Should I invest in Northwest Indiana real estate if I live in Chicago? How to invest in Indy smartly.

Investing in Indiana real estate can be a a great idea.  Today we will talk about investing in the northwest parts of Indy when you live Chicago. 

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Should I invest in Northwest Indiana real estate if I live in Chicago? How to invest in Indy smartly

Indy Anna here to answer:

•Why Indiana’s laws are favorable for investing, OOS
investors included

•Why specifically Northwest Indiana might not be your
BEST choice

•Something IMPORTANT to make sure you remember

This question was from Tim from Chicago:

“First time investor from Chicago but leaning towards investing in NW Indiana due to cheaper taxes and properties in general. Wondering if anyone is currently investing in NW Indiana and can give any insight on the market.  Thanks.”

I want to start out by saying that you’re leaning in the right direction Tim and have the right idea.

I’ve experienced this personally where it seems the logical conclusion to jump from Chi-town to Indy.

The reason this is so attractive to Chicago investors is logical.

-Taxes are cheaper
-You’re about an hour out from your investment while still living in Chicago
-I’ve even known investors to end up picking a place like Valparaiso to retire in after leaving Chicago- snug in their class ‘A’ house while investing in areas like Gary
(even closer than they were before)

I get why NW Indy seems like the ideal place to start if you’re in Chicago BUT…

You need to consider a few things here first about the area:

– You’re right on the money with a landlord friendly state (check)
– You’re right again in being ‘close to home’ even if out of state (check)
– What could maybe be improved upon is bang for your buck and value

If you want a standard ‘C’ class area to invest in typically Gary/ Michigan City areas aren’t going to be your mark when aiming.

Yes, Valpraiso (Valpo) and South Bend have some REALLY nice areas in them as far as ‘A’ class properties, but your money isn’t going to work as hard for you there (as is typical with ‘A’ class areas)

So where is your money going to work the hardest for you, where you can still benefit from Indiana’s landlord friendly laws and our lower taxes/overall Midwest price point?

Once you’ve found yourself on or inside the I-465 loop-you’ve hit your mark ( ironically, it’s in the shape of a bullseye lol)

Indy metro and surrounding areas are going to give you access to what you really want;

-Lower taxes
-Landlord friendly laws
-Value in price point ( be sure to check out other replies
posted to 2% monthly yield houses!) 

These are areas in Indianapolis (including Lawrence, Fountain Square, Broad Ripple, Little Flower, Bates-Hendricks, etc.)

These areas are going to allow you to buy more ‘house’ for your money and in some of these areas we dive into the world of 2% monthly yield properties.

And just to be clear YES taxes are good but remember with a good team you can use an IRA and other investment vehicles and basically invest without paying taxes.

So, if I’ve given you insight into where the ‘sweet spot’ in Indy is, and gone over the perks you’re coming into as an Indy investor.

That leaves out one thing (the reason I think NW Indy was mentioned in the first place) Proximity to Chicago for a Chicago based investor.

Look, I get it. 

I have family in Valpo that retired from Chicago (as did their friends) and moved here
because taxes were so much cheaper, but they could keep their boats on Lake Michigan, visit friends when they wanted to and be just an hour- ish away from the  city again.

But more importantly than our taxes, laws, deals, etc. is who you’re working with, your “Boots on the Ground” here is the heart of it all.  This is going to be the single most important thing for any OOS investor.  Having the right person or people here in Indy is going to be the most helpful thing for you – for any investor.

So, to summarize;

– I covered why Indy is the right state to invest in, but make sure to zone in on ideal investing areas
– I covered the reasons some investors from Chicago are drawn to NW Indy, but why it might not be the best place to start
– We went over the single most important thing to ensure
your investment in the Hoosier state.

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~ Indy Anna

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