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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: Gordon Montgomery
DOCKET NO.: 04-25920.001-R-1
PARCEL NO.: 05-17-412-014-0000
The parties of record before the Property Tax Appeal Board are
Gordon Montgomery, 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 67-year old, two-story
dwelling of frame construction containing 3,453 square feet of
living area with a partial, unfinished basement, central air
conditioning, three fireplaces, and a two car garage.
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. The appellant's map indicates the
comparables are located one-half mile from the subject. The map
also indicates comparables not listed on the grid analysis. The
comparables are two-story frame and masonry or stucco dwellings
that are 85 to 101 years old with fireplaces. Three comparables
have unfinished basements and one comparable has a partial
basement. Two comparables have central air conditioning. Their
living areas are from 2,775 to 4,089 square feet in size, and
have improvement assessments of $17.99 to $19.42 per square foot.
The subject property has an improvement assessment of $25.66 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
four suggested comparable properties located on the same block or