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Blog Post What Is the Best Type of Investment Property to Own?

What Is the Best Type of Investment Property to Own?

The Chicago real estate market is experiencing unprecedented change at the moment. Like in most metropolitan areas across the US, rents and house prices are on the rise. If you're lucky enough to be in a position to do so, now is a perfect time to become a real esta...
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Blog Post How Much Does Professional Property Management Cost? An Experienced Chicago Property Manager Explains.

How Much Does Professional Property Management Cost? An Experienced Chicago Property Manager Explain...

Today we’re going to discuss the various fees associated with property management and the cost of hiring a professional property manager, which is often lower than the cost of managing a property yourself.Management FeeThe management fee is something that’s charged ev...
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Blog Post Chicago Housing Authority: The CHA's Guide to Section 8

Chicago Housing Authority: The CHA's Guide to Section 8

Working with a Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) for a Section 8 tenant can be a very lucrative strategy for your investment portfolio. As a first-time landlord with HUD Housing Choice Vouchers, you are going to need to learn more about the process. There are many positives an...
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Blog Post For All People Who Invest, This Is A Great Set Of Information.

For All People Who Invest, This Is A Great Set Of Information.

For five years, I've been sharing valuable tips to both newbie and seasoned investors to keep them safe from common mistakes. I take pride in educating local and out-of-state investors about Chicago's laws, as well as Chicago's suburbs. I tell them how things work her...
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Blog Post The Pros and Cons of Allowing Pets in a Rental Property

The Pros and Cons of Allowing Pets in a Rental Property

70% of households have at least one pet living on the property, but that doesn't mean you want pets in a rental property you manage. Before you outlaw tenants with pets, you must understand the pros and cons of allowing pets in a rental property.We've created a list that ...
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Blog Post Should You Use a Property Management Company? A Guide for Chicago Real Estate Investors

Should You Use a Property Management Company? A Guide for Chicago Real Estate Investors

If you are considering your first rental property or just closed on your 50th, there are many decisions to make relating to its management. Do you keep that pink bathroom? Update the landscaping yourself or hire help? One of the questions that may not have occurred to you: whethe...
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Blog Post How to Buy a Residential Investment Property in Chicago

How to Buy a Residential Investment Property in Chicago

GC Realty & Development, LLC has enjoyed working with investors from around the world looking to purchase 1-4 unit investment properties in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. We've worked with one of these investors in particular, Roofstock, Inc., over the past 12 month...
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Blog Post Top 5 Tips for Rent Collection

Top 5 Tips for Rent Collection

Whether you're a property owner or part of a REIT, monthly rent collection is likely one of your most significant challenges. But it doesn't have to be! In fact, you can cut the hassle and headache by employing a few simple strategies that save both time and energy.W...
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Blog Post How do I find a good deal?

How do I find a good deal?

Hello, I'm Mark Ainley from GC Realty and Development. We're a property management company and also do residential and commercial investment.Where to find deals?I talked to a lot of investors on a daily basis. I have access to see where buyers are getting deals, wher...
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Blog Post Tenant Screening: How Does It Work and How Do You Do It?

Tenant Screening: How Does It Work and How Do You Do It?

Every year, more than two million tenants are evicted from rental properties. The eviction process can be costly and time-consuming for landlords and that's before considering potential rent arrears or the costs of renovating your property.Conducting tenant screenings is...
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