Building Financial Wealth through Real Estate Investments


Eventbrite – Jim Gramata presents Building Financial Wealth through Real Estate Investments – Thursday, April 21, 2016 | Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 548 W Webster Office – Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL. Find event and ticket information.

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Please join me at my upcoming Wealth Building Workshop in April and begin your first step towards financial freedom through real estate investments. 

Which European cities have the best investment prospects for property?


Which European cities have the best investment prospects for property? London has slipped out of the top 10 best cities in Europe for investment prospects in property for the first time since 2012 to …

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London drops off the top 10 as centrally located European cities rise on the list. Berlin, Hamburg and Dublin take the top three spots in that order. 

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Real estate and retirement | Real Estate


Real estate and retirement For many mature British Columbians, real estate offers the best avenue for secure retirement income. Those who own even a modest house in Vancouver would attest to that. In …

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 Here is a great overview of real estate investment criteria and opportunities in Vancouver and some mindset ideas to consider when planning your investment goals. 

Chart Your Wealth Building for 2016 and beyond!


.It is a new year. We reflect and look forward as we transition from 2015 into 2016. Another year. A lot can be accomplished but in order to be the highly productive successful person you are…

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It is a new year. Are you still keeping your new resolutions? We usually focus on our health resolutions but what about your wealth resolutions? Are you interested in making your financial resolutions matter in 2016? Here is my personal invitation to join me at one of my upcoming Investment Workshops on building wealth over time. The two part workshop focuses in financial wealth and establishing your goals and working towards them. Creating and nurturing an investors mindset versus a consumers mindset. 

February 27 (10am start), March 2 (6pm start) or March 5 (10am start) are up next and open for registration. They will be held in Lincoln Park with details to follow. There are no fees for the workshops and no obligations (no pressure and promise no sales).

Make a difference in your life and come let’s talk about financial freedom and building wealth through real estate investments.  

Check out www.buildingwealthovertime.com for more info…

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Lakeview, Bucktown among Chicago teardown leaders – Residential News – Crain’s Chicago Business


http://www.chicagobusiness.com/realestate/20160119/CRED0701/160119854/lakeview-leads-city-in-teardowns Lakeview leads city in teardowns Photo by Cook County Assessor (left); AK Custom Homes (right) Th…

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Teardown’s were strong in Lakeview and Roscoe Village since that is primarily where the old stock inventory exists. Builders are having a much more difficult time in areas like Lincoln Park to find those gems. They are going to property owners of larger lot sized properties and overpaying for them because their numbers work on their proformas although some I’ve seen lately are questionable. 

As we head into a shaky 2016 how many of these builders will learn from the past and over extend? Tread cautiously. The waters are stirring up and the boats could capsize pretty quickly once again depending on which direction we head. 

Ald. Burke Blocks Merger of Inspectors General for at Least a Month


Burke deployed a parliamentary manuever to derail eliminating the legislative inspector general.

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Politics as usual in Chicago. Delaying inevitable inspector general to oversea our elected officials. 

Seasonal Adjustment or Market Shift? September Sheffield Real Estate Market Report 2015 is out


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What is the buzz in Sheffield Neighborhood of Lincoln Park for condos, single-family homes and multi-unit properties for the month of September 2015? Seasonal slowdowns or market changes? Time will tell

3 Most Toxic Chemicals in Your Home


With thousands of chemicals in home products, eliminating them all can be difficult. Start by reducing these three most-toxic chemicals for a healthier home.

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Awareness is the first step…

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Green & Sustainability in Real Estate


Green is no longer a niche; it’s a lifestyle. Show your buyers that they can both find an eco-friendly living space and settle into a new home without pouring too many fossil fuels into the environment. The Search If your buyers are looking for green homes, you can’t just type “green” into the MLS.

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Consider ‘green’ buyer criteria when searching for properties for your residential buyer clients. It is not only PITIA but also energy costs to service and maintain a home as well as the distance you commute and the mode of transportation to work. It all adds up!

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DePaul Art Museum’s New Exhibit Explores Meaning Behind ‘Invisible’ Signs


Matt Siber photographed the sides of everyday signs to bring attention to the structures.

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Like focusing on the cone instead of the ice cream…

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PHOTOS: Red panda cubs growing quickly at Lincoln Park Zoo


The Lincoln Park Zoo’s new baby red pandas, who are two months old, had their second physical exam on Tuesday.

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gardens in Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL – Aug. 2015

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Michael Jordan, Nike opening all-Jordan store in Chicago – ESPN


In March 1985, Air Jordan I’s hit retail stores in Chicago at $65 a pair. Three decades later, Jordan, a separate brand operating under the Nike umbrella, is opening a store in the Windy City.

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The Jordan brand continues. Jordan and Nike from business partnership and it will start in Chicago 

Market Slowing? Months Supply of New Home Sales in Lincoln Park Going Up


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If no new construction single family homes in Lincoln Park were to come on the market it would take over 10 months at the current rate of sales for the market to absorb the current supply of housing. That is up from a low of 5.8 months last year in September (2014) and at a level we have not seen since Sept 2012 when it hit 10.2 months. That 10.1 month absorption rate is up 21.1% from last year. 

While new construction is still the king of the market in terms of buyer demand that rate of sales is slowing and the question is why. It is consistent with my luxury market sales and rising market times for both new and resale luxury residences. 

They’re taking longer to sell contrary to media articles that seem to come out almost daily. 

Google’s making it easy for you to get solar panels onto your roof


Google’s ‘Project Sunroof’ makes it easy to get solar panels onto your roof

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Project Sunroof coming soon (hopefully) to your hood. Thanks Google for leading the way to global solar power. 

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Google’s making it easy for you to get solar panels onto your roof


Google’s ‘Project Sunroof’ makes it easy to get solar panels onto your roof

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Project Sunroof coming soon (hopefully) to your hood. Thanks Google for leading the way to global solar power. 

LEED for Homes Rehab Project: Hybrid Sustainable Framing Method – FSC – YouTube


This video is about LEED for Homes Rehab Project in Chicago. How I used a hybrid framing method including FSC sourced framing materials as well as 100% recyc…

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A look at sustainable building practices in a recent LEED for Homes rehab project in Lincoln Park (Chicago). One in a series of videos to be published on the topic of sustainable building practices supporting my Healthy Homes Chicago Initiative. 

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Scene in the ‘Hood: Lincoln Park, Old Town


Our choices for the top Instagram pics taken in Lincoln Park and Old Town this week.

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Hyperlocal Groupon and Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce Partnership


Groupon and Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce Partner for Dedicated …

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I love hyper local and for a cause. Let’s hope this idea gets some legs. Check it out