Tag: Apartments

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The biggest apartment search mistakes – Number 3, the online search

The biggest apartment search mistakes – Number 3, the online search

The biggest mistake apartment searchers make is failing to focus on a small number of ideal and affordable neighborhoods. The second biggest mista [...]
How unlicensed agents work the system and how to avoid them

How unlicensed agents work the system and how to avoid them

The following is an excerpt from an e-mail exchange forwarded to me last night. I've removed identifying information: Ok, it will show up as [n [...]
Sage rental advice from a commenter

Sage rental advice from a commenter

This recent comment by nwzimmer merits your consideration if you're in the market to rent an apartment in Chicago: There is a HUGE discrepancy [...]
At 21.4%, The Bernardin tops downtown rent raises

At 21.4%, The Bernardin tops downtown rent raises

Six months ago we noted that Appraisal Research Counselors was predicting 8 to 10% rent increases in the downtown Chicago market. That prediction [...]
Are you a sucker for a farmers market?

Are you a sucker for a farmers market?

If you're a sucker for a farmers market, the public relations firm for River North's Parc Huron wants to play you for a sucker. This morning's [...]
EnV for sale for $500K a unit?

EnV for sale for $500K a unit?

According to Crain's, the new, not yet fully-occupied EnV apartment tower in River North is for sale and might fetch its owners $125 million. T [...]
A lush urban getaway at 430 W Diversey, Lincoln Park

A lush urban getaway at 430 W Diversey, Lincoln Park

The classic vintage façade of 430 W Diversey Pkwy hides a true surprise – a lush rear courtyard with fountains, statuary, warm brick walls and lus [...]
You’ll never go hungry or thirsty on Diversey

You’ll never go hungry or thirsty on Diversey

After shooting sponsored video at two of Planned Property's vintage apartment buildings – a high-rise and a walkup – at Diversey and Pine Grove in [...]
Non-smoking vintage apartments in the Gold Coast

Non-smoking vintage apartments in the Gold Coast

Kingsbury Plaza attracted quite a bit of attention earlier this year when it announced that it was going smoke-free. The Tribune noted at the time [...]
$1,500 first prize in Chicago landlord video contest

$1,500 first prize in Chicago landlord video contest

Are you the next Spielberg? Planned Property Management – the sponsor of our Near North, Lincoln Park and Lake View apartment Guides – is inviting [...]
Notable new rental – Logan Square’s Hairpin Lofts

Notable new rental – Logan Square’s Hairpin Lofts

The e-mail newsletter from 35th Ward Alderman Rey Colón just announced that 1- and 2-bedroom units at Logan Square's new Hairpin Lofts will be av [...]

West Loop apartment plan switches to offices

View New downtown Chicago apartment high-rises in a larger map The Chicago Architecture Blog is reporting the latest variation on Jupiter Realty's [...]
MLS-listed downtown Chicago rentals at new low

MLS-listed downtown Chicago rentals at new low

We've been tracking rental homes and condos listed in the MLS in 14 downtown ZIP codes since November of 2009. When we began tracking, there w [...]
RentJuice automates Facebook spam for rental bedbugs

RentJuice automates Facebook spam for rental bedbugs

Today's e-mail brings the following news release from RentJuice : RentJuice, the online platform developed by real estate insiders that connec [...]

Quote of the day – making doo doo in Pilsen

From a Craigslist roommates ad: when shit comes your way, you make doo doo. . ..so I have 2 rooms for rent that are looking to be filled ASAP. I'm [...]
Apartment bedbug spotlight – Downtown Apartment Finders

Apartment bedbug spotlight – Downtown Apartment Finders

Every so often we'll spotlight one of the apartment rental "services" – we call them bedbugs – on our apartment finder do-not-call list. Our bedbu [...]
Will EnV renters envy others’ closets?

Will EnV renters envy others’ closets?

Call it a coat closet. Call it a hall closet. Call it a utility closet. Call it missing in the illustrated floor plan, which rents from $2,444 to [...]
First look: the Studio Gang apartments at Hyde Park’s Del Prado

First look: the Studio Gang apartments at Hyde Park’s Del Prado

If you've watched the earlier videos on the restoration of the exterior and grand public spaces at the Del Prado in Hyde Park, you may be shocked [...]
Will the new Lakeshore East apartment tower block Aqua’s views?

Will the new Lakeshore East apartment tower block Aqua’s views?

If you want to stay current on news about Chicago high-rise developments, the SkyscraperCity High-rise Development News forum is a must-visit. Th [...]

Quote of the day – more hate for homeownership

Sorry to disappoint, but we're not referring to CribChatter, Chicago's very own hostel of hate for homeownership – and Jews, gays, McMansion owners an [...]
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