Monthly Archives: November 2015

Commercial Property Tax Reductions for Recent Purchases

Commercial Steel Processor Success Story

You’ve just purchased commercial real estate: congratulations. This blog post explains how you can reduce your property tax payment in the first year (twice) and every year thereafter, often by $5,000 to $15,000 or more annually.

How Commercial Property Tax Reductions Work

If the sales price of your new property is lower than its assessed value, we can make a compelling case for a commercial property tax reduction. We have the sales data and assessed values for all commercial properties sold in Cook County, and we can quickly identify if we can make a successful sales argument with our proprietary property tax reduction algorithm.

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Chicago Property Taxes: Homeowner Double Whammy

Cook County Property Tax Double Whammy

Crain’s recently covered how Rahm Emmanuel’s $588 million property tax hike, which passed the Chicago City Council on October 28, is a double whammy for commercial property owners because it comes at a time when property values are rising and Cook County is re-assessing.

The same holds true for Chicago homeowners because of rising home values and all city of Chicago townships are being re-assessed this year.

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Board of Review Announces 6 More Townships will open for 2015 Property Tax Appeals

Cook County Property Tax Appeal

The Cook County Board of Review has announced that 6 more townships will open on 11/9/15 for 2015 property tax appeals. The deadline to file a complaint is 12/8/15 for the following townships:

  • Hyde Park
  • Leyden
  • Orland
  • Proviso
  • Wheeling
  • Worth

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