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Information every Illinois property owner should know

Find resources and information on policies and issues that affect Illinois residents.

Home Rule allows Illinois communities with fewer than 25,000 residents to impose a variety of taxes and fees.

Home Rule

A community’s vote for Home Rule allows elected officials to raise property taxes without having to first ask voters for direct permission.

Rent control kills development in Illinois, guarantees a never-ending cycle of affordable housing shortages and property tax increases, and ensures a rental property falls into disrepair due to lack of funds.

Rent Control

Rent control backers would argue the policy would lower housing costs. The research shows exactly the opposite happens.

Transfer taxes are assessed when a property is transferred/sold in Illinois. Most of the time, sellers pay. In some communities, buyers are hit with the tax.

Transfer Taxes

Some municipalities impose a tax on buyers and sellers of real estate. These taxes can destroy equity and make housing unaffordable.

Point of Sale Inspections are conducted by municipalities in Illinois to check for obvious building code violations.

Point of Sale Inspections

In many Illinois communities, the seller of an owner-occupied home is required to arrange for a pre-sale inspection. This can delay or kill a home sale.

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Information every Illinois property owner should know

Home Rule allows Illinois communities with fewer than 25,000 residents to impose a variety of taxes and fees.

Home Rule

A community’s vote for Home Rule allows elected officials to raise property taxes without having to first ask voters for direct permission.

LEARN MORE
Rent control kills development in Illinois, guarantees a never-ending cycle of affordable housing shortages and property tax increases, and ensures a rental property falls into disrepair due to lack of funds.

Rent Control

Rent control backers would argue the policy would lower housing costs. The research shows exactly the opposite happens.

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Transfer taxes are assessed when a property is transferred/sold in Illinois. Most of the time, sellers pay. In some communities, buyers are hit with the tax.

Transfer Taxes

Some municipalities impose a tax on buyers and sellers of real estate. These taxes can destroy equity and make housing unaffordable.

LEARN MORE
Point of Sale Inspections are conducted by municipalities in Illinois to check for obvious building code violations.

Point of Sale Inspections

In many Illinois communities, the seller of an owner-occupied home is required to arrange for a pre-sale inspection. This can delay or kill a home sale.

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The latest news about private property rights

The latest news about private property rights

Property ownership resources

How’s the housing market doing?

Illinois REALTORS® issues monthly housing market statistics reflecting median price and number of homes sold by Illinois, Chicagoland PMSA and county data.

Illinois REALTORS® issues monthly housing market statistics reflecting median price and number of homes sold by Illinois, Chicagoland PMSA and county data.

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Have a real estate dispute?

Illinois REALTORS®, can help! The association can answer basic questions and work to resolve transaction issues involving it’s members through the Ombudsman program.

Illinois REALTORS®, can help! The association can answer basic questions and work to resolve transaction issues involving it’s members through the Ombudsman program.

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Property ownership resources

How’s the housing market doing?

Illinois REALTORS® issues monthly housing market statistics reflecting median price and number of homes sold by Illinois, Chicagoland PMSA and county data.

Illinois REALTORS® issues monthly housing market statistics reflecting median price and number of homes sold by Illinois, Chicagoland PMSA and county data.

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Have a real estate dispute?

Illinois REALTORS®, can help! The association can answer basic questions and work to resolve transaction issues involving it’s members through the Ombudsman program.

Illinois REALTORS®, can help! The association can answer basic questions and work to resolve transaction issues involving it’s members through the Ombudsman program.

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HouseLogic.com is a site for homeowners who want smart solutions to enjoy, improve, and maintain their home; for buyers ready to find their happy place; and for sellers ready for their next chapter.

HouseLogic.com is a site for homeowners who want smart solutions to enjoy, improve, and maintain their home; for buyers ready to find their happy place; and for sellers ready for their next chapter.
Improve
HouseLogic.com is a site for homeowners who want smart solutions to enjoy, improve, and maintain their home; for buyers ready to find their happy place; and for sellers ready for their next chapter.
Your Money
HouseLogic.com is a site for homeowners who want smart solutions to enjoy, improve, and maintain their home; for buyers ready to find their happy place; and for sellers ready for their next chapter.
Buy & Sell

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Get the latest updates from the National Association of REALTORS® about public policy issues that can affect private property ownership.

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Buying or selling property? You need a professional to help you and an Illinois REALTOR® who can guide you through the transaction.

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