Neighborhood Spotlight: Boystown

It’s often said that Chicago is a city of neighborhoods: Bucktown, Wicker Park, Bridgeport, Albany Park, Bronzeville, Garfield Park, Edgewater, Greektown… no matter what part of the city you want to live in, you can find a neighborhood with distinct characteristics suited to your personality and lifestyle. But we often hear from our rental clients that sometimes all those choices are overwhelming. How do you decide what neighborhood is right for you?

Deciding what neighborhood you want to live in is a personal choice, but we’re here to help. To that end, we are starting a series of posts featuring a variety of neighborhoods in the city. Our goal is to give you an idea of what the neighborhood in question has to offer its residents. We can’t necessarily claim that one neighborhood is better than any other (we don’t like to play favorites) so we’ll leave that battle to you and your friends in other ‘hoods. But if you want to learn more about life in a particular neighborhood, check in with us periodically.


5 Landlord Types You Wish You Never Had


Realty & Mortgage has served as a property manager for Chicago rentals for 110 years. We pride ourselves on providing top-notch care for buildings and treating our clients and tenants with the utmost respect. But it turns out not all landlords and property managers are quite like us! We asked our friends and tenants what some of their worst experiences with landlords and management companies were and compiled this list for you: 5 Bad Landlord / Management Company Types and How to Spot Them Before You Rent.


5 Reasons Chicagoans Should Make the Move During Fall

The majority of leases in Chicago start and end sometime between the beginning of June and mid-October. But that doesn’t mean you’re stuck moving when everyone else does. In fact, there are some substantial benefits to moving in the off-season – especially the late fall and early winter – in Chicago. Curious about why we’re suggesting that you buck the summer moving trend? Here are five reasons we think moving later in the calendar year is the way to go…