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Agustin Alva…, Renter in Chicago, IL

I need a furnished studio for rent in winnemac park´s area.We need the studio from august 15 to october 15. We are a couple from Costa Rica.

Asked by Agustin Alvarez, Chicago, IL Wed Jul 6, 2011

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Michael Hobbs’ answer
buenos días Agustin,
Seth and Philip brought up good points.
Craigslist is a great online source of information and furnished rentals are tough to come by because the northside of Chicago is predominantly not a furnished-rental type market. That doesn't mean you may not find a sweet gem of a place, but if you do, that will be further complicated by the short timeframe that you will be in Chicago. If you have not done so already, you might check out Domu.com or apartments.com for sublet and short-term rentals of furnished places.
Given the timeframe you are seeking, it is possible you could benefit from a current tenant who is traveling abroad or someone on a short-term assignment out of Chicago. You might also consider the building at Roscoe & Lincoln, it is a bit south of Winnemac Park, but I believe it offers furnished apartments.

You might also give TJ Rubin a call at Fulton Grace Realty, he is the owner and they specialize in rentals. His # is 312-519-6455 or tj@fultongrace.com

Welcome to Chicago for the late summer!

Sincerely,
Michael

Michael Hobbs
President
PahRoo Appraisal & Consultancy
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 7, 2011
Winnemac Park is a rather residential neighborhood and there are few, if any, furnished units ever offered. You will need to look elswhere, but you will also have a problem for just a 2 month term. 99% of rentals in Chicago are 1 yr terms or maybe 6 months. You need to look for sublets/temporary housing/corporate suites/motel accomodations for that short term.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 6, 2011
If you are from Costa Rica, you should definitely sublet in Chicago from December through February. It will be exotic for you!

You are going to hear a bunch of nonsense on this board because most people are agents and want to direct you to places where they can earn money.

There are always sublets in Chicago, and generally a sublet is furnished because the person wants to return to their home. Winnemac Park is a very small area, so you should consider searches that include Lincoln Square, Andersonville, and Ravenswood. You will find the most studios in Edgewater, further east, closer to the red line. About a 20 minute walk or so to Winnemac park.

And August 15th sublet will be advertising now and will probably ask for August 1st. Try to negotiate to pay half the month rent, otherwise you'll have to suck it up and pay the whole month. Same goes for October.

Use Craigslist. Despite the amount of garbage currently on there, there is no better site for the variety of subleases. You can also post an ad on craigslist stating what you are looking for and budget. The sublease world is not run by agents. It's all done by individual renters. So...use caution. Make sure the person subletting to you is the true person on their lease AND...this is important, that they have permission to sublet. There are many landlords that don't allow this.

Remember...Chicago in the winter next time. It's the best!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 6, 2011
Always rentals available for the right price. Our company would be glad to assist. Thanks . . .
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