When looking at taxes of units, even those in the same building and an identical unit can be different. Homeowners, senior exemptions and tax freezes play a role in this and if an owner has occupied a unit for a number of years compared to recent sales, you can see a big swing in amounts.
Just because a unit has low taxes, don't assume those taxess will continue for the next owner. A sale will trigger a reassessment by the city when the next round occurs and you'll find out pretty quickly how good the city is at making sure you pay your share.
Good luck, Ken.
to identify the PIN number of the property you're looking for, you'll then want to hop over to the treasurer's website at:
to find out what the '06 taxes are.
In fact, Cook County's assessor has an online search for finding properties.
I don't think all the properties are on there yet - but if the one you're looking at is, you will be able to get the exact breakdown of taxes for that property.
The highest taxes based on the 2006 tax bill was for a 690 sq. ft condo with one parking space in a covered garage at $3866.00. The building has many amenities and wonderful features.
The lowest taxes $916.00 were for a 630 sq.ft. Condo without parking. Parking in this building would cost you an additional 130 a month totally about $1560 a year. And, thatâ€™s when you get thru the waiting list and get the spot! As you can see there is no one answer, there are many factors that need to be looked at. Good Luck!