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634 W Cornelia

Planned Property is waiving the $300 move-in fee for one-bedrooms renting from $1,300 a month at 634 W Cornelia. The large one-bedrooms in this classic courtyard building have refinished hardwood floors. Halsted Flats, a new luxury apartment tower, has a variety of deals: A free $200 parking spot for 12 months on two-bedroom apartments for ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 27, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A look inside the West Loop’s new Circa 922

Circa 922

I stopped by yesterday for a brief look inside Circa 922, a new 104-unit, 11-story luxury boutique apartment building at 922 W Washington in the West Loop. The whimsical sculpture in the elevator lobby is a subtle reminder of the West Loop’s industrial and warehousing past. Most of Circa 922′s amenities are on the first ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 27, 2015
North ShoreEvanston

Short-term furnished apartments at AMLI Evanston

Suite Home Chicago

AMLI Evanston is a new, mixed-use, amenity-rich apartment and retail complex. The building has Dollop Coffee on-site, Firehouse Grill across the street, and good proximity to bars, restaurants, grocery shops, downtown Evanston and the Northwestern campus. Suite Home Chicago‘s fully-furnished, short-term apartments at AMLI Evanston set up with everything you need to feel at home ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 26, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Sunny Streeterville 2-bedrooms with great day and night views

Atwater view

Atwater, a luxury tower at 355 E Ohio St in Streeterville currently has sunny southeast corner 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments available for mid-February and mid-March occupancy at $3,102 to $3,262 a month. The apartments span 1,222 square feet and serve up spectacular day and night vistas from floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies. The open plan kitchen ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 23, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

First residents move in at West Loop’s Circa 922

Circa 922

Circa 922, a new apartment tower at 922 W Washington in the West Loop, marked a few milestones late last week. The first-floor amenities opened for use, the leasing office moved on-site and and the first residents moved in to their new homes. Circa 922 is a full-amenity, pet-friendly, smoke-free community with everything you’ve been ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 23, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Kingsbury Plaza’s fabulous two-bedroom apartments

Kingsbury Plaza

Kingsbury Plaza‘s riverfront location in River North affords residents great views in every direction, but one of the most sought-after views is of the skyline to the east. The fabulous two-bedroom apartments at Kingsbury Plaza have two ways to enjoy the skyline view: a curving wall of floor-to-ceiling windows and a private sheltered balcony. Kingsbury ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 23, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A first look at the new Chestnut Place apartments

Chestnut Place

The 30-story Chestnut Place apartment tower at 850 N State in River North changed ownership recently. The apartments, amenities and ground-level retail space are undergoing a complete makeover, and I stopped in earlier today for a look at one of the new apartments. The 1-bedroom I visited had wood-look floors in the living areas and ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 22, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The enduring appeal of living in Old Town

Old Town

Old Town was the neighborhood of choice in the 60s and 70s when the north side of Chicago began its decades-long and continuing revitalization. Throughout the years it remained the neighborhood of choice for Chicagoans who wanted to live in a lively, low-density, pedestrian-friendly, architecturally diverse environment close to one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants, bars, parks, Oak ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 22, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A Monday visit to the Wolf Point apartment site

Wolf Point

The 20th floor of Wolf Point was under construction when I visited on Monday, putting the building near the halfway point toward its full 48-story height. The 510-unit luxury apartment tower is targeting first occupancies for late this year and, at last report, planned to begin pre-leasing in the spring. When the weather improves, I’ll ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 21, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Early move-ins at Jones Chicago renting sight-unseen

Jones Chicago

The first residents have moved into Jones Chicago, a 25-story, 188-unit apartment tower at 220 W Illinois St in River North. A number of the new residents reportedly relocated from out-of-state and rented their apartments sight-unseen. Almost exactly a year ago we reported on a growing trend of out-of-towners renting at the new K2 apartment ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 20, 2015
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Free rent on River North penthouses

Chestnut Tower

Chestnut Tower currently has immediate occupancy available on a top-floor 870 square foot 1-bedroom apartment that’s been recently renovated. The unit has unobstructed views to the north and west and rents for $2,525. A 34th floor 3-bedroom, 3-bath is also currently available for $5,225, and includes a free parking space in the on-site garage. The ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 20, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The burgeoning burger scene near Park Michigan apartments

Five Guys

There are already half a dozen places to grab a hamburger within about a block of the South Loop‘s Park Michigan apartments. The options include, in alphabetical order, Artists Café. Eleven City Diner, Five Guys, The Scout, Urban Counter and Wabash Tap. Chicago Magazine is reporting that the popular Burger Bar will open on Thursday, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 20, 2015

That apartment was rented before you applied

Kardas photo

Applying for an apartment that’s already been rented – or was never available – is just one of the very many pitfalls you’ll encounter when you work with a Chicago rental service / apartment locator / apartment finder. Many landlords allow multiple rental services to advertise and show their apartments while retaining the right to ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 19, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Rent a Streeterville one-bedroom with a private terrace

Atwater

A one-of-a-kind apartment is currently available at Atwater, a luxury tower at 355 E Ohio St in Streeterville. The 14th floor one-bedroom spans 1,010 square feet plus a private terrace with north and east exposures. The apartment has floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, an open-plan kitchen with ample cabinet and counter space and an in-unit washer/ ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 16, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Rent now and move to the hot West Loop in April

Circa 922

Chicago’s West Loop sprawls nearly two miles from east to west and over a mile from north to south. When you move to Circa 922, you’ll be at 922 W Washington, steps from everything in the heart of the city’s hottest neighborhood. Circa 922 is a new high-rise rental tower adjacent to an existing loft ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 16, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Luxury one-bedrooms with great views

K2 view

If having a great view is the number one priority in your apartment hunt, you’ll want to visit K2, a new luxury tower in a walk-to-everything Fulton River District location. All of K2′s apartments boast floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors in living areas, in-unit washer / dryers and stylish kitchen and bath finishes. Many of the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 15, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

South Loop apartments for rent – an up-to-date list

South Loop apartments

If you want to rent in the South Loop, you can see all of your managed apartment building options on YoChicago’s South Loop availability list. There are just over a dozen large apartment complexes in the South Loop, and we’ve listed them in this Google spreadsheet, and checked what’s available for rent, and what the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 14, 2015
ChicagoNorth Side

Apartments near where Lincoln Park and Lakeview meet

Clark & Diversey

Clark St, Broadway St and Diversey Pkwy intersect at the border of Lincoln Park and Lakeview. The location is one of the most vibrant scenes in Chicago. This crossroads is steps away from major grocery stores like Trader Joe’s, Walmart and The Market Place, pharmacies, Bed, Bath & Beyond, a raft of fashion-oriented retailers, fitness ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 13, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Fun, food and fitness at Old Town apartments

1225 Old Town

Residents at 1225 Old Town can take part in on-site wellness and fitness events four days a week: Pilates on Saturday, yoga on Sunday, Zumba on Monday and Boot Camp on Tuesday. The fitness center at the luxury apartment tower is open 24/7 for residents who prefer a self-guided workout or one with their personal ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 13, 2015
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

The LEX, luxury apartments in the new South Loop

The LEX

The southern part of the South Loop is poised for major change with the development of a new arena and hotel near McCormick Place, plans for the Lucas Museum, the opening of the new CTA Green Line stop at Cermak and the coming alive of the Motor Row Entertainment District. Businesses are opening in anticipation ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 13, 2015