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March 21, 2019

Merion Owners to Propose Chicago Avenue Luxury Rental Property

By Matt Simonette As seen on Evanston Roundtable Owners of the The Merion, 1611 Chicago Ave., in downtown Evanston are in the initial stages of proposing a 19-story luxury rental property at 1621-31 Chicago Ave., immediately to the north of the senior community. The new development would replace a one-story building currently at the location. […]

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March 15, 2019

3 Design Strategies for Multifamily Investors

After purchasing an older property, new owners usually look for ways to make the units and common spaces more livable and more attractive. Here are three ideas from Horizon Realty Group’s Jeff Michael. BY JEFFREY MICHAEL March 13, 2019 Whether you invest in, develop or manage residential buildings, you’re always trying to make the most […]

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March 15, 2019

4 lessons I learned as a plumber’s apprentice

My father’s ‘gift of grit’ taught me the value of hard work, teamwork, humility and purpose. BY JEFFREY MICHAEL February 1, 2019 I was 12 years old when my father, Danny Michael, got into the real estate business. His office was in the Chicago women’s clothing store, known as the “Shmatte,” on Lawrence Avenue — […]

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May 14, 2018

Check out our new high-tech rental in Edgewater

Horizon Realty Group recently launched its newest apartment building, The Edge @ Sheridan, located at 5910 N Sheridan Road in Chicago’s up and coming Edgewater Beach neighborhood. Formerly an eye-soar to the neighborhood, this seven-story, 36-unit boutique apartment building boasts all the tech savvy touches that you would expect to see in a Gold Coast high rise but […]

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April 30, 2018

What to Expect when Renting an Apartment in Chicago

Finding a home in a large city like Chicago is not easy. There are a lot of questions that need to be factored in before committing to a whole year of living in a building. In this guide, we will factor what to expect and look for when searching for a new apartment home. When […]

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April 17, 2018

An Interview with Horizon’s Interior Designer : Maria Bortell

Horizon’s in-house interior architect and designer, Maria Bortell, is a design star. When she’s not working on a new kitchen design for Horizon’s remodel of a historical 1980’s building, she’s picking out furniture for a new lobby of a brand new northside apartment.   Her passions for hospitality and residential design merge into one when she works on Horizon’s buildings and she always keeps residents in mind when while designing.   We think you […]

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March 15, 2018

Three Apartment Plants to Upgrade your Zen

There’s no better way to celebrate the coming of spring by adding greener colors to your life! Planting a range of plants in your apartment is a sure way to get into the spirit of spring and add clean air and zen to your space. In this blog post, we’ll talk about the perfect Chicago […]

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March 8, 2018

#TransformationThursday at 5910 N Sheridan

Happy Thursday!! We have great news! Horizon Realty Group recently acquired the beautiful mid-century property at 5910 N Sheridan. The building, located directly across the street from Lane Beach in Edgewater, was in dire need of loving care and a good face lift! Construction is soon coming to an end, creating an industrial look and […]

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January 1, 2018

Fall Decorating – Bring the Outside In

Fall is my favorite time of year and decorating is always about bringing the outside in. So when I decided to Fall-up the lobby mantle here at the Uptown Regency, I chose to keep the colors and feel of the décor exactly that… organic and simple. The most important tip for decorating a mantle is […]

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