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Avoid These Top 5 Mistakes: A Landlord’s Guide to Success

Landlord’s Success Guide Being a landlord can be a lucrative endeavor, providing a steady source of income and potential for growth. However, it’s not without its challenges. From finding reliable tenants to managing properties effectively, there are numerous pitfalls that landlords can stumble into if they’re not careful. In this blog, we’ll explore the top…

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Harnessing the Sun: Should You Consider Solar Panels For Your Property?

In recent years, there has been a significant surge in interest and investment in renewable energy sources, particularly solar power. As the world grapples with the realities of climate change and the need to transition to more sustainable energy alternatives, individuals and businesses alike are exploring the possibility of solar panels as a viable option…

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Will a Silver Tsunami Change the 2024 Housing Market?

In the realm of real estate, market dynamics are often influenced by a multitude of factors: economic conditions, demographic shifts, government policies, and societal trends, to name a few. One such phenomenon that has been looming on the horizon for years is the “Silver Tsunami” – the aging of the baby boomer generation and its…

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Student Housing – Resilient and Profitable

This is a rewrite of an artice by Andrew Syrios We invest in Student Housing so we thought the article insightful. After the real estate crash in 2008, pretty much any sort of real property became a pariah amongst investors—institutional investors at least—for a few years. However, one of the first sectors to bounce back was…

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Understanding the Real Estate Investment Return Metrics

Introduction Passive real estate investors will often find themselves bombarded with various deals to consider. Making sense of each opportunity to buy investment property can take time. Evaluating deals is some combination of art and science. Understanding the nuances of the local marketplace, competition, etc. is the art. The science involves digging into the numbers…

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FHA Move on Multifamily Loans to Spur More Housing

The Federal Housing Administration announced Thursday it is increasing the threshold for large multifamily loans for the first time in a decade. © MarkHatfield – iStock/Getty Images Plus With crisis-level inventory shortages plaguing the housing market, the National Association of REALTORS® praised the Federal Housing Administration’s decision Thursday to increase the loan threshold for large…

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Builder Confidence Moves into Positive Territory in June

Solid demand, a lack of existing inventory and improving supply chain efficiency helped shift builder confidence into positive territory for the first time in 11 months. If you are looking for new construction homes in the Chicagoland area check here Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes in June rose five points…

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Why we don’t really want U.S. Debt Default

U.S. Debt Default Could Spike Home Buying Costs by 22 Percent A Debt Default Would Immediately Overwhelm Buyers With 8 Percent Or Higher Mortgage Rates Based on new research by Zillow, the U.S. government defaulting on its debt, which could become a reality as soon as June 1, 2023 without intervention, could send the typical…

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