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Tour a South Loop 2-bedroom with great views and upgrades

701 Wells 2905

Unit 2905 at Wells Street Tower, 701 S Wells, is a highly-upgraded 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo with the popular split-bedroom layout. The home boasts hardwood floors throughout, a kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a large island, and a gas fireplace. Both bedrooms have large closets. The master suite has a spa bath with double-bowl vanity ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 2, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Jeff Jack Apartments, 601 W Jackson, West Loop

Jeff Jack

Jeff Jack, 601 W Jackson, is a 15-story, 190-unit apartment tower nearing completion in Chicago’s West Loop. The building’s name reflects its location at the southwest corner of Jefferson and Jackson. The developer of the project is a venture that includes Dan Moceri. The architecture firm is Thomas Roszak Architecture and the general contractor is ...

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

Revel Apartments, 340 E North Water St, Streeterville

Revel Chicago

Revel is a 50-story multi-use tower at 340 E North Water St in Streeterville. The building will include a 400-room Loews Hotel, restaurants and bars, 398 rental apartments and 232 parking spaces. Construction began in November of 2012, and completion is slated for early 2015. DRW Holdings is the developer and Solomon Cordwell Buenz the ...

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

Own a new South Loop condo for far less than rent

1345 S Wabash

CMK Companies‘ 1345 Wabash, the first new-construction condominium in the South Loop in years, offers buyers a compelling value proposition: a high-style, architecturally-distinctive home in a prime location for substantially less than the cost of renting. A new 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo at 1345 Wabash can be purchased for $305,900. Buyers can currently lock in 30-year ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 29, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Countdown to Whole Foods at Streeter Place

Whole Foods

Residents at Streeter Place, a full-amenity luxury apartment tower, will soon have Whole Foods at the end of their block. Whole Foods plans to open the first of the seven former Dominick’s stores it acquired at 255 E Grand Ave in Streeterville. The store’s opening is slated for next January. In the meantime, Streeter Place ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 29, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Corner two-bedrooms with skyline views available at K2

View from K2

Three two-bedroom, two-bath apartments are currently available in the 01 tier at K2, the new full-amenity luxury apartment tower in the Fulton River District. The units rent from $3,580 to $3,590 a month. The 1,225 square-foot apartments boast an open plan with a living / dining area looking out onto spectacular skyline views through two ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 29, 2014
Downtown / Loop

Looking down on River City

River City

The faint of heart home buyer might think that the only way to look at River City is down. We did that, but in a more literal way, when snapping the above photo from a neighboring South Loop high-rise. When we checked in on River City condo prices back in January of 2011, some had ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 29, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

167 West Erie apartments, 167 W Erie St, River North

167 West Erie

167 West Erie, 167 W Erie St, will be a 39-story, 450-unit apartment tower in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. The project will include ground-level retail space fronting Wells St. The development received Plan Commission approval in August of 2014. Construction is anticipated to begin early in 2015, with completion slated for 2016. Chicago-based Mac Management ...

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

Echelon at K Station has the apartments and location you want

Echelon at K Station

If you’re looking for a luxury high-rise apartment with great amenities, panoramic views, a full-service grocery across the street, a park next door, convenient access to public transportation and expressways, and tons of nearby restaurants, you’ll find everything you’re looking for at Echelon at K Station. Located at 353 N Desplaines St in the Fulton ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 28, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Quiet foundations and breast cancer awareness at 1000 South Clark

1000 S Clark St

Residents at AMLI 900 in the South Loop listened to nearly two months of steel striking steel as pilings were hammered into place last April and May to support the new AMLI Lofts immediately to the north. Residents who stayed on may have been dreading the start of construction for the new apartments at 1000 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 27, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Streeterville rental shootout – The Fairbanks vs Optima Center

Optima Center

Optima Center is a new rental tower at 200 E Illinois in Streeterville. The Fairbanks, just to the east at 240 E Illinois, is a six-year old condo building. There are currently MLS-listed 2-bedroom, 2-bath units available in both buildings. Unit 2901 at Optima Center spans 1,217 square feet and is listed at $3,985 a ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 26, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A spacious light-filled landmark on Astor Street

1345 N Astor

The Edwin J Gardiner house, 1345 N Astor St, was built in 1887 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 14-room, 5-bedroom, 5 ½ bath Gold Coast home has east, west and south exposures, large windows and multiple skylights that flood the home with natural light. The home has been beautifully ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 26, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The distinct sub-neighborhoods of River North

River North

River North is bounded by Michigan Ave, Chicago Ave and the Chicago River. It’s a sub-neighborhood of the Near North Side community area. Unlike most neighborhoods its size, River North has no sub-neighborhoods of its own. One possible exception, recognized by some, is the Cathedral District – the area bounded by Michigan Ave, Ontario St, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 25, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

From the vault – Sweet Home Chicago, Fall 1988

Sweet Home Chicago

YoChicago started in business in 1987 as a weekly real estate newspaper called the Real Estate Profile and, later, Apartments & Homes. Among other activities we ran five home shows, most recently at Navy Pier in 1989, where we drew a crowd of nearly 20,000 over a 3-day period. Join us for a nostalgic look ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 25, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A view over Streeterville’s busiest new apartment block

545 N McClurg Ct

You can see a drilling rig and caissons on the far end of the large site in the foreground in the above picture. Construction is apparently underway on 545 N McClurg Ct, a 44-story, 490-unit apartment tower, office space and ground-level retail. Construction has also begun on the conversion of the River East Art Center ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 22, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Checking out a one-bedroom apartment in Streeterville

Streeter Place

I stopped by Streeter Place yesterday, for my first look at the model apartments. Streeter Place is a 54-story, 480-unit full-amenity apartment tower at 355 E Ohio St in Streeterville. It was completed in 2009. The “I” model is an east-facing one-bedroom that spans 846 square feet. The model was furnished in a minimalist style ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 22, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

K2 Apartments, a short walk from Chicago’s hottest neighborhoods

K2 pool deck

K2 Apartments, the new luxury tower at 365 N Halsted St in Chicago’s Fulton River District, has a keystone location that affords quick pedestrian access to the city’s hottest neighborhoods. The West Loop, River West and River North – the neighborhoods adjacent to K2 – are all just a few minutes’ walk away, and they’re ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 21, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Attend the Bash on Wabash, and check out Park Michigan Apartments

Bash on Wabash

The 1300 block of South Wabash Ave is one of the best restaurant and bar destinations in downtown Chicago. It’s also just a block south of the Park Michigan Apartments, 1212 S Michigan Ave, in the South Loop. Starting at 13th and Wabash, a few steps south will take you to Gioco, Zapatista, Asian Outpost, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 21, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New lofts underway in Streeterville

River East

Building permits have been issued and work has begun on the conversion of the former River East Art Center building at 445 E Illinois into 285 loft apartments. Preliminary signage has been posted on the site. A website is expected to go live in about a week, and pre-leasing activity will begin shortly. The development ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 20, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Assembling the South Loop’s newest condos

1345 S Wabash

The site of 1345 Wabash, the first new condo development built in the South Loop in years, is currently a busy staging area for skilled trades shaping and assembling a bewildering variety of forms and materials. The end result of all the activity will be a sleek building that makes a distinctive statement in the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 20, 2014