In Real Estate, What Does a Buyer’s Attorney Do?

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial undertakings most of us will ever experience – it’s also one of the most singular and unique.  For one thing, real estate falls into its own unique category as “real” property – broadly meaning land, and the structures affixed to that land. It is distinct from personal property, those tangible and intangible possessions other than land or buildings (like appliances, cars, stocks and bonds, and so on).  //READ MORE

2019-11-04T16:36:13-06:00 November 12th, 2019|Community|

Investment Property Vs. Second Home

Maybe you’ve always had dreams of owning multiple homes in different cities across the globe – you know, a beachfront property in Malibu, a gleaming penthouse in New York, a cozy cabin in Telluride.  Perhaps your goal has always been to retire as a “snowbird,” and spend the chilly half of the year in California, before coming back to Chicago for a sunny spring. Or, perhaps, you’re the sort of person who’s always aspired to own //READ MORE

2019-10-21T15:50:09-05:00 October 31st, 2019|Community|

What Is A Transfer on Death Instrument, or TODI?

After a lifetime of building wealth, how can you ensure that your most important assets are passed down according to your wishes? Whether you’re a new homeowner or you have several decades in your “Forever Home” under your belt, it’s never too early to start thinking about estate planning for your home, financial accounts, and other assets.  The choices you make now could mean all the difference for your friends and family when you’re no longer //READ MORE

2019-10-08T12:46:23-05:00 October 15th, 2019|Community|

What Is a Mechanic’s Lien?

After weeks of searching with a real estate agent and going through the closing process with your attorney by your side, you’ve finally settled into your new Chicagoland home. Now, it’s time to transform the property, and add improvements until it’s truly the home of your dreams.  So, what happens if you pay for home improvements, but then find yourself unable to pay the contractors and professionals who worked on your project? Or, worse, what if //READ MORE

2019-09-30T16:08:28-05:00 October 8th, 2019|Community|

Bankruptcy for Renters: Key Things to Consider

Home is where the heart is – and it’s also where the source of financial trouble may be, for millions of people here in Chicagoland and around the country. If you’re a renter who is considering filing for bankruptcy, it’s important to go into this process with an idea of how it may affect you, depending on your specific circumstances. //READ MORE

2019-09-18T14:14:15-05:00 September 26th, 2019|Community|