Posts tagged "Chicago rental market"

San Francisco Vs. Chicago Apartment Rentals

San Francisco Vs. Chicago Apartment Rentals
The day after the 4th of July my daughter and her future roommate had the distinct pleasure of going on a field trip with me to San Francisco to look for apartment rentals prior to them starting their new jobs in the area. I’ve always thought Chicago had high housing costs and I knew that... Read more »

Chicago Real Estate Investment Properties Are Hot

Chicago Real Estate Investment Properties Are Hot
In case anyone still cares about real estate after the events of the last few days I thought I would catch you up on what is happening with Chicago’s market for investment properties. The confluence of several factors has created a real frenzy for real estate investments: People with cash are desperate for return with... Read more »

Chicago Rents Continue To Surge

Chicago Rents Continue To Surge
One of the major drivers of the rent vs. buy decision is the rate at which you expect rents to increase. Even if buying were more expensive than renting on a current year basis, rents go up while monthly payments on a home purchase remain constant. Eventually the cost of renting will exceed the cost... Read more »
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Maybe Chicago Rents Really Are Skyrocketing

Maybe Chicago Rents Really Are Skyrocketing
I don’t have a lot of first hand knowledge of the Chicago rental market because I pretty much focus on home sales and purchases. However, from what I do know about the rental market it sure looks like the Chicago market is hot – for landlords. First there’s the data. There have been many articles... Read more »

Despite Declining Home Prices Chicago Rents Rising Fast

Despite Declining Home Prices Chicago Rents Rising Fast
It’s been almost a year since I last posted on the state of the Chicago rental market. At that time I cited a Crain’s article that highlighted the rapid rise in rents in Chicago and pointed out that for the first time in many years renting was becoming more expensive than buying. Now Zillow has... Read more »

State Of The Chicago Rental Market

With so many people finding themselves without down payments for new homes and others finding themselves stuck in their existing homes it should come as no surprise that Chicago’s rental market is hot right now. Crain’s ran a story a couple of days ago on the resurgance of Chicago’s rental market. In this article they... Read more »
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Chicago Real Estate: It's a Renter's Market?

Today’s post on the Chicago rental market was submitted by Rick Marks from Oodle. With unemployment levels soaring and the great recession in full swing, more and more would-be Windy City home buyers are turning to the Chicago apartment rental market for their housing needs. But just what does this mean to the average Midwesterner... Read more »
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