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Downtown Chicago apartment deals and finds, 3/27/15

The LEX

The leasing office and four furnished models are now open at Jeff Jack, a new West Loop apartment tower at 601 W Jackson. JeffJack is offering a month’s free rent on 1- and 2-bedroom apartments. The new OneEleven apartment tower has spectacular north views over the river, and a 3-bedroom available now for $4,600. Ask ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 27, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Riverfront luxury at OneEleven Apartments

OneEleven Apartments

When the weather warms up, the residents at the new OneEleven Apartments will have front row 50-yard line seats for the best show in town: the scene along the Chicago River. Better yet, OneEleven’s walk-to-everything location affords residents time to enjoy the show. The river will soon begin to come alive with a range of ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 25, 2015
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

New high-amenity apartments steps from Millennium Park

73 East Lake

73 East Lake, a new luxury apartment tower in the Loop, boasts an amenities package that rivals the offerings in much larger buildings. The convertible, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments at 73 East Lake also stand out. They’re spacious and have very livable floor plans, designer finishes and built-in desks. Convertible apartments span 682 to 695 ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 24, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A partial tour of 73 East Lake’s vast amenities

73 East Lake

I visited 73 East Lake, a new apartment tower in the Loop, yesterday and toured the amenities and several furnished models. The grand lobby is colorful and looks out on Lake St. The building has 24/7 door staff and on-site leasing and management staff directly off the lobby. Today’s post is a partial look at ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 19, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New luxury apartments steps from the Riverwalk

Riverwalk rednering

Residents at OneEleven, the new luxury apartment tower at 111 W Wacker, can look down on Phase 2 of the Chicago Riverwalk, which is racing toward completion.   OneEleven residents will have unrivaled access to the Riverwalk. The River Theater, directly across from OneEleven, will have steps down to the river and an ADA compliant ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 17, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The easy way to find a Loop / New East Side apartment

Aerial view of Loop

There are only seven apartment buildings in Chicago’s Loop proper, and another seven in the part of the Loop known as the New East Side. You’ll find all of them on YoChicago’s at-a-glance list of downtown apartments. The list gives you a quick snapshot of apartment types, amenities and pet policies at each building. The ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 16, 2015
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Apartment deals and finds in downtown Chicago, 3/13/15

OneEleven view

The new OneEleven apartment tower has spectacular north views over the river, and 1-bedrooms available now from $2,400.. The leasing office and four furnished models are now open at Jeff Jack, a new West Loop apartment tower at 601 W Jackson. JeffJack is offering a month’s free rent on 1- and 2-bedroom apartments. Sign a ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 13, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The scaled-up, upscale amenities at OneEleven

OneEleven view

The new OneEleven apartment tower is at the northern edge of Chicago’s Loop, just across the river from the densest clusters of restaurants, bars and nightlife in River North. It’s closer to the main attractions of River North than parts of that neighborhood and, of course, a short walk from Loop offices. I visited OneEleven ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 11, 2015
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Apartment deals and finds in downtown Chicago, 2/27/15

The LEX

The West Loop‘s Circa 922,, 922 W Washington, is offering two months free rent on new studio and 1-bedroom apartments and a month on new 2-bedrooms. Renters must take occupancy by April 24, 2015 to qualify for the free rent offer. The leasing office and four furnished models are now open at Jeff Jack, a ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 27, 2015
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Apartment deals and finds in downtown Chicago

JeffJack

The leasing office and four furnished models are now open at Jeff Jack, a new West Loop apartment tower at 601 W Jackson. The second month’s rent is free at Astoria Tower, 8 E 9th St in the South Loop, on select apartments. The offer applies to renters who “look and lease” for 15 months ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 13, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Furnished apartments in the Loop at Randolph Tower

Randolph Tower Chicago

Randolph Tower is a pet-friendly, smoke-free luxury high-rise in a steps-to-everything location in the Loop’s Theatre District. Randolph Tower’s extensive amenities include an enormous fitness center that will wow you, a skylit indoor pool, a business center with a conference room, outdoor decks with grilling areas, and a sprawling, colorful resident lounge with a game ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 3, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Downtown Chicago apartment deals and finds

Circa 922

The West Loop‘s Circa 922,, 922 W Washington, is offering a month’s free rent on new 1-bedroom apartments and a month-and-a-half on new 2-bedrooms. Renters must take occupancy by March 31, 2015 to qualify for the free rent offer. Agree to rent within 24 hours of your initial visit to Echelon in the Fulton River ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 30, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

More apartments headed for the South Loop

Clark & Harrison

The 398-unit AMLI Lofts opened recently in the South Loop and a 469-unit apartment tower at 1000 S Clark St is targeting occupancy for late next year. Hundreds of additional units have been proposed for sites at 1001 S State and 1333 S Wabash. Student housing is a major part of the residential market in ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 9, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Luxury South Loop 2-bedrooms from $2,138 a month

The LEX

In a market that’s seen skyrocketing rents in recent years, it’s comforting to know that a 2-bedroom, 2-bath luxury South Loop apartment can still be yours for less than $2,200 a month. The LEX, a newer full-amenity apartment tower, currently has 2-bedroom, 2-baths priced from $2,138 to $2,416 a month. The homes have the sought-after ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 6, 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
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

The reason it was called Cloud Gate

Cloud Gate

Chicagoans call Anish Kapoor’s Millennium Park sculpture The Bean, but its formal name is Cloud Gate. Viewed from the plaza level it’s easy to understand how the sculpture came by its nickname. Viewed from above in the right kind of weather conditions, it’s a gateway to and from the clouds. The above shot was taken ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 16, 2014
Downtown / LoopTips & adviceRenting

Should renters claim the broker bonus at 73 East Lake?

73 East Lake Chicago

Not all Chicago landlords cooperate with rental service brokers, but the ones that do typically pay a commission equal to a month’s rent. Several of the newer buildings have rented up successfully while paying rental services a flat fee per unit that’s well under a month’s rent. The new Loop apartment tower at 73 East ...

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

New models and a building makeover at Millennium Park Plaza

Millennium Park Plaza

If you’ve ventured south of the river along Michigan Avenue recently you’ve noticed that Millennium Park Plaza, at the corner of Randolph and Michigan, has been undergoing an extensive makeover of the commercial space fronting Michigan. Protein Bar, David’s Tea, Lids and a second floor bar and restaurant will be opening soon. The residential areas ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 9, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The sweeping views from The LEX apartments

View from The LEX

I visited The LEX, 2138 S Indiana, last Friday for a first look at the building’s spacious deck. The landscaped deck has an outdoor pool, a whirlpool, a large dog run, grassy areas and a shaded area with BBQ grills. Check back in about a week for a video tour of the pool and the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 7, 2014