Many luxury high rise apartment buildings in Chicago have opted to offer virtual tours during the stay at home order. The West Loop has multiple new construction buildings in their lease up also offering virtual tours. With all the new inventory in West Loop, pricing is competitive and many buildings are offering concessions. Here are a few of the best specials at apartments offering virtual tours!
This West Loop apartment building offers a range of rentals from studios, 1 beds, 2 beds, 3 beds, and a selection of bi-level townhomes. The third floor amenity deck connects this development’s multiple towers and creates a unique, neighborhood park feel. Enjoy the club quality fitness center, pool, co-working space, indoor and outdoor lounge spaces, and more. Each unit comes equipped with in-unit washer and dryer, gas stove, stainless appliances, a mosaic backsplash, and sleek, modern finishes.
This boutique mid-rise has the feel of a chic luxury hotel in the amenities and a spacious private home inside the units. Apartments offer ample storage space and great separation between rooms. Large kitchen peninsulas and spacious living rooms make these apartments comfortable to work from home, entertain, and relax. Head to the fitness center complete with Peloton equipment, stunning common space and quiet co-working space, and sprawling pool with grill stations overlooking the skyline all on the top floor. Enjoy additional outdoor common space and a covered dog run on the third floor.
Wood accents and pops of bright color throughout the property gives this modern apartment building a warm personality. Each unit has floor to ceiling windows for ample natural light, wood plank flooring, integrated Bosch appliances with quartz countertops and tile backsplashes, walk-in closets, full-size washers and dryers, and concrete accents. Select apartments also have terraces. Boho meets nautical on the amenity deck, where you can enjoy lounging on the tranquil pool terrace or in one of the multiple common spaces.
A lot of tasks that once seemed approachable can seem more daunting in the current times of extreme uncertainty, namely, moving during the Coronavirus. We’re here to help. Here’s your guide to moving during the Coronavirus, start to finish.
Step 1: Contact an Agent
Your leasing consultant or broker will start by asking you some questions about your search. For instance, your ideal move time frame, price range, whether you’ll be bringing any pets or cars, whether having in-unit laundry is a must-have or nice-to-have, how much furniture you’re bringing, transit or sites you’d like to be near, view and lighting preference, the finishes, color palettes, and amenities you like best, and anything else that is most important to you.
You’ll want to give some thought to these questions so you know what you’re looking for and your agent can best serve you. You can start by making a list of all the things that are important to you in an apartment, location, and lifestyle. Then, sort your criteria into “must-haves” (the non-negotiables) and “nice-to-haves” (the things you like but can do without).
Step 2: Evaluate the Apartment Options (Round 1)
After having a conversation about what you’re looking for, your agent will send you options that match your criteria via email. Pick the top options (usually about 2-5) that you’d like to virtually tour and let your agent know of any feedback you have from these options. Is there something else you’d like to see? Did you realize something that is more or less important to you than you initially thought? If so, your agent will send you any additional options.
Step 3: Virtually Tour Apartments & Re-Evaluate Options (Round 2)
Your DAC agent will reach out to the on-site team at each property to request a virtual tour and bring the on-site agent up to speed on what you’re looking for. Your DAC agent will either send you the virtual tours or make sure the on-site agents send them. Then, your DAC agent will help you evaluate each tour and talk through the tradeoffs of each option.
Step 4: Apply For an Apartment
Once you’ve chosen the best option, your DAC agent or the on-site agent at the building will send you a link to the online application. These applications are usually conducted through a third party. You’ll want to have the necessary materials ready for income verification. Although managed high rise apartment buildings in Chicago don’t typically ask for a security deposit, there are typically application and administrative fees around $50 and $450, respectively. Some buildings will waive or credit back the administrative fees if you apply within 24 or 48 hours of your virtual tour.
Step 5: Schedule Your Move
Each apartment building has their own protocol for scheduling a time to reserve an elevator for your move in. You’ll want to ask the on-site team member you’ve been working with during the application process about how to schedule your move.
If you’re looking for a fully furnished apartment, you can ask your agent about furniture rental options so you can schedule furniture deliveries, as well.
Step 6: Enjoy Your New Apartment!
For more information about virtual tours, moving during the Coronavirus, or luxury apartments for rent in Chicago, contact us today to get your questions answered by one of our leasing specialists.
The Sono sub-neighborhood (South of North Ave) in Lincoln Park is an increasingly in-demand place to live. Tree-lined side streets converge on boutique-lined Sheffield Street, surrounded by popular shops like Sephora, Lululemon, the Apple Store, and Banana Republic, restaurants from fast-casual to fine sit-down, live music venues, nightlife, theatre like Steppenwolf and the Royal George, as well as conveniences like FFC health club, Marianos, Whole Foods, a movie theatre, Chase bank, blow-dry bars, coffee shops, and the CTA Red Line station at North & Clybourn. It’s all packed into a few square blocks.
Sono East is located on Blackhawk (one of the aforementioned tree-lined streets) just one to three blocks from everything listed above. In fact, you don’t even need to leave home to find plenty of things to do and conveniences at Sono East. The 8,000 square foot resident amenity area includes a rooftop sundeck, hot tub, pool, fire pits, outdoor entertaining space, and grill stations, a state of the art expansive fitness center, a yoga studio with complimentary classes, a party room with full prep kitchen, billiards, co-working space, and a business center. The ground floor features a spacious, secured dog run. The building also offers conveniences such as The Minte housekeeping service, bike storage, 24 hour door staff, package receiving, and even made to order room service via PearChef.
Each luxury apartment at Sono East features modern and soft-loft accents, like soaring 9 foot ceilings, open floor plans, concrete accents, floor to ceiling windows, hardwood style flooring, Italian marble tile, deep, stainless steel bowl sinks, sleek Poggenpohl cabinetry, and modern kitchen countertops. Each apartment also has its own thermostat, Whirlpool Energy Star appliances, and in-unit washer and dryer. Generously sized balconies and terraces are also available.
Sono East is one of many high rises offering virtual tours. If you’re interested in learning more about Lincoln Park’s Sono area, luxury apartments for rent, or buildings offering virtual tours, contact us today to get your questions answered by one of our neighborhood experts.
If your move date is coming up and you’re wondering how you’re going to find a new apartment in Chicago while social distancing, we’re here to help! DAC is offering virtual tours for downtown apartment buildings.
How to virtual tours work?
When you reach out to our office, one of our team members will ask you about your search. After curating a list of appropriate options, you’ll select your favorites and we’ll send you video walk throughs of each apartment and the amenities in each building. The application process is all online as well.
How will I get a sense for the neighborhood?
Downtown Apartment Company agents live and work downtown and are experts on the local neighborhoods. Your agent can provide you with local recommendations, fill you in on what’s nearby, and send you photos or videos of the neighborhood, too. If you’re looking for more information on each neighborhood, visit our neighborhood guide for details.
Which buildings offer virtual tours?
Many downtown high rises are offering virtual tours. Since the list is always growing, contact one of our agents for a complete list. Here are just a few of the luxury apartment buildings offering virtual tours:
Old Town Park- located in Old Town just two blocks west of the Gold Coast and four blocks north of River North.
NEMA- located in the near South Loop across from Grant Park.
North + Vine- located on the border of Lincoln Park and Old Town in the Sono area (south of North ave).
Eleven40- located in the South Loop near Printer’s Row.
For more information on remote virtual showings, contact us today! We’d be happy to keep you in the Loop!