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Long-Term vs. Short-Term Real Estate Investing

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Lets refresh our knowledge of Long-Term vs. Short-Term real estate investing. When evaluating real estate as an investment, one of the most important considerations is the hold period of the asset. How long do you plan to hold the property before a sale occurs? Your desired hold period will also dictate the investment strategy employed to minimize risk or maximize return over this period of time. Lets talk about some of the differing strategies for Long-Term vs. Short-Term real estate …
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Luxury Income Property

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Let me start by saying that luxury income properties generally do not make sense for non-owner occupants looking for a cash flow investment.  Market pricing for lavish, well-located assets often do not provide enough income potential to cover debt service and other housing expenses – though there may be an opportunity to produce a positive return on investment at disposition after a long-term hold period. That said, for owner occupants looking to buy into a premier location with great schools …
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How Many Legal Units in Chicago?

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When looking at small apartment buildings in Chicago, one question always comes to mind; how many legal units are there in this building? There are many ways to check to see what the answer MIGHT be but only one way to find out for sure. The key here is what does the City of Chicago think? A building can conform to all of the local building codes for legal units but that doesn’t make it legal in the eyes of …
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