Tag: At-a-glance lists

How to get paid for using a rental service

How to get paid for using a rental service

Chicago's rental services a/k/a apartment locators a/k/a apartment finders advertise that they're "free" to renters since the landlords pay their ...
Are apartment finders playing you for a sucker?

Are apartment finders playing you for a sucker?

If you're using one of Chicago's apartment finders a/k/a locators a/k/a rental services to look for an apartment, the odds are high that you're not go ...
Start your May 1st apartment search now

Start your May 1st apartment search now

It's only the first week of February, but Chicago landlords are already beginning to post May 1 vacancies on their websites. Early next month landlord ...
Find Lincoln Park apartments the fast, safe and easy way

Find Lincoln Park apartments the fast, safe and easy way

Chicago's piratical rental services / apartment locators / apartment finders would like you to believe that finding an apartment in Lincoln Park i ...
More student housing headed for the Loop

More student housing headed for the Loop

The Pickwick Stable, 22 E Jackson, is architecture blogger Wayne Lorentz's "all-time favorite most unusual Chicago building." You can learn some o ...
Take an apartment walk with Stephanie and Katie

Take an apartment walk with Stephanie and Katie

Stephanie Konow and Katie Bommarito are former rental services agents who grew frustrated with that business and set out to connect Chicago tenant ...
An at-a-glance list of what’s actually for rent in the South Loop

An at-a-glance list of what’s actually for rent in the South Loop

The past week has seen a modest increase in the number of lower-priced one-bedrooms available in the South Loop. We've also seen the number of buildi ...
Urban Lux – the dumbest Yelp reviews ever?

Urban Lux – the dumbest Yelp reviews ever?

Reading positive reviews of rental services on Yelp invariably reminds me of what Oscar Wilde said of a Dickens' short story. "One must have a hea ...
An at-a-glance list of current South Loop apartment rents

An at-a-glance list of current South Loop apartment rents

The most noticeable trend this past week was a modest upward drift in South Loop rents almost across the board, tracking a slight downtick in the ...
Rent an unavailable apartment from an unlicensed agent

Rent an unavailable apartment from an unlicensed agent

This Craigslist ad is a classic of the Chicago apartment rental service genre, illustrating several of the time-wasting traps that anyone foolish ...
Craigslist is an apartment liars’ list

Craigslist is an apartment liars’ list

As of 9:30 last night, 17,511 ads had been posted yesterday in the Chicago > housing > apts/housing for rent section of Craigslist, almost all of ...
Searching for a River North 2-bedroom with an indoor pool

Searching for a River North 2-bedroom with an indoor pool

If you were searching for a River North 2-bedroom with an indoor pool you might start by filtering Craigslist on 2+ BR apartments and typing the f ...
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