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ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The window of opportunity at 1345 Wabash condos

1345 S Wabash

The construction elevator will be coming down soon and all of the windows will be in place at 1345 Wabash, the first new condo high-rise built in downtown Chicago in years. The closing-in of the building signals a closing window of opportunity for home buyers to lock in the most desirable units at currently attractive ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 29, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The dense dining and drinking scene near K2 apartments

K2

Head a few blocks in any direction from K2, the new luxury apartment tower at 365 N Halsted St, and you’re surrounded by some of Chicago’s best dining, drinking and grocery options. The Randolph Street, West Loop and Greektown dining corridors are just to the south, along with a new crowd-pleasing Mariano’s and a soon-to-open ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 29, 2015
ChicagoNorth Side

New Lakeview apartments with outstanding views

Halsted Flats view

Halsted Flats is a new, full-amenity luxury apartment tower in Lakeview. We currently have a variety of available apartments with outstanding views and limited-time special offers. We have two west facing one bedroom apartments with amazing views of Wrigley Field: a junior one bedroom priced at $1,810 and the largest one bedroom floor plan priced ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 29, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Jeff Jack model apartments open in the West Loop

Jeff Jack

The leasing office and four furnished models opened yesterday at Jeff Jack, a new West Loop apartment tower that’s been drawing a lot of interest at YoChicago. I stopped in for a brief look. The high ceilings and windows in the lobby, and the muted tones of the furnishings, pay homage to the varied styles ...

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

A look inside the West Loop’s new Circa 922

Circa 922

I stopped by yesterday for a brief look inside Circa 922, a new 104-unit, 11-story luxury boutique apartment building at 922 W Washington in the West Loop. The whimsical sculpture in the elevator lobby is a subtle reminder of the West Loop’s industrial and warehousing past. Most of Circa 922′s amenities are on the first ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 27, 2015
North suburbsMorton Grove

Morton Grove townhomes nearly sold out

Morton Grove Metra

Lexington Station has only a final few townhomes available, priced from $317,645. The community takes its name from the nearby Metra station pictured above. The 2- and 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath homes have attached two-car garages, sleek kitchens with granite countertops, high ceilings and hardwood floors. The homes have floor plans and details that have ...

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

First residents move in at West Loop’s Circa 922

Circa 922

Circa 922, a new apartment tower at 922 W Washington in the West Loop, marked a few milestones late last week. The first-floor amenities opened for use, the leasing office moved on-site and and the first residents moved in to their new homes. Circa 922 is a full-amenity, pet-friendly, smoke-free community with everything you’ve been ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 23, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

An updated look at the 545 North McClurg apartment site

545 N McClurg Ct

When I last looked down on construction at 545 N McClurg Ct in Streeterville, two months ago, work was continuing on the building’s foundation. The tower crane has since been erected, and the building’s service core is just beginning to rise above ground. Dozens of workers from various trades were on-site yesterday building concrete forms, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 22, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New South Loop condos target spring occupancy

1345 Wabash

Chicago’s real estate recovery will reach a milestone this spring when residents begin moving into 1345 Wabash, the first new condo high-rise in years. Some of the buyers at 1345 Wabash have architecture and style as their highest priority. Some have been attracted by the South Loop location’s vitality and convenience. Some have been swayed ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 22, 2015
DealsChicagoNorth Side

Today’s Lakeview apartment deal – a year’s free parking

Halsted Flats

Residents of Halsted Flats, the new, full-amenity, pet-friendly high-rise at 3740 N Halsted St, enjoy a convenience that’s uncommon in Lakeview apartments:: on-site garage parking. Finding any parking space is often a frustrating, time-consuming venture in the neighborhood, and a nightmarish one when the snow falls. Halsted Flats is currently offering new 2-bedroom renters 12 ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 22, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A Monday visit to the Wolf Point apartment site

Wolf Point

The 20th floor of Wolf Point was under construction when I visited on Monday, putting the building near the halfway point toward its full 48-story height. The 510-unit luxury apartment tower is targeting first occupancies for late this year and, at last report, planned to begin pre-leasing in the spring. When the weather improves, I’ll ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 21, 2015
ChicagoSouth Side

New Bridgeport homes steps from world-class art

Zhou B Art Center

Bridgeporters are known for their love of local sports – baseball, football and the sport that ain’t beanbag. They’re also becoming known as lovers of innovative art. The Zhou B Art Center, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary in Bridgeport, draws visitors from around the world and has helped spawn a growing gallery and art ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 21, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Foundation work underway on new South Loop apartments

1001 S State

Site clearance had just begun at the time of our last visit to 1001 S State in the South Loop. There were three drilling rigs on site yesterday, along with lots of steel tubing and rebar, and lots of activity despite the holiday. A joint venture of Golub & Co and CIM Group is the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 20, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

South Loop riverfront poised for major development

Kardas aerial

Crain’s Chicago Business is reporting that CMK Companies is acquiring a vacant 6.5-acre parcel south of Harrison St and north of River City along the river. According to Crain’s, the site where parts of Divergent were filmed is being acquired by another developer. The above shot was taken from 235 Van Buren, a 714-unit condo ...

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

Rent now and move to the hot West Loop in April

Circa 922

Chicago’s West Loop sprawls nearly two miles from east to west and over a mile from north to south. When you move to Circa 922, you’ll be at 922 W Washington, steps from everything in the heart of the city’s hottest neighborhood. Circa 922 is a new high-rise rental tower adjacent to an existing loft ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 16, 2015
ChicagoNorth Side

New Lakeview apartments in a walk-to-everything location

Halsted Flats

Residents at Halsted Flats have a 7-minute stroll to Wrigley Field and a 7-minute walk to the softball fields, tennis courts and golf course along the lakefront. Dozens of bars are nearby when beer pong is the sport of choice. Whole Foods and Walmart Express are a few minutes’ walk away to feed a group ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 15, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Own a stylish new South Loop condo for less than rent

1345 Wabash

If you want to live in a high-style, architecturally distinctive home in a prime South Loop location, you’ll want to visit the new condos nearing completion at 1345 Wabash. 1345 Wabash is setting a new standard in the South Loop with finishes that are familiar to readers of upscale design magazines: Florense cabinetry, Duravit floating ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 15, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Luxury one-bedrooms with great views

K2 view

If having a great view is the number one priority in your apartment hunt, you’ll want to visit K2, a new luxury tower in a walk-to-everything Fulton River District location. All of K2′s apartments boast floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors in living areas, in-unit washer / dryers and stylish kitchen and bath finishes. Many of the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 15, 2015
North suburbsPark Ridge

New townhomes in a convenient Park Ridge location

Park Ridge Place

Don’t ask Park Ridge residents what they like about living there unless you have some time to spare. You’re likely to hear a lengthy ramble on what’s great about living in Park Ridge. Great schools and convenient access to shopping, parks, forest preservers, transportation, downtown Chicago and O’Hare Airport draw people to Park Ridge, and ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 13, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Rent a new apartment in the heart of the hot West Loop

Circa 922

The Wall Street Journal recently took note of the fact that the West Loop is a hot neighborhood. There’s a steady stream of news of a new restaurant or night club opening or another employer moving offices to the West Loop. Circa 922, a new high-rise apartments adjacent to an existing rental loft building, is ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 9, 2015