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Rent in Chicago PricesIf you’re looking for a rental in Chicago, the price you pay may depend on what time of year you do your search. According to a recent report from Renthop, Chicago rental prices peak in the fall.

While rent prices in Chicago are often the highest in September and October, you may be able to get a better deal. Prices in the Windy City typically tend to dip the most in March and April. According to Renthop that may be tied to the city’s typically cold winters.

The apartment ranking website looked at ten of the nation’s most populous cities and found Chicago had some of the biggest shifts in rental prices tied to the season, particularly in terms of two-bedroom apartments. It could mean shelling out an extra $176 per month. When it comes to

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New Construction is still booming around downtown Chicago, especially in some of the hottest parts of the city. In River North, we've noticed several projects getting a lot of attention from traffic on our website, and here's a closer look at just a few...

56 W. Huron

For hot new construction bordering the Gold Coast, 56 W Huron brings boutique-style living to River North. The property is home to the exclusivity of a single duplex penthouse. The remaining ten condos are all full-floor residences.

The Bentham

Another boutique building sits at 146 W Erie. The Bentham offers up private elevator access, walls of glass and spacious, three-bedroom floor plans. The property also includes a fitness center and a rooftop swimming pool. 

367 W.

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New Construction Cabrini Green ChicagoThe former site of the old Cabrini-Green housing project could soon see new development. Developers hope to bring in a mixed-income project of nearly 500 residential units to the corner of Larrabee Street and Clybourn Avenue.

Developers recently filed a zoning application with the city to turn the wedge-shaped land into an 18-story tower followed by two mid-rise apartment buildings and townhouses. While around 200 of the residences would be market rate apartments and townhomes, another 80 or so would be affordable-rate and the rest would go to those on waiting lists for the Chicago Housing Authority.

While the land in question once belonged to the Near North Career Metropolitan High School, public housing towers also once stood in the area. They

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A new 47-story tower could be coming to Michigan Avenue. Sterling Bay recently announced plans for a mixed-use tower at 300 N. Michigan Avenue. According to local leaders, the proposed project includes plans for 290 residential units topping 280 hotel rooms.

The new tower is planned for the space currently occupied by a four-story building the developer already owns at East Wacker Place and Michigan. While the smaller building is vacant right now, it once housed a Walgreens, RadioShack and Subway.

Sterling Bay is the same Chicago developer currently pushing a massive new project at Lincoln Yards. The developer is close to gaining final city approval for that project. The $6 billion development sits along the Chicago River’s north branch. 

It’s

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River North Condos For RentLooking for a luxury condo rental in one of Chicago's trendiest neighborhoods this spring? Here are 4 River North buildings that might just be the perfect place to begin your search.

747 N. Wabash

For upscale possibilities in River North, consider the rentals of The Bernardin. Just steps from what you want and need in the area, the property also offers up access to garage parking, a lap pool and a rooftop sky club.

30 E. Huron

Located at 30 E Huron, Huron Plaza serves up amenities ranging from a fitness center to a swimming pool and sundeck. The established building also sits just a short stroll away from the Magnificent Mile.

Trump Tower

For an ultra-luxury rental in River North, Trump Tower certainly delivers. The high-end building

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West Loop RentalsPlanning to be in the market for a new Chicago apartment this spring or summer? Here's where you might have some success finding something in Chicago's red hot West Loop neighborhood.

737 Washington 

For high-rise loft living in the West Loop, consider the rentals of 737 Washington. Residents of the Skybridge Lofts enjoy access to a rooftop deck, fitness center and dog run. Currently the building offers some two- and three-bedroom rentals. 

740 Couch Place 

Choose from some of the area’s most desirable floor plans with a rental right now at 740 Couch Place. This building also offers its new residents a coveted location in the West Loop.

1645 W. Ogden

With tall ceilings and hardwood floors, the rentals of 1645 W Ogden offer plenty of

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West Loop New DevelopmentNew construction condos in the West Loop are moving faster than ever but here's a closer look at a few projects where active listings are still listed and available NOW! 

14 N. Bishop

With nearly three-dozen condos to choose from, EVEQ West Loop enjoys private balconies and the addition of some large terraces, too. New residents of the building at 14 N Bishop are also treated to quartz countertops, hardwood flooring and Italian cabinetry.

1000 W. Monroe

The Mille at 1000 West Monroe offers up contemporary-style new construction in the West Loop. With only 12 units to choose from, buyers have the option of a three-bedroom condo or a penthouse duplex with a private rooftop deck.

111 S. Peoria

Found at 111 S Peoria, the condos of Illume

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Lakeview Condos ChicagoLooking for an affordable condo in one of Chicago's most sought-after neighborhoods this spring? Here's our short list of high-rises with affordable condos in Lakeview. 

Lake Park Plaza

Found at 3930 N Pine Grove, Lake Park Plaza is a more established high-rise with access to an outdoor swimming pool and fitness center. The more affordable building is perfect for first time buyers, with several one-bedrooms currently on the market.

Harbor House

Harbor House is another more affordable and established high-rise to consider. Located at 3200 N Lake Shore, the property starts with one-bedroom floor plans, offering up amenities ranging from a swimming pool and library to a bike room and fitness room.

3900 N. Lake Shore

Not far away, 3900 Lake

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Luxury Condos Chicago 56 HuronWith the luxury of a boutique-like setting, 56 W Huron offers exclusivity to condo buyers in River North. This unique Chicago property makes room for a total of just ten full-floor residences and one duplex penthouse unit with easy access to the neighboring Gold Coast.

The ground level of the property supplies space for the building’s lobby and garage parking for an added fee. Meanwhile, the upper levels present residential options starting at around 2,100 square feet of living space. The two-level penthouse unit, meanwhile, commands more than 4,300 square feet of living space, a private terrace and elevator access. 

Currently, a handful of available units remain for sale within the building. New buyers are treated to sweeping views of the city from

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 With views like this, you may never want to leave home. Rarely available, the striking combination of beautifully updated B and C units command the very best this premier building at 161 East Chicago Avenue has to offer. You’ll find expansive and unobstructed views to the east and south that deliver sweeping vistas of the Lake, Lake Shore Drive, Navy Pier, Michigan Avenue and downtown Chicago’s iconic architecture. At 4,000-square-feet, the thoughtful floorplan is punctuated by exquisite finishes and handsome fixtures. At its very essence, the home is a splendid single family estate in the sky.

Soaring forty-eight floors above Chicago’s bustling streets, you’ll enter the residence through a grand gallery. The spectacular three bedroom, four full and

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