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Exciting news – one of my favorite neighborhoods in Chicago has a brand-new luxury apartment building that just opened its doors. Than Tower, at 343 W. Schiller is the newest, shiniest luxury apartment community in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood.  After keeping a watchful and patient eye on construction, I’m so pleased that Than Tower has[...]

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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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A new 7-story luxury apartment complex with a large atrium and abundant amenities is set to replace the shuttered Treasure Island grocery store in Chicago’s Lake View neighborhood at the intersection of Broadway and Cornelia.  Future site of Optima Lakeview luxury apartments, replacing the demolished Treasure Island grocery at Broadway and Cornelia.  This new construction,[...]

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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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Along the western side of the Chicago River, at the northeast corner of Chicago and Halsted, sits a wide industrial building that can best be described as...well, just big and brown.  It’s the former distribution hub for The Chicago Tribune newspaper and now sits vacant on 7 acres of land. It might not look like[...]

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Chicago’s River West’s popularity is growing as quickly as the neighborhood itself. An urban, industrial vibe is what you’ll get in this downtown ‘hood, and luxury apartments Reside on Green Street suits its surroundings perfectly.  Situated near the 6 corners of Halsted, Grand and Milwaukee, Reside on Green Street (formerly known as Kenect) is fabulously[...]

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Once upon a time, I relocated to Chicago. I like to consider myself a windy city girl at heart, but I actually grew up on the east coast. It feels like a lifetime ago and I love the life that I’ve built in Chicago so much that honestly, I kinda consider myself a native now. [...]

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If you’ve ever taken on the monumental task of looking for a new apartment in Chicago, you know it’s crazy-overwhelming. We’ve already covered how working with an amazing leasing agent takes your stress level down a few (er, thousand!) notches. But, what exactly makes an agent amazing?  I’ve been a leasing agent in Chicago for[...]

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