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This office serves clients in real estate transactions of all types. I also assist clients with estate planning for everyone, including the GLBT community, and represent Illinois condominium associations as needed. I help real estate investors who are renting their properties deal with difficult renter issues, and I advocate for renters dealing with difficult landlords.

I work with clients in Chicago and all over the Chicagoland area, including Wilmette, Skokie, Morton Grove, Plainfield, Wheaton, Glencoe, Lake Forest, Naperville, Oak Park, Winnetka, Des Plaines, Orland Park, Berwyn, Carol Stream, Arlington Heights, Crystal Lake, Barrington, Palatine, Park Ridge, Gurnee, South Holland, Park Forest and more.
My goal is to give each and every client personal, friendly and competent service at a reasonable price. I also strive to use technology in the best way possible to keep my clients informed.
My legal background includes working for a major Chicago developer and working for a boutique firm in their real estate division. I am also a landlord of a three flat building in Rogers Park and I am managing broker of a small real estate brokerage.
I work with all different types of clients, including developers, first-time buyers, buyers of second (or third!) homes, all sellers and the LGBTQ community. 
My real estate blog is below. Please make sure to check back on a regular basis to check out what's new. I update my blog about once a week and welcome any questions that you may have.
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301 Greenview Drive, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

773.818.9054 office/cell
866.381.4238 efax

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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Buying a Foreclosed Home

Are you thinking about buying a foreclosed home? You can find many of these homes online, but real estate agents/brokers also have great connections and resources in finding these homes and most banks use them to sell their homes. Look for a house that has been on the market for at least 90 days. 

You can also find these homes online. On
http://www.redfin.com/, you can do a free search for these properties. Chicago is going to be included on this list very soon. Also, you can search nationwide for a small fee at http://www.foreclosures.com/ or http://www.realtytrac.com/.

Make sure if you do decide to buy one of these homes that you do an inspection!!! Never buy a foreclosed home without a thorough inspection. People who are facing foreclosure often neglect maintenance and may have stripped the home of its fixtures and appliances on the way out. Be sure to factor remodeling and repair work into the price you negotiate.

Also, of course, make sure you hire a competent real estate attorney to represent you. Good luck!

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