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5 Tips on Buying Investment Property in Chicago

Number Five 5 Tips on Buying Investment Property in Chicago If you are considering investing in property in Chicago, one of the best ways to make money is to look at rental options. From apartment buildings to commercial property, there are many ways you can invest and turn a profit. Below are a few tips to get you started learning more about investing in Chicago properties helping to ensure your success. Know the Market First, it is smart to know the market. What type of rental properties are the best for investing? Depending on your budget, you may be better offer purchasing...
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Going Online: How Property Management Can Bring Your Business Into the 21st Century

devices business Going Online: How Property Management Can Bring Your Business Into the 21st Century If you are a condo board member, you most likely have a certain way in which you keep track of the association’s records. In the past, boards would keep a filing system in their office and keep track of business dealings by hand. Over the past decade, with the explosion of the internet, things have become more streamlined. Today, condominium management companies can offer members a wealth of services, all online, to ensure success. Programs have been created that can be used to keep track of financials,...
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5 Tips to Hire a Contractor for Repairs on Your Condominium

hiring group 5 Tips to Hire a Contractor for Repairs on Your Condominium When it comes to doing repairs on your condominium in Chicago, you want to know that you have a top-quality contractor on the job. There is a danger of hiring someone who does not have a company or a legitimate business when you’re looking for contractors. Hiring a friend or close family member can also cause a conflict of interest for your condo HOA. When you’re looking to hire a contractor, either through your Chicago property management company or by yourself, here are some tips to keep in mind....
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Electronic Assessment Payments: Are You Offering Them?

electronic payment Electronic Assessment Payments: Are You Offering Them? As a board member in Chicago, you try to do your best to make sure your residents have safety, security, and that assessments are paid on time. If you are not working with a Chicago property manager, it can be a harrowing task to try and take care of all that plus maintaining the building, working with vendors and other aspects of overseeing a Chicago condominium association. One aspect that you may want to consider is offering electronic payments to your residents. You can do this by hiring a property management company such...
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5 Ways to Reduce Your Condo Electricity Bill

light bulb Electricity costs are something that we all want to minimize. No one wants to receive an expensive electricity bill. The good news is that you have more control over the outcome of your bill than you may think. We often forget that it is our own actions (or lack thereof) that, at least in part, determines the final amount listed on the invoice. We’ve all heard of the age-old tips to avoid over-using electricity. “Turn off the lights when you’re not in the room,” “Don’t go to sleep with the TV on,” and “Unplug your appliances,” among others. These tips...
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