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Flipping properties, and how to make a difference in your community doing it

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If you follow television shows, then you likely believe that all flippers are somewhere between half-crazed crooks and rural, down-home, country values type folk, but that isn’t the case at all. In fact, anyone can be a flipper, provided they have the motivation to do so. How to Make a Difference in Your Local Community […]

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Chicago’s hottest real estate markets

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Chicago’s Hottest Real Estate Markets The first three months of the year were very good to real estate sellers in Irving Park, the Near North and suburban Glendale Heights, according to Crain’s analysis of sales data released this week. We looked for places where three major attributes improved. Both the number of sales and the […]

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Short sales and slow sales

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CHICAGO (MarketWatch) — Those searching for the best housing bargains on the market might consider buying a short-sale property. But there’s an important qualification for buyers interested in going this route: They need plenty of patience. In a short sale, a homeowner’s lender agrees to accept less than is owed on the mortgage for the […]

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Should You Invest In Chicago Real Estate?

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Thinking about investing in Chicago real estate? Quick Hits: If you’re planning to buy a home, take your time; prices will go higher but slowly. Investments in single-family rental properties have good potential in the next few years, as do investments in housing developments, especially apartments . Mortgages written now have low risk because home prices will […]

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4 Real Estate Trends to Know Before You Sell Your Chicago Home

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Chicago may be considered a seller’s market, but sellers only have the upper hand if their home has the characteristics a buyer is looking for. Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for buyers to have a list of trendy wants and needs when looking for a home. If you can’t match enough of those line items, there’s […]

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Hot neighborhoods real estate values poised to see growth in Chicago

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Chicago homeowners who have been waiting for real estate values to bounce back to the levels they were at before the housing crash probably will continue to be frustrated in 2017, although a couple of hot neighborhoods are poised to see appreciation. On average, home prices in the Chicago area will climb just 1.95 percent […]

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Signs Of Rising Commercial Property In The Midwest

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Recently signs of rising prices for commercial property have started to appear in the Midwest. This trend seems to be driven by outside buyers coming in with cash. More and more I’m hearing of groups announcing plans to purchase and renovate buildings in my area. More often than not the numbers bantered around are substantial. […]

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Determining Maximum Purchase Price (MPP)

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Most investors have some quantitative analysis technique they use for determining their maximum purchase price (MPP). Some use analysis techniques that require spreadsheets and/or complex formulas; other don’t use any formulas, but just go off a gut feeling they may have for the property or the location. While I’m certainly not a fan of the […]

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5 Basic Tips for Investing in Real Estate

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If you’re just beginning to invest in real estate, you’ll find that there’s a lot to learn. Investing in real estate is more complicated than investing in stocks because of the financial, legal, and extensive due diligence requirements involved. That’s why it’s a good idea to give yourself a solid education before you purchase your […]

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