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Tour the over-the-top amenities at Hubbard Place in River North

Hubbard Place

Hubbard Place, a new 43-story, 450-unit apartment tower in River North, offers a lavish array of social spaces where its residents can meet each other or enjoy a quiet moment. A spacious, richly-landscaped deck hosts a pool with cabanas, BBQ grills, and a variety of “living room” areas for more intimate social gatherings. The deck ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 23, 2014
ChicagoFar North

Tour a vintage 3-bedroom in an Edgewater 6-flat

5445 N Kenmore

This 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath vintage condo at 5445 N Kenmore in Edgewater sprawls over 2,800 square feet of living area. The home boasts large, light-filled rooms with great separation between public and private spaces. It has hardwood floors, a newly-renovated kitchen with a breakfast area, a spacious formal dining room, a large updated master ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 22, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

A very special duplex loft on a quiet Lakeview street

1318 W George

1318 W George is a former warehouse renovated into a boutique loft condominium with seven distinctly different homes open from a second-floor courtyard. Unit 2B has a soaring living area that’s ideal for entertaining. The up-to-date kitchen has a large island and stainless steel appliances. The home has a large master suite, a second-level bedroom, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 21, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Tour the new luxury apartments at Webster Square in Lincoln Park

Webster Square sundeck

Webster Square is the first new construction apartment building in Lincoln Park in decades. Webster Square boasts a top-tier location at 558 W Webster Ave, steps from the best of everything in Lincoln Park. Oz Park and Mrs Green’s Natural Market are directly across the street. Buses at the corner connect to downtown and to ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 21, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The scary swift service at K2 luxury apartments

Juan and Rafael at K2

K2 is a new luxury apartment tower in the Fulton River District. K2 has a stellar location, a full suite of amenities that includes a pool deck with skyline views, a fitness center, a basketball court / yoga studio, resident lounge and party rooms, a business center, a theater and the city’s largest dog run. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 21, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

An impressive new Lincoln Park home by RD Precision

2455 N Greenview

RD Precision homes have been selling pre-completion, attracting buyers with a rich mix of standard features and impressive craftsmanship. The homes have open floor plans, high ceilings, extravagantly large windows, spacious kitchens with high-end appliances, oversized islands and floor-to-ceiling cabinetry. The most striking features of an RD Precision home are the custom stonework and details ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 17, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Why the South Loop is a great place to call home

Museum Park

Coldwell Banker’s Nadine Ferrata has lived in the South Loop for more than 20 years and loves calling it her home. The South Loop has a wide variety of restaurants and nightlife, many grocery shopping options, excellent public transportation, good school options and some of the best public park access in the city. The South ...

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

Scenes from the unveiling party at Hubbard Place apartments

Hubbard Place party

On Thursday July 10, Hubbard Place, a new luxury apartment tower in River North, teamed up with CS Modern Luxury magazine to host a party unveiling the building’s lavish pool deck. Hundreds of people attended on a beautiful evening to meet their fellow residents and enjoy the music and refreshments, with views of Chicago’s skyline ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 15, 2014
North suburbsNorthbrook

Is Northbrook the heart of the North Shore?

Northbrook park scene

Yesterday’s email served up another droplet in the endless stream of news releases touting a new development’s location as being “in the heart of the North Shore.” The development in question is in Northbrook, which is a North Shore community in the same sense that Oak Park is a Chicago neighborhood. The Village of Northbrook ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 15, 2014
DealsChicagoNorth Side

Updated Lakeview East studios and 1-bedrooms steps from everything

500 West Belmont

500 West Belmont is a contemporary elevator building with large apartments. The apartments have updated kitchens and baths, a choice of laminate or wood-look flooring, great closet space and available parking. The Lakeview East location is close to the lake, the Broadway restaurant and bar strip and convenient to public transportation. Book an appointment online ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 11, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

A Lakeview East 3-bedroom with everything on your wish list

416 Briar

This 3-bedroom, 2-bath vintage condo at 416 W Briar Pl is on a tree-lined Lakeview East street close to the park and public transportation. The spacious, extra-wide home is in a 4-unit boutique building. It has all of the features that buyers want but so rarely find in homes in this location: 2-car parking, central ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 10, 2014
ChicagoFar North

A newer Edgewater 2-bedroom with panoramic east views

Catalpa Gardens

Catalpa Gardens, 1122 W Catalpa, is a rare newer-construction high-rise a block from the Bryn Mawr Historic District in Edgewater. The building has a range of amenities not typically found in the area: a rooftop sundeck with sweeping views of the skyline, a dog run and a fitness room. A corner 2-bedroom, 2-bath has just ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 10, 2014

A beautifully updated 4-bedroom close to the heart of Glenview

1248 Cedarwood Glenview

The 4-bedroom, 4-bath home at 1248 Cedarwood Ln in Glenview’s historic Swainwood neighborhood has been beautifully updated and expanded. The home has an open floor plan, hardwood floors throughout, and a kitchen with the cabinetry and counter space that you’d expect to find in a much more expensive home. The home’s expansion added a lavish ...

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

Video tours of Kingsbury Plaza’s amenities and riverwalk

Kingsbury Plaza

Outdoor space is scarce in the River North neighborhood, but it’s abundant at Kingsbury Plaza, a 43-story, 420-unit apartment tower on the east bank of the Chicago River. Kingsbury Plaza has a sprawling landscaped deck with floral plantings, trees, BBQ grills, a whirlpool, an outdoor pool and sweeping views of the skyline. It also has ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 7, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Broadway and Melrose, a great Chicago intersection

Melrose

The intersection of Broadway and Belmont is in the heart of Lakeview East. Walk north or south and Broadway is a rich feast of bars, restaurants, theaters, grocery shopping, national chain stores and colorful, locally-owned independents. The Melrose Restaurant anchors the intersection. It’s a neighborhood institution that’s open 24/7 365 days a year and reportedly ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 7, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

K2 Apartments’ half-acre dog park has an anniversary

K2

It was just over a year ago that K2, a luxury apartment tower in the Fulton River District, attracted a crowd to the grand opening of its dog park — the largest in the city. K2 was in the early stages of it leasing program at the time, but it’s now more than 90% leased. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 3, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Chicago Pride Parade 2014, the view from Halsted Flats

Pride Parade

Halsted Flats is the first new rental high-rise built in Lakeview in nearly 30 years – and it’s the only luxury, full-amenity apartment tower in the neighborhood. One of Halsted Flats’ seasonal amenities is a great view of Chicago’s annual Pride Parade, which passes just outside the building. The parade is just one of many ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 30, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Tour a new Noah Properties home in East Village

1944 W Erie

Noah Properties, one of Chicago’s hottest-selling builders, has five new homes under construction in a part of East Village where Noah’s homes have sold rapidly. The new homes all have 4 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, 2-car garages, outdoor decks and the showplace kitchens and baths that have been a Noah Properties signature. The homes are ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 30, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Halsted Flats has a great view of the Pride Parade

Halsted St

Halsted Flats, 3740 N Halsted in Lakeview East, has a full suite of amenities, including a sprawling landscaped pool deck with whirlpool, BBQ grills and multiple seating areas, a rooftop dog run, a fitness center, a resident lounge and a commercial-grade demonstration kitchen. Come Sunday, however, residents of the rapidly-renting new building are likely to ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 27, 2014
News & trendsMarket conditions

The state of the nation’s housing

JCHS screen cap

Each year Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies publishes a much-anticipated and widely-read report on The State of the Nation’s Housing. The 2013 report is linked, above, and the 2014 report is slated for release on Thursday, June 26. You can watch a live panel discussion webcast of the release at 11 to noon ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 25, 2014