Take a look at the linkS below to an answerS I posted to similar questions.
Let me know if you have any further questions.
Ken Dooley CIPS,ABR,TRC http://www.KenDooley.com/my-blog/
I would be happy to assist your search if you do get relocated to Chicagoland. It's a fantastic city with many different neighborhoods and beautiful suburban options close to downtown as well.
After I posted my question I realized I could have been more clear about my employment status. The head office for my company is in Chicago and I may be relocated to work there from our Canadian affiliate office this spring. I am doing some research on the opportunity and wanted to know what challenges I would face when the time comes to find a place to live while I work in the US.
There are Canadian Banks that have branches in the US that offer a lower deposit amount. We would recommend doing some research along these lines prior to considering US funding sources.
The Eckler Team