Tag: Apartments

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A time-lapse video of K2 from day one to now

A time-lapse video of K2 from day one to now

K2 at K Station, a 34-story, 496-unit high-rise apartment building in the Fulton River District broke ground last October. Its progress from then ...
Condo – a dirty word for apartment rental services

Condo – a dirty word for apartment rental services

A while back we wrote about 2-bedroom, 2-bath units in a full-amenity condo high-rise renting for the same price ($1,950 a month) as a convertible ...
K2 at K Station Apartments, a construction update

K2 at K Station Apartments, a construction update

Alan Schachtman is a principal in the Fifield-Wood joint venture that's developing K2 at K Station, a 34-story, 496-unit high-rise apartment build ...
Why PadMapper is worse than useless for Chicago renters

Why PadMapper is worse than useless for Chicago renters

One of our recent commenters touted PadMapper as a way to search for apartments in Chicago, so I thought it might be useful to take a look at what tha ...
Ready-to-rent furnished apartments at Randolph Tower

Ready-to-rent furnished apartments at Randolph Tower

Brook Furniture Rental, in cooperation with Randolph Tower City Apartments, is offering a "ready to rent" program at the newly-renovated tower at ...
The LEX is one-third rented after one month

The LEX is one-third rented after one month

The leasing office at The LEX, a South Loop condo tower turned rental, opened just about a month ago. I received an email update from a represe ...
Want a River North 2-bedroom, 2-bath with a stall shower?

Want a River North 2-bedroom, 2-bath with a stall shower?

Many people begin their apartment hunt with a list of "must haves," only to learn that some of the items on it can't be found in the marketplace. ...
Free Cubs tickets from Planned Property Management

Free Cubs tickets from Planned Property Management

It's been a landlord's market recently, but that hasn't slowed the pace of landlord marketing and promotional efforts. Planned Property Manage ...
Supplementing the Trib’s apartment hunting tips

Supplementing the Trib’s apartment hunting tips

Today's Chicago Tribune has an informative article about apartment-hunting strategies in what's currently a landlord's market. It's generally good ...
Meet Eugene, the lead concierge at Astoria Tower

Meet Eugene, the lead concierge at Astoria Tower

The role of the doorman in luxury high-rise buildings has evolved over time. The skilled people who greet residents at the door have become concie ...
Is EnV Chicago’s worst new apartment tower?

Is EnV Chicago’s worst new apartment tower?

I've recently updated our Near North at-a-glance apartment list and map with several new links to online availability checks, and added links to Y ...
Number of MLS-listed rentals hits another low in downtown Chicago

Number of MLS-listed rentals hits another low in downtown Chicago

For the second consecutive week the number of downtown Chicago homes and condos listed for rent in the MLS hit a new low. When we began tracki ...
Short-term furnished apartments in the Gold Coast

Short-term furnished apartments in the Gold Coast

If you'll only be in Chicago for a month or two, simply want to try out a neighborhood before committing to it, or want a walk to Oak Street Beach ...
The rent premium for a second bedroom in the Loop

The rent premium for a second bedroom in the Loop

Renters often begin their apartment search with a fixed notion of what they're looking for. All too often their expectations are dashed – the size ...
Five years on, some rents rise sharply at Kingsbury Plaza

Five years on, some rents rise sharply at Kingsbury Plaza

Kingsbury Plaza was nearing completion in River North five years ago, and we reported the rent schedule: studios from $1,096, convertibles from $1,195 ...
Lofts for rent at University Commons

Lofts for rent at University Commons

For nearly 75 years the sprawling complex that's now University Commons was South Water Market, six warehouse buildings that formed the city's maj ...
Want to buy a South Loop apartment tower?

Want to buy a South Loop apartment tower?

Crain's Chicago Real Estate Daily is reporting that 1401 South State has joined the ranks of apartment towers that have been put up for sale withi ...
Rent-to-own proves popular at 235 Van Buren

Rent-to-own proves popular at 235 Van Buren

The recently-launched rent-to-own program at 235 Van Buren has proved popular with buyers who are looking to hedge their bets on condo ownership a ...

Attorney General’s office declares war on Chicago rental services

Late Friday the Illinois Attorney General's office announced the formation of an inter-agency task force to combat what AG Lisa Madigan referred to as ...

Crain’s video visit to Randolph Tower

Crain's standout real estate reporter, Alby Gallun, was just wrapping up his video shoot at Randolph Tower, 188 W Randolph St in the Loop, when I ...
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