Tag: Apartments

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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 ...
Rare Kenilworth rental at $1,000 a month

Rare Kenilworth rental at $1,000 a month

Have you been longing to ditch your basement apartment in Uptown for an address in tiny, tony Kenilworth but thought you’d never be able to afford ...

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 ...
Roosevelt Collection sells at half its cost

Roosevelt Collection sells at half its cost

Crain’s Chicago Business is reporting (apparently behind its paywall) that a deal is imminent for the sale of the Roosevelt Collection in the Sout ...
Available downtown rentals increase seasonally; time to look is now

Available downtown rentals increase seasonally; time to look is now

The inventory of downtown Chicago homes and condos listed for rent in the MLS rose 7.9% during this past week, from 976 units to 1,053. This s ...
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 ...

An easy way to clean up Craigslist apartment ads

Management companies, individual property owners and legitimate real estate brokers can quickly and easily clean up the mess that the apartment locato ...
Hey Ginger Summers, cut the crap on Craigslist

Hey Ginger Summers, cut the crap on Craigslist

Between midnight yesterday and 8:42 this morning, an apartment rental bedbug by the name of Ginger Summers placed 962 housing for rent ads on Crai ...
Apartment bedbug lies – Luxury Living Chicago

Apartment bedbug lies – Luxury Living Chicago

Chicago’s apartment locators – we call them bedbugs – engage in wholesale bait-and-switch advertising on Craigslist. When you see enough rental se ...
Suburban Chicago rents up but incentives remain

Suburban Chicago rents up but incentives remain

The median net rent per square foot at suburban Chicago apartment complexes rose 7.4% year-over-year in the fourth quarter of 2010, according to a ...

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 ...
Where have all the Loop jobs gone?

Where have all the Loop jobs gone?

The Sun-Times leads with the good news from a newly-issued report from the Chicago Loop Alliance: a growing residential population, more hotel roo ...
Valley Lo, lakefront living in Glenview

Valley Lo, lakefront living in Glenview

YoChicago has a huge library of drive-around video shot on sunny days this past summer in north suburban and North Shore communities. I just tappe ...

Quotes of the day – Lincoln Square fantasies

“We hope the new owners keep the building up and keep a mix of locals and independents,” says Melissa Flynn, executive director of the Lincoln Square ...
Evanston will or won’t clamp down on off-campus housing

Evanston will or won’t clamp down on off-campus housing

Like most cities, Evanston has an ordinance that limits the number of unrelated individuals who can occupy a dwelling unit to three. In a camp ...
Rent a pied-a-shore in Highland Park

Rent a pied-a-shore in Highland Park

Thinking about a summer weekend getaway place near the lake? There’s a rarely-available rental in a HIghland Park coach house across the stree ...

It’s apartment bedbug recruiting season

At YoChicago we refer to apartment rental services, also known as locators and finders, as bedbugs. It’s our shorthand way of informing you that the l ...

SoNo rental tower underway

Crain’s Chicago Business is reporting (behind its paywall) that Smithfield Properties has secured construction financing for the second tower at SoNo ...

Are smaller lakefront condos headed for decline?

Recently, at sites where the wishful-thinkers don their blinkers and gather to blather about the future of Chicago’s lakefront market, there’s been a ...
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