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Blog Post Episode 298: How To Fund Renovations with Larry Baszynski and Scott Hodgden

Episode 298: How To Fund Renovations with Larry Baszynski and Scott Hodgden

Larry Baszynski and Scott Hodgden of Finance of America Commercial are seasoned lenders who have helped their investor clients build tremendous real estate portfolios and wealth. Larry and Scott discuss the products that their company offers including Fix and Flip loans, Con...
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Blog Post Episode 297: How to Pay Less in Taxes Via Tangible Property Regulations with Brenten Blakeman

Episode 297: How to Pay Less in Taxes Via Tangible Property Regulations with Brenten Blakeman

What are tangible property regulations and how can investors leverage this IRS code to pay less in taxes?Connect with Mark and Tom: StraightUpChicagoInvestor.comEmail the Show: StraightUpChicagoInvestor@gmail.comGuest: Brenten Blakeman, Tangible Property Tax MethodsLink...
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Blog Post Episode 296: How to Crush RE Investments on Chicago’s South Side with Moses Hall

Episode 296: How to Crush RE Investments on Chicago’s South Side with Moses Hall

Moses Hall is a top-producing commercial real estate broker and leads a brokerage that serves investors, landlords, and tenants.Moses discusses his start in real estate, taking the plunge to start his own business and the challenges that came with that. He dives into his geograph...
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Blog Post Episode 295: The Ultimate HACK to Long-Term Wealth with Brian Tibbs

Episode 295: The Ultimate HACK to Long-Term Wealth with Brian Tibbs

Brian Tibbs is an investor and best-selling author who teaches others how to thrive financially!Brian starts by sharing how he hit the ground running by house-hacking multiple properties and scaling up to 10-units before the age of 30! He explains how he saved money for down paym...
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Blog Post Episode 294: Creating a Successful Operating Agreement with Chance Badertscher

Episode 294: Creating a Successful Operating Agreement with Chance Badertscher

Chance Badertscher joins us to spell out the what-if scenarios that need to be spelled out in a successful operating agreement.Connect with Mark and Tom: StraightUpChicagoInvestor.comEmail the Show: StraightUpChicagoInvestor@gmail.comGuest: Chance Badertscher, Lavelle L...
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Blog Post Episode 293: Help! Firefighters, City Inspectors, and Police Officers Are All at My Building With Anthony Rodriguez From Drexel Properties

Episode 293: Help! Firefighters, City Inspectors, and Police Officers Are All at My Building With An...

Anthony Rodriguez is an experienced Chicago Property Manager who manages over 300 units for Drexel Properties!Anthony starts by discussing his previous experience in other industries and how those skills have translated into his real estate career. Then, Tom and Anthony retell th...
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Blog Post Episode 292: Why Investors Need to Know a Good Public Adjuster with Dorian Bezanis

Episode 292: Why Investors Need to Know a Good Public Adjuster with Dorian Bezanis

Chicago Native Dorian Bezanis is the president of ALPHA Adjusting and has nearly four decades of investing experience in Chicago’s Northside!Dorian jumps right in by discussing the investing portfolio he’s built in Edgewater and Rogers Park over the last 37 years. He ...
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Blog Post Episode 291: What Every Investor Needs To Know About the Rehab Draw Process

Episode 291: What Every Investor Needs To Know About the Rehab Draw Process

How does the draw process work when taking on a construction loan?Connect with Mark and Tom: StraightUpChicagoInvestor.comEmail the Show: StraightUpChicagoInvestor@gmail.comGuest: Eric Workman, Renovo FinancialLink: Workman Lending Team - Renovo Financial - Real Estate ...
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Blog Post Episode 290: Want To Make It 20+ years in Chicago REI? Learn How With Neena Vlamis

Episode 290: Want To Make It 20+ years in Chicago REI? Learn How With Neena Vlamis

Neena Vlamis is the President and Owner of A and N Mortgage. Born and raised in Chicago, she discusses building her mortgage company along with developing an impressive real estate investment portfolio in Chicago.Neena starts by explaining how she scaled her mortgage company, bui...
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Blog Post Episode 289: VA Loans, ADUs, and Turning a Funeral Home Into an Airbnb with Andrew Dorazio

Episode 289: VA Loans, ADUs, and Turning a Funeral Home Into an Airbnb with Andrew Dorazio

Andrew Dorazion is a former Army officer and accomplished real estate broker, investor, and property manager!Andrew jumps right in with a cool story involving a funeral home turned short term rental! He shares tips on finding partners and structuring partnerships to help scale mo...
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