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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: Mark Castiglia
DOCKET NO.: 04-25977.001-R-1
PARCEL NO.: 09-25-107-020-0000
The parties of record before the Property Tax Appeal Board are Mark Castiglia, the appellant, by attorney Edward Larkin of Larkin & Larkin of Park Ridge and the Cook County Board of Review.
The subject property consists of a 55-year-old, one-story single-family dwelling of masonry construction containing 1,807 square feet of living area and located in Maine Township, Cook County. The residence contains two and one-half bathrooms, no basement, two fireplaces and a two-car garage.
The appellant, through counsel, submitted evidence before the PTAB claiming unequal treatment in the assessment process as the basis of the appeal. In support of this argument, the appellant offered three suggested comparable properties located within a quarter mile of the subject. These properties consist of one-story single-family dwellings of masonry or frame and masonry construction and range in age from 45 to 54 years. The comparables have two bathrooms with some half-baths and full or partial basements, one finished. All homes are air-conditioned and two have fireplaces. Each site has a two-car garage. The comparables contain between 1,831 and 2,164 square feet of living area and have improvement assessments ranging from $34,727 to $40,222 or from $17.70 to $18.59 per square foot of living area. Based on this evidence, the appellant requested a reduction in the subject's assessment.
The board submitted its "Board of Review Notes on Appeal" wherein the subject's final improvement assessment of $43,151, or $23.88 per square foot of living area, was disclosed. In support of the subject’s assessment, the board offered three suggested comparable properties located within a quarter mile of the subject. The comparables consist of one-story single-family dwellings of masonry construction and range in age from 53 to 57 years. The comparables contain one or two bathrooms with some half-baths, full basements, fireplaces; two have air conditioning