Archive for January 2016

"Oh, you must be one of THOSE type of women..."

 ***Voted “Best Post” January 2016–Thanks, ChicagoNow!*** Once in a while I think about something that happened when I was a new landlady just starting out, trying to find her way.  I was still pleasantly shocked that I finally took that big leap to buy my first property.   It was during my rental property honeymoon when... Read more »

You’re absolutely right. My landlady wouldn’t like that AT ALL!

You’re absolutely right. My landlady wouldn’t like that AT ALL!
(This post is my answer to the January ChicagoNow Blogapalooz-Hour challenge “Write about a time you told a lie” ) So I had just starting dating this guy about ten years ago.  He was tall and brown with movie star good looks.  His face was not so much formed as sculpted.  He was a smooth... Read more »

Frozen Pipes: A Chicago Treat!

Frozen Pipes: A Chicago Treat!
  Landlords, be on your guard.  It’s definitely that time of year.  Frozen pipes can be a major inconvenience when temperatures drop into the teens and single digits.  Busted pipes and the flooding that results can be devastating.  I had a situation once where my plumber counted 15 breaches and said my pipes “looked like... Read more »
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Forget Powerball. Become a Landlord!

Forget Powerball. Become a Landlord!
  U.S. renters set a new record by paying $535 billion in 2015, Zillow reported.  That’s roughly $20 billion more than 2014.  This number is staggering.  Compare that figure to the U.S. Department of Defense’s entire budget of $575 billion. Chicago ranked #4 on Zillow’s list of top ten cities with total rent paid at... Read more »

Mexican Getaway (Living the Landlord Dream)

Mexican Getaway (Living the Landlord Dream)
  When I grow up, I want to be on Jeffrey Taylor’s team.  Tomorrow while we’re shoveling snow in Chicago, Jeffrey will be heading up a group of resourceful landlords to a beach in Cancun.   Not just any beach but the beach outside the Marriott Resort CasaMagna Cancun.  It sounds…like something…good enough…to eat.  The website... Read more »

Would YOU rent to PitBull & Ne-Yo?: Top 10 Songs About Rent

Would YOU rent to PitBull & Ne-Yo?: Top 10 Songs About Rent
// If you know me well then you know I love to dance.  Recently I heard the end of the year playback of 2015’s most popular songs.  One song stood out as I remembered the first few times I heard it: Pitbull and Ne-Yo’s “Time of Our Lives.” After pairing up for the phenomenally successful club... Read more »
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