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Expenses to Consider When Upgrading Your Home

For many, homeownership often includes the desire to eventually purchase a larger dream home. Whether you are thinking about upgrading to gain more room for yourself or a growing family, it is important to consider all increases, not just square feet. Taxes and insurance – Property taxes are based upon the value of the home […]

What to Do After an Automobile Accident

Although you may be a careful driver, accidents happen.  The following is a brief summary of the steps you should take if you become the victim of an automobile accident. Stay Safe. The most important thing to consider after an accident is your immediate safety.  If you are uninjured and it is safe to get […]

How the Tax Reform Affects Realtors

On December 20th, 2017 one of the largest tax reforms bill in recent decades was passed, which went into effect on December 31, 2017. The implications of this Act will affect realtors, homeowners, future homebuyers and the real estate market. As a Realtor Pass-Through Businesses. Many realty businesses are self-operating and may be classified as […]

How the Tax Reform Affects Pass-Through Businesses

On December 20th, 2017 one of the largest tax reform bill in recent decades was passed.  One significant change effects pass-through businesses, including sole-proprietorships, S corporations, and LLCs taxed as partnerships or S corporations. These businesses are classified as pass-through businesses if the owners report income from their businesses on their personal income tax returns. […]

How the Tax Reform Affects Businesses

How the Tax Reform Affects C Corporations On December 20th, 2017 one of the largest tax reform bills in recent decades was passed. C corporations, which experience a double-taxation due to taxation at corporate and income-distribution levels, should experience some benefit resulting from the taxation changes. The Corporate Tax Rate The new law incorporates a […]

Tips to Sell Your Home during Winter

Winter is commonly known as the real estate off-season. However, sometimes homeowners must put their house on the market during colder months. If you have committed to selling your home at this time of the year, consider these tips. Price Rather than gradually decreasing the listing price, set the initial price reflective of the value […]

Do the New 2018 Tax Laws Affect You?

The new year brought new laws. One of the most highly publicized, and impactful new laws brought significant changes to the U.S. tax code. If you are an individual seeking divorce, a homeowner or potential home buyer, or a business owner you may be affected by this new law. CORPORATE The largest revision of the […]

New Year, New Goals

The new year brings a renewed focus on opportunities and goals. Changing your real estate, preparing your estate plan, or beginning your dream business may be a few resolutions to add to your list. Our experienced team of professionals can help make your list a reality in 2018.   Real Estate Downsize. Whether you are […]

Relief for Illinois LLCs

A win for small business and entrepreneurship!  Illinois passes a law reducing fees to start and operate businesses to begin the new year! A lot has been written about the uncompetitive business climate in Illinois.  Among some of the criticisms are the government fees charged to begin a corporation and limited liability companies.  As a […]

Non-Compete Agreements in Illinois

When hiring an employee, most employers are not thinking about what will happen if the relationship goes sour.  However, depending on the role that employee plays within the company, that is exactly what the employer needs to think about in order to ensure that its interests are protected should that employee eventually leave the company.  […]

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