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Blog Post Is your Property Manager doing all they can to help you fill your vacancy?

Is your Property Manager doing all they can to help you fill your vacancy?

Hi my name Mark Ainley from GC Realty and Development. I am an investor, but also founding partner of this property management company.I want to talk to you about a leasing.I hate having empty houses ever.There's so much stuff that you would obviously lose in your money. You&...
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Blog Post Is GC Realty the right Property Management company for you?

Is GC Realty the right Property Management company for you?

We're not the right Property Management company for everyone.We have many inquiries about our property management services each day from people who want to learn more about them.As it turns out,  we aren't good fits for most - a large majority, in fact - of these inq...
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Blog Post 4 Signs You Need to Hire a Property Management Company

4 Signs You Need to Hire a Property Management Company

In 2021, all-cash property purchases accounted for 30.4% of sales in the US. This is a 6-year high and shows there are many investors adding to their portfolios or starting them right now. If you're one of these new property investors, are you finding that it's taking up ...
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Blog Post Is the Housing Market Crash Upon Us? Reasons to Be Concerned About the Real Estate Market

Is the Housing Market Crash Upon Us? Reasons to Be Concerned About the Real Estate Market

The housing market crash that sent the world’s economy into the Great Recession in 2008 was partly caused by mortgage lenders who encouraged people to take out loans they couldn’t afford in order to purchase real estate they couldn’t realistically hope to afford...
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Blog Post Landscaping for a Rental Property: Beautiful Low-Maintenance Solutions

Landscaping for a Rental Property: Beautiful Low-Maintenance Solutions

You've saved and looked and now you own a great rental property to strengthen your financial portfolio. The house is clean, the appliances are in, and you're ready to start on the landscape. Before you spend thousands of dollars on a brand-new landscape, remember tha...
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Blog Post Tips for Managing Maintenance in Your Rental Property – Chicago Property Management

Tips for Managing Maintenance in Your Rental Property – Chicago Property Management

If you're managing your own investment or looking for a property manager, keep in mind that maintenance problems will arise at some point. How you handle those issues can have a large impact on your bottom line. Proactive maintenance is crucial to keeping your tenants happy, ...
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Blog Post What to Consider When Renting Your Property

What to Consider When Renting Your Property

One of the first questions clients ask is, “How much should I rent my Chicagoland property for?” It’s a great question! There are many factors that go into determining the rental market value of your home.Comparable Market AnalysisFirst, we look at the comparabl...
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Blog Post Eviction Process in Illinois: Understanding Your Legal Options

Eviction Process in Illinois: Understanding Your Legal Options

If you are reading this, chances are you are "one in four landlords who've lost rental income because of the pandemic." We get that you have backed up mortgage payments and property taxes. But rushing the eviction process in Illinois can lead to you being sued....
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Blog Post How GC Realty & Development Checks Out Prospective Tenants

How GC Realty & Development Checks Out Prospective Tenants

We’re often asked how we screen applicants, so I wanted to share how we approach it. First, we screen all applicants over the age of 18. The first thing we do is invite applicants to complete an online application form. This is where the applicant enters all of their inform...
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Blog Post Rent Your Property Faster: Top Tips

Rent Your Property Faster: Top Tips

Tenants come and go. As a property owner, nothing can put more money in your pocket than renting your home quickly and to the right person. Here are some tips that will help you do just that.Pro-tips to rent your property quickerTake a look at the condition of your property. ...
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