Real For over 25 years I have been helping people buy and sell in Chicago’s Southwest Suburbs including Orland Park, Palos Heights, Crestwood, Palos Park, Tinley Park, Mokena, Lockport, Lemont, New Lennox and the surrounding communities.
I would love to share my experience in the area with you. “My area” has something for everyone including great schools, fabulous recreational opportunities, a wide range of housing including lots of new construction, convenient location for getting into the city and the airport, every kind of restaurant imaginable and much more.
Feel free to ask me questions about the area and any of its amenities or to make an appointment to see for yourself why everyone loves the Southwest Suburbs and the people who live there.
For more information or to make an appointment email me or call or text me at 708-560-3133
Southwest Suburban and Chicago Area Information
Chicagoland Guide to Communities – This site comprehensive site has information about every community in Chicagoland including links to community websites, utility company information, local school phone numbers and much more.
Transfer Tax Guide – Find out if community has a municipal transfer tax and who pays.
Crestwood – Get in-depth information about the Southwest Suburban community of Crestwood. A huge collection of links including access to homes for sale in Crestwood now.
Orland Park – Get in-depth information about the Southwest Suburban community of Orland Park. A huge collection of links including access to homes for sale in Orland Park now.
Palos Heights – Get in-depth information about the Southwest Suburban community of Crestwood. A huge collection of links including access to homes for sale in Crestwood now.
Oak Hills Country Club Village – A special subdivision in Palos Heights built around Oak Hills Country Club features pool, clubhouse, tennis and, of course, golf.
School Information – Find information such as school report cards covering local schools as well as schools throughout the Chicagoland area.
Homeowners Exemptions and Senior Exemptions
Some of you have benefited by the Homeowners Exemption and Seniors Exemption. But, what you may not know is how you can check to see if you have actually received these exemptions. Also, you can possibly apply to adjust your assessed valuation.
All you need do is to go on the internet and go to two websites:
1. www.cookcountyassessor.com – this site will allow you to see what your home is assessed for in the 2 previous years. Click on Online Tools to get started. You are able also to see what like properties in your neighborhood are assessed. You may be able to apply for an reduction in your assessment if you are assessed for more than your neighbor who has a like property
2. www.cookcountytreasurer.com – Go to “PAYMENT STATUS”, click on that tab, enter you TAX PIN NO. and you will see your information. Check to make sure that your name is correct. Sometimes you would be surprised that the former owner is still listed. Also look to see what exemptions you are getting. Below that there are two lines that you can click on: 1. See Exemption History and 2. Apply for Exemptions. You can apply for a refund for prior years if you qualify.
3. those of you who are in Will County can go to www.willcountytreasurer.com those of you who are in Will County This site is not as easy to work with. You will need your pin number