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Zoning Stakeholders in Chicago

I recently returned to private law practice after spending two and a half years working for a Chicago alderman as her Director of Zoning and Urban Development.  This position exposed me first hand to a wide variety of interesting zoning issues. One of the many things...

Residential Closing Checklist for Sellers by Greg Braun

Residential real estate closings can be frustrating when you take your eye off all the steps required.  Closings are increasingly complex these days because of more stringent lending requirements, governmental regulations and title company procedures.  Review each of...

Being a landlord just got a little easier with Rentalutions

Who is Rentalutions? One-stop-shop web-based company that helps landlords comply with the Chicago Landlord Tenant Ordinance, Draft Leases, Applications, and Credit Reports, Collect rents and deposits, and Service Calls.
Cook County Treasurer’s Office

Cook County Treasurer’s Office

In Cook County, the County Treasurer oversees the second-largest property tax collection and distribution system in the United States. Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas is responsible for: Printing and mailing bills based on the data provided by other county and...

Short Sale and REO Issues for Purchasers

Short sales can be the most frustrating of all residential real estate transactions. A short sale occurs when the seller does not have enough equity in the home to pay the mortgages and expenses. In this case, the parties have to wait for the Seller’s bank to approve...