Tag: Rental services

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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 [...]
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 [...]

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 [...]
How to cut your first month’s rent in half

How to cut your first month’s rent in half

We’ve previously alerted you to twenty-five things apartment rental services won’t tell you. Now we’ll alert you to one they wish you’d never k [...]
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 [...]

Yelping about heating cost disclosure

All of YoChicago’s rental Guides link to Yelp reviews of buildings and landlords where they’re available, but those reviews aren’t the only useful inf [...]
Apartment rental bedbugs – Yo’s do-not-call list

Apartment rental bedbugs – Yo’s do-not-call list

Note: Consult the 2014 version of our do-not-call list. New renters in Chicago are often confused or misled by Craigslist ads into believing th [...]
Available downtown rentals increase seasonally; time to look is now

Available downtown rentals increase seasonally; time to look is now

The inventory of downtown Chicago homes and condos listed for rent in the MLS rose 7.9% during this past week, from 976 units to 1,053. This s [...]
While you’re at it, Ginger Summers, cut the crap on Yelp

While you’re at it, Ginger Summers, cut the crap on Yelp

Last Saturday we suggested that an apartment locator (a/k/a bedbug) by the name of Ginger Summers quit spamming Craigslist with thousands of repet [...]
Apartment bedbug lies – Luxury Living Chicago

Apartment bedbug lies – Luxury Living Chicago

Chicago’s apartment locators – we call them bedbugs – engage in wholesale bait-and-switch advertising on Craigslist. When you see enough rental se [...]

The May apartment hunt starts now

Apartment rentals have become less seasonal than in years past, when the majority of leases turned over on May 1st or October 1st, but many more apart [...]
The risks and costs of condo rentals

The risks and costs of condo rentals

Renting a condo is not like renting an apartment. You’re likely to encounter a range of unexpected fees, delays and restrictive policies, some of [...]

It’s apartment bedbug recruiting season

At YoChicago we refer to apartment rental services, also known as locators and finders, as bedbugs. It’s our shorthand way of informing you that the l [...]
How Chicago landlords can eliminate the Craigslist bedbug infestation

How Chicago landlords can eliminate the Craigslist bedbug infestation

Almost everyone who has searched for an apartment in Chicago recently knows that bedbugs – also known as apartment rental services and finders – h [...]
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