Tag: Apartments

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Should you rent an apartment or a condo at Lakeshore East?

Should you rent an apartment or a condo at Lakeshore East?

The Lakeshore East mega-development on Chicago's New East Side has three rental towers, The Tides, The Shoreham and Aqua, which also has condomini [...]
Earn $100K renting apartments

Earn $100K renting apartments

Six-figure earning potential. No experience required. Great support, training, technology and career-oriented services available from a leading co [...]
High-rise living in Lincoln Park, Part 2

High-rise living in Lincoln Park, Part 2

The high-rises fronting Chicago's Lincoln Park offer some of the most attractive living options anywhere in the US, but the character of the area [...]
High-rise living in Lincoln Park

High-rise living in Lincoln Park

The high-rises fronting Chicago's Lincoln Park offer some of the most attractive living options anywhere in the US. The park and its neighborhood [...]
The biggest apartment search mistakes – Number 5, making assumptions

The biggest apartment search mistakes – Number 5, making assumptions

The biggest mistake apartment searchers make is failing to focus on a small number of ideal and affordable neighborhoods. The second biggest mista [...]

How not to attract a cute, cuddly roommate

Place the following roommate ad on Craigslist: $200 Any lonely single cute girl:) Just looking for a nice sweet and cute girl that is in help of a [...]
Fifty-eight years in a Lake Shore Drive high-rise

Fifty-eight years in a Lake Shore Drive high-rise

I stopped for a brief visit at Planned Property's resident appreciation party – the "luau on the lake." The highlight of my visit was meeting L [...]
MLS-listed downtown rental inventory hits another low

MLS-listed downtown rental inventory hits another low

Back in November of 2009, when we began tracking MLS-listed homes and condos for rent in 14 downtown ZIP codes there were 1,927 units available. A [...]
Do you have an uglier Hawaiian shirt?

Do you have an uglier Hawaiian shirt?

If you do, and if you rent from Planned Property, you can win a credit toward your next month's rent. Planned Property Management, one of our [...]
The Belden-Stratford is for sale

The Belden-Stratford is for sale

Crain's Chicago Real Estate Daily reports that an apartment portfolio that includes the Belden-Stratford, a Beaux Arts beauty overlooking Lincoln [...]
The biggest apartment search mistakes – Number 4, ignoring warning signs

The biggest apartment search mistakes – Number 4, ignoring warning signs

The biggest mistake apartment searchers make is failing to focus on a small number of ideal and affordable neighborhoods. The second biggest mista [...]

Will Chicago landlords accept two-year leases?

In an article at MSNBC Real Estate a spokesperson for Apartments.com urges tenants to deal with rising rents by negotiating for a long-term lease that [...]
MLS-listed downtown homes and condos renting quickly

MLS-listed downtown homes and condos renting quickly

Back in November of 2009, when we began tracking MLS-listed homes and condos for rent in 14 downtown ZIP codes there were 1,927 units available. A [...]
Where Chicagoans want to rent

Where Chicagoans want to rent

What are the most sought-after locations among Chicago renters? Ask people in the real estate business and you'll get a wide variety of answers, m [...]
Buyer acquires 224 Chalets and Lodges in Lake Bluff

Buyer acquires 224 Chalets and Lodges in Lake Bluff

Well, they're not the kind of chalets or lodges you might be thinking, and they're not actually in Lake Bluff. Crain's Chicago Real Estate Dail [...]
A Gold Coast apartment walk with Stephanie

A Gold Coast apartment walk with Stephanie

Stephanie Konow and Katie Bommarito, former apartment rental agents, recently co-founded Chicago Rentals Direct. Having acquired in-depth familiar [...]
Suburban Chicago rents – ups and downs

Suburban Chicago rents – ups and downs

The headline and the story at Crain's Chicago Real Estate Daily tell a tale of uniformly rising rents, declining vacancy rates and fewer concessio [...]
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 [...]
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