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Renters Beware! Craigslist is good - but there are a lot of unscrupulous characters out there just trying to make a quick buck, with little concern to your needs.

Maggot-mashing 101: A guide to renting in the South LoopChicago, Prairie District, photo by Michael Kardas

There are 1,000s of ads on Craigslist for South Loop apartments, and other areas, most of them touting the fewer than a dozen major apartment complexes in the that area.

How does that happen? Well, it’s simple: a plague of apartment locators (I call them maggots) are on a holy crusade to make life difficult for apartment renters. They place 100s of repetitive ads every day, add “South Loop” or what have you, as a keyword to many out-of-area apartments, indulge in sheer fantasy and flagrant fraud and on and on so that you, the renter, lose sight of just how easy it can be to see all of your options and narrow them down.

Renting a condo, townhome or single-family
There are 100s of condos and townhomes, and even the occasional single-family available for rent in the South Loop, but you’ll never hear that from most of the maggots. Let me help you find find what’s listed for rent in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). I recommend my major clients: select property type Rental and search ZIP codes 60604, 60605 and 60607 (for the South Loop area) - I handle rental deals all over the city. Contact me today to see how I can help!

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