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Bucktown home sells for $2.65M

2163 N Oakley

There have only been nine single-family home sales in Bucktown in the $2 million range in the past 3 years, according to MLS data retrieved via Redfin. Only two of those sales were north of Armitage Ave. A home at 2041 W Dickens sold for $2.375M in September. Earlier this month a Noah Properties‘ home ...

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

Floor plans, pricing available for Lofts at River East

445 E Illinois

Floor plans and pricing are now available for The Lofts at River East in Streeterville. The 285-unit loft conversion is targeting early 2015 occupancy for what it’s touting as “some of the largest apartments in the city.” The floor plans, now online, back up that boast. Studio apartments at The Lofts at River East start ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 22, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Six months free parking in a walk-to-everything location

K2

K2 is the newest luxury high-rise in the popular Fulton River District. A private bridge connects K2 residents to Jewel-Osco, Radio Shack, a Chase Bank branch and service establishments. There are DIVVY bikes outside the Jewel and summer movies in the park across the street from Jewel. A dedicated bike lane outside K2 speeds residents ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 19, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Two months free at new West Loop apartments

Circa 922

Circa 922 is a new, full-amenity boutique high-rise in a steps-to-everything West Loop location. The first residents will be moving into the building in mid-January of 2015. Renters can take advantage of the staged delivery schedule for new buildings to sign a lease now and lock in some of Circa 922′s most desirable units. Circa ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 19, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Meet Aleisha, a 1345 Wabash buyer

Aleisha, 1345 Wabash

Aleisha is a freelance writer who currently rents in the South Loop. When looking for her new home, her priorities were equal parts a convenient location and a live / work space where she would love to spend her time. At 1345 Wabash, she found both and much more. Here’s what Aleisha had to say ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 18, 2014
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Revere Flats, new condos in the Bell School district

2457 Irving Park

Noah Properties, one of Chicago’s hottest-selling developers, has just opened a model apartment at Revere Flats, 2457 W Irving Park Rd in North Center. The 30 units are in five 6-flat buildings in the sought-after Bell School attendance area. The units have the high level of finishes and all-inclusive approach that Noah Properties has become ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 18, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Lakeview’s new Halsted Flats almost fully occupied

Halsted Falts

Halsted Flats, the first full-amenity rental high-rise built in Lakeview in nearly 3 decades, has rented up rapidly. A single one-bedroom and a few 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments are all that remain available at the new luxury apartment tower. The pet-friendly Halsted Flats boasts resort-style amenities, a high level of resident services, on-site parking and a ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 18, 2014
North suburbsMorton Grove

Lexington Station nears a sellout in Morton Grove

Lexington Station Metra

Only a few of the 31 new rowhomes remain available for sale at the popular Lexington Station in Morton Grove. The remaining homes span 1,603 to 1,913 square feet and include 2 or 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths and a 2-car garage. The homes are priced from $312,990. Lexington Station is close to I-94, and ...

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

A random look at new downtown apartment construction

1000 S Clark St

Last week I visited a number of the new apartment projects under construction in downtown Chicago to check on their progress. Site prep has just begun at 1001 S State. Construction is making rapid progress at 1000 S Clark, pictured above, which is targeting occupancy late in 2015. The Wolf Point apartment tower is advancing ...

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

New lofts slated to begin construction near Wicker Park

1515 Haddon

Wicker Park Apartments has obtained an $8.175M construction loan for a 40-unit “soft loft” apartment building near Wicker Park in Noble Square. Developer Mark Sutherland reports that construction will begin at Wicker Park Lofts, 1515 W Haddon, as soon as this week and occupancy will be available late next summer. The location is a short ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 15, 2014
North ShoreEvanston

Evanston apartment review, 1717, 1717 Ridge Ave

1717 Ridge Evanston

1717 is a new 8-story, 175-unit apartment building at 1717 Ridge Ave in Evanston. The building was completed in 2013 and has received LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The development team included Focus Development and Atlantic Realty Partners. Focus was the general contractor and Booth Hansen the architecture firm. The apartments ...

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

Construction underway on new South Loop apartment tower

1001 S State

Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily reported yesterday that Golub & Co had begun construction on its new 397-unit, 41-story apartment tower at 1001 S State in the South Loop. I was in the area and stopped by for an updated look at the site. Construction is still in the preliminary phase of clearing the site ...

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

Brokers get first look at new South Loop condos

1345 Wabash

1345 Wabash, a new condo tower in the South Loop, was the site of a broker’s open house yesterday. Real estate brokers donned hard hats, safety vests and glasses and trekked up to view framed-in units on the fourth floor. High ceilings and open-plan living areas make the units feel spacious and floor-to-ceiling windows expand ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 12, 2014

New Palatine townhomes with a flexible loft space

Lexington Oaks area

As more people work from home or telecommute a few days a week, the need for a home office becomes compelling. One of the plans at Lexington Oaks, fifteen new townhomes under construction in Palatine, has a first-floor master suite. The second floor has a large, flexible loft area that can serve as a highly-functional ...

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

West Loop deal of the day – two months free rent at Circa 922

Circa 922 view

Circa 922 , a new luxury apartment tower in the West Loop, is offering two months’ free rent for move-ins prior to March 31, 2015. Circa 922 is a boutique full-amenity building in a steps-to-everything location. The first residents will be moving into the building in mid-January of 2015. Renters can take advantage of the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 11, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Lakeview apartment deal – 12 months free parking at Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats video

Halsted Flats is almost fully leased in well under a year. The rapid rent-up is a measure of the excitement that’s accompanied the first new rental high-rise in Lakeview in three decades. Halsted Flats’ extensive amenities rival those found in much larger buildings, and have been a major draw. A rooftop dog park overlooks a ...

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

River North apartment tower takes a step forward

833 N Clark

Construction bids are being solicited for a 33-story, 392-unit apartment tower planned for the southeast corner of Clark and Chestnut in River North. The site is in the lower foreground in the photo. The project, which was designed by Antunovich Associates, received Plan Commission approval in October. BicClerk is reporting the start date of construction ...

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

More apartments headed for the South Loop

Clark & Harrison

The 398-unit AMLI Lofts opened recently in the South Loop and a 469-unit apartment tower at 1000 S Clark St is targeting occupancy for late next year. Hundreds of additional units have been proposed for sites at 1001 S State and 1333 S Wabash. Student housing is a major part of the residential market in ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 9, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Pop-up entrepreneurs and a penthouse at K2 apartments

K2

K2, a luxury apartment community in the Fulton River District, sponsors a whirl of on- and off-site social events for residents throughout the year. Resident events range from happy hours at local bars to cooking demonstrations to pool parties to yoga classes. The grand entry concourse and one of the resident lounges hosted a production ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 9, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Mid-January move-in dates at new West Loop apartments

Circa 922

Circa 922 is a boutique, full-amenity, pet-friendly building in a steps-to-everything location. The first residents will be moving into Circa 922 in mid-January of 2015. Renters can take advantage of the staged delivery schedule for new buildings to sign a lease now and lock in some of Circa 922′s most desirable units for move-ins as ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 5, 2014