Resources to Prepare for Moving Between Downtown Chicago Apartments

January 22, 2015 | By JD Eaton
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Sifting through photos and listings of downtown Chicago apartments can be very entertaining. The luxury rental inventory in Chicago is higher than ever, so it’s easy to spend hours online looking at pictures of beautiful kitchens and amazing amenities.

But if your move date is in June, this is not the time to start looking. In fact, it is a waste of time to look at apartments more than two months ahead of your move date. Pricing and availability changes daily; the apartments that you see online in January will not be available in May and if another unit in that building is available, the price is guaranteed to be different. Chicago’s market will face some dramatic changes this year with 3,500+ new units coming to the market this year, but you’ll have to wait a few months to see these brand-new downtown Chicago apartments.

So sit back and relax for a few months. We recommend beginning your search 45-60 days ahead of your move date to ensure accurate pricing and availability. Here are five resources to help you prepare for your summer (or later!) move date:

In addition, our website is updated with pricing daily. Check back periodically to see how current pricing is fluctuating in downtown Chicago. The Luxury Chicago Apartment Update provides new content for you to stay updated about new buildings, market trends, and more information about living in Chicago.


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