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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: $ 10,152
IMPR.: $ 72,760
TOTAL: $ 82,912
Subject only to the State multiplier as applicable.
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PROPERTY TAX APPEAL BOARD'S DECISION
APPELLANT: Seema Elahi
DOCKET NO.: 06-21589.001-R-1
PARCEL NO.: 10-34-124-027-0000
The parties of record before the Property Tax Appeal Board are Seema Elahi, 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 one-year old, two-story style dwelling of masonry construction containing 5,534 square feet of living area with a full, finished basement, central air conditioning, a fireplace, and a two-car attached garage. According to the appellant, the subject dwelling is a 51-year old, one-story style dwelling of frame and masonry construction containing 1,396 square feet of living area with an unfinished basement, central air conditioning, a fireplace, and a one-car attached garage.
The appellant’s appeal is based on unequal treatment in the assessment process. The appellant submitted information on four comparable properties described as one and one-half story frame and masonry dwellings that range in age from 49 to 64 years old. The comparable dwellings range in size from 1,238 to 1,704 square feet of living area. These properties have improvement assessments ranging from $11.63 to $14.28 per square foot of living area. According to the appellant, the subject’s improvement assessment is $26,302 or $18.84 per square foot of living area, which is based on the appellant's claim that the subject dwelling is a 51-year old, one-story masonry dwelling with 1,396 square feet of living area. To support this claim, the appellant produced a photograph purported to be of the subject dwelling. In addition, the appellant provided the board of review's final ruling dated March 28, 2007 on the appellant's complaint concerning the subject property's 2006 assessed valuation. This final ruling left the subject property's 2006 assessed valuation unchanged at $82,912 and indicated that the subject dwelling now has a classification code of 2-09, two or more story residence, any age, 5,000 square feet and over. Based