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With The Homestead Group now in our past, George, Bee and the entire Christos Family are proud to announce the launch of Urban Abodes, a full service real estate brokerage firm specializing in residential rentals which will continue the work that our family began a quarter century ago.

Urban Abodes will open for business on Tuesday, November 28, 2017.

Our Offices

We are in the process of building our new state of the art office which is scheduled to be completed by March 1, 2018. In the interim, we have leased space at 3923 N. Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613, where we will conduct business until our new office is completed.

Listing Your Apartments

We are currently updating our databases in advance of our opening on November 28. Should you have an available apartment and desire to list it with us, please click here to contact Bee Christos. Bee will get it listed immediately so that showings can begin on the morning of November 28.


We need your keys! For the past 25 years, we have exclusively used Southport Security, located at 3320 N. Southport Avenue, for keys. We have tried numerous locksmiths over the years, but Southport Security is simply the best because the keys they cut always work.

Safeguarding your keys is important to us. That's why we have KeyTrak, a computerized system that securely stores your keys. KeyTrak allows us to intelligently track your keys and generate reports detailing the activity on each apartment.

If The Homestead Group has your keys and you would like us to have a copy, please click here to notify Homestead that we will pick them up, make copies and immediately return them to Homestead.

If Homestead does not possess your keys and you do not have a spare set, please visit Otilio and his team at Southport Security at 3320 N. Southport Avenue. Just mention Urban Abodes and the duplication of the keys will be free of charge to you. We will even pick them up directly from Southport Security saving you the extra trip to our office.

What’s Old & What’s New

At Urban Abodes, it is all about the landlord!

For the past 25 years, we built our business one landlord and one apartment rental at a time. Our relationship with our landlords is the very bedrock of our business.

Our aim has always been to provide our landlords with creditworthy, mature, and responsible tenants. With a family of landlords that now exceeds 5,000, our mission has always been to establish long term relationships focusing on both satisfying the needs and protecting the interests of our landlords.

We will always adhere to these standards, and we will always continue to strive for your business, your respect and your goodwill.

On the new side, for the past two months, George, in his new role in Marketing and Technology, has worked to create a new, map based website that not only provides the general public with an easy and effortless way to search for apartments but also gives our agents dozens of tools that will allow them to conduct business and rent your apartments from our office, their homes, their cellphones, tablets and laptops or just about anywhere else.


Referrals have always been a very big part of our business, and we hope that trend will continue with Urban Abodes. Please click here to forward this email to a friend or a landlord that may be in need of our services.

Contact Information

Our website, urbanabodes.com, will go live on November 28, 2017.  Our other domain names, chicago-apartments.com and thehomesteadgroup.com will remain active and will redirect visitors to our new website.

George Christos can still be reached at 773/206-9000, george@thehomesteadgroup.com or now at george@urbanabodes.com.

Bee Christos can still be reached at 312/259-8115, bee@thehomesteadgroup.com or now at bee@urbanabodes.com.

Our new phone number is 773/676-9000 and our fax number is 773/676-9440. Both will be operational on November 28.

One Last Word

We look forward to seeing you at 3923 N. Ashland Avenue beginning on November 28, 2017!

Should you have any questions or desire any further information about Urban Abodes, please click here, and we will immediately respond to your inquiry.


George Christos
Marketing & Technology

Bee Christos
Managing Broker