Real Estate and Business

Find tips and helpful resources related to real estate issues that face businesses—from signing a commercial lease to using a property management agreement.

When to use a limited warranty deed

A limited warranty deed transfers legal title to real property. However, this type of deed does not promise clear title; it only guarantees the title…

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Who benefits from title insurance?

Find out how title insurance can help you if a title dispute arises after you purchase a home.

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Getting to know your bargain and sale deed

Does your pending real estate transfer involve a bargain and sale deed? If so, you need to understand how this document may affect your legal rights.

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Using a property management agreement

Don't sign a property management agreement before you know exactly what it should—and shouldn't—contain.

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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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Real estate investing: What you should know

It all looks so easy on HGTV: A couple buys a house, does a complete makeover, and sells it for a tidy profit. So you might be thinking, “I could do…

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Issuing a lead-paint disclosure

Selling or renting out your pre-1978 home? Learn about the requirements for lead-based paint disclosures—and what might happen if you don't comply.

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Creative strategies to help landlords survive coronavirus

Thinking creatively, being generous with tenants, and considering short-term leases could help you get through the pandemic.

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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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