Real estate is wildly popular as an investment choice in the United States. About 35% of Americans say it’s their preferred long-term investment. That’s because of the sector’s stability over the years.One of the best things about real estate investing is that y...
What You Must Know About Mortgages and Interest Rates in 2022
By Mark Ainley Tuesday, March 15, 2022
The last few years have been anything but normal. The recent volatility of mortgage interest rates has understandably made many buyers skittish. But with careful planning and the right team of experts, you can still get reasonable rates even with wild markets. To do that, we&rsqu...
Chicago’s Responsive Property Management: Time and Effort Saved
By Mark Ainley Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Whether you own just one rental property in Chicago or several, our team can help you keep them all running smoothly and provide quality services to your tenants so that they stay happy and continue paying their rent on time. By working with GC Realty & Development, you can f...
Where to Invest in Real Estate: The Chicago-Area Guide
By Mark Ainley Thursday, March 3, 2022
Chicago, Illinois is the 55th largest city in the world and the 3rd largest city in the United States. With well over 2 million people living there, real estate has become quite a large industry.It's also a very diverse industry with a lot of different areas and building type...
How to Find Real Estate Investment Opportunities in Chicago
By Mark Ainley Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Real estate investment opportunities can be tough to find in Chicago, especially when you’re first starting out in the business. However, if you know what to look for and how to find it, you can have an easier time finding some good opportunities that can make you money wit...
Why is Chicago real estate demand affecting sale prices
By Mark Ainley Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Around the country prices rising has been a hot topic for the last few years but it hasn't really been a topic here in Chicago until 2021. It's important to be cognizant that Chicago real estate demand is affecting sale prices, it's important to be conservative...
Illinois Association of Realtors - What is the IAR and what is their mission?
By Mark Ainley Friday, February 18, 2022
IAR is the Illinois Association Realtors, and their mission basically breaks into two major categories.AdvocacyProfessionalism IAR is a state wide association for licensed Real Estate Brokers who then opt into becoming Realtors. To become a Realtor is an extra step, an extra...
5 Tips to Prevent Investment Property Frozen Pipes This Winter
By Mark Ainley Friday, February 11, 2022
Winter can be rough on your home, especially if you live in an area that regularly experiences below-freezing temperatures during the winter season. As pipes get colder and colder, there’s always the risk that they’ll freeze, potentially causing them to burst and caus...
Okay, you’ve decided you’re ready to seriously look into wholesale properties to start or build your investment portfolio. Good for you! So… now what? Today we’ll briefly cover how to work with a real estate wholesaler.Find the Right WholesalerYou know no...
Ready for a Remote/Hybrid Position? Check Out GCR&D
By Mark Ainley Friday, January 21, 2022
Looking for a new job? Did you know more and more job seekers specifically seek out employers with flexible work arrangements? We did! Here at Greater Chicago Realty & Development, LLC (GCR&D), we embrace giving options where possible. So, if you’re ready for a remo...