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That’s right, my people, although it is a widely known fact that Jews neither hunt, fish nor camp (save for those living on a kibbutz or in a settlement), the most well-known of us was a carpenter.

That’s right. A hammer-swinging proselytizer!

The good book is silent on how many homes the Messiah has flipped or the size of his rental portfolio, but there is no doubt as to the amount of good he did in the community!

And doing good in the ‘hood is what today’s sermon is all about.

Just like they were in the mid-late 1990’s, rehabbers are out in force investing their blood, sweat and tears into stabilizing derelict neighborhoods (one property at a time) so as to deliver good, clean and safe housing for those who need it.

I’m not talking about big contracting firms working for big institutional investors. These are salt-of-the-earth moms and pops whose names end in ‘ski’ or ‘cic.’ My Polish and Serbian brat are making it happen. As are my African American brothas, Hispanic hermanos and Chinese xiong di.

It seems as though everyone is getting back in the game, yet in fact, they never really left.

As it was in the late ’90’s and through the mid-late aughts, all one had to do was pick up a rock and there we were…like cockroaches…ever-present, industrious, opportunistic and persistent as H-E-double-hockey sticks.

This is a veritable cottage industry largely invisible to the ‘outside world;’ yet one that provides a service so vital to the recovery of our real estate market.

Personal wealth creating opportunities abound from both traditional and non-traditional sources. As does acquisition & renovation capital for both small (1-4 unit) and larger (5+ unit) buildings.

“How,” good pastor, “Do we even begin to enter the fray?” “Where do we find these opportunities?” And, “Where do we get the filthy lucre you allege is so readily available?

Shhhh…be still my children and put your minds at ease. The good sherpa is here to take you by the hand and lead you on the journey to financial independence.

The talent on the reverend’s bench is deep and it is at the engorged bosom of real estate knowledge that you may suckle ’til full. (The deacon of development’s bench…not his bosom!)

And as your luck would have it, good flock, not only is yours a minister of the keyboard-tapping variety, but one with 20+ years of hands-on experience AND two-thousand years of tradition at your disposal!

Can I get an amen? …Thank you!

If you’d like to talk more about how Siegel Realty & Finance Group makes buyers happy (and maybe save your soul) call or text me at 773-968-1110 or shoot me an email at scott@scottmsiegel.com


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It’s time to get off of the bench and into the game my good parishioners!

If you are like most investors (or wanna-be investors) you’ve no doubt spent a considerable amount of time these past few years engaging in a variety of self-flegellatory, market-timing machinations like:

1) Wringing your hands over where the ‘bottom’ is

2) Devising myriad ways of plumbing for that depth and

3) Suffering from inaction due to analysis paralysis

Newsflash my brethren: The nadir is well below us as the inflection point has some three years ago passed in many of the city’s most opportunity-rich neighborhoods.

Neighborhoods that were on the bleeding edge of gentrification a few years ago, like Bronzeville, are no longer exercises in trying to catch a falling knife and even parts of West Englewood & Humboldt Park are feeling blessed & highly favored. The same goes for suburban markets as well!

Opportunities still abound and with an integrated plan of action and just a little chutzpah (sufficient to get you to step outside of yourself) you too could enter the game. And, don’t you want to learn to play it the right way?

Can I get an amen? …Thank you! (And, giddy-up!)

If you’d like to talk more about how Siegel Realty & Finance Group makes buyers happy (and maybe save your soul) call or text me at 773-968-1110 or shoot me an email at scott@scottmsiegel.com

You See. You Like? You Buy!

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