3 Keys to a Successful Probate Investing Mindset in IL

Successful real estate investors have a mindset that gives them the ability to negotiate a deal that makes business sense. Most real estate transactions between consumers are a very emotional deal. However, the probate process is very different, mixing a very emotional time in a family’s life with a very business-like probate court system. Here … Continued

3 Warning Signs To Buying A “Lemon” Home In Chicago

You’ve found what seems like the perfect home – either for investment purposes or to move into – and you really, really want it. This is one time, though, when your head should definitely rule your heart, when intellect should over-ride emotion. You need to take the time to make sure you aren’t buying a … Continued

Buying a House | Drawbacks and Benefits of an HOA in IL

HOA’s often get a bad rap. In reality, they can help to provide a wonderful environment to call home. There are many benefits and amenities the come along with living in a community with an HOA, however, it’s not the right living situation for everyone.  In our latest post, we will discuss the drawbacks and benefits of an … Continued

3 Smart Financing Strategies for an Investment Property in IL

Popular television shows make real estate investing seem easy with guaranteed profits. What these shows don’t show you are the behind-the-scenes tribulations that investors must go through in securing and rehabbing properties. If you are new to real estate investment property buying, use these three smart financing strategies for an investment property in IL to … 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

Buying Your First Home in Chicago, IL

Are you thinking about buying your first home in the Chicago area? The process can seem overwhelming for a first-time buyer, however, it doesn’t have to be! Before you start house hunting, learn the process! Our latest post will outline the process, so you can enjoy a smooth and simple transaction. Start researching as soon … Continued

What to Expect When Using Private Lending in IL

Many investors rely solely on private lending to purchase properties. You can go for this method, or combine private loans with traditional bank financing to get the capital you need. If you have not worked with a private lender, we can help you understand what to expect when using private lending in IL.  We have … Continued

Common Investment Property Mistakes Buyers Make in Chicago

Many people are diversifying away from stock market investments to more tangible portfolio assets. Real estate investments are certainly the most common tangible asset investors start with. However, real estate is costly and thus high-risk if you don’t know what you are doing. Avoid these common investment property mistakes buyers make in Chicago. 4 Common Investment … Continued

Why Honesty and Transparency In Real Estate in Chicago are Critical

We live in the information world. Buyers, sellers and everyone in between has access to more information than you think. With the real estate debacle of 2008 having taught everyone a lesson in improving real estate transactions, it is in your best interest to open the hood and show clients what is involved. Here is why honesty … Continued

How To Find A Lender in Chicago, IL

Are you thinking about buying a home in the Chicago area? If you are looking for financing, the process can seem overwhelming, especially if you are a first-time buyer. How do you know if you have found a good broker? Or the right loan? We have put together some tips below to help you find … Continued