The easy way for you would be to let me email you a complete list of them, which will include pictures, room sizes and tax bills etc....
Just tell me what else your next home should have....847-274-3193 or firstname.lastname@example.org... more
To be truly accurate you should check the assessors website for each property in which you have an interest. Go to http://assessor.lakecountyil.gov/Assessments/Pages/By-Address.aspx and click on the links until you get to the individual tax bill. This will show you the tax rate for that property, the estimated market value used by the assessor to calculate taxes, and the taxing bodies to whom that address pays taxes. With this information it is easy to substitute the value you think you will pay for the property into the assessor calculations to approximate the taxes at the value you believe is fair for that property.... more
Moving from Chicago to the suburbs is a big transition (I did it myself in 2007). Everyone has given great advice and information. I don't really have anything to add, but would be very happy to meet with you for a homebuyer's counseling session to help you in your search. We can meet at a starbucks and go over the process together. Contact me if you are interested.