What Bankruptcy Cannot Do

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If you are spending more than you are saving and have more debts than you can successfully pay in your lifetime, filing for bankruptcy may serve you well. The procedure is governed by a federal law known as the Bankruptcy Code and it can go a long way in helping you get back on your… Read more »

How Short Sales Work in Illinois

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A short sale can be emotionally devastating for borrowers, but it is the last resort if you are not able to make payments on time. When the lender approves it, that means they are willing to sell the property for less than the remaining balance you have on your mortgage. It’s a way for them… Read more »

3 Tips for Showing Homes to Wow Buyers

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The Illinois housing market is outpacing last year with an increase not only in home sales, but also in median prices. You can cash in on the trend by selling your property or home. Set the stage for a successful sale by preparing your property for buyers with these home-staging tips: Clean as if Your… Read more »

What You Should Know About Illinois’ Probate Law

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If you pass away in Illinois but leave a will behind, it may go through probate. This process is designed to clarify who inherits your properties and to ensure your standing debts and taxes are paid off. This is overseen by a designated executor who must: Determine and inventory your assets; Pay relevant outstanding taxes… Read more »

Making a Valid Will in Illinois

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If you want to ensure your estate and assets go to the people you love, you need to create a last will and testament. In Illinois, these allow the testator, i.e. the individual preparing the will, the chance to ensure their loved ones will be taken care of in case they pass away. Aside from… Read more »

A Basic Guide to Estate Planning in Illinois

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Planning for death is a necessity – especially if you are the breadwinner of your household. You want to ensure your assets end up in the right hands after you pass away. Estate planning can ensure your properties, vehicles, money and other assets are handled and distributed according to your wishes. Questions Your Estate Plan… Read more »