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Housing Information

Moving to a new area can be daunting. We have numerous resources to help you settle in to the DeKalb-Sycamore area.

Please see the links below to get started. They include sites you can use to find a place to live as well as reviews of local real estate providers. If you have more questions or would like individual advice, please give our office a call at 815.753.8595, or email us at law-admit@niu.edu, and we will be more than happy to point out some good places to live!

Looking for a roommate? We encourage you to post on our NIU College of Law - Class of 2020 Facebook Group. All incoming students are invited and it is a great way reach out to your fellow classmates. For an invite, please contact us at law-admit@niu.edu.

Popular Housing Sites

Daily Chronicle Online Classifieds

Large online database of the classified section of the local area newspaper. Includes property managers, private landlords, roommates, rooms for rent, and furnished/unfurnished apartments.

Listings include Dekalb, Sycamore, and Cortland.

http://www.daily-chronicle.com/

Craigslist

Large database of local classified ads. Includes property managers, private landlords, roommates, and rooms for rent. Listings include Dekalb, Sycamore, Cortland, etc.

To view area listings, search housing database using taglines Dekalb or Sycamore.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/ or http://rockford.craigslist.org/

Places 4 Students Inc.

Small database targeted at students. Includes property listings, student sublets, and roommate searches.

Limited to Dekalb listings only.

https://www.places4students.com/

DekalbRent.com

Large database of rental listings. Includes property managers, private landlords, roommates, and rooms for rent. Limited to Dekalb listings only.

http://www.dekalbrent.com/

Rentals.com

Small database for rental apartment complexes or townhomes.

Includes listings for Dekalb and Sycamore.

http://www.rentals.com/

Apartment List

Database that includes apartment complexes, duplexes and townhomes with a map of locations, searchable by city, zip code, or neighborhood.

Includes listings for DeKalb, Sycamore, and Cortland.

ApartmentList.com/il/dekalb

Housing Review Sites

Northern Star Housing Guide

NIU campus newspaper resource that lists the popular student housing apartment complexes near campus. Predominately limited to Dekalb. All listings can be organized by rent, bedrooms, bathrooms, and distance from campus; also includes information on the nearby Huskie Bus Route.

http://www.northernstarhousing.info/

Better Business Bureau

A national non-profit consumer awareness organization that monitors a company's record of addressing customer complaints. Lists most management companies in the area: grades based on consumer complaints.

http://www.bbb.org/

Yelp Reviews

Popular review website also covers local real estate options. Large database of popular management companies, apartment complexes, and real estate agents in the Dekalb, Sycamore, and Cortland area.

To browse, choose Dekalb or Sycamore and click Real Estate and scroll through options.

http://www.yelp.com/dekalb-il

Apartment Ratings

Review website covering popular management companies and apartment complexes in the Dekalb, Sycamore and Cortland areas.

http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/IL-De-Kalb.html

Apartment Reviews

Review website covering popular management companies and apartment complexes in Dekalb. Large database of reviews of area management companies.

http://www.apartmentreviews.net/ratings/illinois/dekalb.htm

Google User Reviews

Review popular management companies and apartment complexes in the Dekalb, Sycamore, and Cortland areas.

Their search engine combines Google User reviews with reviews from sources such as Yelp, Apartment Ratings, etc.

http://www.google.com

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