Flipping Real Estate With Hard Money Loans

Flipping Real Estate With Hard Money Loans

Hard money loans for the acquisition and renovation of residential and commercial investment property allow many real estate investors to move quickly with fewer lender restrictions in a competitive market.  These loans also provide an alternate source of funds for investors who cannot qualify for traditional loans or for those who concentrate on projects that are difficult  to get funded through conventional sources of financing.

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5 Red Flags for First Time Multi Family Home Buyers

5 Red Flags for First Time Multi Family Home Buyers

Owning and operating income property is a proven method for creating wealth.  Despite what you might see on late night t.v., real estate is not really a means for getting rich quick and first time investors can easily get in over their heads if they buy the wrong property. Here are 5 red flags to watch out for when you're looking to buy an investment property.

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5 Reasons To Buy Chicago Multifamily Investment Property

5 Reasons To Buy Chicago Multifamily Investment Property

Chicago has been and continues to be a great city to invest in residential multifamily property.  All levels of investors from mom and pop to professional firms participate in the large market, some with great success.   The 70+ Chicago neighborhoods and differentiated building stock offer many living options to a diverse population.  Here are 5 reasons to invest in Chicago real estate.

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3 Books Every Real Estate Investor Should Read

3 Books Every Real Estate Investor Should Read

These recommendations aren't page turners, they don’t tell you how to achieve maximum output with minimum input or romanticize someone’s rags to riches story.  These books cover the basics and take you from a beginner level through an intermediate level of understanding of the basic principles of real estate investing, owning multifamily property and property management. 

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Multifamily Apartment Buildings For Sale In Lincoln Square

Multifamily Apartment Buildings For Sale In Lincoln Square

Lincoln Square is finding solid footing with pricing.  The building stock for smaller and larger multifamily apartment buildings is excellent; access to multiple modes of transportation is very good and the overall desirability of the neighborhood has not been affected much by lower sale prices over the past 5 years.  

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West Town Multifamily Buildings For Sale

West Town Multifamily Buildings For Sale

Supply and Demand in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago continues to favor sellers entering the market.  On a 1-year basis, the total number of 2-4 unit buildings for sale is down almost 40%.  When good buildings hit the market they are selling immediately, within days. 

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Multifamily Apartment Buildings For Sale In Lakeview

Multifamily Apartment Buildings For Sale In Lakeview

The supply of inventory for 2-4 unit multifamily apartment buildings in Lakeview remains low and is barely inching up as we move into the slower months of the year.  These properties are commanding high rents now and pricing is still off market highs from the bubble years so it’s no surprise building owners are reluctant to sell. 

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West Town: 1 Neighborhood, 5 Great Real Estate Buys

West Town:  1 Neighborhood, 5 Great Real Estate Buys

The West Town neighborhood is more of an overlay neighborhood that is comprised of a few smaller and very popular sub-neighborhoods (parts of Ukrainian Village, Bucktown, Wicker Park, Humbolt Park and East Village).  Property values vary widely across the area but it is highly sought after due to proximity to the Loop, public transportation and the great mix of bars, restaurants and nightlife. 

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