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Relocation Advice

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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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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So you've finally decided to make the big move from Indiana to Chicago. Good for you! I've been in your shoes and although it's an exhilarating feeling to become a part of a new way of life, it's also pretty darn scary sometimes. So, if you're feeling a bit intimidated, that's completely understandable; hopefully I[...]

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