Posts tagged "Property taxes"

Chicago Property Taxes Hit Poorest Disproportionately

Chicago Property Taxes Hit Poorest Disproportionately
I’m certainly not trying to be a populist here but when something doesn’t make sense it really bothers me and I feel compelled to point out the absurdity (which is why I got into the real estate business but that’s another story). And when it comes to Chicago property taxes there’s a lot that doesn’t... Read more »

The Trick To Getting The Cook County Homeowner Property Tax Exemption After Buying A Home

The Trick To Getting The Cook County Homeowner Property Tax Exemption After Buying A Home
After buying a house getting that Cook County homeowner property tax exemption shouldn’t be that hard but you see….the government is involved…and not just any government but Cook County government. And that’s where it gets real tricky. I didn’t realize what a mess the process is until my own homeowner property tax exemption disappeared on... Read more »

Wow! I Got My Cook County Property Taxes Lowered Even More!

Wow! I Got My Cook County Property Taxes Lowered Even More!
About 6 weeks ago I posted on the detailed process for appealing your Cook County property taxes. In that post I mentioned that I appealed my own property taxes (technically the assessed value) instead of engaging an attorney because I thought I would put more effort into my own situation than an attorney would and... Read more »
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How To Appeal Your Cook County Property Taxes - The Details

How To Appeal Your Cook County Property Taxes - The Details
I’m finally getting around to finishing my series on appealing your Cook County property taxes. Last time I covered the basics, such as the overall process, the levels of appeal and the deadlines. And back in July I covered how your property taxes are calculated, how your assessed value impacts your property taxes, and the... Read more »

How To Appeal Your Cook County Property Taxes - The Basics

How To Appeal Your Cook County Property Taxes - The Basics
You probably just got your first half Cook County property tax bill for 2013 and it’s gotten you to start thinking about how high your property taxes are and how you need to appeal them. Now is actually the right time to start thinking about that because more than anything else you need to be... Read more »

Cook County Property Taxes Double At 340 On The Park

Cook County Property Taxes Double At 340 On The Park
For some time it’s been quite apparent that the Cook County property taxes at 340 On The Park were going to double but not everyone was on the same page. The first clue was that the estimated property values of the units for 2011 were about half of the true market value. As I always... Read more »
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2012 Cook County Property Taxes: What Just Happened To Chicago

2012 Cook County Property Taxes: What Just Happened To Chicago
When it comes to Cook County property taxes I am always amazed at how little Chicago realtors actually know about this topic. In fact, many real estate attorneys often don’t know as much as they should. Well, with last week’s release of the 2012 property tax rates for Chicago and the rest of Cook County... Read more »

Illinois Makes Forbes' List Of Death Spiral States

Illinois Makes Forbes' List Of Death Spiral States
Yeah Illinois! We made Forbes’ list of death spiral statesĀ  – states to avoid when buying a home or investing in municipal bonds. States ended up on this list by excelling in two areas: 1) having a high ratio of inhabitants dependent upon the state relative to the number of people productively employed and 2)... Read more »

Odds Are You Need To Appeal Your Cook County Property Taxes

Odds Are You Need To Appeal Your Cook County Property Taxes
After seeing just how inaccurate Zillow’s home price estimates are it occurred to me thatĀ  property taxes suffer from the same problem – i.e. wildly inaccurate home value estimates are resulting in thousands of people overpaying in property taxes and thousands of others paying far too little. If you want to get excited about financial... Read more »
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