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Old 03-05-2013, 12:54 PM
 
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I'm looking for a neighborhood in Chicago where you can get a small (3 bedrooms) single family home with a yard within the city limits or access to the el (Oak Park or Evanston) OR a neighborhood that is walking distance to the metra without too far of a commute time into the loop, that's affordable (around 200k) I'm not opposed to 'up and coming' neighborhoods like something that may become gentrified and built up in 1-10 years, as long as it's not like....Englewood.
I'm more into historical homes and fixer uppers, not a fan of new constructions. Any tips...?
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:02 PM
 
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And if anyone can give me any info on Pullman... I think that might be my dream...
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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"Up and coming" is one thing... but Pullman is a very small island surrounded by a very rough sea of urban chaos and decay. Go in with your eyes wide open.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:28 PM
 
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Well, ****. Any thing that's 'safe'?
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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Doubt you'll find anything in your price range in Evanston or Oak Park.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:34 PM
 
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Remember, safe is a relative term. Go to CPD's website where they have an itneractive crime map. You can decide which neighborhoods are safe enough for you.
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Go to redfin or trulia, put in your criteria and see what pops up. You should be able to find fixer uppers in your price range in safer neighborhoods on NW and SW sides.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Bay Area
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3 beds is going to be tough. Especially in your price bracket. That configuration didn't really take off until the suburban boom.

You're best off looking in the burbs, and at that price point you won't be close to the loop. No offense, but you want what about 2.3 million other people in that area want as well.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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5041 W Windsor Ave, CHICAGO, IL 60630 | MLS# 08283957 | Redfin
4716 W Hutchinson St, CHICAGO, IL 60641 | MLS# 08261221 | Redfin

There's 2 options in 30 seconds of searching.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:04 AM
 
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It's actually surprising what you can buy here. It's not either of these areas is bad.
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