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.

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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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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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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Buyer Beware: What They Don't Tell You about Buying a Haunted House

Worried that charming home you're thinking of buying has a dark side? Here's what you need to know about seller disclosures and the paranormal.

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10 Things to Look for in a Residential or Commercial Lease

Understand what you're agreeing to before you put your name on the dotted line.

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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.

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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Using a Warranty Deed

Buying or selling real estate often involves the use of a warranty deed. Be sure you understand the effect and use of this important title transfer…

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