Home Buying Seminar

Are you thinking about buying a home this year?  On April 14, 2018 at the Crystal Lake, IL branch of Associated Bank and starting at 10AM you will get a chance to hear from industry professionals about the home buying process.  These professionals include a residential loan officer from Associated Bank, realtor from Baird &

Attention REO Purchasers!

The State of Illinois, counties, and many municipalities charge a transfer tax based on the value of the property.  Generally, transfer taxes are paid for by the seller; although in some cases the tax is split between the buyer and seller. REO, or real estate owned, property generally means property owned by a bank after

Do you understand online foreclosure records?

Check out the images below. Do they make sense to you? These are the online records of a mortgage foreclosure. If you are bidding at a foreclosure sale, but can’t make sense of this information, you should give me a call. These records are from a contested foreclosure that appears likely to remain contested. If

Foreclosure Sales and the Real Estate Investor

Are you someone that purchases homes at foreclosure sales for investment purposes?  The Kaman Law Firm, P.C. has the technology and experience to help make a real estate investor’s business run more smoothly. My firm is particularly well-suited to help builders or investors that flip residential real estate for three specific reasons: (1) Apart from

Legal Technology Provides More Efficient Service

The Kaman Law Firm, P.C. provides a better, more efficient service to its clients by utilizing the latest in legal technology.  Let me give an example.  Here’s the timeline: 9:30AM:  I was informed that I needed a few additional signatures on a filing in a probate matter.  Both individuals lived out-of-state – one was living

Will the Trump presidency affect your estate plan?

What next? As the election results rolled in, many people were left asking:  Will things change?  People are writing volumes about all the possible side-effects of a Trump election.  Let me focus on one little area – your estate plan. President-Elect Trump’s tax plan (http://bit.ly/2ehhZ4q) – among other changes – eliminates “death taxes”.  Presumably, this means

Days off and estate planning

We are taking the day off tomorrow to attend the beautiful lake-front wedding of a family member!  The weather is just starting to change for the better, so it should be a fantastic long weekend. Life-changing events warrant the review of a family’s long-term planning.  No one enjoys talking about “estate planning” – especially when

A window with a view and crowdfunding

It has been a busy couple of weeks at The Kaman Law Firm, P.C.  I am still getting settled into the new office, but I couldn’t ask for a better location.  Too bad it’s cloudy today, but on a sunny day this view is fantastic.  I can open the windows for fresh air and the