Chicago Property Management Blog

7 Important Questions To Ask Your Partner Before Buying a House Together

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Purchasing your first house with your significant other is one of the most fulfilling milestones of the relationship. Not only are you buying a home with your partner, you are also choosing where your future memories are going to be.  Even though you hope this new chapter is joyful, happy and exciting, it can also be exhausting. This...

Questions Buyers Should Ask Before Choosing A Real Estate Agent

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Buying a home can be both an exciting and nerve wracking experience, especially if it is your first time. Many homebuyers don't comprehend the importance of having a good real estate agent. Having a great  real estate agent can make this journey either a smooth one, or a complete nightmare. According to the Statistics Research De...

4 Ways To Make Your Rental Property Low Maintenance And Durable

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According to the Statista Research Department, the United States holds approximately 43 million rental housing units occupied by renters. We have seen a constant increase since 1975. The numbers suggest “that demand for rental housing is on the rise, and that supply is failing to keep up with it." All landlords want their ...

6 Things you should know about student rentals

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Student rental property is a real estate investment niche that has become more and more popular over the last few years. Just like any other real estate investment, there are both pros and cons when investing in student rentals.  If you buy in the right location (including the right city and location within the city) it can turn out ...

4 Mistakes To Avoid When Renting A Property

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If you are a real estate investor or plan to be one, you may be aware of all the responsibilities involved. Investing in real estate, especially the property management side of things, is much more than supervising a building. It includes accounting, coordinating maintenance, inspections, cleaning, customer service, marketing, showings, e...

4 Ways Landlords Can Make Their Properties More Sustainable

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According to the PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences), with data on 93 million individual households in the USA, residential energy use accounts for roughly 20% of greenhouse gas emissions. In Chicago, many of our daily activities cause emissions of greenhouse gases; driving, burning oil or gas for home heating or using ...

How Airbnb Is Trying To Adapt To a New Travel Reality

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It is safe to say that during the coronavirus pandemic, Airbnb business screeched to a halt. Its quarterly losses added up to over $576 million while everyone in the world was constrained to their homes. However, the industry has slowly regained momentum and we are now seeing favorable numbers again in this short term rental platform.&nbs...

Father’s Day in Chicago

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Father's Day is just around the corner and we want to make sure Dad’s have fun and enjoy this day! We know dads should be celebrated every day of the year, but it never hurts to dedicate one day in specific. Chicago has everything you need to celebrate all dads including a ton of different events, an endless selection of restaur...

Things You Should Know And Questions You Should Ask Before Signing A Chicago Lease

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It can be exciting to shop around for a new apartment. Visiting different properties, touring several buildings and assessing different amenities is a complete experience. Choosing an apartment should be fun. However, if it is your first apartment hunt, you need to be informed, ask questions and take the appropriate precautions before sig...

DIY Rental Inspections

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If you’re managing your own rental property, requiring periodic inspections is a great way to reduce your risk of property damage. While there are several services in Chicago that will do this for you, property inspections can be fairly simple and you can do them yourself if you know what you are looking for. Annual, or even semi an...

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