Do I Need to Hire an Attorney For Closing?

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
May 11,2022

Although Illinois does not require hiring a real estate attorney for transactions, often times realtors suggest it. There are many benefits to having a real estate attorney to help with transactions such as drafting and reviewing documents, transferring the title, mediating contract disputes, and so much more. Follow the link to learn more and contact […]

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Selling A House During Divorce

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Nov 01,2021

Real estate and family law often overlap when a couple goes through a divorce. Having an attorney with experience in both areas can make all the difference. Source: https://orchard.com/blog/posts/selling-the-house-during-a-divorce

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Current Housing Market Proves Competitive

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Apr 15,2021

The best way to sum up the current state of the housing market? It remains “hotter than ever” with “high demand and record low supply.”  This March, there were 20 percent fewer homes on the market when compared to last March.  Whether you are a buyer or a seller, you will need legal advocacy throughout […]

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The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Spurred a Housing Boom

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Mar 24,2021

Rich Barton, chief executive of online real-estate company Zillow Group Inc. states, “Covid has catalyzed a rethinking of where we live, and why we live there, and where we work, and how we work.” In 2021, home sales rose to the highest level in 14 years and according to economists, sales will continue to rise.  […]

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Why You Need a Real Estate Attorney Involved in Your Transaction

On behalf of Michael J. Smith, Attorney at Law, LLC
Mar 03,2021

Did you know that a real estate attorney is so integral in the real estate process, that some states require you to have a real estate lawyer by law? View the extensive list of states where this is the case. If you need aid in your real estate transaction, contact Michael J. Smith. We represent buyers, […]

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