Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Rental Guide for the South Loop

Yesterday we read a very helpful and informative post by the men at YoChicago talking about the issues with trying to rent in the South Loop:
There are 1,000s of ads on Craigslist for South Loop apartments, most of them touting the fewer than a dozen major apartment complexes in the South Loop.

How does that happen? Well, it’s simple: a plague of apartment locators (I call them maggots) are on a holy crusade to make life difficult for apartment renters. They place 100s of repetitive ads every day, add “South Loop” as a keyword to many out-of-area apartments, indulge in sheer fantasy and flagrant fraud and on and on so that you, the renter, lose sight of just how easy it can be to see all of your options and narrow them down.

It's a good point. We've had friends that were interested in the South Loop but got turned off due to difficulties navigating the Craigslist listings. Within their post they identify many of the buildings, so if you or someone you know is looking to rent in the Sloop we highly suggest starting at their link to begin your research!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Craigslist has changed the rental ad policies in NYC & SF regarding this and is charging a nomial fee per ad. The number of ads has reduced significantly. Until this happens in Chicago, you will have to overpost to compete and keep your fingers crossed.