Tag: Apartments

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Rents up, inventories down sharply for MLS-listed downtown condos

Rents up, inventories down sharply for MLS-listed downtown condos

We've been tracking MLS-listed downtown homes and condos for rent weekly since November of 2009. At that time 1,927 units were available in 14 dow ...
River North rental roundup – one-bedrooms with balconies

River North rental roundup – one-bedrooms with balconies

Our at-a-glance apartment list and map makes it hyper-easy to check what's available for rent in River North and other Near North locations. If th ...
YoRents proving popular with Chicago lakefront renters

YoRents proving popular with Chicago lakefront renters

It's been less than 4 weeks since we launched YoRents, our online speed dating service for renters and landlords. Renters can place a free apa ...
Quote of the day – we always overbuild something

Quote of the day – we always overbuild something

"We always overbuild something. This time will probably be multifamily." The comment was made at a recent meeting of Florida developers in Orla ...
Is this Chicago’s most visually striking apartment lobby?

Is this Chicago’s most visually striking apartment lobby?

The Gothic Revival Steuben Club Building, a Chicago landmark, is one of the most visually striking structures in the Loop. It's best known for the ...
Avoid MLS rentals that don’t disclose an address

Avoid MLS rentals that don’t disclose an address

In order for a real estate broker to list a property for rent in the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) it must have a written exclusive right t ...
Take your apartment search offline

Take your apartment search offline

One of the biggest mistakes Chicago renters make in their apartment search is looking only online and only on Craigslist. Take your search off ...
Go directly to the landlord when renting an apartment

Go directly to the landlord when renting an apartment

Finding an apartment in Chicago through an apartment rental service can be a time-wasting and frustrating experience. When renters go directly ...
Rules for renters in dealings with Chicago rental services

Rules for renters in dealings with Chicago rental services

Chicago renters often find dealing with rental services an experience that's frustrating at best and an expensive, life-disrupting nightmare at wo ...
Closet space is a no-no at SoNo

Closet space is a no-no at SoNo

When visionary architect / developer Harry Weese built 1100 N Lake Shore Dr – a building that's been in the news recently – he reportedly skimped ...
Light-filled homes with park and lake views at the Park Michigan

Light-filled homes with park and lake views at the Park Michigan

The sleek, international-style apartment tower has an enviable South Loop location at 1212 South Michigan Ave. The building is nearing completion ...
Large, updated apartments in Lakeview East

Large, updated apartments in Lakeview East

The mid-century modern buildings of the 60s and 70s have a great advantage over newer buildings: large apartments with excellent closet space. ...
Rookie high-rise tenants whining about the heat

Rookie high-rise tenants whining about the heat

Most Chicagoans are thoroughly enjoying the recent record high temperatures. Most, but not all. We've heard that twenty-something rookie renter ...
Buckingham Lofts, great living close to Wrigley Field

Buckingham Lofts, great living close to Wrigley Field

Step outside the front door of Buckingham Lofts, 865-867 W Buckingham in Lakeview Central, and you're confronted by an incredible array of shoppin ...
Stop using Craigslist to shop for rentals, says real estate veteran

Stop using Craigslist to shop for rentals, says real estate veteran

Dennis Dooley is a seasoned veteran of the real estate industry, having served in management positions at both a local and national level. He's ...
Online availability check of Streeterville 2-bedrooms

Online availability check of Streeterville 2-bedrooms

Several weeks ago we upgraded YoChicago's at-a-glance list and map of downtown apartments by adding direct links to online availability checks for ...
Always ask to see a rental agent’s licenses

Always ask to see a rental agent’s licenses

Many of Chicago's rental services employ unlicensed staff in flagrant violation of the law, fully aware of the fact that they're committing a crim ...
Online specials – free rent in River North

Online specials – free rent in River North

You'll often find what appear to be different rental deals on the same building depending on which website you're looking at. Take the high-rise a ...
A visit to Exchange Apartment Finders

A visit to Exchange Apartment Finders

Yesterday morning I visited 1531 N Ashland Ave, the address listed on its website for Exchange Apartment Finders (EAF). My goal was to interview t ...
Rent a bright, stylish loft in a transit-friendly location

Rent a bright, stylish loft in a transit-friendly location

This bright, stylish 1-bedroom loft has everything that many renters are looking for: hardwood floors, 12-foot ceilings, a sleek bath and kitchen ...
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