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Housing Advice for the Parents of Students Living in UIUC Campus Housing

October 14, 2020

  When you have a student leaving home to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, you’re probably sorting through a lot of emotions, fears, and expectations. It’s a big deal for you and your child, and Ramshaw Real Estate is here to help you navigate the campus housing process. We know what it’s like … Read more

Increase the Value of a Champaign-Urbana Commercial Property with Proper Renovations

September 30, 2020

Increasing the value of your Champaign-Urbana commercial rental property with renovations and upgrades will obviously earn you more money. A property that’s well-maintained and modern will bring in more rent. You’ll have an easier time attracting and retaining long-term tenants, and later on in your investment process, you’ll think about selling. When you do, you’ll … Read more

How to Successfully Advertise Your Champaign-Urbana Investment Property

September 16, 2020

  The way you advertise and market your rental property has a big impact on your success as a landlord and investor. Good marketing means lower vacancy rates, which leads to higher returns and more immediate income. The way you advertise your rental home in Champaign-Urbana also affects the types of tenants you’re attracting. When … Read more

How to Screen Potential Tenants | Expertise from Champaign-Urbana Property Managers

September 4, 2020

When you’re preparing to rent out your Champaign-Urbana investment property, you’re likely thinking about the tenants who will occupy it. You want a tenant who will pay the rent on time every month. You also want someone who respects the lease agreement and meets expectations. Other qualities in a great potential tenant include open communication … Read more

Noah Ruggieri Awarded CCIM Designation Aug. 20th in Charlotte, NC

August 27, 2020

Ruggieri among 113 individuals who earned commercial real estate’s global standard for professional achievement.   Tolono, IL August 26, 2020 – Noah Ruggieri, CCIM of SVN-Ramshaw Real Estate Champaign, IL, recently received the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation by the CCIM Institute. The designation was awarded during this year’s special summer CCIM Comprehensive Exam testing … Read more

How to Execute a 1031 Exchange in Illinois

August 19, 2020

  Investors who are worried about their tax liability should seriously consider some of the benefits of a 1031 exchange. This allows property owners to avoid paying capital gains taxes by reinvesting the earnings that are gathered from the sale of real estate. Holding onto the gains you’ve earned from selling one property will allow … Read more

Champaign-Urbana Real Estate Tips for Out of State Investors

August 5, 2020

  Investing out of state has become easier than ever, thanks to the exceptional technology and expertise of local property management companies. At Ramshaw Real Estate, we provide property management in the Champaign-Urbana market for a lot of investors who live outside of the area. This is a great place to invest, and it’s not … Read more

4 Tips for First-time Champaign-Urbana Real Estate Investors

July 22, 2020

  Owning real estate in Champaign-Urbana is an excellent way to establish financial security and build some long-term wealth. Your investment will appreciate over time, and you’ll also collect monthly rent, which will contribute to the costs of maintaining a rental property. It’s definitely a smart financial move. While there are a lot of benefits … Read more

How to Collect Rent from Residents | Advice for Champaign-Urbana Landlords

July 8, 2020

  As straightforward as rent collection might sound, there’s a lot to consider. A landlord and a tenant sign a rental agreement in which the tenant promises to pay a specific amount of rent on the first day of each month. This area can cause tension between landlords and their residents, especially if the information … Read more

Tips for an Annual Rental Inspection Checklist for Landlords

Tips for an Annual Rental Inspection Checklist for Landlords | Champaign-Urbana Property Management

June 17, 2020

Annual rental inspections are an important part of protecting your investment property. Whether you want to inspect halfway through the leasing period or right before the lease is scheduled to renew, make sure you get into your property at least one time during the tenancy to make sure there aren’t any deferred or unreported maintenance … Read more