Tag: Downtown Loop

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MLS-listed downtown homes and condos renting quickly

MLS-listed downtown homes and condos renting quickly

Back in November of 2009, when we began tracking MLS-listed homes and condos for rent in 14 downtown ZIP codes there were 1,927 units available. A ...
Great city views from this West Loop condo

Great city views from this West Loop condo

If you’re looking for newer construction, in a vibrant neighborhood with great accessibility and amenities, you’ll do well in the avant-garde Emer ...
Is this The Donald’s dream buyer?

Is this The Donald’s dream buyer?

You've had a helluva week. The IRS seized the contents of your safety deposit box – there go the bearer bonds – and foreclosed the lien on your ...
Carl Sandburg Village, Old Town

Carl Sandburg Village, Old Town

If you're a North Sider it's hard to imagine Chicago without Carl Sandburg Village – and even harder to imagine what Chicago's Near North Side mig ...
Presidential Towers, 555 W Madison, West Loop

Presidential Towers, 555 W Madison, West Loop

In the mid-1980s, Chicagoans on their daily commute into the Loop were amazed at how quickly four new skyscrapers were rising out of the ground. W ...
Quote of the day – the siege of Sandburg Village

Quote of the day – the siege of Sandburg Village

The Chicago Reader is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its founding this year, and reprinting articles from its earlier days. The articles don' ...
A Gold Coast apartment walk with Stephanie

A Gold Coast apartment walk with Stephanie

Stephanie Konow and Katie Bommarito, former apartment rental agents, recently co-founded Chicago Rentals Direct. Having acquired in-depth familiar ...
MLS-listed downtown rental inventory continues to shrink

MLS-listed downtown rental inventory continues to shrink

Back in November of 2009, when we began tracking MLS-listed homes and condos for rent in 14 downtown ZIP codes there were 1,927 units available. A ...

Rent Jerry Kleiner’s house for $16K a month

Restaurateur and designer Jerry Kleiner offers up decorating tips in the above video, using his Carnivale restaurant and his home to illustrate hi ...
Cermak Creative Arts District inches forward

Cermak Creative Arts District inches forward

The long-discussed Cermak Creative Arts District has taken a small step forward with the selection of architectural firms to perform the first pha ...
The penthouse space atop 200 North Dearborn

The penthouse space atop 200 North Dearborn

Chicago Magazine's Dennis Rodkin visited the penthouse at 200 North Dearborn on a much nicer day in the Loop than March 14, when I shot the above ...
New models, prices drawing location-conscious buyers to Trio

New models, prices drawing location-conscious buyers to Trio

"Seventy-five percent of the people purchasing from us are doing so because they like the walk-to-work, jump-on-an-El or get-right-on-the-expressw ...
Why they bought at 235 Van Buren

Why they bought at 235 Van Buren

The buyers at any high-rise development have varied motives for their purchase. For some, the views or the architecture are the prime motivator. F ...
Chicago, city in motion

Chicago, city in motion

"Welcome to a dream, living in Chicago." In the video, Austin Davis, a/k/a Elitenment and Elite, serves up an extended, upbeat, unqualified lo ...
Moving from the North  Shore to the Gold Coast

Moving from the North Shore to the Gold Coast

Diane Freeman grew up on the East Coast, raised her family on Chicago's North Shore and moved to the Gold Coast 8 ½ years ago. A real estate ag ...
A double-wide double-high in the city

A double-wide double-high in the city

Kudos to Curbed Chicago for finding this fascinating video of a modular home being assembled in a single day on a West Town site. Modular const ...
At 21.4%, The Bernardin tops downtown rent raises

At 21.4%, The Bernardin tops downtown rent raises

Six months ago we noted that Appraisal Research Counselors was predicting 8 to 10% rent increases in the downtown Chicago market. That prediction ...
600 North Fairbanks votes to cap rentals

600 North Fairbanks votes to cap rentals

A reliable tipster just informed me that the condo association at 600 North Fairbanks has voted to restrict rentals to 27% of the units, with a 3% ...
The Heritage condo considers rental caps

The Heritage condo considers rental caps

The Board of Directors of the The Heritage at Millennium Park condos, 130 N Garland Ct, is considering a rental cap at the building. An acquain ...
Are you a sucker for a farmers market?

Are you a sucker for a farmers market?

If you're a sucker for a farmers market, the public relations firm for River North's Parc Huron wants to play you for a sucker. This morning's ...
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