Sound Advice - Compassionate Counsel - Free Initial Consultation
309-481-2431
Essig Law Office

real estate transactions Archives

Can you get a property lien removed?

For one reason or another, you have a lien on your property. While a seemingly small issue at first, liens can actually be quite the headache to deal with and can prevent you from being able to sell your property in Illinois until it is corrected. If not addressed in a timely manner, a lien can begin to affect your credit score and ultimately impact your ability to get awarded credit if you need it in the future. Fortunately, if you do have a lien on your property, there are things that you can do to correct the situation before it negatively affects your future. 

Deciding if selling your home is right for you

You have toyed with the idea of selling your home in Illinois, but you cannot decide if the decision is right for you. Selling your home could provide you with many benefits, but it could also leave you in need of making some critical decisions regarding where you would relocate to and what kind of property you would want to purchase in its place. At Essig Law Office, we have helped many people with the legal side of transferring property and buying or selling their real estate. 

Tips for successfully borrowing money for your home

You are just beginning the process of buying your first home in Illinois. You are excited at the thought of being able to own some property and make it your own rather than be obligated to pay monthly rent for something that will never be yours. At Essig Law Office, we have helped many people to work through the process of buying and selling property without compromising their safety or financial security. 

Technology is changing the way the real estate market functions

Over the years, the way that people buy and sell property has become exponentially more efficient and effective as newer methods of transferring property have been discovered and modified. With an array of options for both buyers and sellers in Illinois, investing in or selling real estate has never been as easy as it is today. 

What do I do if a neighbor encroaches on my property?

Neighbors can often be great. In fact, you can make life long friendships just by getting to know your neighbors. However, other times, neighbors can be a real pain. This is especially true if your neighbor has built a fence or other structure on your property. Ideally, local ordinances in Illinois will help prevent this from happening, but sometimes things fall through the cracks. So, what can you do if your neighbor encroaches on your property?

Do I have to let my neighbor drive across my property?

If you have recently purchased an acreage in Illinois, and a neighbor has an access road across the property, you may wonder if you have to allow him to keep his driveway in place. This is the time to review the title and survey and find out what they say about the easement.

What is and is not covered by title insurance

When making a real estate purchase in Illinois, a buyer receives the title that proclaims him or her the new owner and the recipient of the rights that go with ownership. If there are past errors or issues attached to that title, it could cause expensive problems for the new owner. FindLaw explains that title insurance policies often provide coverage for the costs of clearing the issues off the title.

Protecting yourself as a landlord

There are many benefits to owning and managing rental property in Illinois, but it is not always easy to be a landlord. Many landlords deal with legal complications when tenants challenge the terms of a lease or make unfair or untrue accusations about alleged violations of their rights.

For sale by owner: Considerations to make

If you are putting your house up for sale, you may feel completely confident about it. However, at Essig Law Office, we often work with FSBO situations and know it can be tricky to try to go it alone. Selling your own house without any assistance can lead to some tricky situations. According to Angie's List, it comes with many challenges, which are important to understand before you jump into a FSBO.

Our Testimonials

  1. The Essig staff are courteous and helpful, and the attorneys are professional and knowledgeable. They are very efficient, with prompt turn-around times on title orders and real estate closings. I would highly recommend this office to others!

    -Donna Jones Craig Jim Maloof Realtor

  2. The Essig staff are courteous and helpful, and the attorneys are professional and knowledgeable. They are very efficient, with prompt turn-around times on title orders and real estate closings. I would highly recommend this office to others!

    -Donna Jones Craig Jim Maloof Realtor

  3. The Essig staff are courteous and helpful, and the attorneys are professional and knowledgeable. They are very efficient, with prompt turn-around times on title orders and real estate closings. I would highly recommend this office to others!

    -Donna Jones Craig Jim Maloof Realtor

  4. The Essig staff are courteous and helpful, and the attorneys are professional and knowledgeable. They are very efficient, with prompt turn-around times on title orders and real estate closings. I would highly recommend this office to others!

    -Donna Jones Craig Jim Maloof Realtor

Email Us For A Response

We Can Resolve Your Legal Issue

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Essig Law Office

Washington Office 135 Washington Square Washington, IL 61571 Phone: 309-481-2431 Fax: 309-444-1916 Map & Directions

Roanoke Office 313 N. Main Street Roanoke, IL 61561 Phone: 309-481-2431 Fax: 309-444-1916 Map & Directions