How to Refinance Your Mortgage in Illinois

When a mortgage is refinanced, a current home loan is replaced with a new one. There are many reasons to take this step. Some Illinois homeowners wish to refinance in order to secure a loan with a better interest rate. Other homeowners opt to refinance a mortgage to switch to a different type of loan,…

Buyer’s Market vs. Seller’s Market: What You Need to Know

The common fluctuations in the real estate market are often described as being either a buyer’s market or a seller’s market. In a broad sense, these terms refer to supply and demand at any given time, although there are various factors that can affect the real estate market. Below, we dive more into these common…

The Do’s and Don’ts of Buying a Home in Illinois

In 2019, around 6 million homes were sold in the United States, a number that dipped sharply in 2020, primarily due to COVID concerns. On a positive note, the buying market is expected to improve in 2021, according to HousingWire. If you have plans to buy a house this year, consulting with a real estate…

Things to Know Before Buying a Foreclosed Property

If you do your homework first and have a good strategy in mind, a foreclosed home or property can be a smart buy and a bargain. However, there are fewer foreclosed properties available today, so you’ll have to hunt to find one that’s right for you. As a client-focused real estate attorney, we want to…

When to Consider Hiring a Real Estate Attorney

While not legally required to hire a real estate attorney if you have plans to buy or sell a home or piece of property in Illinois or any other state. This being said, there are some times when you’ll want to hire an attorney with a solid knowledge of real estate matters and related issues.…

Why Get Witness Info at Intersection Accidents?

While we certainly hope you have safe experiences on the road, there are times when unexpected situations can occur. In fact, there were more than 300,000 total vehicle crashes in Illinois in 2020, according to Illinois Car Crash Statistics reported by Top Driver. A common place where motor vehicle accidents occur is at busy intersections.…

Handling a Personal Injury Case Remotely During COVID-19

Uncertainty remains when it comes to COVID-19. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t receive the attention you need and deserve if you’ve sustained a personal injury. Yes, you can still schedule in-person meetings with a lawyer as long as you follow recommended COVID-19 safety steps. However, if you prefer remote assistance, there are ways…

Personal Injury, Dog Bites, and Homeowners Insurance

More than 4 million dog bites occur each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Oftentimes, this type of personal injury involves a dog the victim is familiar with. Even if this isn’t the case, you may be wondering whether or not this type of liability is…

Which Insurance Company Takes Care of Health Coverage Following a Car Accident

If you are involved a car accident, the first concern, understandably, is taking care of any immediate medical needs you may have that require urgent attention. However, there will come a time when you’ll need to deal with insurance-related issues, which usually comes down to two main concerns: Damage to your vehicle Health-related expenses While…

Why GAP Insurance Is Important for Car Accident Victims

GAP (guaranteed asset protection) insurance is a type of optional car insurance coverage for vehicle owners. If you happen to be involved in a car accident, including one that’s not your fault, GAP insurance can make it easier to obtain a new vehicle without having a big out-of-pocket burden. Today, we’re going to take a…

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