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Wander up and down Chicago’s downtown lakeshore, and you’ll step foot in some of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. Each is as unique as its name and the ‘hood with the most unusual moniker is without a doubt, Streeterville.  This lakeside neighborhood is much more than a community with a catchy name. Streeterville is a[...]

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Renting a new apartment should be a super-fun adventure. From touring buildings to weighing what features and amenities you love most; choosing an apartment is a big and exciting decision. I still get goosebumps every time a customer declares “this is the one!”.  Whether you’re relocating to Chicago or hopping from one of the city’s[...]

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If you want to work, live and play in downtown Chicago, there’s no better neighborhood to call home than River North. Right in the middle of it all, this vibrant part of the city puts you within walking distance of the lake, entertainment, shopping, transit and so much more.  When you’re ready to find a[...]

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Downtown Chicago’s West Side neighborhoods have seen quite the transformation over the past 20 years. This just-west-of-downtown area has gone from rough around the edges to thee place to live, work and play.  There’s often a spotlight on popular West Loop (and for good reason – it’s a fantastic ‘hood), but if you wander west[...]

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Trying to decide which downtown Chicago neighborhood you should live in? Good news – you’ve got so many fantastic options. If you’ve done your research and settled on the West Loop, the next step is to find the perfect spot to call home.  As this popular neighborhood has grown, so have its number of new[...]

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If you live in a studio apartment or are thinking about renting one, you probably have space on your mind. Fitting all of life’s necessities into a studio might feel challenging, especially if you’re moving from a larger apartment or home. But, I promise you that not only is living in a studio apartment possible,[...]

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If you’ve spent time in downtown Chicago you know it has a magical quality to it you won’t find anywhere else. The lake, the shopping, the parks, the art, the river, and omg, the food – they all come together to create an atmosphere that’s one-of-a-kind. Each neighborhood has its own magic qualities too, but only[...]

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Chicago is packed full of head-turning views. What other city has a Great Lake, one of the world’s most recognizable skylines and a serene river snaking right through its downtown? Only Chicago, and we’re the lucky ones that get to call it home.  If you’re fortunate enough to live in downtown Chicago, you know that[...]

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If understanding the utility costs of your next apartment feels more like deciphering the tax code, you’re not alone. Are utilities included in rent? What about internet? And here in the midwest, renters always want to know about that pesky four-letter word: heat.  The good news is, while it sounds a bit confusing, it really[...]

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Do you know there’s over 200 unofficially-official neighborhoods in Chicago? And every neighborhood in the city has its very own super power – that one very special thing that sets it apart from all the others.  West Loop has its gritty urban hipster vibe. Old Town is all peace, love and neighborhoodiness. And then there’s[...]

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