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Is Your Chicago Apartment Building Senior Friendly?

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Is Your Chicago Apartment Building Senior Friendly? One community that you may totally be missing in your rental properties are the seniors. Seniors typically like to downsize their larger homes and may choose to move into the city to have easier access to medical care, shopping, and transportation. If they are moving into the city of Chicago, is your building ready for them? As a Chicago property owner, you need to take an assessment of your property to see if you are a senior friendly community. Take a look below at what some of the things seniors in your area are...

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Electronic Assessment Payments: Are You Offering Them?

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Electronic Assessment Payments: Are You Offering Them? As a board member in Chicago, you try to do your best to make sure your residents have safety, security, and that assessments are paid on time. If you are not working with a Chicago property manager, it can be a harrowing task to try and take care of all that plus maintaining the building, working with vendors and other aspects of overseeing a Chicago condominium association. One aspect that you may want to consider is offering electronic payments to your residents. You can do this by hiring a property management company such as...

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5 Benefits Of Working With A Rental Property Management Company

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5 Benefits Of Working With A Rental Property Management Company As a rental property owner in Chicago, you may want to consider hiring a management company. Whether you have one property or multiple properties, you may think you can run it all by yourself. While that may be true, there are many benefits to you as the owner in hiring a management company. Check out the top five benefits below to hiring a Chicago rental property manager to help you run things smoothly and efficiently. High-Quality Tenants While you may know to run background checks and credit checks on your tenants,...

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Renovating Your Chicago Condominium? Things to Avoid

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Renovating Your Chicago Condominium? Things to Avoid When you’re a property owner in Chicago, you want to make sure that your investment property is rented at all times. Sometimes your tenants will stay for years, but inevitably, they will leave, and new tenants will look at your building. As a Chicago condominium owner, you sometimes need to invest in the property and renovate your current apartments. It can be as simple as a fresh coat of paint or a total remodel of an entire floor. Working with your Chicago property management company can help you to get the job done while...

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Pet Policies and Service Animals

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Pet Policies and Service Animals Pets are a huge part of many families in the Chicago area and around the nation. Many people own multiple pets ranging anywhere from a couple dogs to cats, fish, and even snakes in some cases. As a Chicago property owner, how can you restrict pets in your building without being discriminatory? Can you have a no-pets policy in place by law and stay protected? There is a way to post a no-pets policy with your Chicago property management company as long as you’re aware of the exceptions you need to have in place. Your pet...

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