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Based on the facts and exhibits presented, the Property Tax
Appeal Board hereby finds no change in the assessment of the
property as established by the Cook County Board of Review is
warranted. The correct assessed valuation of the property is:
Subject only to the State multiplier as applicable.
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PROPERTY TAX APPEAL BOARD'S DECISION
APPELLANT: Rohitkumar Desai
DOCKET NO.: 04-23354.001-R-1
PARCEL NO.: 03-34-200-076-0000
The parties of record before the Property Tax Appeal Board are
Rohitkumar Desai, the appellant, by attorney Rusty A. Payton of
the Law Offices of Rusty A. Payton, P.C., Chicago, Illinois; and
the Cook County Board of Review.
The subject property consists of a 40-year old, two-story
townhouse of masonry construction containing 1,148 square feet of
living area with a full, unfinished basement.
The appellant submitted evidence before the Property Tax Appeal
Board claiming unequal treatment in the assessment process as the
basis of the appeal. In support of the equity argument, the
appellant submitted a grid analysis detailing four suggested
comparable properties. Comparable two is located on the same
block as the subject; comparable one and four are located one
block from the subject; and comparable three is located one mile
from the subject. The comparables are two-story masonry
townhouses that are 40 to 43 years old. Three comparables have
full basements and one comparable has an unfinished basement.
One comparable has central air conditioning and a fireplace.
Their living areas are 1,148 or 1,169 square feet in size, and
have improvement assessments of $6.03 to $7.49 per square foot.
The subject property has an improvement assessment of $11.49 per
square foot. Based on this evidence, the appellant requested a
reduction in the subject's improvement assessment.
The board of review submitted its "Board of Review Notes on
Appeal" wherein the subject's final assessment was disclosed. In
support of the subject's assessment, the board of review offered
the property characteristic sheets and a spreadsheet detailing
three suggested comparable properties located on the same block
or in close proximity to the subject. The comparable properties