The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Homewood region is seeing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $19 per sqft per year. That's a Inf% increase in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Homewood submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 2 listings have been listed, which means new availabilities might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 50% of the available leases in the Homewood are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,890 sqft, there are still 0 listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this market are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1957 and are Class B.