Tag: Loop

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A 235 Van Buren owners' party at the Metropolitan Club

A 235 Van Buren owners' party at the Metropolitan Club

The posh and prestigious Metropolitan Club sprawls over the 66th and 67th floors of the Willis Tower, located two short blocks from 235 Van Buren. R ...
The amenities are in the living spaces at 235 Van Buren

The amenities are in the living spaces at 235 Van Buren

That's Brad Butler's take on the new home he and his life partner bought at 235 Van Buren in Chicago's Loop. Butler previously lived in an amenity- ...
Why Jackie bought at 235 Van Buren

Why Jackie bought at 235 Van Buren

Last month Joe Zekas met Jackie, who works in the financial services industry, at Cactus Bar & Grill, a popular venue located just around the corner ...

The Loop: From hot to…?

What the old Yo staff said about The Loop and the New East Side / Lakeshore East in a 2007 write-up of Chicago's hottest 'hoods: Median condo: $325, ...
The four sides of Park Monroe

The four sides of Park Monroe

How much does a view matter at Park Monroe (the big gray box near the center of the pic at right)? Quite a bit, especially when it comes to pricing. ...

Woodstock: How eight lakeside locations fared in first-half foreclosure filings

A couple weeks ago, the Woodstock Institute released foreclosure numbers for the first six months of 2010 (PDF), broken down by community area. Listed ...
Why Philip and Erika bought at 235 Van Buren

Why Philip and Erika bought at 235 Van Buren

Erika teaches English in a Chicago public high school. Philip works for the Chicago Architecture Foundation. After 5 years living in a "workers' co ...
Neno and Shivam on 235 Van Buren: Low assessments, working with CMK, and tips for condo buyers

Neno and Shivam on 235 Van Buren: Low assessments, working with CMK, and tips for condo buyers

In the second half of their interview with Joe Zekas, Neno and Shivam, two new homeowners at 235 Van Buren, talk about the upside of living in a low ...
Yo's list – a guide to renting Loop / New East Side apartments and condos

Yo's list – a guide to renting Loop / New East Side apartments and condos

There are 1,000s of ads on Craigslist for Loop / New East Side apartments, most of them featuring the eleven (that’s all there are) rental high-rise ...
Neno and Shivam on life at 235 Van Buren

Neno and Shivam on life at 235 Van Buren

Meet Nino and Shivam, two young professionals who bought at and live in 235 Van Buren, CMK Companies' new 46-story, 714-unit high-rise in the Loop. ...
Why Rob chose a condo at 235 Van Buren

Why Rob chose a condo at 235 Van Buren

One of the best ways to learn about a home you're interested in buying is talking to the neighbors. Rob bought at the new Ralph Johnson-designed hig ...
235 Van Buren passes 300 closings

235 Van Buren passes 300 closings

More than 300 condos have closed at 235 Van Buren, including 48 in the first quarter of 2010, and almost all of the buyers taking advantage of the r ...
Rent check: New condos renting for $2,200 and up at The Legacy on Millennium Park

Rent check: New condos renting for $2,200 and up at The Legacy on Millennium Park

Buyers at The Legacy at Millennium Park, 60 E Monroe St, aren't having any luck flipping their new units, but you can't say they haven't tried. Take t ...
Amenity floor opens at 215 West

Amenity floor opens at 215 West

215 West, one of the new kids in downtown's rental scene, was still a work in progress when Joe and I visited in March, with no furnished models to ...
Downtown condo sales: who was busy in the first quarter of 2010?

Downtown condo sales: who was busy in the first quarter of 2010?

More than 55 percent of downtown Chicago's new condo and townhome developments reported an increase in the number of units sold from the fourth quar ...
200 North Dearborn gets FHA approval

200 North Dearborn gets FHA approval

I suppose I assumed 200 North Dearborn had received approval for FHA-backed mortgages sometime in the past year or two. Guess not -- according to HUD, ...
Lower prices, closing credits, and broker bonuses on 235 Van Buren's condos

Lower prices, closing credits, and broker bonuses on 235 Van Buren's condos

CMK Realty is promoting several deals at its new 235 Van Buren high-rise, from $10,000 to $20,000 reductions on its least expensive studios, two-bed ...
Looking out on the Loop from 215 West

Looking out on the Loop from 215 West

We understood going in that the lower and middle floors of the new high-rise at 215 W Washington St wouldn't offer us the best views of Chicago -- t ...
A skyline drive through Grant Park

A skyline drive through Grant Park

Last week, Zekas and I set out for a drive north along Lake Shore Drive. Before returning to the office, we doubled back to Columbus Drive for a clo ...
Views from a northeast corner penthouse at 235 Van Buren

Views from a northeast corner penthouse at 235 Van Buren

We've taken in some great views of downtown from 235 Van Buren in the past, but last week was the first time I had ventured up to the tower's top fl ...
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