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Have you seen the funky new apartments that just opened in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood? The Triangle Square apartments have added 298 new units to downtown’s Northside and whoa – they are so cool!   This eye-catching architectural gem, which opened in the summer of 2021, is a sign of this area’s transition away from older industrial-use[...]

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A new apartment building is set to be constructed in one of my favorite Northside Chicago neighborhoods – Lakeview! The building, which is being built on the corner of Belmont and Clifton at 1138 W. Belmont, was green-lighted by the City Council in July 2021.  A rendering of the new 5-story apartment building approved for[...]

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Randolph Row is undoubtedly West Loop’s most famous (and yummiest smelling) street. But in recent years, another impressive row has also been growing.  Have you noticed the stunning line of amazing architecture that has sprouted along the Kennedy expressway? I’ve watched them rise up in recent years and find myself gawking at their beauty. They[...]

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Negotiation. It’s a word you either love or hate. It used to make my palms sweat, but now it makes my heart thump, thump, thump with happiness. All it takes is a little practice to become a negotiating pro.   As a leasing agent in Chicago who specializes in professionally managed apartment communities, I often get[...]

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A new apartment building is under construction in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. It’s bringing 200 sorely-needed new luxury apartments to the Northside neighborhood, and is delivering an extra-cool amenity that’s tailor-made for the post-Covid world.  The building is designed especially for renters who work from home. Each residential floor (yes, every single one!) will have individual[...]

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If you live or play in downtown Chicago, you know how serious we are about parking. It’s practically a competitive sport. Think I’m joking? Not even a little.  Take a peek at Instagram’s @chicagodibs to see just how protective Chicagoans are of their parking spots come winter. From furniture, to holiday decorations to religious figures,[...]

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Mega developer Sterling Bay has played a leading role in transforming Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood. They were the brains behind the beautiful McDonald’s headquarters, as well as Google’s sleek and chic Midwest headquarters. And now, they’re planning an awesome new residential property in this ever-growing downtown neighborhood. Rendering of a proposed luxury apartment complex at[...]

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The Chicago Planning Commission has approved the construction of yet another new apartment building, and this one has me extra excited because of the bonus project that it’s being paired with.  First things first – this new boutique apartment building will replace a surface parking lot at 4600 N. Kenmore, adding 62 much-needed new apartments[...]

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Birdseye view of the gorgeous shoreline along Lake Michigan in downtown Chicago. There’s a whole lot to love about living in downtown Chicago. The history, culture, urban parks, entertainment and oh-my-gosh the food. But, it’s the downtown shoreline that has this girl’s heart. The public access to Lake Michigan’s 26-miles of open shoreline breathes life[...]

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Chicago’s historic Fulton Market District was once filled with cold storage meatpacking warehouses and sausage factories. Now, it’s firing up as a smoking hot area for real estate development. Construction cranes are popping up throughout this slice of the West Loop as new apartments, office buildings, hotels and new tech-based companies are lining up to[...]

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