Fix & Flip

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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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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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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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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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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3 Reasons to Invest in Real Estate During a Recession

This is a reprint of a Bigger Pockets Article By: Remen Okoruwa Remen Okoruwa is the co-founder of RentDrop, a payment app making rent payments more convenient and rewarding for lan… Investing is a game of winning or losing, defined, most of all, by economics. Of course, we never truly know what direction the economy…

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