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North lakefront MLS-listed rentals on the rise

Aerial view

The number of MLS-listed homes and condos available for rent in six north lakefront ZIP Codes from Lincoln Park to Rogers Park is 16% higher than it was six weeks ago, and 35% higher than at the same time two years ago. The 668 units currently available for rent represent only a 3% increase since ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 16, 2014
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A tour of Halsted Flats’ new model apartments

Halsted Flats model kitchen

Halsted Flats, 3740 N Halsted, is the first new full-amenity apartment high-rise to be built in Lakeview in the last 30 years. Halsted Flats opened recently and has been renting rapidly, with the studios being one of the most popular layouts. Join YoChicago for a look at the just-opened studio, one- and two-bedroom, two-bath model ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 14, 2014
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What’s for rent in the Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Lakeview

2756 N Pine Grove

Planned Property owns and manages more than 3,000 apartments in twenty-eight Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Lakeview buildings in prime locations. The buildings range from walk-ups to contemporary mid-rises to vintage and modern high-rises. Read on for rent and availability information at each of the buildings. Our featured building this week is 2756 N Pine ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 11, 2014
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Pay a “free” rental service $1,200 to rent in Roscoe Village

3444 N Hoyne

When I ran a search for Roscoe Village apartments at Craigslist yesterday I got 823 results. I scanned many ads that clearly weren’t in Roscoe Village and found only a few that were. I’d driven around much of Roscoe Village earlier in the day and was surprised to see only one FOR RENT sign, on ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 9, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Roscoe Village single-family sales appear to be hot

3400 block Oakley Ave

We drove around most of Roscoe Village yesterday looking for apartment for rent signs and saw only one. We did note about a dozen new homes, major renovations and teardowns underway. A brief scan of the area at Redfin reported scores of single-family homes having been sold in the neighborhood within the last 12 months, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 9, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Innovative architecture in Logan Square at Flexhouse2

Flexhouse2

Ranquist Development and Sedgwick Investments have teamed with award-winning ISA Architects to develop Flexhouse2. Flexhouse2 rowhomes are modest, efficient, urban, and cool — appealing to sustainable lifestyle choices. Rather than rigidly defined rooms and hallways, the Flexhouse flows, is more open and allows easy adaptation to a variety of uses and lifestyles. The Flexhouse offers ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 8, 2014
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Wrigley Field and skyline views from Halsted Flats 2-bedrooms

Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats, the first new full-amenity apartment tower in Lakeview in nearly 30 years, has been renting up rapidly. Higher floors will be available for occupancy shortly, and south-facing 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments have spectacular panoramic views from Wrigley Field to the downtown skyline. Join us for a brief look at the scene that’s seen from ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 7, 2014
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Apartment deal – book your appointment online and save $300

Planned offer

A number of Chicago’s apartment buildings and management companies offer incentives to renters who book their appointments directly rather than through a rental service. Planned Property currently has one of the most generous rewards for online appointment-booking: up to a $300 discount on the first month’s rent. Planned Property, one of YoChicago’s sponsors, owns and ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 4, 2014
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A 2-bedroom home that Mies might approve

340 Diversey

The just-listed 2-bedroom, 2-bath home at Commonwealth Plaza, 340 W Diversey, is billed as a “Mies masterpiece.” Shall we shorten that to Miesterpiece? The home has undergone a renovation that respects Mies van der Rohe’s spare and timeless architecture. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer north views of the park and lake. A built-in office is a major ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 3, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Flats No. 2500 – how overpriced is it?

2500 N Clybourn

Let’s compare two very different two-bedroom apartment options in Lincoln Park: one at Flats No. 2500, 2500 N Clybourn, and the other at Eugenie Terrace, 1730 N Clark St. Flats No. 2500 (review) is near the far northwest edge of Lincoln Park on a bleak stretch of Clybourn Ave, nearly two miles from Lincoln Park, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 2, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

The dish on Logan Square’s Flexhouse2

Flexhouse2

Ranquist Development has a well-earned reputation for building in a distinctive architectural style. At Flexhouse2 in Logan Square Ranquist has teamed Sedgwick Investments and with award-winning, Philadelphia-based ISA Architecture. Phase I of Flexhouse2, 2630 N Ridgeway in Logan Square, is at the pre-drywall stage and a third of the units have already been sold. The ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 1, 2014
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A corner Lakeview townhome with great outdoor space

1251 Fletcher

Set aside your preconceptions about townhomes. The 2-bedroom, 2 ½ bath townhome at 1251 W Fletcher doesn’t fit them. The home has a corner location and large windows that flood the living areas with light. The main rooms are spacious and have high ceilings. The home’s newly-renovated kitchen has granite counters, stainless-steel appliances and a ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 31, 2014
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Lakeview’s Halsted Flats is renting rapidly

Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats, 3740 N Halsted St, has reached the point where everything seems to be happening at warp speed. The first residents moved into the new high-rise just a few days ago and the building’s convertible, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments are nearly 40% leased. The lobby was completed and staffed 24/7 just ahead of ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 26, 2014
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New Lakeview apartments at 3130 N Lake Shore Drive

3130 LSD

The contemporary high-rise at 3130 is the only rental building in the Lakeview neighborhood with a Lake Shore Drive address. 3130 N Lake Shore Drive recently carved five studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments out of previously underutilized space. The apartments have all new windows, hardwood floors, stylish kitchens, baths with an oversized shower and spacious ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 26, 2014
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A soaring duplex at Lakeview’s Lincoln Theater Lofts

3160 Lincoln

The 2-bedroom, 2-bath loft at 3160 N Lincoln spans 1,700 square feet. The entry explodes into a dramatic space with soaring 18-foot ceilings. It’s a space that’s ideal for entertaining, with a dream kitchen boasting ample cabinets, stainless-steel appliances and expansive counter space open to a large living / dining area and a walk-out balcony. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 25, 2014
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Tour Lakeview’s newest apartments with the developer

Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats, the first new full-amenity rental high-rise built in Lakeview in nearly 30 years, moved in its first residents last weekend. Earlier that week developer Jim Letchinger of JDL Development offered a brief overview of the building, the amenities and the location in the above video. The leasing office is currently open on-site.

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Posted by sponsored post on March 21, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

A Lakeview one-bedroom across from Yolk on Diversey

430 Diversey

The one-bedroom apartment available for rent at 430 W Diversey floods with light from south-facing windows. The apartment has new hardwood floors, an updated kitchen and bath, and a brick wall in the bedroom for a touch of character. The location is on the border of Lincoln Park and Lakeview, just west of the park. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 21, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Tour dozens of Lakeview East apartment buildings

Joeff Davis photo

You can spend less than an hour touring some of Lakeview East’s best apartment buildings in YoChicago videos. Or you can waste an hour at an apartment rental service waiting to repeat the information you’ve already given over the phone to a rookie agent who will put you in a car and show you rundown, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 19, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Video tours of twenty Lincoln Park apartment buildings

Lincoln Park

You can waste half an hour at an apartment rental service waiting to repeat the information you’ve already given over the phone to a rookie agent who will put you in a car and show you rundown, hard-to-rent apartments that may or may not be in Lincoln Park. Or you can spend half an hour ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 18, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Move-ins begin at Lakeview’s Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats

The first residents will begin moving in tomorrow at Halsted Flats, 3740 N Halsted in Lakeview. Halsted Flats is the first new rental high-rise built in Lakeview in more than 20 years, and the only full-amenity rental building in the neighborhood. Halsted Flats has a landscaped sundeck with an outdoor pool and hot tub, a ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 14, 2014