Among the increasingly chichi crop of new businesses in Logan Square, Bric-a-Brac Records and Collectibles’ offbeat façade provides a refreshing change of pace. The building’s exterior features a mural of Bigfoot, the chupacabra, and other cryptids, or creatures whose existence is disputed by scientists. The storefront sits adjacent to a small strip mall and across the street from a coin laundry at Diversey and Kedzie. Inside, it’s the 80s bedroom you always wished you’d had.

The shop’s green-painted hardwood floors compliment purple walls, which are covered by the era’s signature...

March 22, 2017

10 Studios Available for $750 or Less

Rents in Chicago have increased in recent years, but there are still affordable units to be found. Check out ten studio apartments available now for $750 or less.

Hyde Park / $600
Walk to the Lake and 53rd Street from this affordable studio with free heat, electricity, and wi-fi. The building also offers residents additional bike storage....

Have you heard that the state representative from Logan Square is hoping to make rent control a possibility for Chicago?  Here’s what Chicago landlords need to know about the bill (HB 2430):

  1. Currently, Chicago Landlords Can Raise The Rent At The End of the Lease. Many major U.S. cities have rent control—which means that local laws regulate or prohibit the raising of rent. But Chicago is not among them. While Chicago’s Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance provides many protections to renters, it does not shield renters from landlords who wish
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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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