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Old 06-11-2009, 07:17 PM
 
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I've lived in south River Forest for 20 years and there are some really good bargains in condos.
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:24 PM
 
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You are totally correct when dealing with single family homes...but do a search for condos, and you'll be pleasantely surprised. When my husband and I first started looking for a condo three years ago, we didn't even think to look at River Forest, and in fact, my realtor said not to waste our time, as we wouldn't be able to afford a thing there. However, when we weren't finding anything to our liking in our price range in Oak Park, we went out on a limb and made a discovery that even our realtor obviously didn't know about. The condos in the complex in which we live, is smack in the middle of these million dollar homes, and they are under 160K....and there isn't a catch...they are nice and our particular unit is one of the nicest (I promise I'm not being bias....we just re-did our bathroom a few months ago)!

Anyway, we are moving because we want to have kids and are just ready for a house in the "burbs," but this is a GREAT place, so please spread the word....my realtor's phone number is 815-212-3939...just tell her your interested in the River Forest condo...it's the only rf condo she has listed as she's based out in Frankfort....

Thanks in advance for any help on spreading the word...in this market, us sellers can use all the help we can get!
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Old 06-12-2009, 07:58 AM
 
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LOL, no intrusion taken! It is a busy street....that's why this is PERFECT for people who want to live in the city but can't afford to! It's an el train away from the city (or 15 minute drive from west loop), but there are many benefits of city living....for under 160K.....and with assessments at 150 bucks per month....did I mention how adorable my place is?!?!?!

Is this thread supposed to be about River Forest or your condo?
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:10 AM
 
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It supposed to be about why River Forest is a great place to buy a condo...so both.
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Old 06-12-2009, 11:38 AM
 
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That's part of the appeal. Exclusivity.
Well, that exclusivity is about to exclude my family--an architect married to an advertising executive. We're such riff raff!

Actually, we could probably swing it, but don't want to be slaves to our mortgage. This economic downturn has taught me the value of financial flexibility.
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:15 PM
 
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That's part of the appeal. Exclusivity.
I agree
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Old 08-10-2013, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Tri-Taylor
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Just out of curiosity, are the parts that border Maywood cheaper?
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Old 08-10-2013, 03:00 PM
 
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Default Mostly well separated...

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Just out of curiosity, are the parts that border Maywood cheaper?

The DesPlaines river sorta meanders along the border, along with the associated Forest Preserves and I think even railroad right-of-way...
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Old 08-10-2013, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Chicago, Tri-Taylor
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And if it wouldn't be un-PC pobably a fence and a large group of roving Dobermans, heh.
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:07 PM
 
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I don't doubt that if Monty Burns had to pick a suburb in the Chicago region he could choose from quite a few areas where "the little people" would be pretty unlikely to run into him or "the hounds"...
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