Tag: Apartments

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The biggest apartment search mistakes – Number 4, ignoring warning signs

The biggest apartment search mistakes – Number 4, ignoring warning signs

The biggest mistake apartment searchers make is failing to focus on a small number of ideal and affordable neighborhoods. The second biggest mista ...

Will Chicago landlords accept two-year leases?

In an article at MSNBC Real Estate a spokesperson for Apartments.com urges tenants to deal with rising rents by negotiating for a long-term lease that ...
MLS-listed downtown homes and condos renting quickly

MLS-listed downtown homes and condos renting quickly

Back in November of 2009, when we began tracking MLS-listed homes and condos for rent in 14 downtown ZIP codes there were 1,927 units available. A ...
Where Chicagoans want to rent

Where Chicagoans want to rent

What are the most sought-after locations among Chicago renters? Ask people in the real estate business and you'll get a wide variety of answers, m ...
Buyer acquires 224 Chalets and Lodges in Lake Bluff

Buyer acquires 224 Chalets and Lodges in Lake Bluff

Well, they're not the kind of chalets or lodges you might be thinking, and they're not actually in Lake Bluff. Crain's Chicago Real Estate Dail ...
Presidential Towers, 555 W Madison, West Loop

Presidential Towers, 555 W Madison, West Loop

In the mid-1980s, Chicagoans on their daily commute into the Loop were amazed at how quickly four new skyscrapers were rising out of the ground. W ...
A Gold Coast apartment walk with Stephanie

A Gold Coast apartment walk with Stephanie

Stephanie Konow and Katie Bommarito, former apartment rental agents, recently co-founded Chicago Rentals Direct. Having acquired in-depth familiar ...
Suburban Chicago rents – ups and downs

Suburban Chicago rents – ups and downs

The headline and the story at Crain's Chicago Real Estate Daily tell a tale of uniformly rising rents, declining vacancy rates and fewer concessio ...
The biggest apartment search mistakes – Number 3, the online search

The biggest apartment search mistakes – Number 3, the online search

The biggest mistake apartment searchers make is failing to focus on a small number of ideal and affordable neighborhoods. The second biggest mista ...
How unlicensed agents work the system and how to avoid them

How unlicensed agents work the system and how to avoid them

The following is an excerpt from an e-mail exchange forwarded to me last night. I've removed identifying information: Ok, it will show up as [n ...
Sage rental advice from a commenter

Sage rental advice from a commenter

This recent comment by nwzimmer merits your consideration if you're in the market to rent an apartment in Chicago: There is a HUGE discrepancy ...
At 21.4%, The Bernardin tops downtown rent raises

At 21.4%, The Bernardin tops downtown rent raises

Six months ago we noted that Appraisal Research Counselors was predicting 8 to 10% rent increases in the downtown Chicago market. That prediction ...
Are you a sucker for a farmers market?

Are you a sucker for a farmers market?

If you're a sucker for a farmers market, the public relations firm for River North's Parc Huron wants to play you for a sucker. This morning's ...
EnV for sale for $500K a unit?

EnV for sale for $500K a unit?

According to Crain's, the new, not yet fully-occupied EnV apartment tower in River North is for sale and might fetch its owners $125 million. T ...
A lush urban getaway at 430 W Diversey, Lincoln Park

A lush urban getaway at 430 W Diversey, Lincoln Park

The classic vintage façade of 430 W Diversey Pkwy hides a true surprise – a lush rear courtyard with fountains, statuary, warm brick walls and lus ...
You’ll never go hungry or thirsty on Diversey

You’ll never go hungry or thirsty on Diversey

After shooting sponsored video at two of Planned Property's vintage apartment buildings – a high-rise and a walkup – at Diversey and Pine Grove in ...
Non-smoking vintage apartments in the Gold Coast

Non-smoking vintage apartments in the Gold Coast

Kingsbury Plaza attracted quite a bit of attention earlier this year when it announced that it was going smoke-free. The Tribune noted at the time ...
$1,500 first prize in Chicago landlord video contest

$1,500 first prize in Chicago landlord video contest

Are you the next Spielberg? Planned Property Management – the sponsor of our Near North, Lincoln Park and Lake View apartment Guides – is inviting ...
Notable new rental – Logan Square’s Hairpin Lofts

Notable new rental – Logan Square’s Hairpin Lofts

The e-mail newsletter from 35th Ward Alderman Rey Colón just announced that 1- and 2-bedroom units at Logan Square's new Hairpin Lofts will be av ...

West Loop apartment plan switches to offices

View New downtown Chicago apartment high-rises in a larger map The Chicago Architecture Blog is reporting the latest variation on Jupiter Realty's ...
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