I am not a Gen X/Yer. I am a wife, a mom (of Gen Yers or whatever they might be called tomorrow), a lawyer, a teacher, a coach and a reluctant blogger. Yes, it’s true…I must confess, I don’t want to blog. I keep asking myself “Why?”  I love to write so why not blog? I think the real answer is that it is somewhat out of fear of e-rejection. Someone I don’t know and can’t see may respond in a negative way to my post.  That hurts my feelings before it even happens and I know it will happen.

Another reason I don’t want to blog is because I am a lawyer. I think of all of the crazy consequences that could come from one wrong word or thought being published to the “world” however big or small depending on the “bloggership.” It is mind-“bloggling.”

But alas, people tell me that our members want to read legal stuff so I must blog. That I will do. I will close my eyes and jump off of this virtual cliff into this scary void. However, I did not want to do so without open and honest communication so you know where I am coming from. I will also quite likely stick to legal issues that you might want to read about instead of this heartfelt confession.

Meanwhile, you can read my Q&A on the latest amendments to two disclosure laws that affect your practices.

On August 11 Gov. Quinn signed into law a new item #23 on the Seller Disclosure form related to the manufacture of methamphetamine. You can read about it, find a link to downloadable forms as well as a Q&A on “Must all sellers use the revised form?” www.illinoisrealtor.org/government/resid

That same day Gov. Quinn signed a law related to Radon Disclosure that exempts homes located on the third-story or higher and allows disclosure of previous radon remediation. Learn more at www.illinoisrealtor.org/legal/radon.