We talk quite a bit on buying a home within Chicago city limits, but what if you take a look just outside of the city?
When you stretch your home search into the suburbs, you’ll notice significant and common upgrades: extra square footage, cheaper prices, and coveted green space. We took the time to highlight some suburban Chicago homes for sale for under $250,000.
To the west of Chicago in Aurora, you’ll find this single family home with modern interiors, a balcony and front porch, and a two car garage.
This recently updated 1 bedroom apartment has plenty of open space. New hardwood flooring, granite countertops, and stainless steel kitchen appliances are just a few desirable features of this Morton Grove home.
Just a short drive or train ride from Chicago to Oak Park, you can buy this 2 bedroom condo with a large kitchen with granite countertops, dining room, and living room. The neighborhood hosts a farmers market, business district, shopping, and restaurants just blocks away.
This Des Plaines property boasts natural sunlight, maple cabinets, and new appliances. This unit is described as "the best location in the complex" and it overlooks the nearby pond.
This large Schaumburg property hasn't been on the market for long. With lots of storage, two designated parking spaces, and access to several unit amenities like tennis courts and a pool, this property could be gone very soon.
Just south of Chicago lies the Homewood suburb, which ran a campaign last year that hoped to attract some of the city's working millennials and young families. And the campaign made a pretty compelling point - for the same price as a studio apartment in the Loop, you could afford a 4 bedroom home like this one.
This single family home is a prime example of exactly how much space you can afford when you purchase a home in the Chicago suburbs. Features include a covered front porch, a large living room with high ceilings and wood floors, and a newly remodeled kitchen.
If you're looking for an affordable single family home with a short commute to Chicago, this may be the one. This 3 bedroom Cicero home has hardwood floors, a large deck and backyard, and new appliances.
Here are some other properties that caught our eye:
- 1609 Waxwing Ct (Schaumburg, IL) - $165,000 - 3 beds, 3.5 baths
- 728 Gardner Rd (Flossmoor, IL) - $182,500 - 3 beds, 1 bath
- 1245 Thomas St (Homewood, IL) - $179,900 - 4 beds, 2 baths
- 2747 Cuyler Ave (Berwyn, IL) - $214,900 - 3 beds, 2 baths
- 5044 W 32nd St (Cicero, IL) - $219,900 - 3 beds, 2 baths
- 9201 Drake Ave, Unit 203S (Evanston, IL) - $215,000 - 2 beds, 2 baths
- 4900 Foster St, Unit 406 (Skokie, IL) - $167,000 - 1 bed, 1 bath
Interested in making an offer on one of these properties? Before you go to your real estate agent, you’ll want to get a pre-approval. Having a pre-approval ahead of time will make your offer more appealing than competitor buyers since they’ll know your finances are in order.
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