It’s not too early to start your August apartment search

We’re starting to see August availabilities on the hot sheets that the large apartment buildings send out to brokers and on the near real-time availability checks that you’ll find at many apartment building websites.

Occupancy rates remain high throughout the downtown area, and we’re seeing the best units renting quickly at most buildings.

Your chances of finding the best apartment deals diminish as you get closer to your expected move date. If you’re planning a move for August 1, you need to be actively searching now. If you have an interest in specific buildings, sign up at their websites for “availability alerts” and be prepared to act quickly if the right unit comes available at the right price.

You’ll find virtually all your options in the lakefront neighborhoods, from the South Loop to Lake View, at our at-a-glance apartment lists.

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