Death and Taxes

Ben Franklin was right when he said “…in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. ” ; but it is also true that property taxes can be appealed and reduced.

If the assessor’s (retroactive) Fair Value estimate of your home is higher than the current value of your home it is very likely that you are being overtaxed. In Illinois you can appeal the value used to calculate your taxes with a special purpose retroactive appraisal by a state certified appraiser, or with your own research. You can not appeal with a real estate agents or brokers estimate, such as CMA or BPO. Appraisals developed for mortgage purposes or automated (clickbait )calculations like zestimates are also not acceptable. If you suspect an assessor in northeast IL has overvalued your home please contact me. I have many years of experience and my work has always been accepted by townships, counties and the state board.

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