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Reside 707 apartments, 707 W Sheridan Rd, Lakeview

707 W Sheridan

Reside 707 is a 5-story, 151-unit contemporary apartment building at 707 W Sheridan Rd in Chicago’s Lake View neighborhood. The building has undergone substantial renovation since being acquired by the current owner in 2008. The exterior changes retain the kitschy integrity of the building’s early 1970s 4+1 architecture. One of the building’s distinguishing features is ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 14, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Halsted Flats apartments, 3740 N Halsted St, Lakeview

Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats is a 15-story, 269-unit luxury apartment tower at 3740 N Halsted St in Chicago’s Lake View / Wrigleyville / Boystown neighborhood. The building has nearly 11,000 square feet of ground-level retail space and a 3-level parking garage with 276 spaces. Halsted Flats is slated to begin occupancy in mid-March of 2014 as the ...

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

New City groundbreaking draws a crowd

Bob Mariano interview

Construction activity was in full swing yesterday while the groundbreaking ceremony was underway for the New City development at Halsted and Clybourn. The tent set up for the ceremony held a packed crowd, with an additional 50 people standing behind the camera platform. Structured Development’s J. Michael Drew announced that Kings Bowl America will be ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 4, 2013
North ShoreHighland Park

Lease a vibrant villa in Highland Park

1074 Clavey Highland Park

It isn’t often that you’ll see a 2-bedroom, 1-bath home described as a “hand-built country villa.” But then, how would you respond if challenged to describe this one-of-a-kind polychromatic pad? The home, at 1074 Clavey Rd in Highland Park, was recently listed for rent, fully-furnished, for $2,500 a month. Click on the listing link to ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 15, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Video – Kingsbury Plaza amenities surpass expectations

Kingsbury Plaza

The private amenities level at Kingsbury Plaza has a number of surprises, the biggest of which is an expansive and lush lawn bordered by seasonal plantings, dotted by tree-shaded areas, hosting grills and a latticed trellis. It’s an amazing environment in River North, a neighborhood where green space is precious and scarce. The lawn is ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 25, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A visual preview of eight YoChicago videos

Echelon at K Station

YoChicago shows you more of the faces, places and spaces that define how life’s lived in this great city than you’ll find at any other real estate website. We get around, and you can see where we’ve been in the 1,000s of videos at our YouTube channel and the more than 13,000 photos in our ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 21, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Video from a West Loop groundbreaking for new luxury apartments

Pat FitzGerald

The Madison on Racine, a new 216-unit apartment complex held its official groundbreaking yesterday and I was in attendance. According to architect Pat FitzGerald, the project marks “a significant change in the West Loop, a large rental building in an area that’s seen mostly condo development up until now… there’s a lot of potential in ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 24, 2013
North ShoreWinnetka

Library Place in Winnetka to enter the North Shore rental market

Library Place rental townhomes, Winnetka IL

Just south of the Winnetka Public Library is Library Place seven townhomes built in the 1960s that are being renovated by Chicago home builder and renovator, J. Lawrence Homes, a builder with projects all around the metro area. The project was formerly known as Library Plaza, but sales had stalled and J. Lawrence saw the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 31, 2012

Rental pick of the day – Wilmette 4-bedroom for $1,900

537 Romona Rd Wilmette

A 4-bedroom, 2-bath ranch home at 537 Romona Rd in Wilmette is being offered for rent at $1,900 a month. That’s an unusually low price for a 4-bedroom home in Wilmette. It’s also available for purchase for $399,000. The home, which last sold for $459,000 in 2004, is on a 63 x 132 lot almost ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 3, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Oakwood 200 Squared raises the bar on rental amenities in Chicago’s Loop

Indoor pool, Oakwood 200 Squared

Many of the high-rises in downtown Chicago offer an attractive and stylish array of building and in-unit amenities, which can make choosing your next downtown apartment a daunting task. Apartment hunters begin by prioritizing amenities that are the most important and useful to them. If an indoor pool is a must-have, for example, the number ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 27, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Oakwood 200 Squared is a Walker’s Paradise

Argo Tea

The popular WalkScore.com website gives Oakwood 200 Squared’s location, 210 N Wells St in Chicago’s Loop, a 98 of 100 Walk Score* rating – labeling it a “Walker’s Paradise.” As helpful as it is, the rating misses many of the intangibles that make Oakwood 200 Squared’s location a walker’s paradise. For starters, consider the visual ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 11, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A rare 4-bedroom townhome for rent in River North

472 W Superior Chicago

The 400 block of Superior in River North is mansion row, and also home to the City Club townhomes with its beautifully landscaped parkways. It’s a walk-to-everything location that has great expressway access. A corner townhome at 472 W Superior just became available for rent — a rare occurrence. It boasts 4 bedrooms, 3 full ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 9, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Are Zillow’s Rent Zestimates worthless?

What’s a Rent Zestimate? According to Zillow: A Rent Zestimate is Zillow’s estimated monthly rental price, computed using a proprietary formula. It is a starting point for determining the monthly rental price for a specific property. The Rent Zestimate for 432 W Huron St, a newly-built 7,000 square foot, 4-bedroom, 4 ½ bath single-family home ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 4, 2011
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Rental spotlight – 3/3 at Confetti Place in Albany Park

3653 W Leland Chicago

Prudential Rubloff’s Eric Rojas called our attention to a spacious duplex down at the Confetti Place condo that’s not yet in the MLS. The 3-bedroom, 3-bath condo has a den / office, family room, in-unit washer / dryer and an outdoor deck. Parking is included in the $1,600 rent, and the Kimball stop on the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 20, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

EnV gets LEED certification

EnV, 161 W Kinzie St, Chicago

The 249-unit EnV apartment tower at 161 W Kinzie St in River North is now LEED certified. “EnV achieved LEED certification for use of recycled and low VOC materials during construction, energy efficient heating and cooling systems, high efficiency lighting, comprehensive recycling programs, a no-smoking policy, proximity to public transportation, and the incorporation of green ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on February 16, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The drawing board: The next wave of downtown towers

If you really want to stay on top of building proposals, you should spend more time at the SkyscraperPage forum, where architecture buffs routinely uncover and share the latest renderings from firms’ websites and friends within the industry. Those “new” images of One South Halsted I posted last week? Yeah, those were old news to ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on January 31, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Curbed gets a better look at SoNo East

SoNo East, Chicago

There’s your building, folks. California-based architect Adam Berkelhamer sent Curbed new renderings of SoNo East, the 22-story, rental-only companion to the existing SoNo condo tower at 860 W Blackhawk St. Alongside the new images, Mark Boyer posted the original design by Booth Hansen, which called for matching towers positioned side-by-side.

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Posted by Joseph Askins on January 21, 2011
ChicagoSouth Side

Mixed-use Shops and Lofts in Grand Boulevard to feature 140 new apartments

Way back in April 2007, we caught wind of a proposed development in Grand Boulevard called the Shops and Lofts at 47. The mixed-use project at 47th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue was to have 167 condos, 45,000 square feet of retail space, and 15,000 square feet of office space. It never moved forward, but ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on February 4, 2010
ChicagoNorth Side

Construction compilation: Reviewing the newest proposals from around Chicago

Keeping with the last post’s train of thought, here are some other development proposals we’ve seen in the news in recent weeks. It seems like a lot of developers are talking about their ideas again, although no one seems too sure when anything will actually move forward. Market Common South Shore: US Steel and McCaffery ...

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Posted by Joseph Askins on January 15, 2010