Monthly Archives: August 2016

Why You Should Check Water Pressure in Apartment Buildings

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My wife and I bought a two-flat a few years back in the Mayfair neighborhood of Chicago. It’s been a pretty good investment so far, but we made a bit of a mistake in not checking the water pressure. This mistake may have cost us between $7,000 and $22,000 depending on what is required to repair the issue.  Let me tell you a story that I hope you’ll be able to learn from. We were excited because we were getting …
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City of Chicago Garbage Fee One to Four Units

City of Chicago Garbage Fee

This garbage fee smells like garbage. Gone are the days when you didn’t have to pay a garbage fee for one to four unit properties in Chicago! This fee will now be unified with the Chicago Water and Sewer bill and will come every 6 months just like the water bill used to when it was paid on it’s own. What does this mean for one-four unit property owners? Chicago Garbage Fee for One to Four Units: $9.50 per month …
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