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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: $ 9,015
IMPR.: $ 70,985
TOTAL: $ 80,000
Subject only to the State multiplier as applicable.
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PROPERTY TAX APPEAL BOARD'S DECISION
APPELLANT: Thomas Grey
DOCKET NO.: 05-23622.001-R-1
PARCEL NO.: 04-24-311-001-0000
The parties of record before the Property Tax Appeal Board (PTAB) are Thomas Grey, the appellant, by attorney Mitchell L. Klein of Schiller, Klein & McElroy, P.C., Chicago, and the Cook County Board of Review (board).
The subject property consists of a 53-year-old, one and one-half story, single-family dwelling of frame construction containing 3,460 square feet of living area and located in Northfield Township, Cook County. Features of the residence include two and one-half bathrooms, a partial-unfinished basement, a fireplace and a two-car attached garage.
The appellant, through counsel, appeared before the PTAB arguing unequal treatment in the assessment process of the improvement as the basis of the appeal. In support of this claim, the appellant submitted assessment data and descriptive information on three properties suggested as comparable to the subject. The appellant also submitted a one-page brief, photographs of the subject and the suggested comparables as well as a copy of the board of review's decision. Based on the appellant's documents, the three suggested comparables consist of one and one-half story, single-family dwellings of frame and masonry construction located within two blocks of the subject. Two of the comparables are located on the same street as the subject. The improvements range in size from 3,435 to 3,686 square feet of living area and range in age from 48 to 53 years. The comparables contain two, two and one-half or three and one-half bathrooms, a fireplace and a two-car attached garage. One comparable has a partial-unfinished basement. The improvement assessments range from $18.21 to $18.87 per square foot of living area.
At hearing, the appellant's attorney asserted that the appellant's comparables are similar to the subject and should be considered as such by the PTAB. Based on the evidence submitted,