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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
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Today’s apartment deal – Free rent at Chestnut Tower

Chestnut Tower

Chestnut Tower, a relatively new building in River North, has been undergoing a makeover. The new sundeck has a variety of seating areas, prairie landscaping, gas grills, and flat-screen TVs. It’s also a showcase for the panoramic views that residents enjoy from their apartments. Newly-renovated studios start at $1,755, 1-bedrooms at $1,975, 2-bedroom, 2-baths at ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 20, 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
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Keeping residents happy at Echelon at K Station Apartments

Tim at Echelon

Apartment hunters are drawn to Echelon, a luxury high-rise in the Fulton River District, by the convenience of its location, the building’s amenities package and the skyline and city views. Residents become attached to life at Echelon by the boutique ambiance fostered by an attentive and service-oriented staff. When something in their apartment needs attention ...

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

Streeterville split-layout two-bedrooms with great views

Streeter Place

Apartment hunters who’ve been dismayed by the scant storage space at many apartment complexes will be delighted to visit the 2-bedroom, 2-bath K plan at Streeter Place. Each of the bedrooms in the 1,235 square foot plan has its own walk-in closet and there’s a separate coat closet in the entry foyer. The K units ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 20, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Reside on Wellington, 510 W Wellington Ave, Lakeview East

Reside on Wellington

Reside on Wellington is a 90-unit apartment complex at 510 W Wellington Ave in Lakeview East. 510 W Wellington was originally a 26-room home built in 1900 and designed by W.A. Otis. The home was the Chicago residence of Frederic A. Delano, an uncle of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It was purchased in the early 1920s ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 20, 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
ChicagoNorth Side

Reside on Roscoe apartments, 532 W Roscoe St, Lakeview East

Reside on Roscoe

Reside on Roscoe is a 5-story, 70-unit contemporary elevator building at 532 W Roscoe St in the Lakeview East neighborhood a block from Lake Shore Drive. It was built in 1970. The property was substantially renovated after being acquired by an affiliate of Reside Living. The apartments Reside on Roscoe has a mix of studio ...

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

Was the Q3 downtown apartment market really that slow?

Streeterville

Chicago Real Estate Daily reported yesterday on the state of the downtown apartment market: After flying high in the first half of the year, the downtown apartment market has lost some altitude in the second. Leasing activity fell more than expected in the third quarter, dragging down rents and occupancies at downtown buildings, according to ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 18, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Reside on Stratford apartments, 525 W Stratford Pl, Lakeview East

525 W Stratford

Reside on Stratford is a 5-story, 59-unit contemporary elevator building at 525 W Stratford Pl in the Lakeview East neighborhood a block from Lake Shore Drive. It was built in 1970. The apartments Reside on Stratford has a mix of studio apartments ranging in size from 349 to 448 square feet and 1-bedroom apartments that ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 18, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Are pied-à-terre rentals a growing trend?

850 LSD

Crain’s Chicago Real Estate reported on what some are contending is a growing trend to renting rather than owning a pied-à-terre in Chicago. Developers took different approaches in estimating the number of part-time renters in their buildings. Integrated Development: Matt Phillips of Integrated Development Group estimates 12 to 15 percent of his new tenants at ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 17, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Reside on Pine Grove apartments, 3610 N Pine Grove, Lakeview East

3610 N Pine Grove

Reside on Pine Grove is a 5-story, 48-unit contemporary elevator building at 3610 N Pine Grove Ave in the Lakeview East neighborhood a block from Lake Shore Drive. It was built in the early 1970s. The apartments Reside on Pine Grove has a mix of studio apartments ranging in size from 348 to 420 square ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 17, 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
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Video – Tour a one-bedroom plus den at Streeter Place apartments

Streeter Place

Streeter Place is a full-amenity luxury apartment tower in a convenient Streeterville location close to shopping, dining, nightlife, Northwestern Hospitals and Navy Pier. The spacious apartments at Streeter Place have in-unit washer / dryers and kitchens with granite counters, ample cabinets, gas ranges, dishwashers and built-in microwaves. Currently available studios rent from $1,520 to $1,792, ...

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

Reside at 823 apartments, 823 W Buena, Buena Park

823 W Buena

Reside at 823 is a 4-story, 44-unit apartment building at 823 W Buena in the heart of the Buena Park neighborhood in Uptown. The first floor front of the brick building, which was built in the 1920s, has an elaborate terra cotta façade. The motif of fluted columns and fleur-de-lis is repeated in the interior ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 14, 2014

A flood of bait-and-switch apartment ads at Craigslist

Craigslist

As winter approaches and the number of apartment-hunting renters drops, Chicago rental services typically ramp up their year-round efforts to flood Craigslist with bait-and-switch ads. This year I’m seeing what appears to be a tidal wave of misleading and unauthorized ads. Many of those ads tout much higher rents than are actually available at the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 13, 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
ChicagoFar North

Reside at 849 apartments, 849 W Buena, Buena Park

Reside at 849

Reside at 849 is a 4-story, 61-unit courtyard building at 849 W Buena in the heart of the Buena Park neighborhood in Uptown. The yellow-brick building, built in the 1920s, is notable for its rhythmic array of bay windows looking out onto a landscaped courtyard. Reside at 849 has undergone substantial renovation since its acquisition ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 13, 2014