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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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Blog Post Episode 288: This Is Where Interest Rates Are Going Next...

Episode 288: This Is Where Interest Rates Are Going Next...

Where Are Interest Rates Heading and What's Happening in The Capital Markets?Connect with Mark and Tom: StraightUpChicagoInvestor.comEmail the Show: StraightUpChicagoInvestor@gmail.comGuest: Eric Workman, Renovo FinancialLink: Build Your Team | Straight Up Chicago I...
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Blog Post Episode 287: Why Your Customer Experience is Falling Short with Joey Coleman

Episode 287: Why Your Customer Experience is Falling Short with Joey Coleman

Joey Coleman is a best selling author and founder of a branding firm that specializes in helping businesses retain customers and employees!Joey jumps right in by explaining the difference between customer service and customer experience. He explains the best ways to handle routin...
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Blog Post Episode 286: The Chicago Investor’s Guide to Public Relations with Sabrina Wottreng

Episode 286: The Chicago Investor’s Guide to Public Relations with Sabrina Wottreng

Sabrina Wottreng Shares How To Leverage Public Relations To Grow Your Real Estate BusinessSabrina Wottreng is a Chicago-based Publicist and a “Friend of the Pod.” Sabrina’s company specializes in the real estate sector and has helped many Chicago-area real estat...
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Blog Post Episode 285: Diving into DSCR with Eric Workman of Renovo Financial

Episode 285: Diving into DSCR with Eric Workman of Renovo Financial

Diving into DSCR with Eric Workman of Renovo FinancialHow is DSCR calculated, and how does it affect investors' ability to borrow?Connect with Mark and Tom: StraightUpChicagoInvestor.comEmail the Show: StraightUpChicagoInvestor@gmail.comGuest: Eric Workman, Renovo F...
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Blog Post Episode 284: Triumphs and Troubles From a Decade of Experience on Chicago’s Southeast Side with Jared Kott

Episode 284: Triumphs and Troubles From a Decade of Experience on Chicago’s Southeast Side with Ja...

Jared Kott returns to share the ups and downs of his real estate journey that started just over 10 years ago when he left the corporate world!Jared gets right into it by talking about the challenges of operating in C/D class neighborhoods! He shares the cold hard truth of dealing...
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Blog Post Episode 283: Unlocking Affordable Housing: Inside S.I. Container Builds with Rory Rubin

Episode 283: Unlocking Affordable Housing: Inside S.I. Container Builds with Rory Rubin

Rory Rubin, founder of S.I. Container Builds, joins us to explain how her company’s Container Homes is a high-quality solution to current housing affordability and inventory issues!Rory starts by explaining her background in social work and the process of starting up S.I. C...
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Blog Post Episode 282: Decoding the Final Walkthrough: A Comprehensive Guide for Buyers and Sellers

Episode 282: Decoding the Final Walkthrough: A Comprehensive Guide for Buyers and Sellers

What should I expect on the final walk-through from both the buyer and seller side?Connect with Mark and Tom: StraightUpChicagoInvestor.comEmail the Show: StraightUpChicagoInvestor@gmail.comGuest: Chance Badertscher, Lavelle LawLink: Build Your Team | Str...
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Blog Post Episode 281: One of the First Investors to Leverage The New 5% Down Lending Product on a Successful Househack With Brendon Heneks and Sarita Scherpereel

Episode 281: One of the First Investors to Leverage The New 5% Down Lending Product on a Successful ...

Brendon Heneks of Team Facchini at Fairway Mortgage discusses the purchase of his first multi-family property under the guidance of his agent Sarita Scherpereel!Brendon starts by sharing his buy box and how he was ready to pounce when he found the right property. Brendon and Sari...
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