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Old 11-07-2007, 03:54 PM
Location: Cleveland, OH USA / formerly Chicago for 20 years
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Curry_cap, I would add that, whatever apartments you end up looking at, try to do more than just a cursory visual inspection. Do as much "hands-on" inspecting as you can... I'm talking about things like turning on faucets, flushing the toilet, checking for water pressure and amount of hot water, turn on the stove burners, make sure they work, maybe even bring along a circuit tester and test electrical outlets, etc. Do as much of that as you can to avoid potential hassles later. Don't assume that everything works just because the place "looks" nice.

And never, ever take an apartment sight unseen.

That said, there are lots of good apartments in Chicago, and you should be able to find something in your price range.

Good Luck, and welcome to Chicago!
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Old 11-08-2007, 07:46 AM
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Andrew61 - Thank you for the sound advice. Even though I've been renting apartments for 10 years now, I truthfully would have forgot to check any of that in a Chicago apartment. My focus has been on finding many places at once and I probably would have breezed right through on looks alone. I'll be sure to check all of that in every apartment, by the way, is water pressure and the amount of hot water usually an issue in older buildings? Or just an issue in general?
Thanks again,
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:41 PM
Location: upstate new york
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Yikes. I've heard too many horror stories concerning Apartment People from different sources. This is another confirmation. I had the impression they were sales driven.
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Old 06-16-2011, 07:43 AM
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Apartment People are hit or miss. I know some people who had good experiences with them (I'm one of them), and some who have had awful experiences. However, being sales driven has nothing to do with this, the real estate is a sales driven endeavor, so Apartment People, like any other apartment finder/real estate service is sales driven, that is just the nature of the business.

More recently, I've heard some decent things about Domu group.
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