Renting

Tips and advice for Chicago renters. Covers finding an apartment, condo or single-family rental; protecting your stuff with renters insurance; and apartment security.

Renters Insurance 101 for Chicagoans

October 10, 2013 by

In Chicago, we like to talk about the weather — it can be brutally cold in the winter and humid... Read More

Rent Smart in Chi-Town: 4 Frequently Asked Tenant Questions

August 15, 2013 by

From high-rise condos in Lincoln Park to bungalows in Beverly, more than 60 percent of Chicagoans live in rental housing, according... Read More

Get to Know Your Neighborhood with a Tour of Chicago's Public Art

July 18, 2013 by

Even if you’ve just relocated to Chicago, you probably already know that your new city is home to many world-class... Read More

Chicago Apartment Rents Increase While Vacancy Rate Remains Steady

July 12, 2013 by

Apartment vacancies in the Chicago area were relatively unchanged in the second quarter but rents continued to edge up, real... Read More

Animals Rescued after Oklahoma Tornado Available for Chicago Adoption

July 2, 2013 by

PAWS Chicago has new bundles of cute ready for adoption. Hundreds of animals left displaced when a tornado tore through... Read More

3 Tips for Moving Truck Rentals in Chicago

June 14, 2013 by

If you’ve decided to move to Chicago, then you’re likely beginning to plan out which moving options are best to... Read More

5 Tips for Renegotiating a Chicago Apartment Lease

April 10, 2013 by

When I first moved to Chicago, I saw my living situation as temporary. I’d planned on finding a less-expensive apartment... Read More

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