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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:
LAND: $ 6,220
Subject only to the State multiplier as applicable.
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PROPERTY TAX APPEAL BOARD'S DECISION
APPELLANT: Joseph Cusick
DOCKET NO.: 05-23076.001-R-1
PARCEL NO.: 14-17-302-008-0000
The parties of record before the Property Tax Appeal Board (PTAB) are Joseph Cusick, the appellant, by attorney Lisa A. Marino of Marino and Associates, PC of Chicago and the Cook County Board of Review (board).
The subject property consists of a 100-year-old, two-story single-family dwelling of frame construction containing 1,556 square feet of living area and located in Lakeview Township, Cook County. The residence contains two and one-half bathrooms, a full basement, air conditioning 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 five suggested comparable properties located within a quarter mile of the subject. These properties consist of two-story single-family dwellings of frame construction and range in age from 100 to 107 years. The comparables have one or two bathrooms, one with a half bath and full basements, two finished. One home is air-conditioned, one with a fireplace and two sites have garages. The comparables contain between 1,232 and 2,042 square feet of living area and have improvement assessments ranging from $15,184 to $34,727 or from $7.57 to $19.16 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 $42,680, or $27.43 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 block of the subject. The comparables consist of two-story single-family dwellings of frame construction and range in age from 101 to 112 years. The comparables contain one or two bathrooms with half-baths and partial or full basements; two have air conditioning, two have fireplaces and three have two-car garages. The comparables range in size from 1,536 to 1,872 square feet of living area and have