Go to the Cook County Recorder of Deed's web site and search by you PIN. You can view every recorded document and pay a small fee to download what you need from there. If you do not know your PIN, you can also search by name.... more
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If you live in the home, you will qualify for a homeowner's exemption. If you're a senior, there is a senior's exemption and a senior freeze. You should also check to see what exemptions are already applied.
Because the house is new construction, be wary of the current tax bill. If the taxes are based on what used to be there (i.e. old teardown) they are likely to spike with a new home on the property.
Typically buyers of new construction in Cook County see there taxes calculated at 1.8-2.0% of the purchase price. Talk with your agent or attorney. Ask them to look at the tax history and see what the taxes are based on and what exemptions are already in place.
I attached a link to the cook county assessor's site. Use their Online Tools tab to look up the property and get the tax history.
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I am wondering why you ask this question here at Trulia, if you are an interested and determined
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Why would you want to do this on your own, when there are so many details to be taken care of the
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Phil without know what you want to offer it on, i can give you a general answer. Even with a cash offer you should have a buyer broker looking out for your interests, you will want to include a proof of funds letter with your offer and make sure you know what the property is worth in todays market so you can base your offer on real values, any good buyer broker can assist you with that. try to limit or not put any contingincies to make your offer stronger to the seller. good luck with your offer.... more