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Spacious three-bedrooms for rent at Chestnut Tower

Chestnut Tower

Two high-floor 3-bedroom, 3-bath homes will be available in June at Chestnut Tower, 121 W Chestnut St. The unusually spacious homes span 1,920 square feet and have hardwood floors, in-unit washer / dryers and renovated kitchens and baths. Kitchens open to a large living / dining area with two walls of windows. Rent for the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 17, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

No visible progress at Bronzeville’s Rosenwald Apartments

Rosenwald Apartments

It’s been nearly two years since I spent a good chunk of two days walking the area around the Rosenwald Apartments, a massive abandoned complex at 47th and Michigan. Members of Rosenwald for All, a group of neighbors who live near the building, accompanied me for part of the time and shared their thoughts in ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 17, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

An update on Shops and Lofts at 47

Shops and Lofts at 47

The groundbreaking for the long-dormant Shops and Lofts at 47, 47th St and Cottage Grove, occurred just over a year ago and the development was slated to open “in early 2014.” It’s been seven years and a day since we first wrote about the project. Early 2014 has come and gone, but the project appeared ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 16, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

A tour of Halsted Flats’ new model apartments

Halsted Flats model kitchen

Halsted Flats, 3740 N Halsted, is the first new full-amenity apartment high-rise to be built in Lakeview in the last 30 years. Halsted Flats opened recently and has been renting rapidly, with the studios being one of the most popular layouts. Join YoChicago for a look at the just-opened studio, one- and two-bedroom, two-bath model ...

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

A birthday and a bridge at K2 luxury apartments

Steve and Randy Fifield

On Thursday evening, April 10, a crowd of people who built K2 and who live in it gathered to celebrate the anniversary of the luxury apartment building’s opening. The event was also the occasion for the ribbon-cutting for the new bridge that connects K2′s luxury apartments directly to the adjacent Jewel-Osco supermarket and pharmacy, Radio ...

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

Is the Gold Coast’s grandest yard at risk?

Gold Coast Lurie

The 19,000 square foot Gold Coast home at 1547 N Dearborn Pkwy has one of the most beautifully landscaped side yards on Chicago’s north side. It’s a true urban oasis that has to be a constant source of delight to its owner. You can see some of the yard in the above video and more ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 11, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

K2 luxury apartments hosts an Ask the Vet event

K2 pooch

YoChicago singled out K2 Apartments, 365 N Halsted, as the pet-friendliest apartments in the West Loop / Fulton River District. K2 has the city’s largest dog run immediately adjacent to the building, has pet treats and handouts in the leasing office and lobby, and sponsors a variety of events throughout the year to bring pet ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 9, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Innovative architecture in Logan Square at Flexhouse2

Flexhouse2

Ranquist Development and Sedgwick Investments have teamed with award-winning ISA Architects to develop Flexhouse2. Flexhouse2 rowhomes are modest, efficient, urban, and cool — appealing to sustainable lifestyle choices. Rather than rigidly defined rooms and hallways, the Flexhouse flows, is more open and allows easy adaptation to a variety of uses and lifestyles. The Flexhouse offers ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 8, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Does Chicagoland Property Group’s Collin Walker deliberately lie on Craigslist?

1225 screen cap

After having looked at many of Collin Walker’s repetitive ads at Craigslist, my considered opinion is that his ads often contain deliberate lies. We posted on what we deemed a Walker lie yesterday, and here’s another … Walker had seven ads active on Craigslist yesterday for “beautiful new” and “beautifully updated” Lincoln Park and Old ...

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

Basecamp River North is selling quickly pre-construction

Basecamp River North rendering

Thirty-two of the 47 rowhomes at Basecamp River North are under contract before construction has begun. The remaining 3-bedroom, 3-bath homes boast high-style architecture, two-car attached garages and roof decks with dramatic views of the River North and downtown skyline. The homes are pre-construction priced from the mid-$500s, with occupancy anticipated in the late summer ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 8, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Wrigley Field and skyline views from Halsted Flats 2-bedrooms

Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats, the first new full-amenity apartment tower in Lakeview in nearly 30 years, has been renting up rapidly. Higher floors will be available for occupancy shortly, and south-facing 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments have spectacular panoramic views from Wrigley Field to the downtown skyline. Join us for a brief look at the scene that’s seen from ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 7, 2014
ChicagoFar North

A video visit to the Backyard Andersonville rowhomes

Chase Park

Twenty of the 23 townhomes have been sold at Backyard Andersonville, 4832 N Clark St. The model home, a 2-bedroom, 2-bath priced in the mid-$400s is available for immediate occupancy. Phase II began construction a few weeks ago and occupancy is slated for the fall. Two 3-bedroom, 2-bath homes are available in Phase II, priced ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 4, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Flats No. 2500 – how overpriced is it?

2500 N Clybourn

Let’s compare two very different two-bedroom apartment options in Lincoln Park: one at Flats No. 2500, 2500 N Clybourn, and the other at Eugenie Terrace, 1730 N Clark St. Flats No. 2500 (review) is near the far northwest edge of Lincoln Park on a bleak stretch of Clybourn Ave, nearly two miles from Lincoln Park, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 2, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

Checking prices at Union Row in East Pilsen

Union Row

It’s been a while since we’ve checked on the status of the Union Row townhomes on 16th St in East Pilsen. You can join me for a walk around the development in the above video, and see much more of the neighborhood and Union Row in the 23 videos at this YouTube playlist. Union Row’s ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 2, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

Tour new luxury apartments at the Shoreland in Hyde Park

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The Shoreland is a Hyde Park landmark, once one of its grandest hotels and now its newest luxury apartments. The Studio Gang-inspired renovation of the Shoreland resulted in a series of intimate gathering spacious in the lavish lobby, mezzanine-level amenities that include resident lounges, a game / party room and a fitness room with space ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 1, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

The dish on Logan Square’s Flexhouse2

Flexhouse2

Ranquist Development has a well-earned reputation for building in a distinctive architectural style. At Flexhouse2 in Logan Square Ranquist has teamed Sedgwick Investments and with award-winning, Philadelphia-based ISA Architecture. Phase I of Flexhouse2, 2630 N Ridgeway in Logan Square, is at the pre-drywall stage and a third of the units have already been sold. The ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 1, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

A corner Lakeview townhome with great outdoor space

1251 Fletcher

Set aside your preconceptions about townhomes. The 2-bedroom, 2 ½ bath townhome at 1251 W Fletcher doesn’t fit them. The home has a corner location and large windows that flood the living areas with light. The main rooms are spacious and have high ceilings. The home’s newly-renovated kitchen has granite counters, stainless-steel appliances and a ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 31, 2014

Chicago real estate video shootout – YoChicago vs Crain’s and Chicago Magazine

YouTube

YoChicago’s YouTube channel has taken you to more Chicago places and inside more Chicago spaces and introduced you to more of the faces that shape Chicago real estate than any other source. We think we’re the clear leader in Chicago real estate video, and YouTube’s metrics strongly support that claim. Chicago Magazine and Crain’s Chicago ...

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

A video tour of spacious Streeterville apartments

420 E Ohio

420 East Ohio is a 40-story, 263-unit full-amenity apartment tower in Streeterville. The location is a few minutes’ walk from parks, beaches, hospitals, and a wide array of dining, nightlife and shopping options. The apartments are larger than what you’ll find in newer buildings in the neighborhood and range in size from studios to 3-bedroom, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 27, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

New Lakeview apartments at 3130 N Lake Shore Drive

3130 LSD

The contemporary high-rise at 3130 is the only rental building in the Lakeview neighborhood with a Lake Shore Drive address. 3130 N Lake Shore Drive recently carved five studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments out of previously underutilized space. The apartments have all new windows, hardwood floors, stylish kitchens, baths with an oversized shower and spacious ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 26, 2014