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Learn How to Research Your Property Taxes Online

This is a helpful article from that details how the Cook County Property Tax Portal can provide you with important information on your property taxes.

Earlier this month, Cook County rolled out a one-stop website that pulls together information on a property’s taxes, ownership, and assessment—each of which came from a different website in the past. It’s not esoteric stuff. If you’re looking to buy a home in Cook County, your due diligence should include a stop at this new site. You can easily get a feeling for how the asking price lines up with the county’s assessment—which is just one measure of whether the home is realistically priced—and compare the tax rates for properties in different locations, which can influence your choice about where to buy. And if you own a property and want to research a tax appeal, this is the place to start. At the Cook County Property Tax Portal, you will find an array of information on any property, residential or commercial. That might include such useful details as any foreclosure notices that have been registered with the Cook County Recorder of Deeds, the valuation that the Cook County Assessor has established for the property, the recent history of the property’s tax rate, and the total tax bill.

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