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North ShoreWilmette

Wilmette Christmas lights and holiday cheer

Wilmette Christmas lights

Two years ago the Maris home at 1200 Cleveland in Wilmette boasted more than 50,000 lights computer-controlled by more than 300 channels. This year, according to Meg Maris, there may be 90,000 lights. Or there may be 60,000 if Steve Maris were counting. Whatever the count, there are more than enough lights to dazzle and ...

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

Join the ugly sweater party at Streeter Place apartments

Streeter Place staff

Streeter Place is a full-amenity luxury apartment tower in Streeterville. One of the amenities at Streeter Place is an ongoing series of social events. Residents recently gathered with building staff for an “ugly sweater party.” Minibar Delivery Chicago sponsored the event and provided free food and drinks. Join the party in the video. Studio apartments ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 24, 2014

A holiday video card from Planned Property

Dan McDonough

Planned Property owns and manages 30 apartment buildings in prime River North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Lakeview East locations. Join us in the video for a look at some of the events that made 2014 a great year for Planned Property residents. We wish your holidays are happy and that you’ll have a happy ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 24, 2014
North ShoreEvanston

Evanston apartment review, E2, 1890 Maple Ave

E2 Evanston

E2 is a new 356-unit apartment complex nearing completion at 1890 Maple Ave and 1881 Oak Ave in Evanston. First occupancy is slated for spring of 2015 at the 14- and 16-story towers. The developer is a joint venture of Fifield Companies and Carroll Properties. McHugh Construction is the general contractor and FitzGerald Associates is ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 23, 2014

A lovingly-crafted custom home in Glenview

1000 Woodlawn

Jon Elliott of One Builders loves to work with buyers to craft a home that perfectly suits the way they want to live. The 5-bedroom, 4 1/2 bath home at 1000 Woodlawn in Glenview showcases Elliott’s attention to detail and has a wonderful flow from room to stunning room. Join Berkshire Hathaway’s Missy Jerfita in ...

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

Floor plans, pricing available for Lofts at River East

445 E Illinois

Floor plans and pricing are now available for The Lofts at River East in Streeterville. The 285-unit loft conversion is targeting early 2015 occupancy for what it’s touting as “some of the largest apartments in the city.” The floor plans, now online, back up that boast. Studio apartments at The Lofts at River East start ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 22, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Six months free parking in a walk-to-everything location

K2

K2 is the newest luxury high-rise in the popular Fulton River District. A private bridge connects K2 residents to Jewel-Osco, Radio Shack, a Chase Bank branch and service establishments. There are DIVVY bikes outside the Jewel and summer movies in the park across the street from Jewel. A dedicated bike lane outside K2 speeds residents ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 19, 2014
ChicagoNorthwest Side

Revere Flats, new condos in the Bell School district

2457 Irving Park

Noah Properties, one of Chicago’s hottest-selling developers, has just opened a model apartment at Revere Flats, 2457 W Irving Park Rd in North Center. The 30 units are in five 6-flat buildings in the sought-after Bell School attendance area. The units have the high level of finishes and all-inclusive approach that Noah Properties has become ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 18, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Lakeview’s new Halsted Flats almost fully occupied

Halsted Falts

Halsted Flats, the first full-amenity rental high-rise built in Lakeview in nearly 3 decades, has rented up rapidly. A single one-bedroom and a few 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments are all that remain available at the new luxury apartment tower. The pet-friendly Halsted Flats boasts resort-style amenities, a high level of resident services, on-site parking and a ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 18, 2014
North ShoreEvanston

Evanston apartment review, 1509 Hinman Ave

1509 Hinman

1509 Hinman is a 3-story, 33-unit courtyard apartment building at 1509 Hinman Ave in Evanston. The handsome brick and limestone building was completed in 1923 and has been recently remodeled. The elaborate limestone detailing on the building’s façade was a contributing factor to its listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The apartments 1509 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 17, 2014
North ShoreEvanston

Evanston apartment review, 1410 Chicago Ave

1410 Chicago Evanston

1410 Chicago is an 8-story, 84-unit contemporary brick apartment building at 1410 Chicago Ave in Evanston. 1410 Chicago was built in 1957 and has been recently remodeled. The apartments 1410 Chicago has a mix of studio, 1- and 3-bedroom apartments. Floor plans are available online. In mid-December 2014 rents started at $1,025 to $2,595 depending ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 16, 2014
North ShoreEvanston

Evanston apartment review, 1575 Oak Ave

1575 Oak Evanston

1575 Oak is an 8-story, 57-unit contemporary apartment building at 1575 Oak Ave in Evanston. The building was completed in 1961 and has been recently renovated. The apartments 1575 Oak has a mix of studio, 1- and 2-bedroom, 1-bath apartments. In mid-December 2014 rents started at $1,055 to $1,755 depending on apartment size. Floor plans ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 16, 2014
North ShoreEvanston

Evanston apartment review, 1420 Chicago Ave

1420 Chicago Ave Evanston

1420 Chicago is an 8-story, 28-unit contemporary apartment building at 1420 Chicago Ave in Evanston. 1420 Chicago was built in 1962 and has been recently remodeled. Locals call it “the blue building” for reasons that are readily apparent. The apartments 1420 Chicago has a mix of 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments. Two- and 3-bedroom apartments ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 14, 2014
North ShoreEvanston

Evanston apartment review, 1576 Oak Ave

1576 Oak Evanston

1576 Oak is a 3-story, 36-unit courtyard apartment building at 1576 Oak Ave in Evanston. The brick and limestone building was completed in 1917. The large limestone quoins on the first-floor corners and sunrooms facing Oak Ave give the building a distinctive presence. The building also has frontage on Davis St with ground-level service establishments ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 13, 2014
North ShoreEvanston

Evanston apartment review, 1717, 1717 Ridge Ave

1717 Ridge Evanston

1717 is a new 8-story, 175-unit apartment building at 1717 Ridge Ave in Evanston. The building was completed in 2013 and has received LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The development team included Focus Development and Atlantic Realty Partners. Focus was the general contractor and Booth Hansen the architecture firm. The apartments ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 13, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

A wonderfully renovated Lincoln Park Victorian home

2615 Burling

The painted lady Victorian at 2615 N Burling has been completely renovated in a contemporary open plan while retaining its original charm. The home is on a quiet, tree-lined residential street. It has 3 ½ baths and currently has 3 bedrooms but could be adapted to host five. One unusual aspect of the home is ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 11, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Lakeview apartment deal – 12 months free parking at Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats video

Halsted Flats is almost fully leased in well under a year. The rapid rent-up is a measure of the excitement that’s accompanied the first new rental high-rise in Lakeview in three decades. Halsted Flats’ extensive amenities rival those found in much larger buildings, and have been a major draw. A rooftop dog park overlooks a ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 11, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Pop-up entrepreneurs and a penthouse at K2 apartments

K2

K2, a luxury apartment community in the Fulton River District, sponsors a whirl of on- and off-site social events for residents throughout the year. Resident events range from happy hours at local bars to cooking demonstrations to pool parties to yoga classes. The grand entry concourse and one of the resident lounges hosted a production ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 9, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Mid-January move-in dates at new West Loop apartments

Circa 922

Circa 922 is a boutique, full-amenity, pet-friendly building in a steps-to-everything location. The first residents will be moving into Circa 922 in mid-January of 2015. Renters can take advantage of the staged delivery schedule for new buildings to sign a lease now and lock in some of Circa 922′s most desirable units for move-ins as ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 5, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Apartments for the road warrior

K2

If your work takes around Chicagoland or around the world, you’ll want to live in a location that makes it easy to get everywhere and walk to everything when you return home. K2, the new luxury apartment community in the Fulton River District, is a transit-oriented development steps from scores of bars and restaurants and ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 5, 2014