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Main Components of Drafting a Contract

While anyone planning on entering a contract should consult with an attorney prior to contract negotiations, having a basic understanding of the main components of drafting a contract is important. As a reminder, a contract is a legally binding agreement between two or more parties. These parties can be individuals, businesses, or even institutions. The… Read More »

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10 Basic Elements of an Estate Plan

Estate planning is something that many people try to avoid as long as possible. Thinking about the future can be scary, stressful, and worrisome, but the reality is that it is extremely important for both you and your family. Beyond the emotions that are tied to estate planning, the complex nature of the financial and… Read More »

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Starting a Business by the Numbers

It’s no secret that starting a business in today’s fast-paced, global market is challenging. Successfully building a business and running it efficiently requires a vast skillset, a dependable support system, and admittedly, a little bit of luck. The reality is that the majority of businesses fail within the first few years of existence. While the… Read More »

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States with the Highest Foreclosure Rates

While foreclosure rates have been consistently dropping over the last several years, there are still a number of states that are dealing with residential foreclosures on a fairly regular basis. Across the United States, foreclosures are distributed pretty evenly between pre-foreclosures (35.6%), auction (42.2%), and bank-owned (22.2%). As of April 2018, the national foreclosure rate… Read More »

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Things to Know About Property Deeds

The real estate industry relies heavily on deeds, otherwise known as legal documents crafted to transfer the ownership of an asset (the asset being a property in our case) from one person to another person. For homebuyers, especially first-time homebuyers, there is a lot of real estate jargon to weed through. Terms like preapproved for… Read More »

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Top Qualities in a Real Estate Agent

For those looking to buy or sell real estate property, finding a quality and trustworthy real estate agent in Illinois can be difficult. With varying levels of experience and communication styles, the right real estate agent for you might be different than that which would work best for your neighbor. As such, it is important… Read More »

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Importance of Funeral Plans in Your Will

While it is an uncomfortable and scary topic, outlining a plan for your funeral in your estate planning process is very important. When you sit down to develop an estate plan, things like beneficiaries, assets details, and titles will be the first components that come to mind. However, funeral plans are absolutely not something to… Read More »

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Top Tips for Starting a New Business

Starting a new business can be an extremely daunting endeavor for those bold enough to take the entrepreneurial leap. From the monetary commitment to the time obligation, starting a new company means a lot of stress, a little sleep, and very thick skin. The ability to turn a great idea into a prosperous company combines… Read More »

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Preparing Your Home for the Summer Season

No matter where you live, the summer sun is nearly impossible to escape. While we’ve had a much longer winter season than many would have preferred, the weather is finally starting to look like spring. As with every change of season, it is important to keep your greatest asset, your home, prepared to fight the… Read More »

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