Category Archives: property tax

Tips and Tricks for Saving on Property Taxes

If you’re ready to apply for a home loan, it’s essential to make sure your payments will still be affordable with property taxes included in the mix. These payments can be extremely burdensome, especially if you have an FHA mortgage and pay … Continue reading

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Simple Tips for Saving on Property Taxes

Property taxes are an unavoidable part of home ownership. Although you can’t choose to not pay them, there are some ways you can reduce the amount of property tax you pay. Take a look at a few simple options to … Continue reading

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Cook County Tax Bill Update

Cook County Tax Bill Update Cook County property tax bills coming in July For the first time in decades the second installment of Cook County property taxes are to hit homeowner’s mailboxes in July. Meaning, payment will be due August … Continue reading

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Does a Property Need to have Appliances?

  Credit: Michelle Meiklejohn Habitable Condition:  Property must be in a condition that is immediately habitable and must contain: • At least one fully functional bathroom (i.e., shower/tub, toilet, and hand sink). • Other bathroom(s), if not functional, must be … Continue reading

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Tax Bill Time

Cook County has recently released the tax bills.  CHECK THIS BILL TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT YOU ARE RECEIVING YOUR HOMEOWNER EXEMPTION.   This simple step can save you anywhere from $500 to $1,000 a year. Who pays this? The tax bill is … Continue reading

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