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Rent a South Loop two-bedroom with two balconies

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Renters with a roommate have a strong preference for two-bedroom, two-bath apartments that have the bedrooms separated from each other for privacy. Astoria Tower, a luxury South Loop high-rise, has a variety of split-bedroom two-bedroom floor plans available, but one comes with an unusual bonus. Each of the bedrooms in the building’s 03 tier has ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 30, 2014

A drive through Woodleaf at the Sanctuary Club in Kildeer

Woodleaf at Sanctuary Club

Woodleaf at the Sanctuary Club in Kildeer is a quiet enclave of twenty-six custom and semi-custom luxury homes on half-acre and larger home sites. All of the sites back up to wooded areas and lakes. Woodleaf is being developed by Portfolio Homes, the luxury division of Lexington Homes, which is one of Chicago’s oldest and ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 30, 2014

A mini-tour of a luxury Kildeer home at Woodleaf at the Sanctuary Club

Sanctuary Club

Woodleaf at the Sanctuary Club in northwest-suburban Kildeer is a community of twenty-six custom homes on half-acre lots bordered by wooded areas and lakes. The developer is Portfolio Homes, the luxury division of Lexington Homes, one of Chicago’s largest and most-experienced builders. Two homes at Woodleaf are available for immediate occupancy. The 4-bedroom, 4-bath home ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 23, 2014
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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

New Palatine townhomes at Lexington Hills deliver the unexpected

Lexington Hills

Over the years you may have developed a set of assumptions about what to expect in a townhome. And over the years Lexington Homes, one of Chicago’s most experienced homebuilders, has been refining the townhome form to delight and surprise home buyers. The townhomes at Lexington Hills in Palatine showcase how the townhome form can ...

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

4 East Elm condominiums, 4 E Elm St, Gold Coast

4 East Elm, SCB

4 East Elm is a 35-unit, 27-story luxury boutique condominium being developed in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. The building has held its ceremonial groundbreaking, but had not begun construction as of mid-October, 2014. Completion is currently slated for early 2016. It is vying to become the first new high-rise condominium built in a true Gold ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 13, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A first look at the amenities at Old Town’s Scott Residences

Scott Residences

The Scott Residences, a 6-story, 71-unit boutique building in Old Town is gearing up to receive its first occupants later this month. I stopped by several days ago for a first look at some of the amenities, which are extensive for a building the size of Scott Residences. The lobby, which will have 24/7 door ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 10, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

This Streeterville one-bedroom has a flexible bonus space

Streeter Place

The one-bedroom plus den at Streeter Place has always been one of the most popular floor plans at the luxury Streeterville apartment tower. The layout ranges in size from 979 to 1,067 square feet. A number of residents have opted to use the den area as a home office. The one-bedroom plus den plan is ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 10, 2014
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Tour K2′s lavish amenities with Lead Concierge Rafael

Rafael K2

K2 is a new luxury apartment tower at 365 N Halsted in the Fulton River District, adjacent to River North, River West and the West Loop. K2 strives to deliver hotel-quality services to its residents, and it has the staff and the amenities to deliver on that promise. K2 has an expansive pool deck with ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 6, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Spacious Streeterville convertibles with a semi-private alcove

Streeter Place

Square footage doesn’t tell you much of anything about how well an apartment space functions. A smaller, well-conceived space can live better than a larger one with space that doesn’t contribute to livability. Having an optimal layout is especially critical when you’re renting a studio or convertible apartment. The convertibles at Streeter Place span a ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 3, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A mini-tour of the new Scott Residences in Old Town

Scott Residences lobby

It’s been just over 3 weeks since my last visit to The Scott Residences, a new 71-unit apartment building at the corner of Scott and Wells in Old Town. There’s been a great deal of progress during that time period, beginning with the opening of the on-site Starbucks. Signage indicates that Massage Envy will be ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 30, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Today’s deal – a month free on a Streeterville studio

Streeter Place studio

Streeter Place has a good selection of studio apartments available for immediate to late-November occupancy. The apartments have gorgeous lake views, a large walk-in closet, an in-unit washer / dryer and the popular open-kitchen plan. Dog-friendly units are available. Streeter Place is a full-amenity, full-service building with on-site management, maintenance and leasing staff, and 24/7 ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 25, 2014
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Reasonably-priced luxury 2-bedrooms in the Fulton River District

Echelon at K Station

If you’ve experienced sticker shock at the rent for luxury 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments in a newer high-rise, you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you visit Echelon at K Station. The full-amenity, high-service Fulton River District apartment tower has an adjacent park, a Jewel-Osco across the street, and spectacular views of the city skyline. The location affords ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 24, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Video – A luxurious Old Town single-family on a tree-lined street

1442 N Wieland

The luxurious home at 1442 N Wieland has many features that make it an unusual find in Old Town. The home has an attached 3-car garage with a heated driveway / snow-melt system, elevator access to all of its levels, outdoor living spaces on all levels, and uncommonly large bedrooms, four of which are en-suite. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 23, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New one-bedrooms with balconies in a foodie’s paradise

K2 pool

K2 a new luxury apartment tower in the Fulton River District, is a foodie’s paradise. K2′s gateway location affords its residents convenient access to the restaurant clusters in the West Loop, River North and River West, and the Fulton River District itself. Many of the local restaurants have delivery and take-out options, and Fooda vendors ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 19, 2014
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Today’s apartment deal – large, dog-friendly Streeterville one-bedrooms

Streeter Place view

The “I” tier one-bedrooms at Streeter Place boast expansive views over a nearby park toward the lake. The park is a popular gathering spot for dog owners. The “I” tier one-bedrooms span 846 square feet, nearly one-third more space than you’ll find in many area one-bedrooms. The apartments have floor-to-ceiling windows, wood-look or carpet flooring ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 19, 2014
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Video – new Gold Coast condo tower breaks ground

4 East Elm, SCB

Convexity Properties held a ceremonial groundbreaking yesterday for 4 East Elm, the first new condominium high-rise to begin construction on Chicago’s North Side in five years and the first in the Gold Coast since 2007. The development offers 35 half- and full-floor condominiums ranging in price from $2.2 million to $7.2 million. Sales began this ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 17, 2014
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Today’s apartment deal – a bargain-priced Streeterville 2-bedroom

Streeter Place

Unit 401, a 1,226 square foot 2-bedroom, 2-bath at Streeter Place is available for October 18 rental for $2,692 a month on a12-month lease. The southwest corner unit has a similar layout to the model in the video tour, above. To sweeten the deal, renters who sign a lease within 48 hours of their initial ...

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

New luxury homes nearing completion in Kildeer

Woodleaf at Sanctuary Club

Woodleaf at the Sanctuary Club is a tranquil community of 28 half-acre home sites in north suburban Kildeer. The Portfolio Homes division of Lexington Homes, one of the area’s most experienced builders, is offering semi-custom homes at Woodleaf in a wide variety of designs. Four of the homes have been completed and sold, and two ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 15, 2014