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Luxury South Loop 2-bedrooms at 1-bedroom rents

Astoria Tower

If you’ve been experiencing sticker shock at the rents for 1-bedroom apartments in new buildings and despairing of affording a 2-bedroom, you’ll definitely want to expand your search to the South Loop. Astoria Tower has a convenient near-Loop location, a full suite of amenities, and 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments with great floor plans and condo-quality finishes. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 2, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Hard hat tours begin next week at new West Loop apartments

View from 922 Washington

First occupancies are slated for January of 2015, and beginning next week Circa 922 will be conducting hard hat tours of the new luxury apartment building at 922 W Washington. Circa 922 has a hyper-convenient West Loop location, close to Randolph Street’s hot restaurant row, public transit, Mariano’s, and the new Whole Foods opening in ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 2, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Video – Tour twenty Lincoln Park apartment buildings

Lincoln Park

You can sit for half an hour at an apartment rental service waiting to repeat the information you’ve already given over the phone to a rookie agent who will put you in a car and show you to rundown, hard-to-rent apartments that may or may not be in Lincoln Park. Or you can spend half ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 2, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

K2 Apartments has a walk-to-Google location

K2 / 1K

Google will be relocating its Chicago offices to 1K Fulton, a location Google Maps pegs as an 8-minute walk from K2, the new luxury apartment tower in the Fulton River District. If you were to make that walk today, along the way you’d pass the MID night club, a seasonal farmers market, a popular fresh ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 2, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

MLS-listed Lincoln Park rentals up 72% year-over-year

Lincoln Park aerial view

At this time a year ago there were 138 homes and condos listed for rent in Lincoln Park ZIP Code 60614 in the local Multiple Listing Service. As of yesterday that number had soared to 237, nearly a 72% year-over-year increase. Available units in Lakeview ZIP Code 60657 increased 45% year-over-year, from 157 to 228. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 1, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A mini-tour of the new Scott Residences in Old Town

Scott Residences lobby

It’s been just over 3 weeks since my last visit to The Scott Residences, a new 71-unit apartment building at the corner of Scott and Wells in Old Town. There’s been a great deal of progress during that time period, beginning with the opening of the on-site Starbucks. Signage indicates that Massage Envy will be ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 30, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Streeterville high-rise with new name, website gets another new name, website

North Water

Three months ago to the day we reported that the new

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 30, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The tower crane at Eight O Five is poised to jump

Eight O Five

Eight O Five, the new apartment tower under construction at 805 N LaSalle, had climbed to the 20th floor yesterday, on its way to topping out at 35 stories. Before the building can climb much higher, additional sections will need to be added to the tower crane in a process that’s known as a “jump.” ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 30, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Aviation Lofts, 1340 S Michigan Ave, South Loop

Aviation Lofts

Aviation Lofts is a 7-story, 49-unit apartment building in the South Loop. A Giordano’s restaurant occupies the ground-level retail space. The Neoclassical-style building was built in 1922 for the Interior Furniture Company and served as both a showroom and a warehouse. During later years it was the home of the Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical University, hence its ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 29, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

625 W Division Apartments, Near North Side

625 W Division

625 W Division is a 16-story, 240-unit apartment tower that is under construction on the Near North Side. Occupancy is slated for mid-2015. Portland, OR-based Gerding Edlen is the developer and Lend Lease is the general contractor. The apartments Information about the unit mix and apartment finishes is not yet publicly available. Views. The location ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 29, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Video tour – New West Loop luxury apartments at Circa 922

Circa 922 view

Circa 922, a new boutique apartment building, will be ready for occupancy in January of 2015 at 922 W Washington. A leasing office is currently open at 123 N Sangamon, an adjacent loft building that will share amenities with Circa 922. Circa 922 has a terrific West Loop location, steps from a park, dining, nightlife, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 26, 2014
DealsChicagoNorth Side

Up to 3 months free rent at new Lakeview East high-rise

Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats, the new luxury apartment tower in Lakeview, is nearing full occupancy after opening this past spring. Winter is also approaching, and that translates into fewer renters in the market, and great deals for those fortunate few. Halsted Flats is offering up to three months’ free rent for 15- to 18-month leases on select ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 26, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

A YoChicago special – Gold Coast 3-bedroom apartments

1111 Dearborn

Planned Property currently has several scarce 3-bedrooms available at 1111 North Dearborn in the Gold Coast. The homes have space-expanding bay windows that flood them with light and are attractively priced from $3,400. Availability is immediate. Active roommates are attracted to the location for its proximity to the nearby bar, restaurant and nightlife scenes. The ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 26, 2014
Far North

Somerset Place – is Uptown ready for upscale rentals?

Somerset Place

It’s been 10 years since I’ve been in Somerset Place, 5009 N Sheridan Rd in the Margate Park neighborhood in Uptown. At the time it was a place where you didn’t want to linger. It’s been over six years since I stopped by and took the above shots. I pass through the area periodically, but ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 25, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Today’s deal – a month free on a Streeterville studio

Streeter Place studio

Streeter Place has a good selection of studio apartments available for immediate to late-November occupancy. The apartments have gorgeous lake views, a large walk-in closet, an in-unit washer / dryer and the popular open-kitchen plan. Dog-friendly units are available. Streeter Place is a full-amenity, full-service building with on-site management, maintenance and leasing staff, and 24/7 ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 25, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

K2 Apartments awarded LEED Silver Certification

K2

Chicago-based Fifield Companies and national developer Wood Partners have announced that K2, the partnership’s 496-unit luxury rental tower at 365 Halsted St. in Chicago’s Fulton River District, has been awarded LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. To achieve the prestigious LEED designation, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, K2 ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 24, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Reasonably-priced luxury 2-bedrooms in the Fulton River District

Echelon at K Station

If you’ve experienced sticker shock at the rent for luxury 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments in a newer high-rise, you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you visit Echelon at K Station. The full-amenity, high-service Fulton River District apartment tower has an adjacent park, a Jewel-Osco across the street, and spectacular views of the city skyline. The location affords ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 24, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

An updated look at Wolf Point

Wolf Point 9/19

Construction on the 48-story, 510-unit apartment tower at Wolf Point began early this year. If it appears that the project is progressing slowly, the reason is the enormous amount of infrastructure work that needed to be complete before the tower could begin to rise. The first level of the apartment tower appears to be nearing ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 22, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New one-bedrooms with balconies in a foodie’s paradise

K2 pool

K2 a new luxury apartment tower in the Fulton River District, is a foodie’s paradise. K2′s gateway location affords its residents convenient access to the restaurant clusters in the West Loop, River North and River West, and the Fulton River District itself. Many of the local restaurants have delivery and take-out options, and Fooda vendors ...

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

Today’s apartment deal – large, dog-friendly Streeterville one-bedrooms

Streeter Place view

The “I” tier one-bedrooms at Streeter Place boast expansive views over a nearby park toward the lake. The park is a popular gathering spot for dog owners. The “I” tier one-bedrooms span 846 square feet, nearly one-third more space than you’ll find in many area one-bedrooms. The apartments have floor-to-ceiling windows, wood-look or carpet flooring ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 19, 2014