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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: $ 8,436
IMPR.: $ 28,500
TOTAL: $ 36,936
Subject only to the State multiplier as applicable.
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PROPERTY TAX APPEAL BOARD'S DECISION
APPELLANT: Joyce Ordonez
DOCKET NO.: 05-20481.001-R-1
PARCEL NO.: 16-19-407-040
The parties of record before the Property Tax Appeal Board are Joyce Ordonez, the appellant, by attorney George Relias with Enterprise Law Group in Chicago; and the Cook County Board of Review.
The subject property consists of a 5,408 square foot parcel of land improved with a 61-year old, two-story, masonry, multi-family dwelling. The appellant argued unequal treatment in the assessment process as the basis of the appeal.
The appellant, via counsel, submitted a brief arguing that the subject square footage as listed by the board of review is incorrect. In support of this argument, the appellant submitted affidavits from the homeowner and a "disinterested party" and a copy of the plat of survey for the subject. The affidavits indicate the outside dimensions of the improvement and establish the size by multiplying these dimensions by the number of stories to arrive at a square footage of 3,800.
The appellant also submitted information on three properties suggested as comparable located within half a mile of the subject. The properties are described as two-story, masonry or frame and masonry, multi-family dwellings with three or five baths and a full, finished basement. The properties range: in age from 78 to 87 years; in size from 3,053 to 5,737 square feet of living area; and in improvement assessments from $7.59 to $8.98 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 improvement assessment of $36,710 or $6.34 per square foot of living area using 5,793 square feet of living area was disclosed. In support of the subject's assessment, the board of review presented descriptions and