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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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If you’re a recent graduate or a professional on the rise, Chicago deserves to be on your radar. With a rapidly-growing tech scene and financial arena, this historic, diverse city is quickly becoming a hot spot for young professionals all over the country. Chicago is the third-largest city in the country, however, so getting the[...]

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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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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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Professionals on the rise often flock to Chicago to reap all the benefits of career growth and development it offers, along with the rich culture and thriving nightlife that’s sure to appeal to young singles. If you want the “real” Chicago experience, however, look no further than South Loop. Located south of central downtown Chicago,[...]

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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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A large percentage of downtown Chicago apartments are in high-rise buildings. These are buildings that have 12 or more stories of residential apartments and generally come with every amenity a renter could need from gym, to dog run, to pool. For this convenience, high-rise apartments are more desirable than ever in today’s Chicago rental market. So,[...]

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You’re apartment hunting and can’t figure out why the 600-square foot studio apartment feels bigger than the 700-square foot one bedroom. Is this apartment really smaller than the last? Is there more than one way to measure square footage? Why waste time looking at apartments that are smaller than what I want? Does the square[...]

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