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Bank Owned New Construction Homes In Chicago and Suburbs

In today’s Real Estate Market many buyers are taking advantage of builders who purchased land and started to develop property right before the bubble burst. Purchasers in Chicago and the Suburbs are finding spec homes and condos under the price of what it costs the builders to actually build today. In the height of the McMansion boom, builders where running wild, buying tear-downs, and speculating on the Real Estate Market.  Now these builders are working with their banks to move the houses or just walking away from the projects. Some house …

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Keeping PACE with Revolving Loan Programs in Green Building

By: Luke Bujarski
Local governments continue to put public dollars to work saving both the environment and money on property owners’ energy bills.  Through creative financing methods known as Property Assessed Clean Energy or PACE programs, communities are opening access to capital for energy audits and property retrofitting of existing buildings.  Twenty-three states have adopted legislation allowing public funds to be used by private owners looking to retrofit their properties.  While resistance from the mortgage industry has stalled progress in the residential sector, a renewed focus on commercial  properties has charted …

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Mandatory Energy Benchmarking for Green Real Estate Investment

 
By: Luke Bujarski
New York City Local Law 86 is setting yet another aggressive standard for the green real estate investment market.  On May 1st, privately owned buildings larger than 50,000 square feet will be required to submit annual benchmark reports on building energy and water usage.  Since the law will eventually require public disclosure of this information, property owners and investors could see a big shift in focus toward building energy performance when buying and selling. These and other local initiatives are springing up in different cities and regions across …

Denver »

Denver Real Estate Investment Partnerships

By: Skyler Moore
Now more than ever cash is king.  Investors with cash have always had an advantage, but more now than ever self reliant investors can capitalize on the blood in streets.  Although Americans hear everyday on TV that banks are lending, small business loans have increased, the truth is that it is very difficult to obtain a loan, especially when the business model is structured around real estate and profits depend on the sale of a property.
At best once a track record is established, an investor may be able …

Chicago »

West Loop Real Estate Benefits From Green Space

By: Eli Schultz
The West Loop real estate investment community welcomed the newest green addition to the Chicago neighborhood with the long-anticipated Adams & Sangamon Park finally opening on August 19th, 2010.  Mayor Richard Daily and alderman Bob Fioretti came out to inaugurate the park’s completion, hailing it as a great achievement by the area’s committed and organized community.  After seven years of planning and renovation, the park now touts a varied assortment of post-modern outdoor recreational amenities, including an elaborate dog zone, a walkthrough misting sculpture, and a brand new …

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Denver Area Income Property For Sale

By: Skyler Moore

The Denver real estate market has started to slowly show signs of life compared to extreme bubble markets such as Phoenix, Las Vegas or Florida.  Price to rent ratios and price per square foot on distressed properties are starting to make sense and cash on cash returns are often in the low double digits.  Knowing how to conduct the proper due diligence on a property is an important part of real estate investing, as is finding the best area where income property is for sale.
There are several areas of …

Chicago, Green »

Chicago Green Real Estate Investment Incentives

By: Luke Bujarski
Chicago’s green real estate investment market may have taken another step forward this month. Coordinated by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), the Better Buildings Initiative aims to create jobs and save people money on their energy bills by strengthening the market for energy efficient properties. The goal of the program is to leverage over 500 million dollars of public and private funds to retrofit over 8,000 residential, commercial, and industrial properties over the next three years.
A building “retrofit” refers to the various steps a property owner …

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Wicker Park Property

By: Eli Schultz
Wicker Park property boasts a diverse stock of building styles and price ranges.  The broad variety of condominiums in the area range from rehabbed and vintage lofts, classic walk-ups, and new construction mid-rises and three-flats.  The selection of single-family homes also ranges from up-scale new construction hitting the multi-million dollar mark, to older cottages that are often targets for tear-downs and gut-rehabs.  The Wicker Park neighborhood also features an assortment of 19th century mansions with hefty price tags but sought after for their charm and intricate architectural detail.   
 A …

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Bucktown Property

By: Eli Schultz
The Bucktown neighborhood is located 3.5 miles northwest of the loop, bordering Wicker Park, Lincoln Park, and Logan Square.  Bucktown property for sale is primarily of residential stock with a mix of single-family homes and converted lofts.  On average,  a one-bedroom in a multi-unit building is priced around $270,000 and $375,000 for a two-bedroom unit.  Larger rehabbed spaces that have been upgrades with finer amenities have been listed for as much as $900,000.  Three bed-room single-family homes typically run at around $650,000 while larger, higher-end units  in the …

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