How I Got a Good Deal on a 2-br in a River North High-Rise

Months Free Mike crushed his search for a 2br apartment for his girlfriend and himself and was rewarded with a good deal on a brand new 2br unit in a River North high-rise. He quickly learned where to find value in the Chicago apartment market and how to effectively use Chicago’s brokerage intermediaries.

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How I found a 1br high-rise apt in Gold Coast

Nancy Negotiator (young professional working downtown) did a killer job finding a 1-br apartment in a Gold Coast high-rise. Most interesting about her process is that she negotiated with her landlord for a full kitchen renovation (cabinets, counter tops, and appliances) prior to her move-in at a low additional rent cost. Here’s how she thought about and executed her search process:

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