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Meet the most active group of real estate investors in Chicago. We eat, sleep and dream real estate. If real estate is your passion, hobby, occupation you are in the right place. We have put together a group of real estate investors on steroids. THIS IS THE MOST PRODUCTIVE GROUP OF REAL ESTATE INVESTORS YOU WILL EVER MEET. We build friends, forge relationships and form great partnerships. In life or in business its about great partnerships. We are a group of passionate, fired up and excited real estate investors. From newbies to long time investors all are welcome. Come learn, contribute, share, partner & grow. Real estate is a team sport and we are helping change lives one home at a time. We have created the most dynamic community of real estate investors in the local area. Our goal is to help contribute in your growth and for our members to be able to help the next generation of real estate investors become even more successful at a faster rate than ever before. Our core value is reflected as follows: "ONLY SPEND TIME WITH PEOPLE THAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM, TEACH, ENJOY BEING AROUND OR CAN PROFIT WITH". From private lenders, hard money lenders, flippers, cash flow kings & queen we have them all in our band of real estate nuts.

Upcoming events (5)

Creative Funding for Real Estate Investors

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Libertyville - Mundelein

When Asked What The Reason Why You Are Not Investing? #1 reason given - Lack Of Money To Invest There is over $18.2 trillion in total retirement assets sitting and most real estate investors struggle to find a mere $50 to 250K to invest in deals. So why don't you have the capital to invest. Bad credit, New to investing, No Track Record are the most commonly given reasons. Yet the truth is that none of these are true. The truth is that 99.9% of wannabe investors or even real estate investors with experience do not know how to present their deals to potential investors. It's a fairly simple 5 step process. 1. Find a Great Deal 2. Mitigate your private money lenders risk 3. Show proper due diligence 4. Learn the language of money 5. Understand the paperwork It's 5 step proven formula that has helped us raise over $10 Million in capital. We will break down the formula for you. All you have to do is copy the exact steps as we lay them out and repeat for yourself. The question is not if it works. We know it works. The only question is whether you are willing to come and learn. At the Libertyville/Mundelein meeting we will do a point by point breakdown of the formula. Bring a notebook and get ready to take lots of good notes. FREE MEETING! REMINDER: ChicagoREIA.org- Libertyville / Mundelein Thursday, January 17th- 6:30pm (Check-In / Networking starts at 6:00pm) Creative Funding for Real Estate Investing DoubleTree Mundelein- 510 E. IL-Route 83, Mundelein, IL 60060 ChicagoREIA.org- Libertyville / Mundelein is a subgroup of the largest Real Estate Investors Association in Chicago. The best part is that we are #1 in terms of member productivity. Attendance at the ChicagoREIA subchapter meeting is FREE. At ChicagoREIA.org our goal is to Listen, Learn, Share, Grow and Leave The World A Better Place Than We Found It. See You at the Meeting! The ChicagoREIA.org Team

New Construction and Big Flips

Naperville Public Library 95th Street Library

Making Money with New Construction and Big Flips During the last real estate recession, new housing came to a screeching halt. In some markets, entire subdivisions were abandoned and left uncompleted with brand new homes sitting vacant with six feet tall grass in the yard. New housing developers, builders and investors were hit the hardest with the downturn and were stuck with over leveraged land and new houses and no on to buy them. Fast forward, 7-8 years to today. Now we are in a recovering market. Most of that over-leveraged inventory has been sold via short sales and foreclosure. Today, values are continuing to steadily increase and some predictions are that the some real estate markets are on tract to reach pre-bubble values in the next year or two! Buyer confidence is strong and demand for new housing is back. The problem is most of the new housing developers, builders, and investors are still licking their wounds from the last down turn. Opportunity is Knocking… At the Naperville meeting we will not only be discussing the pros and cons but we will also be going into greater detail on... • The difference between New Construction & Spec Homes • Builder's Incentives • Hidden Costs • Avoiding Bidding Wars • Fast Turnaround Opportunity is knocking in this niche market, you do not want to miss out on this meeting. FREE MEETING! REMINDER: ChicagoREIA.org- Naperville Sunday, January 20th- 2:000pm (Check-In / Networking starts at 6:00pm) Topic: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly- New Construction and Big Flips Naperville Public Library 3015 Cedar Glade Drive, Naperville, IL 60564 ChicagoREIA.org- Naperville is a subgroup of the largest Real Estate Investors Association in Chicago. The best part is that we are #1 in terms of member productivity. Attendance at the ChicagoREIA subchapter meeting is FREE. At ChicagoREIA.org our goal is to Listen, Learn, Share, Grow and Leave The World A Better Place Than We Found It. See You at the Meeting! The ChicagoREIA.org Team

Planning for Explosive Growth

Holiday Inn and Suites Chicago - Downtown

Andrew started flipping houses in 2008 when every other investor was running for the hills. Even though he was in the process of building a huge flipping business Andrew soon realized that investing in it's true sense was not just doing flips. It was buying properties and having your tenants pay them off for you. Since 2011 Andrew with his business partner has purchased over 160 properties that they now own in their rental portfolio. Majority of these properties have a loan to value ratio of less than 65% and all of them will be paid off in less than 10 years. Andrew will cover how to scale at a high pace with having very littlemoney or credit of your own. At this meeting we will cover the following 1. Building a million dollar portfolio in 2 years or less 2. How to scale up at a fast pace starting with very little money or credit 3. Strategies to find business partner to help you grow 4. How to present your number and figures so others want to be a part of your business 5. How to buy low rehab right and get your deal refinanced 6. How to do proper due diligence? 7. How to get ready for the closing? 8. 5 critical steps before you ever go to a closing 9. Understanding the Closing/HUD statement 10. How much do you actually pay for each service at the closing? 11. Do you know what your attorney is charging when you order title? 12. Cost when buying a property and selling a property and how to save thousands of dollars. This meeting is packed full of information so make sure you bring a pad and paper. FREE MEETING! REMINDER: ChicagoREIA.org- Downtown Monday, January 21st- 6:30pm (Check-In / Networking starts at 6:00pm) Topic: Planning for Explosive Growth Holiday Inn & Suites 506 W. Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60607 ChicagoREIA.org- Downtown is a subgroup of the largest Real Estate Investors Association in Chicago. The best part is that we are #1 in terms of member productivity. Attendance at the ChicagoREIA subchapter meeting is FREE. At ChicagoREIA.org our goal is to Listen, Learn, Share, Grow and Leave The World A Better Place Than We Found It. See You at the Meeting! The ChicagoREIA.org Team

Ultimate Rehabbing Workshop

Hilton Chicago/Oak Lawn

The biggest bottleneck in any successful real estate investors career, is the number of rehabs they can do on time on budget at any given time. We are bringing in some of the best rehabbers we have ever met. At this meeting we will cover the following. • Developing a Detailed Scope of Work • Setting up a budget before starting a rehab • Understanding Cost Breakdowns for each item when rehabbing • Dealing with villages and municipalities. • Understanding how to work with subcontractors • How and when to pay subcontractors • Understanding Risk Management on construction sites • Rehabbing differences between high priced neighborhoods vs. challenging areas Bring a pad of paper and a pencil and get ready to take notes, After that we will be doing a vendor showcase, bringing in the areas best of the best when it comes to your needs for rehabbing a property. REMINDER: ChicagoREIA.org- Oak Lawn Thursday, October 24th- 6:30pm (Check-In / Networking starts at 6:00pm) Ultimate Rehabbing Workshop Hilton- 9333 S. Cicero Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL 60453 ChicagoREIA.org- Oak Lawn is a subgroup of the largest Real Estate Investors Association in Chicago. The best part is that we are #1 in terms of member productivity. Attendance at the ChicagoREIA subchapter meeting is FREE. At ChicagoREIA.org our goal is to Listen, Learn, Share, Grow and Leave The World A Better Place Than We Found It. See You at the Meeting! The ChicagoREIA.org Team

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Fast Track Investing Workshop

1000 Jorie Blvd

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