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Meet Aleisha, a 1345 Wabash buyer

Aleisha, 1345 Wabash

Aleisha is a freelance writer who currently rents in the South Loop. When looking for her new home, her priorities were equal parts a convenient location and a live / work space where she would love to spend her time. At 1345 Wabash, she found both and much more. Here’s what Aleisha had to say ...

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

A random look at new downtown apartment construction

1000 S Clark St

Last week I visited a number of the new apartment projects under construction in downtown Chicago to check on their progress. Site prep has just begun at 1001 S State. Construction is making rapid progress at 1000 S Clark, pictured above, which is targeting occupancy late in 2015. The Wolf Point apartment tower is advancing ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 15, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Brokers get first look at new South Loop condos

1345 Wabash

1345 Wabash, a new condo tower in the South Loop, was the site of a broker’s open house yesterday. Real estate brokers donned hard hats, safety vests and glasses and trekked up to view framed-in units on the fourth floor. High ceilings and open-plan living areas make the units feel spacious and floor-to-ceiling windows expand ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 12, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

More apartments headed for the South Loop

Clark & Harrison

The 398-unit AMLI Lofts opened recently in the South Loop and a 469-unit apartment tower at 1000 S Clark St is targeting occupancy for late next year. Hundreds of additional units have been proposed for sites at 1001 S State and 1333 S Wabash. Student housing is a major part of the residential market in ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 9, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

South Loop apartments gain a world-class neighbor

Grant Park skate park

The new “world class” Grant Park skate park opened last Saturday, and it was an instant hit. If you were anywhere in the vicinity you saw a stream of mostly teens and tweens headed for the park on their boards, bikes and blades. Once you arrived at the park you had to marvel at how ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 8, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

South Loop penthouse apartments available

The LEX

There’s a special feeling that comes with living in a penthouse apartment and having no one living above you. That special feeling is enhanced by the perks that often come with penthouse living. The desire to live in a special way results in penthouse apartments turning over infrequently and renting quickly when they do. A ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 4, 2014
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The South Loop has Chicago’s best new condos

1345 S Wabash

When you set out to buy the best new condo in Chicago you’ll factor in cost of ownership, location, architecture, unit finishes, and the developer’s track record. When you’ve looked at all of your options, you’re likely to conclude that only one new development rates an “A+” in all of those categories: 1345 Wabash in ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 3, 2014

How to get an edge on renting the best apartments

Astoria Tower

If you’re working with a rental service, the odds are high that you’re not going to able to rent some of Chicago’s most desirable apartments. Some of the companies that own and manage sought-after apartments either don’t cooperate with rental services or only allow them access to their hard-to-rent units. If you want to rent ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 1, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The views from 1345 Wabash in the South Loop

View from 1345 Wabash

I recently rode the construction elevator to the 15th floor of 1345 Wabash and climbed two flights of stairs to the roof to be greeted by the panoramic view you see above. You’d have to swivel your head from to side to side to take in the full panorama. The shots above are a more ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 24, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

South Loop condo building reverts from rentals

1555 Wabash at arrow

Condo sales may be heating up in the South Loop. Condo sales at the new 1345 Wabash, Adler Place and Harbor View are apparently robust enough to encourage what we’d taken to calling the “washout on Wabash” to switch from rentals to sales. The 176-unit project at 1555 S Wabash went into a Chapter 11 ...

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

Today’s deal – South Loop two-bedrooms with free rent

The LEX

The LEX, a luxury apartment tower in the South Loop, has two-bedroom, two-bath apartments available for immediate occupancy, priced from $2,068 to $2,269. Two-bedroom plus den, 2-bath apartments are available from $2,334 to $2,346. The deal: apply within 24 hours of your first showing and the second month of your 12-month lease will be rent-free. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 12, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A South Loop new construction update

1345 Wabash

We visited three South Loop new construction sites on Saturday to check on their progress. The elevator core at 1345 Wabash is topped out and the building’s top floor should be complete within a week. Window installation has begun on the lower floors. The 16-story, 144-unit new condominium development, the first in the South Loop ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 10, 2014
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Luxury South Loop 2-bedrooms from $2,138 a month

The LEX

In a market that’s seen skyrocketing rents in recent years, it’s comforting to know that a 2-bedroom, 2-bath luxury South Loop apartment can still be yours for less than $2,200 a month. The LEX, a newer full-amenity apartment tower, currently has 2-bedroom, 2-baths priced from $2,138 to $2,416 a month. The homes have the sought-after ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 6, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Low-amenity new South Loop condos appeal with style and value

1345 S Wabash

While a spate of new downtown rental buildings vie to offer the most lavish amenities packages, some budget-conscious consumers are opting to buy new construction condos at 1345 Wabash in the South Loop. 1345′s buyers recognize that the sleek high-rise tower’s low-amenities concept translates immediately and in the long-term to lower assessments and more affordable ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 6, 2014
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A new dog park near new South Loop condos

Fred Anderson park

Dog owners at the new 1345 Wabash condos will have a short jaunt to Coliseum Park. The dog-friendly area there is being upgraded, and its shady tranquility will delight pups who like to watch kids at play. A bit further south, the new Fred Anderson Dog Park is taking shape, and it will set a ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 30, 2014
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Rent a South Loop two-bedroom with two balconies

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Renters with a roommate have a strong preference for two-bedroom, two-bath apartments that have the bedrooms separated from each other for privacy. Astoria Tower, a luxury South Loop high-rise, has a variety of split-bedroom two-bedroom floor plans available, but one comes with an unusual bonus. Each of the bedrooms in the building’s 03 tier has ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 30, 2014
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1000 South Clark apartments, 1000 S Clark St, South Loop

1000 S Clark St

1000 South Clark is a 469-unit, 29-story apartment tower under construction in the South Loop. First occupancies at 1000 South Clark are targeted for late in 2015. JDL Development is the developer and Hartshorne Plunkard is the architecture firm. The general contractor is Lend Lease. The apartments Details of the building’s unit mix and apartment ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 29, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A new level of style at new South Loop condos

1345 S Wabash

CMK has a nearly 20- year history of developing award-winning, architecturally-distinctive buildings that enliven their surroundings. CMK’s latest South Loop community, 1345 Wabash, sets a new standard for interior finishes and is attracting a style-conscious buyer who also wants a strong location and value pricing. 1345′s finishes will include brands typically found in pricier homes: ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 24, 2014
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Today’s South Loop apartment deals

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Two full-amenity South Loop high-rises are offering “Look and lease” deals to renters who lease within 24 hours of their first visit. Featured apartments at The LEX, 2138 S Indiana, include a one-bedroom in the loft portion of the building for $1,522 a month and a two-bedroom, two-bath in the tower portion for $2,263. The ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 21, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New South Loop condos near dozens of dining and drinking venues

Giordano's

Imagine having dozens of dining and drinking establishments within a few blocks of where you live. Imagination will mirror reality for residents at 1345 Wabash, the first new high-rise condos built in the South Loop in half a dozen years. There’s a fabulous restaurant / bar cluster on the same block as 1345 Wabash, just ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 17, 2014