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Old 11-03-2009, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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If I remember correctly, the original bungalow floor plan was a 1 1/2 story. If you really want to get confused look at the way houses are described in California. They call bungalows a Craftsman becuse it has a small porch or a gable. You would think they would know better since the original Craftsman Style Bungalow was created in California by two brothers and have very specific and distinct features not found in a standard bungalow. A Craftsman could be builf from the original floor plan to accomdate any confuration. I owned one that was built before 1900.

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Old 11-03-2009, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Chicago - Logan Square
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Yeah - Chicago Bungalows are 1-1/2 stories and brick, built in the first half of the 20th century. Usually they have a basement and some nice detailing work. If it is a frame building - it is not a Bungalow. There are very few Bungalows in Wicker Park, the older buildings are mostly 2 flats and Workers' Cottages, precursors to Bungalows.

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I live in an awesome 3 story Wicker Park house that I'll inherit and I just can't live in anything less or else my $32,800 20 bike collection + $22,000? [120 + skirt suit] collection just won't fit!

I'd say bungalows are only worth up to $100,000! They're small!
So you've spent $55,000 on toys and are now complaining you can't afford a house. Brilliant.

As far as cost goes, it can cost $100,000 just to rehab a couple bathrooms and a kitchen. Why would a 2 or 3 bedroom house (that includes the land its on) cost less than a smaller condo with no land?
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Old 11-03-2009, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Winnetka, IL & Rolling Hills, CA
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I think that Chicago housing prices are the best I have seen in 10 years. I just sold one of my homes in the North Suburbs before I moved to Canada and I think that the person got a good deal on the property.
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Old 11-03-2009, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Chicago - Ukrainian Village
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So you've spent $55,000 on toys and are now complaining you can't afford a house. Brilliant.
Good observation. I'd like to add that to buy my house in UV I saved for a down payment for over a decade and lived in dumps along the way. I'd pick pennys up off the sreet and throw them in a jar when I got home. I try to stay working and earning at all times. I have little else materially (no car etc) besides a home that is a work in progress.

It's a matter of priorities.
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Old 11-03-2009, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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What Real Estate is SELLING in Chicago!
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Old 11-03-2009, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Tri-Taylor
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If I remember correctly, the original bungalow floor plan was a 1 1/2 story. If you really want to get confused look at the way houses are described in California. They call bungalows a Craftsman becuse it has a small porch or a gable. You would think they would know better since the original Craftsman Style Bungalow was created in California by two brothers and have very specific and distinct features not found in a standard bungalow. A Craftsman could be builf from the original floor plan to accomdate any confuration. I owned one that was built before 1900.

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Comparing a Chicago Bungalow to a California Bungalow or even a Milwaukee Bungalow will cause confusion. They have very little in common. A Chicago Bungalow is defined, generally, as one and a half stories, brick, gable perpendicular to the street, living room in front, dining room in middle and kitchen in the back with two bedrooms and a bathroom in between to the side of the kitchen. Of course, I've seen bungalows that vary from the bedroom-bath-bedroom theme, particularly the larger ones.

My grandparents had a workers cottage in McKinnley Park. It was built in the late 1800s and shares many similarities with our bungalow built in the late '20s, but it's a bit smaller, and the layout is a little different. The first bedroom in that house is actually off the living room, which is interesting. The 25' lot also makes it a lot darker inside because it's closer to the houses next to it, creating a sort of "tunnel" effect as you walk through it. You don't get that feeling in the Bungalow, even though the living room, dining room and kitchen are in a line like in the workers' cottage.
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:20 AM
 
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Chicago Real Estate is still TOO Expensive! I looked at Chicago House Listings in the Tribune, and a Bungalow at 4519 N Lowel Ave was $345,000 ! That just too expensive! In my neighborhood, a 3 bdr townhome at 1419 N. Leavit was $850,000! Where's the Housing Bust? I've worked at companies where employees just couldn't afford a Chicago House!

Costs will only rise, and much is already overvalued. This is what happens when your city is run by liberal criminals. Look no further than San Fran to see how a city waves bye-bye to its middle class. Chicago's suburbs continue to grow, city growth is either stagnant or the population is still shrinking. Damn shame.
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Old 11-04-2009, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Costs will only rise, and much is already overvalued. This is what happens when your city is run by liberal criminals. Look no further than San Fran to see how a city waves bye-bye to its middle class. Chicago's suburbs continue to grow, city growth is either stagnant or the population is still shrinking. Damn shame.
Liberal policies cause rising home values?

Criminal.

Let's leave the grade school political analysis to the other discussion forums.
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:17 AM
 
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lol, for some reason I just have a feeling the OP posted this topic with a different intention: to show off his bicycle collection and unique habit...
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Old 11-04-2009, 12:31 PM
 
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lol, for some reason I just have a feeling the OP posted this topic with a different intention: to show off his bicycle collection and unique habit...
Yep. This one, and every other thread he has ever posted.
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