Tag: Apartments

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New additions to Yo’s apartment rental bedbug do-not-call list

New additions to Yo’s apartment rental bedbug do-not-call list

Earlier today I spent about half an hour searching Craigslist apartment ads for apartment rental / finder / locator services –we call them bedbugs ...
Video links added to Yo’s at-a-glance apartment list

Video links added to Yo’s at-a-glance apartment list

We’re always trying to find ways to make your apartment hunt easier and less time-consuming. Our at-a-glance list of downtown and Lincoln Park ...
Rental deal of the day – Lake View alcove studios from $840

Rental deal of the day – Lake View alcove studios from $840

Can't decide between Chicago's Lincoln Park and Lake View neighborhoods? The 14-story high-rise at 350 W Oakdale Ave in Lake View is a few short b ...

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 ...
Breaking news – Mondial sold to Waterton

Breaking news – Mondial sold to Waterton

Earlier this afternoon I spoke to a representative of Waterton Residential who confirmed a rumor I’d heard this morning that Waterton had acquired ...
Rental deal of the day: East Lakeview 2/2 for $1,550

Rental deal of the day: East Lakeview 2/2 for $1,550

We’re kicking off a new feature: the rental deal of the day. The info for our first few posts comes from the founders of Chicago Rentals Direct, a ...
The highest outdoor pool in the Gold Coast

The highest outdoor pool in the Gold Coast

It’s no secret that YoChicago loves video – in part because it’s one of the services we offer to advertisers, but mostly because we think it’s the ...
Where are YoChicago readers looking to rent?

Where are YoChicago readers looking to rent?

It was John Battelle who first tagged the information gathered by Google search as a “database of intentions,” and it seems an apt meme. Here, ...
YoChicago’s new at-a-glance list of downtown and Lincoln Park apartments

YoChicago’s new at-a-glance list of downtown and Lincoln Park apartments

Chicago’s apartment rental services / locators / finders (bedbugs) work diligently to make you believe that finding an apartment in Chicago is a d ...
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 ...
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