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Old 02-23-2012, 05:55 AM
 
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I've asked for help and advice on here before and the responses have helped greatly. So here I am again...

My husband, myself and our son are moving over to Il from Ireland in 11 weeks. From research and advice I have narrowed it down to two general areas. Lisle is our first choice but around the Lisle/Naperville and then on the metra line out from Des Plaines to Arlington Heights. But I need advice from the ground! We have been allocated a moving representative who isn't helping in the slightest and is just stressing us out. She's telling us conflicting information and I need somebody from there to set us straight.

I need to know if rental prices vary hugely when it comes to whether you start a lease in Summer or in Winter. ie She's telling us we won't get a 2 bed+ rental for less than 2,000-3,000 when we start renting end of May. This is WAY out of our budget. From looking online I have found lots of rentals around the 1200-1500 mark in those areas, near the metra as my hubbie will be working in downtown Chicago. I know people don't like discussing prices but any help would be seriously appreciated.

She also seems to be insisting we should live downtown.We DON'T want to live downtown. My husband doesn't mind doing the commute. We've never lived any other way and we prefer living further out and having a nice safe place to live where there is space to breath and not so many people. As long as we are not completely out of order in thinking that people do actually do the commute in from the areas I'm looking at.

I've been looking on hotpads.com and realtor.com at rentals, are these good sites to be looking at for realistic guides?
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Number 1: you should be posting in the Chicago suburbs forum. IL is fairly a large state and Chicago and it's suburbs take up a small part of the land area of IL.
Number 2: insist on a new moving rep. You should not have to work with someone who ignores what you want.
Number 3: May and June are traditionally the prime moving months for rentals in the Chicago area. You can find bargains in winter when landlords are sometimes desperate to rent a property. I am not familiar with the rental market in those areas, but 1200 - 1500 doesn't seem unreasonable for a rental apartment. If you're looking for a house, or something luxurious 2,000 - 3,000 does sound more likely.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:13 AM
 
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Thanks Knitgirl,

Am gonna repost this in the proper section, thanks for the heads up!

We're trying to get a new rep. She is frustrating the heck out of us!
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Best of luck to you! I enjoyed my visit to Ireland 10 yrs ago, it's a lovely country.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:30 PM
 
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Hi Lisa,

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Are you under contract with this moving specialist? If not you might want to consider dealing with an Agent who is familiar with the Rental market. Depending on what you are looking for in Lisle/Naperville you can very well find a nice rental property within the range of $1,200 – Upwards. I would need more specifics to give you prices. Also, Naperville is a great place to live and it’s very easy to hop on the Metra (Downtown Naperville) and take it into Downtown Chicago. I am currently working with a family that is relocating from DetroitMichigan and will be looking in Downers Grove and the Naperville area.

I totally understand wanting to live somewhere safe and reasonably priced and with easy access to Downtown. I am a Marketing/Leasing Agent for a company in Warrenville IL If you would like I would be more than happy to assist you in finding what you are looking for.

Last edited by linicx; 02-23-2012 at 09:57 PM.. Reason: self- advertising not allowed.
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