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Old 09-25-2007, 09:09 PM
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my husband and I decided this weekend that we wanted to buy a condo in evanston. It is our first home purchase, we don't have a big budget and are looking in the area located East of Chicago Ave (or at least Ridge) and nothing more south than Oakton/south boulevard.(we really like the block around Keenie and Kedzie)

I am trying to do as much research as possible about the real estate market. I ahve noticed that there are not that many properties on sale, and it is really difficult to find local and accurate articles...it is all about the bubble bursting but It seem that chicago was not that hurt by it...

Do you think, it really is a buyers market or should we wait until next spring?
I sometimes feel like the prices are still a little out of control and really cannot understand why while looking at a 2 bedroom I can find condo from 180K to 400K price...I try to compare the middle points (250K and 350K condos) and really dont understand where they come up with the prices.

I just want to make a well educated decision and not be over paying...

any advice take, we are first time buyers!!

Ps: how important is a parking/ garage in that part of town?
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