• Real Estate Investing with None of Your Own Money or Credit Ben Walhood will Show You How, with 3 Simple Techniques!

Real Estate Investing with None of Your Own Money or Credit Ben Walhood will Show You How, with 3 Simple Techniques!

  • 10/11/2021
  • 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Hyatt Regency Lisle near Naperville 1400 Corporetum Dr, Lisle, IL 60532


  • For people who are not a member of CAREIA yet
  • This is for Members of CAREIA. An annual membership is $99 and allows entrance to the General Meeting and the CAREIA Library

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Real Estate Investing with None of Your Own Money or Credit Ben Walhood will Show You How, with 3 Simple Techniques!

Real Estate Investors Education Event:

What’s preventing you from getting started in real estate and growing your passive income streams?  Is it a lack of money?  Lack of great credit?  STOP MAKING EXCUSES!   Every day, people with fewer resources than you are buying real estate and earning Financial Freedom. Ben Walhood will teach you how they’re doing it and how you can too.  And if you do have cash to put down on your next deal, Ben will show you why you should NOT use it. If your income and net worth haven’t been growing as fast as you had hoped, register for this event now!

Ben is a real estate investor operating predominantly in the suburbs of

Chicago, IL and Tampa, FL. His primary strategy is to fix-and-rent residential properties in working class neighborhoods, including condos, single family homes, and apartment buildings. He has been a landlord since 2005 and left his neurosurgery sales position at the end of 2013 to pursue his passion full-time. 

Ben typically purchases properties using financing from a combination of hard money and private lenders, then works with community banks and securitized commercial lenders to refinance into a lower rate.

He has been interviewed by CNBC and the Chicago Tribune, and he has been a featured guest on the Bigger Pockets Podcast, the Freedom Real Estate Investing Podcast, the Best Ever Real Estate Podcast, and Target Market Insights with John Casmon.

He is the former President of the Chicago Area REIA, the largest non-profit REIA in the state of IL, President of Apex Renovations Inc, and Founder of Apex Landlord Services, LLC.

Ben currently lives in Cedar Rapids, IA with his wife and 4 young children. He enjoys water skiing, motorcycle racing, and traveling with his family.


We will also be raffling off a gift card to Portillo's Hot Dogs:


See you there!

General Meeting:

Whether you own 200 units or have no real estate experience, anyone who has an interest in real estate investing is invited to attend our General Meeting. Each month a different speaker will share information on topics relating to the many aspects of investing in real estate and being a landlord. Our General Meetings provide a great opportunity to network with experienced real estate investors from all over the Chicago land area. We also have an extensive real estate library for our members to use. The General Meeting is held on the 2nd Monday of each month.

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Structured Networking (A) at 6:45 - 7 p.m.

Registration opens at 6:45 - 7:30 p.m.

Doors open | Refreshments | Open Networking at 7:00 - 7:20 p.m.

Meeting Updates and Introductions at 7:20 - 7:30 p.m.

Speaker Presentation at 7:35 - 9 p.m.

Speaker Q & A at 9 - 9:15 p.m.

Close out at 9:15 -9:20 p.m.

Open Networking | New Memberships | Open Library at 9:20 - 10 p.m.

Event Ends at 10 p.m.


Cost: Admission is $15.00 for non-members. Free for members. No children under 15-years old allowed at this event. Cash, Check or Credit Cards accepted. You can always become a member of CAREIA for just $99.00 a yr.

New memberships can be accepted at this General Meeting. Cash, Check or Credit Cards accepted.

FYI: We're a Not For Profit. We Educate You; We Don't Sell You.

**Attention Vendors: No Product Literature or Business Cards are allowed at our General Meetings or Networking Nights.


If you would like to reach our members in more ways than just networking and attending CAREIA sanctioned events, we have a great Vendor Membership program for you. Not only do you get to attend all of our meetings for free, but we will maximize your companies exposure by advertising extensively to our already large and growing membership base, show case you and your business at our general meetings, and, allow your company to sponsor workshops that can help our member's see what kind of value you bring to the table while building credibility for yourself. Please contact our Vendor Chairperson at our General Meeting or via E-mail for more information: vendors@careia.org

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