"Angelo, I put a directive in my Living Will. If my kids do not use your services, they won't get my properties" - Valerie M.
People are leaving Cook County quickly, the county won't lose the money. No way, the tax burden just gets shifted to those who stay and "doing nothing". If you are staying you MUST constantly FIGHT property taxes.
You get ALERTED when APPEAL WINDOWS OPEN and our quarter million dollar Research Database ARMS YOU with EVIDENCE of over-taxation! You UPLOAD it to your Appeal! Don't be fooled by Description Errors like UNFINISHED basement!. See our HAPPY CUSTOMER VIDEOS HERE!
In Cook County property tax bills come out one year late, why? Two reasons, first because they warn you with a Reassessment Notice (a document many do NOT see because it goes to their mortgage company and they toss it, they don't care they just keep skyrocketing your monthly payment). The letter is officially called a Notice of Proposed Assessed Value, it's basically a "Warning Letter". It shows what your tax value was last 3 years and what it will be the next 3 years unless you FIGHT it within 30 days. The Notice usually includes several similar homes, some issued values below yours and some above yours with even crazier property taxes to make you feel the new tax value being slapped on your home, must be fair. If this process was fair, we would NOT be in business. Most of which are attorneys who gouge you for 33-50% of whatever they save you. TIP: Read the small print they also get a percentage of REFUND checks. BETTER TIP: Their contract doesn't mention "refunds" it says "Certificates of Error" the counties document stating a dollar amount which becomes a refund check.
Our YouTube Channel has plenty of great things. Our most popular video "Dirty Little Secrets of your Property Tax Lawyer is also one of our most enlightening videos for those who have shelled out tons of cash to lawyers for property tax relief in the past. The channel also address concerns and questions homeowners have about fighting their property taxes. Such as Description Errors like UNFINISHED BASEMENT (when they have a finished basement). They think they are getting the basement for free so they STAY QUIET. What they don't know is that BASEMENT (even when furnished are NEVER included in square footage, surprise! It is one of many ways the county pulls the wool over the eyes of taxpayers. Tell your friends our Channel is WeChopPropTaxes you can use the link here: https://www.youtube.com/user/WeChopPropTaxes/videos
Their are ton of reasons behind this business decision, including but not limited to; Chicago constantly raising minimum wage by $1 every year, currently $14.40 per hour and $15.40 (for over 20 employees). This is "minimum wage" in Chicago. Teenagers at McDonalds get that, you won't get Professional Office Assistants for that rate. Plus 95% of job applicants are requesting a work from home position, apparently no one wants to work in an office any more. On the healthcare side of things, we are a small office with thousands of customers. Before Covid we had a customer come in coughing who gave ALL OF US pneumonia, closing us completely for 2 weeks. Additionally, since the county now forces users to register on their website before uploading their appeal, something they must do from home with their own email address, the office is no longer as beneficial as it was in the past. This will likely bring dismay to our senior citizens and non-computer savvy customers. Our advice would be to let a teenager help you get your appeal done online, like most of our clients do. One customer told us his 8 Year Old followed our Appeal Package! We understand closing the office will burden some but we will focus on improvements everywhere, even from home! Rest assured everything can be done over the phone and email since property taxes are public record. Please understand our phones get busy near township Appeal Deadlines and around Tax Bill arrival and due dates. Therefore, we ask 1 to 3 days for a return call or email. TIP: Texting our Phone Number ( 773-409-4405 ) usually gets a quicker response.
1. If you were just dealt a CRAZY new Property Tax Value, just SIGN UP because if you don't FIGHT IT you ACCEPT IT. Remember we have a LOW, FLAT fee, your costs will NOT CHANGE whether we save you a $1,000 or $3,000!
2. Unless you prefer a phone call.
3. On deadline days we often get over 500 voicemails. We do not have the time to call them all back on the deadline day.
Don't take our word for it, see VIDEO TESTIMONIALS and take theirs! Many receive Property Tax Refund CHECKS! You will see one who took $5,000 back from the county! With us you keep 100% of all REDUCTIONS and REFUNDS! Our competition gouges you for 33-50% of BOTH.
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3447 W. Foster Ave. Suite B Chicago IL 60625
UPDATE: Our Office On Foster is Closed to Public Due to the COVID19 Outbreak.
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: Closed for "Family Day"
Farlap & Associates
3447 W. Foster Avenue Suite B
Chicago, IL USA 773-409-4405