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West Loop affordable apartments topped out, closing in

727 W Lake

The 10-story, 61-unit apartment building at 727 W Lake St in the West Loop is topped out and in the process of being closed in. According to the developer, Interfaith Housing Development Corporation, all of the apartments will be rented to residents who earn at or below 50% of the area median income (AMI) and ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 25, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The space-expanding views from Streeter Place

Streeter Place view

Streeter Place, 355 E Ohio in Streeterville, has a variety of studio to 3-bedroom apartments that are more spacious than many in the neighborhood. Square footage is just one measure of space, and not the most important. Streeter Place’s floor plans make efficient use of their space and expand it dramatically with floor-to-ceiling windows that ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 25, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Apartment deal of the day – a pet-friendly Lincoln Park one-bedroom

2756 Pine Grove

The 176-unit, 11-story vintage high-rise at 2756 North Pine Grove, close to the park in Lincoln Park, has a variety of renovated one- and two-bedroom apartments. A renovated one-bedroom with hardwood floors and a separate dining area is currently available for $1,325 a month. Vintage touches in the apartment include crown and picture frame moldings. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 25, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Deal of the day – newly-renovated 3-bedrooms at Chestnut Tower

Chestnut Tower

Newly-renovated high-floor 3-bedroom, 3-bath homes are available at Chestnut Tower, 121 W Chestnut St. Unit 3106 is available immediately and rents for $4,995 per month. Unit 3406 will be ready for move-in on August 6 at a monthly rental of $5,150. “We’re not likely to have additional 3-bedrooms available until next spring,” reports property manager ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 24, 2014

Free Chicago rental services and great apartment deals

Belmont Harbor aerial

Chicago’s piratical rental services would like renters to believe that their services are free. There are renters gullible enough to believe that, just as there are renters who are naïve enough to believe the claim that rental services will negotiate the best deal for them. Chicago’s rental services aren’t that naïve. They’re fully aware that ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 24, 2014

Midtown Square apartments in Glenview target Q4 occupancy

Midtown Square, Glenview

Midtown Square, a mixed-use development on a 2.7 acre site at Glenview Rd and Church St in downtown Glenview, is targeting Q4 2014 occupancy for its 138 one- and two-bedroom apartments. Trammel Crow’s High Street Residential is the developer and FitzGerald Associates is the architecture firm for the project. Exterior construction is nearing completion, and ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 23, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Tour the over-the-top amenities at Hubbard Place in River North

Hubbard Place

Hubbard Place, a new 43-story, 450-unit apartment tower in River North, offers a lavish array of social spaces where its residents can meet each other or enjoy a quiet moment. A spacious, richly-landscaped deck hosts a pool with cabanas, BBQ grills, and a variety of “living room” areas for more intimate social gatherings. The deck ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 23, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Smaller buildings renting rapidly in West Loop

20-22 N Aberdeen

A number of smaller new West Loop apartment buildings built by Michigan Avenue Real Estate Group have leased up rapidly, at rents comparable to those charged at full-amenity towers in the neighborhood. All of the 54 new apartments at 20 – 22 N Aberdeen, which became available for occupancy beginning July 1, have been rented. ...

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

Two new West Loop apartment buildings near completion

Circa 922

The Madison, a 216-unit apartment midrise at 1212 W Madison, is almost entirely closed in. The building’s website has floor plans and rents available, and appears to be offering immediate occupancy, although the building doesn’t appear to ready for occupancy. Circa 922, 922 W Washington, is topped out at 11 stories. The building’s website is ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 22, 2014
Downtown / LoopTips & adviceRenting

Should renters claim the broker bonus at 73 East Lake?

73 East Lake Chicago

Not all Chicago landlords cooperate with rental service brokers, but the ones that do typically pay a commission equal to a month’s rent. Several of the newer buildings have rented up successfully while paying rental services a flat fee per unit that’s well under a month’s rent. The new Loop apartment tower at 73 East ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 21, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Tour the new luxury apartments at Webster Square in Lincoln Park

Webster Square sundeck

Webster Square is the first new construction apartment building in Lincoln Park in decades. Webster Square boasts a top-tier location at 558 W Webster Ave, steps from the best of everything in Lincoln Park. Oz Park and Mrs Green’s Natural Market are directly across the street. Buses at the corner connect to downtown and to ...

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

The scary swift service at K2 luxury apartments

Juan and Rafael at K2

K2 is a new luxury apartment tower in the Fulton River District. K2 has a stellar location, a full suite of amenities that includes a pool deck with skyline views, a fitness center, a basketball court / yoga studio, resident lounge and party rooms, a business center, a theater and the city’s largest dog run. ...

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

See Chris Kennedy’s remarks at the Wolf Point groundbreaking

Chris Kennedy

Construction has been underway for months on a 509-unit, 48-story apartment tower at Wolf Point, the iconic site where the Chicago River forks to the north and south. It’s typical for an official groundbreaking ceremony to occur well after the actual groundbreaking that marks the start of construction. On Friday, July 18, 100s of people ...

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

View the Taste of River North from K2 Apartments

Ward Park

K2 Apartments has a gateway location in the Fulton River District that affords its residents quick access to the bars, restaurants, nightlife and other attractions in the adjacent West Loop, River West and River North neighborhoods. One of the advantages of K2′s location is that summer becomes a months-long festival of nearby neighborhood events. On ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 18, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Rent an apartment and donate to the Lakeview Pantry

Lakeview Pantry

You need a new apartment, and many Chicago residents need help with food, especially in the summer months when children are out of school. When you become a new resident at one of Planned Property‘s apartments this July and August, Planned will donate a portion of your rent to the Lakeview Pantry to help meet ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 18, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Night views from Streeter Place, and Navy Pier fireworks

View from Streeter Place

I arrived on the 55th floor roof of Streeter Place, 355 E Ohio, just after sunset yesterday evening. The timing allowed me to sample the views before the Navy Pier fireworks began at 9:30. The roof configuration didn’t offer a direct view south. Night shots show off my limitations as a photographer – and my ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 17, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

The shockingly good views from Webster Square

Webster Square view

One of the expected trade-offs for living on a pedestrian-friendly street in the lower-density parts of Lincoln Park is giving up skyline views. If that’s your expectation, you’re likely to be shocked when you step out on the sundeck at Webster Square. The views are sweeping, and they’re extraordinary, even at mid-day on a mostly ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 16, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

The everyday convenience of Halsted Flats apartments

Whole Foods

When you visit Halsted Flats, the new luxury apartment tower in Lakeview East, you’re likely to be impressed by the building’s extensive amenities and its feature-laden apartments, and overlook the basic needs of day-to-day living. Don’t worry. Whole Foods is just down the block on Halsted, and Walgreen’s and Walmart are just around the corner ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 16, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Scenes from the unveiling party at Hubbard Place apartments

Hubbard Place party

On Thursday July 10, Hubbard Place, a new luxury apartment tower in River North, teamed up with CS Modern Luxury magazine to host a party unveiling the building’s lavish pool deck. Hundreds of people attended on a beautiful evening to meet their fellow residents and enjoy the music and refreshments, with views of Chicago’s skyline ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 15, 2014
DealsChicagoNorth Side

Updated Lakeview East studios and 1-bedrooms steps from everything

500 West Belmont

500 West Belmont is a contemporary elevator building with large apartments. The apartments have updated kitchens and baths, a choice of laminate or wood-look flooring, great closet space and available parking. The Lakeview East location is close to the lake, the Broadway restaurant and bar strip and convenient to public transportation. Book an appointment online ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 11, 2014