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Working at Home in 2021? Best Questions to Ask During the Apartment Search

Millions of renters found themselves working from their apartments in the past year as the Coronavirus pandemic resulted in the temporary closure of offices, shops, and other places of business. And many companies have fully embraced the remote working model where possible, or at least a hybrid...

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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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Why Now Is the Best Time to Look at Apartment Deals in Chicago

The new year is here and that means that apartment deals in Chicago are ready to go out of the gate for savvy renters who've timed their apartment search to start off fresh with the new year. Renters will find some of the best deals in town curated here in this list of free rent offers and other...

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Best Chicago Neighborhoods for Reduced Apartment Rent in 2020

The Chicago apartment market changed course in a significant way during 2020. A trend of rising rents halted in mid-2020 after a growth period that lasted for over half a decade. Now, renters are seeing some of the most amenable apartment rent pricing to hit Chicago since 2014. Apartment renters...

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The Most Bike-Friendly Neighborhoods for Chicago Apartment Renters

Although fewer apartment renters in Chicago were commuting into the city center in 2020, many apartment renters relied on the occasional bike ride to provide easy, low-cost recreation opportunities amid business closures or as a way to break up the monotony of working from home. As renters look...

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