YoChicago http://yochicago.com Real estate news, video, guides, blog | homes, apartments, neighborhoods | Chicago & suburbs Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:07:23 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.1.2 Lakeview apartment deals and finds http://yochicago.com/lakeview-apartment-deals-and-finds/38089/ http://yochicago.com/lakeview-apartment-deals-and-finds/38089/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:07:23 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=38089

Planned Property is waiving the $300 move-in fee for one-bedrooms renting from $1,300 a month at 634 W Cornelia. The large one-bedrooms in this classic courtyard building have refinished hardwood floors.

Halsted Flats, a new luxury apartment tower, has a variety of deals:

  • A free $200 parking spot for 12 months on two-bedroom apartments for leases beginning before 2/15/15.
  • $250 combined pet fee for up to two pets.
  • Apply the day of your tour and have your $400 administration fee applied to your first month’s rent.
  • According to Halsted Flats:

    We have two west facing one bedroom apartments with amazing views of Wrigley Field: a junior one bedroom priced at $1,810 and the largest one bedroom floor plan priced at $2,200.

    Two bedroom apartments range from $2,708-$3,053 with options of east facing views of the lake, south facing panoramic views of the Chicago skyline and west facing views of Wrigley Field. Most available two bedroom apartments feature a balcony.

    Two 3-bedroom, 3-bath apartments are available. One is a 3rd floor unit with a huge 10×38 outdoor terrace with easy pool access, priced at $4,829. The other is a southwest corner which has a den and a private balcony, priced at $4,982.

    All offers, of course, are subject to expiration dates.

    Pass the word to anyone you know who’s looking for an apartment: YoChicago is beginning a year-long series of posts rounding up information about available deals, discounts and rarely-available apartments.

    After this week’s inaugural series the posts will run during the second and fourth full weeks of each month on the following schedule:

    Tuesday, Lakeview
    Wednesday, Lincoln Park
    Thursday, Near North Side (Streeterville, River North, Gold Coast, Old Town)
    Friday, Downtown (Loop, New East Side, West Loop, South Loop, River West, Fulton River District)

    Note: This feature includes only YoChicago advertisers.

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    A look inside the West Loop’s new Circa 922 http://yochicago.com/a-look-inside-the-west-loops-new-circa-922/38080/ http://yochicago.com/a-look-inside-the-west-loops-new-circa-922/38080/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:05:44 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=38080

    I stopped by yesterday for a brief look inside Circa 922, a new 104-unit, 11-story luxury boutique apartment building at 922 W Washington in the West Loop.

    The whimsical sculpture in the elevator lobby is a subtle reminder of the West Loop’s industrial and warehousing past.

    Most of Circa 922′s amenities are on the first floor and have floor-to-ceiling windows that visually enlarge them with views of the century-old brick buildings across the street.

    The amenities at Circa 922 will be shared with the 45 loft apartments at 123 N Sangamon. A ramp promenade descends from the height of the loft building to ground level at the new building and provides a sense of arrival.

    Coffee service is available at a bar in the resident lounge.

    The fitness room has both strength-training and cardio equipment.

    There’s a media room with a large flat-screen TV and individual seating.

    Work was underway on the business center behind the wood screen.

    There’s a bar area adjacent to the 4th-floor pool deck, which was covered in snow. The view shot from the pool deck is from an earlier visit.

    The building also has a rooftop sundeck with sweeping views of the skyline.

    Circa 922 is a smoke-free, pet-friendly community. The studio to 3-bedroom apartments have high ceilings, views, upscale finishes, private balconies and an in-unit washer / dryer.

    Circa 922 is reportedly nearly two-thirds leased. Near real-time info about rents and available units can be accessed online. The first residents recently moved in. Units are available for immediate occupancy and deferred occupancy as late as April on the higher floors.

    Note: Circa 922 is a YoChicago advertiser.

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    Morton Grove townhomes nearly sold out http://yochicago.com/morton-grove-townhomes-nearly-sold-out/38092/ http://yochicago.com/morton-grove-townhomes-nearly-sold-out/38092/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:02:36 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=38092

    Lexington Station has only a final few townhomes available, priced from $317,645. The community takes its name from the nearby Metra station pictured above.

    The 2- and 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath homes have attached two-car garages, sleek kitchens with granite countertops, high ceilings and hardwood floors.

    The homes have floor plans and details that have benefited from Lexington Homes‘ decades-long experience in building throughout Chicagoland.

    Lexington Station is within walking distance of a Metra station, forest preserves, restaurants and other attractions.

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    Are these Chicago’s tallest fire escapes? http://yochicago.com/are-these-chicagos-tallest-fire-escapes/38073/ http://yochicago.com/are-these-chicagos-tallest-fire-escapes/38073/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:07:14 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=38073

    The 24-story Lawson YMCA on Chicago Ave is 262 feet high at the roof line, according to the Emporis database.

    The three exterior fire escapes on the north side of the building are the tallest I can recall seeing in Chicago.

    Are there any taller ones in Chicago, or were there at one time?

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    Short-term furnished apartments at AMLI Evanston http://yochicago.com/short-term-furnished-apartments-at-amli-evanston/38075/ http://yochicago.com/short-term-furnished-apartments-at-amli-evanston/38075/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:05:03 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=38075

    AMLI Evanston is a new, mixed-use, amenity-rich apartment and retail complex.

    The building has Dollop Coffee on-site, Firehouse Grill across the street, and good proximity to bars, restaurants, grocery shops, downtown Evanston and the Northwestern campus.

    Suite Home Chicago‘s fully-furnished, short-term apartments at AMLI Evanston set up with everything you need to feel at home and hotel-like services to ensure your comfort. It’s a suite deal.

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    Sunny Streeterville 2-bedrooms with great day and night views http://yochicago.com/sunny-streeterville-2-bedrooms-with-great-day-and-night-views/38044/ http://yochicago.com/sunny-streeterville-2-bedrooms-with-great-day-and-night-views/38044/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 06:06:55 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=38044

    Atwater, a luxury tower at 355 E Ohio St in Streeterville currently has sunny southeast corner 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments available for mid-February and mid-March occupancy at $3,102 to $3,262 a month.

    The apartments span 1,222 square feet and serve up spectacular day and night vistas from floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies.

    The open plan kitchen has good cabinet and counter space, an island, a disposal, and a stainless steel appliance package that includes a dishwasher, built-in microwave and gas range.

    The large living / dining area has room for multiple furniture groupings and opens to the private balcony.

    The apartments have in-unit washer / dryers and the split-bedroom floor plan that’s popular with roommates and people who work from home. The master bath has a stall shower.

    Available studios rent from $1,742 to $1,962, convertibles from $2,011 to $2,246, one-bedrooms from $1,956 to $2,824, a one-bedroom plus den at $2,606, two-bedroom, two-baths from $3,102 to $3,830 and a three-bedroom, two-bath at $5,046.

    Atwater is a full-amenity, high-service, smoke-free, pet-friendly community in a steps-to-everything Streeterville location. Atwater’s website gives you the ability to check near real-time rents for available units.

    Renters who apply within 48 hours of their first visit will have the $400 admin fee credited toward their first month’s rent.

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    First residents move in at West Loop’s Circa 922 http://yochicago.com/first-residents-move-in-at-west-loops-circa-922/38047/ http://yochicago.com/first-residents-move-in-at-west-loops-circa-922/38047/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 06:04:04 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=38047

    Circa 922, a new apartment tower at 922 W Washington in the West Loop, marked a few milestones late last week.

    The first-floor amenities opened for use, the leasing office moved on-site and and the first residents moved in to their new homes.

    Circa 922 is a full-amenity, pet-friendly, smoke-free community with everything you’ve been looking for: high ceilings, views, upscale finishes, private balconies and an in-unit washer / dryer.

    Visit Circa 922′s website for near real-time info about rents and available studio to 3-bedroom apartments and lofts. Then visit the on-site leasing office or call 312-455-9922 for details on current incentive offers and to arrange a tour. You can lock in a high-floor unit now for April occupancy or move in now on a lower floor.

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    Kingsbury Plaza’s fabulous two-bedroom apartments http://yochicago.com/kingsbury-plazas-fabulous-one-bedroom-plus-den-apartments/38052/ http://yochicago.com/kingsbury-plazas-fabulous-one-bedroom-plus-den-apartments/38052/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 06:02:14 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=38052

    Kingsbury Plaza‘s riverfront location in River North affords residents great views in every direction, but one of the most sought-after views is of the skyline to the east.

    The fabulous two-bedroom apartments at Kingsbury Plaza have two ways to enjoy the skyline view: a curving wall of floor-to-ceiling windows and a private sheltered balcony.

    Kingsbury Plaza is a pet-friendly, high-service, smoke-free community with a full suite of amenities that includes a sprawling, park-like pool deck, an adjacent riverwalk, a fitness center, business center and resident lounge. There’s direct access to the East Bank Club from the building.

    Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability information for Kingsbury Plaza’s studio to 2-bedroom apartments can be accessed at the building’s website.

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    A first look at the new Chestnut Place apartments http://yochicago.com/a-first-look-at-the-new-chestnut-place-apartments/38041/ http://yochicago.com/a-first-look-at-the-new-chestnut-place-apartments/38041/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 20:45:04 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=38041

    The 30-story Chestnut Place apartment tower at 850 N State in River North changed ownership recently. The apartments, amenities and ground-level retail space are undergoing a complete makeover, and I stopped in earlier today for a look at one of the new apartments.

    The 1-bedroom I visited had wood-look floors in the living areas and a sleek, open-plan kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and good cabinet and counter space.

    The apartment had a very efficient layout, with little space lost to hallways. The bedroom had ample space for a large dresser, and a walk-in closet with organizers.

    The bath had track lighting and a nice-sized vanity and mirror.

    All of the apartments at Chestnut Tower are corner units with good south views due to the building’s unusual saw-tooth configuration.

    New residents who opt for a lower price-point can rent one of the “classic” apartments rather than a renovated one.

    Chestnut Place has an outstanding location, with grocery shopping across the street, scores of restaurants and bars within a short walk, Oak Street and Michigan Avenue shops nearby, bus service at the front door and the CTA Red Line stop at Chicago Ave just over a block south.

    Floor plans and near real-time availability info can be accessed online.

    Note: Chestnut Place is a YoChicago advertiser.

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    An updated look at the 545 North McClurg apartment site http://yochicago.com/an-updated-look-at-the-545-north-mcclurg-apartment-site/38029/ http://yochicago.com/an-updated-look-at-the-545-north-mcclurg-apartment-site/38029/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 06:08:38 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=38029

    When I last looked down on construction at 545 N McClurg Ct in Streeterville, two months ago, work was continuing on the building’s foundation.

    The tower crane has since been erected, and the building’s service core is just beginning to rise above ground.

    Dozens of workers from various trades were on-site yesterday building concrete forms, assembling rebar cages, moving materials about the site and more.

    My vantage point for these shots was the balcony of a 28th-floor 2-bedroom apartment at Atwater, 355 E Ohio, directly across the street from the new building. Within a few weeks the building’s vertical progress will be visible from street level. The 490 apartments at the 44-story tower are slated for occupancy next year.

    I was unsuccessful at capturing a clear shot of the crane operator, despite being relatively close in height. A part of the Alfred Caldwell-designed 2 ½ acre park at Lake Point Tower is visible behind the crane cab.

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    The enduring appeal of living in Old Town http://yochicago.com/the-enduring-appeal-of-living-in-old-town/38031/ http://yochicago.com/the-enduring-appeal-of-living-in-old-town/38031/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 06:06:47 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=38031

    Old Town was the neighborhood of choice in the 60s and 70s when the north side of Chicago began its decades-long and continuing revitalization.

    Throughout the years it remained the neighborhood of choice for Chicagoans who wanted to live in a lively, low-density, pedestrian-friendly, architecturally diverse environment close to one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants, bars, parks, Oak Street Beach and public transit.

    When 1225 Old Town opened just over two years ago residents who wanted a new, full-amenity high-rise no longer had to settle for a different neighborhood.

    1225 Old Town offers a mix of studio to 3-bedroom apartments with hardwood floors, sleek kitchens with granite counters, in-unit washer / dryers and private balconies. The amenities suite includes a rooftop pool and sundeck with gas grills, a resident lounge, a business café, a demonstration kitchen, a fully-equipped fitness room, a media room and a rooftop dog run.

    The upscale Plum Market and Intelligentsia coffee are in the building, and Starbucks is across the street.

    What really sets 1225 Old Town apart can be summarized in two words: Wells Street.

    Walking Wells Street’s broad sidewalks and getting to know the businesses that line the street is a source of continuing delight for Old Town newcomers and old-timers.

    If you haven’t spent some time on Wells Street, you’ve missed something very special.

    Near real-time rent and availability information for 1225 Old Town can be accessed on the building’s website.

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    New South Loop condos target spring occupancy http://yochicago.com/new-south-loop-condos-target-spring-occupancy/38034/ http://yochicago.com/new-south-loop-condos-target-spring-occupancy/38034/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 06:04:38 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=38034

    Chicago’s real estate recovery will reach a milestone this spring when residents begin moving into 1345 Wabash, the first new condo high-rise in years.

    Some of the buyers at 1345 Wabash have architecture and style as their highest priority. Some have been attracted by the South Loop location’s vitality and convenience. Some have been swayed by the favorable rent vs own comparison. And some have found that the combination of those factors simply added up to a compelling value proposition.

    Check out the location, run the numbers, visit the sales and design center at 1620 S Michigan, and decide why 1345 Wabash appeals to you.

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    Today’s Lakeview apartment deal – a year’s free parking http://yochicago.com/todays-lakeview-apartment-deal-%e2%80%93-a-years-free-parking/38036/ http://yochicago.com/todays-lakeview-apartment-deal-%e2%80%93-a-years-free-parking/38036/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 06:02:29 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=38036

    Residents of Halsted Flats, the new, full-amenity, pet-friendly high-rise at 3740 N Halsted St, enjoy a convenience that’s uncommon in Lakeview apartments:: on-site garage parking. Finding any parking space is often a frustrating, time-consuming venture in the neighborhood, and a nightmarish one when the snow falls.

    Halsted Flats is currently offering new 2-bedroom renters 12 months of free garage parking and reduced rent rates. The offer expires at the end of January.

    Contact the leasing office at 855-318-6261 for the details.

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    A Monday visit to the Wolf Point apartment site http://yochicago.com/a-monday-visit-to-the-wolf-point-apartment-site/38025/ http://yochicago.com/a-monday-visit-to-the-wolf-point-apartment-site/38025/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 06:08:58 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=38025

    The 20th floor of Wolf Point was under construction when I visited on Monday, putting the building near the halfway point toward its full 48-story height.

    The 510-unit luxury apartment tower is targeting first occupancies for late this year and, at last report, planned to begin pre-leasing in the spring.

    When the weather improves, I’ll be riding the construction elevator for a detailed look at the process of adding a floor to Wolf Point.

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    New Bridgeport homes steps from world-class art http://yochicago.com/new-bridgeport-homes-steps-from-world-class-art/38023/ http://yochicago.com/new-bridgeport-homes-steps-from-world-class-art/38023/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 06:06:00 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=38023

    Bridgeporters are known for their love of local sports – baseball, football and the sport that ain’t beanbag. They’re also becoming known as lovers of innovative art.

    The Zhou B Art Center, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary in Bridgeport, draws visitors from around the world and has helped spawn a growing gallery and art scene in the neighborhood.

    The Zhou B center is a few short blocks from Lexington Homes’ new townhomes at Lexington Square 3 and single-family homes at Lexington Place 2.

    Lexington Square 3 townhomes start at $384,990 and Lexington Place 2 single-families at $519,990.

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    A rarely available furnished Gold Coast apartment http://yochicago.com/a-rarely-available-furnished-gold-coast-apartment/38020/ http://yochicago.com/a-rarely-available-furnished-gold-coast-apartment/38020/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 06:04:53 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=38020

    It’s not often that you’ll find a furnished apartment in a true Gold Coast location. Unit 1402 at 1133 North Dearborn, for example, is available for the first time in two years.

    The one-bedroom apartment is furnished with everything you need to move in, and boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, a private balcony and great views.

    The $2,700 a month rent includes all utilities, high-speed Internet service, two flat-screen TVs and premium cable service.

    1133 North Dearborn is a full-amenity building with a pool and sundeck

    There’s also a fitness center, a business center and on-site garage parking. The building has on-site leasing, management and maintenance staff and 24/7 door staff.

    The location is steps away from grocery shopping, CTA trains and buses, a wide array of dining and nightlife, Oak Street beach and Oak Street and Magnificent Mile shops.

    Planned Property owns and manages more than 3,000 apartments in dozens of buildings in prime River North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Lakeview East locations.

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    Early move-ins at Jones Chicago renting sight-unseen http://yochicago.com/early-move-ins-at-jones-chicago-renting-sight-unseen/38012/ http://yochicago.com/early-move-ins-at-jones-chicago-renting-sight-unseen/38012/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 06:40:10 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=38012

    The first residents have moved into Jones Chicago, a 25-story, 188-unit apartment tower at 220 W Illinois St in River North.

    A number of the new residents reportedly relocated from out-of-state and rented their apartments sight-unseen.

    Almost exactly a year ago we reported on a growing trend of out-of-towners renting at the new K2 apartment tower without having made a site visit. In our report, K2′s Director of Leasing offered suggestions for anyone who’s considering a sight-unseen rental.

    I’d offer three words of advice to anyone considering a sight-unseen rental in any of the new downtown Chicago apartment towers: just do it. They’re all great buildings with responsive, professional management, and there’s enough reliable information available online or by email to ensure you’ve made a good choice.

    Note: K2 is one of YoChicago’s advertisers.

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    Foundation work underway on new South Loop apartments http://yochicago.com/foundation-work-underway-on-new-south-loop-apartments/38009/ http://yochicago.com/foundation-work-underway-on-new-south-loop-apartments/38009/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 06:06:46 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=38009

    Site clearance had just begun at the time of our last visit to 1001 S State in the South Loop.

    There were three drilling rigs on site yesterday, along with lots of steel tubing and rebar, and lots of activity despite the holiday.

    A joint venture of Golub & Co and CIM Group is the developer. Solomon Cordwell Buenz is the architecture firm for the project and Walsh Construction is the general contractor.

    The 41-story tower will have 397 apartments, a 248-car garage and ground-level retail space. The studio to 3-bedroom apartments are slated to be ready for occupancy next year.

    We’re currently estimating that nearly 6,000 new apartments will open in downtown Chicago in 2016. You can see all of the new downtown Chicago apartment projects on our at-a-glance list.

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    Free rent on River North penthouses http://yochicago.com/free-rent-on-river-north-penthouses/38003/ http://yochicago.com/free-rent-on-river-north-penthouses/38003/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 06:04:18 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=38003

    Chestnut Tower currently has immediate occupancy available on a top-floor 870 square foot 1-bedroom apartment that’s been recently renovated.

    The unit has unobstructed views to the north and west and rents for $2,525.

    A 34th floor 3-bedroom, 3-bath is also currently available for $5,225, and includes a free parking space in the on-site garage.

    The renovated apartment spans nearly 2,000 square feet and has unobstructed views to the north, east and west.

    Rent either apartment before this Sunday, January 25, and receive 1.5 months’ free rent.

    You can tour Chestnut Tower’s amenities and its neighborhood in the following YoChicago video.

    Chestnut Tower is pet-friendly and all of its apartments have in-unit washer / dryers.

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    The burgeoning burger scene near Park Michigan apartments http://yochicago.com/the-burgeoning-burger-scene-near-park-michigan-apartments-i/38006/ http://yochicago.com/the-burgeoning-burger-scene-near-park-michigan-apartments-i/38006/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 06:02:44 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=38006

    There are already half a dozen places to grab a hamburger within about a block of the South Loop‘s Park Michigan apartments.

    The options include, in alphabetical order, Artists Café. Eleven City Diner, Five Guys, The Scout, Urban Counter and Wabash Tap.

    Chicago Magazine is reporting that the popular Burger Bar will open on Thursday, January 22, a few steps north of Park Michigan at 1160 S Michigan Ave.

    If burgers aren’t to your taste you’ll find dozens of additional restaurants within a few minutes’ walk of Park Michigan, 1212 S Michigan Ave.

    The location has few rivals for the range of nearby dining and drinking establishments. It also has Trader Joe’s and Jewel-Osco within a block, Grant Park across the street, and the CTA train and bus hub on Roosevelt Rd a block away.

    Park Michigan currently has studios priced from $1,380, 1-bedrooms from $1,679 and 2-bedroom, 2-baths from $1,896. Floor plans and near real-time availability info can be accessed online.

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    South Loop riverfront poised for major development http://yochicago.com/south-loop-riverfront-poised-for-major-developments/37992/ http://yochicago.com/south-loop-riverfront-poised-for-major-developments/37992/#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 06:34:21 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=37992

    Crain’s Chicago Business is reporting that CMK Companies is acquiring a vacant 6.5-acre parcel south of Harrison St and north of River City along the river. According to Crain’s, the site where parts of Divergent were filmed is being acquired by another developer. The above shot was taken from 235 Van Buren, a 714-unit condo development by CMK.

    CMK affiliates recently purchased 1.8 and 5.1-acre riverfront lots just south of River City and north of Roosevelt Rd.

    We’ve labeled the three parcels C, M and K, respectively, in the above aerial from Kardas Photography. Click the image for a much larger view.

    Crain’s has an overview of the exciting changes that appear to be on the immediate horizon for the near South Loop.

    CMK is a YoChicago advertiser, and we’ll continue t bring you unique visual perspectives as plans for these parcels are solidified.

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    That apartment was rented before you applied http://yochicago.com/that-apartment-was-rented-before-you-applied/37988/ http://yochicago.com/that-apartment-was-rented-before-you-applied/37988/#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 06:06:10 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=37988

    Applying for an apartment that’s already been rented – or was never available – is just one of the very many pitfalls you’ll encounter when you work with a Chicago rental service / apartment locator / apartment finder.

    Many landlords allow multiple rental services to advertise and show their apartments while retaining the right to rent them on their own. Landlords frequently don’t notify the rental services when an apartment has been rented, and the rental services often don’t check with the landlord before taking an application or can’t reach the landlord.

    Application fees are an income source for rental services and they’re non-refundable. The sleazier rental services won’t hesitate to take an application and charge a fee for an apartment that’s already been rented, even when they know it’s already been rented.

    Getting dinged for an application fee is one thing. Having a month’s rent held hostage by a rental service that cashed your funds before you were approved for an apartment is another thing entirely.

    Some rental services will string you along and hold your funds for an extended period of time. A rental application is an offer to lease property and it should be considered withdrawn if not accepted within a specific, reasonable period of time, say 48 to 72 hours.

    We’ve prepared an Addendum (PDF) to the application forms that rental services use. Print out a copy, fill it out and have the rental service sign it. If a rental service objects to signing it, move on.

    If you’re looking for an apartment in one of the areas covered by our at-a-glance lists, you’ll find all of your options on the lists, together with links to reviews, videos where available, and property websites.

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    Furnished apartments at Aqua from Suite Home Chicago http://yochicago.com/furnished-apartments-at-aqua-from-suite-home-chicago/37990/ http://yochicago.com/furnished-apartments-at-aqua-from-suite-home-chicago/37990/#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 06:04:19 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=37990

    Aqua is a full-service, high-amenity hotel / apartment / condo tower in Lakeshore East, a self-contained community just east of the Loop.

    Suite Home Chicago offers short-term furnished corporate apartments at Aqua with everything you need to feel at home, and hotel-like services to ensure your comfort.

    Join YoChicago for a tour in the video.

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    Rent a Streeterville one-bedroom with a private terrace http://yochicago.com/rent-a-streeterville-one-bedroom-with-a-private-terrace/37964/ http://yochicago.com/rent-a-streeterville-one-bedroom-with-a-private-terrace/37964/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 06:05:21 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=37964

    A one-of-a-kind apartment is currently available at Atwater, a luxury tower at 355 E Ohio St in Streeterville.

    The 14th floor one-bedroom spans 1,010 square feet plus a private terrace with north and east exposures. The apartment has floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, an open-plan kitchen with ample cabinet and counter space and an in-unit washer/ dryer. The rent is $2,707 a month.

    Other 1,010 square foot one-bedrooms in this tier rent from $2,516 a month and have private balconies with a view of the lake over the adjacent park.

    The floor plan has a nook that functions well as a home office.

    Available studios rent from $1,882 to $2,007, convertibles from $1,975 to $2,127, one-bedrooms from $1,820 to $2,707, two-bedroom, two-baths from $3,035 to $3,262 and a three-bedroom, two-bath at $4,965.

    Atwater is a full-amenity, high-service, smoke-free, pet-friendly community in a steps-to-everything Streeterville location. Atwater’s website gives you the ability to check near real-time rents for available units.

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    Rent now and move to the hot West Loop in April http://yochicago.com/rent-now-and-move-to-the-hot-west-loop-in-april/37969/ http://yochicago.com/rent-now-and-move-to-the-hot-west-loop-in-april/37969/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 06:02:53 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=37969

    Chicago’s West Loop sprawls nearly two miles from east to west and over a mile from north to south.

    When you move to Circa 922, you’ll be at 922 W Washington, steps from everything in the heart of the city’s hottest neighborhood.

    Circa 922 is a new high-rise rental tower adjacent to an existing loft building. It’s a full-amenity, pet-friendly, smoke-free community with everything you’ve been looking for: high ceilings, views, upscale finishes, private balconies and an in-unit washer / dryer.

    Head in any direction from Circa 922 and you may be overwhelmed by the number and variety of local restaurants.

    Randolph Street’s restaurant row, a Chicagoland destination dining spot with dozens of foodie venues, is a short block north of Circa 922.

    Greektown, a few short blocks away, is largely a tourist draw, but some of the restaurants are definitely worth a visit.

    Visit Circa 922′s website for near real-time info about rents and available studio to 3-bedroom apartments and lofts. Then contact the leasing office at 312-455-9922 for details on current incentive offers and to arrange a tour. You can lock in a high-floor unit now for April occupancy or move in earlier on a lower floor.

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    New Lakeview apartments in a walk-to-everything location http://yochicago.com/new-lakeview-apartments-in-a-walk-to-everything-location/37956/ http://yochicago.com/new-lakeview-apartments-in-a-walk-to-everything-location/37956/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 19:09:17 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=37956

    Residents at Halsted Flats have a 7-minute stroll to Wrigley Field and a 7-minute walk to the softball fields, tennis courts and golf course along the lakefront. Dozens of bars are nearby when beer pong is the sport of choice. Whole Foods and Walmart Express are a few minutes’ walk away to feed a group that gathers to watch the game at home.

    Halsted Flats is a luxury apartment tower, the first to be built in Lakeview in nearly 30 years.

    Residents of the popular building’s studio to 3-bedroom apartments enjoy a full suite of amenities that includes a sprawling, landscaped pool deck and a fitness room.

    A party room and demonstration kitchen are adjacent to the pool deck.

    The pet-friendly building has a rooftop dog run with skyline views and views of Wrigley Field.

    Halsted Flats has on-site garage parking. Management, maintenance and leasing staff are on-site, and the building has 24/7 door staff. Contact the leasing office to inquire about current incentive offers.

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    Own a stylish new South Loop condo for less than rent http://yochicago.com/own-a-stylish-new-south-loop-condo-for-less-than-rent/37951/ http://yochicago.com/own-a-stylish-new-south-loop-condo-for-less-than-rent/37951/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:50:37 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=37951

    If you want to live in a high-style, architecturally distinctive home in a prime South Loop location, you’ll want to visit the new condos nearing completion at 1345 Wabash.

    1345 Wabash is setting a new standard in the South Loop with finishes that are familiar to readers of upscale design magazines: Florense cabinetry, Duravit floating vanities, Grohe fixtures, TOTO toilets and TransCeramica architectural tile.

    1345 residents will enjoy the ability to individualize their home and make it truly commensurate with their personal style at a pre-tax cost that’s less than monthly rents in the neighborhood.

    Buyers at 1345 Wabash can currently lock in 30-year fixed-rate financing at a 4.25% with a 10% down payment and lender-paid PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance).

    Unit 405, a new 1-bedroom at 1345 Wabash can be purchased for $228,900. With 10% down, the principal and interest payment would be $1,013. The monthly assessment on the unit is $243 and real estate taxes and homeowners’ insurance are estimated at $286 and $20 a month, respectively. The total monthly cost of ownership is $1,562 before tax savings.

    Unit 602, a new 2-bedroom can be purchased for $289,900. With 10% down, the principal and interest payment would be $1,283. The monthly assessment on the unit is $273 and real estate taxes and homeowners’ insurance are estimated at $362 and $20 a month, respectively. The total monthly cost of ownership is $1,948 before tax savings.

    Real estate taxes and interest are tax-deductible, resulting in income tax savings that significantly reduce the cost of ownership. Monthly payments reduce the principal balance on the mortgage, another form of savings. Individual tax benefits, of course, can vary, but the stated cost-of-ownership assumptions are fairly conservative.

    You can see current rent levels at all of the South Loop apartment complexes in a YoChicago post from yesterday.

    The bottom line is that owning a condo at 1345 Wabash rather than renting in the South Loop results in lower monthly costs. Financial considerations, however, are only one of 1345′s attractions.

    The biggest draw at 1345 Wabash is its stellar location. There’s a fabulous restaurant / bar cluster on the same block as 1345 Wabash, just a few steps north, including Gioco, Zapatista, Asian Outpost, Flo & Santos and The Scout.

    There are dozens of additional restaurants and bars within a few minutes’ walk. Breakfast options are abundant, but you can expect a weekend wait at the popular Bongo Room, Eleven City Diner, and Yolk.

    Trader Joe’s and Jewel-Osco are a block north of the building and a recently-opened Mariano’s is a few blocks southwest. Target and Whole Foods are nearby on Roosevelt Road.

    A variety of bus routes criss-cross the area and CTA’s Roosevelt Road station, a block-and-a-half north of 1345, has Red, Green and Orange Line stops for easy access to north, south and west side locations and to Midway Airport.

    In brief, there are very few locations in Chicago that offer a comparable mix of convenience and urban excitement.

    One-bedroom condos at 1345 Wabash start at $228,900 and two-bedrooms at $290,900. 1345 Wabash will begin occupancy early this spring. The sales and design center is open at 1620 S Michigan Ave.

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    Luxury one-bedrooms with great views http://yochicago.com/luxury-one-bedrooms-with-great-views/37946/ http://yochicago.com/luxury-one-bedrooms-with-great-views/37946/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 06:04:14 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=37946

    If having a great view is the number one priority in your apartment hunt, you’ll want to visit K2, a new luxury tower in a walk-to-everything Fulton River District location.

    All of K2′s apartments boast floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors in living areas, in-unit washer / dryers and stylish kitchen and bath finishes. Many of the units have private balconies.

    K2 currently has a selection of one-bedrooms with views to satisfy every preference at rents ranging from $2,185 to $2,765. K2 also has studio to 3-bedroom apartments available.

    You don’t need to be on a high floor to enjoy the views from K2′s dog run, the longest in the city.

    You can access floor plans and near real-time info about available apartments and rents at K2′s website. Contact the leasing office to inquire about any current incentive offers.

    K2 is a pet-friendly, high-service, full-amenity community with on-site leasing, management and maintenance staff and 24/7 door staff.

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    Start your Lakeview apartment hunt with landlords http://yochicago.com/start-your-lakeview-apartment-hunt-with-landlords/37941/ http://yochicago.com/start-your-lakeview-apartment-hunt-with-landlords/37941/#comments Wed, 14 Jan 2015 21:40:48 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=37941

    When you’re searching for an apartment in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, Craigslist and rental services are likely to prove a time-consuming, frustrating and risky dead end.

    Most Lakeview landlords advertise on Craigslist, but their ads are drowned out by a flood of bait-and-switch rental service ads. One critical thing – among many – the rental services don’t want you to know is that they can’t or won’t show you some of the best apartments in Lakeview. Lakeview is a sought-after neighborhood where the best apartments rent quickly, and many Lakeview landlords don’t work with rental services.

    YoChicago’s advertisers include a new rental high-rise and three major landlords who collectively have 1,000s of updated studio to 3-bedroom apartments in prime Lakeview locations. Their well-maintained buildings range from 3-flats to vintage courtyards to contemporary mid-rises to lakefront high-rises.

    The companies have experienced, service-oriented leasing staff that know their properties, their company’s policies, and that have access to the most accurate and up-to-date rent and availability information. When you contact them you won’t waste your time calling about or visiting apartments that have already been rented. When you apply, you’ll get straight answers about the status of your application rather than a rental service run-around.

    Start your Lakeview apartment search by contacting BJB Properties, Planned Property Management and Reside Living. If you’re looking for new construction, be sure to visit Halsted Flats. We can’t guarantee you a great experience, but we can guarantee that you’ll be dealing with capable companies that make a genuine effort to ensure that you have a great experience.

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    New downtown apartments lowering rents – but not really http://yochicago.com/new-downtown-apartments-lowering-rents-%e2%80%93-but-not-really/37935/ http://yochicago.com/new-downtown-apartments-lowering-rents-%e2%80%93-but-not-really/37935/#comments Wed, 14 Jan 2015 18:01:16 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=37935

    A number of new downtown apartment buildings have recently lowered their rents while simultaneously discontinuing free rent offers.

    Almost all of the free rent offers required payment of the full stated rent and no payment in select months. New renters were not allowed to amortize the free months over the term of the lease and pay the reduced rent. One of the reasons for that policy was to ensure that renters didn’t experience “sticker shock” at renewal time.

    At most of the buildings that have reduced rents, the new rents are nearly identical to amortizing the free rent incentives over the lease term. Where that’s the case, the “free rent” offers have been locked into the rent structure for a while.

    As new buildings offer incentives to lure renters this year, it will be interesting to see whether free rent offers return in the buildings that discontinued them in favor of rent reductions.

    You can see all of the new downtown apartment buildings that have recently opened, are underway or proposed on YoChicago’s at-a-glance list

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    South Loop apartments for rent – an up-to-date list http://yochicago.com/south-loop-apartments-for-rent-%e2%80%93-an-up-to-date-list/37930/ http://yochicago.com/south-loop-apartments-for-rent-%e2%80%93-an-up-to-date-list/37930/#comments Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:58:15 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=37930

    If you want to rent in the South Loop, you can see all of your managed apartment building options on YoChicago’s South Loop availability list.

    There are just over a dozen large apartment complexes in the South Loop, and we’ve listed them in this Google spreadsheet, and checked what’s available for rent, and what the rents are. The spreadsheet is accurate as of the close of business yesterday. Rents listed are for 12-month leases for apartments available now through next month. All of the buildings accept cats and dogs subject, in some cases, to weight and breed restrictions.

    Our spreadsheet contains links to our apartment reviews (which link to the buildings), links to videos where available, and links to near real-time availability checks for the buildings that offer that feature.

    We’ve also spotlighted the best apartments in the South Loop on eighteen different criteria, from affordability to access to transportation.

    If you’ve been searching Craigslist for South Loop apartments you already know you’re wasting a lot of time and encountering a lot of bait-and-switch ads. You’re unlikely to find an apartment at Craigslist that you won’t find through Yo’s list.

    If you’re considering working with a rental service / finder, consider the twenty-five things rental services won’t tell you. Consult our do-not-call list for the rental services – virtually all of them – that engage in deceptive behavior, or worse.

    We think there’s no faster or easier way to find your next apartment in the South Loop than our availability list. If you know someone who’s looking to rent in the South Loop, send them a link to this post or to the spreadsheet.

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    Sunny courtyard apartments a block from Lincoln Park http://yochicago.com/sunny-courtyard-apartments-a-block-from-lincoln-park/37920/ http://yochicago.com/sunny-courtyard-apartments-a-block-from-lincoln-park/37920/#comments Wed, 14 Jan 2015 06:05:25 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=37920

    Reside on Irving Park is a recently-renovated courtyard building in Lakeview, a block west of Lincoln Park.

    The classic brick and limestone building boasts a beautifully landscaped, gated courtyard.

    Large windows flood light into the 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments, many of which feature decorative fireplaces, built-ins and private, sheltered balconies. The apartments have hardwood floors throughout.

    Kitchens have ample cabinet and counter space, gas ranges, dishwashers and built-in microwaves.

    Three-bedroom apartments have large bedrooms in a split-bedroom layout and two full baths.

    Floor plans are available online and you can communicate with the leasing staff online.

    The building has an outdoor patio with gas grills, Pressbox service in the bright, card-activated laundry room and a bike room with a tune-up station.

    Reside on Irving Park is pet-friendly, smoke-free and has on-site management, maintenance and leasing staff.

    Reside on Irving Park has excellent proximity to public transportation and to grocery shopping at nearby Whole Foods, Walmart Express, Jewel-Osco and Target locations.

    Reside Living has dozens of buildings ranging from vintage walk-ups to luxury high-rises in Chicago’s most popular neighborhoods.

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    For YoChicago, 2014 was a very good year http://yochicago.com/for-yochicago-2014-was-a-very-good-year/37923/ http://yochicago.com/for-yochicago-2014-was-a-very-good-year/37923/#comments Wed, 14 Jan 2015 06:02:32 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=37923

    We’ve just finished crunching the numbers from our server logs for 2014.

    We’re pleased to report that YoChicago reached more than 753,000 unique visitors in 2014, a 36% increase over 2013. Our December 2014 visitor count nearly doubled from 2013 and exceeded 100K, the second time we’ve passed that benchmark,.

    Our audience reach extends beyond YoChicago to a YouTube channel with nearly 4.5 million views, photos at Flickr that garnered more than 4.1 million views, and Twitter and Facebook accounts.

    Our advertiser support has also been expanding, which will enable us to take you on photo and video tours of more of Chicagoland’s great homes and apartments.

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    Apartments near where Lincoln Park and Lakeview meet http://yochicago.com/apartments-near-where-lincoln-park-and-lakeview-meet/37916/ http://yochicago.com/apartments-near-where-lincoln-park-and-lakeview-meet/37916/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 06:07:47 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=37916

    Clark St, Broadway St and Diversey Pkwy intersect at the border of Lincoln Park and Lakeview. The location is one of the most vibrant scenes in Chicago.

    This crossroads is steps away from major grocery stores like Trader Joe’s, Walmart and The Market Place, pharmacies, Bed, Bath & Beyond, a raft of fashion-oriented retailers, fitness centers, cinema and much more. There are dozens of bars and restaurants within a short walk.

    Planned Property owns and manages more than 3,000 apartments in prime River North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Lakeview locations, and has eight buildings within a few minutes’ walk of this great intersection.

    Planned Property’s Dan McDonough is your tour guide in the video.

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    Fun, food and fitness at Old Town apartments http://yochicago.com/fun-food-and-fitness-at-old-town-apartments/37913/ http://yochicago.com/fun-food-and-fitness-at-old-town-apartments/37913/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 06:05:39 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=37913

    Residents at 1225 Old Town can take part in on-site wellness and fitness events four days a week: Pilates on Saturday, yoga on Sunday, Zumba on Monday and Boot Camp on Tuesday.

    The fitness center at the luxury apartment tower is open 24/7 for residents who prefer a self-guided workout or one with their personal trainer.

    The social schedule at 1225 Old Town offers residents a variety of ways to meet and mingle. January events include dinner in the lobby from a local restaurant, a happy hour at a local bar, a lobby cocktail hour with Trunk Club and a beer and wine tasting at Plum Market in the building.

    1225′s extensive amenities are ideal for informal gatherings. There’s a demonstration kitchen just beyond the business center lounge.

    The resident lounge and media room are popular spots on football days.

    When the weather improves, residents head for the rooftop deck, which has multiple seating areas, gas grills and a pool and whirlpool.

    There are softball fields and basketball courts a short walk from the building. Oak Street Beach and the 18-mile lakefront trail are a few blocks east.

    The building is pet-friendly and has a private dog run.

    1225 Old Town is a full-amenity, smoke-free community with on-site management, maintenance and leasing staff and 24/7 door staff.

    Floor plans and near-real time availability information and rent amounts can be accessed online.

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    New townhomes in a convenient Park Ridge location http://yochicago.com/new-townhomes-in-a-convenient-park-ridge-location/37911/ http://yochicago.com/new-townhomes-in-a-convenient-park-ridge-location/37911/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 06:03:07 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=37911

    Don’t ask Park Ridge residents what they like about living there unless you have some time to spare. You’re likely to hear a lengthy ramble on what’s great about living in Park Ridge.

    Great schools and convenient access to shopping, parks, forest preservers, transportation, downtown Chicago and O’Hare Airport draw people to Park Ridge, and a strong sense of continuity and community keeps them there.

    At Park Ridge Place Lexington Homes, one of Chicagoland’s most experienced builders, is crafting townhomes that delight both first-time buyers and long-time homeowners looking to right-size their abode.

    Park Ridge Place is a gated community of 16 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath townhomes priced from the mid-$370s. The homes span 1,758 to 1,913 square feet and include private outdoor space and a 2-car garage. The community is located on Dee Road, a quarter mile south of Touhy Ave and a quarter-mile from highly-rated Maine South High School.

    Sales for Park Ridge Place are temporarily being conducted out of the Lexington Station sales office located at 8342 Concord Drive in Morton Grove. For more information, or to make an appointment, visit the community’s website or call 847-232-7711.

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    The LEX, luxury apartments in the new South Loop http://yochicago.com/the-lex-luxury-apartments-in-the-new-south-loop/37905/ http://yochicago.com/the-lex-luxury-apartments-in-the-new-south-loop/37905/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 06:02:48 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=37905

    The southern part of the South Loop is poised for major change with the development of a new arena and hotel near McCormick Place, plans for the Lucas Museum, the opening of the new CTA Green Line stop at Cermak and the coming alive of the Motor Row Entertainment District.

    Businesses are opening in anticipation of these developments, and others are scouting locations in the area.

    Motor Row Brewing recently announced that it’s opening for business on Thursday, January 15, at 2337 S Michigan, and Spoke & Bird has begun hiring to open in the space that formerly housed Café Society.

    The LEX, a luxury apartment tower at 2138 S Indiana, is at the center of this rapidly changing neighborhood that it’s fair to call “the new South Loop.”

    The LEX offers one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments in a 35-story, 297-unit tower connected to a 7-story, 36-unit loft building by a 6-story 367-space parking garage. Floor plans and near real-time availability information can be accessed online.

    The LEX is currently offering a month’s free rent on 2- and 3-bedroom apartments to renters who apply within 24 hours of their first showing.

    The LEX is a full-amenity, pet-friendly community with on-site leasing, management and maintenance staff, and 24/7 door staff.

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    Short-term furnished rentals in Chicago high-rises http://yochicago.com/short-term-furnished-rentals-in-chicago-high-rises/37892/ http://yochicago.com/short-term-furnished-rentals-in-chicago-high-rises/37892/#comments Mon, 12 Jan 2015 06:07:16 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=37892

    Almost all of downtown Chicago’s rental high-rises have furnished apartments available for short-term stays, either directly from the building or from a third-party company.

    If you’re relocating to Chicago, a furnished rental enables you to “test-drive” a building you’re considering moving into, or take some time finding your permanent home without the pressure of making a decision on a short home or apartment-hunting trip. Furnished rentals also work well for temporary business relocations, visitors on an extended vacation, out-patients at one of the city’s medical centers, the cast and crews of movies being shot in Chicago, people whose homes are undergoing rehab – and an almost endless variety of personal reasons.

    Short-term furnished apartments typically require a 30-day or longer stay. Rents are very competitive with hotel stays, and the apartments offer far more than a hotel room can.

    The buildings they’re in almost always have more extensive amenities than you’ll find in most hotels.

    Suite Home Chicago is one of our new advertisers and I visited two of the company’s apartments at Aqua and two in the condo tower at Grand Plaza last Friday. The company offers studio to 3-bedroom apartments in two dozen city and suburban locations.

    The apartments were nicely-furnished and set up with everything you’d need to live comfortably.

    Kitchens, for example, were stocked with dishes, glassware, flatware, knives, toasters, blenders, coffee makers, cooking utensils, dish towels, paper towels, and more.

    There were flat-screen TVs in the living rooms and bedrooms, cable and Internet service, desks, bath towels and mats, ironing boards, brooms, etc. All of the apartments had hardwood floors in living areas and in-unit washers and dryers.

    All of the apartments also had an amenity you’ll rarely find in a hotel room: a large private balcony or terrace.

    A duplex 2-bedroom, 2-bath penthouse at Grand Plaza had a loft office overlooking a dramatic two-story living room with a fireplace, and a wraparound terrace.

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    An architectural gem on an extra-wide Lincoln Park lot http://yochicago.com/an-architectural-gem-on-an-extra-wide-lincoln-park-lot/37901/ http://yochicago.com/an-architectural-gem-on-an-extra-wide-lincoln-park-lot/37901/#comments Mon, 12 Jan 2015 06:05:11 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=37901

    The exterior of the single-family home at 610 W Belden in Lincoln Park is little changed from the time when it was built on an extra-wide lot in the 1890s.

    Architect Ken Schroeder, inspired by a trip to Asia, created dramatic sculptural spaces in a completely-open and soaring interior. Warm woods cap 3-story spaces and a cone-shaped atrium reminiscent of Mount Fuji floods light into the center of the home.

    Intimate spaces explode into expansive multi-level spaces in a luxury home that’s better experienced than described.

    The home has three bedrooms and 4 ½ baths including his- and hers-baths in the lavish first-floor master suite. The master suite opens to a private patio sheltered by an attached 2-car garage.

    The home also has a lower-level 1-bedroom apartment that could be expanded to a 2-bedroom by converting the home’s den. An alternative would be to incorporate the apartment into the home for additional bedrooms.

    Berkshire Hathaway’s Joanne Nemerovski is your tour guide in the video. The home will be listed for sale shortly.

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    River North two-bedrooms for the price of one http://yochicago.com/river-north-two-bedrooms-for-the-price-of-one/37899/ http://yochicago.com/river-north-two-bedrooms-for-the-price-of-one/37899/#comments Mon, 12 Jan 2015 06:02:43 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=37899

    Chestnut Place is a 280-unit, 30-story apartment tower in the River North neighborhood on Chicago’s Near North Side.

    The building recently changed ownership and is undergoing a makeover. One of the things that won’t change is Chestnut Place’s affordability relative to its River North and Gold Coast competitors.

    Two-bedroom, bath-and-a-half apartments at Chestnut Place currently start at just under $2,000 – the starting price for many one-bedrooms in the neighborhood.

    Chestnut Place has an outstanding location at 850 N State St, with grocery shopping across the street, scores of restaurants and bars within a short walk, Oak Street and Michigan Avenue shops nearby, bus service at the front door and the CTA Red Line stop at Chicago Ave just over a block south.

    Floor plans and near real-time availability info can be accessed online.

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