United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km 2 ), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City.

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK or U.K.) or Britain, is a sovereign country located off the northwestern coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the northeastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state, the Republic of Ireland.


Rugeley Urban District
Rugeley is twinned with Western Springs, Illinois and in July 1962 the towns made telephone history on national television when the chairman of Rugeley Urban District Council made the first telephone call via the new Telstar satellite to the Mayor of Western Springs. The town, historically known as Rudgeley or Ridgeley, is listed in the Domesday Book. This name is thought to be derived from 'Ridge lee', or 'the hill over the field'. In the mediaeval period, it thrived on iron workings and was also a site of glass manufacturing.

National Association of Realtors

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The SRES is a designation for realtors to address the needs of home buyers age 50-plus, the largest and wealthiest buyer's group in the country. SRES is a council of REBAC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The National Association of Realtors. Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals. Canadian Real Estate Association. National Association of Estate Agents. National Association of Real Estate Brokers. Real estate broker. Real estate trends. Estate agent. List of real estate topics. United States housing bubble. Housing Affordability Index. Real property.

Paul Virant

Paul Virant (born February 25, 1970) is the chef and owner of Vie in Western Springs, Illinois, and Vistro in Hinsdale, Illinois. His contributions to cooking include introducing inventive canning and preservation recipes to the restaurant industry, which culminated into the release of his cookbook, The Preservation Kitchen: The Craft of Making and Cooking with Pickles, Preserves, and Aigre-doux (co-written with Kate Leahy and photographed by Jeff Kauck). Paul Virant’s philosophy of year-round, seasonal eating stems from his childhood growing up outside of St. Louis, Missouri, on a farm.


In others, the use of a lawyer is optional and banks, title companies, or realtors may be used instead. In some civil law jurisdictions, real estate transactions are handled by civil law notaries. In England and Wales a special class of legal professional–the licensed conveyancer–is also allowed to carry out conveyancing services for reward. In many countries, only lawyers have the legal authority to draft wills, trusts, and any other documents that ensure the efficient disposition of a person's property after death. In some civil law countries this responsibility is handled by civil law notaries.

Commission (remuneration)

In the United States, a real estate broker who successfully sells a property might collect a commission of 6% of the sale price. In a case from the 19th century that is still referred to today, Murray v. Beard, 7 N.E. 553, 554-55 (N.Y. 1886), the New York Court of Appeals held that under New York's faithless servant doctrine a disloyal broker could not recover commissions from his employer, holding that "An agent is held to uberrima fides in his dealings with his principal; and if he acts adversely to his employer in any part of the transaction ... it amounts to such a fraud upon the principal, as to forfeit any right to compensation for services."

Multiple listing service

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"Justice Department Sues National Association Of Realtors For Limiting Competition Among Real Estate Brokers", Department of Justice antitrust lawsuit press release, 8 September 2005.

Real estate trends

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At one time, all real estate brokers and agents, or Realtors, practiced "single agency", meaning they represented only the buyer or the seller. In the 1990s, the concept of buyer agency became popular, allowing a buyer to retain an agent who would represent the best interests of the buyer alone. The first national company to provide this service was The Buyer's Agent, Inc. A 2008 study by Consumer Reports indicates that prior to this development, a Realtor was presumed by state law to be working for the seller. The same study shows that buyers using buyer agents obtained a savings of $5000 in the price of the home as compared to prices paid by unrepresented buyers.


Sub-agent (Sub-agency) is a real estate term in the United States and Canada describing the relationship which a real estate broker and his/her agents have with a buyer of a business, home, or property. Lasting until the early 1990s, the broker provided a conventional full-service, commission-based brokerage relationship under a signed listing agreement only with a seller, thus creating an agency relationship with fiduciary obligations under common law in most of the US and Canada. The seller was then a client of the broker. However, no such agency relationship existed with the buyer, and the broker's agents helped the buyer (who was typically known as his or her "customer").

Illinois's 3rd congressional district

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First Congregational Church of Western Springs. Grossdale Station, Brookfield. Haymarket Martyrs' Monument National Historic Landmark, Forest Park. Hofmann Tower, Lyons. La Grange Village Historic District. Lyons Township Hall, La Grange. Oak Lawn School, Oak Lawn. Old Stone Gate of Chicago Union Stockyards National Historic Landmark, New City, Chicago. George E. Purple House, La Grange. Ridge Historic District, Beverly/Morgan Park, Chicago. Riverside Landscape Architecture District, Riverside. Robert Silhan House, Berwyn. F.F. Tomek House, Riverside. Western Springs Water Tower. Illinois's congressional districts. List of United States congressional districts.

Cook County, Illinois

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Western Springs. Wheeling. Willow Springs. Wilmette. Winnetka. Worth. Central Stickney. Hines. La Grange Highlands. Nottingham Park. Sag Bridge. Sutton. Thornton Township – 169,326. Wheeling Township – 153,630. Worth Township – 152,633. Proviso Township – 151,704. Maine Township – 135,772. Schaumburg Township – 131,288. Palatine Township – 112,994. Lyons Township – 111,688. Bremen Township – 110,118. Niles Township – 105,882. Hanover Township – 99,538. Orland Township – 97,558. Elk Grove Township – 92,905. Leyden Township – 92,890. Bloom Township – 90,922. Northfield Township – 85,102. Cicero Township – 83,891. Rich Township – 76,727. Berwyn Township – 56,657. New Trier Township – 55,424.

Broker's price opinion

Such a professional could be a real estate agent, a real estate broker, an appraiser, or other qualified person. Through BPO’s, real estate professionals can improve their skills in property inspection, market knowledge, evaluation, and property pricing. At a price of US $30–$100 per BPO, the work can provide side income or steady income for real estate agents. Agents may also create working relationships and a rapport with financial institutions. Some BPO agents work through a BPO company that provides a single point of contact to the client and oversight of agents and their reports.

Estate agent

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Real estate broker. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA). Marketing Tips For Realtors Digital Marketing Tips for Realtors. The Independent Network of Estate Agents (INEA) MLS idx. Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA). National Association Of Property Buyers (NAPB).

Law of agency

The law of agency is an area of commercial law dealing with a set of contractual, quasi-contractual and non-contractual fiduciary relationships that involve a person, called the agent, that is authorized to act on behalf of another (called the principal) to create legal relations with a third party. Succinctly, it may be referred to as the equal relationship between a principal and an agent whereby the principal, expressly or implicitly, authorizes the agent to work under his or her control and on his or her behalf. The agent is, thus, required to negotiate on behalf of the principal or bring him or her and third parties into contractual relationship.

Lyons Township High School

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Lyons Township High School (often referred to as LTHS or simply LT) is a public high school located in Western Springs, Illinois (South Campus), and also in La Grange, Illinois (North Campus). Lyons Township is a co-educational high school and serves grades 9–12 for Lyons Township High School District 204. Students from the communities of La Grange, Western Springs, Burr Ridge, La Grange Park, Countryside, Indian Head Park, Hodgkins, and parts of Brookfield, Willow Springs, and McCook attend Lyons Township. Lyons Township High School is the 8th-largest public high school in Illinois and the 46th-largest public high school in the United States.

Property management

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Most states, such as New York, and Colorado, require property management companies to be licensed real estate brokers if they are collecting rent, listing properties for rent, or helping negotiate leases and doing inspections as a third-party. A property manager may be a licensed real estate salesperson but generally they must be working under a licensed real estate broker. Most states have a public license check system online for anyone holding a real estate salesperson or real estate broker's license. A few states, such as Idaho, Maine, and Vermont do not require property managers to have real estate licenses.

Melinda Culea

Melinda Culea (born May 5, 1955 in Western Springs, Illinois) is an American film and television actress, who moved into acting after working as a model., she is working as an author and artist. Her first book Wondago is an illustrated mystery novel published in January 2016 by Griffith Moon Publishing. Culea is best known for playing Amy Amanda Allen in the 1980s hit TV series The A-Team. Her role was as a newspaper reporter who joined the team for the first season and half of the second season. Introduced in the feature-length pilot episode "Mexican Slayride", her character was presented as feisty. However, Culea soon started to realize that her character had very little to do.

Taylor Davis (violinist)

Taylor Davis
Taylor Davis was born on March 20, 1987 at Western Springs, Illinois. Her passion for videogames began when she was a child, especially since her older brother often involved her in his gaming sessions. Davis started playing violin at the age of 8, while in elementary school, after being inspired by a young girl's performance of "Silent Night" on the violin at a school assembly. Davis was heavily bullied in middle school; it was a sad and lonely time for her. This lasted until she started attending high school, where she met her future husband, Jarred, who shared and supported her passions and interests, which helped Davis regain her self-confidence.

Western Springs station

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Western Springs is a station on Metra's BNSF Railway Line in Western Springs, Illinois. The station is 15.4 mi from Union Station, the east end of the line. In Metra's zone-based fare system, Western Springs is in zone D. There is a staffed station building. During the spring and summer of 2008 the north platform of the station was rebuilt to match the architecture of the station building. Pace *669 Western Springs-Indian Head Park * Station from Wolf Road from Google Maps Street View Station from Wolf Road from Google Maps Street View.

Real estate

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In North America, this intermediary is referred to as a real estate broker (or realtor), or a real estate agent in everyday conversation, whilst in the United Kingdom, the intermediary would be referred to as an estate agent. In Australia the intermediary is referred to as a real estate agent or real estate representative or the agent. There have been various studies to detect the determinants of housing prices to this day, mostly trying to examine the impacts of structural, locational and environmental attributes of houses. Major categories. Attached / multi-unit dwellings. Apartment (American English) or Flat (British English) – An individual unit in a multi-unit building.

Seller agency

Real estate brokers. National Association of Realtors (NAR).


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Conflicts between one fiduciary duty and another fiduciary duty arise most often when a lawyer or an agent, such as a real estate agent, represent more than one client, and the interests of those clients conflict. This would occur when a lawyer attempts to represent both the plaintiff and the defendant in the same matter, for example. The rule comes from the logical conclusion that a fiduciary cannot make the principal's interests a top priority if he has two principals and their interests are diametrically opposed; he must balance the interests, which is not acceptable to equity.

Hinsdale, Illinois

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Hinsdale is located 20 mi west of Chicago and is bordered by Western Springs to the east, Clarendon Hills and Westmont to the west, Oak Brook to the north, and Burr Ridge and Willowbrook to the south. It can be reached by highway from Interstate 294 or Interstate 55. The eastern boundary of Hinsdale is I-294, and the western boundary is Route 83. According to the 2010 census, Hinsdale has a total area of 4.633 sqmi, of which 4.6 sqmi (or 99.29%) is land and 0.033 sqmi (or 0.71%) is water. As of the census of 2010, 16,816 people lived in Hinsdale.

Cameron Esposito

Originally from Western Springs, Illinois, Esposito resides in Los Angeles. Born to Brenda and Nick Esposito, Cameron Anne Young Anastasia Esposito was raised in Western Springs, Illinois. In high school, Esposito swam breast stroke on the swim team, was a member of a community service group called The Marians Society, and was a semifinalist for the National Merit Scholarship Program. She graduated from Benet Academy in 2000. Esposito studied theology and English at Boston College, intending to become a social worker in Chicago. While in Boston, she played rugby and performed in the school's improv troupe, My Mother's Fleabag. Esposito graduated from Boston College in 2004.