(Continued on Next Page)
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:
LAND: $ 4,376
IMPR.: $ 16,115
TOTAL: $ 20,491
Subject only to the State multiplier as applicable.
1 of 4
PROPERTY TAX APPEAL BOARD'S DECISION
APPELLANT: Bernard Drenth
DOCKET NO.: 05-26254.001-R-1
PARCEL NO.: 27-14-303-025-0000
The parties of record before the Property Tax Appeal Board are Bernard Drenth, the appellant, by attorney Rusty Payton of the Law Offices of Rusty Payton, P.C., Chicago, Illinois; and the Cook County Board of Review.
The subject property is improved with a 13-year old, one-story townhouse of masonry construction containing 1,659 square feet of living area with a full, unfinished basement, central air conditioning, a fireplace, and a two-car attached garage.
The appellant’s appeal is based on unequal treatment in the assessment process. The appellant submitted information on three comparable properties described as two-story masonry or frame and masonry dwellings that are 17 years old. The comparable dwellings are townhouses that range in size from 1,312 to 1,676 square feet of living area. Each comparable has central air conditioning and a fireplace, but none has a basement. Photographic evidence reveals that each comparable has a one or two-car attached garage. The comparables have improvement assessments ranging from $5.31 to $5.55 per square foot of living area. The subject’s improvement assessment is $9.71 per square foot of living area. 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. The board of review presented descriptions and assessment information on three comparable properties consisting of one or two-story masonry or frame and masonry townhouses that are 13 years old. The dwellings contain 1,659 or 1,955 square feet of living area. Each comparable has central air conditioning, a fireplace, and a two-car attached garage. Two comparables have a full, unfinished basement, and one has a slab foundation. These properties have improvement assessments of $9.72 or $10.68 per square foot of living area. Based on this evidence, the board of review requested confirmation of the subject's assessment.