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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:
Subject only to the State multiplier as applicable.
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PROPERTY TAX APPEAL BOARD'S DECISION
APPELLANT: Mark Kuchuris
DOCKET NO.: 04-22265.001-R-1
PARCEL NO.: 10-33-434-004-0000
The parties of record before the Property Tax Appeal Board (PTAB) are Mark Kuchuris, the appellant, by attorney Arnold G. Siegel of Chicago and the Cook County Board of Review (board).
The subject property consists of a 63-year-old, two-story single-family dwelling of masonry construction containing 3,064 square feet of living area and located in Niles Township, Cook County. The residence contains three bathrooms, a full finished basement, air conditioning, three 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 seven suggested comparable properties located within two blocks of the subject. These properties consist of two-story single-family dwellings of masonry, frame or frame and masonry construction and range in age from 63 to 83 years. The comparables have two or three bathrooms with some half-baths and six properties have full or partial basements, one finished. Five homes have air-conditioning and fireplaces and six have one or two-car garages. The comparables contain between 2,849 and 3,480 square feet of living area and have improvement assessments ranging from $44,688 to $63,788 or from $12.84 to $18.96 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 $66,201, or $21.61 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 two-story single-family dwellings of masonry construction and range in age from 53 to 64 years. The comparables contain two bathrooms with some half-baths and have partial or full basements, two finished; two have air conditioning; all with fireplaces and all have two-car garages. The comparables range in size from 2,099 to 2,799