We are very fortunate that the property tax appeals clients we work with are bright and accomplished people in the fields of law, tax and finance. Because of their experience and credentials, they once thought that they could prepare and file their own property tax appeals on their home and get the same results as if they hired us.
The deadline to file 2018 Cook County property tax appeals is at the end of August. With the days counting down quickly, we continue to receive calls from homeowners and realtors who want us to file appeals for them.
The table that follows presents a brief case study of just a few of the great results that North Shore Property Law achieved on residential properties in 2017. (more…)
The benefits of a successful property tax appeal are indisputable – for single family home owners and condo owners alike. For a single family home, a successful appeal can reduce your tax bill by thousands of dollars a year. It also makes your property more appealing to potential buyers when the time comes to sell in a competitive real estate market.
Condo owners can also benefit from a property tax appeal. (more…)
June is National Homeownership Month, a time to celebrate and advocate the American Dream of owning a home. Homeownership is a great way for Americans to build wealth, support the national and local economies and create stable communities.
We also recognize that your home is your greatest asset.
Attorney Brendan R. Appel, a founding partner at North Shore Property Law, has been recognized as a Leading Lawyer in the areas of Residential Real Estate Law, Commercial Real Estate Law, and Association and Condominium Real Estate Law. This recognition is earned by fewer than 5 percent of all lawyers licensed to practice in Illinois. (more…)
Research done by the National Association of Realtors revealed that the spring housing market was among the most competitive in recent years. Demand is strong, but buyers are taking their time to find a home that checks all the boxes on their shopping lists. It’s definitely a buyers’ market. (more…)
House flipping can be a great source of income – if you plan ahead. Consider our three secrets to a successful flip.
A warning to anyone who has recently inherited property: contact your attorney today. A recent change by the Cook County government will delay the time it takes to transfer ownership from the deceased to his or her heirs. And can significantly increase costs.
If you see yourself entering the real estate market soon, consider how you can make your property stand out to potential buyers. (more…)
Recent news reports have detailed the negative affect of property taxes on home sales. Homes are undervalued or not selling because of the high tax bills attached to the property.
At North Shore Property Law, we’ve seen how property tax increases are affecting the North Shore dramatically. The median increase on the value of a residential property in New Trier Township following the 2016 reassessment by Cook County was 25 percent.
Whether you are repeat or first-time home buyer, here are some tips to make the process easier:
Whether you are a seasoned property seller or completely new to selling, these tips should help you navigate the process and make selling your property as smooth and easy as possible.