Wednesday, August 1, 2012
631 Glendale Drive offers nearly one half acre of land and 3,700 square feet of colonial luxury.
From elegant and stately mansions to modern, environmentally-friendly abodes, The North Shore is chock-full of one-of-a-kind homes. Each week, Patch will feature one ‘Wow House’ that caught our attention. This week, a Glenview stunner situated in the Village’s elite Glenayre Park steals the show. Listed at nearly $2.5 million, this dream home boasts five bedrooms, six baths and unmatched attention to detail. Here, take a peek inside, and see what this high-end price tag fetches in 60025. Is your home a ‘Wow’ House? Want to nominate a spectacular, unusual or just plain cool property on the North Shore? E-mail us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Some Democrats would require mandatory mediation between lenders and borrowers on underwater loans.
After Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) met with local real estate industry leaders Tuesday to discuss the nation’s housing and mortgage crisis, four of five Democrats hoping to challenge Dold had ideas of their own to share. Though Dold sees possible legislation as a solution to the difficulties being caused to people because home values are dipping below the mortgage balance on their property, he thinks relaxation of certain regulations now will give some quicker relief. Dold also recognizes the current reduction of real estate values is one of the major problems for the economy as a whole. “There is no question as we look at the economy and jobs, housing is a big, important aspect to our economy.” “We can do that but I’m not sure how …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Congressman holds a roundtable to gain local input on improving the housing climate.
Get a room full of real estate industry leaders and the person who called the meeting could get an earful on the current housing market. That is what happened to Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) Tuesday morning in his Northbrook office when he invited 10 real estate professionals from different parts of the industry to his office for a roundtable discussion. “There was a high level of frustration in the room,” Dold said after the meeting. “This is a first step. There will be more meetings. This was a meeting to get an idea of what we in the role of government can do." Dold’s agenda included foreclosure, loan modification and refinancing, under water properties, real estate values, mortgages, stumbling blocks to doing business and other …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Patch catches up with the Cook County Board of Review Commissioner before he hosts a seminar in Northfield Township next week.
Do all those property tax numbers make your eyes squint? If you're looking for some clarity, you're in luck. Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will host a property tax seminar in Northfield Township on Wednesday, Jan. 11. The event is at 7 p.m. at the Bernard Weinger Jewish Community Center, 300 Revere Dr. in Northbrook. Patch talked with Patlak to learn more about the seminars. Related: Understanding Your Cook County Property Taxes Patch: Why is it important for residents to attend the property tax seminars? Patlak: No one should pay more than their fair share of taxes. Therefore, any property owner who believes they may be overassessed owes it to themselves to attend a Board of Review Assessment Appeal Seminar to find …
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
According to a group of Cook County assessors, ballot calculations of District 31's proposed tax increase do not accurately reflect the impact if the measure passes.
The figures on the ballot for West Northfield School District 31’s tax referendum are misleading, according to a group of Cook County assessors. That’s because, along with other school, fire protection and library districts with referenda on the April 5 ballot, District 31 did not estimate its proposed tax increase using a countywide multiplier that is ultimately applied to all taxpayer’s bills, according to Ali ElSaffar, president of the Cook County Township Assessors Association and Oak Park Township Assessor. Without the multiplier included in calculations, the ballot figures could be underestimated as much as 70 percent, he explained. “Personally, I’m not saying I’m in favor or against any of these referendums, but I do think people …