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FitnessPopular fitness song tracking blog,  RUN HUNDRED, has published their top 10 workout songs for March 2013.  It is surprising to see who tops the list this month, but they will certainly get your body moving!  Can you say a Britney Spears comeback…AGAIN!

The Top 10 Workout Songs For March

Fort Wayne, IN – March 1, 2013 – This month’s top 10 is interesting for its lack of pop stars. Britney Spears, Flo Rida, and Will.I.Am each turn up in the list. But, they’re in the minority. Put simply, there weren’t a lot of pop songs that came out this month. In their absence, an eclectic bunch of tracks came out of the woodwork: the YouTube smash “Harlem Shake,” Fall Out Boy’s comeback single, and a gritty ode to hell-raising from A$AP Rocky.

Here’s the full list, according to votes placed at Run Hundred–the web’s most popular workout music blog.

Flux Pavilion & Childish Gambino – Do or Die – 145 BPM

Cee Lo Green & Lauriana Mae – Only You – 110 BPM

Baauer – Harlem Shake – 140 BPM

DJ Pauly D & Jay Sean – Back to Love – 128 BPM

Olly Murs & Flo Rida – Troublemaker – 108 BPM

Bignic – Down – 124 BPM

ASAP Rocky, Skrillex & Birdy Nam Nam – Wild for the Night – 70 BPM

Fall Out Boy – My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up) – 77 BPM

Will.I.Am, Britney Spears, Hit-Boy, Waka Flocka Flame, Lil Wayne, Nelly & Diddy – Scream & Shout (Remix) – 130 BPM

Swedish House Mafia – Don’t You Worry Child (Promise Land Remix) – 129 BPM

To find more workout songs, folks can check out the free database at Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era—to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.

Chris Lawhorn
Run Hundred

February 28, 2013 Posted by | TOP WORKOUT SONGS | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment


639 DIVISION ENTRY smallMany have asked…How much can I save on a homeowner’s exemption?  Well, it’s important to make sure you first apply for one or you could miss out on thousands in savings.   The website below actually breaks it down for you in simple terms and describes the many exemptions available.

This is an important part of the benefits of homeownership, so make sure to go this link and check your status.  In most cases, the senior citizen homestead/homeowner exemptions are most often missed.

Cook County homeowners may take advantage of several valuable property-tax-saving exemptions. There are currently four exemptions that must be applied for or renewed annually: The Homeowner Exemption, Senior Citizen Homestead Exemption, Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze Exemption, and the Home Improvement Exemption.

Homeowner Exemption

Taxpayers whose single-family home, townhouse, condominium, co-op or apartment building (up to six units) is their primary residence can save $250 to $2,000 per year, depending on local tax rates and assessment increases. First-time applicants must have been the occupant of the property as of January 1 of the tax year in question.

The Cook County Assessor’s Office now automatically renews Homeowner Exemptions for properties that were not sold to new owners in the last year.

In neighborhoods where assessments have increased sharply, this exemption also now can help buffer the reassessment and be worth as much as $2,000 ($20,000 in Equalized Assessed Value multiplied by the local tax rate).

This program is administered by the Cook County Assessor’s Office. New owners should apply to:

Cook County Assessor’s Office
118 North Clark Street, Room 320
Chicago, IL 60602

You may find applications and additional information at:

Senior Citizen Homestead Exemption

Seniors can save up to $250 a year in property taxes, and up to $750 when combined with the Homeowner Exemption. For the 2012 tax year, the applicant must have owned and occupied the property as of January 1, 2012 and must have been 65 years of age or older during the year for which you are applying.

Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze Exemption

Qualified senior citizens can apply for a freeze of the assessed value of their property. Over time, in many areas, this program results in taxes changing minimally and often decreasing as surrounding properties continue to rise in assessed value. This is the most valuable homeowner exemption program. The value increases over the years as it eliminates the impact of regular reassessment increases that may occur every three years.

For the 2012 tax year, the applicant must have owned and occupied the home on January 1, 2011 and January 1, 2012 and have been responsible for the 2011 and 2012 taxes.

Home Improvement Exemption

Homeowners can make up to $75,000 worth of property improvements without an increase in property taxes for at least four years. The value varies depending on the reduction of the assessed value and the tax rates where the property is located.

There are also several state and city programs now available.

Senior Citizen Tax Deferral
The household income limit to participate in this program has increased to $55,000. This program works like a loan from the State of Illinois to qualified senior citizens, with an annual interest rate of 6%. Any portion or all (up to $5,000 per year) of the tax may be deferred until the house is sold or until the death of the taxpayer. To apply, contact the Cook County Treasurer’s Office at 312.443.5100.

Disabled Veteran Homestead Exemption
Administered through the Illinois Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Call 312.814.2460.

Circuit Breaker Program
Seniors and disabled citizens receive a state grant based on property taxes, nursing home costs or pharmaceutical expenses. For information, call the Illinois Department on Aging at 1.800.252.8966.

FULL SUMMARY OF SAVINGS exemptions – from the Cook County Treasurer’s Office…..

February 23, 2013 Posted by | CHICAGO REAL ESTATE | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment


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