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Are you a real estate investor in Chicago or someone looking to invest in the Chicagoland Market? If so, this podcast is for you! We break down the neighborhoods, different sides of the city, and surrounding suburbs so you can understand the uniqueness of investing in Chicago real estate. The hosts and guests are Chicago investors and Property Managers who are making it happen in and around the Windy City. We share information, winning strategies, obstacles, success stories, and most importa ...
 
Marc Ford MBA, (aka) Your Best Kept Business Secret, Business Coach, Author, Editor and Media Commentator plus guests, talk UK Small Business, Marketing, Leadership, Networking and Business Lifestyle. Mixing common sense, humour and a splash of colour with the secrets that every successful business should be using now! There is so much competition in your marketplace, industry or niche for your customers and clients. The podcast is here to help give you a competitive edge against those busin ...
 
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We’reeeee baaaaackkkk! Welcome Cadets to SZN SEVEN! We’re starting this season off with a bang (and a new opening reel!) and heading straight to SPACE CAMP! Prep those blue jumpsuits as we launch ourselves this week straight into Jaimi’s once teased “biggest conspiracy about the moon…” We’re talking all about the space race, things that are fundame…
 
All the nuggets you’ve learned from previous episodes won’t add up to squat if you do not have the appropriate team in place. So how do you build that successful team? Today’s guest, Gary Davidson, is not only a rock star attorney, but he is the definition of a go-giver. In today’s episode you will learn how asking the question “how can I add value…
 
What are the steps and my responsibilities as an investor to get from attorney review to the closing table? Connect with Mark and Tom: StraightUpChicagoInvestor.com Email the Show: StraightUpChicagoInvestor@gmail.com Guest: Chance Badertscher of Lavelle Law ----------------- Production House: Flint Stone Media Copyright of Straight Up Chicago Inves…
 
On this month’s FUPDATE, we’re thinking about the feelings and sensations we missed in 2020 while we were at home. We’re talking the visceral differences between how we respond to recorded and live music and yes— how it feels to smell people and the world again. Let’s get to it!By Jaimi Ryan and Austin Williams
 
Roman Viere manages and operates over 900 apartment units, and the majority of these units are in Austin. Austin is geographically Chicago’s largest neighborhood and offers everything from a 9-hole golf course to struggling store fronts. It takes a hands-on approach to analyze, screen and operate in a neighborhood like Austin, and Roman provides ta…
 
Like many real estate professionals, Jonathan Klemm transitioned from a W-2; what is remarkable about him is his background working with Walsh Construction, which is one of Chicago’s largest construction and contraction companies. Jonathan has taken everything he learned about managing large scale projects and applied it to smaller, investor focuse…
 
What are proactive steps to ensure I'm ready to pull the trigger when the right property presents itself? Connect with Mark and Tom: StraightUpChicagoInvestor.com Email the Show: StraightUpChicagoInvestor@gmail.com Guest: Rosario Terracciano of Clickinvest ----------------- Production House: Flint Stone Media Copyright of Straight Up Chicago Invest…
 
With the Lake, a world-class University, and a plethora of transportation, Evanston is an extremely attractive and diverse marketplace for many investors. Jaimie Steinher of Essex Realty exclusively covers Evanston, and provides on the ground insights to help you navigate the different pockets of the city. Jamie lays out cap rates, average rents, a…
 
For many Chicagoans, the porch has been the focal point of countless memorable times. Since Covid, the importance of “outdoor spaces” in real estate has re-emerged as a priority for plenty of homebuyers, too. But how many investors know how to evaluate the build quality of a property with a porch? And what’s the process like when wanting to add a b…
 
This week on the podcast we’re talking all about your hands. We dive into the historical roots of Palmistry as we explore who used it to determine generals for there army and what Biblical passages the Christians don’t want you to know it appears in. We’re talking board games from the 1970s, ancient mythology, and (just in time to close out Pride!)…
 
What are some common mistakes I can look to avoid when calculating my after repair value and proposed rents? Connect with Mark and Tom: StraightUpChicagoInvestor.com Email the Show: StraightUpChicagoInvestor@gmail.com Guest: John Warren of SecondCity ----------------- Production House: Flint Stone Media Copyright of Straight Up Chicago Investor 202…
 
We all know about the numerous laws either being proposed or already enacted affecting housing providers and investors. Groups like the Illinois Realtors Association, the NBOA, the CAR and others are working everyday to keep laws fair and protect people. Our guest today, Gideon Blustein, is the director of member outreach for the Illinois REALTORS …
 
this saturday 6-19-21 we will be having Stephen Dorrick of LOJ conversions on the SSNL show, he develops a ton of swap parts to Install LS and LT engines into Nissan platforms and sells all the associated parts. check out his site and facebook page to see what they offer and throw some questions down below, thank you! https://www.lojkits.com/ https…
 
This Saturday night 6-12-21 at 8pm EST we will be having Matt Moore of Moore Race Chassis check out their links below and ask some questions in the comments below! www.Mooreracechassis.com www.instagram.com/moore_race_chassis www.facebook.com/MooreRaceChassis https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCikK2Wd9S0QdMr2YzKP9IYQ/featured…
 
Ryan Smith is not an optimist, but a realist. With a stark numbers-based opinion, Ryan provides his thoughts on Chicago’s housing market, the strength and the validity of the recent appreciation, and how long it may take to get through upcoming foreclosure inventory. We’ve had Ryan on here before (Episode 28), but last time it was too good of a con…
 
This week on the podcast, we’re talking all about Cryptomnesia! What is it you ask? We promise you’ve experienced it— on both sides. Remember when that asshole took credit for your idea? What about when you thought something was your idea and your friend was pretty sure it was theirs? We’ll get into it… because maybe there wasn’t malicious intent. …
 
Happy Pride! This month on the FUPDATE, we’re talking all about compulsory heterosexuality. We’ll get into the pitfalls of assuming folks are straight until proven gay and how a system to combat that seemed to actually prove everyone must be a lesbian. Because, listen, because the male gaze has messed up plenty of us. When systems are exclusively b…
 
Lee Kiser is the co-founder of Kiser Group, a member of the Forbes Real Estate Council, and a wealth of knowledge in the Chicago market (and a local musician!). In today’s episode, Lee provides his thoughts on how today’s hot market differs from 2005, how institutional and private money has altered apartment investing in Chicago, and what neighborh…
 
Possibly the biggest consideration when taking on a rehab project is how to finance the deal. We’ve all considered hard money, FHA has their 203K loan program, and we’ve probably seen a late night commercial or two. Perry Farella of Prime Lending talks us through a loan program which is a cross between a conventional loan and hard money, something …
 
This week on the podcast, we’re digging into these work partnerships that keep getting likened to marriages. Is it a compliment to be called someone’s “work wife” or is it diminutive? Or even a few steps further, is this a form of cheating when folks are already in a committed relationship? We’ll get into all of it— our own experiences with close c…
 
Besides rate and term, what other items I should ask about when talking to different lenders? Connect with Mark and Tom: StraightUpChicagoInvestor.com Email the Show: StraightUpChicagoInvestor@gmail.com Guest: Eric Workman of Renovo Financial ----------------- Production House: Flint Stone Media Copyright of Straight Up Chicago Investor 2021.…
 
One of the most important team members that real estate investors rely on is their attorney. Not all closings are created equal and Gina Diaz explains some of the closing nuances both through the eyes of an attorney and as an investor. Gina provides great insights into how to successfully close on a short sale, what to be aware of in a double close…
 
With nearly 30 years of experience as a broker, Frank Montro, the King of Chicagoland, shares his reflections on how the industry has changed from the early ‘80s to today. While touching on strategies his team uses to generate business, and cementing what it takes to succeed, Frank gives a compelling presentation that is certain to teach you someth…
 
Ah, yes. At long last, we are unpacking your favorite reptilian conspiracy theory this week on the podcast. After Jaimi has eluded to Lizard People on almost every episode for years, we’re finally ready to dig into the nitty gritty of our favorite Hilary-Clinton-with-green-eyes memes. So are shapeshifting reptilian aliens attempting to control Eart…
 
This week on our beloved FUPDATE, we are telling you all about what we seem to be manifesting on our show. We disagree about the simulation and verbally spar about the limitations of humankind’s creativity. Can you even have a new idea? And regardless, why are we all thinking about the same stuff?By Jaimi Ryan and Austin Williams
 
Be honest with yourself...how many excuses do you tell yourself? Farrah Ali was a single mom in debt, working full time, but did not let that deter her from financial freedom. Listen to her incredible story and how it has impacted all areas of her life. She details even more of this in her book, “Diaries of A Female Real Estate Investor.” If you li…
 
Surprise! Jumping in this week with a special *bonus* episode with our friends Michael and Jill of Book It! podcast. We were so excited to sit down with them and discuss fandoms. And we started at the very beginning— what even qualifies something as a fandom? We focus heavily on literary fan bases, as we discuss fandoms we feel a part of and what f…
 
What does Chicago look like from an economist’ perspective and why should investors care? Today, Dr. Joseph Pagliari explains some of his economic thesis related to Illinois’ long term fiscal issues that are top of mind for so many investors. He provides options Illinois might have to address these issues, but are they specific to only Chicago or a…
 
This week on the pod, it’s not all Fiddler on the Roof tunes as we get into the ins and outs of Matchmaking. Yes, we’re talking cultural origins and, like... hey, white America— Matchmaking was exactly what you were doing at those barn parties on the frontier or whatever. But we’ll also get into the all the shows streaming now that have folks highl…
 
What are some common mistakes that cause investors to overpay for an investment property? Connect with Mark and Tom: StraightUpChicagoInvestor.com Email the Show: StraightUpChicagoInvestor@gmail.com Guest: Rosario Terracciano | ClickInvest ----------------- Production House: Flint Stone Media Copyright of Straight Up Chicago Investor 2021.…
 
The word "taxes" inspires fear from all types of investors, but especially in Chicago. From income tax, to property tax, we’re paying a lot. Depreciation is one of Real Estate’s greatest benefits, and there is a way to maximize that benefit immediately. Cost Seg Kev is here today to explain what cost segregation is and how it can be used to offset …
 
One of the most important allies to an investor is the broker they work with. Gloria Weikert runs the X-Plus team and has a specialty in helping clients buy investment properties. In today’s episode, Gloria gives some insight on what it takes to win deals in a competitive market that go past just offering more money; breakdowns of different neighbo…
 
This week on the pod, we are spending some time sifting through some blockchain to better understand Cryptocurrency. Sure, we’re talking Bitcoin but also some other types that you’ve maybe never heard of. Is modern banking as we know it destined to be obsolete? And do we understand this system any less then we understand the stock market? Maybe we’…
 
What do Saturn Returns and The Real World Homecoming: New York have in common? Turns out maybe a lot. This week’s Fupdate is all about the astrological phenomenon of Saturn Returns and how thirty year cycles are kind of a big deal. So, we’re consulting the stars and telling you which streaming service you absolutely need to utilize that free trial …
 
Chicago is known for complex and restrictive landlord and tenant policies, but there are dozens of people fighting for change and protection. Kris Anderson of the Chicago Association of Realtors is one of those people on the front lines. Not everyone knows the role of CAR, so Kris explains what they do and his role in the machine as well as other g…
 
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