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Chicago Apartment Market It’s not usual for Chicago to experience wide swings in its temperatures, but it seems the changing seasons may also usher in more affordability, at least when it comes to rental prices. A new report from Renthop looked at monthly rental prices of some of the most populous cities in the nation, and found a pretty good swing in Chicago rent prices.

According to Renthop, it’s generally more expensive to rent in September and October, and less expensive to rent in March and April. The biggest swing came in terms of a two-bedroom apartment in Chicago. It could mean a savings of about $176 per month.

The lower rents may be tied to Chicago’s winter season. Demand traditionally dips lower during the colder months of the year. On the other hand, so does the

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One of Chicago’s most ambitious planned developments is now facing some pushback from at least one South Loop leader. Just days after the developer of One Central debuted plans for the mega-development during a community meeting, the alderman released a list detailing some of her concerns.

Some of those concerns center around the height of the buildings and the proposed density, although the developer did not release specifics on either of those things in the public meeting. The alderman also has some safety concerns and questions the impact that One Central could have on nearby residential blocks. 

Still, the local leader does acknowledge the project could mean some great things for the area, including more park and retail space and the transit

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One Bedroom Lofts ChicagoLooking for the right affordable loft in downtown Chicago? We have a few buildings in mind that offer great deals on one-bedroom units right now. 

900 N. Kingsbury

A $300,000 price point affords a one-bedroom, one-bath floor plan right now at 900 N. Kingsbury. The property also offers access to a rooftop lounge, fitness center and a location that’s just a short stroll away from the riverwalk. 

Library Tower

Located at 520 S State, the Library Tower offers loft-style condos complete with granite countertops, hardwood floors, high ceilings and some private outdoor space. It’s currently possible to find a one-bedroom, one-bath condo in the building for under $300k.

1224 W. Van Buren

Finally, you won’t want to miss the condos of 1224 W Van

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From its elegantly designed apartments to its upscale amenities, a step inside 640 N Wells puts you closer to the enjoyment of an ultra-luxury lifestyle. The dramatic glass building makes room for a variety of floor plans, including everything from a junior one-bedroom plan to two-bedrooms plus a den and even three-bedroom designs.

The open floor plans extend to high ceilings and sweeping floor-to-ceiling windows. New residents can also expect to find such high-end additions as stone countertops, stainless steel appliances and chef’s kitchens for living and for entertaining. Options additionally extend to some private terraces plus generously sized walk-in closets for extra storage space.

Meanwhile, added community amenities range from the rooftop

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River West ChicagoRiver West is one of Chicago's fastest growing neighborhoods, which means finding an available apartment is easier said than done right now. But if you get your search started at one of these top buildings, you might have a little more success heading into the busy season.

Seven 10 West

For a boutique building in River West, you’ll want to take a look at 710 W. Grand. The rentals of Seven 10 West come in floor plans ranging from a junior one-bedroom to a two-bedroom floor plan. The property also includes access to a rooftop deck with a fire pit and grills plus a resident lounge, bike storage and a dog park.   

925 W. Huron 

Found at 925 W Huron, renters of the River West Lofts are treated to exposed brick accents and original timber ceilings.

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If price is no object, some of Chicago’s most expensive rentals on the market right now sit inside three incredible buildings.

The Fordham 

One of the most impressive rental units on the market is at The Fordham. Currently, a three-bedroom, four-bath unit is on the market in the Fordham for $35,000. The rental is a full floor penthouse unit with sweeping 360-degree views overlooking the city. The price affords two large terraces and nearly 6,500 square feet of living space.

Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Another luxury unit is on the market is found at Waldorf Astoria for $29,500. This property includes two-bedrooms and 2.5 baths with around 2,600 square feet of living space. A couple of three-bedroom units are also on the market starting at $26,000.

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New Luxury Apartments ChicagoLooking for the best of the best when it comes to a new construction apartment in Chicago right now? Take a closer look at where you'll find some of downtown's most luxurious new construction rentals on the market below. 

Chestnut Row Homes

With large floor plans and an elegant setting, Chestnut Row Homes provides an ideal location to search for luxury rentals in Chicago. The four-level homes make room for a garage, four-bedrooms and some private patios and balconies. As well, renters are treated to such high-end extras as hardwood flooring, high ceilings, and layouts with at least 4,300 square feet of living space. 

61 E. Banks

Located at 61 E Banks Street, the 61 Banks Street rentals offer the advantage of an address right along Lake Shore

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Chicago Events in FebruaryWhile January winds down, the upcoming month of February is heating up in Chicago with plenty of top events on the calendar. Here are just a few things we're looking forward to next month most..

Chicago Restaurant Week- January 25-February 7

A long-standing tradition in the area, Chicago Restaurant Week actually kicks off at the end of January. Slated to be the city’s largest restaurant week in history, nearly 400 local restaurants have already signed on to take part.

Cider Summit Chicago- February 9

The annual Cider Summit Chicago, meanwhile, is headed back to Navy Pier. The event promises to bring with it your choice of more than 150 different ciders, apple spirits and cider cocktails.

Chicago Auto Show- February 9-18

Fun for the

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Chicago LoftsPlanning to be in the market for a new Chicago loft in 2019? If so, we know just where to begin your search. 

411 W. Ontario

Located at 411 W Ontario, the Ontario Street Lofts present amenities ranging from a rooftop deck and BBQ grills to a fitness center and bike room. Inside you’ll also find high ceilings, massive windows, hardwoods and plenty of upgrades.

728 W. Jackson

The Haberdasher Square Lofts, meanwhile, allow for such additions as granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. With the availability of heated garage parking, the property also offers exposed brick walls, high ceilings and plenty of added amenities. 

900 N. Kingsbury

The lofts at 900 N Kingsbury deliver large floor plans and private balconies that overlook

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Rent in The West Loop The West Loop is still one of Chicago's hottest neighborhoods, regardless of whether you're looking to rent or buy. But if you're specifically planning to be in the market for a new apartment or loft for rent, here's a closer look at several options you should probably consider heading into the busy spring and summer market. 

901 W. Madison

The loft-style units of 901 W Madison put new residents close to everything in the West Loop. With one- and two-bedroom floor plans to choose from, the property also enjoys a rooftop deck, a theater room, plus fitness options for both people and pets.

737 W. Washington

Large condos with walk-in closets and plentiful upgrades mark the units of 737 W. Washington. The building also offers countless amenities,

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