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Oak Park: Why multifamily investors are active despite unknown taxes

Oak Park: Why multifamily investors are active despite unknown taxes

By Matt Halper, Kiser Group The multifamily market in Oak Park is active with local, out-of-state and international investors despite unknown variables like property tax. In the past eight months, I’ve closed 161 units in Oak Park. Here’s why investors are flocking to...

State of the Market: Chicagoland Condo Deconversion in 2020

State of the Market: Chicagoland Condo Deconversion in 2020

By Andy Friedman, Kiser Group Over the last few years, the sale of an entire condominium building to one investor proliferated in Chicago. Condo Deconversions, as they are called, have been well documented in the press and have been known to cause a lot of emotions...

Kiser Group’s 15 Most Read Blogs About Apartment Investing

Kiser Group’s 15 Most Read Blogs About Apartment Investing

What multifamily topics were most interesting to readers in 2019? On Kiser Group’s blog, our brokers regularly share market insight and apartment investment advice to help investors learn more about Chicago’s neighborhoods, suburbs and market dynamics. In this...

Auburn Gresham: The Next South Shore?

Auburn Gresham: The Next South Shore?

By Aaron Sklar, Kiser Group Auburn Gresham is located on the far south side of Chicago, 13 miles from downtown and has quietly been gaining momentum with the multifamily investment community. With 75th Street to its north, the neighborhood spans from the train tracks...

Yes, Vintage Edgewater Studios Can Achieve $1,000+ in Rent

Yes, Vintage Edgewater Studios Can Achieve $1,000+ in Rent

By Rick Ofman, Kiser Group In speaking with Edgewater landlords and reviewing rent rolls, I’ve noticed that vintage studio apartments are underpriced for today’s market. Many landlords have told me there is no way for them to break $1,000 per month for a studio, and I...

How To Know If An Investment Property Is Right For You

How To Know If An Investment Property Is Right For You

By Patrick O'Brien, Kiser Group I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “don’t have all your eggs in one basket”. Having a diversified portfolio is not just owning stocks and bonds. Long-term real estate investing is the best third leg of the investing stool. Short of...

Top Chicagoland Multifamily Markets To Make Your Next Investment

Top Chicagoland Multifamily Markets To Make Your Next Investment

What are the top Chicagoland multifamily markets? On Kiser Group’s blog, our brokers regularly share market insight and apartment investment advice to help investors learn more about Chicago’s neighborhoods, suburbs and market dynamics. In this roundup, we compiled a...

Top Apartment Investing Advice from Lee Kiser

Top Apartment Investing Advice from Lee Kiser

Over the past couple of years, I’ve contributed advice articles to the Forbes Real Estate Council about apartment investing, building a career as a multifamily broker and starting a brokerage firm. Below are my top five favorites for multifamily investors, both new...

Why Are Real Estate Investors Interested In Condo Deconversions?

Why Are Real Estate Investors Interested In Condo Deconversions?

Many condo owners in Chicago are curious about why commercial real estate investors are interested in buying their units as well as their neighbors' units in a bulk sale referred to as a condo deconversion. Value, equity, risk/reward and cash flow are commercial real...

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