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What's the State of Chicago's Apartment Rental Market in Autumn of 2020?

The apartment market in Chicago saw one of its most active rental seasons in years, with landlords and property managers needing to adapt to new regulations seemingly every week as the Coronavirus pandemic reshaped many aspects of everyday life. Renters are spending more time in their apartments...

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Best in the West: River West, West Loop & Fulton Market Apartment Deals to Watch

Apartment renters have been flocking to pockets of Chicago’s Near West Side as the neighborhood outgrows its former identity as a meatpacking and warehousing district. Industrial buildings and nondescript warehouses once made up the majority of structures in the West Loop, River West and Fulton...

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Off Campus Apartments Near Chicago Universities and Colleges

Universities and colleges in Chicago are banking on the resumption of in-person classes after adopting a remote learning model for many students in the fall of 2020. The move to virtual learning was aimed at controlling the spread of Coronavirus on campuses. Now, universities and colleges that...

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What Does the Chicago Emergency Travel Order Mean for Apartment Landlords and Renters?

Before the novel Coronavirus reached Chicago, a landlord’s public health dilemmas were somewhat mundane, like whether to allow smoking or pets (other than service animals) on the premises.  Today, as landlords try to adopt safe practices to protect tenants from the transmission of the virus on...

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How to Live Closer to Chicago's Local Favorites in 2020

The term “essential businesses” became a fixture in many apartment renters’ vocabulary in 2020. These Chicago apartments are located within walking distance of local businesses that are considered essential in many ways, whether it’s time to stock up on a grocery run or just get a cup of coffee...

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