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
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.Details
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…Details
Chicago has all the buzz and culture of a big city–but doesn’t overwhelm it’s visitors the same way New York City or Los Angeles might. There are serene parks, stunning museums, and booming business: but the crown jewel of Chicago very well may be its restaurants. Here are four Chicago restaurants that everyone should try…Details