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Understanding The Illinois Property Tax Credit

Don’t leave money on the table when it’s time to pay your taxes
The property tax credit is a credit on your individual income tax return. It varies by state, and in some cases by county. In Illinois, the credit is …

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Can a Guardian and a Trustee be the Same Person?

The mechanics of guardian and trustee are similar, but their functions are distinct. Make sure you understand the difference.
Estate planning can be confusing for parents, especially trying to decipher nuanced legal designations like guardian and trustee. Since both guardians and …

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Buying a Condo 101

The 5 Key things to know about condo ownership
When it comes to home ownership, not all properties are the same. While purchasing a single family home is relatively straightforward, buying a condo comes with a unique set of challenges. From …

Buying New Construction

Buying a new construction home or condo can have its advantages, but it also comes with a different set of considerations than a pre-owned property—especially from a legal standpoint. Unlike the standard form contracts used for the purchase of a …