real estate taxes: How changing the property taxes can help you sell a home faster! - 06/16/10 12:09 AM
Whether you plan to stay in your house or sell, lowering your tax assessment will save you money. 
 
  Home on the market?  Appeal your real estate taxes to:
  
•·        Save money at closing. 
You will pay your share of 2010 real estate taxes at closing, which normally aren't paid until 2011. 
Minimize your 2010 assessment and save more money when your house sells.
•·        Make your home more attractive to buyers. 
Everyone wants to pay less in taxes. 
Advertise that you're appealing the taxes to generate more interest in your home.
•·        Help interested buyers afford your … (2 comments)

real estate taxes: Moving forward with a Kane/McHenry County Tax Appeal - 04/26/10 01:49 PM
The 2010 real estate tax appeal services we offer are:· Evaluate the property and evidence for the maximum reduction · Submit evidence to township assessor and request a reduction· If necessary, appeal to the County Board of Review· Obtain the assessor's evidence and minimize its impact at hearing, prepare rebuttal evidence· If necessary, appeal to the Illinois Property Tax Appeal BoardWe charge a nominal upfront retainer fee. We charge for tax appeal services on a contingency basis. When the final assessment has been decided, our office is owed ½ of the amount of the 2010 tax bill reduction, less the retainer … (2 comments)

real estate taxes: Lowering property taxes in Kane and Lake Counties - 04/25/10 09:53 PM
My office appeals real estate assessments at the county and state level. I fought to reduce the fair market values of my clients' properties by over $9.8 million dollars last year and won 94% of our tax appeal cases at the county level. If your assessment can be lowered, I know how to do it. Need help with a real estate transaction or property tax assessment appeal in McHenry County, Kane County, Boone County, or Lake County, Illinois? The law office of Laura Moore Godek is now actively appealing clients' assessments. Contact us to find out if your home and/or other … (0 comments)

real estate taxes: 65th Birthday Present for Illinois Homeowners - 06/18/07 07:26 AM
65th Birthday Present for Homeowners in Illinois - Real Estate Tax Reduction
Illinois Senior Homestead Exemption
Senior home owners' in Illinois can apply for a Senior Homestead Exemption to reduce their real estate taxes the year in which they reach 65 years old. The Senior Homestead Exemption lowers the equalized assessed value of the property by $3,500. The equalized assessed value is 1/3 of the fair market value. This means the assessor will reduce the fair market value of the senior's home by $10,500. This will result in a real estate tax reduction of approximately $200.00
Seniors may apply for the … (6 comments)

 
Laura Moore Godek (Laura Moore Godek, PC)

Laura Moore Godek

McHenry, IL

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Laura Moore Godek, PC

Address: 913 N Curran Road, McHenry, IL, 60050

Office: (815) 344-1965

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I have more than 20 years of residential real estate experience represnting sellers, purchasers and creative investors. My affiliation with several title companies and in house closers assure clients and realtors closing times when needed. I am often available after hours and on weekends. I offer fixed closing fees as well as hourly rates. My office can also accomodate spanish speaking clients. If you have any questions please contact us. We'd be happy to help.


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