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.

LEARN MORE