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Will County, IL Property Taxes: Payment, Assessments, Assessment Protest, Important Dates, Info, and More

Will County, IL Property Taxes: Payment, Assessments, Assessment Protest,  Important Dates, Info, and More      No doubt about it ...  real estate property taxes,  and everything about them, is important and of interest to most people. 
     If you live, own property, or do business in  Will County, IL ... the details of  When, What, Where, and How of Will County, IL   taxes ... and their payment ... is of particular interest to you because it directly effects you, your investment, or your life.       Because property taxes and property assessments can effect you so intensely and personally ... being thoroughly educated  about your Will County, IL taxes, assessments, taxing bodies, and taxing systems needs to go beyond knowing just HOW much tax to pay, WHERE you can pay, and WHEN tax installments are due ... although that is obviously very important.  But pure and simple, it's to your benefit to know much more.
     Property owners in Will County, IL can obtain a thorough, benefici…

Listen ... Educate ... and Ask Questions the entire way. It's for your own good!

Listen ... Educate ... and Ask Questions  the entire way.  It's for your own good!



You, like me, have probably been reading about  the upsurge in home sales and rise in demand for home mortgages.  All good news ... right?

    Well, it seems yes ... and no.

NBC News  just yesterday,  released an article  speaking to this very issue.   Seems that yes, demand for new mortgages is growing.  But banks are not handling the rise in business very well.  And because of this, the new  Federal Reserve's stimulus planis in jeopardy.  Or at minimum, in jeopardy of not being utilized to its full potential.

     Part of the hope of this latest stimulus, was that banks would lower interest rates even more than the historic lows we have been experiencing.  This in turn would motivate Home Buyers to enter the market for the first time, or again.  That in turn would produce a dominoeffect and rates would fall and  ... well, you get the idea.

     But this, is not what is happening.  Many banks or lend…

Don't listen to the noise or static around you. Make wise CHOICES based upon the facts contained within YOUR personal mortgage financing scenario ...

Don't listen to the noise or static around you.  
     Make wise CHOICES based upon the facts contained within YOUR personal mortgage financing scenario ...  


Choices ... They exist in every walk of life.  They come in big and small sizes, with big and small consequences.  And they arrive on your doorstep during almost every second of your day.


While Home Buying, you most certainly confront many CHOICES throughout your mortgage financing process.  From beginning to end, you are asked to make decisions.  Choose!  Choose!  Choose!  The mere thought of all those CHOICES needing to be made ... surely seems a bit overwhelming, I'm sure.

     Certainly one of the first choices that needs to be made in a home buying transaction, typically surrounds the choice of  Mortgage Lender.  Often times, your Realtor can and will guide you, providing options and choices of lending professionals for consideration.  Realtors are an excellent source for reliable referrals.  

     Other times, Buyers al…

Don't Accidentally Start a Fire ... Install a Fire Detector Within Your Contracts

Don't Accidentally Start a Fire
Install a Fire DetectorWithin Your Contracts


From start to finish ... the dates and chronology of a Real Estate Contract have become increasingly important to the outcome of the transaction.  This is certainly true here in my  Will County, IL  housing market, as well as across the nation.

      But as of late, I've received some Real Estate Contracts with some time-frames written into them that have been absolutely impossible to meet.  To offer an analogy, they were a smoldering fire just waiting to burn.


     Perhaps my most clear-cut example of this was a recent loan where I received the freshly negotiated contract on my desk mid-afternoon on a Tuesday, and then received a call from the Seller's attorney early the next morning wanting to know if I had the loan Clear to Close yet. 

Really?? 

     The return to a healthier housing market has brought competition back amongst Buyers for desirable sales properties.  That's a positive. …

Help Make the Upcoming Holiday Season Brighter for our Troops! Decorate/Donate a Holiday Stocking at The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center in Mokena, IL on November 11th

Help Make the Upcoming Holiday Season Brighter for our Troops!  Decorate/Donate a Holiday Stocking at The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center in Mokena, IL on November 11th
     Bright lights, holiday decorations, warm homes, glowing fireplaces,  wonderful foods, refreshments, loving family, good friends.  They are all things typically associated with the holiday season ... a holiday season that's quickly approaching.      But what if you're in the military and overseas?  All those wonderful things can seem pretty far away.  You can seem forgotten.      To prevent that from happening, the Mokena Park District and The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center is  working hard towards making this 2012 Holiday Season as memorable as possible for all our troops ... and YOU can help! 
Donations are needed!       The Mokena Park District and The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center are now accepting donations at the Mokena Park District Office, located at:  10925 LaPorte Rd., Mokena, IL.…