Tag: Apartments

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Rules for renters in dealings with Chicago rental services

Rules for renters in dealings with Chicago rental services

Chicago renters often find dealing with rental services an experience that's frustrating at best and an expensive, life-disrupting nightmare at wo [...]
Closet space is a no-no at SoNo

Closet space is a no-no at SoNo

When visionary architect / developer Harry Weese built 1100 N Lake Shore Dr – a building that's been in the news recently – he reportedly skimped [...]
Light-filled homes with park and lake views at the Park Michigan

Light-filled homes with park and lake views at the Park Michigan

The sleek, international-style apartment tower has an enviable South Loop location at 1212 South Michigan Ave. The building is nearing completion [...]
Large, updated apartments in Lakeview East

Large, updated apartments in Lakeview East

The mid-century modern buildings of the 60s and 70s have a great advantage over newer buildings: large apartments with excellent closet space. [...]
Rookie high-rise tenants whining about the heat

Rookie high-rise tenants whining about the heat

Most Chicagoans are thoroughly enjoying the recent record high temperatures. Most, but not all. We've heard that twenty-something rookie renter [...]
Buckingham Lofts, great living close to Wrigley Field

Buckingham Lofts, great living close to Wrigley Field

Step outside the front door of Buckingham Lofts, 865-867 W Buckingham in Lakeview Central, and you're confronted by an incredible array of shoppin [...]
Stop using Craigslist to shop for rentals, says real estate veteran

Stop using Craigslist to shop for rentals, says real estate veteran

Dennis Dooley is a seasoned veteran of the real estate industry, having served in management positions at both a local and national level. He's [...]
Online availability check of Streeterville 2-bedrooms

Online availability check of Streeterville 2-bedrooms

Several weeks ago we upgraded YoChicago's at-a-glance list and map of downtown apartments by adding direct links to online availability checks for [...]
Always ask to see a rental agent’s licenses

Always ask to see a rental agent’s licenses

Many of Chicago's rental services employ unlicensed staff in flagrant violation of the law, fully aware of the fact that they're committing a crim [...]
Online specials – free rent in River North

Online specials – free rent in River North

You'll often find what appear to be different rental deals on the same building depending on which website you're looking at. Take the high-rise a [...]
A visit to Exchange Apartment Finders

A visit to Exchange Apartment Finders

Yesterday morning I visited 1531 N Ashland Ave, the address listed on its website for Exchange Apartment Finders (EAF). My goal was to interview t [...]
Rent a bright, stylish loft in a transit-friendly location

Rent a bright, stylish loft in a transit-friendly location

This bright, stylish 1-bedroom loft has everything that many renters are looking for: hardwood floors, 12-foot ceilings, a sleek bath and kitchen [...]
Do Parc Huron, EnV prices suggest possibility of condo-to-rental conversions?

Do Parc Huron, EnV prices suggest possibility of condo-to-rental conversions?

The prices at which two new apartment towers have sold recently raise the question of whether owners in some newer condo buildings could realize h [...]
A thin selection of studio apartments in the South Loop

A thin selection of studio apartments in the South Loop

If you're looking to rent a studio apartment in the South Loop for immediate or April 1st occupancy, you don't have a lot of options, and it doesn [...]
the LEX targets early April rentals in the South Loop

the LEX targets early April rentals in the South Loop

ST Residential has appointed two affiliates of Magellan Development Group as development manager and property manager of the LEX, a 329-home multifami [...]
How to enjoy a rainy day in a Chicago apartment

How to enjoy a rainy day in a Chicago apartment

Planned Property Management, one of our sponsors, continues to explore the ways in which video can engage an audience of renters and tell a story [...]
Website for South Loop’s the LEX, formerly Lexington Park, goes live

Website for South Loop’s the LEX, formerly Lexington Park, goes live

There's been a great deal of interest over the past several years in the condo-turned-apartment tower at 2138 S Indiana Ave formerly known as Lexi [...]
Scanning Craigslist apartment ads is March madness

Scanning Craigslist apartment ads is March madness

Chicago-based apartment rental website domu has written about "why you should ditch craigslist for your apartment search" and tallied more than 19 [...]
Echelon at K Station, a new level of urban delight

Echelon at K Station, a new level of urban delight

The residences at Echelon at K Station offer a compelling package of location, views, in-unit and common area amenities and services. Dir [...]
Five years on, two South Loop condo towers are rentals

Five years on, two South Loop condo towers are rentals

On March 6, 2007 we noted that two new South Loop condo towers had recently broken ground: Lexington Park and Burnham Pointe. Two years later, [...]
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