Tag: Websites

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Rentlife’s Amanda and Melissa riff on River North apartments

Rentlife’s Amanda and Melissa riff on River North apartments

RentlLife is an innovative new website that provides comprehensive, accurate, unbiased and up-to-date info about buildings and apartments, includi ...
AptAmigo is not a friend of YoChicago

AptAmigo is not a friend of YoChicago

Early last week I received a follow-up email pitch from Dan Willenborg, Co-founder and CEO of AptAmigo.com, inquiring about ways we might "work to ...
YoChicago was airborne yesterday

YoChicago was airborne yesterday

Every so often we charter a helicopter and fly around the city taking shots of new construction, the skyline and whatever else grabs our attention ...
Zumper has a new design and spam apartment ads

Zumper has a new design and spam apartment ads

Yesterday's email brought "news" of "the brand new Zumper web platform." In its previous incarnation Zumper seemed to be nothing more than a ga ...
For YoChicago, 2014 was a very good year

For YoChicago, 2014 was a very good year

We've just finished crunching the numbers from our server logs for 2014. We're pleased to report that YoChicago reached more than 753,000 uniq ...
Be wary of Evanston apartment hype

Be wary of Evanston apartment hype

Evanston, home to Northwestern University, is an affluent, highly-educated North Shore suburb. It's the kind of place where you'd expect landlords ...
How to get an edge on renting the best apartments

How to get an edge on renting the best apartments

If you're working with a rental service, the odds are high that you're not going to able to rent some of Chicago's most desirable apartments. ...
YoChicago’s October, 2014 audience reach

YoChicago’s October, 2014 audience reach

According to our server logs, YoChicago reached nearly 94,700 unique visitors in October. That's a 10% decline from the more than 104,000 visitors we ...
Staying up to date on Chicago real estate

Staying up to date on Chicago real estate

We began publishing reviews of Chicago's apartment buildings just about a year ago. The blistering pace of development since that time has resulte ...
Have you visited Crain’s and Curbed today?

Have you visited Crain’s and Curbed today?

If you want to stay abreast of what's happening in Chicago real estate you'll have to venture beyond YoChicago and our Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and ...
YoChicago reaches record numbers in July

YoChicago reaches record numbers in July

According to our server logs, YoChicago had 104,196 unique visitors in July. That's the first time we've passed the 100K mark in a month, and it r ...
YoChicago at YouTube, Flickr, Facebook and Twitter

YoChicago at YouTube, Flickr, Facebook and Twitter

More than two-thirds of the more than 85,000 unique visitors to YoChicago each month are new to the site, and only 14% of our visitors come direct ...
YoChicago launches condominium review series

YoChicago launches condominium review series

Late last year we began a series of apartment reviews and they've proven popular, contributing to a more than 70% year-over-year increase in our t ...
New website, name, address for 435 North Park apartments

New website, name, address for 435 North Park apartments

The 50-story multi-use building in Streeterville that we've been following as 435 North Park Drive has topped out, closed in and taken on a new identi ...
If you’re smart, you’ll stay away from Renturway

If you’re smart, you’ll stay away from Renturway

The public relations "profession" is notorious for making shotgun pitches to websites without having even the dimmest awareness of how a particula ...
Are websites increasing racial and economic segregation?

Are websites increasing racial and economic segregation?

It's been 10 years since journalist Bill Bishop began writing about "the big sort" and five years since the publication of his book. Amazon summar ...
The top five most-viewed Chicago new apartment reviews

The top five most-viewed Chicago new apartment reviews

Our new apartment review pages provide a clear window, via Google Analytics, into which new buildings are generating the most interest among renters a ...
A 9/11 aerial tour of Chicago

A 9/11 aerial tour of Chicago

A year ago today I spent nearly two hours in a chartered helicopter, with the doors off, circling downtown Chicago and snapping photos. I was acco ...
West Loop 2/2 condo sales soar year-over-year

West Loop 2/2 condo sales soar year-over-year

Eric Rojas, one of YoChicago's sponsors, recently studied year-to-date sales of 2-bedroom, 2-bath condos in the portion of the West Loop west of ...
YoChicago reached nearly 70K unique visitors in July

YoChicago reached nearly 70K unique visitors in July

The volume of visitors to established real estate websites is as good an index as any of the state of the housing market. YoChicago had 69,842 ...
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