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How to Find The Best Real Estate Attorney For Residential & Commercial Property Transactions – Abogados de Leyes de Bienes Raíces en Illinois

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The possibility of owning your own home or buying a business can be very exciting. However, understanding the contracts and knowing what you are doing can be confusing. Our Hispanic real estate attorneys will sit with you and explain all aspects of a contract and help you with the different aspects of buying, selling or leasing a property. We represent Spanish speaking individuals who wish to buy or sell real estate, investors, builders and capital lenders in all types of real estate transactions and real estate litigation.

Ayudar a desenredar los muchos hilos de Derecho Inmobiliario-Bienes Raíces

La posibilidad de ser dueño de su propia casa o la compra de un negocio puede ser muy emocionante. Sin embargo, la comprensión de los contratos y saber lo que estás haciendo puede ser confuso. Nuestros abogados se sentarán con usted y les explicarán todos los aspectos de un contrato y le ayudará con los diferentes aspectos de la compra, la venta o el arrendamiento de un inmueble. Nosotros representamos a las personas que deseen comprar o vender bienes raíces, inversionistas, constructores y prestamistas de capital en todo tipo de operaciones inmobiliarias y litigios de bienes raíces.

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When To Hire Real Estate Transaction Lawyer

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Handling all Legal Issues Throughout Your Real Estate Transaction


We are devoted to making every commercial real estate transaction a success for property investors. Our focus is on handling all issues related to your real estate transaction, from purchase agreements to property developments to financing workouts. Our attorneys will work closely with you to develop a creative and effective strategy to not only protect your short-term goals, but also to make sure that those goals are aimed at maximizing your long-term success.


Strong Real Estate Legal Representation Throughout Illinois


Since 1979, the law firm has provided strong representation to businesses in Chicago and the surrounding parts Illinois and throughout the United States. We represent respected companies seeking new sites, real estate developers, real estate owners and lenders, as well as real estate operators and managers.


We handle all commercial real estate matters, from the purchase of small owner-occupied industrial buildings to the development of sophisticated multitenant office parks. Our attorneys have dealt with mobile home park communities, apartment complexes, shopping malls, condominiums, retail stores and much more.


Our team can represent you throughout all phases of a commercial real estate transaction, including, but limited to:



  • Negotiation and preparation of sale/purchase agreements (buy/sell agreements)

  • Financing and refinancing

  • Syndication/raising equity capital

  • Land use planning and development

  • Closing documentation

  • Title issues

  • Foreclosures

  • Lender workouts


We can also help with construction disputes and environmental law matters, such as wetlands regulatory issues involving the Illinois Department of Environmental Quality or the United States Army Corps of Engineers. We understand the amount of time and money invested in your real estate transaction. Our lawyers will work to maximize the success of your business and real estate investment.


 

Why Real Estate Attorney?

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Illinois Residential Real Estate Attorneys


Residential real estate transactions have high stakes for both buyers and sellers. Often these transactions involve an individual or couple’s single greatest asset. Making sure that your rights and financial interests are protected when you buy or sell a house is very important. At the Law Offices, we help both buyers and sellers through the real estate process. Attorneys are knowledgeable in all areas of residential real estate law and has the experience to ensure there are no surprises in your real estate transaction.


Legal Representation for Buyers and Sellers in Illinois


Having an experienced attorney to represent you in your real estate transaction is recommended at every step of the process. From negotiating a purchase agreement through closing, experienced legal guidance can help you avoid numerous pitfalls. We work with clients of all experience levels from first time homebuyers to seasoned real estate investors offering the following real estate services:


Negotiations between buyers and sellers, Preparations of purchase and sale agreements, Review of titles, Review of purchase offers, Review of loan documents, Review of construction agreements, Assistance with title insurance, Assistance resolving title problems, Preparation of deeds, Establishment of escrow accounts, Preparation of closing documents, and Attendance at closing


We work closely with our clients to ensure you understand everything that is happening during your transaction and can make informed decisions when necessary.


If you are buying or selling a home and need experienced legal counsel to have your back, contact us to schedule a consultation.

What Does A Real Estate Lawyer Do For The Seller?

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Escrow Issues


What is an escrow and an escrow agent? What does it mean to have funds or documents in escrow?


An escrow agent is typically a third party designated to hold an item (usually funds, but sometimes certain documents, such as a deed and/or mortgages) for a certain time or until the occurrence of a condition, at which time the escrow agent is to hand over the item to another party.  Typically the escrow agent will be the title company, and the funds and documents that they are holding include any deposits made under the contract to purchase the property, as well as the deed and the mortgage instruments.  In many home purchase contracts, the initial deposit or earnest money will be held by an escrow agent until the closing.  In some states, the entire closing happens through an escrow agent, with all funds and documents being collected and distributed in the manner required by specific and detailed written escrow instructions.






 


Zoning Issues


How does the buyer know how the land surrounding the property will be used?


Typically, the seller does not guarantee how the area surrounding the property will be used.  Some purchase agreements ask the seller to warrant what the seller knows about surrounding property uses that might interfere with the use of the home, but many do not.  If a buyer is concerned, he or she should contact the property appraiser or tax collector for the county in which the property is located and determine who owns the surrounding land, or speak to the zoning or planning department of your local municipality prior to purchasing the property to understand how surrounding uses may affect you.  The title commitment only discloses information about the property being purchased and does not attempt to inform the buyer about surrounding uses.  Sometimes a survey will identify the owners of any immediately adjacent parcels.  The purchaser needs to take responsibility for finding out what uses may affect him or her. The buyer can ask the neighboring property owners if they know of plans to develop land surrounding the property.  The buyer may also wish to talk with the building or zoning office of the local municipality to confirm the zoning of surrounding property so as to know what kinds of uses might be made in the future, although zoning can be changed.