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Dean Christofilos, Managing Broker


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Your Property Taxes being Reduced!

by Dean Christofilos, Managing Broker
Hope you are doing well!  I wanted to let you know it is very possible to get your Property Taxes Reduced- sometimes substantially!
I just received another 3 Year Reduction on my home property taxes. I am now down below $7,000. This is my third reduction over the years from a high of $12,200 property taxes. I have to pay my Tax Attorney a total of $1,278 now but my 3 year savings is $7,065.
My experience is letting a Tax Attorney deal with it- unfortunately it seems the system demands an attorney be involved to get the reduction we deserve! I suggest checking into this because it will not only save you money but a reduction will help the sale of your home whenever you decide to sell. Every Buyer out there is concerned about Property Taxes.
The good news is if the Attorney does not think they can save you money... they will let you know. Bottom line is you will not be charged a fee unless they successfully reduce your property tax.
If you decide to pursue this I can email you the Tax Attorney that does mine. Call me or email me with any questions. I'd like to help you any way I can.
my cell is 708-372-8752

Dean Christofilos

Tips When Selling Your Home

by Dean Christofilos

Many people are asking, "Is this the year to sell my home?"

Well, give me a call if this is a question you have and I will be happy to discuss your situation. But whenever you decide to put your home on the market, I would like to share just a few helpful tips to help get it sold and get the most return on your money! 

A number of simple cosmetic changes often provide the biggest return on investment. Here are three tips to upgrade your house without breaking the bank:

  • Bring in the light. The right light creates the right mood. Adding lights to dark rooms can make your home feel warm and inviting. Bring outdoor light inside by opening curtains and installing economical suntubes.
  • Create Space. Many of today's buyers are looking for open rooms. Consider removing unwanted walls to make your home feel more spacious. Buyers will often pay a premium to get a bit of extra room.
  • Replace Flooring. Get rid of that old carpet in the den and replace it with today's newer hardwoods and laminates. You don't have to spend a lot to make a big impression!

These simple tips can help you sell your home and take advantage of today's market. Please me at 708-372-8752 if you have any questions about selling your home. We are here to help!

Dean Christofilos, Managing Broker

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Dean Christofilos
Chris Kare Realty, LLC
20550 S LaGrange Rd Suite 8
Frankfort IL 60423
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