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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
DealsChicagoNorth Side

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
DealsChicagoNorth Side

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
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

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
DealsChicagoNorth Side

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
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

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
DealsChicagoNorth Side

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
DealsNorth ShoreLake Forest

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
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

PPM screen cap

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