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Based on the facts and exhibits presented, the Property Tax
Appeal Board hereby finds a reduction 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:
LAND: $ 5,954
IMPR.: $ 22,500
TOTAL: $ 28,454
Subject only to the State multiplier as applicable.
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PROPERTY TAX APPEAL BOARD'S DECISION
APPELLANT: Harry Demos
DOCKET NO.: 04-28120.001-R-1
PARCEL NO.: 13-12-416-008-0000
The parties of record before the Property Tax Appeal Board are
Harry Demos, the appellant, by attorney Herbert Rosenberg of
Schoenberg, Finkel, Newman & Rosenberg, Ltd., Chicago, and the
Cook County Board of Review.
The subject property consists of a 66-year-old, one-story style
single-family dwelling of frame and masonry construction
containing 1,420 square feet of living area and located in
Jefferson Township, Cook County. Features include one full bath,
one half bath, a full basement and a one-car garage.
The appellant, through counsel, appeared before the Property Tax
Appeal Board claiming unequal treatment in the assessment process
as the basis of the appeal. In support of this argument, the
appellant offered a spreadsheet detailing four suggested
comparable properties located on the same street within one block
of the subject. These properties consist of one-story style
single-family dwellings of masonry or frame construction from 80
to 82 years old containing one or two full baths. All of the
comparables have garages and one has a basement. The comparables
range in size from 1,431 to 1,671 square feet of living area and
have improvement assessments ranging from $13.94 to $15.62 per
square foot of living area. A copy of the subject's 2004 board
of review final decision was also included. Counsel argued the
appellant's comparables are all located in close proximity to the
subject as well as being similar to the subject in size and age.
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 improvement assessment of
$25,870, or $18.22 per square foot of living area, was disclosed.