Tag: Apartments

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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 [...]
MLS-listed rental inventory continues to shrink

MLS-listed rental inventory continues to shrink

When we began tracking MLS-listed homes and condos for rent in 14 downtown ZIP codes back in November of 2009 there were 1,927 units available. Av [...]
At Lakeshore East, The Coast will block The Tides

At Lakeshore East, The Coast will block The Tides

Ever since the announcement of a new tower at Lakeshore East fronting `Wacker Drive there's been speculation about how it would affect the views f [...]
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 [...]
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