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Maintaining your Property

The Risks of Hiring Unlicensed Contractors

maintenance tools The Risks of Hiring Unlicensed Contractors When you own a property in Chicago, you will have to take care of it with regular maintenance and upkeep. There will be repairs to cover, changes to be made once tenants move out, and regular preservation that is necessary for the property to run smoothly. There will be minor and major repairs depending on how old the building is and how the maintenance was taken care of before you owned it. You may be considering hiring unlicensed contractors or even hiring a friend to work on your building maintenance issues. You may think...
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Tips for Smart Renovations in Your Chicago Rental Property

painting Tips for Smart Renovations in Your Chicago Rental Property When you’re considering a renovation to your Chicago rental property, you want to make sure you get the most bang for your buck. Cost-effective renovations are key to keeping your tenants happy while maintaining a good bottom line as well. There are many cost-effective renovations you can choose to work on with your property management company in Chicago. Take these ideas into consideration as you work to better your property for yourself and your tenants. Paint is Always Good A fresh coat of paint can work wonders after a tenant has...
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Is Your Chicago Apartment Building Senior Friendly?

senior Is Your Chicago Apartment Building Senior Friendly? One community that you may totally be missing in your rental properties are the seniors. Seniors typically like to downsize their larger homes and may choose to move into the city to have easier access to medical care, shopping, and transportation. If they are moving into the city of Chicago, is your building ready for them? As a Chicago property owner, you need to take an assessment of your property to see if you are a senior friendly community. Take a look below at what some of the things seniors in your area...
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5 Benefits Of Working With A Rental Property Management Company

Checklist 5 Benefits Of Working With A Rental Property Management Company As a rental property owner in Chicago, you may want to consider hiring a management company. Whether you have one property or multiple properties, you may think you can run it all by yourself. While that may be true, there are many benefits to you as the owner in hiring a management company. Check out the top five benefits below to hiring a Chicago rental property manager to help you run things smoothly and efficiently. High-Quality Tenants While you may know to run background checks and credit checks on your...
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Renovating Your Chicago Condominium? Things to Avoid

renovations Renovating Your Chicago Condominium? Things to Avoid When you’re a property owner in Chicago, you want to make sure that your investment property is rented at all times. Sometimes your tenants will stay for years, but inevitably, they will leave, and new tenants will look at your building. As a Chicago condominium owner, you sometimes need to invest in the property and renovate your current apartments. It can be as simple as a fresh coat of paint or a total remodel of an entire floor. Working with your Chicago property management company can help you to get the job done...
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