When it comes to selling their property on the market, every homeowner wants to be able to maximize their profit. Most buyers make up their mind about a home in the first few seconds of a showing, so first impressions do matter. Home staging is about more than just cleaning – staged homes are proven…Details
It can be easy to find a tenant for your Chicago property, but finding a responsible, reliable one isn’t always as simple. It can be hard to judge from a few visits and a short application whether the applicant will pay rent on time or be someone you’ll have to badger each month to ask…Details
Today, millennials make up the majority of the rental market nationally. For some renters, this is out of necessity. A recent Apartment List survey found that 80 percent of millennial renters (those who were born between 1982 and 2004) wanted to buy a house or condo but buying one because they couldn’t afford it. It would…Details
A thriving, vibrant city like Chicago has so much to offer, but sometimes the most meaningful connections come from within your own apartment complex. Your neighbors can become your closest confidants, go-to babysitters and dog sitters, favorite brunch buddies, and who knows, maybe even guests at your future wedding. As a Chicago property manager, you’re…Details
Summer is absolutely the BEST in the Chicagoland area. After being locked up all winter (and most of the dreary, cold spring) we’re all ready to get outside and have some fun. Summer is also moving season in our area and – let’s face it – even if you’re really excited about your new place,…Details
Living with roommates can be an exciting and fulfilling experience. They can turn an apartment into a home – or they could turn it into a source of never-ending stress and conflict. Before deciding if you want to live with roommates, you should consider the pros and cons of having them.Details
Whether you’re looking for a Chicago apartment for the first time or you’ve lived in the city for ages, you’re probably going to consider Lakeview. That’s because Lakeview has a little bit of everything for just about anyone. And, we have plenty of available apartments in Lakeview. So, read a little more about Lakeview and if we’ve piqued your interest, give us a call and we’ll be happy to show you around.Details
Whether you own apartments that you rent out or you’re one of the folks who rents those apartments to live in, you may be curious about what a management company does. With over 100 years under our belt as a real estate company in Chicago, we know a thing or two about the business.
In general, a management company takes care of an owner’s rental properties, from maintenance to rent collections and beyond. That being said, the services of management companies vary, depending on their size and experience. Realty & Mortgage prides itself on being one of the most comprehensive management companies in Chicago.Details
Moving to a new apartment can be time-consuming, stressful, and most of all-expensive. From costs of furniture, moving trucks, and appliances to make your apartment comfortable, the dollars add up quickly. Here are some easy and effective ways to cut down on costs while moving.Details
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.Details