How it works

VisaMatch’s will introduce the foreign E-2 investors to renovation company in choosing, renovating and managing properties that will provide incremental strength and consistency. It is a value creation as a combination of reliable cash flow, net operating income, long term asset appreciation and community stability.

Business Opportunities

Here are some facts to consider:

  • In 2007, the U.S. economy experienced the most significant recession since the Great Depression in 1929.
  • As a result, real estate values plummeted

These and other factors are causing one of the largest rental markets in our lifetime.  The result is a significant shift away from home ownership and toward a strong demand for rentals.  The current state of foreclosures, unemployment, and stringent lending guidelines make any decision other than renting difficult for most Americans.  Additionally, the slow-growth economy has significantly hindered and reduced the supply of new housing. Securing construction financing is as challenging as ever and as a result, the pipeline for new construction is expected to lag for years to come while the U.S. population continues to grow.

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As you can see in the preceding graph, the real estate market experienced a serious decline from 2007 and underwent the maximum decline in 2011. Notwithstanding, the real estate market has had a slow and steady upturn since 2012. This upturn provides an extremely attractive buyers market. The buyer’s market combined with historically low interest rates is an ideal situation for investing into a rising tide of value creation.

Why Invest in Real Estate?

  • Unique buying opportunity
    • Low historical asset values combined with low historical interest rates
    • Increasing demand for apartments because of the economy and changing demographics
  • Choice of short or long term yields greater than many other alternatives
  • Tax advantages of depreciation and IRS Sec 1031 Exchange
  • Potential benefits of significant value increase in emerging markets

We look forward to enhancing your knowledge base in real estate investing. Please contact us for more information.

Why Investing with VisaMatch

We believe investing in our home city is good business.

And who knows the Chicago market better than native Chicagoans?  VisaMatch introduces to the E-2 investors to a renovation company that delivers investment returns by redeveloping residential property in historic Chicago neighborhoods – neighborhoods characterized by attractive asset pricing and strong prospects for continued stability and growth. Renovation company acquires and rehabilitates distressed multifamily properties to be leased to tenant-participants seeking affordable housing through the Chicago Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher Program. This approach provides a stable, subsidized payment cycle with strong net operating income and cash yield to investors.

Renovation company’s affordable housing strategy is an excellent alternative for investors interested in:

  • High yield (typically nine to eleven times more than bank CDs)
  • Short-term duration of one year or less
  • Making an investment that helps our neighbors and neighborhoods by contributing to the cause of affordable housing in Chicago

Why Chicago?

Market Viability

The subprime mortgage crisis hit Chicago hard.  Property values fell and waves of foreclosures swept through the city.  But the market has been resilient and property values have largely recovered and even surpassed their pre-crisis worth.

graph-2The graph at right shows single family home sales price values since the first quarter of 2000. After bottoming out in the wake of the subprime mortgage crisis, quarterly sales prices have stabilized and continue to grow through 2015.

Increasing demand for rental properties, particularly affordable rental properties, is also increasing in Chicago. As the graph below demonstrates, the proportion of renters vs. owners has been steadily increasing in Chicago and Cook County since 2007.

Importantly, this increased demand for rentals encompasses increased demand specifically for affordable rental units. This increased demand has, in recent years, vastly outpaced the supply of such units. A recent study by the DePaul University Institute of Housing Studies found that the number of renters seeking an affordable rental unit exceeded the supply of all available units by more than 100,000.

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