Five Reasons to Rent Now in Chicago

The weak economy has landlords on the ropes and renters are trying their best to swoop in quickly to take advantage. According to a recent national survey conducted by Apartments.com, more than 95 percent of renters say they plan on moving to another apartment in 2010. Renters are also choosing to make their transitions sooner than usual, with 40 percent saying they will move in the first quarter of the year, up 16 percent from the response in 2009.

If you're a renter living in the Chicago area, or looking to be one soon, maybe you should consider getting in on the action, too. Here are five reasons why Chicago has become a prime spot for renters: