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March 24, 2011 - One recent Chicago real estate development that hasn’t been in the news much lately is 1555 Wabash. The 14 story, 176 unit tower is pushing the rental option, as are several other developments that are having a hard time selling their Chicago condos. In fact, a rental brochure for 1555 Wabash is available now and while it gives the basic information about the building and units, it doesn’t actually list any rates. As far as we can tell from checking some @properties listings and other available units, lease rates start at about $1,500 for a one bedroom, one bath condo in the tower. That includes parking in many cases.
The units at 1555 Wabash come with a balcony, oversized windows, washer and dryer, walk-in closets, hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, double vanities in some baths, built-in computer niche in some units and are pre-wired for high-speed Internet, cable and phones.
Building amenities at 1555 Wabash include a fitness center and individual storage lockers for residents.
The brochure lists available floor plans as being Unit #615, a two bedroom, two bath with 1,045 square feet and Unit #709, a one bedroom, one bath with 970 square feet.
There are lots of Chicago condos for rent in new construction towers, so be sure to check back with us for updates about leasing rates and rent concessions.
March 17, 2011 - Yesterday we told you about some Chicago condos that were for rent at Trump Tower. If you thought those units were pricey, Frankel&Giles is also marketing a couple of condos at the Elysian on 11 Walton Street that even have Trump beat on rates.
One condo is a 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath half-floor residence with 3,750 square feet of living space. It comes with an eat-in kitchen, seperate dining room, two terraces, walk-in closets and an extra room in the master bedroom that can be used as an in-home office. Hardwood floors, spa baths, stainless steel kitchen appliances from Miele,Viking, Wolf and SubZero are standard. Building amenities include 24 hour room service, 24 hour doorman, maid service, concierge service and access to a 14,000 square foot health club and spa. Pets are welcome with some restrictions. The monthly rental rate is $13,500. Indoor valet parking for two cars will add $500 per month.
The other condo for rent at this luxury Chicago real estate development is a 3 bedroom, 4.5 bath half-floor unit with 4,000 square feet of living space. This Elysian condo comes with an upgraded kitchen with double oven, wine cooler, pantry and island. There is also custom lighting and a custom sound system. The monthly rental rate for this condo is $14,000 and that includes one indoor parking space.
With rents on Chicago apartments expected to rise anywhere from 7% to 10% this year, you may want to lock in a lease sooner rather than later.
There’s a new cable network getting started by the name of Retirement Living TV, which is the first to target people 55 and older, is coming to Chicago’s Erickson Tribune Fair. TV celebrities John Palmer and Adam West will be taping segments for the new show they’re hosting called Daily Cafe. The focus of their interest will be the communities of Sedgebrook and Monarch Landing which are two of the most progressive “retirement campus” style places for Seniors to live.
Over the two days, West and Palmer will be at Monarch Landing on Saturday and on Sedgebrook on Sunday. Monarch Landing is located in Naperville just a few miles west of Chicago. Sedgebrook is located 20 miles from Lincolnshire.
Retirement Living TV is excited to launch with two of the biggest icons in classic television, and hopes that the viewers of the new channel will identify with them and be entertained by them.
Adam West is probably best known for his role as Batman in the extremely popular 1966 version of the self-same show. He’s been in over 60 movies and appeared on over 80 television shows, one of the more recent as a role voice acting a cartoon version of himself as the mayor of Quahog in the popular animated series Family Guy.
Palmer is best known as a correspondent for NBC News and has interviewed many of the most powerful, interesting, influential, and iconic figures of his era.
We’re honored that they chose Chicago and the suburbs as a place to showcase a place of ideal suburban living. Many retirees have high demands on the quality of life where they live, so whether or not you are in your golden years, condos and houses in Chicago’s suburbs are a great choice for anyone who favors a high quality of life.