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Straight Up Chicago Investor Podcast Episode 238: Dissecting 20 Years Of Real Estate And Lending Experience; Mike Facchini’s Journey To A Thriving Portfolio In Chicago

Straight Up Chicago Investor Podcast Episode 238: Dissecting 20 Years Of Real Estate And Lending Experience; Mike Facchini’s Journey To A Thriving Portfolio In Chicago

In the latest installment of the Straight Up Chicago Investor Podcast, listeners are in for a treat as the spotlight falls on Mike Facchini, a seasoned Mortgage Lender and Investor with over two decades of real estate experience. Mike, hailing from Fairway Mortgage, takes center stage to share his invaluable insights on the real estate landscape, drawing from his wealth of knowledge and experience.

Mike opens the episode with a captivating exploration of the real estate environment leading up to the Housing Crash, drawing parallels to the current market dynamics. Listeners gain a unique perspective as he shares insights into the indicators by the lending industry that precede and foreshadow economic shifts. This historical context sets the stage for a thought-provoking discussion on navigating the ever-changing real estate tides.

Throughout the episode, Mike drops golden nuggets of wisdom on indicators used by the lending industry, providing listeners with a toolkit to anticipate market trends. His ability to connect past experiences with present circumstances offers a valuable roadmap for investors looking to make informed decisions in today's dynamic real estate landscape.

Mike doesn't hold back when it comes to sharing his personal investment strategy. Listeners get a front-row seat as he discusses his geographical areas of focus, honing in on neighborhoods with high-quality properties and tenants. This strategic approach is a testament to Mike's success and provides aspiring investors with actionable insights for building a robust real estate portfolio.

One of the recurring themes throughout the episode is the emphasis on time as the most significant asset in real estate investing. Mike passionately advocates for getting in the game, highlighting the transformative power of taking action. Whether you're a seasoned investor or a newcomer to the field, Mike's words serve as a powerful reminder of the potential for wealth-building through strategic and timely real estate investments.

Key Takeaways:

  • Gain insights into the historical context of real estate leading up to the Housing Crash and its relevance to today's market.

  • Receive golden nuggets on indicators used by the lending industry to anticipate economic shifts.

  • Explore Mike Facchini's personal investment strategy and his focus on high-quality properties and tenants.

  • Embrace the importance of time as a crucial asset in real estate investing.

  • Be inspired to get in the game and take action on your real estate investment journey.

The Straight Up Chicago Investor Podcast once again delivers a compelling episode, this time featuring Mike Facchini, a true expert in the field. Mike's blend of historical insights, indicator wisdom, and personal strategies provides listeners with a holistic view of the real estate landscape. As you tune in, be prepared to gain valuable takeaways that can shape your approach to investing and position you for success in the dynamic world of real estate.

Watch Straight Up Chicago Investor Podcast Episode 238 in Full Here

Questions We Answer In this Show:

Q. Winning Strategies for Buying in a Competitive Real Estate Market


Q. Finding the Perfect Tenants for a Hassle-free Year


Q. The Key to Real Estate Success is Long-term Commitment and No Bargains


Show Notes:

  • 04:29 Keep up with property maintenance to avoid negative attention!

  • 06:38 Intro to our guest, Mike Facchini!

  • 09:22 Real Estate before and leading up to the Housing Crash!

  • 16:05 Mike’s experience with bridge loans.

  • 17:39 Tenant horror stories!

  • 22:33 Lending environment now vs pre-crash.

  • 24:43 Mike’s investment strategy!

  • 27:18 Neighborhoods Mike is focusing on!

  • 36:36 Talking New Construction.

  • 44:31 Financing options to create opportunities.

  • 54:13 What is Mike’s competitive advantage?

  • 54:48 One piece of advice for new investors.

  • 56:02 What do you do for fun?

  • 56:25 Good book, podcast, or self development activity that you would recommend?

  • 57:00 Local Network Recommendation?

  • 57:54 How can the listeners learn more about you and provide value to you?

Connect with Mark and Tom:

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Guest Name: Mike Facchini

Guest Company: Fairway Mortgage

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