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K2 Apartments has a walk-to-work location

View from K2

The new K2 Apartments, 365 N Halsted St in Chicago’s Fulton River District, has a keystone location that affords walk-to access to the city’s hottest neighborhoods and office buildings. The West Loop, Fulton River District, River North and River West are seeing explosive development surges, with a raft of new restaurants, retail, office, nightlife and ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 24, 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
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Streeter Place hosts its first doggie dip

Streeter Place

If you’ve ever tried to coax your longtime companion into a swimming pool for the first time you’ll understand the wisdom of an oft-repeated saying: “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” To paraphrase another venerable phrase, “you can lead a dog to water, but you can’t make him swim.” The best course of ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 24, 2014
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A first look inside the West Loop’s new Circa 922

Circa 922

Construction at Circa 922, the new 11-story, 104-unit apartment community in the West Loop, is on track for mid-January occupancies. Renters can also take advantage of the building’s staged delivery schedule to sign a lease now and lock in a move-in date as late as April, 2015. Circa 922 is currently offering hardhat tours of ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 23, 2014
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Value-priced Streeterville studios close to Northwestern, Lurie hospitals

Streeterville

Streeter Place, a full-amenity luxury tower at 355 E Ohio St in Streeterville, currently has value-priced studios available for immediate, November and December occupancy. With 576 square feet of living space the Plan B studio works well as a starter home or an in-town apartment for a busy doctor or professional. The 14th through 38th ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 22, 2014
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Video – a 5-bedroom, 5 ½ bath Astor Street landmark

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 October 22, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Today’s South Loop apartment deals

Thumbnail image for Today’s South Loop apartment deals

Two full-amenity South Loop high-rises are offering “Look and lease” deals to renters who lease within 24 hours of their first visit. Featured apartments at The LEX, 2138 S Indiana, include a one-bedroom in the loft portion of the building for $1,522 a month and a two-bedroom, two-bath in the tower portion for $2,263. The ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 21, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Block Thirty Seven apartments, 25 W Randolph St, Loop

Block 37 apartments

Block 37, bordered by State, Dearborn, Randolph and Washington streets, is one of the original 58 Chicago blocks plotted in 1830. Block Thirty Seven is a mixed-use development on the site that includes a 275,000 square foot multi-level indoor mall, an office tower and a 34-story, 674-unit apartment tower that began construction atop the north ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 21, 2014
News & trendsMarket conditions

Have free rent offers slowed the for sale market?

Streeter Place view

More than a dozen real estate brokers have told me that the for-sale market slowed perceptibly and dramatically beginning several months ago. None of them ventured much of an explanation for what they were seeing and none of them, when queried, had any familiarity at all with what was happening in the high-rise rental market ...

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

200 North Michigan apartments, 200 N Michigan Ave, Loop

200 N Michigan

200 North Michigan is a 41-story, 402-unit apartment tower under construction in Chicago’s Loop. The first two floors of the building will contain retail space. Demolition of an existing six-story building on the site was completed late in July of 2014. A ceremonial groundbreaking for the new tower was held early in October 2014. First ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 20, 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
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Today’s deal – Look and lease a 3-bedroom apartment at Streeter Place

Streeter Place

Three-bedroom apartments are typically in short supply in Streeterville, but one will be available for December 23rd move-in on the 50th floor of Streeter Place. The home sprawls over 1,802 square feet and boasts dramatic views from floor-to-ceiling windows. The open plan kitchen / dining / living area has plank flooring, space for multiple furniture ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 17, 2014
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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
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Today’s deal – free rent at Park Michigan in the South Loop

Park Michigan

The Park Michigan apartment tower has a stellar South Loop location across from Grant Park and steps from grocery shopping, dozens of bars and restaurants and the CTA stops on Roosevelt Rd. Apartments at Park Michigan have great views, spacious layouts with open-plan kitchens, hardwood floors, wall-to-wall windows and generous closet space. Available studios rent ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 16, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Join the Fit Club at K2 Apartments

K2 Fit Club poster

K2, a new apartment tower in the Fulton River District, has a large outdoor pool, a fully-equipped fitness center and a basketball court / yoga studio to enable residents to get fit or stay fit. Residents who want more structure in their exercise program can opt in to the K2 Fit Club, a varying schedule ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 15, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Rent new West Loop apartments now for next spring

Circa 922

The first residents will move into Circa 922, 922 W Washington in the West Loop, in mid-January of 2015. The building, like every new apartment tower, will phase occupancy over a period of time beginning with its lower floors. Renters can take advantage of the staged delivery schedule to sign a lease now and lock ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 15, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Record number of new downtown apartments opening in 2015

Tower crane

Renters will have a bonanza of new apartment offerings to choose among in downtown Chicago next year. We define downtown Chicago as the area bordered by the Stevenson Expressway on the south, North Ave (1600 N) on the north, Lake Michigan on the east and Ashland Ave (1600 W) on the west. The downtown market ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 14, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

River West apartment towers take a step forward

Gonnella site

The rezoning of the former Gonnella Baking site at 1001 W Chicago in River West is one of the items on the Chicago Plan Commission’s agenda at its October 16 meeting. A Seattle-based developer is proposing to rezone the 1.88-acre site for two-mixed use 14- and 15-story buildings with a total of 363 apartments, 35,000 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 14, 2014
Downtown / Loop

Avant apartments, 347 W Chestnut St, Near North Side

Avant rendering

Avant is a 29-story, 330-unit apartment tower that is slated to begin construction in the first quarter of 2015 at 347 W Chestnut St on Chicago’s Near North Side. First occupancies are targeted for the latter half of 2016. Chicago-based Fifield Companies is the developer and Pappageorge Haymes is the architecture firm. Fifield also plans ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 14, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Today’s apartment deal: large 3-bedrooms at Walton on the Park

Walton on the Park

Unit 1902 at Walton on the Park, 2 W Delaware, is currently available for immediate occupancy at $6,500 a month, a reduction from the $7,015 listed online. The 3-bedroom home has 3 full baths and spans 2,165 square feet. Walton on the Park was built as a condominium and the apartments have the level of ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 13, 2014