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Most Cook County Submarket Average Home Prices Continuing to Grow

Rampant buzz about an impending economic slowdown had not yet taken effect in most of Cook County’s housing markets in the second quarter of 2019, according to recent data from the DePaul Institute for Housing Studies (IHS). Their Cook County House Price Index continued to show widespread gains, and not necessarily in the areas you […]

Take These Steps to Prevent Wire Fraud

Last month, a local market attorney received an email from a client confirming that they had received his email with updated wire instructions for an upcoming transaction, and had sent the payment.  Just one problem — the attorney hadn’t sent any email with “updated wire instructions.” Upon a closer look, the client had received an email from the […]

Six New Real Estate Marketing Tactics to Grow Your Business in 2020

As a new decade approaches, many of us are getting a head start on goal setting and real estate marketing planning for 2020. Real estate attorneys are doing all of that while gearing up for the busiest season of the year — the spring real estate market.  If one of your goals for 2020 involves […]

How to Make the Most of Real Estate Networking Events

Whether you are a partner at a law firm or you own your own practice, you can’t underestimate the value of networking. Networking with real estate agents can help you build your book of business, broaden your professional skill set, and most importantly, build relationships that are critical to career growth and success.  The problem […]

Title Insurance: Here is What Home Buyers & Home Sellers Need to Know

Buying or selling a home may feel like a complicated process. Between choosing a real estate agent, setting a budget or sales price, navigating the mortgage approval process, comparing properties, negotiating offers, understanding closing costs and heading toward closing day, there is enough jargon involved to make anyone’s head spin. One of those terms that […]

Fraud Watch: 8 Tips to Prevent Wire Fraud

Buying a home is one of the most important purchases of your client’s life. You can help protect them from wire fraud by working with a title company that gives you control over your transaction. It is important to be on the offense to defend against fraud by communicating with your client upfront. Most buyers [...]