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How We Can Help Lower Your Property Taxes

It has been said that death and taxes are the only two certainties in this world. For residential and commercial property owners alike in the Greater Chicago area, the high cost of property taxes probably hasn't left them pondering death as a viable option, but it may come close.

It doesn't have to be so. At Illinois Real Estate Tax Appeal, Inc., in Itasca, we help owners of single-family homes, condominiums, townhouses and commercial property throughout Greater Chicago lower their property taxes through the appeals process.

Because property taxes are based on the assessed value of your property, an appeal seeks to lower assessed value.

Our experienced and highly qualified team is led by Linda G. Bal, a tax attorney who has served individual and business clients since 1990. Our team also features John Bruszewski, a licensed real estate agent and managing broker, and Michelle Sims, a licensed appraiser.

No down payment is necessary and you will only pay attorney fees if we successfully lower your property tax payments. We receive a percentage of the first year's savings that you recoup. You will reap the benefits of lower property taxes until the next triennial re-assessment.

Leading The Way To A Successful Appeal

In general, property taxes can be appealed for one of three reasons:

  • An error in your property description that has resulted in overvaluation
  • A lack of uniformity in your assessed property value compared to similar properties in your neighborhood
  • An inflated assessed value on your property that has no basis

An appeal is initially filed with the local assessor in the township in which the property is located. We will gather complete records of your property and similar properties if necessary to support your appeal.

Each county sets a strict deadline in which appeals must be filed or a property owner will lose his or her opportunity to appeal that year's property taxes.

Taxes may be inevitable, but they do not have to be inflated. Put an experienced DuPage County tax lawyer, real estate broker and appraiser on your side. Call 630-296-5084 or reach us toll free at 800-599-2152, or use our contact form to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

We work with residential and commercial property owners throughout Greater Chicago, and we have a number of offices for your convenience.

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