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If you’ve ever taken on the monumental task of looking for a new apartment in Chicago, you know it’s crazy-overwhelming. We’ve already covered how working with an amazing leasing agent takes your stress level down a few (er, thousand!) notches. But, what exactly makes an agent amazing?  I’ve been a leasing agent in Chicago for[...]

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Millennials, who now make up the largest generation in the world, are renting more than the prior generations. Unlike Gen Xers or boomers, millennials have preferred renting an apartment rather than moving to the ‘burbs for the larger living space and backyard. They choose natural over pre-packaged. They seek small versus grandiose. But in their[...]

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Studio unit at 3Eleven One of the most common dilemmas apartment hunters in Chicago face is whether to rent a studio or a one-bedroom. At HotSpot Rentals, we understand what a huge decision this is and that’s where we come in.   Helping you choose an apartment that fits your lifestyle and budget (and all your stuff[...]

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Living in downtown Chicago can be tough to afford. An apartment in Near North Side recently made headlines when it rented for $45,000 per month (yes...per month!).  Most luxury apartments in the downtown area aren’t that outrageous, but they can certainly be expensive.  At HotSpot Rentals, we’re here to help our clients find an apartment[...]

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I’m Dorothy Moody, owner of HotSpot Rentals since 2012 and a former New Yorker. I’ve been in the apartment rentals business for ten years and have helped thousands of people move to the Chicago area, so I know from experience that moving is one of the most simultaneously exciting and nerve-wracking experiences you can have[...]

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Whether you live in a new luxury apartment, traditional condo or urban loft, turning a house into a home means infusing the space with unique touches and design elements that express your personal style. For some of us, it’s off to Pottery Barn or West Elm to load up. But what if you are trying[...]

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With the growing tech and finance sectors, young professionals from across the country are flocking to Chicago for new opportunities. Depending on the neighborhood, residents are mere minutes from their workplace, but you may also be surprised to know that 3.1 percent of Chicago’s workforce works remotely at least half the time. This workplace flexibility[...]

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Choosing the right neighborhood in a new city is a daunting task, especially with the many exciting areas Chicago has to offer – 77, to be exact, with 12 unique downtown areas. Each of these vibrant communities offers something a little different for everyone, so it’s important to choose the one that best suits your[...]

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Spring is in the air, bringing with it the promise of blooming flowers and bird serenades. You've waited patiently for winter to pass, and now you have one thing on your mind: a gorgeous outdoor space. The good news is that no matter what the dimensions are or what your budget is, a great outdoor[...]

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