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Tom Resnick

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It’s fairly uncommon for seller to stay past closing

May 19 2017 | 4:44 pm - Q. My husband and I are buying our first home. We have agreed on everything with the sellers except for one thing. They are an older couple and need extra time to move out.

Radon level can be contentious in sale negotiations

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.

Buyers have legal remedy for refrigerator switch

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.

Land trust supersedes will regarding inheritance

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.

Easement restriction clouds necessity to remove dead tree

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.

You may need to help landlord find your ex

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.

Inspection leads to canceled sale and earnest money battle

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...

‘As is’ sale does not eliminate repair discussions

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...

Renters have rights when the property is foreclosed

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?

Trust can be changed to remove condominium

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?

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