Bill Bein's (wbein) Blog

By
Real Estate Agent - Chicagoland2to4Flats.info

ARCHIVED BLOG POSTS

2008 

Although some renters believe that renting is "maintenance free," they are actually paying for maintenance in their rent - whether they need it or not.  Renting offers you no equity, no tax benefit, and no protection against regular rent increases.  If you're paying rent, you're really just payin...
07/31/2008
Although some renters believe that renting is "maintenance free," they are actually paying for maintenance in their rent - whether they need it or not.  Renting offers you no equity, no tax benefit, and no protection against regular rent increases.  If you're paying rent, you're really just payin...
07/31/2008
Does this all sound a bit tricky? We think NOT - as long as you have the help of a good lender and a good realtor. And, as far as working with Chicagoland2to4Flats.info, we are pleased to tell you that all our services to you are FREE (we only get paid if you buy and then 100% of what we get paid...
07/30/2008
Here is some of how we think an EFFECTIVE property search works.  Further thoughts will follow in other postings. 7e.  Overall, here's a standard to shoot for: if you do all the homework listed here and drive-by's, you shouldn't need to see the inside of more than 6-8 properties if going non-owne...
07/29/2008
Here is some of how we think an EFFECTIVE property search works.  Further thoughts will follow in other postings. 7d.  You should also be aware of what we call EXIT STRATEGY (which means to consider the time frame you will need to hold the property and the amount of work you will need to do in or...
07/28/2008
Here is some of how we think an EFFECTIVE property search works.  Further thoughts will follow in other postings. 7c.  If the existing listings don't fit the bill, then you must learn to play the new listing game. Here the rules are different: 1 in 5 new listings will be so hot it flies off the m...
07/26/2008
Here is some of how we think an EFFECTIVE property search works.  Further thoughts will follow in other postings. 7b.  20% of the listings out there will probably be worth going to see-they are the wheat, not the chaff. Your goal must be to hone in on the 1 in 5 truly worth your (and our) time. M...
07/25/2008
Here is some of how we think an EFFECTIVE property search works.  Further thoughts will follow in other postings. 7a.  Go inside only those properties you think you might want to buy. The point is that you need to get quickly get to properties of highest potential-and not waste time on the rest. ...
07/24/2008
Here is some of how we think an EFFECTIVE property search works.  Further thoughts will follow in other postings. 6c.  In addition, using the Chicagoland2to4Flats.info Property Analysis Spreadsheet, you should conduct a careful financial analysis. Only by examining many listings will you get good...
07/23/2008
Here is some of how we think an EFFECTIVE property search works.  Further thoughts will follow in other postings. 6b.  If you know a neighborhood and the market extremely well, this stage can be completed at home. But, for most investors, drive-by's are a key part of this step. Visit our website ...
07/22/2008
Rainmaker
137,354

Bill Bein

Ask me a question
*
*
*
Spam prevention