Real Estate

Learn the important terms and documents that renters and buyers alike need to understand.

Quitclaim Deeds: An Overview

Quitclaim deeds are an easy way to convey property to another, but be careful, as there may be unknown title issues that may arise. Learn more about…

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Establish the Rights and Responsibilities of Shared Real Property with a Land Ownership Agreement

Thinking about purchasing land with one or more co-buyers? Protect your investment by understanding your rights and by putting the proper agreement…

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Illinois Requirements for Quitclaim Deeds

If you're required to file a quitclaim deed in Illinois, some of the forms and exemptions you'll use and claim may surprise you. Follow these…

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Tenant Tips for Writing a Security Deposit Return Letter

As a tenant who has recently moved out, you're entitled to the return of your security deposit, in addition to interest, where applicable. Find out…

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Before You Sublease, Be Sure to Get a Landlord Consent to Assignment

Need to sublease your rented apartment? Here's why you should obtain your landlord's consent first.

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Understanding the Mechanics of a Mechanic's Lien

A mechanic's lien is placed on property to ensure payment for a contractor's work. Homeowners want to avoid mechanic's liens because they can cause…

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How to Evict a Tenant

Evicting a tenant is something you may need to do as a landlord. Learn what steps to follow and how best to protect your interests in this situation.

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What Is a Quitclaim Deed?

Deeds can be complicated and nuanced, taking multiple forms, each with its specific implications and particular best uses.

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When Working from Home Doesn't Work Anymore

Many businesses are started in homes — but that doesn't mean your business should be home-based forever. Find out when it's time to move out, what…

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Forming an LLC for Real Estate Investments: Pros & Cons

LLCs are fast becoming a preferred entity type for investing in and holding real estate due to the personal liability protection they offer and their…

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