I'm moving to Chicago, but I need to find a place. I would like to stay on the north side-- preferably in Andersonville, Uptown, or Edgewater. But I'm open to almost any neighborhood that's close to the trains.

In all likelihood, a friend is moving with me. We both have graduate degrees, and we're both responsible, intelligent, motivated, etc...

I'll be teaching (public) and performing, and he'll be performing with Lyric Opera.

What I need is some help finding a place. It's so difficult with only a couple days here and there to find a place. Does anyone on here have a connection, perhaps an apartment to rent out... or something like that?

I'm aware of all the agencies, craigslist, and whatever else. But I'd rather just connect with a private landlord for an inside deal and forgo all of the games. And I'd rather keep the transaction "in the family."

What I prefer: a 2BR place, HW floors, W/D, and heat included.

However, I'm open to anything if the deal is good. I'd take a 1BR and live alone, I'm fine with carpets, I can take my laundry elsewhere, and I'll settle for a heating bill... you get the drift.

icon_smile.gif Thanks, guys.