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Apartment hunters often feel pressure to sign a lease, to sign now in fear of losing the place to another renter, and having to start the search all over again. Our guides will help you figure out what to keep in mind when renting, to prevent that dreaded renters remorse.

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  • How To Screen New Tenants

    A foolproof guide to screening new tenants for a rental property. This step-by-step guide makes it easy, more...

  • Rental Scams

    While looking for a place to rent, there are some clear signs to keep in mind that might indicate an offer is...

  • Advantages of Renting

    When it makes sense to rent: Conventional wisdom says that buying a home is always better than renting. There are...

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Recent Home Rental Articles

A Look At The Growing Micro Apartment Trend In Chicago A Look At The Growing Micro Apartment Trend In Chicago

By Elizabeth Elstien

"Micro living" is a more affordable way to rent an apartment for some. Chicago is currently witnessing a micro-apartment trend intended to appeal to young, single college graduates who want to live alone at an affordable price. The catch is that creating these tiny apartments may make others homeless. Learn more about the pros and cons of micro-apartment living in Chicago.

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Illinois Renter's Rights Illinois Renter's Rights

By Mary Lamphere

Know your rights as a renter in Illinois and you'll be prepared to handle any possible legal situations that may arise when you decide to rent a home.

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How Rent to Own Properties Work How Rent to Own Properties Work

By Colleen Colkitt

Are you considering focusing your home search around Rent To Own properties? Read our overview on this hard-to-find type of housing arrangement to make sure it's right for you!

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