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Today’s apartment deal – a bargain-priced Streeterville 2-bedroom

Streeter Place

Unit 401, a 1,226 square foot 2-bedroom, 2-bath at Streeter Place is available for October 18 rental for $2,692 a month on a12-month lease. The southwest corner unit has a similar layout to the model in the video tour, above. To sweeten the deal, renters who sign a lease within 48 hours of their initial ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 16, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Today’s apartment deal: Spacious Streeterville studios with lake views, free rent

Streeter Place

The east-facing J-plan studios at Streeter Place, a luxury apartment tower in Streeterville, offer a lot of unexpected features. For starters, there’s space. At 655 square feet, the J-plan studio is larger than many 1-bedroom apartments. And then there’s storage: a large walk-in, a linen closet and a foyer that can accommodate an armoire. The ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 11, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Apartment deal – free rent at Streeter Place in Streeterville

Streeter Place

Streeter Place is a full-amenity, pet-friendly luxury apartment tower steps from a park, and a block from Lake Shore Drive and Navy Pier. Popular restaurants Yolk and Flour & Stone are in the building, and D4 is across a landscaped plaza. Join YoChicago in the video for a tour of a two-bedroom, two-bath model, and ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 4, 2014
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Rental deal – a month free at Lakeview’s Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats deck

If you’re looking to be the first person to occupy a brand new apartment in a luxury Lakeview high-rise, you have only one choice: Halsted Flats. It’s a great choice – a full-amenity, high-service community in a steps-to-everything location at 3740 N Halsted St. Whole Foods, Wrigley Field, the CTA Red Line and a blizzard ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 4, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Check out the apartment deals at Streeter Place in Streeterville

Streeter Place, at arrow

If you’re looking for a deal on a spacious apartment at a high-service, full-amenity tower in a prime Streeterville location, you’ll want to put Streeter Place on your must-visit list. Available studios rent from $1,853 to $2,451, convertibles from $1,875 to $2,350, one-bedrooms from $2,093 to $3,290, one-bedroom plus den units from $2,635 to $3,009, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 13, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Deals on Streeter Place apartments this weekend

Streeter Place

Wondering where you can get a deal on rent this weekend? Streeter Place is a high-service, full-amenity apartment tower in a prime Streeterville location. Available studios rent from $1,877 to $2,474, convertibles from $2,133 to $2,530, one-bedrooms from $1,958 to $3,003, one-bedroom plus den units from $2,486 to $3,009, two-bedroom, two-baths from $3,024 to $3,925 ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 8, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Rental deal of the day – South Loop 2-bedrooms in the $2,300s

The LEX

The LEX, a luxury apartment tower at 2138 S Indiana in the South Loop, currently has a selection of two-bedroom, two-bath units at monthly rents in the $2,300s. The apartments have 9-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, a gas-cooking kitchen that’s open to a spacious living / dining area, large balconies with panoramic views, in-unit washer / ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 8, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Rental deal of the day – Streeterville one-bedrooms with lake views

Streeter Place

One-bedroom apartments in the I tier at Streeter Place span 846 square feet of functional, efficient space. They boast a large, open living / dining area and a bedroom that’s spacious enough to accommodate a seating area or a home office desk. Available units in this tier currently rent from $2,096 to $2,735, depending on ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 7, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Corner 3-bedrooms for rent in the Gold Coast

1111 Dearborn

Planned Property currently has several 3-bedroom, 2-bath apartments available at 1111 North Dearborn in the Gold Coast. The corner homes are attractively priced from $3,250, and have space-expanding bay windows that flood them with light. Active roommates are attracted to the location for its proximity to the nearby bar, restaurant and nightlife scenes. The big ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 6, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The space-expanding views from Streeter Place

Streeter Place view

Streeter Place, 355 E Ohio in Streeterville, has a variety of studio to 3-bedroom apartments that are more spacious than many in the neighborhood. Square footage is just one measure of space, and not the most important. Streeter Place’s floor plans make efficient use of their space and expand it dramatically with floor-to-ceiling windows that ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 25, 2014

Free Chicago rental services and great apartment deals

Belmont Harbor aerial

Chicago’s piratical rental services would like renters to believe that their services are free. There are renters gullible enough to believe that, just as there are renters who are naïve enough to believe the claim that rental services will negotiate the best deal for them. Chicago’s rental services aren’t that naïve. They’re fully aware that ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 24, 2014
DealsChicagoNorth Side

Updated Lakeview East studios and 1-bedrooms steps from everything

500 West Belmont

500 West Belmont is a contemporary elevator building with large apartments. The apartments have updated kitchens and baths, a choice of laminate or wood-look flooring, great closet space and available parking. The Lakeview East location is close to the lake, the Broadway restaurant and bar strip and convenient to public transportation. Book an appointment online ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 11, 2014

Profiling homes that sell at a deep discount or at a premium

RealtyTrac graphic

RealtyTrac released an analysis today profiling which single family homes sell at the deepest discounts and which sell at the highest premiums based on four variables: foreclosure status, equity, occupancy and year built. According to RealtyTrac, the Chicago metro area had 4,365 properties matching the 5 profiles that resulted in the deepest discounts. The property ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 10, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Deal of the week: rent specials at Streeter Place

View from Streeter Place

Streeter Place, 355 E Ohio in Streeterville, just announced special pricing on select units. The current best prices for 13-month leases at the luxury tower are: Studio, $1,797 Convertible, $2,195 One-bedroom, $2,121 Two-bedroom, 2-bath, $2,648 Apartment features vary, but invariably include generous room sizes, good closet space, floor-to-ceiling windows, in-unit washer / dryers, and kitchens ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 28, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

The perks of high-rise living

K2 backpacks

The perks of living in one of Chicago’s high-rise rental towers extend well beyond lavish amenities, attentive on-site management, maintenance staff and 24/7 door staff, the creature comforts in the apartments themselves and a convenient location. There are welcome baskets for new residents, and a variety of goodies that might include complimentary umbrellas in the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 19, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Today’s deal – dog-friendly 1-bedrooms at the edge of the Gold Coast

1000 N LaSalle

If you’ve been searching for an affordable, dog-friendly one-bedroom with parking and an updated kitchen and bath, your search will be over when you visit 1000 N LaSalle. 1000 N LaSalle has a tree-shrouded, fenced-in, grassy dog park that will delight you and your pet, a variety of one-bedroom apartments you’ll be happy to call ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 30, 2014
DealsChicagoNorth Side

Today’s apartment deal – an unusual reverse courtyard in Lakeview

444 W Diversey

The 1920s were the boom years for courtyard buildings in Chicago, and they’ve been popular ever since. Most have a U-shape, but L-shaped courtyards are also common. Almost all courtyard buildings have their open space fronting the street. A reverse courtyard, with open space in the back, is far less common. The corner building at ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 16, 2014
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Rental deal of the day – Gold Coast corner 3-bedrooms

1111 N Dearborn

Three-bedroom apartments are in short supply in the Gold Coast, but Planned Property currently has several available at 1111 North Dearborn. The 3-bedroom, 2-bath homes are attractively priced from $3,100 to $3,400. The homes have space-expanding bay windows that flood them with light. Active roommates are attracted to the location for its proximity to the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 12, 2014
DealsChicagoNorth Side

Apartment deal – book your appointment online and save $300

Planned offer

A number of Chicago’s apartment buildings and management companies offer incentives to renters who book their appointments directly rather than through a rental service. Planned Property currently has one of the most generous rewards for online appointment-booking: up to a $300 discount on the first month’s rent. Planned Property, one of YoChicago’s sponsors, owns and ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 4, 2014

Lies Chicago rental services tell – negotiating the best deal

View over EnV

Chicago’s rental services often claim that they can negotiate a better deal on an apartment’s rent or fees than renters can on their own. Hearing that, you should be scratching your head and wondering why a property owner would pay a month’s rent or more in commission to a rental service and give a better ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 5, 2014