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New homes reflect the reinvention of Bridgeport

Lexington Place

The Chicago Advocate blog has an informative and detailed, if somewhat boosterish, overview of the changes that have occurred and are about to occur in Bridgeport. The Lexington Square townhomes and Lexington Place single-family homes reflect the continuing and growing appeal of one of Chicago’s most-storied and loyalty-inspiring neighborhoods. Lexington Square recently launched its third ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 1, 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

Streeterville high-rise with new name, website gets another new name, website

North Water

Three months ago to the day we reported that the new

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

The tower crane at Eight O Five is poised to jump

Eight O Five

Eight O Five, the new apartment tower under construction at 805 N LaSalle, had climbed to the 20th floor yesterday, on its way to topping out at 35 stories. Before the building can climb much higher, additional sections will need to be added to the tower crane in a process that’s known as a “jump.” ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 30, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Video – a tour of Bucktown’s Holstein Park neighborhood

Holstein Park

The Holstein Park neighborhood in Bucktown is bordered on the east by Damen Ave (2000 W) and the Kennedy Expressway, on the south by Armitage Ave (2000 N), on the north by Fullerton Ave (2400 N) and on the west by Western Ave (2400 W). Holstein Park is the center of community activity. It boasts ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 29, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

625 W Division Apartments, Near North Side

625 W Division

625 W Division is a 16-story, 240-unit apartment tower that is under construction on the Near North Side. Occupancy is slated for mid-2015. Portland, OR-based Gerding Edlen is the developer and Lend Lease is the general contractor. The apartments Information about the unit mix and apartment finishes is not yet publicly available. Views. The location ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 29, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Video tour – New West Loop luxury apartments at Circa 922

Circa 922 view

Circa 922, a new boutique apartment building, will be ready for occupancy in January of 2015 at 922 W Washington. A leasing office is currently open at 123 N Sangamon, an adjacent loft building that will share amenities with Circa 922. Circa 922 has a terrific West Loop location, steps from a park, dining, nightlife, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 26, 2014
DealsChicagoNorth Side

Up to 3 months free rent at new Lakeview East high-rise

Halsted Flats

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

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Posted by sponsored post on September 26, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Craft beer and condos in the South Loop

South Loop Market

If you want to indulge your craving for craft beer close to home, check out the new condos at 1345 Wabash in the South Loop. There are dozens of bars and restaurants serving up local beers within a short walk of 1345 Wabash, but several are standouts in the suds department. The Scout Waterhouse is ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 26, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

New Roscoe Village condos sell out before completion

1908 W Belmont

Three condos are nearing completion at 1908 W Belmont Ave in Roscoe Village, but they were sold months ago. Dolyva Development builds homes with a mix of modern and traditional elements that buyers find appealing. White kitchens with large islands and granite counters are a sharp contrast to dark-stained hardwood floors. One of the developer’s ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 25, 2014

Lexington Oaks townhomes in Palatine are all about convenience

Lexington Oaks

Lexington Oaks is a boutique development of fifteen new townhomes in three 5-unit buildings, pre-completion base-priced from $336,990. There are two home styles to choose from, both with 3-bedrooms and 2 ½ baths. One of the plans features a master suite on the first floor and two bedrooms and a loft on the second. The ...

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

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