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 townhome with modern interiors, an open concept floorplan, and dark hardwood floors on the main level.
This recently updated 2 bedroom apartment has plenty of open space. New hardwood flooring, a large living room, and sliding doors that open to a private balcony are just some of this apartment's desirable features.
Just a short drive or train ride from Chicago to Oak Park, you can buy this 3 bedroom condo with hardwood floors, a private balcony, ample natural lighting, and an in-unit washer/dryer. This condo is just one block away from a blue line station.
If you're looking for a condo in downtown Des Plaines, this might be the one. This penthouse condo boasts lots of natural lighting from windows overlooking the river, an open floor plan, and stainless steel appliances.
This Schaumburg condo has an open floorplan and high ceilings. Large windows and sliding glass doors bring in lots of natural lighting. The listing realtor expects this condo not to last on the market long.
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 stunning 4 bedroom home like this one.
This single family home is move-in ready with refinished hardwood floors, a new high-efficiency furnace, and new windows throughout the home. This property also has a large, fenced-in backyard perfect for pets or entertaining in warm weather.
Understandably, this home is the most expensive on our list with a whopping 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. This home is the perfect example of the type of space you can find outside city limits. With a modern kitchen and all new plumbing, central air, and roofing, this Cicero home is hard to beat for the price.
Here are some other properties that caught our eye:
- 1930 Heron Ave, Unit A (Schaumburg, IL) - $184,900 - 2 beds, 2 baths
- 728 Gardner Rd (Flossmoor, IL) - $154,900 - 3 beds, 1 bath
- 18442 Martin Ave (Homewood, IL) - $189,000 - 5 beds, 2.5 baths
- 3712 Elmwood Ave (Berwyn, IL) - $189,999 - 3 beds, 1.5 baths
- 5044 W 32nd St (Cicero, IL) - $209,900 - 3 beds, 2 baths
- 1018 Main St, Unit 1 (Evanston, IL) $239,900 - 2 beds, 2 baths
- 8210 Elmwood Ave, Unit 303 (Skokie, IL) - $189,900 - 2 beds, 2 baths
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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