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Bucktown Wicker Park CondosInventory in Wicker Park isn’t all that strong right now but it also isn’t completely barren either. And if you’re looking to buy somewhere in the $400,000 to $500,000 range, you’ll find a fairly nice mix of options currently listed, starting with these locations…

2144 W. Concord Place

If you’re someone who appreciates vintage charm with modern interiors, 2144 W. Concord Place is for you. The building sits on a quiet, one-way street and units are open, bright, and spacious, especially for a building this age.

2012 W. St. Paul

Dubbed the Willow Square Lofts, 2012 W. St. Paul is the perfect place to begin a search for a higher-end loft unit that won’t break the bank. Fully updated two-bedroom lofts at 2012 W. St. Paul usually fall somewhere in

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Halsted Flats Building For SaleOne of Lakeview’s most prominent luxury apartment buildings has hit the market, according to a new report from Crain’s.

Developed as a joint venture between JDL Development and Harlem Irving, the luxury apartment building dubbed Hasted Flats, which is located at 3740 N. Halsted and houses 269 apartment residences, is just the latest high-profile rental building to hit the market as competition throughout Chicago continues to increase.

According to data from Integrea Realty Resources, more than 15,000 apartment units have been delivered over the past five years and developers will also be completing another 11,600 units through 2020.

It’s still uncertain what the asking price for Hasted Flats is right now, but the average rent inside the building is $2,499

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Chicago Spire SiteOne of the highest profile projects in Chicago history has reportedly hit another road block, according to a recent report from Crain’s.

Not long ago, Related Midwest finally revealed plans for 400 N. Lake Shore Drive, the infamous Chicago Spire site that failed to develop during the height of the recession.

However, downtown Ald. Brendan Reilly has now rejected that plan, which included two separate towers, with one rising a whopping 1,100 feet high.

There’s no doubt Related will continue to work closely with both the Alderman and the Streeterville community to eventually get something done, and as noted by Crain’s, some of the required revisions to the proposal must include putting a security plan together for the adjacent riverwalk and DuSable Park,

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A new, boutique condo development will be making its way to Schubert and Lincoln avenues, replacing an existing 7-Eleven convenience store.

Being called Schubert Pointe, the new project is being built and developed by Environs Development, a company mostly known for its lavish and luxurious single-family homes that are found all over Lincoln Park.

When finished, Schubert Pointe will stand just four stories high and feature 10 luxury condo residences that will also include two garage spaces, private outdoor spaces, and access to a common-area rooftop deck with an outdoor kitchen.

According to an overview outlined on Curbed, condos at Suchubert Pointe will have high 10 and 11 foot ceilings, expansive outdoor spaces, and also the ability for buyers

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An impressive new rental project could be making its way to the northwest corner of Barry and Ashland, replacing a surface parking lot, small playground, and part of a small retail strip that currently occupies the site.

In order for the project to move forward, however, a zoning change will reportedly be required from the city.

As submitted, two different versions of the proposal have been made public, which show a six-story building that include either 65 or 79 apartment units, as well as garage parking for 77 cars, and two retail bays that feature 6,700 square feet of commercial space combined.

According to a report from Curbed, the proposal may be a but too dense given the surrounding area and distance from the “L,” but nothing has been ruled

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808 Wells ApartmentsAmli Residential is prepping to build an impressive 17-story, 297-unit apartment tower in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, according to Crain’s. If approved, the project will be built at 808 N. Wells, the northwest corner of Chicago Avenue and Wells Street.

Per the Crain’s report, Amli acquired the site from Smithfield Properties, which originally planned 23-story, 58-unit condo tower prior to the company’s owner passing away a couple years ago.

For now, the plan is to have apartments at 808 N. Wells average about 548 square feet and target millennials who are willing to give up more living space in exchange for lower rent and the ability to live close to work.

Amli currently owns over 20,000 apartment residences across the U.S. and currently has two

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Chicago’s West Loop is widely considered one of the trendiest places to call home right now, and according to a new study, it’s also earned the label of having the highest concentration of millennials of any urban ZIP code in the country. 

According to U.S. Census data from 2016, three out of four residents in the West Loop’s 60661 ZIP code are millennials, the generation born between 1983 and 2000.

This particular part of the West Loop mostly occupies the eastern portion of the neighborhood, stretching from West Kinzie Street to the north down to West Van Buren Street to the south, and North Halsted Street to the west over to South Canal Street to the east. 

Just three other ZIP codes in the U.S. had 70% or more residents who were millennials

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Chicago LoftsWhile Chicago’s West Loop, River North, and South Loop neighborhoods have the highest concentration of classic timber and concrete lofts, these locations aren’t the only places in town you’ll find authentic loft conversions. And even though inventory might be a littler tighter, here are just a few additional neighborhoods outside of downtown we recommend any loft buyer should consider. 

Bucktown 

Considered by many to be one of Chicago’s hippest locations, the Bucktown housing supply is just as diverse as its population. Along with all the modern new construction single-family homes, vintage workers cottages, and wide-range of condo buildings, Bucktown also has its fair-share of residential lofts as well, which is one of many reasons why it tops our

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Divvy bike sharing The Divvy bike sharing service still seems to be thriving as plans to add 36 more stations to accommodate more riders were just recently announced. 

Most recently, Divvy launched a new station at Malcom X College over on Chicago’s west side, and additional stations will reportedly be added in River North, Englewood, Ukrainian Village, and the Near West Side over the coming weeks and months. 

Divvy also released new and improved app features this year, which include better maps that highlight bike friendly roads and suggested routes rides may want to take based on station location. In addition, increased ride time for members from 30 minutes to 45 minutes and unveiling bike trains to move more bikes without carbon emissions were also on Divvy’s to-do

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Andersonville 2 FlatsFew neighborhoods in Chicago offer the kind of charm and desirability of Andersonville, and much of that character can be directly tied to all the vintage two-flats that line so many of the community’s quiet tree-lined streets. 

In recent months, Andersonville residents have expressed a growing commitment towards protecting the neighborhood’s two-flats, which in many ways help define this lovely north side community. And according to a recent report from Crain’s, their efforts are paying off. 

As just reported last week, Ald. Harry Osterman (48th) will soon introduce an ordinance to downzone a fairly significant portion of Andersonville, which should help protect smaller multi-unit dwellings that lie in an eight-square-block area that’s known by

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