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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: $ 4,685
IMPR.: $ 13,695
TOTAL: $ 18,380
Subject only to the State multiplier as applicable.
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PROPERTY TAX APPEAL BOARD'S DECISION
APPELLANT: Mercedes Franco
DOCKET NO.: 04-25335.001-R-1
PARCEL NO.: 06-19-204-012-0000
The parties of record before the Property Tax Appeal Board are Mercedes Franco, the appellant, by attorney Julie Realmuto of McCarthy & Duffy, Chicago, Illinois; and the Cook County Board of Review.
The subject property is improved with a 17-year old, two-story dwelling of frame construction containing 1,712 square feet of living area with full basement finished with a recreation room, central air conditioning, a fireplace and a two-car garage.
The appellant's appeal is based on unequal treatment in the assessment process. In support of this argument the appellant submitted information and copies of photographs on seven comparable properties. The first four comparables were described as two-story frame dwellings that were either 16 or 18 years old for consideration. One of the comparables is described as having an unfinished basement and four have central air conditioning. The appellant provided limited descriptions on the three remaining comparables such as property index number, classification code, neighborhood code assessment information, living area and building assessment per square foot. Photographs depict each comparable as having a two-car attached garage. A map submitted by the appellant indicates the comparables are located within approximately ¼ mile of the subject property. The comparables range in size from 1,680 to 1,943 square feet of living area and have improvement assessments ranging from $7.09 to $7.85 per square foot of living area. The subject's improvement assessment is $9.94 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 four comparable properties consisting of two-story