Tag: Apartments

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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 ...
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 ...
A tour of Hyde Park’s Windermere House apartments

A tour of Hyde Park’s Windermere House apartments

The Windermere House, 1642 E 56th St, has an enviable location a short distance from Lake Shore Drive and a Metra station, fronting the Museum of ...
Locator bedbugs still lying about Roosevelt Collection shops

Locator bedbugs still lying about Roosevelt Collection shops

Back in August of 2009 we reported that apartment locator bedbugs (we used to call them maggots) were beginning to swarm the Roosevelt Collection ...

Mexican flags no longer fly at Rolling Meadows complex

Only time will tell whether a new owner will result in less fur flying at 12 Oaks at Woodfield, but the 12 Mexican flags unfurled over the Rolling Mea ...
Ravenswood and Montrose in Hyde Park?

Ravenswood and Montrose in Hyde Park?

Move.com recently rolled out a revamp of its rental search, and the site apparently has a few kinks to work out. Silver Clouds (sic) Apartments ...
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