Northfield Township 2019 Triennial Reassessments Mailed

NorthfieldTriennial reassessment notices were mailed to Northfield Township homeowners on May 24th. The following cities, towns, and villages are in Northfield Township: Glencoe, Glenview, Northbrook (majority), Northfield (west ¾), Prospect Heights (east edge), Wilmette (west edge), and Des Plaines (north edge). Homeowners in Northfield Township have one month to appeal their assessment at the Assessor’s office (there will be a second opportunity to appeal later in the year at the Board of Review, whether you appeal at the Assessor’s office or not). The deadline for appealing at the Assessor’s office is June 24th.

The Cook County Assessor’s office will release and post valuation statistics for Northfield Township here when they become available. We suggest homeowners review their assessment annually, particularly in a reassessment year, to ensure they do not pay more than their fair share in real estate taxes. Successfully appealing in a reassessment year may provide 3 years of savings on future property tax bills. If you would like a free analysis of your Northfield Township home, in comparison to similar properties, we would be happy to conduct a “no obligation” analysis and provide you with a free estimate of how much we believe we could help you save with an appeal.
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Townships a Target of Consolidation Proponents

Townships a Target of Consolidation Proponents Property tax math can be a little intimidating on the assessment side, with its “coefficient of dispersions” and vertical equity component of the uniformity something-something.

But when it comes to the government agencies that are funded by the proceeds, it’s an equation that taxpayers understand intuitively: more government means more taxes.

Illinois taxpayers are not so different from their counterparts across the rest of the country in their grievances along these lines. But they hold the title when it comes to the number of taxing bodies on the payroll.
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Lyons Township 2019 Assessment Notices Mailed

Lyons 1The Cook County Assessor’s office mailed 2019 property assessment notices to Lyons Township property owners on Monday, May 20th. The following cities, towns, and villages are in Lyons Township: Bedford Park, Bridgeview, Brookfield, Burr Ridge, Countryside, Hickory Hills, Hinsdale, Hodgkins, Indian Head Park, Justice, La Grange, La Grange Highlands, Lyons, McCook, Pleasantdale, Ridgewood, Riverside, Summit, Western Springs, and Willow Springs. The one month window to appeal your 2019 assessed value is now open until the deadline of June 21st.

We recommend homeowners review their assessments annually and appeal each year if there is a strong evidence based argument that their home may not be assessed fairly. Lyons Township’s next triennial reassessment is scheduled for 2020. However, if you feel that your assessment is not fair there is no need to wait to appeal, you have the option to appeal every year at the Assessor’s office and at the Board of Review. If you’d like a second opinion on your property’s assessed value as it compares to similar homes in your neighborhood contact us for a free, no obligation, review and analysis of your home.
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Maine Township 2019 Triennial Reassessments Mailed

MaineTriennial reassessment notices were mailed to Maine Township homeowners on May 7th. The following cities, towns, and villages are in Maine Township: Des Plaines, Glenview, Morton Grove, Niles, Park Ridge, and Rosemont. Homeowners in Maine Township have one month to appeal their assessment at the Assessor’s office (there will be a second opportunity to appeal later in the year at the Board of Review, whether you appeal at the Assessor’s office or not). The deadline for appealing at the Assessor’s office is June 7th.

The Cook County Assessor’s office will release and post valuation statistics for Maine Township here when they become available. We suggest homeowners review their assessment annually, particularly in a reassessment year, to ensure they do not pay more than their fair share in real estate taxes. Successfully appealing in a reassessment year may provide 3 years of savings on future property tax bills. If you would like a free analysis of your Maine Township home, in comparison to similar properties, we would be happy to conduct a “no obligation” analysis and provide you with a free estimate of how much we believe we could help you save with an appeal.
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Lake View Township 2019 Assessment Notices Mailed

Lake ViewChicago’s Lake View Township 2019 property assessment notices were mailed by the Cook County Assessor’s office on Monday, April 29th to property owners. The one month window to appeal your 2019 assessed value is now open until the deadline of May 30th.

We recommend homeowners review their assessments annually and appeal each year if there is a strong evidence based argument that their home may not be assessed fairly. Lake View Township was reassessed last year so an appeal this year may result in two years of savings, until Lake View’s next scheduled reassessment in 2021. You have the option to appeal every year at the Assessor’s office and at the Board of Review (the window to appeal at the Board will open in late summer/early autumn). If you’d like a professional opinion on your property’s assessed value as it compares to similar homes in your neighborhood contact us for a free, no obligation, review and analysis of your home.
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Keeping Up with the Property Tax Appeal Schedule

Keeping Up with the Property Tax Appeal Schedule

Keeping on top of the deadlines for filing an appeal of your property tax assessment doesn’t seem like it would be an unmanageable task. And maybe it wouldn’t be if that were all you had to keep track of.

There are four key dates every year – not counting the deadline for paying your taxes on time! – the opening and closing date of the window for appealing your assessment to the county assessor’s office and the opening and closing date of the window for filing an appeal with the board of review.

Senior citizens, disabled and returning veterans and new homeowners also have deadlines for applying for exemptions that can reduce their property tax bills. So that’s five or six key dates for potentially saving thousands of dollars in property taxes or avoiding a late fee.
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Elk Grove Township 2019 Triennial Reassessments Mailed

Elk GroveTriennial reassessment notices were mailed to Elk Grove Township homeowners on April 18th. The following towns are in Elk Grove Township: Arlington Heights, Elk Grove Village, Mount Prospect, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg (east edge), Wood Dale, and Des Plaines (west edge). Homeowners in Elk Grove Township have 30 days to appeal their assessment at the Assessor’s office (there is also a second opportunity to appeal later in the year at the Board of Review). The deadline for appealing at the Assessor’s office is May 29th.

Valuation statistics from the Cook County Assessor’s office for Elk Grove Township can be found here. We suggest homeowners review their assessment annually, especially in a reassessment year, to ensure they do not pay more than their fair share in property taxes. Successfully appealing in a reassessment year may provide 3 years of savings on future property tax bills. If you would like a free analysis of your Elk Grove home, in comparison to similar properties, we are happy to conduct a “no obligation” analysis and provide you with a free estimate of how much we believe we could help you save with an appeal.
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Cicero Township 2019 Assessment Notices Mailed

town_of_cicero_sealCicero Township 2019 property assessment notices were mailed by the Cook County Assessor’s office on Friday, April 12th to Cicero property owners. The 30 day window to appeal your 2019 assessed value is now open until the deadline of May 13th.

We recommend homeowners review their assessments annually and appeal each year if there is a strong evidence based argument that their home may not be assessed fairly. Cicero Township’s next triennial reassessment is scheduled for 2020. However, if you feel that your assessment is not fair there is no need to wait to appeal, you have the option to appeal every year at the Assessor’s office and at the Board of Review. If you’d like a second opinion on your property’s assessed value as it compares to similar homes in your neighborhood contact us for a free, no obligation, review and analysis of your home.
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Reassessment Hikes Hit Some Evanston Homeowners Hard

Reassessment Hikes Hit Some Evanston Homeowners HardSome Evanston homeowners seeing the results of the recently completed property tax reassessment are reeling from increases of more than 50 percent, according to news reports.

The reassessment, while conducted under a formula tweaked by a new tax assessor working to revamp the much-criticized processes under his predecessor, is not expected to bring much good news to the county’s northernmost townships, particularly for homeowners along the lakefront.

Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin, who urged residents to appeal their assessments both to the assessor’s office and to the Cook County Board of Review, reported through his office that homeowners along the lake had median increases in assessed values of 50%, while those in Evanston’s south and southwest neighborhoods had median increases of between 6% and 9%.
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Palos Township 2019 Assessment Notices Mailed

Palos Township Image2019 property assessment notices were mailed by the Cook County Assessor’s office on Friday, April 5th to Palos Township property owners. The following towns are in Palos Township: Bridgeview (south ¼), Hickory Hills (south ¾), Orland Park (small northern part), Palos Heights (west ½), Palos Hills, Palos Park, Willow Springs (south portion), and Worth (west ¼). The 30 day window to appeal your 2019 assessed value is now open until the deadline of Monday, May 6th.

We believe homeowners should review their assessments annually and appeal each year if there is a strong argument that their home may not be assessed fairly. Palos Township’s next triennial reassessment will be in 2020. However, if you feel that your assessment is not fair there is no need to wait to appeal, you have the option to appeal every year at the Assessor’s office and at the Board of Review. If you’d like a second opinion on your assessed value as it compares to similar homes in your neighborhood contact us for a free, no obligation, review and analysis of your home.
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