Tag: Apartments

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Grand Plaza penthouses hit the rental market

Grand Plaza penthouses hit the rental market

Several of the penthouse units at Grand Plaza, 545 N Dearborn, in the River North neighborhood have just become available for rent. The buildi [...]
Stylish Lincoln Park studios with great rooftop views

Stylish Lincoln Park studios with great rooftop views

If you know Lincoln Park, you know that 1940 N Lincoln is a great location -- just down the block or around the corner from bars, restaurants, bou [...]
If you’re a felonious stripper, call Crazy Steve

If you’re a felonious stripper, call Crazy Steve

If you're not, stay far, far away. The Craigslist ad you see pictured above does not, as Illinois law requires, disclose the name of the broke [...]
Rental deal of the day in Noble Square

Rental deal of the day in Noble Square

Katie Bommarito, one of the founders of Chicago Rentals Direct, sent along the following note: I have a rental listing that I think would make a gr [...]
The panoramic views from a Lincoln Park mid-rise

The panoramic views from a Lincoln Park mid-rise

If you think you need to pay a small fortune and live in a high-rise to get some of Chicago's great skyline views, a visit to the roof deck at 194 [...]
Trulia rental scam watch and American Realty Pros

Trulia rental scam watch and American Realty Pros

We recently wrote about Trulia's doomed efforts to cut back on apartment rental scams in its listings. The scams continue, as they always will [...]
Rent a furnished penthouse at 1555 North Astor

Rent a furnished penthouse at 1555 North Astor

Its location at the southern edge of Lincoln Park affords 1555 North Astor some of the most striking views in Chicago. The building's status as on [...]
Trulia applies a Band-Aid to rental fraud problem; YoChicago offers a solution

Trulia applies a Band-Aid to rental fraud problem; YoChicago offers a solution

A recent post at TruliaBlog boasted that: As online rentals fraud is becoming an industry-wide problem, Trulia is committed to keeping our rent [...]
Downtown MLS-listed rentals renting at torrid pace

Downtown MLS-listed rentals renting at torrid pace

The MLS-listed rental inventory in the 14 downtown ZIP codes that we track dipped slightly during the past week from 782 units to 763 units. Of th [...]
Say goodbye to Streeter Place views?

Say goodbye to Streeter Place views?

The Sun-Times is reporting that Golub & Co. is seeking zoning approval to build a 42-story high-rise and an 11-story building on a site between Gr [...]
Lincoln Park high-rise living near Clark and Fullerton

Lincoln Park high-rise living near Clark and Fullerton

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 a [...]
Lofts at Bridgeport Place still a live deal

Lofts at Bridgeport Place still a live deal

We first reported on Dubin Residential's Lofts at Bridgeport Place more than 5 years ago, back in March of 2006, and we've periodically updated th [...]

Airbnb – illegal short-term rentals galore

A current New York Times article focuses on owners who rent out their apartments – or one or more bedrooms – to strangers on a short-term basis. Ac [...]
Rental spotlight – 3/3 at Confetti Place in Albany Park

Rental spotlight – 3/3 at Confetti Place in Albany Park

Prudential Rubloff's Eric Rojas called our attention to a spacious duplex down at the Confetti Place condo that's not yet in the MLS. The 3-bed [...]

Department of nuttily misleading info, RentJuice edition

According to a recent news release from RentJuice, the "average cost of renting a home in Chicago is $1,410. Rent for a 3-bedroom in Wrigleyville "is [...]
A New East Side apartment walk with Katie and Stephanie

A New East Side apartment walk with Katie and Stephanie

Stephanie Konow and Katie Bommarito are former rental services agents who grew frustrated with that business and set out to connect Chicago tenant [...]
Downtown MLS-listed rentals remain at low levels

Downtown MLS-listed rentals remain at low levels

The number (756) of homes and condos listed for rent in the MLS in the 14 downtown ZIP codes that we track barely budged over the last week, des [...]

What’s the story on Exchange Apartment Finders?

The following anonymous e-mail was received earlier in the day: If you want a REAL interesting story that (to my knowledge) has not been reported o [...]
An amusing location for a bedbug billboard

An amusing location for a bedbug billboard

Don't let the bedbugs bite, says the ProtectABed.com billboard at Roosevelt Rd and Clinton St. When YoChicago talks about bedbugs we're generally [...]
Was the Alderman misquoted on the proposed Gold Coast apartment tower?

Was the Alderman misquoted on the proposed Gold Coast apartment tower?

Crain's Chicago Business (subscription required) Is reporting that Jewel is taking bids from high-rise developers for its site at Clark and Divisi [...]
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