Tax Breaks for Illinois Homeowners

Feel like you’re paying way too much in property taxes? If you’re an Illinois homeowner, you probably are. The Land of Lincoln has the second-highest property taxes in the country.    The statewide average of 2.16% is nearly double the national average and translates to a typical annual property tax bill of $4,527 for Illinois… Continue reading Tax Breaks for Illinois Homeowners

Hidden Costs of Buying a Home

The true cost of buying a home involves more than just the home’s list price. There are a variety of hidden costs of buying a home that home buyers need to budget for. Here are five hidden costs of home buying that every home buyer should know about.    1. Property Taxes   Property tax… Continue reading Hidden Costs of Buying a Home