Tenant Advice

Moving can be exciting. But it is also among life’s most stressful transitions, commensurate with death of a loved one, divorce, or loss of a job. Why is moving so emotionally taxing? And how can you manage the emotional challenges associated with your move? Domu sought answers from Lauren Benoist, Ph.D., a professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Chicago’s Adler University, Kristi Liska, a licensed clinical social worker in Chicago, and Jody Michael, an executive coach in Chicago.

Why is moving so stressful? ...

The apartment search is often about the location, the view, the amenities. But consider, too, that your new neighbors, the doorman, and the others in the immediate area will shape your experience of living in the apartment. Wondering how to imbue those relationships with positive feelings?  Domu asked Leontina Richardson, the Chicago owner of Stepping Into Etiquette, for her top etiquette tips for apartment dwellers: 

  1. Introduce yourself to your neighbors—but don’t knock on
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You’ve found the perfect apartment—the right neighborhood, right price point, great view, close to public transportation or your favorite dog park. But something about it just doesn’t feel right. Could it be the psychic energy? And what can you do to fix it?

Domu consulted Andrew Anderson, and Cynthia Becker, both rated among Chicago’s top ten most reliable psychic/mediums.

How do you sense the energy in an apartment?

Cynthia explained, “Your psychic mind is picking up hundreds of bits of information all the time. While your conscious mind is occupied...

Many apartment searches begin with a realization that you’d like to move to a particular neighborhood, or that you would really like to have a specific feature—like a great view or outdoor space—in your next apartment. But what about rent? Do you know how much you can afford to spend on rent, or how much you ought to spend? Domu asked Chicago’s most renowned financial journalist, Ilyce Glink, for five tips for Chicago renters to consider during the apartment search. According to Ilyce:

  1. When setting a rental budget, the three most important considerations are
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