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Cook County Real Estate Database

Want to see who sold their home in Cook County? Patch has compiled a searchable ongoing list of property sales in Cook County, based on data from the Cook County Recorder of Deeds.

Want to know how much that house down the block sold for or how many million dollar home sales there were in your community last year? Patch has put together a searchable real estate database of Cook County property sales that is updated twice a month as new data is received from the Cook County Recorder of Deeds.

You can search by address (the field will fill in automatically as you start typing, but be patient — it may take a moment to catch up with you), or search a full town or a specific price range within a town. You can also search by the buyer or seller's name (and those fields will fill automatically as well).

If no price is listed, or other information is missing, it is because it was not included in the information from the county. Some sales included no address and were not included in our database.

For more information on a sale, use the scroll bar at the bottom of the results page to scroll to the right and click on the details page.

Tim F February 02, 2013 at 02:55 AM
Too bad that home sale prices don't determine assessed valuations for property taxes. Anyone who says that they do is a liar, lawyer, liar, lawyer. A house, like a car, stock, etc. is only worth what another person is willing to pay for it. Isn't that why the government told financial institutions that they had to use "mark to market" valuations on their balance sheets for assets?
Ellen Fulton February 04, 2013 at 08:41 PM
And how does that work year-to-year, pray tell? I don't have the slightest clue what the market value of my house might be this year. I know what it cost me in 2003, when the market was significantly higher but had yet to reach its peak. Unless you're talking about new construction buildings, figuring out comps is a PITA. My house is an 1880s Victorian, so looking at 1880s Victorians means sifting through multi-units covered with asphalt siding and vinyl sheet flooring as well as preservationist-quality renovations with gourmet kitchens and $10,000 bathtubs. Where does mine fit? I don't know, and I won't know until I try to sell it. Between now and then, what price do I use to mark it to market -- and how much crap will the assessors' office and I have to go through to fight out a number? Ugh. No thanks. I'll take the mystifying system in the City of Chicago and run with it, because at the end of the day my number compares very favorably with houses in the suburbs!
The ORIGINAL Mike B February 06, 2013 at 02:03 PM
Ellen Fulton, what does all that gibberish mean? You aren't smart enough to at least have an inkling of your property value? Sounds to me like you think the Cook County Assessor has undervalued your house, so you're running with it. Tim F. is right-mark to market every 3 years, you'll find that your home is not that unique, that you overpaid and your taxes should reflect what you paid..
Jim February 06, 2013 at 03:01 PM
Suggest everyone look at what is happening in Baltimore. The highest property taxes in Maryland, the highest income taxes in Maryland, a 30% drop in population over a decade, 40% of the population in poverty. I predict a similar scenario for Chicago, Cook County and Evanston over the next 10 years. The worst part is that the geniuses who run these places will be long gone and no one will know who did the damage.
Edward Andrysiak February 06, 2013 at 06:32 PM
I asked the question of "taxes to sales" and was told that system is called Chasing Sales" and it creates a great deal of required data following and opportunities for fraud so, they don't do it. However, I wish for the day that property taxes are based on the square foot...period. Who cares about how fancy the place is, or not, The people in it use county facilities to an equal amount and therefore a square foot tax would seem to be fair. It's the folks who live there that use services paid for by property taxes not the "building" as such. However, keeping it simple would not allow the politicians a way to confuse and cheat the system. Like applying the State equalization factor for example. They misuse it! And most goes unnoticed because it is complex.

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