YoChicago http://yochicago.com Real estate news, video, guides, blog | homes, apartments, neighborhoods | Chicago & suburbs Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:08:48 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.1.2 Dramatic lake views from Streeterville one-bedroom apartments http://yochicago.com/dramatic-lake-views-from-streeterville-one-bedroom-apartments/36965/ http://yochicago.com/dramatic-lake-views-from-streeterville-one-bedroom-apartments/36965/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:08:48 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=36965

The 846 square foot I-tier one-bedrooms at Streeter Place are more spacious than many Streeterville one-bedrooms, and they’re one of the building’s most popular plans.

Floor-to-ceiling windows and dramatic views over a neighboring park toward the lake make these apartment homes feel even larger. Several apartments in this tier are available for both immediate and mid-December occupancy, priced from $2,131 to $2,357 a month.

Other one-bedroom plans at Streeter Place rent from $2,039 to $2,813. Studios rent from $1,473 to $1,805, convertibles from $1,954 to $2,094, one-bedroom plus den apartments are $2,578 to $3,1878 and 2-bedroom, 2-baths range from $2,900 to $3,338.

The deal: Streeter Place is currently reducing the first month’s rent by the $400 administrative fee for renters who agree to rent within 48 hours of their first visit.

Streeter Place is a full-amenity, full-service community with on-site management, maintenance and leasing staff, and 24/7 door staff.

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Enjoy the walk to work from K2 Apartments http://yochicago.com/enjoy-the-walk-to-work-from-k2-apartments/36963/ http://yochicago.com/enjoy-the-walk-to-work-from-k2-apartments/36963/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:07:29 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=36963

K2, the new apartment tower in the Fulton River District, has a gateway location close to River North, River West, the Loop and the West Loop.

The location affords K2 residents the convenience of a 15-minute walk to-work at office towers in the West Loop, the west edge of the Loop and the Groupon, Dyson and other employers at 600 West in River North. Residents who work at the Merchandise Mart have about a 10-minute trek.

The short commute gives residents more time to enjoy K2′s spectacular views and extensive amenities, to meet each other at the community’s frequent social events, and to sample the neighborhood’s abundant restaurants.

Floor plans, prices and near real-time availability information for K2 can be accessed online.

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Lakeview’s Halsted Flats nears full occupancy, offers free rent http://yochicago.com/lakeviews-halsted-flats-nears-full-occupancy-offers-free-rent/36960/ http://yochicago.com/lakeviews-halsted-flats-nears-full-occupancy-offers-free-rent/36960/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:06:38 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=36960

If you’ve been hoping to rent a convertible or 1-bedroom at Lakeview‘s new Halsted Flats you’ll have to hope for turnover next spring. All of the convertible and 1-bedroom apartments have been rented.

The good news is that Halsted Flats still has a 3-bedroom, 3-bath apartment and a selection of 2-bedroom, 2-baths available for immediate occupancy. The even better news is that up to 3 months’ free rent is available on the remaining apartments.

The available 3-bedroom boasts high ceilings, large south-facing windows and a large terrace adjacent to the landscaped pool deck. Two-bedroom apartments have the popular split-bedroom layout and are available with a variety of views, including several with sweeping views of the downtown skyline.

Halsted Flats is a full-amenity building with a large landscaped pool deck with a whirlpool, a variety of seating areas, a fire pit and gas grills. A resident lounge, chef’s demonstration kitchen and fitness center are adjacent to the pool deck. The pet-friendly building has a large rooftop dog run. Leasing, management and maintenance staff are on-site and the building has 24/7 door staff.

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New West Loop apartments with a great neighborhood vibe http://yochicago.com/new-west-loop-apartments-with-a-great-neighborhood-vibe/36955/ http://yochicago.com/new-west-loop-apartments-with-a-great-neighborhood-vibe/36955/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:04:26 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=36955

The Wall Street Journal recently caught up with what’s common knowledge in Chicago: the West Loop is hot.

The Journal article focuses on luxury condo development, but the bigger story is the pace of new rental apartment construction in the area. Developers have flocked to the West Loop, recognizing its appeal to renters who want the convenience of living steps away from great shopping, restaurants and nightlife while being a short jaunt from work, CTA train and bus stops and the city’s expressway grid.

The West Loop spans nearly two miles from east to west and nearly a mile from north to south. Within that span you’ll find dense mixed-use high-rise clusters east of the expressway and quiet residential areas toward the western end.

The center of the West Loop has an exciting neighborhood vibe, with a pedestrian-friendly mix of mostly low-rise offices, galleries, lofts, and a stunning variety of restaurants.

Circa 922, new high-rise apartments adjacent to an existing rental loft building, is at the center of the West Loop. At 922 W Washington, the full-amenity, pet-friendly, smoke-free building has a steps-from-everything location. And it has everything renters have been looking for in new apartments: high ceilings, views, upscale finishes, private balconies and in-unit washer / dryers.

First occupancies at Circa 922 will be in January of 2015, and renters can lock in units now for January through April move-ins. Floor plans and prices are available online.

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A new dog park near new South Loop condos http://yochicago.com/a-new-dog-park-near-new-south-loop-condos/36953/ http://yochicago.com/a-new-dog-park-near-new-south-loop-condos/36953/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:08:33 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=36953

Dog owners at the new 1345 Wabash condos will have a short jaunt to Coliseum Park. The dog-friendly area there is being upgraded, and its shady tranquility will delight pups who like to watch kids at play.

A bit further south, the new Fred Anderson Dog Park is taking shape, and it will set a new standard for South Loop and Chicago dog parks. The park will have separate areas for large and small dogs, a drinking fountain and a space to host outdoor music performances. The park is named after jazz saxophonist Fred Anderson.

1345 Wabash is setting a new standard in style, design and value for South Loop condos. The Brininstool + Lynch designed building will have finishes and fixtures typically found only in much higher-priced homes.

1345 Wabash is nearly topped out and slated to begin occupancy early next year. One-bedroom condos are pre-completion priced from $228,900 and two-bedrooms from $290,900. A sales and design center is open at 1620 S Michigan Ave, just around the corner from the new Fred Anderson park.

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Rent a South Loop two-bedroom with two balconies http://yochicago.com/rent-a-south-loop-two-bedroom-with-two-balconies/36940/ http://yochicago.com/rent-a-south-loop-two-bedroom-with-two-balconies/36940/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:06:15 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=36940

Renters with a roommate have a strong preference for two-bedroom, two-bath apartments that have the bedrooms separated from each other for privacy.

Astoria Tower, a luxury South Loop high-rise, has a variety of split-bedroom two-bedroom floor plans available, but one comes with an unusual bonus. Each of the bedrooms in the building’s 03 tier has a private balcony. Two apartments in this tier are currently available for immediate occupancy, priced at $2,438 and $2,642. The apartments have in-unit washer / dryers and condo-quality finishes.

Other two-bedroom apartments at Astoria Tower rent from $2,519 to $3,049 and some have impressively large balconies that span more than 30 feet in width.

Astoria Tower is a pet-friendly, full-amenity, high-service building in a near-Loop location. Amenities include a media room, business center, fitness room, multiple sun decks and in indoor pool and whirlpool.

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Book an apartment appointment online and save http://yochicago.com/book-an-apartment-appointment-online-and-save/36948/ http://yochicago.com/book-an-apartment-appointment-online-and-save/36948/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:04:51 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=36948

Planned Property owns and manages more than 3,000 apartments in prime Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Lakeview East locations. The company is currently offering up to a $300 discount on their first month’s rent to people who book an appointment online.

If you’re looking to rent in the Gold Coast, Planned Property currently has openings at four of its five high-rises in and at the edge of the neighborhood. One-bedrooms are available starting at $1,550 and two-bedrooms from $2,295. All of the buildings have parking available, and three have pools. Dog-friendly apartments are available.

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A drive through Woodleaf at the Sanctuary Club in Kildeer http://yochicago.com/a-drive-through-woodleaf-at-the-sanctuary-club-in-kildeer/36945/ http://yochicago.com/a-drive-through-woodleaf-at-the-sanctuary-club-in-kildeer/36945/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:02:58 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=36945

Woodleaf at the Sanctuary Club in Kildeer is a quiet enclave of twenty-six custom and semi-custom luxury homes on half-acre and larger home sites. All of the sites back up to wooded areas and lakes.

Woodleaf is being developed by Portfolio Homes, the luxury division of Lexington Homes, which is one of Chicago’s oldest and most experienced home builders.

Buyers at Woodleaf can select a home site and choose from a variety of floor plans designed by three different architecture firms, all of whom have long experience in custom home design. The plans can be extended and refined to match and enhance a buyer’s lifestyle.


Two homes at Woodleaf are available for immediate occupancy, and priced from the mid-$800s to mid-$900s. The 4-bedroom, 4-bath homes span nearly 4,000 square feet and have attached 3-car garages. Volume ceilings, large windows, and open, flowing and innovative layouts make them appear to live a lot larger than they are. The homes have basements with 9-foot ceiling heights if an owner wants additional space.

The winding drive through Woodleaf, the gently rolling terrain and the large lots result in expansive views and bring nature directly into the homes.

For many buyers the most attractive feature of the Woodleaf homes will be their location within the Stevenson High School attendance boundaries. The Chicago Sun-Times routinely ranks Stevenson as one of the top 10 high schools in Illinois.

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1000 South Clark apartments, 1000 S Clark St, South Loop http://yochicago.com/1000-south-clark-apartments-1000-s-clark-st-south-loop/36930/ http://yochicago.com/1000-south-clark-apartments-1000-s-clark-st-south-loop/36930/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:04:23 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=36930

1000 South Clark is 469-unit, 29-story apartment tower under construction in the South Loop. First occupancies at 1000 South Clark are targeted for late in 2015.

JDL Development is the developer and Hartshorne Plunkard is the architecture firm. The general contractor is Lend Lease.

The apartments

Details of the building’s unit mix and apartment finishes have not yet been made public. To be competitive 1000 South Clark is likely to offer in-unit washer / dryers, wood-look flooring in living areas, 9-foot ceilings, large windows and high-end finishes.

Views. 1000 South Clark has low-rise surroundings except for a high-rise immediately to the north, resulting in excellent views of the skyline.

The view east will be similar to the view, pictured above, from the neighboring AMLI 900.

Amenities, services, policies

Published reports indicate that the building will take advantage of its large site to offer an extensive amenities package.

1000 South Clark will offer resident lounges, a rooftop deck, a fitness center with basketball and racquetball courts, an indoor pool, and a driving range.

The building will be pet-friendly.

The location

1000 South Clark is on a heavily-travelled stretch of Clark St dominated by large apartment buildings and a Target store. The Dearborn Park development, directly across Clark St, presents a nearly half-mile long blank wall that blocks pedestrian access to the east. Railroad tracks are a barrier to the west.

Shopping. Residents at 1000 South Clark have good access to grocery shopping.

Target is directly south of the building.


Trader Joe’s and Jewel-Osco are three blocks southeast of 1000 South Clark and Whole Foods is six-tenths of a mile south and west. There are full-service pharmacies in the Jewel and Target, and a Walgreens is several blocks south and east on Roosevelt Rd.

The nearest convenience story is Urban Pantry, on the ground floor of the Burnham Pointe apartment building, 730 S Clark St.

Retail space at the nearby Shops at Roosevelt Collection sat vacant for years, but has been filling up in recent months, with an emphasis on fashion.

There’s a large and growing cluster of big-box shops just west of the river along Roosevelt Rd.

Dining, nightlife.
1000 South Clark has relatively inconvenient access to dining and nightlife options compared to a number of other South Loop apartments. The new AMLI Lofts development, north of 1000 South Clark, will have ground-level retail space that may enhance the pedestrian experience for residents of 1000 South Clark.

Blackie’s, several blocks north at Clark and Polk in the Printers Row neighborhood, is a local favorite for burgers.


Other Printers Row venues that are worth a visit include Flaco’s Tacos, Hackney’s, Kasey’s Tavern and Bar Louie.

Jazz Showcase serves up live music seven nights a week and at a Sunday matinee at Dearborn Station.


Just south and west of 1000 South Clark, the Showplace Icon theaters at Roosevelt Collection is one of the few first-run movie venues in downtown Chicago. The lounge bar gets busy in the evening and has food available.

Parks, recreation. 1000 South Clark has poor access to public parks and recreational opportunities.

It’s easy to be deceived by a map view, which shows two small parks near 1000 South Clark. There’s no direct east access to those parks or to Grant Park.

Transportation. Public transportation from the location is relatively inconvenient.

The nearest CTA train stops are at LaSalle and Van Buren, a 10-minute walk north, and State and Roosevelt, an 8-minute walk south and east. Metra’s LaSalle Street Station is a 10-minute walk north.

The #24 CTA bus has a southbound-only stop outside the building. There are additional CTA bus routes along Roosevelt Rd that connect to Grant Park and to the University of Illinois at Chicago campus.

Taxi service is sporadic at the location. Zipcar locations and DIVVY bike stations are several blocks away.

I-90/94 and I-290 can generally be reached within a few minutes via Congress Pkwy or Roosevelt Rd, although both routes have been known to be slow at peak hours.

The competition

1000 South Clark will compete directly with Lofts at Roosevelt Collection and three buildings immediately north on Clark St: AMLI 900, AMLI Lofts, and Burnham Pointe.

Rentals are typically available in a number of nearby condo buildings, sometimes at lower rents than in the managed apartment buildings.

You’ll find additional options at YoChicago’s at-a-glance list of downtown apartments.

1000 South Clark in the news

More recent items are listed first.

  • 1000 S Clark status update
  • Apartments filling in a bleak stretch of Clark Street
  • $80M financing for South Loop luxury apartments
  • South Loop lands new apartment tower
  • Share your take on 1000 South Clark

    If you have information about 1000 South Clark, and are not a real estate agent, add your thoughts in a comment. Comments are moderated, and commercial messages are not allowed.

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    Halsted Flats apartments, 3740 N Halsted St, Lakeview http://yochicago.com/halsted-flats-apartments-3740-n-halsted-st-lakeview-east/33613/ http://yochicago.com/halsted-flats-apartments-3740-n-halsted-st-lakeview-east/33613/#comments Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:02:20 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=33613

    Halsted Flats is a 15-story, 269-unit luxury apartment tower at 3740 N Halsted St in Chicago’s Lake View / Wrigleyville / Boystown neighborhood. The building has nearly 11,000 square feet of ground-level retail space and a 3-level parking garage with 276 spaces.

    Halsted Flats is the first new full-amenity rental building in Lakeview in the last 30 years. Occupancy began in mid-March of 2014 and by late October the building was nearly fully-rented.

    JDL Development and Harlem Irving Cos developed the property with Hartshorne Plunkard as the architecture firm and Lend Lease as the general contractor.

    The apartments

    Halsted Flats has a mix of convertible, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments. Late in October of 2014 convertibles rented from $1,330, 1-bedrooms from $1,536, and 2-bedroom / 2 baths from $2,703 and 3-bedroom / 3-baths from $4,829.

    Floor plans and near real-time availability information are accessible online.

    The apartments check off virtually all the items on a renter’s wish-list: 9-foot and higher ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, plank flooring, in-unit washer / dryer, designer lighting, good closet space, oversized vanities, and kitchens with quartz countertops, sleek cabinetry, stylish fixtures and hardware, under-mount sinks, gas ranges and steel-finish appliances. A number of the floor plans have private balconies or terraces.

    Two-bedroom apartments have the split-bedroom plan that’s popular with roommates and people who work from home. Both bedrooms have walk-in closets, and both baths are large and have oversized vanities. The master bath has a stall shower in lieu of a tub.

    The bedroom in two northwest corner apartments has floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides, flooding the space with light. You need to be there to feel the full impact of the windows. The one-bedroom that’s pictured also has a balcony.

    Views. Many of the units have sweeping views of the Chicago skyline to the south and good views to the east. High-floor south-facing units have views into Wrigley Field.

    Amenities, services, policies

    Halsted Flats has a full suite of amenities, and is the only full-amenity rental building in Lakeview.


    The landscaped third floor terrace / sundeck has a pool, hot tub, cabanas, grills and seating areas.

    There’s a fitness room adjacent to the deck with cardio and free weight equipment, space for stretching exercises, and a separate terrace overlooking Halsted St.


    Also adjacent to the deck are a club room and business center and a demonstration kitchen / party room.

    A dog run on the 13th floor roof of the building’s west wing has sweeping views of the skyline.

    Halsted Flats has on-site leasing and management staff and 24/7 door staff. The building is pet-friendly, subject to limits, and smoke-free.

    The location

    The fact that we locate Halsted Flats in three neighborhoods – Lake View / Wrigleyville / Boystown – speaks to the stunning variety and diversity of faces, spaces and places that you’ll find in the immediate area.

    Halsted Flats’ location at the periphery of Wrigleyville and Boystown affords its residents steps-to proximity to everything these neighborhoods have to offer without their being overwhelmed or unduly inconvenienced by it.

    Shopping. Halsted Flats residents have excellent access to grocery shopping.


    Whole Foods is a short block south of the building at Halsted and Waveland, and a Walmart Express, which has a pharmacy in-store, is two short blocks away on Broadway.

    Jewel-Osco and Treasure Island also have stores nearby, and there’s a 7-Eleven around the corner on Broadway.

    There are Target, Marshalls and Bed Bath and Beyond locations nearby for residents setting up housekeeping.

    National retail chains, however, are a minor presence in the neighborhood, which draws its dominant character from a variety of locally-owned and quirky smaller shops.

    Dining, nightlife, entertainment. In brief – whatever you have a taste for you’ll find in the neighborhood in hyper-abundance.


    Finding a regular breakfast spot is the first order of dining business for many, and Halsted Flats residents will find an IHOP next door and local favorite Ann Sather nearby. If coffee and munchies suffice, there are three Starbucks locations within a short walk.

    Wrigleyville is a dense bar and restaurant destination for Cubs fans and sports bars are everywhere.

    The popular North End is directly across the street from Halsted Flats, Murphy’s Bleachers is two short blocks away – and once you get past Murphy’s the scene gets crowded.


    Bobby Love’s, across the street from Halsted Flats, and Roscoe’s are just a few of the dozens of gay and lesbian bars and nightclubs you’ll find in the Boystown neighborhood.

    Neighborhood street festivals and fairs are a great source of entertainment in the summer. Events near Halsted Flats include – to name a few – Northalsted Market Days, the Lakeview East Festival of the Arts, Wrigleyville Summerfest, SausageFest, the Chicago Marathon and, of course, Pride Week.

    Halsted Flats is on the route of the annual Pride Parade, and the building’s east-facing units offer front-row seats to the event.

    The websites for the Lakeview Citizens Council and the Lakeview and Lakeview East Chambers of Commerce are a good source of information about upcoming events.

    There are nearly two dozen theaters within walking distance of Halsted Flats in the Belmont Theater District, and dozens more venues for live music performances.

    Parks, recreation. Halsted Flats residents have convenient access to public parks and recreational activities.

    The 1200-acre Lincoln Park, one of the great public spaces in America, is two short blocks east of Halsted Flats. At this point in the park you’ll find a playground, the 9-hole Sydney Marovitz golf course, tennis courts and ball fields and a picnic field.

    Lincoln Park has almost every recreational amenity imaginable, from an archery range to a great zoo.

    Transportation. Halsted Flats has good access to public transportation.

    Commuters will head for the CTA Red Line stop at Addison if they’re southbound to the Loop, or to Sheridan if they’re northbound to Rogers Park or Evanston. Both are about a 10-minute walk from Halsted Flats.

    A variety of CTA bus routes traverse the area, steps from the property.

    Halsted Flats residents have a 6-minute walk to the #146 CTA bus (pdf) stop on Lake Shore Drive. The 146 runs express to the 900 Shops, anchored by Bloomingdale’s, on Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile, and then on to the Loop.

    Lake Shore Drive is a short distance away. Crosstown access to I-90/94 and the city’s expressway grid is inconvenient from this location, and can be time-consuming before and after Cubs’ games.

    Zipcar car sharing locations are nearby. There’s a DIVVY bike station just south of the building.

    The competition

    Halsted Flats is the only full-amenity rental building in the neighborhood and has no direct competitors nearby. Renters looking for a comparable property in a similar pedestrian-friendly neighborhood setting may be attracted to 1225 Old Town.

    Rentals are typically available in a number of nearby condo buildings, sometimes at sharply lower rents than in the managed apartment buildings.

    You’ll find additional options at YoChicago’s at-a-glance list of Lake View, East apartments.

    Halsted Flats in the news

    More recent items are listed first.

  • Halsted Flats topped out, approaching pre-leasing phase
  • Controversial Wrigleyville project moves forward
  • Share your take on Halsted Flats

    If you’ve lived at or visited Halsted Flats, and are not a real estate agent, add your thoughts in a comment. Comments are moderated, and commercial messages are not allowed.

    Note: Halsted Flats is a YoChicago advertiser.

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    Available MLS-listed North Lakefront rentals on the rise http://yochicago.com/available-mls-listed-north-lakefront-rentals-on-the-rise/36920/ http://yochicago.com/available-mls-listed-north-lakefront-rentals-on-the-rise/36920/#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:07:11 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=36920

    There were 946 homes, apartments and condos listed for rent in the local MLS yesterday in the six North Lakefront Zip Codes that we track: 60614, 60657, 60613, 60640, 60660 and 60626. That’s the largest number we’ve seen since we began tracking in January of 2012, when there 558 listings.

    Listings increased in all of the ZIP Codes except for 60614 (Lincoln Park), which had 3 fewer units available. The available inventory is up 7.9% month-over-month, 34.6% year-over-year, and 91% over the same time two years ago.

    The number of available rentals has consistently risen since March. In prior years we’ve seen inventories diminish at this time of year.

    The soaring inventory may reflect erosion of the price advantage that MLS-listed properties had over managed apartment buildings as the managed buildings have recently been offering discounted rents. It may also reflect the fact that managed buildings have been offering higher normal commissions and other incentives to rental services and brokers. The superior amenities and apartment finishes in new and rehabbed rental buildings are also likely to be having an impact.

    We checked in with David Nadler, a broker with Related Realty, for his thoughts on how renters should navigate the current market. According to Nadler:

    This is a great time to be leasing a home in Chicago. Renters can generally save by leasing a private home or condo. Renters who want the amenities of the managed properties should be aware that a number of them are offering 2 months free rent.

    It makes sense to view some of each and decide what works better. There are plenty of properties to see.

    I’d supplement Nadler’s observations by noting that many rental service agents will only show the managed properties and won’t take renters to see MLS-listed homes and condos. Renters who want the best deal should work with a broker from one of the traditional firms rather than with a rental service.

    Note: David Nadler has previously advertised with YoChicago.

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    Where Chicago’s 25- to 34-year olds cluster http://yochicago.com/where-chicagos-25-to-34-year-olds-cluster/36922/ http://yochicago.com/where-chicagos-25-to-34-year-olds-cluster/36922/#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:06:52 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=36922

    According to 2010 US Census data, 25- to 34-year olds accounted for 13.4% of the nation’s population and 17.97% of the City of Chicago’s. That translates to over 41 million in the age group across the US and over 519,000 in Chicago.

    The aggregate numbers mask wide variations in the percentage of 25- to 34-year olds within Chicago ZIP Codes. We looked at downtown and North Lakefront ZIPs to determine where this cohort has its strongest and weakest presence.

    Only two ZIP Codes in the area lagged the citywide percentage of 25- to 34-year olds: 60601, at 16.61% and 60616, at 16.99%. ZIP 60601 spans the northern stretches of the Loop and the New East Side. ZIP 60616 includes part of the South Loop and part of the Near South Side.

    Two ZIP Codes are clear outliers: 60657 (Lakeview), at 40.06%, and 60661, at 42.89%. ZIP 60661 includes the Fulton River District and a part of the West Loop.

    A number of new apartment towers have opened in 60601 and 60661 since the Census data was gathered, likely increasing the 25- to 34-year old percentages in both of those ZIP Codes. Spend some time hanging around any of the new high-rises and you’re likely to see few residents outside that age range.

    According to the Census data, ZIP Codes 60660 (Edgewater, 20.32%), 60626 (Rogers Park, 20.16%) and 60622 (24.72%) have 123, 121 and 120 males, respectively, for every 100 females in the 25- to 34-year age range. ZIP 60622 includes parts of Bucktown, Wicker Park, Ukrainian Village, East Village and Humboldt Park.

    ZIP Code 60610 had only 83 males for every 100 females in the age group. The ZIP covers Old Town and part of the Gold Coast and Near North Side.

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    Superior Park apartments, 720 N LaSalle St, River North http://yochicago.com/superior-park-apartments-720-n-lasalle-st-river-north/36925/ http://yochicago.com/superior-park-apartments-720-n-lasalle-st-river-north/36925/#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:04:27 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=36925

    Superior Park (perhaps not its final name), is a 35-story, 298-unit apartment tower slated for development at the corners of LaSalle, Superior and Wells streets.

    The building will have commercial space on the ground floor, 109 on-site garage spaces, and a small park fronting Wells St.

    Magellan Development and Mac Management are the developers and bKL Architecture is the architecture firm.

    The site is currently occupied by a Howard Johnson Inn whose address is 720 N LaSalle. The Howard Johnson website no longer lists the site as available for reservations. The building has received Chicago Plan Commission approval but no date has been announced for the start of construction.

    The apartments

    Details of the unit mix and apartment finishes are not yet publicly available. Expect Superior Park to be competitive in its offerings with newer buildings in the area.

    Preliminary renderings show floor-to-ceiling windows and recessed balconies.

    Views. The building has enough separation from nearby high-rises to have relatively unbroken views in every direction, especially from higher floors.

    Amenities, services, policies

    Details are not yet public, but preliminary renderings illustrate a large landscaped deck with a pool on the east side of the building.

    The location

    The building has a strong Near North Side location close to public transit and daily conveniences.

    Superior Park is a few blocks south of the Gold Coast and west of Streeterville.

    The Chicago campus of Moody Bible Institute, which has over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, is a block north of Superior Park. The majority of the students live on campus.

    Loyola University’s Quinlan School of Business is three blocks east of Superior Park. The former Montgomery Ward catalog warehouse, now home to the corporate headquarters of Groupon and Dyson, is a half mile west of the building.

    Shopping. Residents of Superior Park will have convenient access to grocery shopping.

    Walmart Express, which has a pharmacy, is two short blocks from the building.

    There’s a locally-owned Potash Markets and a Whole Foods a few blocks to the east.

    A number of convenience stores are nearby and Jewel, Plum Market and a new Target are not far away, as are a number of Walgreens and CVS pharmacies.

    The River North Gallery District, shrunken by the economy in recent years, is just south of Superior Park and remains a scene worth visiting.


    The 900 North Michigan shops, anchored by Bloomingdale’s, Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile shops, and Water Tower Place and Oak Street boutiques are all within a 10-minute walk of Superior Park.

    Dining, nightlife. Superior Park residents are a few minutes’ walk from scores of popular dining and nightlife options in River North and the Gold Coast. They can avoid the crowds and explore the more relaxed scene closer to home in the 700 blocks of Clark, LaSalle and Wells, steps from the building.

    Café Iberico on LaSalle is known for its tapas, and for an outstanding selection of affordable wines.


    Nearby Clark St venues include Zed 451, 25 Degrees, and Clark Street Ale House.


    The 700 block of Wells St hosts Brehon Pub, Prosecco, Karyn’s Cooked and the ever-popular Yolk.

    Parks, recreation. Residents of Superior Park have limited access to parks and recreational opportunities.

    Washington Square Park, a tranquil oasis a few blocks northeast of Superior Park, is the only public park within a 10-minute walk of the building.

    Transportation. Public transportation from the location is excellent.


    Superior Park is a few minutes walk from the Brown / Purple Line stop at Franklin and Chicago and the Red Line stop at State and Chicago.

    A variety of CTA bus routes run on LaSalle St and along Chicago Ave, Clark St and State St near the property.

    The location has fairly quick access to I-90/94 and the city’s expressway grid via the Ontario St / Ohio St on / off ramps.

    A Zipcar car-sharing location and a DIVVY bike station are just over a block away. Taxi service is available 24/7.

    The competition

    You’ll find all of your options at YoChicago’s at-a-glance list of Near North apartments.

    Rentals are typically available in a number of nearby condo buildings, sometimes at sharply lower rents than in the managed apartment buildings.

    Superior Park in the news

    More recent items are listed first.

  • bKL’s Thomas Kerwin dishes on 720 N LaSalle
  • A new River North apartment tower
  • Developer mojo spells doom for River North HoJo
  • Share your take on Superior Park

    If you have information about Superior Park, and are not a real estate agent, add your thoughts in a comment. Comments are moderated, and commercial messages are not allowed.

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    Staying up to date on Chicago real estate http://yochicago.com/staying-up-to-date-on-chicago-real-estate/36915/ http://yochicago.com/staying-up-to-date-on-chicago-real-estate/36915/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:38:29 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=36915

    We began publishing reviews of Chicago’s apartment buildings just about a year ago. The blistering pace of development since that time has resulted in the need to update a number of our reviews, and our lists and associated maps.

    We’ll be devoting much of this week to updating our reviews and our lists and maps, and adding reviews of more apartment towers that have begun or are about to begin construction.

    If you’re addicted to staying on top of Chicago real estate news you’re probably already following multiple sites. If you haven’t visited before, this is a good time to head over to Curbed, Chicago Real Estate Daily and the forums at SkyscraperPage.

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    Circa 922 apartments, 922 W Washington St, West Loop http://yochicago.com/circa-922-apartments-922-w-washington-st-west-loop/33402/ http://yochicago.com/circa-922-apartments-922-w-washington-st-west-loop/33402/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:06:48 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=33402

    Circa 922 is an 11-story, 104 unit apartment building nearing completion in the West Loop. The building is an expansion of 123 North Sangamon, the existing loft building immediately to the north. When completed in early 2015, the development will have a total of 149 units and 130 parking spaces.

    123 Sangamon Venture Partners LLC is the developer of Circa 922. Focus Construction is the general contractor, and Michael Cody of FitzGerald Associates is the architect.

    The apartments

    Circa 922 offers studio, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments. One-bedroom and larger apartments have private balconies or patios, some with walk-out access to the pool deck.


    Occupancy is slated for mid-January 2015. The above photos are from a “hardhat tour” of the apartments.

    In late October 2014 studios started at $1,590, one-bedrooms at $2,005, two-bedroom, two-baths at $2,675 and three-bedroom, two-baths at $4,625.

    All of the apartments have floor-to-ceiling windows, in-unit washer / dryers and plank flooring in living areas. Open-plan kitchens have stainless steel appliances, including gas ranges, and quartz counter tops.

    Floor plans and additional details of unit finishes are available online.

    Views. Most of the surrounding development doesn’t rise above 4- or 5-stories in height, so upper-floor units at Circa 922 will enjoy good views of the Loop and near north skyline.


    A view east from the third-floor pool deck opens into the Loop skyline.

    Amenities, services, policies

    Circa 922 has an unusually extensive amenities package for a building its size.

    Building residents will have access to a business center, theater room, lounge, breakfast café, and fitness room on the ground floor. On the fourth floor, another amenity suite includes a kitchenette leading out to the building’s outdoor pool, lounge, and grill areas.

    A rooftop sundeck serves up panoramic views.

    Circa 922 will have 130 heated garage parking spaces.

    Circa 922 is smoke-free and pet-friendly and will have an on-site dog area. Leasing and management staff will be on-site.

    The location

    Circa 922 is located in a pedestrian-friendly, pleasant environment with a neighborhood feel. It has good access to shopping, dining, nightlife, Loop offices, the Illinois Medical District hospitals and the University of Illinois at Chicago campus.

    Shopping. Residents at Circa 922 have a good variety of grocery shopping options.

    Whole Foods is opening early next year a few short blocks east on Halsted St.

    The recently-opened Mariano’s, half a dozen short blocks southeast of the building, has been generating a lot of positive buzz and drawing crowds to a large selection of prepared foods and craft beers. Jewel-Osco also has a location nearby.

    There’s a new Target half a dozen blocks southwest of the building and a seasonal farmers market a half-dozen blocks northeast.

    Dining, nightlife. The West Loop is an almost indescribably-rich dining and nightlife venue, and Circa 922 has great proximity to the best of it.

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


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

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

    Parks, recreation. The location has limited proximity to public parks and recreational opportunities.

    Mary Bartelme Park, a few blocks south, is a neighborhood favorite for kids and dogs. The park comes up short on active recreational space.

    Transportation. Public transportation is excellent. The building is two blocks from the new CTA Pink and Green Line stop at Morgan.

    A number of CTA bus routes serve the area along Madison St, a block south of the building. The Halsted St bus, a few short blocks east, connects to the UIC campus and to the Blue Line stop at Grand Ave for transit to O’Hare Airport.

    Circa 922 has excellent access to the city’s expressway grid. Taxi service is readily available on Randolph. Zipcar car-sharing locations are nearby. A DIVVY bike station on Washington St is steps away from the building.

    The competition

    The West Loop apartment market is poised to become very competitive by the time the first residents move into Circa 922 in January of 2015.

    Circa 922′s most direct competitor is likely to be The Madison, which is slated for occupancy next year. The building will also compete with the recently-opened K2 and Catalyst and with Arkadia, which is opening early next year.

    Rentals are typically available in a number of nearby condo buildings, sometimes at lower rents than in the managed apartment buildings.

    You’ll find additional options at our at-a-glance list of downtown Chicago apartments.

    Circa 922 in the news

    More recent items are listed first.

  • A first look inside Circa 922′s apartments
  • West Loop apartments break ground, gain a name
  • 104 apartments planned in West Loop
  • Share your take on Circa 922

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    Gateway Apartments, 11 S Green St, West Loop http://yochicago.com/gateway-apartments-11-s-green-st-west-loop/36908/ http://yochicago.com/gateway-apartments-11-s-green-st-west-loop/36908/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:02:09 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=36908

    Gateway is a 17-story, 167-unit apartment tower with 95 parking spaces that’s under construction at 11 S Green St in Chicago’s West Loop.

    Earlier plans for the site, which included a hotel, encountered stiff neighborhood opposition.

    Lennar Multifamily is the project’s developer. Antunovich Associates is the architecture firm and Walsh Construction is the general contractor.

    The apartments

    Details of Gateway’s unit mix and apartment finishes are not yet publicly available.

    First occupancies are likely to be late in 2015 or early in2016.

    Views. Gateway’s view corridors will be limited by the Skybridge condo tower just to the northeast, the Crowne Plaza hotel to the east, and the new Arkadia apartment tower just to the southeast, but east-facing units are still likely to have reasonably good skyline views.

    Amenities, services, policies

    Gateway’s amenities package hasn’t been announced yet. Nearby buildings offer extensive amenities.

    The location

    Gateway is located in a pedestrian-friendly, pleasant environment with a neighborhood feel. It has good access to shopping, dining, nightlife, Loop offices, the Illinois Medical District hospitals and the University of Illinois at Chicago campus.

    Shopping. Residents at Gateway will have a good variety of grocery shopping options.


    Gateway is adjacent to the recently-opened Mariano’s, which has been generating a lot of positive buzz and drawing crowds to a large selection of prepared foods and craft beers. Jewel-Osco also has a location nearby.

    Whole Foods is opening early next year a short block north on Halsted St.

    There’s a new Target half a dozen blocks southwest of the building and a seasonal farmers market a half-dozen blocks northeast.

    Dining, nightlife. The West Loop is an almost indescribably-rich dining and nightlife venue, and Gateway has great proximity to the best of it.

    Randolph Street’s restaurant row, a Chicagoland destination dining spot with dozens of foodie venues, is two short blocks north of Gateway.


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

    Greektown, just around the corner from Gateway, is largely a tourist draw, but some of the restaurants are definitely worth a visit.

    Parks, recreation. The location has limited proximity to public parks and recreational opportunities.

    Mary Bartelme Park, a block southwest, is a neighborhood favorite for kids and dogs. The park comes up short on active recreational space.

    Transportation. Public transportation access is not as convenient as in other West Loop locations. The building is about a 10-minute walk from the new CTA Pink and Green Line stop at Morgan and the CTA Blue Line stop at Halsted.

    A CTA bus route on Madison St, just outside the building, travels east into the Loop and west to the United Center. The Halsted St bus, a short block east, connects to the UIC campus and to the Blue Line for transit to O’Hare Airport.

    Gateway has excellent access to the city’s expressway grid. Taxi service is readily available along Halsted and Madison. Zipcar car-sharing locations are nearby. A DIVVY bike station on Madison St is steps away from the building.

    The competition

    It’s a bit early to speculate on Gateway’s competitors, but it must be noted that the West Loop apartment supply has expanded rapidly in recent years and several nearby buildings will be opening in 2015.

    Rentals are typically available in a number of nearby condo buildings, sometimes at lower rents than in the managed apartment buildings.

    You’ll find additional options at our at-a-glance list of downtown Chicago apartments.

    Gateway in the news

    More recent items are listed first.

  • The hot West Loop neighborhood
  • Gateway apartments underway in West Loop
  • West Loop high-rise project moves ahead
  • Lennar buys West Loop parcel
  • Share your take on Gateway

    If you’ve visited Gateway, and are not a real estate agent, add your thoughts in a comment. Comments are moderated, and commercial messages are not allowed.

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    K2 Apartments has a walk-to-work location http://yochicago.com/k2-apartments-has-a-walk-to-work-location/36894/ http://yochicago.com/k2-apartments-has-a-walk-to-work-location/36894/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:07:12 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=36894

    The new K2 Apartments, 365 N Halsted St in Chicago’s Fulton River District, has a keystone location that affords walk-to access to the city’s hottest neighborhoods and office buildings.

    The West Loop, Fulton River District, River North and River West are seeing explosive development surges, with a raft of new restaurants, retail, office, nightlife and residential projects.

    The latest major announcement is that Potbelly is moving its headquarters to 111 N Canal, the building at the arrow in the above view from a K2 balcony. The 111 building is less than a 15-minute walk from K2.

    Join us in the video for a quick look at K2 and what’s happening in its immediate area.

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    Today’s deal – up to 3 months free rent in Lakeview http://yochicago.com/todays-deal-%e2%80%93-up-to-3-months-free-rent-in-lakeview/36882/ http://yochicago.com/todays-deal-%e2%80%93-up-to-3-months-free-rent-in-lakeview/36882/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:05:48 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=36882

    The convertible and 1-bedrooms at Halsted Flats are fully rented, but the new Lakeview high-rise still has a selection of first-occupancy two-bedroom, two-bath apartments available.

    The apartments have plank flooring in living areas, floor-to-ceiling windows, private balconies, some with skyline views, and the split-bedroom layout that’s popular with roommates and people who work from home. All of the apartments have good closet space and in-unit washer / dryers. Floor plans and near real-time pricing can be accessed online.

    The deal: Up to three months’ free rent on select units. Ask the leasing office about the details.

    Halsted Flats is a full-amenity building with a large landscaped pool deck with a whirlpool, a variety of seating areas, a fire pit and gas grills. A resident lounge, chef’s demonstration kitchen and fitness center are adjacent to the pool deck. The pet-friendly building has a large rooftop dog run. Leasing, management and maintenance staff are on-site and the building has 24/7 door staff.

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    A new level of style at new South Loop condos http://yochicago.com/a-new-level-of-style-at-new-south-loop-condos/36879/ http://yochicago.com/a-new-level-of-style-at-new-south-loop-condos/36879/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:04:20 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=36879

    CMK has a nearly 20- year history of developing award-winning, architecturally-distinctive buildings that enliven their surroundings.

    CMK’s latest South Loop community, 1345 Wabash, sets a new standard for interior finishes and is attracting a style-conscious buyer who also wants a strong location and value pricing.

    1345′s finishes will include brands typically found in pricier homes: Florense cabinetry, Duravit floating vanities, Grohe fixtures, TOTO toilets and TransCeramica architectural tile.

    1345 Wabash is the first new-construction condominium in the South Loop in years. One-bedroom condos are pre-completion priced from $228,900 and two-bedrooms from $290,900. Floor plans, detailed specifications and more information can be found at the 1345 Wabash website. The cost of owning a one- or two-bedroom at 1345 Wabash compares favorably with renting a comparable unit.

    A sales and design center is open at 1620 S Michigan Ave.

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    Streeter Place hosts its first doggie dip http://yochicago.com/streeter-place-hosts-its-first-doggie-dip/36885/ http://yochicago.com/streeter-place-hosts-its-first-doggie-dip/36885/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:02:06 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=36885

    If you’ve ever tried to coax your longtime companion into a swimming pool for the first time you’ll understand the wisdom of an oft-repeated saying: “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”

    To paraphrase another venerable phrase, “you can lead a dog to water, but you can’t make him swim.” The best course of action may be to sit back and wait for your pet’s ingrained sociability to take over.

    Just prior to closing its heated swimming pool for the winter Streeter Place, a pet-friendly luxury high-rise, invited its residents to bring their dogs to the pool for a swim. The results were predictable. It took the pooches a while to warm up to jumping into the pool, and no time at all for their owners to warm up to each other.

    Streeter Place provided dog treats for the pets, and wine and appetizers for their owners, at its first-ever “doggie dip.”

    “We had a great turnout” reported a member of Streeter Place’s leasing staff, “and we’ll definitely be making this an annual event.”


    The park across the street from Streeter Place is a favorite year-round gathering spot for pet owners from the surrounding high-rises.

    Studios at Streeter Place are priced from $1,475 to $1,807, convertibles from $1,946 to $2,086, one-bedrooms from $2,039 to $2,993, one-bedroom plus dens from $2,608 to $2,973, two-bedroom, two-baths from $2,900 to $3,338 and three-bedrooms from $5,190 to $5,217.

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    Chicago-area foreclosure rate continues to decline http://yochicago.com/chicago-area-foreclosure-rate-continues-to-decline/36876/ http://yochicago.com/chicago-area-foreclosure-rate-continues-to-decline/36876/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:19:59 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=36876

    Foreclosure rates in the Chicago area decreased for the month of August over the same period last year, according to newly released data from CoreLogic.

    The CoreLogic data reveals that the rate of Chicago-area foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 2.57 percent for the month of August 2014, 40.6% below the August 2013 rate of 4.33 percent. Foreclosure activity was nearly 60% higher than the national foreclosure rate, which was 1.61 percent for August 2014.

    The Chicago-area mortgage delinquency rate also decreased. According to CoreLogic data for August 2014, 6.33 percent of mortgage loans were 90 days or more delinquent, a 24.3% decline from the 8.37 percent for the same period last year.

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    A first look inside the West Loop’s new Circa 922 http://yochicago.com/a-first-look-inside-the-west-loops-new-circa-922/36868/ http://yochicago.com/a-first-look-inside-the-west-loops-new-circa-922/36868/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:06:10 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=36868

    Construction at Circa 922, the new 11-story, 104-unit apartment community in the West Loop, is on track for mid-January occupancies. Renters can also take advantage of the building’s staged delivery schedule to sign a lease now and lock in a move-in date as late as April, 2015.

    Circa 922 is currently offering hardhat tours of the building and select apartments.

    The third-floor 1-bedroom apartment pictured above was shot on one of yesterday’s tours. The unit has hardwood floors, high ceilings, large windows, and a nicely-appointed kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a gas range, a built-in microwave, quartz countertops and track and pendant lighting. Closet space is generous and there’s an in-unit washer / dryer. The apartment has good separation between the bedroom and the living areas.

    One of the unit’s more attractive features is walk-out access to a private terrace and the pool deck and dog area.

    Circa 922 is a boutique, pet-friendly full-amenity building in a steps-to-everything location.

    The number of participants in each hardhat tour is limited. Contact the leasing office at 312-455-9922 to reserve a slot on one of the tours and to inquire about current leasing incentives.

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    A mini-tour of a luxury Kildeer home at Woodleaf at the Sanctuary Club http://yochicago.com/a-mini-tour-of-a-luxury-kildeer-home-at-woodleaf-at-the-sanctuary-club/36871/ http://yochicago.com/a-mini-tour-of-a-luxury-kildeer-home-at-woodleaf-at-the-sanctuary-club/36871/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:04:25 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=36871

    Woodleaf at the Sanctuary Club in northwest-suburban Kildeer is a community of twenty-six custom homes on half-acre lots bordered by wooded areas and lakes. The developer is Portfolio Homes, the luxury division of Lexington Homes, one of Chicago’s largest and most-experienced builders. Two homes at Woodleaf are available for immediate occupancy.

    The 4-bedroom, 4-bath home at 23120 North Sanctuary Club Drive in Kildeer spans 3,860 square feet but lives like a much larger home due to its expansive, flowing spaces, volume ceilings, large windows and outdoor decks. The home has a 3-car garage and is priced at $939,990.

    The home has a formal dining room and parlor flanking a two-story entry foyer with a dramatic curving staircase.


    The spacious kitchen is separated from the family room by a bump-out breakfast area and from the adjacent dining room by a butler’s pantry. The kitchen can be entered from the large mudroom that opens directly from the garage.

    The breakfast area opens to a large deck overlooking a bicycle path and woods.

    There’s a delightful room with three walls of windows adjacent to the family room. French doors open into the room, which could be used as a home office.

    The rambling master suite occupies a separate wing of the home.

    A luxurious master bath has windows that bring the woods inside, a skylight, a wall of vanity cabinetry with dual sinks, a steeping tub, a private toilet compartment, and a shower that has room to roam.

    There’s a relaxing deck that opens from the master suite and overlooks the woods.

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    Stylish Old Town Triangle studios near $1,000 a month http://yochicago.com/stylish-old-town-triangle-studios-near-1000-a-month/36865/ http://yochicago.com/stylish-old-town-triangle-studios-near-1000-a-month/36865/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:06:13 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=36865

    1940 North Lincoln is a 7-story, all-studio vintage building in the Old Town Triangle neighborhood in Lincoln Park. It was built in the 1920s and the apartments have recently undergone a stylish renovation.


    The apartments have wood-look floors and new kitchens and baths in a variety of finishes. Currently available studios rent for $980 to $1,005 a month.

    Higher-floor south-facing apartments have views of the Chicago skyline.

    Planned Property owns and manages more than 3,000 apartments in prime Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Lakeview East locations. Book an appointment online and receive a credit toward your first month’s rent.

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    Value-priced Streeterville studios close to Northwestern, Lurie hospitals http://yochicago.com/value-priced-streeterville-studios-close-to-northwestern-lurie-hospitals/36861/ http://yochicago.com/value-priced-streeterville-studios-close-to-northwestern-lurie-hospitals/36861/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:04:13 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=36861

    Streeter Place, a full-amenity luxury tower at 355 E Ohio St in Streeterville, currently has value-priced studios available for immediate, November and December occupancy.

    With 576 square feet of living space the Plan B studio works well as a starter home or an in-town apartment for a busy doctor or professional. The 14th through 38th floor apartments have city views to the west, an in-unit washer / dryer and a large walk-in closet. Available units rent from $1,475 to $1,550 a month. Other studios at Streeter Place are priced up to $1,807.

    Convertibles at Streeter Place rent from $1,946 to $2,086, one-bedrooms from $2,039 to $2,993, one-bedroom plus dens from $2,608 to $2,973, two-bedroom, two-baths from $2,900 to $3,338 and three-bedrooms from $5,190 to $5,217.

    Streeter Place is conveniently located near shopping, dining, nightlife and parks, and is a short walk from Northwestern University’s downtown campus and Northwestern Memorial and Lurie Children’s hospitals.

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    Video – a 5-bedroom, 5 ½ bath Astor Street landmark http://yochicago.com/video-%e2%80%93-a-5-bedroom-5-%c2%bd-bath-astor-street-landmark/36863/ http://yochicago.com/video-%e2%80%93-a-5-bedroom-5-%c2%bd-bath-astor-street-landmark/36863/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:03:26 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=36863

    The Edwin J Gardiner house, 1345 N Astor St, was built in 1887 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

    The 14-room, 5-bedroom, 5 ½ bath Gold Coast home has east, west and south exposures, large windows and multiple skylights that flood the home with natural light.

    The home has been beautifully reconstructed and boasts something rare among Astor Street mansions – a view of Lake Michigan.

    The home is listed for sale at $3,000,000 with Coldwell Banker’s Meladee Hughes.

    One of the owners is your tour guide in the video.

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    Today’s South Loop apartment deals http://yochicago.com/todays-south-loop-apartment-deals/36851/ http://yochicago.com/todays-south-loop-apartment-deals/36851/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:07:05 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=36851

    Two full-amenity South Loop high-rises are offering “Look and lease” deals to renters who lease within 24 hours of their first visit.

    Featured apartments at The LEX, 2138 S Indiana, include a one-bedroom in the loft portion of the building for $1,522 a month and a two-bedroom, two-bath in the tower portion for $2,263. The deal: the second month’s rent is free.

    Astoria Tower, 8 E 9th, has studios ranging from $1,600 to $1,616, one-bedrooms from $1,570 to $1,936, one-bedroom plus dens from $2,001 to $2,353 and two-bedroom, two-baths from $2,450 to $3,019. The deal: incentives vary with unit types and lease length, which can be up to 18 months. Contact the leasing office for details.

    Both buildings were originally built as condos and offer a higher level of apartment finishes than is typical of most South Loop apartments.

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    Rent a luxury Lincoln Park townhome at The Pointe http://yochicago.com/rent-a-luxury-lincoln-park-townhome-at-the-pointe/36849/ http://yochicago.com/rent-a-luxury-lincoln-park-townhome-at-the-pointe/36849/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:06:16 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=36849

    The Pointe is an ideally-located luxury townhome development close to the best of everything in Lincoln Park.

    A south-facing 3-bedroom, 3 ½ bath home, 425-J W Dickens at The Pointe, is currently offered for rent at $6,900 a month. The home looks out onto a landscaped courtyard and has a sprawling living / dining area, maple floors, a well-appointed kitchen, an oversized master suite, a large private roof deck and an attached 2-car garage. The home can be rented furnished or unfurnished.

    Nicholas Apostal of Coldwell Banker’s Apostal Group is your tour guide in the video.

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    Block Thirty Seven apartments, 25 W Randolph St, Loop http://yochicago.com/block-thirty-seven-apartments-25-w-randolph-st-loop/36841/ http://yochicago.com/block-thirty-seven-apartments-25-w-randolph-st-loop/36841/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:04:21 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=36841

    Block 37, bordered by State, Dearborn, Randolph and Washington streets, is one of the original 58 Chicago blocks plotted in 1830.

    Block Thirty Seven is a mixed-use development on the site that includes a 275,000 square foot multi-level indoor mall, an office tower and a 34-story, 674-unit apartment tower that began construction atop the north end of the mall in October of 2014. Completion of the apartments is expected in 2016.

    CIM Group is the developer, Solomon Cordwell Buenz is the architecture firm, and Power Construction is the general contractor.

    The apartments

    Details of the unit mix, floor plans and apartment finishes are not yet publicly available.

    Expect the building to have a fairly high level of finishes in order to be competitive with other new apartments in the area. Preliminary renderings indicate that the apartments will not have private balconies.

    Views. Block Thirty Seven is in a dense cluster of tall buildings, but apartments on higher floors are likely to have reasonably open view corridors with good views.

    Amenities, services, policies

    Full details are not yet available, but indications are that Block Thirty Seven will be a full-amenity building and will include a rooftop fitness center. Preliminary renderings show a landscaped pool deck with a whirlpool above the indoor mall.

    Parking is available in a 340-space on-site underground garage.

    The location

    Block Thirty Seven has a strong Loop location, flanked on the east by Macy’s, on the west by the Daley Center, and a few short blocks from Millennium Park and Grant Park. It’s within easy walking distance of any point in the Loop.

    The lower level of Block Thirty Seven’s indoor mall has direct access to the Chicago Pedway. CTA stops and many Loop and New East Side destinations can be reached via the Pedway without exposure to winter cold, spring rains or summer heat.

    Shopping. Residents at Block Thirty Seven will have reasonably convenient access to grocery shopping, including a seasonal farmers market directly across the street on the Daley Center plaza.

    The nearest full-service grocery, at Target, is two short blocks south of the building. The Mariano’s Fresh Market at Lakeshore East gets mostly rave reviews on Yelp.

    Several convenience stores and pharmacies are steps away from the building.

    A dozen retail shops, from Anthropologie to Zara, are open at Block Thirty Seven, and it’s reasonable to expect more to open by the time the apartments are ready for occupancy in 2016.

    There’s a very active retail scene just outside Block Thirty Seven. State Street shops, anchored by Macy’s, are steps away. The Shops at North Bridge, 50 stores and 20 restaurants anchored by Nordstrom, and Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile shops are a short walk north of the building.

    Dining, nightlife, entertainment. There are a number of dining and food service establishments in the Block Thirty Seven mall, and more on the way. AMC Theatres has reportedly agreed to lease 44,000 square feet on the 4th floor for an 11-screen dine-in movie theater slated to open in 2016. There are currently no first-run movie theaters in the Loop. Denver-based Richard Sandoval Restaurants has leased 22,000 square feet on the third floor for a Latin-themed food court that’s scheduled to open in the spring of 2015.

    Many of the dining and nightlife options in the immediate area, as you’d expect, cater to hotel guests, office workers, theater-goers and tourists.

    That said, there are literally 100s of restaurant, dining and nightlife options within a short walk of Block Thirty Seven. The food court at the nearby Thompson Center always draws a lunch time crowd.

    Cultural attractions. Block Thirty Seven is in the center of the Loop’s theatre district and near many of Chicago’s most popular cultural attractions.

    The Oriental Theater is directly across Randolph St and the Chicagol Theater is just north on State St, and more theaters are steps away.

    The Cultural Center, Art Institute, Lyric Opera and Chicago Symphony are a short walk or cab ride from the building.

    Parks, recreation. Block Thirty Seven has reasonable access to public parks.

    Millennium Park, one of the city’s main downtown attractions, is two short blocks east of Block Thirty Seven.

    The Riverwalk, which is undergoing an expansion, is two short blocks north of the building. There are a variety of dining and recreational opportunities along the river, and docks for seasonal tour boats.

    Transportation. Block Thirty Seven has outstanding access to public transportation.

    The CTA Red Line and the Blue Line to O’Hare can be accessed from the lower level of the mall or from entrances just outside the building.

    CTA bus routes steps from the building connect to points east, west, north and south.

    Trains from Metra’s Millennium Station, two blocks east of Block Thirty Seven, reach Hyde Park and the University of Chicago in about 20 minutes.

    Taxi service is available 24/7 and Zipcar car-sharing locations are nearby.

    Due to near-constant Loop congestion, Block Thirty Seven has relatively inconvenient access to Lake Shore Drive, I-90/94 and the city’s expressway grid.

    The competition

    It’s premature to speculate on which apartment buildings will compete most directly with Block Thirty Seven. There’s no shortage of options in the immediate area, and several additional apartment towers will open at nearly the same time as Block Thirty Seven.

    Rentals are typically available in a number of nearby condo buildings, sometimes at sharply lower rents than in the managed apartment buildings.

    You’ll find all of your options at YoChicago’s at-a-glance list of downtown apartments.

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    Have free rent offers slowed the for sale market? http://yochicago.com/have-free-rent-offers-slowed-the-for-sale-market/36836/ http://yochicago.com/have-free-rent-offers-slowed-the-for-sale-market/36836/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:06:30 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=36836

    More than a dozen real estate brokers have told me that the for-sale market slowed perceptibly and dramatically beginning several months ago. None of them ventured much of an explanation for what they were seeing and none of them, when queried, had any familiarity at all with what was happening in the high-rise rental market in downtown Chicago.

    What was happening was that a number of new, high-quality, full-amenity high-rises began offering two or three months free rent with flexible move-in dates, and some were paying rental services a 25- to 50% premium on the normal commission rates.

    The combination of buyers’ normal hesitancy to commit to a purchase, steep rent discounts, attractive properties and strong broker incentives strikes me as reason enough for a slowdown in the for-sale market.

    Can anyone offer a better explanation – or hard data to dispute the notion that a slowdown in fact occurred?

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    200 North Michigan apartments, 200 N Michigan Ave, Loop http://yochicago.com/200-north-michigan-apartments-200-n-michigan-ave-loop/36830/ http://yochicago.com/200-north-michigan-apartments-200-n-michigan-ave-loop/36830/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:05:10 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=36830

    200 North Michigan is a 41-story, 402-unit apartment tower under construction in Chicago’s Loop. The first two floors of the building will contain retail space.

    Demolition of an existing six-story building on the site was completed late in July of 2014. A ceremonial groundbreaking for the new tower was held early in October 2014. First occupancies should occur in 2016.

    The John Buck Company is the developer. The architecture firm is bKL and McHugh Construction is the general contractor.

    The apartments

    Details are not yet publicly available. Expect the building to have a fairly high level of finishes in order to be competitive with other new apartments in the area.

    Preliminary renderings show partially-inset balconies on the north and south facades.

    Views. 200 North Michigan is in a dense cluster of tall buildings and few of its apartments will offer much in the way of views.

    Amenities, services, policies

    200 North Michigan will be a full-amenity building.

    Plans contemplate a 6th-floor fitness center, a resident lounge, game room and party room. The building will have a dog run and a rooftop pool.

    The location

    200 North Michigan has a convenient location on the northwest corner of Michigan Ave and Lake St.

    Millennium Park and Grant Park begin just a south of the building.

    Access to the Chicago Pedway is just across the street. Many Loop and New East Side destinations can be reached via the Pedway without exposure to winter cold, spring rains or summer heat.

    Shopping. Residents at 200 North Michigan have reasonably convenient access to grocery shopping.

    Bockwinkel’s is two short blocks east, and a number of convenience stores are nearby. The Mariano’s Fresh Market at Lakeshore East gets mostly rave reviews on Yelp. Target is four blocks southeast of the building.

    Several pharmacies are within a short walk of the building.


    The Shops at North Bridge, 50 stores and 20 restaurants anchored by Nordstrom, and Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile shops are a short walk north of the building. State Street shops, anchored by Macy’s, are within a few minutes’ walk of 200 North Michigan.

    Dining, nightlife. A lot of the dining and nightlife options in the immediate area, as you’d expect, cater to hotel guests, office workers and tourists.

    That said, there are literally 100s of restaurant, dining and nightlife options within a short walk of 200 North Michigan.

    Cultural attractions. 200 North Michigan is near many of Chicago’s most popular cultural attractions.

    The Loop’s theatre district begins a block west of 200 North Michigan.

    The Cultural Center, Art Institute, Lyric Opera and Chicago Symphony are a short walk or cab ride from the building.

    Parks, recreation. 200 North Michigan has good access to public parks.

    Millennium Park, one of the city’s main downtown attractions, is a block away from 200 North Michigan.

    The Riverwalk, which is undergoing an expansion, is two short blocks north of the building. There are a variety of dining and recreational opportunities along the river, and docks for seasonal tour boats.

    Transportation. 200 North Michigan has outstanding access to public transportation.

    The CTA Red Line is a short walk from the building as are the stations serving five of the CTA train lines. The Blue Line to O’Hare is a few minutes from the building.

    CTA bus routes steps from the building connect to points east, west, north and south.

    Trains from Metra’s Millennium Station, a block south of 200 North Michigan, reach Hyde Park and the University of Chicago in about 20 minutes.

    Some residents of 200 North Michigan may consider cabs the best form of public transportation, and service is available 24/7. Zipcar car-sharing locations are nearby.

    200 North Michigan has good proximity to Lake Shore Drive, but relatively inconvenient access to I-90/94 and the city’s expressway grid.

    Chicago Water Taxi offers seasonal commuter service between Michigan Avenue and Madison Street, affording 200 North Michigan residents a pleasant, low-cost way to reach the Loop and the Willis Tower.

    The competition

    It’s premature to speculate on which apartment buildings will compete most directly with 200 North Michigan. There’s no shortage of options in the immediate area.

    Rentals are typically available in a number of nearby condo buildings, sometimes at sharply lower rents than in the managed apartment buildings.

    You’ll find all of your options at YoChicago’s at-a-glance list of downtown apartments.

    200 North Michigan in the news

    More recent items are listed first.

  • Demolition nears completion at 200 N Michigan
  • Archiects answer questions about 200 N Michigan
  • The incredible shrinking skyscraper
  • Buck scores $89 million loan to build apartment tower
  • Share your take on 200 North Michigan

    If you have information about 200 North Michigan, and are not a real estate agent, add your thoughts in a comment. Comments are moderated, and commercial messages are not allowed.

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    Millennials are not opting for cities http://yochicago.com/millennials-are-not-opting-for-cities/36834/ http://yochicago.com/millennials-are-not-opting-for-cities/36834/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:02:08 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=36834

    As he often does, Joel Kotkin looks past wishful thinking to the numbers:

    It’s an idea echoed everywhere from “Friends” to “Girls”: Young people want to live in cities. And, we’re told, a lot of them (at least the cool ones) do.

    It’s a common assumption. But it’s also wrong.

    Between 2010 and 2013, the number of 20- to 29-year-olds in America grew by 4 percent. But the number living in the nation’s core cities grew 3.2 percent. In other words, the share of 20-somethings living in urban areas actually declined slightly.

    This trend has occurred in supposedly hot cities like San Francisco, Boston, New York and D.C., notes demographer Wendell Cox. Chicago and Portland, Ore., both widely hailed as youth boom-towns, saw their numbers of 20-somethings decline, too.

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    An aerial view of new Near North Side developments http://yochicago.com/an-aerial-view-of-new-near-north-side-developments/36813/ http://yochicago.com/an-aerial-view-of-new-near-north-side-developments/36813/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:07:40 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=36813

    An aerial view of the area bounded by Clark St and the Chicago River, from Chicago Ave (800 N) north to Division St (1200 N) reveals a location with a large amount of vacant land and tremendous potential for development. Developer Steven Fifield has called the area, which is bordered by thriving River West, River North, Old Town and Near North Side, “the hole in the doughnut.”

    Earlier this year the Chicago Housing Authority released its draft plan (pdf) for the sixty-five acre remnant of Cabrini-Green it owns in the neighborhood. The draft plan contemplates “a low to midrise residential community south of Division Street that maximizes family-centered living and provides housing options for all incomes.”

    An overview of the developments that have been proposed or are underway in the neighborhood suggests that it’s poised for substantial transformation regardless of the timetable for redeveloping the CHA’s property. We’ve plotted the following projects on the aerial view, above, of the neighborhood:

    ANew Chase Bank branch, 755 N Larrabee

    B600 West, Groupon headquarters

    CFrances Cabrini row houses

    D – 847 N Larrabee, 33 new apartments

    E934 N Larrabee, 27 new apartments

    F1018 N Larrabee, Noir, 9 new condos

    G1168 N Halsted, 20,000 square feet of new retail

    HDivision & Halsted, 192,000 square feet of new retail

    I – New Target store

    J625 W Division, 240 new apartments

    K442 W Division, 82 new apartments

    L459 W Division, 106 new apartments

    MScott Residences, 71 new apartments

    NClark & Division, 400 new apartments

    OAtrium Village site, up to 1,500 new apartments

    P915 N Orleans, 227 new apartments

    Q – 858 N Franklin, 23 new apartments

    R863 N Orleans, 72 new apartments

    SAvant, 347 W Chestnut, 306 new apartments

    T802-18 N Wells, development site

    UCTA Brown Line stop at Chicago Ave

    V – New Jesse White Community Center

    W873 N Sedgwick, 40 new condos

    XBasecamp River North, 47 sold-out new townhomes

    You’ll find many more developments on our at-a-glance list of new downtown apartments.

    You can see 100s more of YoChicago’s aerial photographs at Flickr.

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    Today’s deal – Look and lease a 3-bedroom apartment at Streeter Place http://yochicago.com/todays-deal-%e2%80%93-look-and-lease-a-3-bedroom-apartment-at-streeter-place/36821/ http://yochicago.com/todays-deal-%e2%80%93-look-and-lease-a-3-bedroom-apartment-at-streeter-place/36821/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:06:02 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=36821

    Three-bedroom apartments are typically in short supply in Streeterville, but one will be available for December 23rd move-in on the 50th floor of Streeter Place.

    The home sprawls over 1,802 square feet and boasts dramatic views from floor-to-ceiling windows. The open plan kitchen / dining / living area has plank flooring, space for multiple furniture groupings, and an adjacent private balcony.

    The extra-large master suite has two closets, including a large walk-in. An oversized master bath has a double-bowl vanity and a separate tub and stall shower.

    The home has an in-unit washer/dryer and is on a pet-friendly floor. It rents for $5,190 a month on a 13-month lease.

    Streeter Place is a full-amenity, full-service community with on-site management, maintenance and leasing staff, and 24/7 door staff. The location is convenient to shopping, dining, nightlife and parks.

    Available studios at Streeter Place rent from $1,524 to $1,856, convertibles from $1,933 to $2,076, one-bedrooms from $1,944 to $2,994, and 2-bedroom, 2-baths from $2,900 to $3,338.

    The deals: lease any apartment at Streeter Place within 48 hours of your initial visit and the $400 administrative fee will be waived. Resident parking is bargain-priced at $200 a month.

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    Live rent-free in Lakeview until next year http://yochicago.com/live-rent-free-in-lakeview-until-next-year/36824/ http://yochicago.com/live-rent-free-in-lakeview-until-next-year/36824/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:04:47 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=36824

    Renters have been responding enthusiastically to recent free-rent offers at Lakeview’s new Halsted Flats, the first new full-amenity apartment tower built in the neighborhood in nearly 30 years.

    All but one of the 1- and 3-bedroom apartments have been rented. Two-bedroom, two-bath units remain available, with a variety of views.

    The apartments have floor-to-ceiling windows, plank flooring in living areas, private balconies, and in-unit washer / dryers.

    Current incentives include 3 months’ free rent on 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments for 15 to 18 month leases that begin occupancy by November 1.

    The free months can be taken upfront, allowing renters to defer their first rent payment into next year. Most, however, have opted to pay rent each month as if it were prorated and build up a credit toward payment of the full monthly rent.

    Floor plans and near real-time rents, before concessions, are available online.

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    New South Loop condos near dozens of dining and drinking venues http://yochicago.com/new-south-loop-condos-near-dozens-of-dining-and-drinking-venues/36826/ http://yochicago.com/new-south-loop-condos-near-dozens-of-dining-and-drinking-venues/36826/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:02:12 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=36826

    Imagine having dozens of dining and drinking establishments within a few blocks of where you live.

    Imagination will mirror reality for residents at 1345 Wabash, the first new high-rise condos built in the South Loop in half a dozen years.


    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.

    Close proximity to great restaurants and bars is only one of the location’s attractions. 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.

    1345 Wabash has one- and two-bedroom condominiums priced from the $220s. Floor plans, detailed specifications and more information can be found at the 1345 Wabash website. A sales center is open at 1620 S Michigan Ave.

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    Chicago foreclosure rates on the mend http://yochicago.com/chicago-foreclosure-rates-on-the-mend/36808/ http://yochicago.com/chicago-foreclosure-rates-on-the-mend/36808/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:08:01 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=36808

    In October of last year Chicago had the 3rd highest foreclosure rate in the nation among metro areas with a population greater than 200,000.

    In the third quarter of this year, according to data recently released by RealtyTrac, Chicago had the 19th highest foreclosure rate, with one in every 208 housing units in some stage of foreclosure.

    The foreclosure rate in Illinois declined by 10.1% from Q2 to Q3 of this year and fell 20.42% on a year-over-year basis in Q3.

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    Today’s deal – free rent at Park Michigan in the South Loop http://yochicago.com/todays-deal-%e2%80%93-free-rent-at-park-michigan-in-the-south-loop/36806/ http://yochicago.com/todays-deal-%e2%80%93-free-rent-at-park-michigan-in-the-south-loop/36806/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:05:46 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=36806

    The Park Michigan apartment tower has a stellar South Loop location across from Grant Park and steps from grocery shopping, dozens of bars and restaurants and the CTA stops on Roosevelt Rd.

    Apartments at Park Michigan have great views, spacious layouts with open-plan kitchens, hardwood floors, wall-to-wall windows and generous closet space.

    Available studios rent from $1,415 to $1,626, one-bedrooms from $1,609 to $1,726 and two-bedroom, two-baths from $2,160 to $2,493.


    Snap Fitness is in the building, and Park Michigan residents have complimentary access to the facility.

    Contact the leasing office for details of the current offer of a month’s free rent on select apartments.

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    Great prices and values in Lakeview East apartments http://yochicago.com/great-prices-and-values-in-lakeview-east-apartments/36804/ http://yochicago.com/great-prices-and-values-in-lakeview-east-apartments/36804/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:04:11 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=36804

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

    Current availabilities include value-priced studios and one-bedrooms in contemporary mid-rise buildings in Lakeview East:

  • 544 W Melrose. Studios from $895 to $945; one-bedroom at $1,305
  • 537 W Melrose. One-bedroom at $1,245
  • 450 W Melrose, One-bedrooms from $1,225 to $1,245
  • Broadway and Melrose is one of Chicago’s most interesting intersections. Check it out in the video.

    Book an appointment online and receive a credit of up to $200 against your first month’s rent.

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    New Palatine townhomes at Lexington Hills deliver the unexpected http://yochicago.com/new-palatine-townhomes-at-lexington-hills-deliver-the-unexpected/36802/ http://yochicago.com/new-palatine-townhomes-at-lexington-hills-deliver-the-unexpected/36802/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:02:17 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=36802

    Over the years you may have developed a set of assumptions about what to expect in a townhome. And over the years Lexington Homes, one of Chicago’s most experienced homebuilders, has been refining the townhome form to delight and surprise home buyers.

    The townhomes at Lexington Hills in Palatine showcase how the townhome form can evolve to exceed home buyer expectations while remaining affordable.

    The 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath homes at Lexington Hills are built in clusters of two to four units on a rolling site adjacent to a forest preserve. Creative floor plans deliver the width, volume, light and private outdoor space that you’d expect in a single-family home, and include a basement and 2-car garage that you might not expect in a townhome. The homes are base-priced from the $290s.

    The sales center is open daily. Visit the new models to experience the Lexington Hills difference..

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