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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: $ 2,226
IMPR.: $ 6,310
TOTAL: $ 8,536
Subject only to the State multiplier as applicable.
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PROPERTY TAX APPEAL BOARD'S DECISION
APPELLANT: Echa Muhammad
DOCKET NO.: 04-24862.001-R-1
PARCEL NO.: 29-02-330-009-0000
The parties of record before the Property Tax Appeal Board are Echa Muhammad, 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 47-year old, one-story dwelling of masonry construction containing 1,031 square feet of living area with a full unfinished basement.
The appellant's appeal is based on unequal treatment in the assessment process. In support of this argument the appellant submitted information on four comparable properties described as one-story frame or masonry dwellings that range in age from 37 to 115 years old for consideration. The comparables range in size from 1,098 to 1,284 square feet of living area. Each comparable has a basement, two comparables have central air conditioning, and two have fireplaces. These properties have improvement assessments ranging from $3.37 to $3.47 per square foot of living area. The subject's improvement assessment is $6.12 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 three comparable properties consisting of one-story masonry dwellings that are 47 years old. Each of the dwellings has 1,034 square feet of living area, a full basement and central air conditioning. Each of the comparables also has a detached 1.5 or 2-car garage. The comparables are located along the same street and within the same block as the subject. These properties have improvement assessments ranging from $6.25 to $6.65 per square foot of living area. Based on this evidence, the board of review requested confirmation of the subject's assessment.