YoChicago http://yochicago.com Real estate news, video, guides, blog | homes, apartments, neighborhoods | Chicago & suburbs Fri, 04 Sep 2015 05:10:24 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.1.2 Rent in Lakeview’s newest full-amenity apartment tower http://yochicago.com/rent-in-lakeviews-newest-full-amenity-apartment-tower/41019/ http://yochicago.com/rent-in-lakeviews-newest-full-amenity-apartment-tower/41019/#comments Fri, 04 Sep 2015 05:10:24 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=41019

Halsted Flats, which opened just over a year ago, is Lakeview‘s newest full-amenity apartment high-rise. It’s also the only full-amenity apartment tower in Lakeview.

Halsted Flats boasts a large landscaped pool deck with a whirlpool and a grilling area. The resident lounge, demonstration kitchen / party room, and a fitness center are on the pool deck level.

Halsted Flats has a convenient location a short walk from Whole Foods and other full-service grocers. There’s an abundance of bars and restaurants in the immediate area and Wrigley Field and the lakefront are nearby.

Floor plans and near real-time availability information for Halsted Flats’ convertible, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments can be accessed online.

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A video tour of Streeterville’s newest apartments http://yochicago.com/a-video-tour-of-streetervilles-newest-apartments/41021/ http://yochicago.com/a-video-tour-of-streetervilles-newest-apartments/41021/#comments Fri, 04 Sep 2015 05:08:01 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=41021

Join YoChicago in the video for a tour of the lavish amenities, luxury apartments and convenient location at North Water, Streeterville’s newest apartment tower.

North Water is a full-amenity, high-service, pet-friendly and smoke-free community.

Floor plans for North Water’s studio to 3-bedroom apartments, and near real-time rent and availability information can be accessed online.

North Water’s experienced leasing staff can answer your questions or accommodate your pre-arranged or walk-in visit seven days a week.

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Penthouses for rent at K2 in the Fulton River District http://yochicago.com/penthouses-for-rent-at-k2-in-the-fulton-river-district/41017/ http://yochicago.com/penthouses-for-rent-at-k2-in-the-fulton-river-district/41017/#comments Thu, 03 Sep 2015 20:47:49 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=41017

K2, a luxury apartment tower in the Fulton River District, has 3-bedroom, 3-bath penthouse apartments available.

K2′s penthouses have dramatic views of the skyline and the cityscape, and large terraces from which to enjoy them.

Penthouse 02 has both north and east-facing terraces and rents for $5,608 a month. Penthouse 05 rents for $5,808 a month.

Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info for K2′s studio to 3-bedroom apartments can be accessed online .

K2 is a pet-friendly, full-amenity, high-service new apartment tower. K2 has on-site management, maintenance and leasing staff, and 24/7 door staff.

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Chestnut Place apartments step out into the best of Chicago http://yochicago.com/chestnut-place-apartments-step-out-into-the-best-of-chicago/41011/ http://yochicago.com/chestnut-place-apartments-step-out-into-the-best-of-chicago/41011/#comments Thu, 03 Sep 2015 19:36:34 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=41011

Head a few short blocks north of your new apartment at Chestnut Place and you arrive at the triangular Mariano Park, a lively oasis ringed by great bars, restaurants and outdoor cafes.


Grab a latte at Whispers or a seat at Gibsons, Carmine’s, Tavern on Rush or Morton’s and enjoy a surpassingly urban scene.

If shopping is a part of your outing, head across Mariano Park to Urban Outfitters or to the boutiques that line Oak Street.

Chestnut Place has a hyper-convenient location on the border between the Gold Coast and River North neighborhoods, with easy access to the best of both and to the shops along Michigan Avenue and Oak Street boutiques. A full-service grocery is across the street. The CTA Red Line is just south at Chicago Ave, and shopping, dining, nightlife, coffee shops and charming small parks are all nearby.

Floor plans and near real-time availability info for Chestnut Place apartments can be accessed online.

Chestnut Place is pet-friendly, non-smoking and has 24/7 door staff, a parking garage, and on-site leasing and management staff.

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Tour a new townhome at Park Ridge Place http://yochicago.com/tour-a-new-townhome-at-park-ridge-place/41002/ http://yochicago.com/tour-a-new-townhome-at-park-ridge-place/41002/#comments Thu, 03 Sep 2015 05:10:52 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=41002

Lexington Homes, one of Chicagoland’s most experienced and innovative builders, is nearing a sellout at Park Ridge Place in Park Ridge.

The homes are priced from $392,490 and feature 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths and an attached 2-car garage. Join us for a visual tour of Unit 1005. Click any image to enlarge it.

The corner home has a spacious, bright, open living area with high ceilings, windows on three walls, hardwood floors, crown moldings, open stair railings and rough-sawn marble around the fireplace.


The kitchen has a large breakfast bar island with granite counters. The kitchen is open to a large dining area. A deck off the kitchen, ideal for grilling and relaxing, spans nearly the entire width of the home.


There’s a nice-sized powder room with a pedestal sink on the main living level, and a coat closet. A half flight of stairs takes you to an entry foyer and another half flight leads to a lower level family room / office and the 2-car garage.

A south-facing window lights up the stairwell to the second floor. That’s a wonderful feature you don’t always see in townhomes.

The master suite, at the top of the stairs, has a vaulted ceiling and windows on two walls.

The master bath has a dual-bowl vanity with a bank of drawers, an oversized walk-in shower and a window. The master closet has ample hanging space.


There are two sunny bedrooms and an additional full bath on the second level.

The laundry connections are on the second level, and there’s also a linen closet.

The Park Ridge Place community is located on Dee Road, just south of Touhy Ave, a quarter-mile from the highly-rated Maine South High School. The Dee Road and downtown Park Ridge Metra stations are each just over a mile from Park Ridge Place. Expressway access is nearby.

The sales office for Park Ridge Place is open daily at 8340 Concord Dr 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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Only a few apartments available at the West Loop’s Circa 922 http://yochicago.com/only-a-few-apartments-available-at-the-west-loops-circa-922/41007/ http://yochicago.com/only-a-few-apartments-available-at-the-west-loops-circa-922/41007/#comments Thu, 03 Sep 2015 05:08:24 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=41007

Circa 922 rented rapidly when it opened last year and only a few units are coming available as leases expire.

Available units in the boutique loft / tower building include a 1-bedroom renting for $1,999 and two studios renting for $1,859 and $1,899.

Near real-time info about rents and available studio to 3-bedroom apartments can be accessed online.

Circa 922′s full suite of amenities includes a pool deck with gas grills and a private dog run, a rooftop sundeck, a fitness room, a business center, a media room and a large resident lounge.

Randolph Street’s restaurant row is just around the corner from Circa 922. Whole Foods and Mariano’s are nearby. Access to public transit and the city’s expressway grid is excellent.

Circa 922 is pet-friendly and smoke-free. The on-site leasing center is open daily at 922 W Washington St.

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Visit the rooftop pool at the new State & Chestnut apartments http://yochicago.com/visit-the-rooftop-pool-at-the-new-state-chestnut-apartments/40994/ http://yochicago.com/visit-the-rooftop-pool-at-the-new-state-chestnut-apartments/40994/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 05:10:31 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40994

It’s an understatement to say that the new State & Chestnut apartment tower has impressive amenities. A visit is likely to leave you overwhelmed by their scale but also confident that you’d be totally at ease spending time there.

A visit to the 35th floor party room and pool deck tops off a tour of the amenities, which also occupy the 7th foor.

The 35th floor deck has panoramic views, a fire pit, a pool and a variety of seating options.

The terrace along the south side of the 35th floor runs the length of the building and has a variety of seating options in semi-private areas punctuated by colorful planters.

The 35th floor deck also has a grilling area with a sheltered table that comfortably seats 10 – great for a group gathering or meeting other residents. There are additional grilling stations on the 7th floor’s sprawling landscaped deck.

State & Chestnut is a pet-friendly, smoke-free, full-amenity tower with 24/7 door staff in a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly, steps-to-everything location. Floor plans and near real-time availability info can be accessed online.

An on-site leasing center is open daily. The office has been busy, and the building is filling rapidly, so it’s a good idea to check rent and availability of your preferred apartment and schedule an appointment before visiting.

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September specials at McClurg Court apartments in Streeterville http://yochicago.com/september-specials-at-mcclurg-court-apartments-in-streeterville/40996/ http://yochicago.com/september-specials-at-mcclurg-court-apartments-in-streeterville/40996/#comments Wed, 02 Sep 2015 05:08:02 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40996

Move into one of the spacious apartments at McClurg Court by the end of September and you’ll save on your first month’s rent.

The discount is $500 on studio, convertible and non-corner 1-bedrooms, $1,000 on corner 1-bedrooms and a free month on all 2- and 3-bedroom apartments and penthouses.

Studios at McClurg Court start at just $1,475 a month, convertibles at $1,555, non-corner 1-bedrooms at $1,672, corner 1-bedrooms at $1,857 and 2-bedrooms at $2,805.

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

McClurg Court residents enjoy a heart-of-Streeterville location, a large indoor pool and whirlpool, a sprawling sun deck, three indoor tennis courts, a fitness center, resident lounges, a business center, on-site leasing, management and maintenance staff, and 24/7 door staff.

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Is AptAmigo an outlaw enterprise? http://yochicago.com/isi-aptamigo-an-outlaw-enterprise/40987/ http://yochicago.com/isi-aptamigo-an-outlaw-enterprise/40987/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:32:06 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=40987

We recently called attention to the wholesale infringement of YoChicago’s copyrighted images by the new AptAmigo website. Those photos have all been removed from AptAmigo, several of them after having been reposted on the site.

Since that time we’ve heard from a number of photographers who’ve reported that their images also appeared on the AptAmigo site without their knowledge or permission, and other images have been removed from the site after we notified the photographers.

Dan Willenborg, the Co-founder and CEO of AptAmigo had claimed to me that his site’s infringement of more than 50 of our images was “unintentional.” I don’t know how anyone can do anything that many times without intending to do it. And I don’t know how any site that has, according to a Tribune article, a Harvard Law grad (Matthew Schoenfeld) as a co-founder, can be unaware of the requirements of copyright law.

When I look at the AptAmigo site I wonder whether it has secured rights to use any of the images there.

Willenborg did have the good sense to remove from AptAmigo’s Facebook page the photographic evidence of AptAmigo’s defacement of CTA property that you can see in the above screen cap.

In the past several days we’ve been hearing reports that AptAmigo has been distributing flyers door-to-door in high-rise buildings, to the dismay of the properties involved and in violation of their wishes and potential violation of municipal ordinances.

At least one of the endorsements on AptAmigo’s home page is in clear violation of Federal Trade Commission guidelines on endorsements (pdf), since it fails to disclose Alex’s relationship with the site. The endorsement is difficult to square with the quote that Willenborg gave to another media outlet about his own living arrangements.

You can dismiss my concerns about AptAmigo, if you wish, as unease about the launch of a potential competitor for advertising revenue. I’d suggest, however, that you ask yourself whether you’d trust your personal information to a site that operates as AptAmigo has.

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Today’s spotlight deal – two-bedrooms at West Loop’s new JeffJack http://yochicago.com/todays-spotlight-deal-two-bedrooms-at-west-loops-new-jeffjack/40984/ http://yochicago.com/todays-spotlight-deal-two-bedrooms-at-west-loops-new-jeffjack/40984/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:49:06 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40984

JeffJack, a hot new tower in the West Loop, has a few 2-bedroom, 2-baths available now – and no additional ones coming available until next spring. JeffJack is waiving its $400 admin fee for the available units and including a free storage locker.

One of the 2-bedrooms has a rent reduction to $3,145 a month and the other three, renting from $3,245 to $3,425 a month will receive a credit of $1,000 toward their first month’s rent.


JeffJack apartments have a loft aesthetic, with floor-to-ceiling windows, high ceilings and exposed concrete beams and ceilings. The apartments have designer finishes and in-unit washer / dryers.

JeffJack is a pet-friendly, smoke-free, full-amenity community with 24/7 door staff. JeffJack has on-site leasing, management and maintenance staff.

The leasing office is open daily on-site, and walk-ins are welcome, no appointment necessary. You can access near real-time rent and availability info prior to your visit.

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New City apartments boast unmatched luxury details http://yochicago.com/new-city-apartments-boast-unmatched-luxury-details/40981/ http://yochicago.com/new-city-apartments-boast-unmatched-luxury-details/40981/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:09:32 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40981

The New City apartments in the sprawling New City retail / restaurant / entertainment / office complex boast finishes and details that will surprise and delight you.

One-bedroom apartments have oversized baths with double-bowl vanities, mirrored make-up cabinets, designer hardware and spacious walk-in showers.

Kitchens have built-in wine racks, quartz counters, under-mount sinks, gas ranges, built-in microwaves and side-by-side refrigerators with ice-makers.

Plank flooring extends throughout the apartments. New City apartments have private balconies with sweeping panoramic views.

When you visit New City you’ll want to spend some time focusing on the finishes and details – there’s a lot more to see.

New City is a full-amenity, full-service, pet-friendly community with 199 studio, convertible, 1- and 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments. Floor plans are available online. The leasing office is open daily on-site.

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Tour a one-bedroom apartment at the new E2 in Evanston http://yochicago.com/tour-a-one-bedroom-apartment-at-the-new-e2-in-evanston/40972/ http://yochicago.com/tour-a-one-bedroom-apartment-at-the-new-e2-in-evanston/40972/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 05:10:49 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=40972

E2, Evanston’s newest luxury apartment community, has five different one-bedroom floor plans. I toured four of them last week, all in the west tower, and had a favorite: the 1B plan.

The wood-look floors throughout the unit and 9-foot ceilings are standards at E2 apartments. The feature that set this unit apart was a well-defined nook in the living area that’s ideal for a home office desk with shelves above, a buffet cabinet, a large bookcase, an armoire or .. let your imagination loose.

The open plan living area has space for breakfast bar seating and a dining table that can seat more than four.

South-facing windows brighten up the unit and offer a view of downtown Evanston.

Kitchen finishes are also typical of E2: quartz counters, 42-inch cabinets, stainless steel appliances, a glass-tile backsplash, an under-mount sink and a breakfast bar island.

The bedroom is large enough for multiple nightstands and a chest of drawers.

The bath opens off the entry foyer, a plus for people who entertain at home or couples who prepare for the day on different schedules.

E2 boasts a lavish suite of amenities, far surpassing anything previously available in Evanston and rivalling the best downtown buildings.

Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info for E2′s studio to 3-bedroom apartments and townhomes can be accessed online.

E2 is a full-amenity, high-service, pet-friendly new community. The on-site leasing office is open daily at 1890 Maple Ave.

Note: E2 is a YoChicago advertiser.

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Furnished short-term apartments at Optima Center in Streeterville http://yochicago.com/furnished-short-term-apartments-at-optima-center-in-streeterville/40970/ http://yochicago.com/furnished-short-term-apartments-at-optima-center-in-streeterville/40970/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:32:38 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40970

Optima Center is a 2-year old luxury apartment tower a block from Michigan Avenue in Streeterville.

Optima Center has extensive amenities, including a full-floor fitness and aquatic center with a wraparound terrace, a half-floor resident club with another sprawling terrace, and a rooftop sundeck with a hydrotherapy pool, fire pits, gas grills and dramatic panoramic views.

Join YoChicago in the video for a tour of a 31st floor corner two-bedroom, two-bath apartment with great views.

Suite Home Chicago offers a variety of furnished short-term corporate apartments at Optima Center.

Suite Home Chicago’s apartments have everything you need to feel at home, and hotel-like services to ensure your comfort.

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Why Rachel, Rafael and Joe rented at Gateway West Loop http://yochicago.com/why-rachel-rafael-and-joe-rented-at-gateway-west-loop/40968/ http://yochicago.com/why-rachel-rafael-and-joe-rented-at-gateway-west-loop/40968/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:20:13 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40968

There are as many reasons for choosing to rent at Gateway West Loop as there are people making the choices.

Join YoChicago in the video to meet three new Gateway residents and hear their reasons. Joe, who had an extensive list of requirements for his new home, sums up: Gateway “checked all the boxes.”

Floor plans for Gateway’s studio to two-bedroom, two-bath apartments are online, along with information about rents and availability dates. The on-site leasing office is open daily and furnished models are available for viewing. Immediate occupancy is available.

Gateway West Loop has a full suite of amenities, including a rooftop pool and sundeck with grilling stations, resident lounges and a fitness center.

Gateway West Loop is pet-friendly and smoke-free. The building has on-site leasing and management staff, 24/7 front desk and concierge service, and valet dry cleaning service by Pressbox.

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Start your South Loop condo tour with breakfast http://yochicago.com/start-your-south-loop-condo-tour-with-breakfast/40955/ http://yochicago.com/start-your-south-loop-condo-tour-with-breakfast/40955/#comments Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:10:07 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40955

Residents of the stylish new condos at 1345 Wabash in the South Loop can enjoy great dining options without venturing beyond the block they live on.

Gioco, Asian Outpost, Flo & Santos and The Scout are just a few doors north

You can visit one of those popular venues after touring the furnished models at 1345 Wabash, or you can preface your condo tour with one of the great nearby breakfast spots.


Yolk, The Bongo Room, Artist’s Café and Eleven City Diner are a few of the options just a few minutes’ walk from 1345 Wabash and from the CTA Red Line stop at Roosevelt Rd.

Standard finishes at 1345 Wabasjinclude Florense Brazilian cabinetry, quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances, Duravit bathrooms with TransCeramica architectural tile and Grohe plumbing fixtures.

Move-in ready one-bedrooms start at $228,900 two-bedrooms at $294,900. The 1345 Wabash sales center is open on-site, and furnished models are available for viewing.

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Rent a River North one-bedroom for less than many studios http://yochicago.com/rent-a-river-north-one-bedroom-for-less-than-many-studios/40957/ http://yochicago.com/rent-a-river-north-one-bedroom-for-less-than-many-studios/40957/#comments Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:08:19 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40957

If you’re looking for a studio in River North, you might be surprised to learn that you can afford a 1-bedroom at 55 West Chestnut.

Currently available 1-bedrooms start at just $1,595 a month.


55 West Chestnut is a boutique high-rise with a business center, a fitness room, a resident lounge, and a large sundeck.

55 West Chestnut has dozens of bars and restaurants and several grocery stores within a short walk. The CTA Red Line stop at Chicago Ave is a short walk away. The tranquil Washington Square Park is a block north.

Planned Property owns and manages nearly 4,000 apartments in prime near-lakefront locations in River North, the Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Lakeview.

Book an appointment online and save up to $300 on your first month’s rent.

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Full-amenity apartments close to the Cermak Green Line http://yochicago.com/full-amenity-apartments-close-to-the-cermak-green-line/40953/ http://yochicago.com/full-amenity-apartments-close-to-the-cermak-green-line/40953/#comments Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:04:39 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40953

The futuristic new Green Line station at Cermak provides quick access to the Loop, the West Loop, the IIT campus and the University of Chicago hospitals.

The Cermak station is just over a block from The LEX, a luxury apartment community that was built as a condo.

The LEX is a full-amenity, pet-friendly, high-service community with on-site parking and a range of 1- and 2- bedroom tower and loft-style apartments.

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

The Lex currently has a selection of 1- and 2-bedroom apartments available for immediate occupancy and occupancy through December. One-bedrooms start at $1,766 a month and 2-bedrooms at $2,389 a month.

The LEX’s location is near a growing restaurant, bar and nightlife scene, and has convenient access to McCormick Place, the new sports arena that’s under construction, Mercy Hospital, the lakefront and the city’s expressway grid.

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Sought-after 1225 Old Town has a few apartments coming available http://yochicago.com/sought-after-1225-old-town-has-a-few-apartments-coming-available/40937/ http://yochicago.com/sought-after-1225-old-town-has-a-few-apartments-coming-available/40937/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:10:46 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40937

The popularity of 1225 Old Town, a boutique high-rise at 1225 N Wells, ensures that few units are available at any given time.

If you’re looking for immediate occupancy in this full-amenity, high-service luxury building, your only options are 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments renting at $3,672 and $3,783 a month.

A few additional apartments will become available between now and October 1: a convertible at $2,497 a month, four 1-bedrooms priced from $2,890 a month, and a 3-bedroom, 2-bath with two balconies for $5,128 a month. Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info are online.

1225 Old Town has the Plum Market, Intelligentsia Coffee and Soul Cycle in the building. Starbucks, Snap Kitchen and Massage Envy are directly across the street. Wells Street just outside the building is a pedestrian-friendly, destination dining, drinking and entertainment magnet. The CTA Red Line stop at Division is a block east.

1225 Old Town is the newest full-amenity high-rise in Old Town. The building is pet-friendly, smoke-free, and has on-site management, maintenance and leasing staff, and 24/7 door staff. The leasing office is open daily. Walk-ins are welcome, but it’s a good idea to check rent and availability beforehand.

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New homes in Park Ridge, Palatine and Kildeer available for quick delivery http://yochicago.com/new-homes-in-park-ridge-palatine-and-kildeer-available-for-quick-delivery/40939/ http://yochicago.com/new-homes-in-park-ridge-palatine-and-kildeer-available-for-quick-delivery/40939/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:08:55 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40939

If you’re looking for a new home that you can move into without a long lead time, you’re in luck.

Lexington Homes, one of Chicago’s most experienced and innovative home builders, has homes available for occupancy now and in September and November. The homes have a bevy of features that surprise and delight new home buyers.

The homes range from sophisticated townhomes priced from the $360s to the $440s to a spectacular single-family for $845,000.

Available offerings, together with floor plans and finish details, are listed at Lexington’s website.

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Tour a one-bedroom model apartment at new Gateway West Loop http://yochicago.com/tour-a-one-bedroom-model-apartment-at-new-gateway-west-loop/40941/ http://yochicago.com/tour-a-one-bedroom-model-apartment-at-new-gateway-west-loop/40941/#comments Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:04:11 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40941

The West Loop was once a warehousing and distribution center, but it’s transitioned into the city’s hottest venue for bars, restaurants, night clubs and new office developments.

Apartments at Gateway West Loop, the neighborhood’s newest apartment tower, have a loft aesthetic that pays homage to the West Loop’s history. Looking to the future, the apartments are garnished with finishes and features that appeal to trendy and traditional renters alike.

The “12″ tier of one-bedrooms opens to a galley-style kitchen that boasts ample cabinet and counter space, quartz counter tops, a tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and an adjacent pantry closet.


The kitchen and dining area are open to a living room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a door leading to a private balcony that spans nearly the full width of the apartment.

The bedroom has space for large furniture and a window wall looking onto the balcony.

The bath has an oversized vanity with a quarter top, an under-mount sink, two banks of drawers and a wood-framed mirror.

The in-home washer / dryer is in a utility / coat closet just off the entry.

Floor plans for Gateway’s studio to two-bedroom, two-bath apartments are online, along with information about rents and availability dates. The on-site leasing office is open daily and furnished models are available for viewing. Immediate occupancy is available.

Gateway West Loop has a full suite of amenities, including a rooftop pool and sundeck with grilling stations, resident lounges and a fitness center.

Gateway West Loop is pet-friendly and smoke-free. The building has on-site leasing and management staff, 24/7 front desk and concierge service, and valet dry cleaning service by Pressbox.

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Start your Chicago apartment hunt at a Habitat community http://yochicago.com/start-your-chicago-apartment-hunt-at-a-habitat-community/40933/ http://yochicago.com/start-your-chicago-apartment-hunt-at-a-habitat-community/40933/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:53:16 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=40933

If you’re relocating to Chicago, you can minimize the stress of your apartment hunt by starting with a trusted brand.

The Habitat Company has held a spot in the top-tier of Chicago developers and management companies for more than 40 years. Habitat has built and renovated more than 13,000 units and currently manages more than 21,000 units in 5 states.

Habitat’s Chicago offerings include Asbury Plaza, Hubbard Place and Kingsbury Plaza in River North, Columbus Plaza in the Loop’s New East Side, Elm Street Plaza in the Gold Coast, Lake Shore Plaza and McClurg Court in Streeterville, Medical District Apartments and Twin Towers in Hyde Park.

You can access floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info at the building websites, and schedule a visit or apply online.

Habitat has been retained to manage the new 1000 South Clark in the South Loop, which will begin pre-leasing in October for early 2016 occupancy.

The Habitat Extras program is designed to ease your move and make your stay comfortable.

Building and vendor-sponsored on-and off-site events are a great way to meet new neighbors and neighboring businesses. Visit the building Facebook pages for a sampling of the gongs-on: Asbury Plaza, Columbus Plaza, Elm Street Plaza, Hubbard Place, Kingsbury Plaza, Lake Shore Plaza, McClurg Court, Medical District Apartments and Twin Towers

Habitat’s service-oriented leasing professionals at each of the properties have up-to-date familiarity with all of them. When you call, email or visit, they’ll offer suggestions about available alternatives if they don’t have an apartment that fits your needs, or if their location doesn’t match your requirements.

I’ve visited almost all of Habitat’s developed and managed properties over the years, and would confidently recommend renting “sight unseen” at any Habitat-managed property.

Note: A number of Habitat-managed properties are YoChicago advertisers.

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First look at a New City 2-bedroom model http://yochicago.com/first-look-at-a-new-city-2-bedroom-model/40928/ http://yochicago.com/first-look-at-a-new-city-2-bedroom-model/40928/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:25:53 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=40928

The sprawling New City development was alive with activity when I visited yesterday.

The enormous new parking lot was open, the courtyard fountain was bubbling, Dick’s Sporting Goods and It’Sugar had just opened, Z Gallerie was being fitted out and work was likely underway inside Mariano’s, ArcLight Cinemas, Kings Bowl America, Yard House, Adobe Gila’s,Earl’s Kitchen, Good Stuff Eatery and other venues slated to open this fall.

I headed for the New City apartment tower to tour three furnished models: a 2-bedroom, 2-bath, a 1-bedroom and a 1-bedroom plus den.


The apartments have a lot of character, with high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, interesting open layouts, wood-look floors throughout, private balconies and a variety of built-ins and upgrades over what you’ll typically find in new construction.

The northeast corner 2-bedroom has a curving window wall that looks out onto a sweeping view of the skyline – on days when the weather is better than it was yesterday.


The kitchen has an island with a built-in wine rack. There are quartz counter tops, more than ample cabinet and counter space, and a stainless steel appliance package that includes a gas range, dishwasher, built-in microwave and refrigerator with an ice-maker.

The dining area is large enough to accommodate a table that seats six or eight.

The master bedroom had space for a seating area. The master bath has a quartz-topped vanity with two under-mount sinks, a walk-in shower and a wall-mounted make-up mirror. All of the fixtures were stylish and superior in quality to most newer apartments.

The master has a large walk-in closet. The in-unit washer / dryer just down the entry hall from the master suite.

The apartment had a split-bedroom layout, with the second bedroom furnished as an office that can double as a guest room. The second bath also has a walk-in shower.

The apartment has a view over a patio lounge that has a grilling area. The patio overlooks the New City courtyard, which should be a vibrant scene when the retail, restaurant and entertainment venues open.

The apartment also looks out over the Apple store, which is adjacent to the CTA Red Line stop at North Ave.

New City is a full-amenity, full-service, pet-friendly community with 199 studio, convertible, 1- and 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments. Floor plans are available online. The leasing office is open on-site.

Note: New City is a YoChicago advertiser.

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Five furnished models at new E2 apartments in Evanston http://yochicago.com/five-furnished-models-at-new-e2-apartments-in-evanston/40920/ http://yochicago.com/five-furnished-models-at-new-e2-apartments-in-evanston/40920/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:10:15 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40920

E2, the new two-tower luxury apartment complex in downtown Evanston, has rented far more rapidly than projected, and units in some tiers are fully rented and others are becoming scarce.

Part of the reason for E2′s success is furnished models that enable renters to visualize how comfortably and stylishly they can live at E2. Five furnished models are currently available for viewing: a 2-bedroom, 2-bath and four different 1-bedroom layouts.

E2 boasts a lavish suite of amenities, far surpassing anything previously available in Evanston and rivalling the best downtown buildings.

Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info for E2′s studio to 3-bedroom apartments and townhomes can be accessed online.

E2 is a full-amenity, high-service, pet-friendly new community. The on-site leasing office is open daily at 1890 Maple Ave.

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Walk to the World Series from Lakeview’s new Halsted Flats http://yochicago.com/walk-to-the-world-series-from-lakeviews-new-halsted-flats/40922/ http://yochicago.com/walk-to-the-world-series-from-lakeviews-new-halsted-flats/40922/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:08:17 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40922

Halsted Flats, the first new full-amenity rental high-rise built in Lakeview in decades, is just a few minutes’ walk from Wrigley Field.

With the Cubs bound for the World Series this year, it’s a good time to lock in one of the few apartments available at Halsted Flats.

If you act quickly, you might be able to rent a 12th floor 2-bedroom, 2-bath with a balcony that serves up a partial view of the action in the friendly confines. It rents for $3,091 a month and has the split-bedroom layout that’s popular with roommates and people who work from home.

Halsted Flats is a full-amenity building, with a landscaped pool deck that boasts a whirlpool and a grilling area. The resident lounge, demonstration kitchen / party room, and a fitness center are on the pool deck level.

Floor plans and near real-time availability information for Halsted Flats’ convertible, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments can be accessed online.

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Rogers Park apartments steps from the Red Line http://yochicago.com/rogers-park-apartments-steps-from-the-red-line/40924/ http://yochicago.com/rogers-park-apartments-steps-from-the-red-line/40924/#comments Wed, 26 Aug 2015 05:06:34 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40924

Whether your commute takes you to a Loop office or a Lincoln Park or Evanston campus, it’s hard to beat the convenience of a CTA Red Line stop just outside your front door.

Reside on Morse has renovated studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments steps from the Red Line stop at Morse. Studios start at $887, 1-bedrooms at $1,135 and 2-bedrooms at $1,398. Floor plans are available online.

Restaurants, coffee shops, live entertainment and the Morse Fresh Market are all nearby.


Common-area amenities at Reside on Morse include a resident lounge, a fitness room, a laundry room, bike storage, covered and uncovered on-site parking and an outdoor patio with seating and grilling areas.

Reside Living owns and manages dozens of renovated vintage and modern apartment buildings in prime locations from River North to Rogers Park.

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Habitat to begin pre-leasing 1000 South Clark in October http://yochicago.com/habitat-to-begin-pre-leasing-1000-south-clark-in-october/40917/ http://yochicago.com/habitat-to-begin-pre-leasing-1000-south-clark-in-october/40917/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:51:03 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=40917

We’ve just received this news release on behalf of The Habitat Company:

Chicago-based The Habitat Company, a leading multifamily property developer and manager in the United States, announced it has been awarded the property management contract for 1000 South Clark, a new 469-unit luxury apartment tower in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood. The building, which broke ground in the summer of 2014, is slated for delivery in early 2016.

“We’re very proud to partner with JDL Development and iStar on their largest and most ambitious rental property to date,” said Sheila Byrne, executive vice president of The Habitat Company. “Residents have high expectations when it comes to living in a Habitat-managed building, so the endless list of amenities and top-of-the-line finishes at 1000 South Clark perfectly complement the high level of service synonymous with the Habitat name.”

The 29-story apartment tower will offer studio, one, two, and three-bedroom residences, with individual units ranging from 505 to 2,112 square feet. Additionally, the community will also feature six three-bedroom rental townhomes measuring 3,173 square feet which will include a two car garage. Select townhome floor plans will also offer four bathrooms. The Habitat Company will oversee leasing, with pre-leasing slated to begin in October 2015.

Units feature luxury finishes including high ceilings, panoramic lake and city views, custom kitchen cabinetry and Quartz countertops, stainless steel Whirlpool appliances, custom bathroom vanities with tile bath and shower surrounds, plank flooring, elegant interior lighting and full-size washers and dryers. Select units also feature floor-to-ceiling windows, custom Elfa® closets and balconies.

Designed with the latest recreational and social amenities, 1000 South Clark offers more than 43,000 square feet of amenity space including a 20,000 square foot outdoor terrace with grilling stations, an enclosed indoor pool and rooftop running track, a 10,000 square foot state-of-the-art fitness center, basketball and racquetball courts, virtual golf simulator and putting area. The community also features six separate lounge areas, including a penthouse roof deck, library lounge and wine bar, Chef’s demonstration kitchen, game room and billiards lounge; neighborhood bar room with customizable beer taps, news room and media lounge, board room and business center, automated package retrieval system, and on-site valet dry cleaning. A four-story garage attached to the west facade of the tower will provide parking for 327 vehicles.

The community will also offer residents the latest in pet amenities with a landscaped outdoor dog park, and provide full-service pet care and a boarding facility through its partnership with Bark on Clark ™.

“These modern, upscale apartments and outstanding amenities are absolutely what today’s luxury renters want,” said Byrne. “Add to that the community’s unmatched access to the amazing variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options that the South Loop has to offer, and we know these residences will be very popular.”

Located near Clark Street and Roosevelt Road, 1000 South Clark is steps from popular dining and night life destinations, Soldier Field, the Museum Campus, multiple parks, the lakefront, and shopping, including Target and The Shops at Roosevelt collection. The community is just two blocks from the CTA’s Roosevelt Red/Green/Orange Line station, offering convenient access to the Loop and both Midway and O’Hare International Airports.

1000 South Clark, designed by Hartshorne & Plunkard, is a joint venture between JDL Development, LLC and New York-based iStar.

Note: The Habitat Company is a YoChicago advertiser, and JDL-developed properties advertise with YoChicago.

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AptAmigo is not a friend of YoChicago http://yochicago.com/aptamigo-is-not-a-friend-of-yochicago/40902/ http://yochicago.com/aptamigo-is-not-a-friend-of-yochicago/40902/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:08:47 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=40902

Early last week I received a follow-up email pitch from Dan Willenborg, Co-founder and CEO of AptAmigo.com, inquiring about ways we might “work together.” I had ignored his original email.

When I visited the AptAmigo site I was shocked to see scores of copyrighted building and neighborhood photos that had been pirated from YoChicago without permission and without attribution.

YoChicago has published more original images of Chicago neighborhoods and buildings than any other real estate site, and our images have frequently been stolen over the years – but never on the scale undertaken by AptAmigo.

I reached out to a number of buildings and photographers whose images appeared on the AptAmigo site, and none of my respondents had ever heard of the site or given permission to use their images.

I emailed AptAmigo’s Dan Willenborg and invited him to call me. He did, and claimed that his site’s piracy of our copyrighted images was “unintentional.” That is, of course, a claim that’s laughable and utterly destructive of the credibility of anyone who would make it. Over the course of several days all of our images were removed from AptAmigo.

AptAmigo is not YoChicago’s friend, but is it a renter’s or landlord’s friend?

According to AptAmigo’s recently-revised privacy policy:

If you submit an inquiry through AptAmigo for a property on our site, we may pass along your Identity Information to the leasing office at the property we work with to show units at that property. The leasing office may contact you with pricing and availability information as well as additional information about the property.

We work closely with certain business partners and service providers and we may provide certain User information to our business partners and service providers so that they can offer or provide services to you.

The privacy policy originally stated, per the above screen cap, that a renter’s info may be given “to the leasing office at the apartment or a broker partner we work with to show units at that property.” It’s been changed since we alerted property management companies to the wording. The revised wording is different, but the substance is the same: when you click on a Contact Building link at AptAmigo you have no guarantee that you’ll be contacting the building.

When you click on a Unit Info link in the Units Available section of many building pages at AptAmigo you’ll find links to ads for rental services. A number of those ads have been placed without the written authorization required by the Illinois Real Estate License Act.

Is AptAmigo a renter’s or landlord’s friend? Not likely, in our opinion, and it will never be YoChicago’s friend. We don’t like sites that pirate our images, and we don’t like sites that facilitate rental services’ deceptive advertising.

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Watch the Streeterville show from new North Water apartments http://yochicago.com/watch-the-streeterville-show-from-new-north-water-apartments/40896/ http://yochicago.com/watch-the-streeterville-show-from-new-north-water-apartments/40896/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 05:08:11 +0000 Joe Zekas http://yochicago.com/?p=40896

The new North Water apartment tower boasts a prime Streeterville location that affords residents views in every direction.

Residents can watch the ongoing drama of Streeterville attractions that include Navy Pier, the fireworks at Navy Pier, Centennial Fountain, the boats streaming along the river and the spectacle of Lake Michigan.

North Water is a full-amenity, high-service, pet-friendly and smoke-free community. North Water’s experienced leasing staff can answer your questions or accommodate your pre-arranged or walk-in visit seven days a week.

Floor plans for North Water’s studio to 3-bedroom apartments, and near real-time rent and availability information can be accessed online.

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The built-as a condo edge in South Loop apartments http://yochicago.com/the-built-as-a-condo-edge-in-south-loop-apartments/40887/ http://yochicago.com/the-built-as-a-condo-edge-in-south-loop-apartments/40887/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 05:10:02 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40887

New condo developments in the South Loop faltered during the for-sale market crash in the last decade, and a number of them were converted to rentals. That was bad news for condo developers, but good news for apartment renters.

Burnham Pointe, 730 S Clark St, is a good illustration of the advantages that built-as-a-condo buildings offer renters.

Burnham Pointe has high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, private balconies, upgraded finishes and in-unit washer / dryers.

Floor plans are spacious and have good closet space. Kitchens have ample cabinet and counter space.

Six of the 1-bedroom tiers have a bath-and-a-half, a feature that’s great for couples and for people who like to entertain.

Burnham Pointe offers a full suite of amenities, including an indoor resistance pool, whirlpool and sauna. The fitness center has cardio and strength-training equipment and a yoga studio. It’s adjacent to a sprawling outdoor deck with grilling areas and views of nearby Printers Row lofts. The building also has a large party room and a business center.

Burnham Pointe is pet-friendly and has a private dog run. Parking is available in an on-site garage.

Burnham Pointe has a mix of 1- and 2-bedroom, 2-bath and penthouse apartments. Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info can be accessed online.

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Streeterville apartments offer the luxury of space http://yochicago.com/streeterville-apartments-offer-the-luxury-of-space/40890/ http://yochicago.com/streeterville-apartments-offer-the-luxury-of-space/40890/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 05:08:23 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40890

The Atwater apartment tower in Streeterville is known for its unusually spacious floor plans and space-expanding floor-to-ceiling windows.

Available Atwater studios start at $1,852, 1-bedrooms at $2,119, 1-bedroom plus dens at $3,114, 2-bedroom, 2-baths at $3,361 and 3-bedroom, 2-baths at $5,189. Apartments are available for immediate through October occupancy.

Atwater is scarcely six years old but has been updating and upgrading its apartments and amenities to maintain its status as one of Streeterville’s most desirable communities.

Atwater is a full-amenity, high-service, smoke-free, pet-friendly community in a steps-to-everything Streeterville location. Whole Foods is at the end of the block and Yolk and other restaurants are on-site.

Atwater’s on-site leasing office is open daily. Walk-ins are welcome, but it’s a good idea to check rents and availability before visiting. Atwater’s website gives you the ability to view floor plans and check near real-time rents and availability.

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New South Loop condos boast style, convenience, value http://yochicago.com/new-south-loop-condos-boast-style-convenience-value/40892/ http://yochicago.com/new-south-loop-condos-boast-style-convenience-value/40892/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 05:06:36 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40892

The move-in ready condos at the new 1345 Wabash offer a rarely-available combination of style, convenience and value.

Style-conscious buyers appreciate standard finishes that include Florense Brazilian cabinetry, quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances, Duravit bathrooms with TransCeramica architectural tile and Grohe plumbing fixtures.

The units have a loft aesthetic with 10-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, exposed concrete ceilings and beams, open spaces, large windows and private balconies.


The location offers unmatched convenience, with destination restaurants steps away, and Trader Joe’s, Jewel-Osco and the CTA transit hub at Roosevelt Rd just over a block north.

One-bedrooms start at $228,900 two-bedrooms at $288,900. The 1345 Wabash sales center is open on-site, and furnished models are available for viewing.

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K2 Apartments enhances the city’s largest dog park http://yochicago.com/k2-apartments-enhances-the-citys-largest-dog-park/40869/ http://yochicago.com/k2-apartments-enhances-the-citys-largest-dog-park/40869/#comments Sat, 22 Aug 2015 19:12:20 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40869

When Georgetown Company acquired K2 last year it immediately began looking for ways to improve the Fulton River District‘s newest luxury apartment tower.

As part of its efforts to ensure that K2 would be an asset to its neighbors, Georgetown reached out to 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly for suggestions. Ald. Reilly was quick to respond that local residents had been clamoring for more public open space for the neighborhood’s four-legged residents.


Georgetown responded by undertaking a complete revamp of its dog park, the city’s largest, and opening the park to residents of the surrounding area.

The results were unveiled yesterday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony with representatives of Georgetown Company and Ald. Reilly in attendance.


Dozens of K2 and area residents turned out with their four-legged companions to explore the sprawling park.



The event was an opportunity for residents and neighbors to socialize on a sunny Friday morning.


Some of the local businesses that serve K2 pet-owners were also in attendance at the event, including Worthee, 6 Mutts, Pooch Hotel and VIP’s Hotel.

Refreshments were available for pets and their owners.

K2 residents have a view of the dog park from the private bridge that connects K2 to Jewel-Osco.

K2 is a pet-friendly, full-amenity, high-service new apartment tower. K2 has on-site management, maintenance and leasing staff, and 24/7 door staff.

Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info for K2′s studio to 3-bedroom apartments can be accessed online .

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The panoramic view from new Gateway West Loop apartments http://yochicago.com/the-panoramic-view-from-new-gateway-west-loop-apartments/40865/ http://yochicago.com/the-panoramic-view-from-new-gateway-west-loop-apartments/40865/#comments Fri, 21 Aug 2015 05:08:59 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40865

Whatever your preferences on views, you’ll immediately grasp the appeal of the sweeping east view from the rooftop pool deck at the new Gateway West Loop apartments.

Look down from the roof and you’re looking at the Mariano’s grocery next door and the Whole Foods around the corner. Raise your eyes a bit and you can quickly gauge the time it takes to walk to a Loop office or drive to the nearby expressway ramps.

Floor plans for Gateway’s studio to two-bedroom, two-bath apartments are online, along with information about rents and availability dates. The on-site leasing office is open daily and furnished models are available for viewing. Immediate occupancy is available.

Gateway West Loop has a full suite of amenities, including a rooftop pool and sundeck with grilling stations, resident lounges and a fitness center.

Gateway West Loop is pet-friendly and smoke-free. The building has on-site leasing and management staff, 24/7 front desk and concierge service, and valet dry cleaning service by Pressbox.

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Act quickly for great deals on Streeterville apartments http://yochicago.com/act-quickly-for-great-deals-on-streeterville-apartments/40858/ http://yochicago.com/act-quickly-for-great-deals-on-streeterville-apartments/40858/#comments Thu, 20 Aug 2015 05:10:32 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40858

McClurg Court, a full-amenity two-tower apartment community, has some special offers available, but you’ll need to act soon to take advantage of them.

Move into any studio, convertible or 1-bedroom at McClurg Court by August 31, 2015 and receive a $1,000 rent credit.

Move into any 2-bedroom, 3-bedroom or penthouse by August 31, 2015 and receive a month’s free rent.

Apply on the spot at the time of your first visit and McClurg Court will waive ifs $400 admin fee. Apply within 48 hours of your first visit and one-half of the fee will be waived.

A great deal implies a great apartment, and McClurg has a heart-of-Streeterville location, a full suite of amenities, and spacious, highly livable apartment layouts with outstanding views.

McClurg Court is also one of Streeterville’s most affordable communities. Studios start at $1,536 a month, convertibles at $1,554, 1-bedrooms at $1,574 and 2-bedroom, 2-baths at $2,925. Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info can be accessed online.

McClurg Court residents enjoy a large indoor pool and whirlpool, a sprawling sun deck, three indoor tennis courts, a fitness center, resident lounges, a business center on-site leasing, management and maintenance staff, and 24/7 door staff.

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Renovated apartments near Buena Park’s leafy mansion district http://yochicago.com/renovated-apartments-near-buena-parks-leafy-mansion-district/40860/ http://yochicago.com/renovated-apartments-near-buena-parks-leafy-mansion-district/40860/#comments Thu, 20 Aug 2015 05:08:50 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40860

Buena Park is part of the larger Uptown community, but it’s truly a world apart.

Reside on Clarendon, 4157 N Clarendon, is in the heart of the Buena Park neighborhood, surrounded by leafy blocks and large, historic homes, and a short walk from the lakefront’s Lincoln Park.

Reside on Clarendon currently has a few studio and one-bedroom apartments available for immediate occupancy.

The sunny apartments have hardwood parquet floors, vintage detailing, updated kitchens and baths, and good closet space. Floor plans and approximate price info can be accessed online.


Reside on Clarendon has a first-floor lobby lounge and an adjacent fitness room.

The rooftop sundeck is a great place for residents to relax and tune up their tans.

A brightly-lit laundry room is well-equipped and has a lounge area and Pressbox service.

Dollop Coffee Co, a few steps away on Clarendon, is a popular local spot for coffee and sandwiches. BoJono’s Pizzeria is just north of Dollop.

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Halsted Flats is a standout among Lakeview apartments http://yochicago.com/halsted-flats-is-a-standout-among-lakeview-apartments/40862/ http://yochicago.com/halsted-flats-is-a-standout-among-lakeview-apartments/40862/#comments Thu, 20 Aug 2015 05:06:56 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40862

Halsted Flats is a gleaming presence in Lakeview, the first new rental high-rise built in the neighborhood in decades.

The aerial view, above, showcases Halsted Flats’ convenient location a short distance from the lakefront’s Lincoln Park and the friendly confines of Wrigley Field.


Whole Foods is a short block south of the building at Halsted and Waveland. PetSmart is in the building.

Halsted Flats is a full-amenity building, with a landscaped pool deck that boasts a whirlpool and a grilling area. The resident lounge, demonstration kitchen / party room, and a fitness center are on the pool deck level.

Floor plans and near real-time availability information for Halsted Flats’ convertible, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments can be accessed online.

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New City apartment tower welcomes its first residents http://yochicago.com/new-city-apartment-tower-welcomes-its-first-residents/40855/ http://yochicago.com/new-city-apartment-tower-welcomes-its-first-residents/40855/#comments Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:55:34 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40855

New City, the new luxury apartment tower at 1457 N Halsted St, has welcomed its first residents and opened three furnished models for viewing.

New City’s stylish apartments offer stunning views of the Loop and lakefront skyline, and dramatic cityscape views to the west and north.

New City offers the opportunity to live in a setting that will truly be a “new city” unto itself, with on-site office, retail, restaurant and entertainment venues slated to open this fall.

New City residents can satisfy many of their daily needs without leaving the complex. Confirmed tenants include an 82,000 square foot Mariano’s, ArcLight Cinemas, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Kings Bowl America, Z Gallerie, Yard House, Adobe Gila’s,Earl’s Kitchen and Good Stuff Eatery.

New City is a full-amenity, full-service, pet-friendly community with 199 studio, convertible, 1- and 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments. Floor plans are available online.

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North Water apartment tower is a sleek Streeterville standout http://yochicago.com/north-water-apartment-tower-is-a-sleek-streeterville-standout/40852/ http://yochicago.com/north-water-apartment-tower-is-a-sleek-streeterville-standout/40852/#comments Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:37:29 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40852

From a distance, North Water makes a striking statement on the Streeterville skyline. Viewed from the east, it’s a classic rectangular “slab” but with jewel-box detailing and radiance.

The 50-story tower hosts a Loews hotel on its first 14 floors, and lavishly luxe amenities and apartments above.


The dramatic views in every direction have been one of the factors in North Water’s rapid lease-up, and corner 2-bedrooms with balconies have grown scarce.

Floor plans for North Water’s studio to 3-bedroom apartments, and near real-time rent and availability information can be accessed online.

North Water is a full-amenity, high-service, pet-friendly and smoke-free community. North Water’s experienced leasing staff can answer your questions or accommodate your pre-arranged or walk-in visit seven days a week.

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Today’s rental deal: the West Loop’s hottest new apartments http://yochicago.com/todays-rental-deal-the-west-loops-hottest-new-apartments/40850/ http://yochicago.com/todays-rental-deal-the-west-loops-hottest-new-apartments/40850/#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2015 23:57:19 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40850

JeffJack, a new apartment tower at 601 W Jackson, rented up rapidly after opening early this year, but a few units are available.

For a limited time JeffJack is waiving its admin fee and offering a free storage locker and a credit of $1,000 on the first month’s rent on select apartments.

Two 2-bedroom, 2-baths are available at $3,245 and $3,305 a month. An east-facing 1-bedroom rents for $2,395 and a west-facing 1-bedroom with a balcony rents for $2,495.

JeffJack apartments have a loft aesthetic, with floor-to-ceiling windows, high ceilings and exposed concrete beams and ceilings. The apartments have designer finishes and in-unit washer / dryers.

JeffJack is a pet-friendly, smoke-free, full-amenity community with 24/7 door staff. JeffJack has on-site leasing, management and maintenance staff.

The leasing office is open daily on-site, and walk-ins are welcome, no appointment necessary. You can access near real-time rent and availability info prior to your visit.

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A sunny 2-bedroom, 2-bath duplex on the 606 Bloomingdale Trail http://yochicago.com/a-sunny-2-bedroom-2-bath-duplex-on-the-606-bloomingdale-trail/40848/ http://yochicago.com/a-sunny-2-bedroom-2-bath-duplex-on-the-606-bloomingdale-trail/40848/#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2015 05:21:06 +0000 sponsored post http://yochicago.com/?p=40848

2520 W Bloomingdale Ave Unit B, is a newer duplex up in a row of stacked duplexes fronting the 606 Bloomingdale Trail.

The ground level of the home has a sunny living / dining / kitchen great room with a fireplace. It opens to a large garden patio with space for grilling and entertaining.

The second level of the home has two bedrooms and two baths. The spacious master suite has a large walk-in closet and a completely updated master bath.

The home has just been listed for sale at $349,900.

Nicholas Apostal of Coldwell Banker’s Apostal Group is your host in this sponsored video. Join him for a look at the home and a visit to the 606.

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