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WHY DO WE STAND OUT ABOVE THE REST?

We are a fully licensed Real Estate School within Illinois, that offers quality, student-centered on-ground (live in person or live webinar), home-study, or online (computer-based reading) real estate classes for real estate brokers, managing brokers, post license and continuing education (CE) throughout the state of Illinois and nationwide online.

We also partner with affiliated schools that provide nationwide education for mortgage brokers and appraisers. In addition, our various affiliates can provide real estate education to assist you in securing licensing in additional states. All of the courses, whether directly through Inland Real Estate School or our affiliates are proven successful and are the best prep resources available to further your career aspirations.

There are a number of real estate school choices capable of helping you to start your new career, however your future is important enough that you’d should not leave the choice to chance. Select a proven provider of quality education and trust only the best real estate school in Illinois.

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You can expect:

Higher than average pass rate on the Illinois state licensed examination

Over 60+ years of combined staff experience providing education and training to the Illinois real estate market

Our school isn’t run by brokers or investors, our team possesses formal educational degrees plus practical real-life experience educating our students.

Our instructors respond to our student’s questions and inquiries in a timely manner and are available via the phone or email

Our updated flexible course options provide our students with the flexibility of selecting a program that meets their schedule and time availability.

Our programs are available through live classroom presentation, live webinar & home study formats.

Our passionate experienced, dedicated faculty has over 40 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate as a broker & managing broker

We have developed programs and effective methods of presentation that are proven to work

Available 1-on-1 tutoring should the student need additional assistance

Whether you are in Inland Real Estate School student or coming to us from another school, we provide real customer service, backed by the guidance you need to get through the program as well as the State exam

The best reading material available in the industry designed to help you understand the concepts to further enhance your understanding in preparation for the state exam

Having a school run and owned by 2 proven successful educators with actual market experience makes all the difference in your learning and passing the state exam; our results and referrals show it

WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT?

Welcome to Inland Real Estate School, Inc. When you invest in us, we will invest 110% in you!

As a new real estate broker, you will need to create your own identity. This will include determining what area you wish to specialize in. Part of that can include referencing your experiences from the school you attended.

Few schools have earned a reputation for supporting their students beyond the completion of their pre-licensing course and inland is the most credited Illinois real estate school when it comes to that stake. Inland Real Estate School has developed a reputation for supporting our students long after they’ve completed their education by providing consulting services focused on helping you develop your reputation and identity in order to enhance your future career.

Welcome to Inland Real Estate School, Inc. When you invest in us, we will invest 110% in you!

As a new real estate broker, you will need to create your own identity. This will include determining what area you wish to specialize in. Part of that can include referencing your experiences from the school you attended.

Few schools have earned a reputation for supporting their students beyond the completion of their pre-licensing course and inland is the most credited Illinois real estate school when it comes to that stake. Inland Real Estate School has developed a reputation for supporting our students long after they’ve completed their education by providing consulting services focused on helping you develop your reputation and identity in order to enhance your future career.

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Our passionate experienced, dedicated faculty has over 40 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate as a broker & managing broker

We have developed programs and effective methods of presentation that are proven to work

Available 1-on-1 tutoring should the student need additional assistance

Whether you are in Inland Real Estate School student or coming to us from another school, we provide real customer service, backed by the guidance you need to get through the program as well as the State exam

The best reading material available in the industry designed to help you understand the concepts to further enhance your understanding in preparation for the state exam

Having a school run and owned by 2 proven successful educators with actual market experience makes all the difference in your learning and passing the state exam; our results and referrals show it

COURSE OFFERINGS

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Illinois Broker
Pre-License

75-HOUR PROGRAM
HOME STUDY

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ILLINOIS MANAGING BROKER

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Illinois Broker
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30-HOUR PROGRAM HOME STUDY LIVE ONLINE/ CLASSROOM COMBINATION

TUTORING STUDY AIDES AND ADDITIONAL SERVICES

ONE ON ONE & GROUP EXAM PREPARATIONS IN-PERSON & WEBINAR

REAL ESTATE INVESTING COURSES

FUNDAMENTALS OF ANALYZING REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS

NATIONWIDE PRE-LICENSING & CONTINUING EDUCATION

INCREASE YOUR MARKETING EFFORTS, SECURE A LICENSE IN OTHER STATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

NATIONWIDE MORTGAGE BROKER PRE-LICENSE

CONTINUING EDUCATION NMLS APPROVED VENDOR, MLO ONLINE WEBINARS

Nationwide
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ADD A NEW PHASE AND BECOME A PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE APPRAISER

License
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LIVE ONLINE

ILLINOIS MANAGING BROKER

PRE-LICENSE

45 HOUR PROGRAM

HOME STUDY

LIVEONLINE/CLASSROOM

ILLINOIS BROKER POST LICENSE

30-HOUR PROGRAM HOME STUDY OR

45 HOUR ONLINE/ CLASSROOM COMBINATION

TUTORING STUDY AIDES

ONE ON ONE & GROUP EXAM PREPARATIONS IN-PERSON & WEBINAR

REAL ESTATE INVESTING COURSES

FUNDAMENTALS OF ANALYZING REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS

NATIONWIDE PRE-LICENSING & CONTINUING EDUCATION

INCREASE YOUR MARKETING EFFORTS, SECURE A LICENSE IN OTHER STATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

NATIONWIDE MORTGAGE BROKER PRE-LICENSE

CONTINUING EDUCATION NMLS APPROVED VENDOR, MLO ONLINE WEBINARS

NATIONWIDE APPRAISAL & CE

ADD A NEW PHASE AND BECOME A PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE APPRAISER

LICENSE RECIPROCITY

ADD AN ADDITIONAL LICENSE TO EXPAND YOUR MARKETING WORLD

SCHOOL PARTNER PAGE FOR INLAND STUDENTS AND FRIENDS

NETWORKING CRITICAL ELEMENT TO BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL CAREER FIND A PROFESSIONAL PARTNER TO HELP FILL THE NEEDS OF YOUR CLIENT

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12 & 24 HOUR

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Cramped or Cozy? Micro-Apartments Reshaping Urban Living

January 08, 20244 min read

Introduction: The rise of micro-apartments

As urban populations swell, a new trend is reshaping the housing market: micro-apartments. Born out of necessity and characterized by their ultra-efficient use of space, these tiny homes are increasingly becoming a fixture in cities around the world, offering a unique blend of affordability, convenience, and minimalist living.

Rise of micro-apartments in urban cities

Understanding Micro-Apartments: Size, design, features

Micro-apartments are compact living spaces, typically ranging from 150 to 400 square feet, designed to provide all the essentials of a full-sized apartment in a significantly smaller footprint. They often feature innovative design solutions such as foldaway furniture, lofted beds, and multipurpose spaces to maximize functionality. Despite their small size, these units typically offer full kitchens, bathrooms, and sleeping areas, providing all the essentials for modern living.

Smart design and features of a micro-apartment

The Appeal: Affordability, simplicity, location

Several cities worldwide have embraced the micro-apartment trend. In New York City, the Carmel Place project broke ground as the city's first micro-apartment development, offering units as small as 260 square feet. San Francisco, Seattle, and Boston have also seen an influx of these tiny dwellings. Internationally, cities like Tokyo and Hong Kong are renowned for their compact living spaces, responding to high population densities and limited land availability.

Minimalist living in a micro-apartment

Impact on Real Estate Market: Changing the urban housing landscape

Micro-apartments are having a significant impact on the real estate market, offering an alternative solution to urban housing shortages. In cities with high rental prices, they provide a more affordable option for city dwellers. Moreover, as the demand for urban living continues to grow, micro-apartments help optimize the use of available space, allowing more people to live in city centers. This trend is also sparking innovation in interior design and architecture, as designers seek new ways to maximize utility in minimal spaces.

Real estate graph showing the rise of micro-apartments

Criticisms and Challenges: Space constraints, mental health, etc.

However, the micro-apartment trend has not been without criticism. Some argue that the reduced living space can negatively impact mental health, contributing to feelings of claustrophobia and stress. Others note that while micro-apartments are cheaper than larger units, they are often still unaffordable for many city residents. Furthermore, cities' zoning laws and building regulations can pose challenges to the development of micro-apartment buildings.

Concerned resident in a small, cramped micro-apartment

Future Prospects: The potential of micro-apartments in urban planning

Despite these challenges, the future looks promising for micro-apartments. As cities continue to grapple with population growth and limited housing availability, micro-apartments offer a viable solution to increase housing density without requiring additional land. They also align with emerging lifestyle trends towards minimalist living and environmental sustainability, making them a compelling option for future urban planning strategies.

Architect's blueprint for future micro-apartment buildings

Conclusion: Redefining urban living spaces

Micro-apartments represent a fascinating shift in urban living, offering a creative solution to the challenges of housing in dense cities. By marrying minimalist design with functionality, they are redefining our understanding of home and challenging the status quo of urban housing. As we look to the future, these tiny dwellings may play a critical role in shaping sustainable, inclusive, and vibrant urban landscapes.

If you found our blog post insightful and you're inspired to dive deeper into the real estate industry, we invite you to explore Inland Real Estate School. With over 25 programs and a proud legacy of serving more than 12,000 students, we are an established, fully licensed Real Estate School in Illinois.

We offer a multitude of learning modes - on-ground classes (live in person or live webinar), home-study, or online (computer-based reading) real estate classes for people who want to get started in the real estate world and want to become  real estate brokers, managing brokers, or seek post-license and continuing education throughout the state of Illinois and nationwide online.

Additionally, we have partnerships with schools that provide nationwide education for mortgage brokers and appraisers. We also have affiliations with institutes that can assist you in securing licensing in additional states.

Whether you're a new real estate broker aiming to create your own identity or a seasoned professional looking to upgrade your skills, at Inland Real Estate School, we're committed to investing 110% in you.

 

References

  1. Kamin, B. (2015). 'Micro apartments: Innovative trend or housing affordability savior?', Chicago Tribune.

  2. McDonald, R. (2017). 'Micro units have become a macro trend', Property Week.

  3. Willett, R. (2016). 'Demand for Micro Apartments is Swelling', RENTCafe Blog.

  4. Jacobs, K. (2016). 'Living Small: The Psychology of Tiny Houses', Psychology Today.

  5. Bellafante, G. (2016). 'Tiny Apartments and Punishing Work Hours: The Economic Roots of Hong Kong’s Protests', The New York Times.

  6. Berger, M. (2017). 'Micro units, once novel, are becoming commonplace', Urban Land Magazine.

  7. Chokshi, N. (2015). 'Tiny Apartments and the Future of City Living', The Atlantic.

  8. Chang, T. (2018). 'Are Tiny Apartments Just a Trend?', CityLab.

  9. Glaeser, E., & Gottlieb, J. (2009). 'The wealth of cities: Agglomeration economies and spatial equilibrium in the United States', Journal of Economic Literature.

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