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Straight Up Chicago Investor Podcast Episode 186: CEO Scott Trench Pulls Back The Curtain At Bigger...

At the age of 32 years old, Scott Trench has already become CEO of BiggerPockets and his contributions have helped countless investors build wealth.Scott discusses meeting Josh Dorkin and the early start-up days at BiggerPockets (BP). He speaks to BP’s rapid growth, challenges along the way, and of course, BP’s loyal customer ...

Straight Up Chicago Investor Podcast Episode 185: What Chicago House Hackers Need To Know About Upd...

We sat down with Chris Puleo, Producing Area Manager of The Puleo Group to talk about the hot topic of FHA limits being increased effective January 1, 2023.  With property values rapidly rising over the last few years the Federal Housing Administration is raising lending limits to keep pace with home price inflation. The Federal Hous...

Straight Up Chicago Investor Podcast Episode 184: Overseeing $8 Billion In Real Estate Transactions...

Collete English Dixon has overseen over $8 billion in real estate transactions and joins us to discuss how the industry has changed.Collete explains how large real estate transactions are different today compared to 25 years ago and discusses the impact that large institutional investors have had on the market. She breaks down the differe...

Straight Up Chicago Investor Podcast Episode 183: Forty-Six Years of Chicago Real Estate Knowledge ...

Vince DePaul, Realtor, and long term owner/operator of Your House Academy, which is Illinois’ second largest pre-licensing and continuing education real estate school drops nearly 5 decades of personal and professional experience in Chicago. Vince begins by talking about his previous career as a rockstar manager (Styx)! He shares st...

Straight Up Chicago Investor Podcast Episode 182: How To Vet Contractors For Your Chicago Rehab

We interviewed Bolanle Ogunmakin of Quality Builders on this important topic that affects all investors.   In my personal experience, even as an experienced flipper/rehabber, it is easy to get comfortable and not follow the process you know that works.  You might take a shortcut and skip a step, forget a verification, or maybe y...