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Cheryl Kenne…, Renter in Chicago, IL

Where can I go to look for a past due property taxes home that's for sale in Chicago, IL?

Asked by Cheryl Kennedy, Chicago, IL Sat Mar 1, 2008

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Hi Cheryl-

Your best bet is http://www.cookcountytreasurer.com/ click on "Online Payments" then type in the Pin Number to the property. To find the pin number you can use this site http://www.cookcountyassessor.com/ and click on "online tools"

Best of luck!
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3 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 1, 2008
Hi Cheryl-
Nick was way off....here is what you do:

Your best bet is http://www.cookcountytreasurer.com/ click on "Online Payments" then type in the Pin Number to the property. To find the pin number you can use this site http://www.cookcountyassessor.com/ and click on "online tools"

As you can see I was kidding. Nick's answer was perfect. It is exactly what I do when I'm looking up tax information on a specific property. Thus why nobody else has answered this question. Except me.

Hi Nick!
2 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 4, 2008
Elvis is correct.

If this property is for sale by private owner, bank, listed in MLS.........there will be a title search and all taxes and liens will be cleared before there is a title transfer.

There are exceptions when a new owner could find themselves liable for a tax bill. There are times when a property can transfer without clear title...... For example......with a quit claim deed….or a property bought at a foreclosure auction. In that type of title transfer, the new owner may find liens and liabilities included.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 20, 2008
Deborah Madey, Real Estate Pro in Rumson, NJ
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Looking for past history of land owners for our web site.
The property is now a condo. At my closing I remembered hearing about the first settler who farmed my property. Where can I find this information? Thank you for your assistance!!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Nov 10, 2012
Todd, at the closing, your attorney would insist that the all of the taxes that were discoverable, be paid by the seller, and some additional set aside for taxes that would come payable in October (or so), for the period of time the current owner lived there.

So the short answer is: No, the seller is responsible for those taxes.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 20, 2008
Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
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I followed the instructions on a property that I'm interested in and it shows taxes due for 06 and 07. Does that mean that if I bought the property I would owe these taxes? Thanks!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 19, 2008
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