Mompreneur to Know: Allison Kushner, Champaign Law Mom

Editor's note: Champaign Law Mom is a sponsor of Allison Kushner is a Florida transplant, an attorney and a mom. After graduating from Fordham University with a B.A. in English and Communications, she went back to her home state and attended the Florida State University College of Law. She graduated with a J.D., and moved to Illinois to start … [Read more...]

How To Protest Your Champaign County Real Estate Tax Bill

We all know that with the recent dip in the housing market, housing prices all over the country have been lower -- and Champaign-Urbana is no different. If you are a homeowner, it's important to check out  your real estate tax bill to make sure that the taxes you are paying reflect what has happened to property values in recent years.  If you think the tax assessment are not … [Read more...]

Househunting Mom: This Is It, Part 2

Editor's note: This is the second part of last week's Househunting Mom cliffhanger. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go! We picked up the phone. There was an … [Read more...]

Househunting Mom: This Is It

I was all set to go with a post this week with "hibernation" as the theme. We’d gotten word on the short sale house, but it was not the news that we wanted to hear. Instead, it was our lawyer, finally advising us to “forget about this house” — there just wasn’t any way, at this point, to save it from foreclosure.  And even then, it would take a possibly Very Long Time … [Read more...]

Househunting Mom: Ain’t Nothin’ ‘Short’ About This Short Sale, Part 2

“The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.” ― Paulo Coelho Last week, I began the story of our misadventures with the Short Sale house, talked a little bit about what defines a “short sale”: where the term comes from and why the process is something that is meant … [Read more...]