If Only You Could Search by "Non-Crazy Roommates"
By Olivia Leigh in Miscellaneous on May 8, 2007 4:04PM
After choosing a city, you can select to search for apartments, rooms, sublets, or condos and houses for sales. Further narrow your choices with additional search criteria to find a place within your price range, a chez that will accommodate Fluffy or Rex, or an abode with an additional room for your office. Another bonus? Photo previews allow you to see if that listing that sounds a bit too affordable is up to par before you click over to craigslist.
While the program looks like it could use a little tweaking (searching for a room in the $250-$750 range with keyword “Ukrainian Village” yielded no results, despite one of the listings having “Ukrainian Village” in the description), we still think this has the potential to be a great service. We’ve been craigslist apartment hunters for years, ever since our first foray into living in a strange city during college. When you may not be familiar with all the obscure neighborhoods a city has (and goodness knows Chicago has many), seeing potential dwellings laid out on the map is infinitely helpful.