Tag: Rentals

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More tips for new Chicago renters

More tips for new Chicago renters

The apartment-finding process in Chicago is completely different than the processes in other cities, as New York or Los Angeles residents can attest ...
Rent check: New condos renting for $2,200 and up at The Legacy on Millennium Park

Rent check: New condos renting for $2,200 and up at The Legacy on Millennium Park

Buyers at The Legacy at Millennium Park, 60 E Monroe St, aren't having any luck flipping their new units, but you can't say they haven't tried. Take t ...
What new renters need to know about landlord policies in Chicago

What new renters need to know about landlord policies in Chicago

Credit scores, income levels, security deposits, pet policies -- there's a lot to keep in mind when trying to find an apartment in Chicago, and most ...
Amenity floor opens at 215 West

Amenity floor opens at 215 West

215 West, one of the new kids in downtown's rental scene, was still a work in progress when Joe and I visited in March, with no furnished models to ...
Pick a place: Same rent, same size, different styles in Printers Row, Bucktown

Pick a place: Same rent, same size, different styles in Printers Row, Bucktown

If you needed a 2,400 square-foot home for $3,000 a month right now, you could have either of these places. How would you rather spend your buck-tw ...
Zoning Committee OKs South Works plan

Zoning Committee OKs South Works plan

“We’re talking about developing a city here, with new schools, roadways, infrastructure, transportation. This area is larger than the Loop.” - Alde ...

Rent or buy? In Chicago, it's a tossup

It's less expensive to own a home than to rent in Chicago, but just barely. That's according to Trulia's new Rent vs Buy Index, which compares the ave ...
The daily news: Four for rent in Lincoln Park

The daily news: Four for rent in Lincoln Park

Searching for a single-family home or condo to rent in Lincoln Park? Here are four units that went on the market this week: 1422 W Lill Ave: A fiv ...
A terra cotta-covered apartment building, just steps from Lincoln Park

A terra cotta-covered apartment building, just steps from Lincoln Park

The second place Joe Zekas and Realty & Mortgage's Harold Rider Jr stopped during their tour of Lincoln Park and Streeterville apartments was 2616 N ...
Trio rentals surface on the MLS

Trio rentals surface on the MLS

"Any news on these rentals lately?" reader Meghan asked this week. "Seems things have been pretty quiet around here." Meghan was talking about the Tr ...
Apartments in a prime Lincoln Park location

Apartments in a prime Lincoln Park location

How good is the intersection of Clark Street and Arlington Place? WalkScore gives it a perfect 100, and that's almost an understatement. Between the ...
The South Loop's $10,000 rental

The South Loop's $10,000 rental

If the $10,000-a-month price tag for a South Loop rental left you gobsmacked, you're not alone. I see those rates in the Gold Coast and in high-prof ...
Glut check: South Loop, by the numbers

Glut check: South Loop, by the numbers

See that? That's the 60605 ZIP code, a region stretching from the Museum Campus to the Chicago River and from Van Buren to 16th Street, with an occa ...
Quote: Who has a stake in Roosevelt Square?

Quote: Who has a stake in Roosevelt Square?

“At every community meeting I’ve ever attended, the people who show up are the homeowners. If you pay $2,500 in rent, which is a fancy apartment, th ...
The homes and side streets of Little Village

The homes and side streets of Little Village

After running out of shops to look at along 26th Street, I spent the rest of my time in Little Village driving around some of the residential street ...
Today's news: Buy or rent a corner condo with lake views at 1400 Museum Park

Today's news: Buy or rent a corner condo with lake views at 1400 Museum Park

Today's new listing is located inside a relatively new high-rise: The Enterprise Companies' 1400 Museum Park, at the corner of 14th Street and Mich ...
First deliveries on EnV's horizon

First deliveries on EnV's horizon

The first 12 residential floors of EnV in River North will open to tenants the middle of next month, according to the tower's leasing staff. EnV's se ...

From the field: "A thousand bucks is a thousand bucks"

Between agents, the water-cooler talk is kind of dead. Showings seem to be dwindling, which isn't a good sign going into June and July. Most of my buy ...

Quote of the day: A recent history of rental concessions in Chicago's suburbs

Concessions were the marketing tool of choice to lure renters back to projects after the market began its decline in 2001. Our surveys indicated one f ...
Trend lines: South Loop condos listed for sale and for rent

Trend lines: South Loop condos listed for sale and for rent

Here's a little something I put together following last week's write-up on the drop in condo rental inventory in the downtown market. The South Loop ...
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