Tag: FLATS Chicago

Is North Star leasing agent Zach Gotkin ripping off Uptown renters?

Is North Star leasing agent Zach Gotkin ripping off Uptown renters?

In a previous post we noted that we consider North Star Real Estate Group's Zach Gotkin an abusive liar. Gotkin had 1,602 abusively repetitive ...
Is Flats Chicago a vacation rental scofflaw?

Is Flats Chicago a vacation rental scofflaw?

Chicago's Vacation Rental Ordinance ("Ordinance") has been on the books for several years, but a quick scan of Airbnb provides evidence that it's ...
Are Flats Chicago’s Short Stay apartments properly licensed?

Are Flats Chicago’s Short Stay apartments properly licensed?

Chicago's vacation rental licensing ordinance ("Ordinance") imposes a number of restrictions and requirements on short-term rentals for transient ...
Lincoln Park apartments steps from the Metra

Lincoln Park apartments steps from the Metra

We've written so often about Flats Chicago's seeming ineptness and over-the-top hype that another post might seem like just piling on or kicking a ...
Is Flats Chicago practicing review fraud?

Is Flats Chicago practicing review fraud?

YoChicago has zero tolerance for the comment fraud and review fraud that some inept landlords and rental services seem to find attractive. Our Pri ...
A report from another discontented resident at Flats No. 5411

A report from another discontented resident at Flats No. 5411

Less than two weeks ago we were shown around Flats Chicago's 5411 N Winthrop by a dissatisfied resident. Yesterday another disgruntled residen ...
Flats No. 2500 – how overpriced is it?

Flats No. 2500 – how overpriced is it?

Let's compare two very different two-bedroom apartment options in Lincoln Park: one at Flats No. 2500, 2500 N Clybourn, and the other at Eugenie T ...
A first look inside Edgewater’s Flats No. 5411

A first look inside Edgewater’s Flats No. 5411

Yesterday I walked through the common areas and an occupied apartment at Flats No. 5411, 5411 N Winthrop in Edgewater, at the invitation of one of ...
FLATS No. 2500, 2500 N Clybourn Ave, Lincoln Park

FLATS No. 2500, 2500 N Clybourn Ave, Lincoln Park

FLATS No. 2500 is a 4-story, 27-unit apartment building undergoing construction at 2500 N Clybourn Ave, near the northwestern edge of the Lincoln ...
Grading Flats Chicago – Incomplete, Fail

Grading Flats Chicago – Incomplete, Fail

As Flats Chicago cranks up its hype machine with an eye on the spring rental market, we'll try to provide an occasional reality check. Start with ...
Flats Chicago still falling flat on Clybourn

Flats Chicago still falling flat on Clybourn

In June of last year we suggested that "when hype runs far ahead of performance in real estate the performance more often than not falls flat." ...
Flats Chicago – proceed with caution, renters

Flats Chicago – proceed with caution, renters

We've been following the progress – or lack thereof – on Flats Chicago buildings for some time. Our interest was initially piqued by what struck u ...
Behind the façade at Flats Chicago on Clybourn

Behind the façade at Flats Chicago on Clybourn

We've recently had a commenter claim to be a resident of Flats Chicago. It's likely that he's either a shill or a troll. Another commenter on ...
Media math not very sharp on Flats Chicago

Media math not very sharp on Flats Chicago

Nearly a year ago the Sun-Times' David Roeder reported that the seven buildings being branded as Flats Chicago totaled 1,200 units. Two days ago Cr ...
What’s up with Flats Chicago?

What’s up with Flats Chicago?

In mid-June we were told that Flats Chicago's projects at 2500 N Clybourn and 7722 N Ashland would be ready for occupancy in early July. That hadn ...
Will flat-out hype fall flat at Flats Chicago?

Will flat-out hype fall flat at Flats Chicago?

In my experience, when hype runs far ahead of performance in real estate the performance more often than not falls flat. Will that prove to be the ...
Stale quote of the day – Uptown floodgates are opening

Stale quote of the day – Uptown floodgates are opening

Here's the lede to a TimeOut Chicago piece on 1325 W Wilson, an Uptown building that began its life as the the Norman Hotel in 1929, was rehabbed ...
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