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Why I invest in the Midwest...🤠💰

Updated: Mar 9, 2022

As a fellow Californian... the Midwest can seem dull... and very very far away. However, in this post I want to share the top reasons I invest in the midwest, and why you should too.

According to the Census Bureau, the midwest includes 12 states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. However, my favorite's are Indiana and Illinois because they are so landlord friendly. What I mean by "landlord friendly" is the owner (landlord) has more rights and an easier time evicting a tenant if they are not paying or uncooperative. This can be so valuable as investors!

Another reason I love investing in the midwest is the low purchase price and property taxes. One of my rentals is valued at $185k and the property taxes are less than $700/year! Rent is also pretty steady and profitable even with the lower median home values. Within these states, there are a lot of older neighborhoods that are getting rehabbed and revitalized as well, which allows for really cool opportunities to be apart of. The weather in these states is also fairly constant. Therefore you usually won't need special storm or flood insurance. Lastly, there are strong economic forces driving these states such as state universities, hospitals, agriculture and more recently tech industries. Therefore, we rarely see market trends fluctuating too much here.

While it may seem too good to be true... I highly recommend taking a trip to some if the cities in the midwestern states and get a feel for what they have to offer. (Check out some of the before and afters of the flips I did on the "past projects" page)

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Great info! I love the Oak Park Area but never knew Illinois had extra perks to being a landlord compared to other states in the Midwest. This will have me checking listings even more addictively now!


Loved these tips! SERIOUSLY inspired me to buy property in the midwest. Can't wait to follow more of your advice!!

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