Chicago Apartment Search Tips for 2023
Whether you are outgrowing your current apartment, need to move to a different Chicago Neigbhorhood, or just looking for a better deal on your next Chicago apartment, the Saleshea McCray Apartment Finders team can help you find the best deal. As you begin your Chicago Apartment search, it's important to determine your wants versus needs, so we can help match the best chicago apartment to your budget.
1. You should plan to begin your search about 75-90 days before your current lease expires, since many leases have a 60 day (2 month notice) for current tenants to provide notice to renew, which means an apartment listed for rent may not be available for 30-60 days.
***Pricing tends to be seasonal, so if you look too early (or in the middle of winter), the apartment rental pricing may not reflect the actual market price of the apartment rental when your lease begins.
2. Don't be afraid to negotiate the lease terms for your next Chicago Apartment, especially if the apartment is currently vacant and you have a flexible move-in date. Any vacancy is a day the landlord is not collecting rent, so if you are able to begin the lease quicker you may be able to find a better deal.
Here is a list of the top Chicago Neighborhoods for Apartment Rentals. Click on each link to find the availble apartments for rent in those areas.
1. River North
3. Gold Coast
4. Chicago Loop
5. South Loop
7. Logan Square
10. Lake View