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The window of opportunity at 1345 Wabash condos

1345 S Wabash

The construction elevator will be coming down soon and all of the windows will be in place at 1345 Wabash, the first new condo high-rise built in downtown Chicago in years. The closing-in of the building signals a closing window of opportunity for home buyers to lock in the most desirable units at currently attractive ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 29, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New South Loop condos target spring occupancy

1345 Wabash

Chicago’s real estate recovery will reach a milestone this spring when residents begin moving into 1345 Wabash, the first new condo high-rise in years. Some of the buyers at 1345 Wabash have architecture and style as their highest priority. Some have been attracted by the South Loop location’s vitality and convenience. Some have been swayed ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 22, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Own a stylish new South Loop condo for less than rent

1345 Wabash

If you want to live in a high-style, architecturally distinctive home in a prime South Loop location, you’ll want to visit the new condos nearing completion at 1345 Wabash. 1345 Wabash is setting a new standard in the South Loop with finishes that are familiar to readers of upscale design magazines: Florense cabinetry, Duravit floating ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 15, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New South Loop condos ease Chicago’s harsh winters

1345 S Wabash

It’s not too early to begin thinking about next winter. Chicago’s winters are a lot easier to enjoy when restaurants, bars, grocery shopping and public transportation are almost at your doorstep. Residents of the new South Loop condos at 1345 Wabash can visit Gioco, Zapatista, Asian Outpost, Flo & Santos and The Scout without leaving ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 6, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Meet Aleisha, a 1345 Wabash buyer

Aleisha, 1345 Wabash

Aleisha is a freelance writer who currently rents in the South Loop. When looking for her new home, her priorities were equal parts a convenient location and a live / work space where she would love to spend her time. At 1345 Wabash, she found both and much more. Here’s what Aleisha had to say ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 18, 2014
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Revere Flats, new condos in the Bell School district

2457 Irving Park

Noah Properties, one of Chicago’s hottest-selling developers, has just opened a model apartment at Revere Flats, 2457 W Irving Park Rd in North Center. The 30 units are in five 6-flat buildings in the sought-after Bell School attendance area. The units have the high level of finishes and all-inclusive approach that Noah Properties has become ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 18, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Brokers get first look at new South Loop condos

1345 Wabash

1345 Wabash, a new condo tower in the South Loop, was the site of a broker’s open house yesterday. Real estate brokers donned hard hats, safety vests and glasses and trekked up to view framed-in units on the fourth floor. High ceilings and open-plan living areas make the units feel spacious and floor-to-ceiling windows expand ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 12, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The South Loop has Chicago’s best new condos

1345 S Wabash

When you set out to buy the best new condo in Chicago you’ll factor in cost of ownership, location, architecture, unit finishes, and the developer’s track record. When you’ve looked at all of your options, you’re likely to conclude that only one new development rates an “A+” in all of those categories: 1345 Wabash in ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 3, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

New Bucktown luxury condos from Noah Properties

Noah Properties

Three new luxury condos have just been listed for sale at 2040 N Damen Ave in Bucktown. The 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath homes are priced at $1.2M, $1.25M and $1.275M, and they’re being touted as “single-family living on one level.” Just over a year ago Sergio & Banks‘ Melissa Govedarica, the listing agent for the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 2, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Are River North sellers poised to profit at 757 Orleans?

757 Orleans

River North’s 757 Orleans was one of the buildings that saw sales slow to a trickle during the downturn in the latter part of the last decade. The River North building eventually sold out in May of 2012 via a bulk sale of 39 units to an investor. Two one-bedroom plus den units are currently ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 2, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The views from 1345 Wabash in the South Loop

View from 1345 Wabash

I recently rode the construction elevator to the 15th floor of 1345 Wabash and climbed two flights of stairs to the roof to be greeted by the panoramic view you see above. You’d have to swivel your head from to side to side to take in the full panorama. The shots above are a more ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 24, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

South Loop condo building reverts from rentals

1555 Wabash at arrow

Condo sales may be heating up in the South Loop. Condo sales at the new 1345 Wabash, Adler Place and Harbor View are apparently robust enough to encourage what we’d taken to calling the “washout on Wabash” to switch from rentals to sales. The 176-unit project at 1555 S Wabash went into a Chapter 11 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 19, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A South Loop new construction update

1345 Wabash

We visited three South Loop new construction sites on Saturday to check on their progress. The elevator core at 1345 Wabash is topped out and the building’s top floor should be complete within a week. Window installation has begun on the lower floors. The 16-story, 144-unit new condominium development, the first in the South Loop ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 10, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Low-amenity new South Loop condos appeal with style and value

1345 S Wabash

While a spate of new downtown rental buildings vie to offer the most lavish amenities packages, some budget-conscious consumers are opting to buy new construction condos at 1345 Wabash in the South Loop. 1345′s buyers recognize that the sleek high-rise tower’s low-amenities concept translates immediately and in the long-term to lower assessments and more affordable ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 6, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A new dog park near new South Loop condos

Fred Anderson park

Dog owners at the new 1345 Wabash condos will have a short jaunt to Coliseum Park. The dog-friendly area there is being upgraded, and its shady tranquility will delight pups who like to watch kids at play. A bit further south, the new Fred Anderson Dog Park is taking shape, and it will set a ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 30, 2014
News & trendsMarket conditions

Available MLS-listed North Lakefront rentals on the rise

Kardas, Aqua

There were 946 homes, apartments and condos listed for rent in the local MLS yesterday in the six North Lakefront Zip Codes that we track: 60614, 60657, 60613, 60640, 60660 and 60626. That’s the largest number we’ve seen since we began tracking in January of 2012, when there 558 listings. Listings increased in all of ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 28, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A new level of style at new South Loop condos

1345 S Wabash

CMK has a nearly 20- year history of developing award-winning, architecturally-distinctive buildings that enliven their surroundings. CMK’s latest South Loop community, 1345 Wabash, sets a new standard for interior finishes and is attracting a style-conscious buyer who also wants a strong location and value pricing. 1345′s finishes will include brands typically found in pricier homes: ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 24, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

An aerial view of new Near North Side developments

Near North Side aerial

An aerial view of the area bounded by Clark St and the Chicago River, from Chicago Ave (800 N) north to Division St (1200 N) reveals a location with a large amount of vacant land and tremendous potential for development. Developer Steven Fifield has called the area, which is bordered by thriving River West, River ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 17, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New South Loop condos near dozens of dining and drinking venues

Giordano's

Imagine having dozens of dining and drinking establishments within a few blocks of where you live. Imagination will mirror reality for residents at 1345 Wabash, the first new high-rise condos built in the South Loop in half a dozen years. There’s a fabulous restaurant / bar cluster on the same block as 1345 Wabash, just ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 17, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Noah Properties condo seeks 30% price increase after 18 months

Noah Properties kitchen

This is a show we’ve seen a number of times before, and it’s generally had a happy ending for the home seller. A 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath Noah Properties condo at 4042 N Western Ave that was purchased 18 months ago for $329,900 has just been listed for resale at $432,900. We shot the above ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 15, 2014