Helpful links for homebuyers and sellers, and interesting tools and websites related to real estate.
Cook County, IL Property Tax Portal
This website is great for tax information, and really easy to negotiate!
A handy guide to how walkable a neighborhood or particular address is. This site also gives you locations of all of the nearby public transportation stops, libraries, police stations, grocery stores, coffee shops and more.
An aggregate site compiling ratings and reviews of schools to help present and future parents research potential schools in their new or existing neighborhoods. Here is a direct link to the Great School’s City of Chicago School District 299 page.
Irreverent, useful and witty articles and blogs on Chicago’s real estate market.
The Encyclopedia of Chicago
The definitive source for well-researched and thorough information on Chicago’s history.
Chicago Historic Resources Survey
This is a searchable database of the vast majority of architecturally significant buildings and homes in Chicago.
The home site of Realtors is a great way to start a home search, find a mortgage or find home buyer and seller resources.
Chicago Tribune: Crime in Chicagoland
Find out about crime in your community, on your block, on your commute or a potential new neighborhood.
Chicago Police: Chicago Law Enforcement Analysis and Reporting
Find out about crime in your neighborhood and a variety of other statistics compiled directly from the Chicago Police Department.
Chicago Tribune: Crime in Chicagoland Suburbs
Find out about crime reports and incidents in Chicago’s suburbs as compiled through the Illinois State Police.
Chicago Public Schools School Locator
Chicago Public School System shows you exactly which elementary and high school attendance area an address is or the exact boundaries of the attendance area for public schools in your community.