On December 31st 2019, Cook County’s Just Housing Amendment went into effect. These laws, aimed to curb discrimination against renters with a criminal record, change what criminal histories can appear on rental applications. Cook County real estate agents must be knowledgable and prepared to keep themselves and their clients fully compliant. Here’s the information you … More Apply Now Compliant With Cook County County’s Just Housing Amendment
Chicago is a choice location for eager renters hoping to soak in a vibrant nightlife, dynamic restaurant scene, and rich cultural life (and who don’t mind a little bit of wind). The city’s average rent, $1998, comes in a few hundred dollars above the national average, but Rental Beast’s database of rental listings sourced directly … More Rent In Chicago for Under $2000
the average rental price for a rental Chicago as of July 2019 is $1990, a few hundred dollars over the national average. Check out what we have going for around average price. … More Rent in Chicago for Under $2000
Here at Rental Beast, we’re pretty excited about our new application tool, Apply Now. Apply Now lets agents and landlords initiate applications and see real-time updates. We love Apply Now because it’s easy, fast, and, most importantly, the only rental application built to keep the agent in-control, and FCRA compliant. We’re not the only ones … More Why An MLS Is Using Apply Now by Rental Beast
Finding your next apartment can be a hassle. Between price ranges, neighborhoods, and making sure there’s parking, there is a whole lot to consider when finding the perfect place. Here’s why you should try using a real estate agent. … More Why you should consider using an Agent to find your next apartment
In a recent blog post, we shared how Total Home Score can give you detailed neighborhood knowledge that allows you to impress your clients and build their confidence in your expertise. Now, let’s see how these scores work in practice. Live in your Broker Portal: Livability Scores Step 1: Start your search as you normally … More How to Leverage the Livability Score for your Clients
In most areas of the country having a car is a necessity. However, in Chicago one has always been able to get away without having a vehicle, and it’s only getting easier to do so. I’ve been a resident of the greatest city in the Midwest for 13 years and I just got my first … More Shared Wheels and Cheap Rides: You don’t need a car in Chicago!
Starting the search for your next apartment can be a daunting task. One of the first questions that you must ask yourself is: Do you want to conduct the search and set up showings yourself, or use a broker? If you decide to go the route of searching yourself you’ll be doing hours of grunt work filtering through … More Hands on with our free full service rental platform