Chicago Property Management Blog

Advantages and Disadvantages of Long-Term Rentals

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As we wrote in our blog last week, the short term-rental industry has gotten extremely popular over the past few years due to new platforms like Airbnb and Homeaway. With as exciting as those short term rentals can be, people tend to forget about long term rentals. That being said, long term rentals have continued to be a consistent and a...

Advantages and Disadvantages of Short Term Rentals

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Over the past few years, the real estate market has evolved to include a new and exciting asset class. With new platforms like Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway or even Facebook, the short term rental business has skyrocketed. Contrary to a long term rental, a short term rental is a property that is rented out furnished / turnkey for days or weeks (...

Reasons Why You Should Be Investing in Chicago’s Real Estate

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As the housing demand increases in Chicago, the sales prices in the city are projected to keep rising throughout the next years. It is interesting to see that regardless of the pandemic, prices are skyrocketing not only in the city, but also in the suburbs. If you are thinking about investing in rental properties, this is the time to do i...

Six Money Saving Methods To Buy Your First House

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When you first decide to buy a home, saving money can feel impossible. You should realize that it takes time, but it is very rewarding. Use these 6 tips and start saving money for your first home:1. Budget.The first step to saving money is to build a budget! If you already have one, build a better one. If you don't know where your mon...

7 Signs You Might Need a Property Manager

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When you first enter the world of investment properties, you will start to realize that your organizational skills are extremely important to keep you afloat. If you fail to do so, you will soon start to suffer: your stress levels will increase, your excitement will decrease and so will your income. Whether it’s in Chicago, or any o...

Top 6 Tips for a Stress-Free Home Purchase

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It’s no secret that the real estate market is red hot right now! In Chicago we’re experiencing some of the lowest inventory levels that we’ve seen in over a decade, causing an extremely competitive market, with many listings getting multiple offers within the first few days of hitting the market. As if purchasing a house...

7 of Chicago’s Most Iconic Architectural Buildings

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Chicago is one of the most beautiful cities to take a walk in; the architecture of the city is like a walk through history. It was after the Chicago’s Great Fire of 1871 that it had to be rebuilt. Fires burned the whole city for three complete days and the frame buildings (built from wood) vanished. Thus, Chicago's architects st...

7 Happiest Countries In The World

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As International Happiness Day approaches, it is very important to remember that last year, during the pandemic, stress levels of citizens around the world increased enormously. Whether it was the uncertainty of the future, or worrying about the present, it was a very tough year for everyone. However, even in the face of pandemic the...

The Best Places to Exercise Outdoor in Chicago

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Here are some of our favorite outdoor areas for workouts:1. Chicago Lakefront TrailOne of the most famous places to take a run is on this paved 18.6 mile set up. The path starts at Ardmore Avenue on the north end and runs down to 71st Street on the south end. If you grab your bike, you can go through four major parks, enjoy the diverse ac...

10 Safest Countries For Women

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However, those are not always a guarantee in many countries around the world, especially for women. Many believe that a woman’s place is wherever she wants to be. Sadly, there are still many countries that to this day, are not considered “safe” for females to live or to travel to. However, many countries have advanced in...

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