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A closer look at an iMove Chicago broker

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iMove Chicago is one of the companies on the dirtiest dozen apartment finders list we’re publishing as part of our Craigslist Apartment Cleanup campaign. A month ago, on December 23, I notified iMove Chicago by email that, in violation of Illinois law, it was advertising a property on Craigslist that specifically banned rental service advertising. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 24, 2013

Urban Lux – long on ads, short on facts

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We recently selected Urban Lux as the second entry on our roster of Craigslist’s dirtiest dozen advertisers. As of early yesterday evening a search at Craigslist returned 1,370 Urban Lux ads for 61 separate apartment buildings. The number of Urban Lux ads for each property varied widely – from 5 for Park Michigan (one of ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 10, 2013

Chicago’s dirtiest dozen rental services – Urban Lux is #2

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You’ll find scores of rental services on YoChicago’s do-not-call list. We’re singling out twelve of them – the ones we consider the dirtiest dozen – for a closer look, as part of our Craigslist Apartment Cleanup. The top spot (chronologically) on our dirtiest dozen roster went to Rent Proactive. Next up on our roster is ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 7, 2013

Chicago’s dirtiest dozen rental services – Rent Proactive is #1

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You’ll find scores of sleazy rental services on YoChicago’s do-not-call list. In the coming weeks we’ll single out twelve of them – the dirtiest dozen – for special attention. Our criteria for inclusion in the dirtiest dozen are somewhat arbitrary. Our goal is to document Chicago rental services’ extensive illegal online behavior and seek meaningful ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 2, 2013