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Finding a New Apartment in Chicago


Hey neighbors!!

I understand right now many of us are experiencing a lot of turmoil and unsettling experiences.  If on top of all this you are moving to Chicago for a new job, to be closer to family or for college, you may find yourself stressing trying to find a place to live in an unfamiliar town or city that you are feel totally lost in.  I want to share a few tips with you on ways to find that new apartment that will help relieve some of the stress.

1. If at all possible, visit the Chicago area or surrounding suburbs ahead of time.  Drive around and get a feel for just what the new location has to offer.  Do you prefer to live close to downtown near the loop, or are you wanting to be out in the suburbs? You should take time to check out the nearest gym, library, or the local shops. If you have children be sure to locate the schools.  Make sure you choose an area you and your family will be comfortable living in.


2. Once you figure out which areas of Chicago will be most beneficial to all your needs try to stick as close to your goals as possible.  Make sure you include the needs of all the members of your family in your decision making.

3. You might want to visit the local chamber of commerce, or if you can not visit, ask them to send you information about Chicago and the surrounding areas.  They will often be able to supply brochures regarding local utilities, trash, schools, and other interesting information including museums and zoos.  They will provide a fountain of information.


4. Next you might want to consider using an Apartment Search resource like Zumper that can help you find that perfect new home.  We have visited Chicago several times over the past few years, and with all the apartments available having a resource like Zumper narrow down the search to find that perfect apartment would be a huge benefit.  You will be able to accomplish much of your research from the comfort of your home online using your computer.

Utilizing Zumper you can search for an apartment or home.  Zumper gives you the ability to submit applications and credit information digitally.  Their listing information is updated in real time so you will find the newest listings first.  You can filter your search by whatever is most important to you.  Search by the amount of bedrooms you need, find a pad that is pet friendly or which Chicago apartments fit in to your specific price range. Keep your search focused on the right home for you.   Zumper puts apartment hunting at your finger tips. They have 79 neighborhoods in their search with over 16,000 listings just in the Chicago area.  Knowing you have this resource available before you move will help take some of the stress and pressure off the upcoming move.

So, try to consider and implement some of our points to help make this move easier and more stress free.  We have enough on our plates right now, without making moving more of a hassle than it needs to be.  Thanks for stopping by today!!



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