Monthly Archives: December 2014

Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act extended thru 2014

Both the House and the Senate finally agreed to pass an extension  of the Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Act.

It expired at the end of 2013.

But now that it is revived, those homeowners whose primary residences were foreclosed or short sold during 2014 will NOT have to pay income tax on the difference between the mortgage balance that was unpaid and the market value of the property.


Update to Real Estate Disclosure Form

On January 1, 2015, the Illinois Residential Real Property Disclosure form will be changed.

The words ” windows and doors” will be added to question 6.

So, sellers will have to disclose any known defects to windows and doors. These changes are the result of a case where the court held that leaking windows and doors were not included in the definition of walls, and thus the seller had no obligation to disclose defective conditions involving windows and doors.