Las Colinas: An Irving, TX Community with a Plan for Prosperity

Designed in the ’70s as an urban paradise for modern professionals and their families, Las Colinas is a stunning planned community in Irving, Texas that is known for innovation and prosperity. Residential neighborhoods blend with green areas, entertainment districts, cultural landmarks, educational institutions, and more, putting everything residents need within arms’ reach. Fine dining experiences, luxurious … Continued

Why Chicago’s Gold Coast Should Be Your Next Home

The Gold Coast is a small but charismatic neighborhood on Chicago’s north side with a reputation for luxury living. Ever since millionaire Potter Palmer moved to the Gold Coast in the late nineteenth century, the area has attracted many of the country’s wealthiest entrepreneurs, athletes, and cultural icons.  Trees line the Gold Coast’s spacious avenues … Continued

How to Stay Cool and Reduce Your HVAC Bills This Summer

Across the country, people are bracing for higher summer electric bills than usual as a result of COVID-19. During a normal summer, professionals are able to offset some of their electricity usage by commuting to work, where they can enjoy the cool blast of the office air conditioning (AC) without paying a dime. But this … Continued

How Virtual Tours Can Help Find Your Next Apartment

Say you’re about to visit an apartment high-rise or a multifamily complex for the first time. What will you be looking for? In the living space, you’ll check out the floor plan. You may take a close look at the flooring, fixtures, and finishes as well. Common-area amenities may attract your attention too. With virtual … Continued

Pre-Leasing Underway at Aspire Residences in Chicago’s South Loop

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, today announced pre-leasing is underway for Aspire Residences, a 24-story, 275-unit apartment tower at 2111 S. Wabash Ave. in Chicago’s South Loop. Located less than a block from the CTA’s Cermak/McCormick Place Green Line station, the transit-oriented development is slated to welcome first move-ins this summer. “Residents of Aspire will enjoy … Continued

What You Need to Know About Chicago’s South Loop

As the largest city in the Midwest, Chicago provides the ideal blend of coveted restaurants, vibrant culture, enticing art galleries, and diverse career opportunities. The Windy City offers ample public transportation options, stunning skyscrapers, and a bustling urban atmosphere without the exorbitant cost typically associated with city living. Chicago is home to dozens of vibrant … Continued

Why Texas is Becoming the Next Big Thing for Multi-Family Housing

“Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession.” So wrote John Steinbeck in “Travels with Charley“ following his epic 10,000-mile road trip in the early sixties. Today, Texas is more than a state of mind; it is also an economic powerhouse. Its $1.6 trillion GDP surpasses that of Canada, Mexico and Russia. In … Continued

How to Better Streamline the Leasing Process

Technology utilization in the apartment rental industry is increasing each year, but it is still lagging behind other industries. Fortunately, we are seeing more and more companies begin to adopt tech solutions that streamline the process for renters, real estate developers, and property managers alike. Here are 10 recent tech concepts that are making waves … Continued

Understanding the Chicago Market

Since Chicago’s incorporation as a city in 1837, its strategic location has spurred commerce, industry, and near-constant evolution. Mark Twain rightly observed, “She is always a novelty; for she is never the Chicago you saw when you passed through the last time.” Since the famous writer penned those words, the qualities that inspired his insight have been multiplied many … Continued

5 Simple Tips for Finding the Perfect Pet-Friendly Apartment

Most American households have at least one pet—that’s about 85 million families, or roughly 67 percent of the population. Despite making up the majority of the country, pet owners often have difficulty finding pet-friendly rentals.  Although the majority of pet owners are responsible and conscientious, many landlords and property owners have strict “no pets allowed” policies … Continued