how much should you spend on rent for your Chicago apartment?

How much should you spend on rent? Read Domu’s guide on rent-to-income ratio

Do you know how much you can afford to spend on rent, or how much you ought to spend? Many Chicago 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?

Recent studies indicate that one in three Chicago apartment renters (and one in four renters nationally) spends more than half of their income on rent and...

January 9, 2018

Winter Surfing In Chicago

Contrary to popular belief, large, "surfable" waves occur on Lake Michigan—just not nearly as often as in ocean surf spots. Since the best waves form during the fall and winter, Chicago's surfers must brave the icy swell of Lake Michigan during some of the coldest months of the year. "Most people's reaction is that you must be crazy, and you must freeze," says Rex Flodstrom, a Chicago-area native who began surfing while living in California. Surfer and photographer Mike Killion has been capturing Chicago’s surf scene since his college years. “People are always taken aback by the fact that...

A snowy courtyard in a Chicago apartment building

Illinois Supreme Court Decides Apartment Management Company Can Be Sued Following a Pedestrian’s Slip on Icy Sidewalk

Snow can look so lovely, but beware: if you don’t remove it from the sidewalk next to your apartment rental property in Chicago, the fine will not be so lovely! In Chicago, apartment buildings, like all businesses, can face fines of $250 to $500 a day for a failure to remove snow on the public sidewalk next to the property.

And, what’s more, in the summer of 2017 the Illinois Supreme Court clarified that property managers owe a duty to...

Chicago apartment buildings are offering lower monthly rent and other great deals to close out 2017

These Chicago Apartment Buildings are Offering Discounts on Monthly Rent 

Want to know how to get a discount on your apartment rent? Take a look at these properties offering deals, some including free rent, before the end of 2017.

Related: How much rent can I afford?

1350 N Lake Shore Drive | Gold Coast

Now offering one month's FREE...


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