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Blog Post Episode 64: King of Chicagoland; Easy Makes You Soft

Episode 64: King of Chicagoland; Easy Makes You Soft

With nearly 30 years of experience as a broker, Frank Montro, the King of Chicagoland, shares his reflections on how the industry has changed from the early ‘80s to today. While touching on strategies his team uses to generate business, and cementing what it takes to succee...
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Blog Post Episode 63: Straight-Up Tues Tip 3 - Chance

Episode 63: Straight-Up Tues Tip 3 - Chance

What are some items I should look out for during Attorney Review?
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Blog Post Episode 62: How a Single Mom Created A Real Estate Empire Across Chicagoland

Episode 62: How a Single Mom Created A Real Estate Empire Across Chicagoland

Farrah Ali got started in real estate against all odds has found successBe honest with yourself...how many excuses do you tell yourself? Farrah Ali was a single mom in debt, working full time, but did not let that deter her from financial freedom. Listen to her incredible story a...
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Blog Post Episode 61: Understanding the Economics and Risks of Chicago’s Pension Crisis

Episode 61: Understanding the Economics and Risks of Chicago’s Pension Crisis

What does Chicago look like from an economist’ perspective and why should investors care? Today, Dr. Joseph Pagliari explains some of his economic thesis related to Illinois’ long term fiscal issues that are top of mind for so many investors. He provides options Illin...
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Blog Post Episode 60: Straight-Up Tues Tip 2 - Rosario Terracciano

Episode 60: Straight-Up Tues Tip 2 - Rosario Terracciano

What are some common mistakes that cause investors to overpay for an investment property?
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Blog Post Episode 59: Chicago’s Very Own Cost Segregation Expert - Kevin Cawley

Episode 59: Chicago’s Very Own Cost Segregation Expert - Kevin Cawley

The word taxes inspires fear from all types of investors, but especially in Chicago. From income tax, to property tax, we’re paying a lot. Depreciation is one of Real Estate’s greatest benefits, and there is a way to maximize that benefit immediately. Cost Seg Kev is ...
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Blog Post Episode 58: Multi Family Investing in Chicago’s Northwest Side with Gloria Weikert

Episode 58: Multi Family Investing in Chicago’s Northwest Side with Gloria Weikert

One of the most important allies to an investor is the broker they work with. Gloria Weikert runs the X-Plus team and has a specialty in helping clients buy investment properties. In today’s episode, Gloria gives some insight on what it takes to win deals in a competitive m...
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Blog Post Episode 57 (Tuesday Tip 1) - Eric Workman

Episode 57 (Tuesday Tip 1) - Eric Workman

How Are Investment Deals Structured?
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Blog Post Episode 56: Fighting for Good Chicago Housing Policy with Kris Anderson

Episode 56: Fighting for Good Chicago Housing Policy with Kris Anderson

Chicago is known for complex and restrictive landlord and tenant policies, but there are dozens of people fighting for change and protection. Kris Anderson of the Chicago Association of Realtors is one of those people on the front lines. Not everyone knows the role of CAR, so Kri...
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Blog Post Episode 55: Understanding The Diverse Opportunities and Multiple Pockets of Elgin

Episode 55: Understanding The Diverse Opportunities and Multiple Pockets of Elgin

Elgin has a long history of being one of the most significant cities located just outside of Chicago. Spanning two counties and one of the largest populations in Illinois, it offers a wide variety of housing options and investment strategies. Broker and investor, Mike Zwemke, tak...
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