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An Instagram-able Moment Comes to the Magnificent Mile

GNP Realty Partners and the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) collaborated to add Chicago to the list of global cities hosting the sculpture “Wings of Mexico” to pay tribute to Chicago as a diverse and welcoming city. The artwork is by internationally renowned Mexican artist Jorge Marín. In partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago and Visit Mexico, […]

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Project Management Services

Time and reliability are critical factors in the real estate industry. Efficient pre-planning and management ensures a project being completed on time and on budget. At GNP Realty Partners, our real estate project management services provide valuable oversight that minimizes delays, manages costs and optimizes property performance so that investors and stakeholders can be reasonably […]

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Property Maintenance Responsibilities and Considerations: Should I Handle It Myself?

When you're a landlord, rental properties typically require a lot of maintenance to keep them in tip-top shape. Because landlord maintenance responsibilities are specified by landlord-tenant law, knowing who is responsible for what and when in advance will eliminate the guesswork.

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Property Maintenance: How Much Should I Budget?

Being a successful landlord requires the ability to plan for all the routine and unexpected rental property expenses, starting with maintenance. But for many new landlords and investors, preparing an accurate rental property budget is easier said than done. Landlords often overlook many property maintenance variables when estimating rental income and profits. Sadly, some end up losing their properties as a result. As a landlord, the following rental property budget template should help you put aside enough cash for those inevitable “rainy days.”

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8 Things that make a Construction Project Successful (And on Time!)

Construction projects quickly become price propositions. Construction managers and construction companies understand how volatile raw materials prices can put pressure on a project. For instance, Mortgage News Daily recently reported how “even though lumber prices have recently declined, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) says builders are facing some of the fastest increases of other building material costs in history.” And while savvy managers have long known how to hedge against that particular risk, other less obvious pitfalls have plunged many projects into delay, decline, and downright failure.

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