Four Questions to Answer Before You Move to Chicago

February 23, 2017 | By Luxury Living Chicago Team
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Luxury Living Chicago has been helping clients move to Chicago for 10 years. Since we are a rental-focused brokerage, we have created the perfect strategy for searching for downtown Chicago apartments.

Answer these four questions before you start your move to Chicago:

1.) When Do I Need to Move?

First, a move date is important because apartment availability changes daily (yes, daily!). This is especially true during peak apartment season (spring and summer). As apartments come on and off the market, don’t waste time looking at apartments that won’t be available. To save time, be sure to ask exactly when an apartment will be available for move-in before touring.

2.) What is My Rent Price Range?

Rent price dictates everything from the size of the apartment to the building and neighborhood. Determining a minimum and maximum budget including parking and utilities costs can further guide the apartment search and eliminate looking at properties that will exceed limits.

3.) Am I Bringing My Dog?

Not all properties are dog friendly apartments. Because of weight and breed restrictions, large dogs can put a limit on available apartments and buildings.

4.) Am I Planning to Move to Chicago With Someone Else?

Not all floor plans are created equally. Living with a roommate? Pay close attention to two bedroom layouts to ensure bedroom walls are enclosed, and bedrooms are of equal size. A split floor plan is nice for privacy.

Finding Chicago luxury rentals is simple when a search criteria includes specific budget parameters, move date and a short-list of must-haves. Before you move to Chicago, think about what you are looking for in your next home to ensure an efficient apartment search.

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