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ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Walk to the Michelin stars from K2 apartments

Sepia

The 2015 Michelin Guide restaurant star ratings and Bib Gourmand awards were released recently, and the big winners are residents at K2, the new luxury apartment complex in the Fulton River District. K2 residents have four 2015 Michelin-starred restaurants in the West Loop, within a 10-minute walk of their home. Grace, at 652 W Randolph, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 21, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Thanksgiving feast fixings are nearby at Lakeview’s Halsted Flats

Whole Foods

Next week, residents at Halsted Flats will be celebrating the first Thanksgiving at the new Lakeview high-rise, which opened earlier this year. If they’re hosting a holiday feast they won’t have far to travel for the fixings. Whole Foods is just a block south of the building, at 3640 N Halsted, and it offers delivery ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 21, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Pet-friendlier new West Loop apartments

Mary Bartelme Park

Chicago has become a city of pet lovers in recent years and new apartment buildings have rushed to welcome pet owners by including a dog run in their amenities package. Circa 922, a new full-amenity building in the West Loop, will have an outdoor dog run and an unusual pet-pampering bonus: an indoor dog grooming ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 20, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

New Bridgeport homes expand a successful community

Lexington Square

Several months ago Lexington Square‘s third phase launched 20 new rowhomes and the second phase of Lexington Place began the sale of 19 new single-family homes. The new homes reflect the expansion of a successful community that has drawn scores of value-conscious buyers to a location steps from Bridgeport‘s popular Donovan Park. The Lexington Square ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 20, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

South Loop condo building reverts from rentals

1555 Wabash at arrow

Condo sales may be heating up in the South Loop. Condo sales at the new 1345 Wabash, Adler Place and Harbor View are apparently robust enough to encourage what we’d taken to calling the “washout on Wabash” to switch from rentals to sales. The 176-unit project at 1555 S Wabash went into a Chapter 11 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 19, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

State & Chestnut tower topped out, pre-leasing in January

State & Chestnut view

The skies were dark with clouds when I rode the construction elevator to the 30th floor of State & Chestnut last Friday. The 35-story, 367 unit tower is topped out, but I opted not to climb five construction ladders to the top floor. The building will have good views to the south and west when ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 19, 2014
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Sleek new townhomes near Logan Square attractions

3634 W George

The six new 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath townhomes at 3634 W George St are an essay in sophisticated design at an affordable price. The latest offering from PNC Development boasts a sleek high-style interior with warm timber accents, high ceilings and large sliding-door windows that open to a spacious patio / green space. The first ...

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

A look down on construction at 545 N McClurg Ct

545 N McClurg Ct

I was touring apartments at Streeter Place yesterday and stepped out on 21st-floor east-facing balcony for a look at the construction across the street at 545 N McClurg Ct. Caissons were being drilled to support a new 44-story tower with 490 apartments, office space and ground-level retail. A concrete truck was queueing up for a ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 14, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The transit-oriented luxury apartments at K2

K2

A walk-to-everything location was the main draw for many of the residents at K2, the new luxury apartment community in the Fulton River District. Others, including couples and roommates who work in widely separated locations, revel in K2′s status as a transit-oriented development. Residents who commute by car will appreciate K2′s quick access to the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 14, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Lakeview’s newest and best apartments offer free rent

Halsted Flats

If you want to rent in a new, full-amenity, high-service high-rise in Lakeview, you have only one option: Halsted Flats. Halsted Flats is the first new rental high-rise built in Lakeview in nearly 3 decades, and it boasts common-area amenities and apartment finishes that are unmatched in Lakeview, Lincoln Park or the Gold Coast. Halsted ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 13, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The restaurant scene near Circa 922 is adding flame-grilled chicken

Circa 922

When residents begin moving into the new Circa 922 apartments at 922 W Washington in the West Loop they won’t lack for nearby restaurants. There are dozens of outstanding dining venues within a few minutes’ walk of the building. Chicago Real Estate Daily is reporting that Nando’s Peri-Peri will be opening on Randolph Street’s restaurant ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 13, 2014
North suburbsPark Ridge

Park Ridge townhomes slated for spring delivery

Park Ridge Place

Park Ridge Place, a gated community of 16 townhomes in north suburban Park Ridge is targeting spring 2015 for first occupancy. Park Ridge Place offers buyers upscale new-construction townhomes pre-completion priced from the $370s in a convenient location a quarter-mile south of Touhy Ave on Dee Rd. Park Ridge Place shares popular floor plans with ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 13, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Old Town’s Scott Residences more than 50% leased

Scott Residences

It’s been just over two months since The Scott Residences began offering hardhat tours for prospective renters, just over a month since first offerings. Finish detailing is still underway at some of the apartments, but the building is already more than 50% leased. Scott Residences is an unusual offering in the hyper-active market for new ...

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

A year of success for River North’s Hubbard Place apartments

Hubbard Place

Here’s something unusual – a news release that contains information about a new apartment community’s financial performance and the market conditions under which it was achieved: The Habitat Company, a leading property manager and developer, is proud to announce the one-year anniversary of Hubbard Place, and the tremendous success of the apartment community in the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 12, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A South Loop new construction update

1345 Wabash

We visited three South Loop new construction sites on Saturday to check on their progress. The elevator core at 1345 Wabash is topped out and the building’s top floor should be complete within a week. Window installation has begun on the lower floors. The 16-story, 144-unit new condominium development, the first in the South Loop ...

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

Catalyst apartments, 123 N Desplaines St, West Loop

Catalyst

Catalyst is a 19-story, 223-unit apartment building with ground-floor retail space and 161 on-site parking spaces. Catalyst is located at 123 N Desplaines St in the West Loop. Construction began in March of 2013 and the building opened for occupancy in the summer of 2014. Catalyst was developed by Marquette Companies, with Brininstool + Lynch ...

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

Rent now, move as late as April to a new West Loop apartment

Circa 922

The first residents will move into Circa 922, 922 W Washington in the West Loop, in mid-January of 2015. The building, like every new apartment tower, will stage occupancy over a period of time beginning with its lower floors. Renters can take advantage of the staged delivery schedule to sign a lease now and lock ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 7, 2014

New Palatine townhomes with forest preserve views

Lexington Hills

The gently rolling terrain at Lexington Hills in Palatine offers home buyers a choice of views, including uninterrupted vistas over the adjacent Deer Grove Forest Preserve. Deer Grove spans 1,800 acres and is a popular destination for hikers, cyclists and nature enthusiasts. Lexington Hills has 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath homes with 2-car garages. The homes ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 7, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Lakeview apartment deal – free rent on a new 2-bedroom

Halsted Flats

Lakeview‘s new Halsted Flats is approaching full occupancy, but the sleek new high-rise still has 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments available, some with up to 3 months’ free rent. The apartments have the popular split-bedroom layout, high ceilings, plank flooring, sleek stainless-steel kitchens, in-unit washer / dryers and private balconies. South-facing units have a skyline view. Halsted ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 7, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Low-amenity new South Loop condos appeal with style and value

1345 S Wabash

While a spate of new downtown rental buildings vie to offer the most lavish amenities packages, some budget-conscious consumers are opting to buy new construction condos at 1345 Wabash in the South Loop. 1345′s buyers recognize that the sleek high-rise tower’s low-amenities concept translates immediately and in the long-term to lower assessments and more affordable ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 6, 2014