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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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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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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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House Hacking 101

What Is House Hacking? House hacking is a term used to describe renting out a portion of your primary residence, either as a long-term or short-term rental. It’s a great way to make passive income, unlock financial freedom, and live in your dream home while still being able to afford it. House Hacking a Single-family Home…

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Tenant Estoppel Certificate: What to Do When You Inherit Tenants

Attribution for this article goes to TurboTenant  What is a Tenant Estoppel Certificate? Finding the perfect tenant for a brand new investment property is a top priority for landlords, so what could be better than purchasing a home that already has tenants? As great as an immediate cash flow seems, buying a tenant-occupied property does…

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Home Appreciation vs. Inflation Since the ’70s

Home Appreciation vs. Inflation Keeping Current Matters says that rising inflation puts a pinch on the wallet and makes you reevaluate any big purchases you may have planned.  They point out that potential homebuyers are probably wondering if they should continue down that path or if it makes more sense to wait. While the answer depends…

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