Should You Buy a Fixer-Upper in Chicago?

For many people, the idea of a fixer-upper property at a discounted price can seem appealing, but is it right for you? We will let you know what to look for if you want to buy a fixer-upper house in Chicago! There are many types of people who might be interested in purchasing a fixer-upper property. You … Continued

Should You Consider Buying an Owner Occupied Rental Property in Chicago

For some people, purchasing an owner occupied rental is an incredible situation. You can turn the home you live in into an income producing asset! However, just like with any investment, there are some cons to consider as well. If you are thinking about buying an owner occupied rental property in Chicago, read on to learn more about some of … Continued

5 Ways to Save Money When Buying a Home in Chicago

Buying a house can be a costly and time-consuming process. It will likely be one of the largest purchases and decisions of your life. There are some great ways to save money. However, you don’t want to cut corners on such an important event! In our latest post, we will tell you about ways to … Continued

After the Home Inspection in Chicago: What to Fix and What to Forget

After the home inspection process in Chicago, there are likely some repairs you will want to have made. But what are the things you should ask to have fixed and what things should you ultimately take care of yourself? In our latest post, we will help you determine what to request be fixed and what items you … Continued

3 Pros of Buying Vacant Land for Sale By Owner in Chicago

Compared to buying a house, buying land is pretty much hassle free. Because buying land is a lot less complicated, a real estate agent isn’t really such a necessity. You won’t have to pay for and wait for inspections, and without the agent, you don’t have to pay commission fees. And, besides, land is a … Continued

Land for Sale in Chicago – Where to Find Big Opportunities

Okay, so you want to make money with real estate. But you just don’t have enough credit or cash to buy and flip or hold and rent houses. There is, however, another viable option with land for sale in Chicago. Have you considered flipping land? You really can get started with as little as $1,000 … Continued

4 Reasons Why Buying Vacant Land in Chicago Is a Wise Investment

Vacant land is not only one of the most overlooked of all real estate investment opportunities, but it is also one of the least understood. Many people think investing in land – buying and selling – is a weak investment and that it is pointless or just plain old boring. The most common misconception is … Continued

Quick Guide to Buying Land Cheap in Chicago

Buying land can be one of the best, easiest, and least cash-intensive ways to getting started in and building a lucrative real estate investing business. But many investors are burdened with a prejudice against investing in land and so don’t see the many benefits. Or maybe they have tried it with poor results because, although … Continued

Why You Should Diversify in Chicago

Investments come in all shapes and sizes. The investors who see the most profit, boast a diversified, and intelligently put-together portfolio. In this post, we will explain exactly why you should diversify and what you can do to get started! Why Should I Diversify? When you diversify your portfolio, real estate or otherwise, you are … Continued

Own Your First Rental in Chicago: A Checklist

Are you thinking about buying your first rental property? Being a landlord can be a challenging experience. There are many things to keep track of, and one mistake can cost you. In our latest post, we have put together a checklist for the process of buying a rental property, the process of screening your tenants, … Continued

Best Apps for Landlords to Use in Illinois | Chicago House Buyer

Managing rental properties can be a lot of work! Once you have more than one, it can be tough to keep track of everything. Thankfully, technology is making owning rental properties easier than ever. There are many different types of software out there designed to help you keep it all together. In our latest post, we’ve … Continued

Credibility as a Real Estate Investor is Essential in Chicago

Credibility in any business is imperative to gain the confidence of colleagues and consumers. The investment real estate market is a high stakes world of big money and a lot of competition. Building credibility as a real estate investor in Chicago, helps you capitalize on deals and find the right partners when necessary. Three areas … Continued

Down Payment Assistance Programs in Illinois: Explained

Down payment assistance programs are the solution many people have been looking for. There are some wonderful programs out there that can help potential buyers secure their dream home. However, there are some things to watch out for as well. In our latest post, we will give our take on several down payment assistance programs! Many … Continued

How to Manage Tenant Conflict in Chicago

If you own a rental property, you’ll need to know how to handle and resolve tenant conflicts. You will experience both conflicts with tenants directly, and also have to mediate between tenants if you own a multi-family property. Tension and fighting between neighbors will be stressful for all parties. It pays to be proactive in resolving … Continued

Establishing Credibility Even When Your Buyer is Shady in Chicago

Buying a home is a big decision filled with a ton of emotions, concerns, and risks. It isn’t uncommon for buyers to not be entirely honest with their real estate agent, somehow fearing being honest will jeopardize the home purchase. Establishing credibility even when your buyer is shady in Chicago is important to maintain your … Continued