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Old 04-13-2007, 02:07 AM
 
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Default South Bend - need advice about buying a house

My husband and I are considering buying a Victorian in the Chapin Park neighborhood of South Bend as a weekend house. We've always wanted a historic home, but we live and work in Chicago and the prices are so high here, we can't even afford a dingy little fixer-upper in our far north neighborhood. But since prices are much lower in South Bend, we can probably manage to buy this house and keep our little condo in Chicago. But we don't really know much about South Bend and we're concerned about a) crime, b) falling housing prices, and c) neighborhood ire because we can afford to have a big house just for weekends.

So if anyone who currently lives in South Bend can tell us about the Chapin Park neighborhood and the surrounding area - whether it's safe, depressed or up-and-coming, whatever - and how South Bend itself is economically and how it appears to be going, we'd appreciate it.
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Old 08-25-2007, 05:17 PM
 
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Default South Bend

Stay away from that area!


We have a house for sale now, you might be interested.

Last edited by domergurl; 08-26-2007 at 06:44 AM..
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Old 08-26-2007, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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You say stay away, yet you advertise your house .. no no no.
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Old 04-01-2008, 03:00 PM
 
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Thumbs up Go for it

I have a home in the historic area and it is wonderful. It is so close to everything, shopping, grocery store, right down town. The structure of houses built back in the early 1900's blow the ones built today out of the water. My house was built in 1920 and is has a very strong foundation. The historic area is most beautiful during the fall season! Check it out, and take notes from the people that already live there.
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