Real Estate

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The real estate attorneys at the CTM Legal Group have regularly represented both individual and institutional buyers and sellers of real estate. We are committed to providing our real estate clients cost-effective representation with maximum peace of mind.

For most people, the day they buy or sell a home is one of the most important days of their financial lives. Buying or selling your home should be a time of happy transition. However, real estate transactions involve complexities that can turn a sale or purchase into a stressful challenge.

Typically, in any residential real estate transaction, the buyer is excited to be buying and the seller is eager to sell. However, neither party wants ugly surprises down the road. Your real estate attorney's job is to do everything possible to avoid ugly surprises. Unlike the realtors, lender, or the person on the other side of your sale, your attorney has no incentive to upsell you or pressure you to close the deal. In fact, your attorney is duty-bound to recommend you walk away from the sale if they feel it is your best option. This is why so many people seek the peace of mind of having their own attorney when buying or selling their home.

The CTM Legal Group attorneys include the following services to home buyers and sellers at an affordable one-time flat rate:


  • Work with the real estate agents to ensure the real estate purchase reflects the parties' intent;
  • Negotiate with the seller's attorney to ensure the contract is fair and protects your interests;
  • Ensure that the seller makes the repairs to the home that he or she is required to make under the contract;
  • Assist and answer questions about the lending process and documents, and communicate with the lender as needed;
  • Review the documents the buyer will be expected to sign at closing;
  • Attend the closing, where we will explain the documents to you as you sign and ensure you walk away with clean and clear title to your new home.


  • Work with the real estate agents to ensure the real estate purchase reflects the parties' intent;
  • Negotiate with the buyer's attorney to ensure the contract is fair and protects your interests;
  • Clear clouds on title and obtain a title insurance commitment that will permit you to provide clear title at closing;
  • Monitor the buyer's compliance with their end of the contract;
  • Prepare the documents necessary to complete the transaction;
  • Work with local tax and water authorities to ensure a smooth transition of the property to new ownership.

Most importantly, The CTM Legal Group believes real estate representation goes beyond checking off a list of tasks. Unlike many of our competitors, at the CTM Legal Group you will not be handed off to a paralegal the day that you decide to engage our firm. Your real estate attorney will be intimately involved with your transaction from day one. We believe that the most important thing we provide to a client in a real estate transaction is peace of mind. This means your attorney is always available to discuss your upcoming sale or purchase. We love clients who ask questions, and we endeavor to have you breezing through your closing with confidence.

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At the CTM Legal Group, we focus on Commercial Litigation, Consumer Law, Corporate Law, Criminal Matters, Debt Defense & Bankruptcy, Family Law, Immigration, Labor & Employment, Municipal Law, Probate, Real Estate, Tenant’s Rights, Wills & Trusts, and Workers’ Compensation / Personal Injury and we are here to listen to you and help you navigate the legal system.

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The CTM Legal Group is committed to answering your questions about law issues in Chicago, Illinois. We offer consultations and we'll gladly discuss your case with you at your convenience. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.