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Homeowners Are Getting A Say In Chicago’s Rogers Park Neighborhood
By HOM Editorial Team | October 1, 2015
Homeowners in the Roger’s Park neighborhood of Chicago are thrilled with the installation of a new spray water pool at their local Pottawattomie Park. The water feature is one of many improvements the neighborhood has seen since Alderman Joe Moore laun …
Chicago REALTORS® Help Homeowners Reduce Property Taxes
By HOM Editorial Team | July 1, 2015
Chicago homeowners are taking control of their property taxes, thanks to the efforts of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®. “We’re doing something a little different to help homeowners with property taxes here in Chicago,” says Brian Bernardoni, the …
PAST CALLS FOR ACTION
Oppose New Fees On Housing Providers in Granite City
August 14, 2020
City residents were asked to oppose a proposal before the city council to increase housing provider license fees, which would have resulted in rental increases.
Tell Your Representative to Vote NO on Rent Control
February 27, 2019
Ask your State Representative to vote “NO” on any bill that would repeal the Rent Control Preemption Act, or establish Rent Control.
Tell the City Council to vote NO on the proposed Public Safety Pension Fee
November 21, 2018
Residents of Peoria were asked to contact their city council member about a new proposed fee on property owners.
Reform The Home Inspection Process In Park Forest
June 6, 2018
Residents in Park Forest were asked to tell Park Forest officials (Village Trustees and the mayor) to have inspectors conduct inspections as soon as possible after the home is listed to minimize any disruptions or delays in the sales process.
Say No to New Mundelein Real Estate Taxes
April 9, 2018
Residents of Mundelein, IL were asked to contact their elected village officials in opposition to a real estate transfer tax referendum.
Rising home prices fallout: Greater rent burden destroying the dream of homeownership
Much like home prices, rents are also spiking, taking upwards of 53% of family income, causing stress on wallets and crushing homeownership dreams.
A secret bias against Blacks exists in mortgage approval algorithms
Closing the wealth gap made is being more difficult by mathematical equations used to determine mortgage eligibility.
Weather causing unexpected, unforeseen headaches for homeowners
An influx of severe weather in places not used to such dangerous conditions has wreaked havoc on homeowners when it comes to insurance.
Historic infrastructure bill passes, but it will merely be a good first step
American families lose, on average, about $3,300 annually due to failed infrastructure. Did you ever hit a pothole and blow out a tire? That’s failed infrastructure. Did you ever lose power long enough, or does it happen frequently enough, where you ha …
It looks fine and tastes good, but tap water is unsafe for many Americans
When you pour yourself a glass of water from the tap in your kitchen, you can hold the glass up to the light and the liquid looks crystal clear. Next, doing your best impression of a wine connoisseur, you swirl the water around in the glass and tip it …
Have You Signed The Homeowner Bill of Rights?
It’s time to stand up and be counted!
Did you know that homeowners pay between 80 and 90 percent of all federal income taxes? If you are a homeowner, show your support now for a Homeowner Bill of Rights. Sign it now!