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ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Own a new South Loop condo for far less than rent

1345 S Wabash

CMK Companies‘ 1345 Wabash, the first new-construction condominium in the South Loop in years, offers buyers a compelling value proposition: a high-style, architecturally-distinctive home in a prime location for substantially less than the cost of renting. A new 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo at 1345 Wabash can be purchased for $305,900. Buyers can currently lock in 30-year ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 29, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Corner two-bedrooms with skyline views available at K2

View from K2

Three two-bedroom, two-bath apartments are currently available in the 01 tier at K2, the new full-amenity luxury apartment tower in the Fulton River District. The units rent from $3,580 to $3,590 a month. The 1,225 square-foot apartments boast an open plan with a living / dining area looking out onto spectacular skyline views through two ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 29, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

167 West Erie apartments, 167 W Erie St, River North

167 West Erie

167 West Erie, 167 W Erie St, will be a 39-story, 450-unit apartment tower in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. The project will include ground-level retail space fronting Wells St. The development received Plan Commission approval in August of 2014. Construction is anticipated to begin early in 2015, with completion slated for 2016. Chicago-based Mac Management ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 28, 2014
DealsChicagoNorth Side

New Lakeview three-bedroom has two master suites, three full baths

Halsted Flats

There’s only one 3-bedroom apartment remaining for rent at Halsted Flats, the first new full-amenity high-rise built in Lakeview in nearly 30 years, and it’s special in a number of ways. For starters, all of the bedrooms are large, and two of them are master suites with walk-in closets and stall showers. There’s a third ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 28, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Quiet foundations and breast cancer awareness at 1000 South Clark

1000 S Clark St

Residents at AMLI 900 in the South Loop listened to nearly two months of steel striking steel as pilings were hammered into place last April and May to support the new AMLI Lofts immediately to the north. Residents who stayed on may have been dreading the start of construction for the new apartments at 1000 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 27, 2014
North suburbsPark Ridge

Lexington Homes kicks off pre-sales at Park Ridge Place

Park Ridge Place

Lexington Homes has announced the start of pre-construction sales at Park Ridge Place, a gated community of 16 townhomes in north suburban Park Ridge. Construction will begin in September, with first deliveries slated for spring of 2015. Located on Dee Road, a quarter mile south of Touhy Ave, Park Ridge Place offers buyers upscale new-construction ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 27, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A view over Streeterville’s busiest new apartment block

545 N McClurg Ct

You can see a drilling rig and caissons on the far end of the large site in the foreground in the above picture. Construction is apparently underway on 545 N McClurg Ct, a 44-story, 490-unit apartment tower, office space and ground-level retail. Construction has also begun on the conversion of the River East Art Center ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 22, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Only one studio left at Lakeview’s new Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats studio

Halsted Flats is the first new full-amenity rental high-rise built in Lakeview in nearly 30 years, and it’s been renting rapidly since it opened in the spring. The studio apartments at Halsted Flats have been especially popular and only one remains available for rent. Unit 1118 offers 550 square feet of space and is priced ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 22, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

K2 Apartments, a short walk from Chicago’s hottest neighborhoods

K2 pool deck

K2 Apartments, the new luxury tower at 365 N Halsted St in Chicago’s Fulton River District, has a keystone location that affords quick pedestrian access to the city’s hottest neighborhoods. The West Loop, River West and River North – the neighborhoods adjacent to K2 – are all just a few minutes’ walk away, and they’re ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 21, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

See classic cars and classic homes in Bridgeport this weekend

A classic roadster

The St Barbara Classic Car Show will be held this Saturday, August 23, from 9 am to 4 pm, at 2859 S Throop St in Bridgeport. The event will feature classic show cars, antiques, custom hot rods and muscle cars. Car owners pay a fee to exhibit, but the event is free to viewers. The ...

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

New lofts underway in Streeterville

River East

Building permits have been issued and work has begun on the conversion of the former River East Art Center building at 445 E Illinois into 285 loft apartments. Preliminary signage has been posted on the site. A website is expected to go live in about a week, and pre-leasing activity will begin shortly. The development ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 20, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Assembling the South Loop’s newest condos

1345 S Wabash

The site of 1345 Wabash, the first new condo development built in the South Loop in years, is currently a busy staging area for skilled trades shaping and assembling a bewildering variety of forms and materials. The end result of all the activity will be a sleek building that makes a distinctive statement in the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 20, 2014

Has condo pricing gone off the rails again?

Shoemaker Lofts

Lately I’ve been seeing nearly identical new condominiums – in some cases from the same developer – selling for similar prices in locations that I consider to differ widely in value. It’s possible, of course, that I’m misjudging the appeal and underlying value of the locations I’m comparing. I don’t think that’s the case. It’s ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 20, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

An updated look at nine new Near North Side apartment projects

805 LaSalle

Yesterday we stopped by nine of the new apartment projects that are in various stages of completion on Chicago’s Near North Side. The nine projects include a total of nearly 2,000 apartments. Three additional Near North Side projects, with a total of 1,140 units, are on the Plan Commission agenda for this Thursday, and neighborhood ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 19, 2014

Lexington Oaks in Palatine has first-floor master suites

Lexington Oaks

Lexington Oaks is a boutique development of fifteen new townhomes in three 5-unit buildings. There are two 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath home styles to choose from, one of which features a master suite on the first floor and two bedrooms and a loft on the second. The other townhome plan has three bedrooms upstairs. Both ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 15, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

New homes in Bridgeport just steps from Donovan Park

Lexington Square kitchen

Lexington Square‘s third phase is launching 20 new rowhomes and the second phase of Lexington Place has begun the sale 19 new single-family homes. The Lexington Square rowhomes feature 3 or 4 bedrooms, 2 ½ or 3 ½ baths, high ceilings, hardwood floors in living areas, kitchens with ample cabinet and counter space and granite ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 14, 2014
DealsChicagoNorth Side

Going for the groceries at Lakeview’s new Halsted Flats

Whole Foods on Halsted

Residents in some parts of Lakeview have an inconvenient slog or a traffic-clogged drive to the nearest grocery store. Residents at Halsted Flats, the new luxury apartment tower at 3740 N Halsted, have a variety of options conveniently close by. Whole Foods is a short block south of the building at Halsted and Waveland, and ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 14, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Parks and more at new South Loop condos

Coliseum Park

Grant Park, Chicago’s 319-acre “front yard,” is a few short blocks from 1345 Wabash, the new condos under construction in the South Loop. The sloping lawn at the new skate park under construction at Grant Park will serve up dramatic views of the wall of buildings fronting the north and west sides of Grant Park. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 14, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

A stunning new Bucktown home from Noah Properties

2163 N Oakley

A visit to the 6-bedroom, 4 ½ bath home at 2163 N Oakley in Bucktown elicits a flurry of superlatives. The home is set on an extra-wide corner lot and boasts outdoor space that’s difficult to match. A wall of folding windows in the family room opens to a deck overlooking a private courtyard with ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 13, 2014

Quick-delivery luxury homes at Woodleaf in Kildeer

Woodleaf at Sanctuary Club

The half-acre home sites at Woodleaf at the Sanctuary Club in Kildeer boast a pastoral setting overlooking ponds and trees. 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. Several homes are available for quick delivery, including the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 13, 2014