Tag: YoRents

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The view from the Belden-Stratford’s sundeck

The view from the Belden-Stratford’s sundeck

We recently wrote about the wave of existing buildings playing catch-up to the amenities and in-unit creature comforts offered by Chicago's new do ...
An aerial progress report on 360 West Hubbard

An aerial progress report on 360 West Hubbard

The tower portion of the 43-story, 450-unit apartment high-rise at 360 West Hubbard in River North has risen eight stories out of the ground. ...
Two new apartment towers are topped out

Two new apartment towers are topped out

The Coast (center left, above) and 500 North Lake Shore Drive (center right, above) have both reached their full height and are proceeding toward ...
Rainmaker, Rainmaker, raise up the rents

Rainmaker, Rainmaker, raise up the rents

Have you ever wondered how your landlord decided how much to raise your rent? You might be surprised to learn that the amount was determined b ...
Lakefront Chicago landlords upgrading nearly everything

Lakefront Chicago landlords upgrading nearly everything

The spate of stories you've been reading recently about record-high rents and low vacancy rates might have you wondering whether Chicago landlords ...
Remember The Peshtigo?

Remember The Peshtigo?

Was it only 5 years ago that we reported that Related Midwest, despite a weak real estate market, was forging ahead with plans for The Peshtigo, a ...
Demolition nearly complete on site for The Maxwell

Demolition nearly complete on site for The Maxwell

The Bond Companies' website is touting delivery of 200,000 square feet of retail space in the Fall of 2013 at The Maxwell, a 3.9 acre mixed-use de ...
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 ...
More landlords eliminating use of rental services

More landlords eliminating use of rental services

It's anecdotal data only, but what I've been hearing during the past month is that a number of major landlords have been reducing or completely el ...
Expanding your rental apartment trade-offs

Expanding your rental apartment trade-offs

It's a common tendency among renters (and home buyers) to go for the max – to rent or buy as much housing as they can comfortably (almost) afford. ...
On Craigslist, bait-and-switch is the norm

On Craigslist, bait-and-switch is the norm

If you're searching for an apartment in any of the lakefront communities covered by YoChicago's at-a-glance apartment lists and maps, you're wasti ...
Chicago rental service offers golden shower

Chicago rental service offers golden shower

What's there to be said about this Craigslist ad from My Place Apartments, other than that it's an almost perfect metaphor for what you can expect fro ...
Construction check – AMLI Evanston

Construction check – AMLI Evanston

AMLI Evanston, a mixed-use development at Chicago Ave and Kedzie St in Evanston, appears to be making rapid progress toward its goal of occupancy ...
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 ...
Lakeview East student-friendly apartments

Lakeview East student-friendly apartments

Planned Property Management, one of Chicago's largest property owners, has over 3,000 apartments for rent in the Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Lake ...
1225 Old Town apartments renting rapidly

1225 Old Town apartments renting rapidly

1225 Old Town, the new 16-story, 250-unit apartment tower at 1225 N Wells St in Old Town, is ahead of its construction schedule and anticipates we ...
Contemporary Evanston apartments in the heart of downtown

Contemporary Evanston apartments in the heart of downtown

1575 Oak offers studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments in a contemporary 8-story building with outdoor and garage parking. Apartments feature ...
A visit to the West Loop development deadpool

A visit to the West Loop development deadpool

Five years ago yesterday we were reporting that Thrush Companies was planning an 8-story mixed-use building with 155 1- to 3-bedroom loft-style co ...
An Evanston vintage mid-rise in a close-to-everything location

An Evanston vintage mid-rise in a close-to-everything location

The renovated vintage midrise at 860 Hinman is home to two of Evanston's favorites - the Brothers K coffee house and the Lucky Platter restaurant. ...
1225 Old Town lands a plum retail tenant

1225 Old Town lands a plum retail tenant

Residents of 1225 Old Town, the new apartment tower about to open at 1225 N Wells St, could look forward to a feast of nearby grocery shopping opt ...
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