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Attorney Niko Maniakouras Joins the Law Office of Al Beaudreau, Ltd.

Here at the Law Office of Al Beaudreau, Ltd., we are proud to announce that Attorney Niko Maniakouras has joined our team and brings with him years of valuable legal experience. The addition of Mr. ...
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Square Footage Lawsuits: What You Need to Know

Did you know that discrepancies in square footage can cause major issues when selling real estate? For many buyers, square footage is one of the most important factors influencing their purchase. ...
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Illinois Real Estate Closings: Why You Need an Attorney

Whether you are on the buying end of things or the selling end, real estate transactions carry a lot of weight. There is always the potential for legal conflicts to arise and most consumers are ...
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$175 Special for Clients Selling Residential Property

If you are looking to sell a residential property that is located here in Chicago or any of the surrounding areas, you owe it to yourself to find out more about the $175 special that our real estate ...
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Disputed Property Lines: The Importance of a Property Survey

There are few situations more uncomfortable than a property dispute with your neighbor. Not only is your opposition just next door, they might be even closer than you think if your property lines ...
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How to Avoid a Moving Company Scam

Finding the right moving company is never easy. If you recently purchased a new home, you've probably heard about moving company scams. Common scams include: Stealing your possessions Charging ...
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How Does a Short Sale in Chicago Impact Your Credit?

If you are one of the millions of Americans with an underwater mortgage, you are certainly not alone. The subprime mortgage crisis and economic struggles of our country have deeply affected housing ...
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How Much Is a Real Estate Lawyer?

Finding the right real estate attorney to assist in your case can be equally as complex and wrought with indecision as can the process of buying or selling a home. No one recognizes this fact better ...
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Rent Payments and Grace Periods

When you are renting a home or apartment, there is probably a certain day that you are required to pay your monthly expenses to stay in the home. For example, your landlord may tell you that you need ...
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Roommates and Legal Responsibilities

People who do not have families to share their home with often recruit roommates to keep them company and help them share the rent of a house or apartment. While this can be beneficial and a ...
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The Silver Lining of a Foreclosure

Sometimes foreclosure may sound devastating, or even come off to be a serious failure. As a homeowner, the last thing you want to do is relinquish your hold on your home in order to allow the bank to ...
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Meeting for Chicago Realtors was Optimistic with a Dose of Reality

Here in Chicago, there has been much debate about the real estate market and where the economy is going. Earlier this month, the Chicago Association of Realtors conducted an economic briefing for its ...
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How to Cancel a Contract with a Real Estate Agent

People change their minds frequently. You may be in the middle of a housing purchase and then suddenly realize that you don’t want to buy the home. Maybe your family situation changed, or you ...
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Investment Properties: Should We Partner With Our Children?

Choosing to invest in properties is very big decision to make, one that can have one of two effects on your personal finances. First, if you are able to make a successful investment, you will profit ...
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Getting in Touch With Your Trusted Real Estate Attorney

The Law Office of Al Beaudreau is an experienced Cook County real estate firm with over 17 years of practice behind their doors. The process of buying and selling a home is both an exciting and ...
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Watch Out for These Common Real Estate Scams!

Real estate is a complicated concept, which means that there are many areas of confusion for nonprofessionals. As a result, many scam artists create complicated and seemingly viable real estate plans ...
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A Closer Look at The Law Office of Al Beaudreau

At The Law Office of Al Beaudreau, we have been serving our Illinois community since 1994. Our firm is dedicated to helping the people with any and all of their real estate concerns. Whether it is ...
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Why Should You Hire a Real Estate Lawyer?

Many people are confused why you should hire a real estate lawyer when you are already interacting with a real estate agent, banker and probably a title company. The more the merrier? Actually, a real ...
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Understanding the 'Rent to Own' Process

Choosing to buy a home is a big decision for any individual or couple to make, and many times the homes on the market are far too expensive to afford initially. Today during the harder economic times, ...
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Do I Need a Property Survey?

If you are considering purchasing a home, it might be a good idea to procure the help of a property surveyor This could potentially save you thousands of dollars. Why? The American Land Title ...
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Chicago Housing Market Stubborn, but Improving

"Slow and steady wins the race." That seems to be the motto for the Chicago housing market anyway. Residents are used to seeing abandoned houses as well as houses that have had "for ...
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Home Sales Increase at Fastest Rate in Two Years

According to an article posted by the NBC economy watch, home sales are at a record high since May 2010. Apparently, housing resale prices rose in the last month at a rate that hasn't been matched ...
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What You Need to Know When Selling Your Own Home

Buying a new home can be an exciting time for families. The thrill of Sunday afternoon open houses where you and your family picture placing all of the furniture, and imagine the different color ...
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Trees and Property Lines

Neighbors can fight about almost anything - even trees. It might sound silly, but there are a variety of questions and situations that merit specific laws about neighbors, property lines, and trees. ...
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Should I Have My Property Surveyed?

Most property owners don't hire a professional surveyor until they foresee a potential problem with their property description. If you aren't exactly sure what the specific certifications of ...
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