Tag: Apartments

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On Zillow, Trulia and hotpads, almost every rental service ad is illegal

On Zillow, Trulia and hotpads, almost every rental service ad is illegal

The headline makes a broad but defensible claim, and one that reflects grossly indefensible behavior on the part of Zillow, Trulia and hotpads. ...
Fifield closes on Alta, shifts attention to K2

Fifield closes on Alta, shifts attention to K2

From a recent news release: Chicago-based Fifield Companies and its joint-venture partner, Pacific Life Insurance Co. of Newport Beach, Calif., ...
Major Chicago landlords act to clean up Craigslist ads

Major Chicago landlords act to clean up Craigslist ads

YoChicago recently launched the Craigslist Apartment Cleanup with a goal of eliminating illegal rental service ads, which we estimate to be 95% of ...
Snap Fitness opening at Park Michigan set for mid-January

Snap Fitness opening at Park Michigan set for mid-January

When we visited Park Michigan, 1212 S Michigan Ave, back in September, construction was just about to begin on a new Snap Fitness facility. Snap F ...
Will the new West Loop Mariano’s raise nearby condo prices?

Will the new West Loop Mariano’s raise nearby condo prices?

Within the past week two of Chicago's more successful Realtors, both Prudential Rubloff agents, called my attention to the new West Loop Mariano's ...
This week’s South Loop apartment availability changes

This week’s South Loop apartment availability changes

If you've been closely following our weekly report on what's actually available for rent in the South Loop you'll notice some significant changes ...
Holiday cheer at South Loop’s Astoria Tower

Holiday cheer at South Loop’s Astoria Tower

Astoria Tower, a full-amenity new high-rise in Chicago's South Loop, hosts a series of events for its residents throughout the year. They're a gre ...
Apartment Savvy doubles down on dumb law-breaking

Apartment Savvy doubles down on dumb law-breaking

The Illinois Real Estate License Act makes it illegal for real estate brokers to run blind ads, i.e. ads that don't include the brokerage name, an ...
1225 Old Town over 85% leased; Plum Market begins construction

1225 Old Town over 85% leased; Plum Market begins construction

1225 Old Town, the sponsor of our Old Town Rental Guide, had leased more than 85% of its 250 studio to 3-bedroom apartments as of late last week. ...
A bulk sale of units planned at Buena Park’s Polo Tower

A bulk sale of units planned at Buena Park’s Polo Tower

Polo Tower, 4180 N Marine Dr in the Buena Park section of Uptown, has a long history with YoChicago and its New Homes Magazine predecessor. We ...
Crescent Heights acquires 3 acres of South Loop land

Crescent Heights acquires 3 acres of South Loop land

S Loop Chicago Development, LLC, a single-purpose entity which is part of a group of companies affiliated with Crescent Heights, has purchased app ...
State slaps $10K and $25K fines on Chicago rental agents

State slaps $10K and $25K fines on Chicago rental agents

The most recent summary of disciplinary actions (pdf) from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) includes the follo ...
Video tours of eight remodeled Evanston apartment buildings

Video tours of eight remodeled Evanston apartment buildings

BJB Evanston, one of our sponsors, owns and manages a dozen vintage and contemporary apartment buildings in a variety of strong Evanston neighborh ...
How landlords can support the Craigslist Apartment Cleanup

How landlords can support the Craigslist Apartment Cleanup

The Craigslist Apartment Cleanup is a campaign to eliminate the repetitive bait-and-switch ads placed on Craigslist by rental services / apartment ...
A video tour of Mondial, River West’s newest luxury apartments

A video tour of Mondial, River West’s newest luxury apartments

The architecturally distinctive 14-story Mondial, at 910 West Huron, is River West's newest luxury apartment community. Mondial was built as a ...
The whimsical Sky Club at Randolph Tower City Apartments

The whimsical Sky Club at Randolph Tower City Apartments

Randolph Tower, 188 W Randolph, represents the conversion of the landmark 45-story Steuben Club, built in 1929, into 313 residential apartments wi ...
Newly-renovated boutique apartments steps from the lake and Mag Mile

Newly-renovated boutique apartments steps from the lake and Mag Mile

The Seneca, a 1920s era landmark hotel just steps from the Mag Mile and lake at 200 E Chestnut, is being converted to luxury studio, 1-bedroom, an ...
What’s actually available for rent in the South Loop?

What’s actually available for rent in the South Loop?

If you want to rent in the South Loop, you can see all of your managed apartment building options on YoChicago's South Loop availability list. ...
Remodeled vintage apartments a half block from Lincoln Park

Remodeled vintage apartments a half block from Lincoln Park

The second you step into the spectacularly ornate lobby at 443 W Wrightwood you'll wonder whether you're in a great hotel, but you'll soon begin t ...
New apartment tower proposed for State and Chestnut

New apartment tower proposed for State and Chestnut

The drumbeat of new apartment announcements in downtown Chicago continues, and we've updated our list and tally of them accordingly. Crain's Chica ...
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