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Video – new Gold Coast condo tower breaks ground

4 East Elm, SCB

Convexity Properties held a ceremonial groundbreaking yesterday for 4 East Elm, the first new condominium high-rise to begin construction on Chicago’s North Side in five years and the first in the Gold Coast since 2007. The development offers 35 half- and full-floor condominiums ranging in price from $2.2 million to $7.2 million. Sales began this ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 17, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Video – 14 new Noah Properties homes in Logan Square

2635 W Medill

A Logan Square block is about to be transformed by the construction of fourteen new single-family homes by hot-selling builder Noah Properties. The development, billed as the Artisan Collection, will have 12 homes fronting the 2600 block of tree-lined Medill St and 2 homes around the corner on Belden. The free-standing homes, pre-construction priced from ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 17, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Video – Flexhouse2 in Logan Square nears sellout, launches new phase

Flexhouse2

Ranquist Development has teamed with award-winning ISA Architects to develop Flexhouse2 in Logan Square. All but one of the rowhouses in the first two phases have been sold and Flexhouse2 has just launched its final phase of 16 homes. Flexhouse2 rowhouses are modest, efficient, urban, and cool — appealing to sustainable lifestyle choices. Rather than ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 17, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Today’s apartment deal – a bargain-priced Streeterville 2-bedroom

Streeter Place

Unit 401, a 1,226 square foot 2-bedroom, 2-bath at Streeter Place is available for October 18 rental for $2,692 a month on a12-month lease. The southwest corner unit has a similar layout to the model in the video tour, above. To sweeten the deal, renters who sign a lease within 48 hours of their initial ...

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

How Al Friedman helped create River North

Al Friedman

The first night I ever spent in Chicago was in a fleabag hotel on Wells Street in the late-60s. The area now known as River North was then one of Chicago’s Skid Rows and my room was swarming with roaches. Business Week recently spotlighted River North’s transition into its current affluence and a destination for ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 16, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Preview River North apartments in YoChicago video tours

Hubbard Place

We immodestly think that YoChicago’s video tours, some of which are sponsored, are a great way to preview apartment communities and narrow your apartment search. Join us in these videos for a look at four full-amenity luxury apartment towers in River North. Hubbard Place is a new 48-story, 450-unit apartment tower across from the East ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 12, 2014

Chicago’s best free apartment finder

Aerial

If you’re searching for an apartment in Chicago’s downtown, Lincoln Park and Lakeview neighborhoods, YoChicago is the best way to yelp you find one. We’re an objective, visually rich website with comprehensive apartment reviews, all-inclusive at-a-glance lists, neighborhood maps and guides, narrated video tours and a great deal more. If you like what you see ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 8, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Webster Square condo details emerging

Webster Square

An @properties webpage has begun surfacing details of the condo offerings at Webster Square, 550 W Webster in Lincoln Park. Residences at Webster Square, the condo portion of the development, will offer one-, two- and three-bedroom condos with 1 ½ to 3 ½ baths, priced from $480,000 to $2,000,000. South-facing units will have dramatic skyline ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 5, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Apartment deal – free rent at Streeter Place in Streeterville

Streeter Place

Streeter Place is a full-amenity, pet-friendly luxury apartment tower steps from a park, and a block from Lake Shore Drive and Navy Pier. Popular restaurants Yolk and Flour & Stone are in the building, and D4 is across a landscaped plaza. Join YoChicago in the video for a tour of a two-bedroom, two-bath model, and ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 4, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Tour new luxury lofts in a great South Loop location

Aviation Lofts

Aviation Lofts, 1340 S Michigan, is a landmark in the South Loop. The building’s distinctive architecture and history have earned it a slot on the National Register of Historic Places. Just over a month after opening, more than half of the lofts have been leased. Aviation Lofts has recently undergone a complete makeover into 49 ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 3, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Scenes from the Bash on Wabash, next door to 1345 Wabash

Bash on Wabash

The Bash on Wabash is an annual weekend event sponsored by the Greater South Loop Association. It’s held in the 1300 and 1400 blocks of Wabash – just outside the new condos under construction at 1345 Wabash. 1345 Wabash is the first new condo development in the South Loop in nearly half a dozen years, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 3, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Tour a South Loop 2-bedroom with great views and upgrades

701 Wells 2905

Unit 2905 at Wells Street Tower, 701 S Wells, is a highly-upgraded 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo with the popular split-bedroom layout. The home boasts hardwood floors throughout, a kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a large island, and a gas fireplace. Both bedrooms have large closets. The master suite has a spa bath with double-bowl vanity ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 2, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

167 West Erie apartments, 167 W Erie St, River North

167 West Erie

167 West Erie, 167 W Erie St, will be a 39-story, 450-unit apartment tower in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. The project will include ground-level retail space fronting Wells St. The development received Plan Commission approval in August of 2014. Construction is anticipated to begin early in 2015, with completion slated for 2016. Chicago-based Mac Management ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 28, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A spacious light-filled landmark on Astor Street

1345 N Astor

The Edwin J Gardiner house, 1345 N Astor St, was built in 1887 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 14-room, 5-bedroom, 5 ½ bath Gold Coast home has east, west and south exposures, large windows and multiple skylights that flood the home with natural light. The home has been beautifully ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 26, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

From the vault – Sweet Home Chicago, Fall 1988

Sweet Home Chicago

YoChicago started in business in 1987 as a weekly real estate newspaper called the Real Estate Profile and, later, Apartments & Homes. Among other activities we ran five home shows, most recently at Navy Pier in 1989, where we drew a crowd of nearly 20,000 over a 3-day period. Join us for a nostalgic look ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 25, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Condominium review, 2650 Lakeview, Lincoln Park

Sudler Property Management

2650 Lakeview is a 44-story, 398-unit full-amenity contemporary high-rise at 2650 N Lakeview in Lincoln Park. It’s easily recognizable by its strong vertical risers and bay windows. The building was built in 1972 as a rental building, and was converted to condominiums in 1979. The architect for the building was Loebl, Schlossman, Bennett & Dart ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 25, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

A wonderful Bucktown home that’s large yet cozy

1614 Leavitt

When you arrive at 1614 N Leavitt in Bucktown you’ll feel like you’re at a home built in the late 1800s. In fact, the home is less than 10 years old but is a wonderful recreation of an architecturally distinctive period piece. Every element in the home is of artisan quality and a high level ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 22, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

K2 Apartments, a short walk from Chicago’s hottest neighborhoods

K2 pool deck

K2 Apartments, the new luxury tower at 365 N Halsted St in Chicago’s Fulton River District, has a keystone location that affords quick pedestrian access to the city’s hottest neighborhoods. The West Loop, River West and River North – the neighborhoods adjacent to K2 – are all just a few minutes’ walk away, and they’re ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 21, 2014
News & trendsArchitecture & design

Apply for the 21st Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards

Harvest Commons

Applications are now open for the 21st Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards (CNDA). The CNDAs recognize innovation and best practices in neighborhood development. Established in 1995, the awards “recognize and honor the outstanding achievements in neighborhood real estate development and community building, as well as the essential role that both non-profit and for-profit developers play ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 20, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

View the Gold Coast’s best pool party

1120 North LaSalle

Planned Property sponsors a series of resident appreciation events throughout the year at 1120 North LaSalle, but the most-anticipated is the annual pool party. We think it’s the Gold Coast’s best pool party and hope you agree after watching the video. Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments are available at 1120 North LaSalle, which is a ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 19, 2014