Tag: Apartments

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Updating YoChicago’s rental service do-not-call list

Updating YoChicago’s rental service do-not-call list

As a rough guesstimate, the rental services we call bedbugs are adding more than 10,000 apartment ads a day – many of them bait-and-switch come-on [...]
The Lincoln Park apartments at-a-glance list

The Lincoln Park apartments at-a-glance list

We've just published the first draft of our Lincoln Park apartments at-a-glance list. The list – a work in progress – contains links to over 10 [...]

Every Gold Coast, Near North, River North and Streeterville apartment complex on one map

View Apartments for rent in Chicago's Gold Coast, Near North, River North, Old Town, Streeterville in a larger map We've had a number of requests t [...]

Yo’s South Loop apartment list on a map

View Apartments for rent in Fulton River District, Loop, New East Side, South Loop, University Village and West Loop in a larger map We've heard yo [...]
Who is Chicago’s largest apartment rental service?

Who is Chicago’s largest apartment rental service?

At least 3 companies claim the title of Chicago's largest apartment rental service. According to its Web site, The Apartment People is "Chicago [...]

Slow rentals at Echelon at K Station?

If you're working with a rental service that's touting Echelon at K Station over the alternatives, the reason may be Echelon's latest incentive offer [...]
Yo’s newest apartment Guide – Lake View

Yo’s newest apartment Guide – Lake View

Finding an apartment in many Chicago’s neighborhoods is a quick, pleasant walk in the park compared to finding one in New York and many other cit [...]
Money for nothing moves agents in dire straits

Money for nothing moves agents in dire straits

One of the many dirty little secrets of the rental services business is that landlords sometimes pay more than one month's rent as a commission. T [...]
Lake View added to Yo’s at-a-glance apartment list

Lake View added to Yo’s at-a-glance apartment list

We've expanded YoChicago's at-a-glance apartment list to include Lake View in addition to Lincoln Park and Chicago's downtown neighborhoods. [...]
New additions to Yo’s apartment rental bedbug do-not-call list

New additions to Yo’s apartment rental bedbug do-not-call list

Earlier today I spent about half an hour searching Craigslist apartment ads for apartment rental / finder / locator services –we call them bedbugs [...]
Video links added to Yo’s at-a-glance apartment list

Video links added to Yo’s at-a-glance apartment list

We’re always trying to find ways to make your apartment hunt easier and less time-consuming. Our at-a-glance list of downtown and Lincoln Park [...]
Rental deal of the day – Lake View alcove studios from $840

Rental deal of the day – Lake View alcove studios from $840

Can't decide between Chicago's Lincoln Park and Lake View neighborhoods? The 14-story high-rise at 350 W Oakdale Ave in Lake View is a few short b [...]

JAB Real Estate takes the lead in cleaning up Craigslist

Anyone who’s searched for a Chicago apartment within the past year knows that the apartment locator servicees have trashed Craigslist with many thousa [...]
Breaking news – Mondial sold to Waterton

Breaking news – Mondial sold to Waterton

Earlier this afternoon I spoke to a representative of Waterton Residential who confirmed a rumor I’d heard this morning that Waterton had acquired [...]
Rental deal of the day: East Lakeview 2/2 for $1,550

Rental deal of the day: East Lakeview 2/2 for $1,550

We’re kicking off a new feature: the rental deal of the day. The info for our first few posts comes from the founders of Chicago Rentals Direct, a [...]
The highest outdoor pool in the Gold Coast

The highest outdoor pool in the Gold Coast

It’s no secret that YoChicago loves video – in part because it’s one of the services we offer to advertisers, but mostly because we think it’s the [...]
Where are YoChicago readers looking to rent?

Where are YoChicago readers looking to rent?

It was John Battelle who first tagged the information gathered by Google search as a “database of intentions,” and it seems an apt meme. Here, [...]
YoChicago’s new at-a-glance list of downtown and Lincoln Park apartments

YoChicago’s new at-a-glance list of downtown and Lincoln Park apartments

Chicago’s apartment rental services / locators / finders (bedbugs) work diligently to make you believe that finding an apartment in Chicago is a d [...]
Twenty-five things the rental services won’t tell you

Twenty-five things the rental services won’t tell you

The slick-looking Web sites for apartment rental / locator / finder services tell you that you’ve arrived at Chicago’s premier FREE rental service [...]
Rare Kenilworth rental at $1,000 a month

Rare Kenilworth rental at $1,000 a month

Have you been longing to ditch your basement apartment in Uptown for an address in tiny, tony Kenilworth but thought you’d never be able to afford [...]
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