Tag: Apartment locators

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Tales from an apartment hunt – brokers vs rental services

Tales from an apartment hunt – brokers vs rental services

One of my correspondents, a veteran renter, has been sending me periodic updates on his experiences in searching for his next apartment. Here's th ...
Chicago’s best apartment website gets better

Chicago’s best apartment website gets better

Several months ago we opined that Apartments.com, a national site owned by a group of major newspapers, was the stand-out choice for renters searc ...
Are you the reason your rent is too damn high?

Are you the reason your rent is too damn high?

Jimmy McMillan, the 2010 gubernatorial candidate of New York's Rent Is Too Damn High Party, achieved some notoriety thanks to the many YouTube rem ...
Chicago rental services closing offices, rebranding, testing new business models

Chicago rental services closing offices, rebranding, testing new business models

As Chicago's rental market strengthens and vacancies decrease, a number of landlords have been cutting back on their use of apartment rental servi ...
Is RentJuice enabling fraud by unlicensed brokers?

Is RentJuice enabling fraud by unlicensed brokers?

We've previously wondered about Exchange Apartment Finders (EAF), which appeared to be doing business as a real estate broker / apartment finder w ...

JAB Real Estate takes the lead in cleaning up Craigslist

Anyone who’s searched for a Chicago apartment within the past year knows that the apartment locator servicees have trashed Craigslist with many thousa ...
How to cut your first month’s rent in half

How to cut your first month’s rent in half

We’ve previously alerted you to twenty-five things apartment rental services won’t tell you. Now we’ll alert you to one they wish you’d never k ...
Twenty-five things the rental services won’t tell you

Twenty-five things the rental services won’t tell you

The slick-looking Web sites for apartment rental / locator / finder services tell you that you’ve arrived at Chicago’s premier FREE rental service ...

Yelping about heating cost disclosure

All of YoChicago’s rental Guides link to Yelp reviews of buildings and landlords where they’re available, but those reviews aren’t the only useful inf ...
Apartment rental bedbugs – Yo’s do-not-call list

Apartment rental bedbugs – Yo’s do-not-call list

Note: Consult the 2014 version of our do-not-call list. New renters in Chicago are often confused or misled by Craigslist ads into believing th ...
While you’re at it, Ginger Summers, cut the crap on Yelp

While you’re at it, Ginger Summers, cut the crap on Yelp

Last Saturday we suggested that an apartment locator (a/k/a bedbug) by the name of Ginger Summers quit spamming Craigslist with thousands of repet ...

The May apartment hunt starts now

Apartment rentals have become less seasonal than in years past, when the majority of leases turned over on May 1st or October 1st, but many more apart ...
Yo’s latest apartment guide – Lincoln Park

Yo’s latest apartment guide – Lincoln Park

Finding an apartment in many of Chicago’s neighborhoods is a quick, pleasant walk in the park compared to finding one in New York and many other c ...
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