Tag: Apartments

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A downturn in suburban rents, occupancy levels

A downturn in suburban rents, occupancy levels

"One month's free rent" signs dotted the roadside last week as I traversed Lake County on my way to Fox Lake. The signs registered more vividly t ...
Neighborhood events are year-round at Oakwood 200 Squared

Neighborhood events are year-round at Oakwood 200 Squared

Want easy access to the best of Chicago's endless neighborhood events? Pick the right neighborhood. Residents of Oakwood 200 Squared, 210 N Wel ...
Real and Craigslist fictional rents at The Streeter

Real and Craigslist fictional rents at The Streeter

The Streeter, a 48-story, 481-unit apartment tower at 345 E Ohio St in Streeterville, was still in lease-up mode and at 56% occupancy when Yo visi ...
How to stage your guest suites and models

How to stage your guest suites and models

Home stagers face a lot of challenges when decorating models and guest suites for apartment owners and real estate developers. They need to del ...
The spectacular view from Echelon at K Station

The spectacular view from Echelon at K Station

You feel the absence of sunlight more keenly when you have a great view of Chicago spread out before you. And the panoramic view from the 37th flo ...
Tales from an apartment hunt – bathtub fungus and utility bills

Tales from an apartment hunt – bathtub fungus and utility bills

If you have tales you'd like to share from your apartment hunt, add them in a comment or email yojoe at yochicago dot com. Here's the sixth rep ...
235 Van Buren launches rent-to-own in the Loop program

235 Van Buren launches rent-to-own in the Loop program

235 Van Buren, a striking new Ralph Johnson-designed 46-story condominium in the Loop, is launching a rent-to-own program on selected units. On ...
Tales from an apartment hunt – phantom closets and howling wolves

Tales from an apartment hunt – phantom closets and howling wolves

If you have tales you'd like to share from your apartment hunt, add them in a comment or email yojoe at yochicago dot com. Here's the fifth rep ...
The Pedway is steps away from Oakwood 200

The Pedway is steps away from Oakwood 200

The Pedway is one of Chicago's greatest conveniences – and one of its least known. In winter cold and summer heat, savvy Chicagoans duck into t ...
AMLI’s South Loop project evokes strong opinions

AMLI’s South Loop project evokes strong opinions

A host of urban planner wannabes are passionately bashing AMLI Residential's proposal for a two-tower 398-unit apartment complex on the southwest ...
Tales from an apartment hunt – the John Hancock Center

Tales from an apartment hunt – the John Hancock Center

If you have tales you'd like to share from your apartment hunt, add them in a comment or email yojoe at yochicago dot com. Here's the fourth re ...
Caissons complete at 360 West Hubbard

Caissons complete at 360 West Hubbard

I stopped by the site of the new apartment tower under construction at 360 West Hubbard a few hours ago and learned that the caisson drilling was ...
Tales from an apartment hunt – like living in a dorm

Tales from an apartment hunt – like living in a dorm

If you have tales you'd like to share from your apartment hunt, add them in a comment or email yojoe at yochicago dot com. Here's the third report ...
AMLI adding apartment towers to South Loop

AMLI adding apartment towers to South Loop

Crain's Chicago Real Estate Daily is reporting that AMLI Residential has agreed to buy a South Loop site at the southwest corner of Clark and Polk ...
Tales from an apartment hunt – unreliable prices, disreputable brokers

Tales from an apartment hunt – unreliable prices, disreputable brokers

One of my correspondents, a veteran renter, has been sending me periodic updates on his experiences in searching for his next apartment. Here's hi ...
Panoramas from the Lofts at Roosevelt Collection

Panoramas from the Lofts at Roosevelt Collection

Earlier this morning I was at the Lofts at Roosevelt Collection with Kim Ashley of Brook Furniture Rental, one of our sponsors, and Steffanie Dan ...
Tales from an apartment hunt – brokers vs rental services

Tales from an apartment hunt – brokers vs rental services

One of my correspondents, a veteran renter, has been sending me periodic updates on his experiences in searching for his next apartment. Here's th ...
K2 construction, Marie’s view from the tower crane

K2 construction, Marie’s view from the tower crane

Marie Spear and Greg Hayes, the team operating the tower crane at K2 at K Station, are veteran members of Operating Engineers Local 150. They spen ...
Chicago’s best apartment website gets better

Chicago’s best apartment website gets better

Several months ago we opined that Apartments.com, a national site owned by a group of major newspapers, was the stand-out choice for renters searc ...
The 5-minute commute from Oakwood 200 Squared

The 5-minute commute from Oakwood 200 Squared

Residents of Oakwood 200 Squared, 210 N Wells St, enjoy an enviable commute to work in Chicago's Loop – often a 5-minute or less walk away. That's ...
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