Barrington Township Property Values Released
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
2022 Reassessment Continues for Cook County’s North Suburbs
Cook County – Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi released the initial assessments of residential and commercial properties in Barrington Township on July 8, 2022. Property owners can expect to receive their Reassessment Notice in the mail within the week.
“We have seen robust growth in Barrington Township since the last reassessment, said Assessor Fritz Kaegi. “Residential property values grew due to price increases during the pandemic. Meanwhile, commercial multifamily apartments have lagged growth in residential while industrial property values and large commercial properties saw significant increases during the last three years.”
The Assessor’s Office follows a triennial reassessment cycle, which means one-third of the county is reassessed every three years. When a property is reassessed, the property owner is mailed a Reassessment Notice. The Reassessment Notice reflects the estimated fair market value based on sales of similar property over the past three years. The notice also contains important information such as property characteristics, neighborhood code, and past assessment information. An increase in a property’s value does not indicate the same increase in the property owner’s taxes.
Changes in Assessed Value
Residential assessments are based on recent sale prices of similar properties. The 2021 median sale price for single-family homes in Barrington Township was $636,000; for condos, the median sale price was $230,000, and $520,000 for small apartment buildings.
The assessor’s median market value estimate for single-family homes in 2022 is $633,000, for condos, the median market value is $501,000, and $530,000 for small apartment buildings.
Commercial property assessments are based on the income generated by those properties. Increases in rents and income of commercial property led to increases in their estimated market value. Rent for large multi-family apartment buildings in Barrington Township ranges from $750 to $2,800 with an average vacancy rate of 5% and an average cap rate of 7.25%.
Industrial properties in Barrington Township average $5 per square foot in rent with an average 5% vacancy and a 6% cap rate.
The average rent for single-story standalone commercial properties varies from $16-30 per square foot with an average vacancy of 5-15% and cap rates from 7-8%.
Summary of Assessed Value
The total assessed value grew 48% due to increases in residential and non-commercial property values and the construction of new properties in Barrington Township. The following table shows the increase in total assessed value in residential and non-residential properties.
(Board of Review Final)
(Before Assessor appeals and Board of Review)
|Increase in Total Assessed Value|
Residential (Class 2)
|Commercial Apartments (Class 3)||$1.2M||$1.4M||$200,000 (14%)|
|Industrial (Class 5B)||$25M||$40M||$15M (58%)|
|All other classes combined||$155M||$294M||$139M (89%)|
Percentage increases are total increases for that category, not average property increases. If the percentage increase of a Barrington Township property’s individual assessment went up less than the total assessed value of 48%, the property could see little change in its property tax bill or even a decline. The full impact of this reassessment on tax bills will be known in late 2023 after all appeals are processed and exemptions are applied.
Barrington Township is the second of thirteen townships located in the North Suburbs of Cook County which will be reassessed this year for Tax Year 2022. The full schedule for reassessments in 2022 can be found on the Assessment & Appeal Calendar. The Assessor’s Office provides detailed residential and commercial reports—including multi-family assessments, detailed studies of residential assessment quality, and commercial data sources and methodology. The Valuation reports for Barrington Township can be found at www.cookcountyassessor.com/barrington-2022-residential.
Appealing property assessments
If the property characteristics listed on an assessment notice are incorrect, or if the estimated market value of a property is significantly more than what it could sell for in the current real estate market, property owners should consider filing an appeal.
Appeals for Barrington Township can be filed until August 8, 2022. More information can be found at cookcountyassessor.com/appeals.
To learn more about property assessments and appeals, join the Assessor’s Office at a virtual event and download a helpful guide.