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Market Watch: Alice Madden loses over $49,000 on sale of Oak Park home

Illinois' highest-in-the-nation property taxes are eroding home equity and depressing home values across the state. This report is part of a SYHN News Service series on recent home sales that demonstrate the consequences.

The home: 611 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park

The 3,869-square-foot home has six bedrooms, three baths and a detached four-car garage. It was built in 1896.

The seller: Alice F. Madden

The seller: Alice F. Madden

The purchase: In September 2014, Madden paid $805,000 for the home, or roughly $849,648 in today's dollars. 

The sale: According to Zillow, Madden sold the home for exactly what she paid for it for $805,000  on Dec.31, or approximately $49,648 less than the original purchase price, in today's dollars.

The property taxes: Madden paid $96,687 in property taxes from 2014 to 2017, or 12 percent of the sale price. 

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