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The tower crane at Eight O Five is poised to jump

Eight O Five

Eight O Five, the new apartment tower under construction at 805 N LaSalle, had climbed to the 20th floor yesterday, on its way to topping out at 35 stories. Before the building can climb much higher, additional sections will need to be added to the tower crane in a process that’s known as a “jump.” ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 30, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Video – a tour of Bucktown’s Holstein Park neighborhood

Holstein Park

The Holstein Park neighborhood in Bucktown is bordered on the east by Damen Ave (2000 W) and the Kennedy Expressway, on the south by Armitage Ave (2000 N), on the north by Fullerton Ave (2400 N) and on the west by Western Ave (2400 W). Holstein Park is the center of community activity. It boasts ...

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

Aviation Lofts, 1340 S Michigan Ave, South Loop

Aviation Lofts

Aviation Lofts is a 7-story, 49-unit apartment building in the South Loop. A Giordano’s restaurant occupies the ground-level retail space. The Neoclassical-style building was built in 1922 for the Interior Furniture Company and served as both a showroom and a warehouse. During later years it was the home of the Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical University, hence its ...

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

The Fairbanks, 240 E Illinois St, Streeterville

The Fairbanks

The Fairbanks at Cityfront Plaza is a 31-story condominium at 240 E Illinois St in Streeterville. The building has 42 loft units at its base and 239 units in the tower portion. The ground-level retail space, which had been a Dominick’s, will re-open in January of 2015 as a Whole Foods. The loft portion of ...

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

Video tour – New West Loop luxury apartments at Circa 922

Circa 922 view

Circa 922, a new boutique apartment building, will be ready for occupancy in January of 2015 at 922 W Washington. A leasing office is currently open at 123 N Sangamon, an adjacent loft building that will share amenities with Circa 922. Circa 922 has a terrific West Loop location, steps from a park, dining, nightlife, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 26, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

New Roscoe Village condos sell out before completion

1908 W Belmont

Three condos are nearing completion at 1908 W Belmont Ave in Roscoe Village, but they were sold months ago. Dolyva Development builds homes with a mix of modern and traditional elements that buyers find appealing. White kitchens with large islands and granite counters are a sharp contrast to dark-stained hardwood floors. One of the developer’s ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 25, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

Video – A rare Frank Lloyd Wright rowhouse in The Gap

Roloson Houses

The Roloson Houses in the 3200 block of South Calumet are a Chicago Landmark, in part because they’re the only rowhouses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The exterior of 3215 S Calumet Ave is nearly pristine Wright, and the interior has been completely made over in a still that respects its original layout and Wright’s ...

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

Video – A luxurious Old Town single-family on a tree-lined street

1442 N Wieland

The luxurious home at 1442 N Wieland has many features that make it an unusual find in Old Town. The home has an attached 3-car garage with a heated driveway / snow-melt system, elevator access to all of its levels, outdoor living spaces on all levels, and uncommonly large bedrooms, four of which are en-suite. ...

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

Video – A River West townhome in a quiet, convenient location

849 N May Tina

Just over a block from the vibrant intersection of Chicago Ave and Milwaukee Ave is a quiet oasis of townhomes flanking a large, open courtyard. That short distance takes you from a distinctively urban scene to a vision of suburban tranquility. The 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath townhome at 849 N May boasts hardwood floors, a ...

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

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