bedroom apartment that has new hardwood floors, spacious rooms and a balcony. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 5, 2013
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Parc Huron offering two months’ free rent

Parc Huron

When Chicago Real Estate Daily reported the sale of the Parc Huron apartments last March the development was said to be 98% occupied at some of the highest rents in the city. Occupancy levels and rents at Parc Huron are apparently under pressure from the new apartment towers that have ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 4, 2013
DealsChicagoNorth Side

Lincoln Park apartment deal of the week

2756 Pine Grove

The “deal of the week” is a $300 discount on a large, updated 1-bedroom apartment at 2756 N Pine Grove in Lincoln Park. The catch: you need to mention Facebook to receive the discount. The building has a business center off the lobby, a rooftop sundeck and bicycle storage. The ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 30, 2013
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Get a free month’s rent in the Gold Coast

1133 Dearborn

The full-amenity Gold Coast high-rise at 1133 North Dearborn is offering a month’s free rent on two-bedroom, 2 bath apartments. The spacious apartments have balconies, bay windows, excellent closet space, and updated kitchens and baths. Rents start at $2,465 a month. A 14-month lease is required. At 1120 North LaSalle ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 7, 2013
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Is two months’ free rent the new norm for new apartments?

Aerial view of downtown Chicago

Winter isn’t quite here yet, but winter specials are at a number of the new apartment projects in downtown Chicago. Some of the buildings are aggressively courting renters with offers of two months’ free rent on selected units, and other new buildings are quietly matching those offers. You’ll also find ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 28, 2013
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Alta slashes rents in Fulton River District

Alta at K Station

Yesterday morning Alta at K Station sent an email to brokers announcing steep discounts on the cost of renting at the two-tower, 848-unit project in the Fulton River District. The discounts, which apply to five units, ranged from 17% to 23% on monthly rents. Alta’s website reported 29 units available ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 9, 2013
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Gold Coast vacancies on the rise?

Aerial of Gold Coast

In what should be good news for renters, the number of vacant units in a number of Gold Coast apartment buildings has increased over the past few months. Buildings that had only one or two vacant apartments several months ago now have a dozen, and buildings that had no vacancies ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 24, 2013