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Blog Post Best Practices To Getting Qualified Tenants To Rent Your Property in Chicago 2022

Best Practices To Getting Qualified Tenants To Rent Your Property in Chicago 2022

As investors ourselves in many markets and class types, our primary goal is to attract and retain the best tenant possible for our properties.A "Best Tenant" can have one or more of the following characteristics: a history of paying rent on time, desire to stay in a par...
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Blog Post Check Out These 3 Great Ways To Use Zillow To Your Advantage

Check Out These 3 Great Ways To Use Zillow To Your Advantage

Mark Ainley, GC Realty and Development we are a Chicagoland property management company. One thing I want to bring up today in making sure that you are informed as a property owner that's either working with the property manager now or looking to work with the property m...
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Blog Post 7 Out Of State Real Estate Investor Pitfalls To Avoid

7 Out Of State Real Estate Investor Pitfalls To Avoid

As a local property manager here in the midwest, and more specifically the Chicagoland area, we have been part of (or witnessed) thousands of investors buying in our local Chicago market while residing out of state. Investors from around the United States, and the world, find the...
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Blog Post 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Sell Your Investment Property in Chicago

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Sell Your Investment Property in Chicago

Thinking about selling your investment property in Chicago? Think again. While there are many reasons to sell off a rental property, there are better reasons to hold onto one.In this article we'll clear the air, giving you five excellent reasons why you should hold onto your ...
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Blog Post How to Double Your Income Through Cash-Out Refinancing?

How to Double Your Income Through Cash-Out Refinancing?

The BRRRR Method is an investment strategy that allows you to expand your real estate investment portfolio at a rapid pace. When executed correctly, it has the potential to deliver a tremendous return on your initial investment. Also known as the Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repe...
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Blog Post Everything You Need to Know About Property Taxes in Illinois

Everything You Need to Know About Property Taxes in Illinois

Property taxes: nobody likes thinking about them.Unlike other investments, you likely do not know exactly where your money is going when you pay property taxes in Illinois. While they can be frustrating, property taxes are used to fund most services that local governments provide...
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Blog Post What Is An Roi Calculator And How Can It Help You With Your Real Estate Investment?

What Is An Roi Calculator And How Can It Help You With Your Real Estate Investment?

How much of your money do you think you’re getting back from your real estate investment? You may say, I put in $100,000, so I'm making $100,000, right? Not necessarily. Your ROI, or return on investment, could be much different than that if your cash flow isn't opt...
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Blog Post Straight Up Chicago Investor Podcast Visits Local Investor Group: Chicago West Suburban Real Estate Investors

Straight Up Chicago Investor Podcast Visits Local Investor Group: Chicago West Suburban Real Estate ...

As co-host of Straight Up Chicago Investor Podcast we are welcomed with open arms to visit local real estate networking events and share what we know and what we have learned from our 100s of guests on the podcast.  This past month we were fortunate enough to present at John...
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Blog Post GC Realty & Development, LLC Ranks No. 139 on Inc. Magazine’s 2022 List of the Midwest Region’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

GC Realty & Development, LLC Ranks No. 139 on Inc. Magazine’s 2022 List of the Midwest Region’s ...

Experiences Three-Year Growth of [63.2%]Roselle, Illinois, 03/25/22 – Today Inc. magazine listed GC Realty & Development, LLC, a full-service Chicago Property Management and Brokerage firm, as No. 139 on its annual Inc. Regionals Midwest 2022 list. “We’...
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Blog Post Information You Must Know About Illinois Property Taxes

Information You Must Know About Illinois Property Taxes

Are you looking to get a better understanding of how property taxes work in Illinois? Check out our guide that explains how Illinois property taxes work, what the different tax rates are across the state, and how to contest your property taxes if you feel like you’re being ...
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