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Jim M.: Property taxes were the number one driving force for our move [out of state].

Jim M., Cary, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $430500, Present Value (2018), $293484, Property Taxes (2006), $11600, Property Taxes (2017), $12507, Total Taxes Paid, $149809, , , “Property taxes were the number one driving force for our move [out of state].”

Amy D.: We will not be able to stay in our house.

Amy D., Golf, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $600000, Present Value (2018), $818790, Property Taxes (2001), $13006, Property Taxes (2017), $20230, Total Taxes Paid, $255633, , , “We will not be able to stay in our house.”

Steve D.: The property tax issue was the nail in the coffin.

Steve D., Chicago Heights, IL, Present Value (2018), $119490, Property Taxes (1999), $2859, Property Taxes (2008), $2968, Total Taxes Paid, $30777, , , , , “The property tax issue was the nail in the coffin.”

Rafael N.: As much as I don’t want to leave, at some point we will have to.

Rafael N., Franklin Park, IL, Present Value (2018), $262200, Property Taxes (2011), $8060, Property Taxes (2014), $7955, Total Taxes Paid, $31937, , , , , “As much as I don’t want to leave, at some point we will have to.”

Mary B.: We’re trying to get out of Illinois.

Mary B., St. Charles, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $135000, Present Value (2018), $589086, Property Taxes (2002), $1999, Property Taxes (2017), $15112, Total Taxes Paid, $229199, , , “We’re trying to get out of Illinois.”

Linda D.: We struggle monthly with if we should stay here.

Linda D., Grayslake, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), 219000, Present Value (2018), 371487, Property Taxes (2010), $3677, Property Taxes (2017), $13588, Total Taxes Paid, $83201, , , “We struggle monthly with if we should stay here.”

S.M.: I’m struggling to pay the taxes.

S.M., Glendale Heights, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $68440, Present Value (2018), $165810, Property Taxes (2000), $3057, Property Taxes (2017), $5844, Total Taxes Paid, $81679, , , “I’m struggling to pay the taxes.”

Jeanette K.: We can’t afford it on retirement [to stay in Illinois].

Jeanette K., Grayslake, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $73250, Present Value (2018), $469413, Property Taxes (2000), $8103, Property Taxes (2017), $14083, Total Taxes Paid, $172610, , , “We can’t afford it on retirement [to stay in Illinois].”

Joe B.: I will leave as soon as I can if it doesn’t get any better and if property taxes don’t stop going up.

Joe B., Grayslake, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $195536, Present Value (2018), $231601, Property Taxes (2000), $5478, Property Taxes (2017), $8563, Total Taxes Paid, $113819, , , “I will leave as soon as I can if it doesn’t get any better and if property taxes don’t stop going up.”

Amy D.: If we thought we could sell our house for what it’s worth we would and we’d leave.

Amy D., Belleville, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $124000, Present Value (2018), $95388, Property Taxes (2013), $3243, Property Taxes (2017), $2578, Total Taxes Paid, $11241, , , “If we thought we could sell our house for what it’s worth we would and we’d leave.”

Nano E.: As a realtor, I don’t want to have to leave here and start all over.

Nano E., Grayslake, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $260000, Present Value (2018), $256308, Property Taxes (2005), $4684, Property Taxes (2014), $12568, Total Taxes Paid, $77613, , , “As a realtor I don’t want to have to leave here and start all over.”

Todd A.: My wife and I are strongly considering a big move.

Todd A., Swansea, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $500000, Present Value (2018), $517425, Property Taxes (2015), $10469, Property Taxes (2017), $14588, Total Taxes Paid, $39645, , , “My wife and I are strongly considering a big move.”

Natalie K.: It’s definitely making me think of our future staying in Illinois.

Natalie K., Belleville, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $340000, Present Value (2018), $297456, Property Taxes (2016), $9545, Property Taxes (2017), $9554, Total Taxes Paid, $19099, , , “It’s definitely making me think of our future staying in Illinois.”

Ed K.: I’m definitely considering [moving].

Ed K., Grayslake, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $183000, Present Value (2018), $159930, Property Taxes (2005), $4842, Property Taxes (2017), $5854, Total Taxes Paid, $60281, , , “I’m definitely considering [moving].”

Tony M.: I have to decide if I want to stay here or walk away.

Tony M., Belleville, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $65000, Present Value (2018), $61755, Property Taxes (2013), $1115, Property Taxes (2017), $1333, Total Taxes Paid, $6223, , , “I have to decide if I want to stay here or walk away.”

Colleen O.: We are looking to move over the border.

Colleen O., Grayslake, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $210000, Present Value (2018), $269352, Property Taxes (2001), $3080, Property Taxes (2017), $10895, Total Taxes Paid, $124852, , , “We are looking to move over the border.”

Russ H.: I’m absolutely considering [moving].

Russ H., Swansea, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $260000, Present Value (2018), $244050, Property Taxes (2014), $3937, Property Taxes (2017), $5593, Total Taxes Paid, $20280, , , “I’m absolutely considering [moving].”

Scott K.: I think we’re going to leave.

Scott K., Cary, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $389500, Present Value (2018), $372588, Property Taxes (2001), $2461, Property Taxes (2017), $12616, Total Taxes Paid, $170963, , , “I think we’re going to leave.”

Richard G.: I can’t pay my property taxes.

Richard G., Hainesville, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $280000, Present Value (2018), $273195, Property Taxes (2005), $8065, Property Taxes (2017), $10681, Total Taxes Paid, $100685, , , “I can’t pay my property taxes.”

Jennifer M.: I’ve thought about moving.

Jennifer M., Sawyerville, IL, Purchase (inflation adj), $52000, Present Value (2018), $41142, Property Taxes (2010), $1135, Property Taxes (2017), $901, Total Taxes Paid, $7814, , , “I’ve thought about moving.”