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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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If you live in downtown Chicago, you know how lucky you are. From practicalities like easy-to-use transit to indulgences like Michelin-starred restaurants, the city is bursting with reasons to put down roots.  Now, if you’re a resident at a luxury apartment in downtown Chicago...well, you know you’re one of the real lucky ducks. Your decision[...]

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Dogs. If you have one, you know how they can worm their way right into your heart and become family. You wouldn’t give your kid up because finding a kid-friendly apartment was challenging. For many of us, the same is true of our fur babies. If you’re looking for an apartment in Chicago for you[...]

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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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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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If you’re planning to move from NYC to downtown Chicago, or considering it, you may feel a mix of excitement for a fresh start and fear of the unknown. This is a big move, after all, and you may wonder how your fast-paced, East Coast lifestyle jives with the slow-and-steady Midwest. Can a New Yorker[...]

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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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Angry drivers, clogged intersections and cars stretching for block after block is no way to start your day. It's even more frustrating in the afternoon, after you've put in a long day at the office. If you're tired of traffic logistics around Chicago, trade in your wheels for some power walking shoes. Whether you live[...]

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After more than 2,000 visits to more than 100 downtown Chicago apartments, the results are in. Check out HotSpot Rentals winners for The Best of Chicago's Downtown Apartments 2017. The "Best of" Categories During the first half of 2017, we polled our agents and asked them to rank their top Chicago apartments from these five categories:[...]

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