Costly Investing Mistakes

January 15, 2019

Learning something new can be filled with fear and uncertainty. Our job is to help you step past that uncertainty and to LOVE investing in real estate. Here are five mistakes that new investors often make in the Greater Chicago Area:


Ways to Increase Your Home Value

December 15, 2018

Many people new to home renovation will perform renovations that suit their tastes right before selling their home. This can be a large mistake if other people don’t have the same design style that you do.

Adding the following additions to your home in the Greater Chicago Area are all universal ways to increase the value of your property:


Is It a Good Idea to Refinance?

August 15, 2018

Before you start your refinance application here are some things you need to keep in mind in the Greater Chicago Area:


How to Spruce Up Your Home

July 15, 2018

One day you may wake up and decide that the design of your home is driving you nuts. Fortunately, there are some inexpensive ways to change your home in the Greater Chicago Area. Here are few ways on how to make your old home feel new for less:


Timing your Renovations

June 15, 2018

Many real estate investors and homeowners in the Greater Chicago area perceive the ‘what to do’ as the biggest challenge in successful home improvement projects, but timing can be just as critical. Get the order of your scope of work wrong and you’ll see returns drop, projects taking a lot longer than expected, and of […]


What Makes a Good Funding Partner?

June 1, 2018

Most “green” real estate investors and entrepreneurs consider how much money they can get and what rates they are going to be charged. This is extremely short sighted. Many serial entrepreneurs and CEOs that have recently led incredible businesses say that one of their biggest mistakes was accepting any money that came their way. Ultimately, accepting money without consideration forced them to lose control and make crippling decisions that they wouldn’t have otherwise . Five things that may be more important than dollar figures may be:


How to Set a Home Renovation Budget

May 18, 2018

Before you start picking out tile and paint chips, be sure you know how much it will cost to remodel your house. Ready for a kitchen renovation? Anxious for a bathroom remodel? The easy part is knowing your goal for home remodeling — whether you’re trying to keep up with your growing family, add office space, […]


Your Pre-Approval Letter and why it’s important.

May 1, 2018

If you plan on buying a home in the Greater Chicago area this year, you can’t escape having to get a mortgage pre-approval letter but be careful when you do… It doesn’t matter what Illinois County you are buying a home in. Unless you have all cash for your purchase, you probably won’t get to […]


Real Estate Lead Generation 101

February 17, 2016

What are the best real estate lead generation options today? Where and how can real estate agents, investors and other related industry professionals generate more leads for buying, selling and renting properties? What are some of the little known benefits, and pitfalls of common real estate lead generation channels today? Here are 12 ways for real estate […]


Technology vs. People Skills: Which Real Estate Strategies Will Win?

February 10, 2016

The real estate industry caters to independent strategies. For every investor, there is another way to go about conducting business. Some may prefer to utilize the convenience of technology while others want to maintain personal relationships. However, for one reason or another, there remains a void between these two independent strategies. Smart investors will figure […]