Wheaton, IL Residential Real Estate Attorney
Experienced Residential Real Estate Lawyer in DuPage County
If your family has plans to buy or sell residential real estate, an attorney can help. In addition to providing solid advice regarding owner disclosures and applicable lending laws, a lawyer can thoroughly review documents and provide aggressive representation at the closing. Perhaps more importantly, an attorney can effectively negotiate the most favorable possible sales price, so you can get the most value for your dollar or see the maximum return on your investment.
Existing homeowners may experience financial distress, and qualify for mortgage assistance or payment reduction plans. An attorney with experience in residential real estate can assist in helping homeowners who face financial difficulties explore their options.
At The Law Office of Judith Jenz, our success is built on relationships. We want to be your go-to advisors and advocates in real estate matters. We limit our practice to areas that matter most to families, such as real estate transactions, because we are here to serve you.
Buying and Selling
Many people are looking to sell an existing home, either due to a death in the family, a need to downsize or upgrade, a need to sell an investment property, and other reasons. Curb appeal is an important component in these situations because staged houses sell much more quickly and fetch higher prices. So, a few well-positioned and low-cost improvements can make a tremendous difference.
Whether they are first-time home buyers or looking to change their existing situations, purchasers have many of these same interests. Financing is often a concern as well, and an attorney can negotiate with lenders as well as sellers on the price of the property, helping to ensure that the entire process is as streamlined as possible.
Many buyers and sellers alike wrestle with homeowner disclosures, and the State Legislature recently overhauled the law in this area. Important exceptions and exclusions apply. You may not have a duty to list every known defect, and you may not even be required to fill out a form at all. Conversely, an attorney can help you interpret a disclosure form and make thoughtful decisions based on this information.
The Making Homes Affordable program is a government-sponsored way to find relief, including reduced payments and a reduced unpaid principal balance. Most mortgage companies, such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, may offer similar plans.
Many mortgage companies reject otherwise qualified applicants for hyper-technical reasons, such as a few pages of missing paperwork or a credit score that is a few points off the mark. An attorney can help ensure that banks negotiate in good faith, and that you get the financial relief you need.
Experience the difference an attorney can make in all your residential real estate transactions. For a confidential consultation, contact The Law Office of Judith Jenz at 630-202-8842. From our office in Wheaton, we serve families throughout DuPage County and neighboring jurisdictions.