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An updated look at Wolf Point

Wolf Point 9/19

Construction on the 48-story, 510-unit apartment tower at Wolf Point began early this year. If it appears that the project is progressing slowly, the reason is the enormous amount of infrastructure work that needed to be complete before the tower could begin to rise. The first level of the apartment tower appears to be nearing ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 22, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Sleek new Noble Square condos from Noah Properties

1404 W Chicago Ave

Two sleek contemporary condos from hot-selling Noah Properties are available at 1404 W Chicago Ave. The south-facing 2-bedroom, 2-bath units have good natural light, two balconies, garage parking. Noah Properties‘ distinctively-styled homes and all-inclusive approach to finishes have been popular with new home buyers. Unit 2 is priced at $429,900. Unit 3, which also has ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 22, 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
DealsChicagoNorth Side

Deal of the week – 3 months free rent on new Lakeview apartments

Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats, the new luxury apartment tower in Lakeview, is nearing full occupancy after opening this past spring. Winter is also approaching. That translates into fewer renters in the market, and great deals for those fortunate few. Halsted Flats is offering three months’ free rent for a 15- to 18-month lease on three floor plans: ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 18, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Circa 922, new apartments steps from the best of the West Loop

Aerial view of West Loop

Chicago’s West Loop ranges a mile-and-a-half from east to west, from the Chicago River to Ashland Ave (1600 W), and nearly a mile from Lake St (200 N) on the north to the Eisenhower Expressway on the south. In a neighborhood this large, some locations are far more convenient than others. The new Circa 922, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 18, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Affordable South Loop condos with designer finishes

1345 S Wabash

CMK has developed a following among buyers who want to live in an architecturally distinctive building. At 1345 Wabash, CMK is setting a new standard for interior finishes, and attracting a style-conscious buyer who also wants a strong location and value pricing. 1345′s finishes will include brands typically found in pricier homes:. Florense cabinetry, for ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 18, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

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
ChicagoNorth Side

Video – 14 new Noah Properties homes in Logan Square

2635 W Medill

A Logan Square block is about to be transformed by the construction of fourteen new single-family homes by hot-selling builder Noah Properties. The development, billed as the Artisan Collection, will have 12 homes fronting the 2600 block of tree-lined Medill St and 2 homes around the corner on Belden. The free-standing homes, pre-construction priced from ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 17, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Video – Flexhouse2 in Logan Square nears sellout, launches new phase

Flexhouse2

Ranquist Development has teamed with award-winning ISA Architects to develop Flexhouse2 in Logan Square. All but one of the rowhouses in the first two phases have been sold and Flexhouse2 has just launched its final phase of 16 homes. Flexhouse2 rowhouses are modest, efficient, urban, and cool — appealing to sustainable lifestyle choices. Rather than ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 17, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A first look inside The Lofts at River East in Streeterville

Lofts at River East

If you pass by The Lofts at River East, 445 E Illinois in Streeterville, you’ll have only a few clues to the scale of construction that’s underway inside. The conversion of the building into 285 loft apartments is far along, and occupancy is targeted for late this year. At the time of my visit on ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 15, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Will the North Loop absorb all the new apartments?

Block 37

Five years ago there were fewer than 200 rental apartments in the Loop north of Madison St, at MDA City Apartments. Since that time nearly 1,900 apartments have become available at Randolph Tower, 215 West, Oakwood 200 Squared, 73 East Lake and OneEleven . Construction is underway on 432 units at 200 N Michigan and ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 15, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Two-bedrooms in East Village and Noble Square vie for buyers

1406 W Chicago

A newly-listed 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo at 855 N Paulina in East Village caught my eye because it’s listed at $415,000, a substantial premium over the $315,000 it sold for 3 years ago. The building is on a stretch of Chicago Ave, where retail development hasn’t kept pace with the changes in the neighborhood. Several blocks ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 15, 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

New models open at Lexington Hills townhomes in Palatine

Lexington Hills

Over a span of four decades Lexington Homes has built thousands of townhomes and continues to refine the form to mesh perfectly with the way that home buyers want to live. Lexington Homes recently opened three new models at Lexington Hills in Palatine. The Summit model, which is base-priced from $334,990, has an open plan ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 12, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The West Loop’s new Circa 922 has bodacious balconies

Circa 922

Bodacious is just the right word to describe the balconies at Circa 922, a new luxury apartment community at 922 W Washington in the West Loop. Southeast corner 2-bedrom, 2-bath apartments have balconies that are impressively sized and serve up dramatic views of the Loop skyline. All of Circa 922′s apartments, even studios, have balconies ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 11, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Jones Chicago apartments, 220 W Illinois St, River North

220 W Illinois

Jones Chicago is a 25-story, 188-unit apartment tower nearing completion at 220 W Illinois St in the River North. The building will have ground-level retail space and garage parking for 155 cars. Reports have touted fall 2014 occupancy, but that seems unlikely. The developers are Gerding Edlen and Fred Latsko of Structured Management, Hartshorne Plunkard ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 11, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

1345 Wabash buyer snapshot: Meet Craig and Jennifer

Craig and Jennifer 1345

Jennifer and Craig currently reside in a rental residence in the South Loop. They recently purchased a new condominium at 1345 Wabash, and were kind enough to share with us some of the reasoning surrounding their purchase. What did you choose to purchase at 1345 Wabash? We love that 1345 Wabash is a no-amenities building. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 11, 2014
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Flexhouse2 launches final phase in Logan Square

Flexhouse2

All but one of the 15 rowhouses in the first two phases of Flexhouse2 In Logan Square have been sold, and construction is about to begin on the final phase of 16 homes. The homes are priced from the mid- to high $400s. The Flexhouse2 design philosophy is open and flowing, with a complete lack ...

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

First signs of progress on South Loop apartment site

901 S State

It’s been nearly three years since the news first broke that Golub & Co was planning a 35-story, 392-unit apartment tower at the southeast corner of State St and 9th St. The first sign that the South Loop project may be poised to move forward is that parking is no longer available on the site, ...

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

Gateway apartments underway in the West Loop

11 S Green tower crane

Construction permits were issued late last month for the foundation of a 17-story, 167-unit apartment tower at 11 S Green in the West Loop. A tower crane has been erected on the site, which is part of the Gateway project that includes the new Mariano’s on Halsted St. Lennar Multifamily is the project’s developer. Antunovich ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 9, 2014