Anti-predatory-lending statute takes effect January 1By Helen W. GunnarssonDecember 2005Lawpulse, Page 614An amendment to the Real Property Disclosure Act will create a new predatory lending database. But some worry that it could unintentionally penalize good-guy lenders in targeted neighborhoods.
Property Tax Code allows for post-judgment motionsMay 2005Illinois Law Update, Page 232On February 17, 2005, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the appellate court's dismissal of the property owners' appeal and remanded the case to the appellate court.
Sellers subsidize closings via HUD-approved programsBy Helen W. GunnarssonMarch 2005Lawpulse, Page 110The Nehemiah and AmeriDream programs allow sellers to pick up closing costs for homebuyers without violating RESPA. But is there a downside to this popular practice?
You, too, can be title insurance agentBy Helen W. GunnarssonAugust 2004Lawpulse, Page 390Have – or hope to have – an active residential real estate practice? If you're not a title agent already, becoming one might well boost your bottom line.
How to represent an apartment buyerBy Helen W. GunnarssonApril 2004Lawpulse, Page 170Contributors to an ISBA e-mail discussion group create a primer that describes what any attorney should insist upon when representing the buyer of an apartment building.