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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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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 bicycle 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...

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How Apartment Renters & Landlords in Cook County Can Get Free Legal Help

Cook County apartment renters and landlords will have access to free legal resources as part of a new program that was unveiled on November 23, 2020. The program, called Cook County Legal Aid for Housing and Debt (CCLAHD), aims to help renters and property owners alike as they face unprecedented...

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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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