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Independence Properties Hosts Rehab Property Bus Tour

Posted by Lou Fernandez // September 17, 2015

Independence Properties, LLC was honored to host the Fortune Builders Rehab Bootcamp Property Bus Tour at our Melrose Street property in Chicago! It was truly a privilege to have the opportunity to “give back” to such a wonderful and supportive community and meet so many real estate investors and redevelopers from around the country! Our […]


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Roundup: Chicago & Suburban Festivals This Weekend (June 26-28)

Posted by Lou Fernandez // June 27, 2015

Chicago & suburban festivals are in full swing. Check out what’s in store this weekend!


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Where It Makes Sense To Use LED Bulbs In Your Home

Posted by Lou Fernandez // November 7, 2014

LED (light emitting diode) bulbs are the latest and greatest in light bulb technology. They cost 75-80 percent less to run than traditional incandescent bulbs, and unlike energy efficient compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs, they are available in a wide range of colors. Many LED bulbs can also be used in dimmable fixtures. Their biggest drawback? […]


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13 Halloween Safety Tips to Keep Children and Pets Safe

Posted by Lou Fernandez // October 30, 2014

Halloween should be full of spookiness, but all that fright should be fun and not dangerous, so I teamed up with a couple of experts to gather Halloween safety tips to keep your children and pets safe. First up are the experts in keeping your little pumpkins safe: Boo Boo Busters. As a leading professional childproofing […]


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Fall, Holidays Still Prime Season for Sellers

Posted by Lou Fernandez // October 10, 2014

Fall officially began Sept. 23, but that doesn’t mean you should scrap plans for selling your home this year. In fact, October, November and December can actually be good months to sell. Now is the time to plan for it if you’ve even considered putting your home on the market.


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A guide to Chicago’s North Shore suburbs

Posted by Lou Fernandez // October 7, 2014

The North Shore suburbs of Chicago are stunningly attractive places to live – so much so that many nearby suburbs lay claim to the North Shore’s superior cachet. The North Shore communities – from south to north along the shore of Lake Michigan – are Evanston, Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Glencoe, Highland Park, Highwood, Lake Forest and Lake Bluff.


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Buying and Selling a Home – at the Same Time – in a Buyers’ Market

Posted by Lou Fernandez // September 9, 2014

Buying a home can be a nerve-wracking experience, so can selling a home. Try to take on both tasks at the same time and you’re doubling the stress. Good news: Doing some advance planning can help reduce your number of sleepless nights. What is a buyers’ market? Real estate is a business based on supply […]


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Real Estate Lead Generation 101

Posted by Lou Fernandez // August 12, 2014

What are the best real estate lead generation options today? Where and how can real estate agents, investors and other related industry professionals generate more leads for buying, selling and renting properties? What are some of the little known benefits, and pitfalls of common real estate lead generation channels today? Here are 12 ways for real estate […]


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Technology vs. People Skills: Which Real Estate Strategies Will Win?

Posted by Lou Fernandez // August 12, 2014

The real estate industry caters to independent strategies. For every investor, there is another way to go about conducting business. Some may prefer to utilize the convenience of technology while others want to maintain personal relationships. However, for one reason or another, there remains a void between these two independent strategies. Smart investors will figure […]


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Real Estate Investing As A Business

Posted by Lou Fernandez // August 12, 2014

“Investment is most intelligent when most business like” – Warren Buffett If investing is better when conducted most business like, does it mean that more real estate investors ought to be investing in a more businesslike fashion? Should every real estate investor be investing as a business? What does that really mean? What does it look […]


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