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Spring cleaning – Gone to the Dogs!

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Hi Planned Property Management pet owners! With April showers, brings May flowers… and spring cleaning! Spring cleaning is not just for your apartment, but also cleaning your dog. Grooming is not just about maintaining your dog’s level of hygiene, and it is not just about keeping your dog adorable. Grooming is about maintaining both your [...]

Grocery Delivery Services

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Maybe one of my least favorite parts of living in a city is grocery shopping. Sure, we have a ton of choices and a lot of unique stores – but unless you have a car, grocery shopping can be the chore you dread most, especially in the snow, rain and wind that seems to haunt [...]

Meal Delivery Services


Living in a city has many advantages, but sometimes takeout food and delivery are a little too convenient (for our wallets and our waistlines). We’ve researched some meal delivery services that deliver in PPM neighborhoods so that next time you’re dreading cooking after a long day of work, or when you’re sick of pizza/thai/Chinese (okay, [...]

April in Chicago


As if this is news to you, Chicago experienced its coldest December to March period since 1872 this year. So yes, all of our complaining was completely justified. Here’s to hoping April can turn it all around for us. We’ve dug deep to find you the best things happening in and around Chicago this month. [...]



Yolk is now open in Lakeview / Lincoln Park @ 501 W. Diversey and we could not be happier! We no longer have to travel downtown for what we think is one of the best breakfasts in Chicago! Full disclosure: the new location is in our building @ 2756 N. Pine Grove but we went [...]

Bountiful Eatery


With warm weather finally approaching, it’s time to start thinking about getting that body ready for the beach! Obviously a solid exercise program is a must, but no program is complete without proper nutrition. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. 70% of your results are made at the dinner table, not in [...]

PPM’s T-Shirt Design Contest

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Have you ever wanted to see one of your designs on a t-shirt? Here’s your chance! Summer is coming and we need a cool new t-shirt! The winning design will be made into a t-shirt and the winner will receive $500 (rent credit or AMX Gift Cards) There will also be a 2nd and third [...]

How to Stop your Dog from Barking


As much as man’s best friend can be just that, there is one pesky little problem that our four-legged friends bring with them — barking. In an apartment, that problem is magnified. You as an owner can help lessen your dog’s barking by first identifying the type of barking in which your dog is engaging, [...]

Why Chicago’s New Law is Great for Pets and Owners!

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Beginning next March (2015) it will be illegal for Chicago pet stores to sell dogs, cats and rabbits obtained from large-scale breeding operations (better known as puppy mills). All of these animals will now have to be obtained from pounds, rescues or humane societies. This law is a huge step forward for animal rights. Large-scale [...]

Ten Tips for Going Green!

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Develop a plan, set some goals, and before you know it you can be living a much more sustainable, earth-friendly lifestyle with some of these tips for going green: 1. Check before you chuck: 80% of what Americans throw away can be recycled. Despite this fact, America’s recycling rate is only 28%. Look before you [...]

St. Patrick’s Day 2014

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St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago is one of the biggest drinking days in the city. This year most of the celebrations will be taking place on Saturday March 15, 2014, since St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Monday this year. Why is this holiday such a huge Chicago tradition? St. Patrick’s Day is a day [...]

Spring Cleaning – the Green Way!


Mother nature may have other plans but (hopefully) Spring is right around the corner. We all know what happens in the Winter, we’re pack rats and we spend a lot of time indoors which means our apartments could probably use a pick me up as the weather gets warmer. Here are a few tips to [...]

Read the Book before you see the Movie


Since the city of Chicago is still frigidly cold (yes, it’s supposed to warm up this week, yes it will be frigid again the very next day), we’ve come up with a list of books to read in the warmth of your apartment that are going to be turned into movies in the near future. [...]

PPM’s Selfie Contest

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A selfie is a type of self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone. Love them or hate them SELFIES are part of our culture and PPM is looking for our RESIDENTS’ BEST SELFIES! We are giving away $250 rent credit for the BEST in three categories: Sexiest, Funniest and Me [...]

Protein Bar

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If you are looking for a well rounded healthy restaurant that appeals to everyone from vegans to meat lovers, we found the perfect spot.  The Protein Bar recently opened near our office at 1953 N. Clybourn  in Lincoln Park.  Since we are all suckers for trying out the latest and greatest restaurants, we couldn’t resist [...]

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