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Nov 17, 2018

FAR 202 Chicago Chicago

Expected Air Date: 10/25/18


What a day! What a City! Chicago Illinois, the third largest city in America and as you are going to hear in a few moments, the nation’s leader in Pumpkin Spice Lattes! Today we are going to focus on Chicago. We are going to speak with a leading realtor and a couple of leaders from the investor community there. And as a bonus, out bumper music is the big band song “Chicago” performed by the band named Chicago. Did you know they put out an entire Big Band album a few years ago? They surely did. It was their 18th studio album, released in 1995 and although I’m a fan of Chicago already, is one of the best things they ever did. But I digress…

Let’s visit Chicago...

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  • Curtis, Murphy, NC, “I have a neighbor who inherited his mom’s house over in Franklin. He doesn’t have the time or money to fix it up. He says it’s not bad, but his mom lived alone the past 15 years and there are several minor things that need to be fixed. He just wants it gone - he doesn’t want to rent it out and every month the payment just comes out of the estate. The loan balance is a little more than $83,000. It’s probably worth about $110,000. This seemed like a great opportunity until I listened to a few of your shows and learned some things about the numbers. Do you have any suggestions? I’ve been wanting to do a deal, but just don’t know what can be done here. (We asked offline and the payments are $476 PITI and the fair market rent is $750. The repairs to rent ready condition are estimated at $6500. Also ten years left on loan).
  • Jessica, Boulder, CO, “I’m having a hard time getting my contractor to listen to me. I think it’s because I’m young and female. I can’t do anything about that. But what can I do to make him do things the way I want?”

Motivational Thoughts for the day

    • It’s not about “perfect.” It’s about “effort.” And when you bring that effort every day, transformation happens. That’s how change occurs.


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