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Downtown Chicago apartment deals and finds, 3/27/15

The LEX

The leasing office and four furnished models are now open at Jeff Jack, a new West Loop apartment tower at 601 W Jackson. JeffJack is offering a month’s free rent on 1- and 2-bedroom apartments. The new OneEleven apartment tower has spectacular north views over the river, and a 3-bedroom available now for $4,600. Ask ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 27, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Rent an Old Town three-bedroom with a rooftop pool

1225

1225 Old Town is showcasing a new furnished model of its 3-bedroom, 2-bath apartments. Available 3-bedrooms start at $4,442 a month. The apartments have everything on your wish list: wood-look floors in living areas, stylish kitchens and baths, private outdoor space and in-unit washer / dryers. The upscale Plum Market is in the building, a ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 27, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Upgraded homes in Streeterville

Atwater

Atwater, 355 E Ohio in Streeterville, refers to its newly-renovated apartments as “Upgraded Homes.” When you move to Atwater you’re upgrading to more luxurious finishes, more space, a higher level of service, and a superior location. Upgraded Home studios start at $1,800, convertibles at $2,209, 1-bedrooms at $2,500 and 2-bedroom, 2-baths at $3,564. Atwater is ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 27, 2015
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Old Town, River North, Streeterville and Gold Coast apartment deals and finds, 3/26/15

Scott

Planned Property is offering a month’s free rent on all 2-bedroom apartments at 1000 North LaSalle, a building with a private dog park. Chestnut Tower is offering a month’s free on vacant two-bedrooms for leases beginning by April 12. All apartments currently on the market are brand new designer renovations featuring new cabinetry, wood plank ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 26, 2015
DealsChicagoNorth Side

Look, lease and save at Lakeview’s Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats

Two northwest corner one-bedrooms are currently available at the new Halsted Flats luxury high-rise in Lakeview. The units rent at $2,234 and $2,444. The bedroom has dramatic 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. One of the available one-bedrooms ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 26, 2015
ChicagoNorth Side

The easy way to rent a great Lakeview apartment

Reside on Barry

Reside Living has renovated studio to 3-bedroom apartments in more than a dozen buildings, ranging from vintage walk-ups to contemporary mid- and high-rises in prime Lakeview locations. Reside on Barry is a 17-story high-rise at one of those great locations, steps from Broadway, with a CVS pharmacy and 7-Eleven at the corner, and a terrific ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 26, 2015
DealsChicagoNorth Side

Lincoln Park and Lakeview apartment deals and finds, 3/25/15

Eugenie Terrace

3838 North Broadway has just undergone a complete renovation and has stylish new studios available from $855 a month. 2756 North Pine Grove is waiving its dog deposit and dog rent and offering $300 off the 1st month’s rent on rehabbed one-bedrooms renting from $1,425 and rehabbed two-bedrooms that start at $1,915. The popular Yolk ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 25, 2015
ChicagoFar North

Completely-renovated apartments near Loyola’s Rogers Park campus

1246 Pratt model

1246 West Pratt has a classic façade, but everything inside is new. The building has new elevators, an on-site leasing and management office, a new laundry room and a rooftop fitness room with views of the lake. 1246 Pratt has bright, sunny and stylish studio, 1- and 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments with bleached hardwood floors, crown ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 25, 2015
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

West Loop apartment deals about to do a disappearing act

Circa 922

The West Loop‘s Circa 922 is offering deals on the few apartments that remain available at the new high-rise. For 14-month leases that begin prior to May 15, Circa 922 is offering 2 months’ free rent on studios, a month free on one-bedrooms and one-and-a-half free months on two-bedrooms. Circa 922 is a full-amenity, pet-friendly, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 25, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Riverfront luxury at OneEleven Apartments

OneEleven Apartments

When the weather warms up, the residents at the new OneEleven Apartments will have front row 50-yard line seats for the best show in town: the scene along the Chicago River. Better yet, OneEleven’s walk-to-everything location affords residents time to enjoy the show. The river will soon begin to come alive with a range of ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 25, 2015
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

K2 Apartments, surrounded by Chicago’s hottest neighborhoods

K2

The Fulton River District, home to Carnivale, Paramount Room, The Dawson, La Scarola, Piccolo Sogno, Emmit’s Irish Pub and a host of other restaurants and bars, is also where you’ll find K2 Apartments. The Fulton River District is bordered by Chicago’s hottest neighborhoods: the West Loop, River West, River North and the Loop. K2 has ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 25, 2015

Chicago rental service deceptions, net rent edition

Streeterville

Advertising a lower rent than what’s actually available in a building is only one of the many ways that Chicago rental services trawl for renters. Advertising a “net rent” when a building is offering a month or more of free rent is another way to deceive unsophisticated renters into calling or emailing. The typical free ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 24, 2015
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

New high-amenity apartments steps from Millennium Park

73 East Lake

73 East Lake, a new luxury apartment tower in the Loop, boasts an amenities package that rivals the offerings in much larger buildings. The convertible, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments at 73 East Lake also stand out. They’re spacious and have very livable floor plans, designer finishes and built-in desks. Convertible apartments span 682 to 695 ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 24, 2015
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Free rent at new West Loop apartments

JeffJack

JeffJack, a new luxury apartment tower, has an attractive close-to-everything West Loop location east of the expressway. JeffJack is leasing up rapidly and is currently offering a month’s free rent on 1- and 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments with a loft aesthetic and highly-functional floor plans. JeffJack is a full-amenity, pet-friendly community. Floor plans are available online, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 24, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The cloudy-day views from Chestnut Place apartments

Chestnut Place view

Chestnut Place, 850 N State St, is on the border of the Gold Coast and River North neighborhoods. Chestnut Place has 1- and 2-bedroom apartments and, due to the building’s unusual configuration, all of them are corners. Last Friday I headed for the roof of Chestnut Place to approximate the views from the higher floor ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 23, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The outdoor living scene at Echelon at K Station

Echelon at K Station

Days that tease with sunshine and warm weather hint at the outdoor living fun in a Chicago summer. The outdoor living scene starts just outside the fitness center at Echelon at K Station, a luxury apartment high-rise in the Fulton River District. The fitness center opens to a large, landscaped, south-facing pool deck with sunny ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 23, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New apartments near the best of the West Loop

Whole Foods

The West Loop spans quite a bit of territory and encompasses sizzling growth in jobs, restaurants and night life. If you want to be near the best of what’s happening in the neighborhood, you’ll head for the new Circa 922 apartments before they’ve all been rented. If you’re visiting on or after next Wednesday, March ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 20, 2015
North Side

Plan ahead if you want to rent at Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats has been a flat-out success since it opened just over a year ago as the only full-amenity rental high-rise in Lakeview. Only one apartment is available for immediate occupancy and only a few become available in April. You have more options if you’re looking for May 1, occupancy. If history is any guide, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 20, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Rent now to enjoy Old Town and Wells Street art fairs

Old Town Art Fair

The Old Town Art Fair is one of the best art fairs in the country, and it will draw a crowd to the 250 participating artists on June 13 and 14. The Wells Street Art Festival takes place on the same dates. The Old Town fair typically has better art while the Wells Street fair ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 20, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A partial tour of 73 East Lake’s vast amenities

73 East Lake

I visited 73 East Lake, a new apartment tower in the Loop, yesterday and toured the amenities and several furnished models. The grand lobby is colorful and looks out on Lake St. The building has 24/7 door staff and on-site leasing and management staff directly off the lobby. Today’s post is a partial look at ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 19, 2015