Monthly Archives: May 2017

Assessment Notices Mailed for West Chicago

West Chicago Township assessment notices were mailed yesterday by the Cook County Assessor’s office. The deadline to file a property tax appeal at the Assessor’s office for West Chicago is June 26th.Cook County Property Tax Appeal

Townships in Cook County are divided into three groups for the purposes of reassessments. West Chicago was last reassessed in 2015 and is scheduled for its next reassessment in 2018. Regardless of your township’s reassessment year you may appeal your assessed value in any given year as long as you file your appeal during the open filing 30 day windows.

Contact us for a free analysis of your property’s assessment, in comparison to similar homes, and our professional opinion on your appeal options for 2017.

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Lyons Township 2017 Reassessment Notices Mailed

2017 reassessment notices for Lyons Township were mailed by the Cook County Assessor’s office on May 25th. The Assessor’s office is now accepting appeals for property owners in Lyons Township through the deadline of June 26th.Lyons 1

Cook County divides townships into three groups for the purposes of property reassessments. Each group of townships is then reassessed triennially by the Assessor’s office. Lyons Township is part of the south group being reassessed in 2017. The complete 2017 Lyons valuation statistics from the Assessor’s office are here.

Appealing your assessed value in a reassessment year may allow you to lock in savings for multiple years until your next reassessment year. Contact us if you would like more information, or for a free analysis of your property’s assessment in comparison to others, and our professional opinion on your appeal options.

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Schaller’s Pump: A Cook County Property Tax Cautionary Tale

Cook County Property Taxes & Schaller's PumpUp until April 29, 2017, Schaller’s Pump had been the oldest continuously run Chicago tavern, having survived Prohibition, the Great Depression, two world wars, and the Great Recession, until Cook County property taxes put it out of business.

What can Schaller’s Pump teach homeowners about property taxes? Simply this: before you buy a home, be sure to understand its history of property taxes, exemptions and property tax appeals.
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Cook County 2017 2nd Installment Property Tax Bills Loom Large

Cook County Property Tax BillAs we all await the dreaded second installment of our 2017 property tax bills, two concerns arise for what we’ll find in our mailbox:

  1. The brunt of Rahm Emanuel’s $588 million property tax hikes have not been fully applied to previous tax bills
  2. The population in Cook County is decreasing at the highest pace of any county in the nation, which means that taxes have to be paid by fewer people

Here’s what’s going on and what you can do about it for relief.
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Maine Township 2017 Assessment Notices Mailed

2017 assessment notices for Maine Township were mailed by the Assessor’s office on May 11th. Appeals are now being accepted by the Assessor’s office for property owners in Maine Township. The deadline to file an appeal of your assessed value is June 12th.Maine

Maine is part of the north suburb group which was reassessed in 2016. It is possible to appeal your assessed value every year, and in our opinion a good idea to at least review your assessment annually since the housing market and valuations are always changing. Contact us and we are happy to offer you a free professional analysis on whether or not an appeal of your assessed value in 2017 makes sense for you.

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