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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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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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