Apartment Reviews: How to Read Between the Lines to Find a Great Place to Live

When renters begin the search for an apartment rental, the internet is typically the first place they turn. Few individuals are willing to sign a lease without researching the building, management company, or landlord—and with good reason. However, it is all too easy to be overwhelmed by the volume of reviews on the internet, making … Continued

Draper and Kramer Announces First “Aspiring Artist” at Aspire Residences in Chicago’s South Loop

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, today announced it has selected local artist Canary Garcia for a year-long residency as the “Aspiring Artist” at Aspire Residences, the firm’s new 24-story, 275-unit apartment tower that will open in August at 2111 S. Wabash Ave. in Chicago’s South Loop. “Art has become more important than ever in multifamily developments, … Continued

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

Bark Park Etiquette: 7 Tips on How to Best Use Your Community’s Dog Park

While people around the world have been getting used to lockdown measures enacted to stem the spread of COVID-19, it can be easy to forget that our pets are having to adapt to a new reality too. Especially for dogs that are accustomed to regular outdoor playdates and exercise, having those activities limited by the conditions … Continued

What is a Luxury Apartment?

For tenants who place a premium on comfort, luxury apartments are an appealing option. After all, a luxury property delivers far more than just convenience–it is a destination in and of itself at the end of a long day. It’s little surprise then that the demand for high-end apartment buildings is rising, and the market is responding. … 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

Credit Scores and Apartments: What You Need to Know

580. 670. 740. 800. These little three-digit numbers, known as credit scores, can have an enormous impact on your life. When you apply for a credit card or loan, your credit score is a major factor in determining whether or not your application will be approved by a credit card company or bank. The higher … 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

Newly Married? Top Tips for Apartment Hunting

With the rush and excitement of planning a wedding and honeymoon, it is all too easy to let one of the most important elements of married life fall by the wayside: the apartment search. For some couples, their wedding day marks the first time they will live together. For others, they may want to upgrade … 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