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June 9, 2016

Dogs Home Alone – accidents, barking and chewing of your stuff

Apartment dwelling has its challenges with or without our furry roommates…dogs Barking complaints from neighbors, coming home to chewed up non-dog items, accidents on the floor?  The good news is that you are not alone and there are people who can help! We sought advice from experts and trainers at Urban Pooch Training & Fitness located in […]

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May 27, 2016

Pet Policy Reminder

While we love being able to offer pet-friendly housing, there are some restrictions and rules. All dogs must be registered and go through an approval process. Continued disturbance of other residents could result in the termination of your lease agreement and eviction with the Sheriff’s department. We want to promote a peaceful environment for all […]

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bigger space tips
May 16, 2016

5 Tips to Make Your Space Feel Bigger

Recently, I moved from a three-bedroom home to a one-bedroom apartment.  I had to get rid of a lot of stuff… and it was hard!  Now, with a lighter load so to speak, I feel my apartment looks better than my house did and has the illusion of a bigger space. Maybe you are moving […]

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5 ways to block out a noisy neighbor
May 3, 2016

5 Tips to Block Out a Noisy Neighbor

Ah, the noisy neighbor. Having neighbors in close proximity is one of the joys of urban apartment dwelling. Sitcoms have been based on this exact situation for decades. Friends, Seinfeld, The Jeffersons, The Big Bang Theory. The list could go on and on. While there are many benefits to having neighbors, like, having someone close […]

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Patio Picks Chicago
April 13, 2016

Patio Restaurant picks on the Northside

Once it starts to get warm in Chicago, we try to spend as much time outside as possible. That means patio time in Chicago dining al fresco. It is going to be in the 60’s this weekend, which feels like the 90’s to us after our brutal cold winters. We wanted to share some great […]

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March 4, 2016

Loyola Off-Campus Housing & Student Living

In February we spent a couple hours talking with students at Loyola about our off-campus housing options with Horizon properties near the Rogers Park campus. Right as you enter Rogers Park on Sheridan, you will find Sheridan Lake at 6401 N. Sheridan. The two-tower property is steps away from the Loyola campus. Just south of Sheridan […]

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February 1, 2016

Get On Board with Horizon!

Sign an 12-month lease with Horizon and receive a five-day luxury cruise!* This luxury cruise for two includes an interior stateroom (based on double occupancy), all gourmet meals and snacks, 24 hour complimentary room service, a wide range of nightly entertainment (Las Vegas style shows), all onboard activities, a state-of-the-art fitness center, plus fabulous international cities […]

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January 13, 2016

Hi winter. Bye cold.

Ugh. Winter is finally here. Here are a few apartment warming tips. I did not include booze…but that helps too.   1. Fake it. Some of our apartments have fireplaces, but if you live in a building without a fireplace, you can still have the cozy glow. YouTube has a bunch of fireplace videos with […]

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January 11, 2016

Jay Michael 1981-2016

Jay Michael, the co-founder and managing partner of Cedar St. Cos., one of the busiest developers in Chicago, passed away Friday, January 8 after a year-long fight with stage 4 non-Hodgkin lymphoma. In addition to his career in real estate development, Michael was also one of the cast members of the Bravo show 100 Days […]

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