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Seven Reasons to work with a Specialist: Help from the Very Beginning - 06/28/11 09:51 PM
In this market it only makes sense to work with a specialist, if you are looking for investment real estate. Our mission is to cut the through the clutter of too many bad listings-and make you smarter and the process easier We see SEVEN reasons to work with a specialist in income real estate. 2. We can help you from the very beginning. We have a seminar that shows you how all the rules in buying a multiunit investment property are different than buying a condo. We don't think it makes any sense to guess where to focus or what to (1 comments)
Seven Reasons to work with a Specialist: Unique, Computerized Support - 06/27/11 07:14 PM
In this market it only makes sense to work with a specialist, if you are looking for investment real estate. Our mission is to cut the through the clutter of too many bad listings-and make you smarter and the process easier We see SEVEN reasons to work with a specialist in income real estate. 1. We can provide you with unique, computerized support that makes everything simpler and easier. You have control of the process, and you take charge of the pace. We can help you cut through the clutter of all the bad listings out there!!
Rehab Checklist from CIC We highly recommend that every prospective buyer download this 12-pg power-packed guide to repair costs. It is produced by the Community Reinvestment Corp of Chicago. CIC specializes in larger apartment buildings, but we think you will find this guide applies to any older building. We add this recommendation: Steve Hier, a leading property inspector in Chicago, says that he has found this guide to repair costs to be very accurate: We would add: we have never seen a better concise guide to (1 comments)
A Favorite Area for Armchair Investors: South Shore - 06/22/11 10:32 PM
"Arm-Chair" Investors are those who do NOT want to live in the property they buy (a more precise term for this would be "NON-owner occupied"). The question we ask here is: Where have ‘arm-chair' investors like that been concentrating their investments? Our work with arm-chair investors has led us to believe that SEVEN Chicago neighborhoods are particularly popular for those buying non-owner occupied, cash-flow property. For instance, Bill Bein, Chicagoland2to4Flats.info's founder, owns property in Grand Crossing (a south side neighborhood)-and he has now helped many different buyers buy in all of these areas. The west side neighborhoods are: Humboldt Park (census (1 comments)
Four Investment Property Rules: Financing 2- Flats to 4- Flats - 06/22/11 01:06 AM
A home or condo lets you own property, but 2- to 4-flats take it to the next level: building passive income and wealth. But the rules in buying multi-unit property are NOT the same as with a condo or home, as you may already have begun to learn: Rule 4: Financing Two Flats to Four Flats is Different. Are you going owner-occupied or non-owner occupied? The web site section on Financing and our lending partner (Guaranteed Rate) can help you custom fit financing to your property goals and financial situation. For certain, we think you will be interested in seeing the (2 comments)
Four Investment Property Rules: Analyzing Value - 06/18/11 12:22 AM
A home or condo lets you own property, but 2- to 4-flats take it to the next level: building passive income and wealth. But the rules in buying multi-unit property are NOT the same as with a condo or home, as you may already have begun to learn: Rule 3: Analyzing Value is Different. Our unique Property Analysis Worksheet under Tools / Resources can help you quickly check listings to identify those that offer the best value. All you do is type in the purchase price, tax, and rent information, and the rest of the worksheet self-populates. To see all the (0 comments)
Four Investment Property Rules: Picking a Property - 06/07/11 09:34 PM
A home or condo lets you own property, but 2- to 4-flats take it to the next level: building passive income and wealth. But the rules in buying multi-unit property are NOT the same as with a condo or home, as you may already have begun to learn: Rule 2: Picking Property is Different. We think you will love our Property Search section with its public search - the Property Search with 'Magic Map' - and the even more advanced connectMLS search we can set up for you. To see all the Rules of buying investment property, go to the home (0 comments)
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