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How to Use an FHA 203K Loan to Rehab Your Investment Property

A borrower can rehab an investment property with the FHA 203k loan by purchasing and renovating a multifamily (2-4 unit) property. The borrower must then reside in one of the units as his or her primary residence for at least a year to satisfy FHA’s permanent residence requirement before renting out the property. What if a Borrower Already Owns a Home? If a person has already purchased a home, he or she can refinance his or her current mortgage using the FHA 203k loan. This presents smart … [Read more...]

What Constitutes Incapacity for Conservatorship?

When an adult becomes incapacitated and incapable of managing his or her affairs, conservatorship transfers the power to manage that adult’s financial affairs or personal care to another person or entity. This legal process of appointing a conservator is known as probate conservatorship. The law requires conservators to act in their ward’s best interests at all times. When Can a Court Grant Conservatorship? A court usually grants conservatorship when an adult is incapacitated and unable to … [Read more...]

Just How Hot Is the Arlington Heights Real Estate Market?

Arlington Heights had 503 homes on the market in June 2021, but only 24.3 percent of them sold. Approximately 59.6% remained for sale and 16.1 percent were removed from the market for different reasons. The small percentage of the sale is, however, not unusual. In any given month, only a small number of homes sell compared to the overall number of homes listed for sale. Working with an aggressive real estate attorney who knows how to properly value homes relying on their location and … [Read more...]

Understanding the Life Cycle of Your Will

A Will goes through three major stages: initial planning, drafting, and execution. Understanding what the three stages entail can help a testator leave a well-drafted and executed Will to his or her family members. It will also ensure the testator’s wishes are honored after his or her death. Initial Planning Initial planning is the first and most crucial stage of creating a Will. It involves determining who will inherit the assets once the testator dies. Depending on the testator, the … [Read more...]

Did You Receive a Notice of Lis Pendens?

Lis pendens, a Latin term that means “pending litigation,” is a notice pronouncing that a suit has been lodged against a property. This notice can hurt the sale price or likelihood of a sale because any pending lawsuits are usually disadvantageous to the owner. A notice of Lis Pendens warns potential homebuyers that there is litigation concerning the property such as a foreclosure or dispute in the ownership of a property and a lawsuit has already been filed. Common Reasons for Filing a Lis … [Read more...]

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