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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: $ 84,374
Subject only to the State multiplier as applicable.
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PROPERTY TAX APPEAL BOARD'S DECISION
APPELLANT: George San Jose
DOCKET NO.: 04-27257.001-R-1
PARCEL NO.: 05-29-103-041-0000
The parties of record before the Property Tax Appeal Board (PTAB) are George San Jose, the appellant, by attorney Arnold G. Siegel of Chicago and the Cook County Board of Review (board).
The subject property consists of a 35-year-old, two-story single-family dwelling of masonry construction containing 5,206 square feet of living area and located in New Trier Township, Cook County. The residence contains four full bathrooms and one half-bath, a full basement, air conditioning, a fireplace and a three-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 four 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 32 to 106 years. The comparables have two, three or four bathrooms, most with half-baths and all properties have full or partial basements. Six homes have air-conditioning; all have fireplaces and all have two or three-car garages. The comparables contain between 5,056 and 5,978 square feet of living area and have improvement assessments ranging from $106,428 to $122,516 or from $18.92 to $21.36 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 $142,476, or $27.37 per square foot of living area, was disclosed. In support of the subject’s assessment, the board offered four suggested comparable properties located within a mile and a quarter of the subject. The comparables consist of two-story single-family dwellings of masonry, stucco or frame construction and range in age from seven to 76 years. The comparables contain three or four bathrooms with half-baths and have full or partial basements, two finished; all have air conditioning, fireplaces and three have three-car