Buy & Hold

How the Chicagoland market is balancing out

As suburban inventory remains low, detached and attached homes are moving at different paces, according to new data from the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®. In October 2022, the time on market for detached homes in the Chicago suburbs rose 20% to 42. Meanwhile, for attached homes, the time on the market decreased 3% year over…

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Monthly Home Maintenance Checklist

Maintenance performed regularly and on schedule provides optimum longevity and helps prevent potential breakdowns or malfunctions. Beyond maintenance procedures for operational sake, the primary (and most important) reason for checking, inspecting, and constantly tuning up your home is to ensure maximum safety for you and your family. Make these tasks part of your monthly home…

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We’ve partnered with Ribbon expansion in Illinois

Power buyer Ribbon is expanding its presence in Arkansas, Colorado and Illinois — three states where the company has been in business for less than a year. The New York-based power buyer has entered 10 new states this year, bringing the total number of states where Ribbon has a presence to 17. Ribbon announced its entry into…

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ATTOM: Foreclosure rates returning to pre-pandemic levels

ATTOM’s 2022 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report shows that foreclosure filings are up 118% compared to this time last year. In August alone, lenders in the United States began the foreclosure process on 23,952 properties. Numbers that high haven’t been seen since before the COVID-19 pandemic. “Two years after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and after…

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The Ultimate Rental Property Maintenance Checklist for Fall

The air is cooling, the leaves are starting to change, and the nights are getting longer. That means it’s time to get your rental ready for autumn and the unique maintenance issues this season presents. In today’s article, we’ll share rental property maintenance checklists from Bay Property Management Group with tasks for both landlords and tenants to…

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Chicago – a top 10 city for real estate investment in 2022/23

by Patrick Regan  September 15, 2022 Norada Real Estate Investments recently revealed its 21 best cities for real estate investment in 2022 and 2023, and Chicago made the list. The firm looked at data and trends across the U.S. to determine its rankings, noting each city has its “own set of qualities and disadvantages, but many of them…

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Top 10 Real Estate Markets for Cash Flow in 2022

This is a rerun of a story from Fundrise & BiggerPockets The vast majority of real estate investors get into the industry to pursue passive cash flow. Unfortunately, over the last several years, finding deals with strong cash flow has become a challenge. However, there are still plenty of markets in the U.S. that continue to offer…

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The 4 Most Common Rental Property Accounting Mistakes

This is a repeat of an article from Krista Reuther- at TurboTenant As a landlord, you have plenty of responsibility on your plate. From screening tenants to managing maintenance requests, it’s all too easy to forget about the less exciting aspect of the job: the accounting. But if you want your rental property business to turn a profit,…

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What Does a Recession Do To The Housing Market?

A major concern plaguing the country right now is around the possibility of a recession. We haven’t seen a recession since the 2008 financial crisis, and now we could be headed for one. For real estate investors, we answer a pertinent question, what does a recession do to the housing market? While the US housing market took…

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