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Do you need an attorney when you sell your home?

Your house in Illinois is more than a home; it is an investment. While selling it can be emotional as you pack up the memories and prepare to move, it can also be an opportunity to maximize the return on the investment. According to the Illinois State Bar Association, a real estate attorney is an essential part of your team.

What to know when selling your home by yourself

If you are looking to sell your home in Illinois, you may have started to consider your options when it comes to preparing your home for the market. While you may enjoy the convenience of working with a realtor, you may also choose to sell your home by yourself. This option boasts many advantages including the fact that you do not have to sacrifice a portion of your equity earnings to share with your realtor for their work. At Essig Law Office, we are experienced in working with real estate transactions.

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.

What should be in your real estate contract?

Creating a real estate contract for your Illinois property should be a carefully navigated process to avoid leaving out valuable components that could destroy your success in the industry. As with many property owners, you may be wondering what should be included in your contract to protect you, your assets and your success. 

What you should remember when it comes to short sales

If you are curious about properties that are listed as short sales in Illinois, you may be interested in avoiding common mistakes that can result in disappointment when dealing with these types of real estate. At Essig Law Office, we are well-versed in the complexities of buying and selling real estate, and we have helped many folks just like you to coordinate successful outcomes. 

The eviction process in Illinois

Landlords in Illinois may run into a situation where they need to evict a renter. The eviction process is highly regulated by the law. It is essential for a landlord to follow the law during the process to protect his or herself from legal liability. Doing something illegal could cause a landlord to face a lawsuit. It could also lead to difficulties in removing the tenants.

The basics of residential real estate

In addition to holding one of the trendiest cities on the map, the state of Illinois is home to a plethora of up-and-coming suburban housing markets. Although the residential market in some areas of the state has been at a mild low in recent months, laws regarding real estate and home buying are continuously changing to match the needs of both sellers and new homeowners.  

What you need to know about short-sale deals

Real estate transactions are legal processes, and before you make a purchase in Illinois, it is essential for you to have the information you need. This is particularly true when you are considering buying a home through a short sale. We at the Essig Law Office often provide legal advice to clients who want to take advantage of the potential savings without making common mistakes.

What should I disclose when selling my house?

When you decide to sell your home in Illinois, you need to do more than highlight the amenities and include your asking price and photos to the listing. Those are important factors that are necessary to gain the attention of potential buyers. But if you want your real estate transaction goes smoothly, you must also disclose certain facts about the condition of your home. It may seem that the best way to ensure your home sells quickly is for you to hide critical information about your home. But if you do not disclose information about certain issues, your home could end up sitting on the market for a long time and you risk being sued by the next owner. 

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  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

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