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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 importantly, lessons learned. If you are looking for ground level information and want to learn what has worked and not worked in Chicago, you are in the right place.

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 importantly, lessons learned. If you are looking for ground level information and want to learn what has worked and not worked in Chicago, you are in the right place.

Location:

United States

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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 importantly, lessons learned. If you are looking for ground level information and want to learn what has worked and not worked in Chicago, you are in the right place.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 150: Mastering Multi-Family to Propel Your Chicagoland Investments with Rod Khlief

6/30/2022
As many may already know, Rod Khleif is a multifamily real estate investor, business consultant, and high-performance coach. In today’s show, Rod focuses heavily on being prepared to take action as opportunities arise during a changing market like the one we are in today! Rod starts off by speaking about the huge loss he experienced during the last housing crash and how he was able to bounce back stronger. He elaborates on the anticipated recession and on what investors should be doing to...

Duration:00:39:21

Episode 149: Revitalizing the “Land of Lincoln” with Aurora Mayor (and potential IL Governor) Richard Irvin

6/23/2022
Mayor of Aurora and gubernatorial candidate Richard Irvin discusses his plan to create jobs, lower crime, and attract businesses if he were to be elected Governor of Illinois. Richards speaks on hot-topic issues including affordable housing, taxes, and crime. He dives deep into his tenure as Mayor of Aurora and how he can translate Aurora’s successful revitalization to the rest of the state as governor. Innovative concepts on reforming the educational and police system are among other...

Duration:00:30:30

Episode 148: Acquiring Distressed Real Estate by “Beating the Streets” in Chicago with Joe Sevcik

6/16/2022
Are you struggling with deal flow in this market? Joe Sevcik drops in to share how Networth Realty is acquiring distressed properties and wholesaling to add value to their investors. Joe covers how his company is grinding it out by hitting the streets to get in front of motivated sellers. He talks about the mindset required to succeed in this space where rejection is commonplace. Joe dives deep into how his company is adding value to their investor clients by project values and construction...

Duration:00:43:01

Episode 147: Straight Up Tues Tip 31 - Perry Farella Breaks Down HUD 203k Loan Options

6/14/2022
What is a HUD 203k loan, when does it make sense for investors to leverage this loan, and where do 203k loans fall apart? Connect with Mark and Tom: StraightUpChicagoInvestor.com Email the Show: StraightUpChicagoInvestor@gmail.com Guest: Perry Farella of Prime Lending Link: ttps://perryfarella.com/blog/ ----------------- Production House: Flint Stone Media Copyright of Straight Up Chicago Investor 2022.

Duration:00:14:24

Episode 146: How To Manage Your Rehabs and What to Look For In a Chicagoland General Contractor with RJ DeLeon

6/9/2022
RJ Deleon is all things real estate, as he wears the hats of a contractor, investor, and mentor. In today’s show we focus almost exclusively on RJ’s experience as a GC and how investors can best partner with contractors. RJ covers some of the most frequently asked questions investors have for GCs and how he handles different requests from investors. He showcases how his personal investing experience is a huge value-add to his clients and explains how to approach, vet, and manage...

Duration:00:53:12

Episode 145: NFL Tight End Turned Chicago Real Estate Investor with Matt LaCosse

6/2/2022
Ever wonder how professional athletes are investing to set themselves up for life after their sports career? NFL Tight End Matt LaCosse joins us to shine light on this exact journey. Matt starts off by talking about how the skills required to be a professional NFL player translate to real estate investing. He explains why he came back home to Chicago to start his investing career. Matt dives into the lessons learned on his first C- class investment and how that changed his investment...

Duration:00:41:09

Episode 144: Straight Up Tues Tip 30 - Perry Farella Provides Numbers on a Recent Purchase and Rehab Projects He Financed

5/31/2022
Perry Farella provides tangible numbers on a recent purchase and rehab project he financed. Connect with Mark and Tom: StraightUpChicagoInvestor.com Email the Show: StraightUpChicagoInvestor@gmail.com Guest: Perry Farella of Prime Lending Link: ttps://perryfarella.com/blog/ Link: https://www.straightupchicagoinvestor.com/podcast/episode-67-chicagoland-rehab-financing-without-using-hard-money-or-203k-loans ----------------- Production House: Flint Stone Media Copyright of Straight...

Duration:00:13:01

Episode 143: Ins and Outs to Navigating Chicago Short-Term Rentals with Jessica Ryan

5/26/2022
Have you also been considering short-term rentals to increase your NOI?! Jessica Ryan joins us to share valuable knowledge on considerations when planning your short-term rental! Jessica starts off by explaining the main points of the Chicago Shared-Housing Ordinance and how to get a license for a short-term rental. She touches on notice requirements to other tenants, percentage of short-term rental rentals allowed within a building, and other limitations to consider when planning a...

Duration:00:47:46

Episode 142: Generating Infinite ROI From Chicagoland Senior Living Investing with Brandon Schwab

5/19/2022
Wondering how you can invest in a niche asset class to reduce your competition? Brandon Schwab talks about how he is revolutionizing the Chicagoland Senior Living space and making it a very profitable investment. Brandon starts off by talking about his motivation to improve the Senior Living experience and the pitfalls he faced when starting out. He dives deep into the acquisition, rehab, and management of these Senior Living homes. He comments on the nuances of zoning, permitting, and...

Duration:00:51:12

Episode 141: Straight Up Tues Tip 29 - Noah Birk and Aaron Sklar Sit Down to Explain How Investors New To The Multifamily Space Can Catch A Broker's Eye

5/17/2022
As an investor, how do I get the attention of the most successful brokers in the Chicagoland area? Connect with Mark and Tom: StraightUpChicagoInvestor.com Email the Show: StraightUpChicagoInvestor@gmail.com Guest: Noah Birk & Aaron Sklar of Kiser Group Link: Episode 23 of Straight Up Chicago Investor ----------------- Production House: Flint Stone Media Copyright of Straight Up Chicago Investor 2022.

Duration:00:16:04

Episode 140: Providing Necessary Education for Chicago Investors with CIC’s Jessica Sivels

5/12/2022
Interested in sharpening your education to propel your Chicago Real Estate Investments? Jessica Sivels explains the variety of resources that Community Investment Corporation (CIC) is providing. Jessica provides a brief summary of CIC’s extensive experience and explains how CIC can be a value add to investors given their knowledge of Chicago. She dives deep into CIC’s vast educational resources and how landlords can benefit greatly by investing in their education. Fair housing, property...

Duration:00:47:31

Episode 139: Leveraging Technology to Efficiently Manage your Chicago Property Portfolio with Kerri Davis

5/5/2022
Looking for a user-friendly, innovative property management software? Today’s guest Kerri Davis dives deep into how her software Fortress can help you take your investment management to the next level. Kerri jumps right in by explaining the shortcomings of other management softwares and how Fortress addresses those concerns. She talks about when it makes sense for an investor to transition to management software and describes the typical workflow within the Fortress interface. Kerri proudly...

Duration:00:44:44

Episode 138: Straight Up Tues Tip 28 - Mike Scanlon Talks Through How He Sourced An Off Market Househack Deal

5/3/2022
Mike Scanlon walks us through the numbers, rationale, and challenges of a recent househack in Elgin. Connect with Mark and Tom: StraightUpChicagoInvestor.com Email the Show: StraightUpChicagoInvestor@gmail.com Guest: Mike Scanlon from The Axon Group (EXP Realty) ----------------- Production House: Flint Stone Media Copyright of Straight Up Chicago Investor 2022.

Duration:00:14:40

Episode 137: Revitalizing Chicago’s Bronzeville Neighborhood via a $4 Billion Dollar Development with Morgan Malone

4/28/2022
Ever wonder what goes into planning a multi-billion dollar equitable development and how those principles can be applied to your investing? Morgan Malone joins us to break down how this can be accomplished while maintaining the character of a neighborhood. Morgan provides a history of the Bronzeville Lakefront Planned Development and a behind-the-scenes look into overcoming challenges associated with planning such a large-scale development. Morgan explains the multiple parties involved in...

Duration:01:01:29

Episode 136: From Failed Chicago Flip to a $90M in Multifamily Portfolio with John Casmon

4/21/2022
Return guest (Episode 15) John Casmon drops in to share golden nuggets on how he separates himself from the competition in this tight market! John starts off by reminding us of his humble real estate beginnings which came via a house hack in the North Center neighborhood of Chicago. He explains how his flipping experience helped propel his growth despite facing adversity. John provides tips on how investors can create opportunities and separate themselves from their competition in this...

Duration:00:58:41

Episode 135: Straight Up Tuesday Tip 27 - Jake Parker and Andy Friedman Answer "What is a Condo Deconversion and How Can Investors Benefit From Purchasing a Deconversion Opportunity?"

4/19/2022
What is a condo deconversion and how can investors benefit from purchasing a deconversion opportunity? Connect with Mark and Tom: StraightUpChicagoInvestor.com Email the Show: StraightUpChicagoInvestor@gmail.com Guest: Jake Parker & Andy Friedman from Kiser Group ----------------- Production House: Flint Stone Media Copyright of Straight Up Chicago Investor 2022.

Duration:00:13:32

Episode 134: Building Affordable Housing Through Modular Construction in Chicago with Josh Braun

4/14/2022
Interested in Modular Housing? Josh Braun explains modular housing and how he’s been able to be a pioneer in Chicago Modular Housing Construction. Josh starts off by talking about his start in real estate and his early interactions with the City’s Building Department. He discusses the specs of his different finished products and lessons learned that have helped him evolve his business. Josh shares how he was able to be a pioneer in Chicago’s modular construction housing space. He closes by...

Duration:00:57:02

Episode 133: Leveraging Your IRA to Fund Your Chicago Real Estate Investments with Adam Sypniewski

4/7/2022
Did you know that you can raise or deploy funds found in IRAs to invest in Real Estate? Adam Sypniewski joins us to break down how this can be accomplished. Adam kicks things off by defining an IRA and explaining the limitations when withdrawing IRA funds. He dives into the different ways investors can leverage their IRA funds or someone else’s funds to invest in real estate. Adam talks about rules and regulations along with things to consider when using IRA funds in partnerships. He closes...

Duration:00:46:37

Episode 132: Straight Up Tuesday Tip 26 - Jake Fugman Answers How to Break Down a 3-Unit Househack in Hermosa

4/5/2022
Jake Fugman walks us through the numbers, rationale, and challenges of a recent househack in Hermosa that our listeners can learn from. Connect with Mark and Tom: StraightUpChicagoInvestor.com Email the Show: StraightUpChicagoInvestor@gmail.com Guest: Jake Fugman, The Axon Group (EXP Realty) ----------------- Production House: Flint Stone Media Copyright of Straight Up Chicago Investor 2022.

Duration:00:16:04

Episode 131: From Immigrant to Thriving Chicago Real Estate Broker Via the Power of Marketing with Aram Ghazaryan

3/31/2022
Want to know how to take your real estate marketing to the next level to grow your business? Our guest Aram Ghazaryan provides insight on how to differentiate yourself from your competition! Aram explains his tremendous story of how he got into real estate at the young age of 21 and methods used to achieve great success after 5 years in the business! He shares how to consistently put out engaging social media content and the importance of connecting with followers on an emotional level. He...

Duration:00:51:45