National Rent Report

[NATIONAL RENT REPORT] July 2018 Rent Increases Continue into August

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In our July report we asked if the 2018 rent price increase had finally found the bottom, and according to August stats, both one-bedroom and two-bedroom prices are indeed on the rise. Continuing the new upward trend, median national one-bedroom rents increased slightly by $5 to $1,013 while nudging closer to levels not seen since […]

Accessible Apartments

Creating a Disability Accessible Apartment

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Making your apartment disability-friendly may seem like a tough task upon first inspection. You may worry about spacing issues, appropriate equipment such as handrails and walking aids and also ensuring that rooms are totally safe. While it may seem like a lot of work, you can rest assured that making your home accessible to people […]

Paying Rent

How to Make Extra Money This Summer to Put Toward Your Rent

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Rent is no one’s favorite monthly expense — and over the summer, paying rent can be even more annoying. Maybe you’re a college student headed home for break, desperately (but unsuccessfully) seeking a subletter. Or maybe graduation is growing distant in the rearview, but you’re still looking forward to a jam-packed itinerary of epic summer […]

Chicago Neighborhoods: What Can You Afford?

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When you are looking for an apartment to rent in Chicago, the monthly rent you are expected to pay is one of the most important factors in your decision. Chicago is one of the most enjoyable cities in America with endless things to do, but when living there, other important factors include access to transportation, […]