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Everything You Need To Know About Home Inspections

Everything You Need To Know About Home Inspections

Home Inspections Protect Buyers and Sellers from Costly Surprises
Whether you’re buying your first home or your fifth, a thorough home inspection is essential every time. Before closing on a house, every buyer should arrange their own thorough home inspection, even …

Everything You Need To Know About 529 Plans

Everything You Need To Know About 529 Plans

Who Can Benefit From 529 Plans and How To Decide If They’re Right For You
A 529 Plan is an education savings plan designed to help families set aside funds for future college costs. These tax-advantaged savings plans have big benefits …

Top 3 Estate Planning Essentials For Chicagoans

Top 3 Estate Planning Essentials For Chicagoans

Who Needs Estate Planning?
“Estate planning” is an umbrella term that covers multiple legal arrangements, whether you’re managing your assets, your property or how your affairs should be handled after your death. In practice, estate planning can include wills, trusts, powers …

The True Cost of Buying a Fixer Upper

The True Cost of Buying a Fixer Upper

What it really means to take on a rehab
Buying a “fixer upper” home is a growing trend, thanks in large part to popular shows (like the aptly-named HGTV hit Fixer Upper) that showcase fairytale transformations where families end up in …

Estate Planning for Your Pets

Estate Planning for Your Pets

How to account for your furry friends with estate planning
The vast majority of Americans consider their pets to be a member of their family. In fact, according to a Harris Poll, 62% of Americans own a pet, and ownership was …