Tag: Apartments

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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 ...
Rent vs own on Astor Street – $20K a month or $5.4M?

Rent vs own on Astor Street – $20K a month or $5.4M?

A full-floor 6,000 square foot home just became available at 1555 North Astor St in the Gold Coast. It's offered for sale at $5,400,000 and for re ...
Fifield announces $104.5M sale of Echelon at K Station

Fifield announces $104.5M sale of Echelon at K Station

The news release just came across our virtual desk: CHICAGO – (February 2, 2012) Chicago-based Fifield Companies and its joint-venture partner, ...
$1,950 rent conundrum – an Aqua convertible or a 2-bedroom, 2-bath across the street

$1,950 rent conundrum – an Aqua convertible or a 2-bedroom, 2-bath across the street

Here's a good test of what you prioritize and value in your next apartment. Consider a convertible studio and a 2-bedroom, 2-bath in two different ...
Five years ago today the Tribune reported plans for Kinzie Station

Five years ago today the Tribune reported plans for Kinzie Station

The headline read 6-tower project planned, and the story began: A Chicago-based developer intends to build a $750 million residential project n ...
Are you the reason your rent is too damn high?

Are you the reason your rent is too damn high?

Jimmy McMillan, the 2010 gubernatorial candidate of New York's Rent Is Too Damn High Party, achieved some notoriety thanks to the many YouTube rem ...
Jonathan Jackson keeps tabs on building movements

Jonathan Jackson keeps tabs on building movements

Jonathan Jackson is a Technical Engineer with Plumbers Local 130 and a licensed land surveyor. When I stopped to chat with him at K2 at K Stati ...
Lincoln Park rental deals, Americana Towers and Eugenie Terrace

Lincoln Park rental deals, Americana Towers and Eugenie Terrace

Eugenie Terrace, 1730 N Clark St, is offering $1,000 discounts on the first month's rent on select studio and one-bedroom apartments. To qualify, ...
Edgewater’s Winthrop Kenmore corridor – Arson Alley and Appalachians and Indians tumbling like flotsam

Edgewater’s Winthrop Kenmore corridor – Arson Alley and Appalachians and Indians tumbling like flotsam

The so-called Winthrop Kenmore corridor has long been a troubled area, home to a largely transient population. According to Compass Rose: In th ...
Lincoln Park homes renting well below asking price

Lincoln Park homes renting well below asking price

This is the second in a series of videos from my recent drive around Lincoln Park with David Nadler. In the first video we looked at lakefront ...
Another River North apartment tower up for sale

Another River North apartment tower up for sale

The market for downtown Chicago apartment towers has been active lately, and River North has been the strongest submarket. EnV, 161 W Kinzie, ...
Ridding oneself entirely of the coal and servant problems

Ridding oneself entirely of the coal and servant problems

The documents prepared to nominate properties or districts for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places are often wonderfully enterta ...
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