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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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Maintenance on Your Condominium: Why You Should Consider Someone Else

maintenance person Maintenance on Your Condominium: Why You Should Consider Someone Else You own one or possibly multiple Chicago properties in the big city and you’re trying to do all the maintenance yourself. Have you gotten overwhelmed yet? While it’s admirable to try and maintain all the properties by yourself, as a property owner in Chicago, your best bet is to hire a property management company to handle all those tasks for you. There are many benefits to hiring a management company that can handle the day-to-day tasks of maintenance and rent collection for you. Take a look below to discover all...
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10 Qualities to Look for in a Contractor

Maintenance Contractor Making renovations to your condominium association can be an exciting undertaking. When you envision the changes, it brings you joy! However, you cannot make all of the changes on your own if construction and remodeling is not your specialty. There are also restrictions and risks involved with a board member or unit owner directly performing repairs on a common element of a condo building. In most cases you will need to hire someone to complete the job for your association. When your board is ready to hire a contractor, take these 10 pointers into consideration. 1. Licensed, Bonded, Insured These...
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The Ultimate Condo Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring Cleaning Checklist   With the arrival of spring comes the desire to make everything in your condominum fresh and clean. The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, but the insides of our units may feel gloomy. Before summer comes along, it is great to crack open your windows and deep clean your condo. Use this checklist to make sure you cover every nook and cranny in your spring cleaning frenzy. Spring Cleaning Notes: Always dust first. Dusting surfaces first allows for the dust to settle to the fllor before you sweep, vacuum and mop. If you have operable windows with screens, open...
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