Read Today's E-Edition Read now
Activate Your Free
Activate Your Free
Complete the form below to send Tom a message
Apr 21 2017 | 5:53 pm - Q. My husband and I signed a contract to purchase our first home. We did a radon test as part of the home inspection. The test showed the radon levels were above the EPA guidelines.
Mar 10 2017 | 2:16 pm - Q. My husband and I bought our first house a few weeks ago. The contract stated the refrigerator would be included. There was a beautiful new refrigerator in the kitchen and a very old refrigerator in the garage.
Feb 24 2017 | 3:30 pm - Q. My uncle died late last year and his will stated that any real estate he owned would go to me and my wife. He owned a small house in Wauconda that’s probably worth around $200,000.
Feb 10 2017 | 2:44 pm - The back 50 feet of our lot is a designated preservation easement to protect the native forest setting. We own the land but cannot remove or trim any trees in the easement without prior authorization from our village.
Jan 13 2017 | 12:36 pm - Q. I lived with my boyfriend for about a year and a half in an apartment we rented. I left with about seven months to go in the second year of our lease. We agreed that he would be totally responsible for the rent payments until the lease was up.
Dec 16 2016 | 2:58 pm - Q. My husband and I sold our house a few weeks ago. The buyers asked for a longer home inspection period because they said they were going out of town and couldn’t do the inspection until they got back. We agreed to give them 15 days to do...
Dec 02 2016 | 11:54 am - Many homeowners have a misconception of what selling a property “as is” means. They believe by selling a home “as is,” the buyer is agreeing to accept the property in it’s current state, warts and all. This is not...
Sep 30 2016 | 3:44 pm - Q. We are looking to buy something in a year or so. We are now renting and the property owner advised us that he is going into foreclosure. Do renters have any rights in these circumstances, and if so, what are they?
Sep 16 2016 | 5:32 pm - Q. A few years ago, my husband and I set up a trust and living will. Now we would like to deed our condo in the trust over to our daughter. Does the trust have to be changed or the condo removed from the trust?
Sep 02 2016 | 3:15 pm - Q. I had been living with my mom for the past 12 years in the house she has owned for at least the last 20 years. She has always told me the house would be mine when she died. My mom died a few months ago and I thought everything was fine until I...