Blog

  • Resident Rules
    16
    Jun

    What Residents Can and Cannot Do in an Apartment

    As residents begin to move into their new homes over the summer, questions often arise regarding how ‘personalized’ an apartment can really be. With rules about pets, art, pictures,...

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  • Chicago Plants
    09
    Jun

    The Best Houseplants for Chicago Renters

    One thing that makes Chicago so beautiful is every year residents get to experience four different cities in one. There of course is the beautiful and vibrant summertime Chicago,...

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  • Pandemic Rentals
    21
    May

    Post-Pandemic Housing Options

    Last March our lives completely changed, and so did our cities. As Chicago shut down, those who were fortunate enough began working from home, others lost their jobs, businesses,...

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  • 16
    Mar

    How Has COVID Impacted Rental Housing?

    Last March, much of the country shut down, as we were all called upon to stay at home and stop the spread of coronavirus. Some people were fortunate enough...

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  • 01
    Mar

    Pot May Be Legal, But It Is Not Allowed in Your Apartment

    The legality of marijuana in certain parts of the United States has people thinking that they can consume the substance wherever and whenever they want. The truth of the...

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  • 16
    Feb

    Is Work From Home Here to Stay?

    Before the COVID-19 pandemic grabbed a hold of our economy, the way people thought about working from home was much different than it is now. People who were able...

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  • 15
    Jan

    Why Use an Agent to List Your Apartment Building?

    Selling and buying apartment buildings shouldn’t be a mystery. Follow along as I pull back the curtain and show you the value in partnering with an apartment agent for...

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  • 23
    Apr

    2019 Chicago Market Summary

    Executive Summary 2019 was a banner year for Chicago rental demand in the “walk-up” sector. While job growth was depressed in the city, as compared to the US, Chicago...

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  • 07
    Jan

    James Colletti

    Root Realty Maintenance Manager James Colletti was raised in suburban Park Ridge and has been working in multi-family residential real estate his entire professional career. His father and grandfather...

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  • 03
    Dec

    Managing to Sell

    The Impact of Leasing Strategy on Property Value  By Joseph Root Some investors need to sell a property to raise capital for another purpose, so they might list the...

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