Real Estate Tips

Lending Process

Lending Process

No Stress Closings​ A good lender can make your purchase the smooth and enjoyable experience it should be.  A poor lender can rain on your

Tax Concerns

CONSULT WITH AN ACCOUNTANT The Number one consideration before signing any real estate contract is understanding that certain financial information from the closing will be reported to


Condominiums and townhomes are a wonderful way to go, but they do have certain considerations, costs and obligations that their single-family brethren won’t have: Whether


The American Lung Association and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) do a nice job of explaining what radon is and why we should be concerned about it

Lead Based Paint

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, lead poisoning, the No. 1 environmental illness of children, is caused primarily by lead-based paint in older homes.


Much has changed in regard to termite inspections since I began practicing 34 years ago.  It used to be standard that the Seller would provide a


Mold is a red flag for many buyers; I would suggest the flag should be yellow.  I have posted an article from the Washington Post which posits that

Real Property Disclosure

Illinois law requires a seller to disclose certain property defects to prospective purchasers of which the seller has actual knowledge.  The Act and the mandated

Home Inspections

Home Inspections

Real Property Disclosure Mold Termites Lead Based Paint Radon I have long believed that the most important piece to a successful closing is the home inspection. 

Understanding Your Tax Bill

In Cook County, every six months, we receive our real estate tax bill from the Treasurer’s office.  You can get a copy of any recent