This is What $300,000 Will Buy You
For $300,000, you could have one of two comparably-priced homes. This first one is in Forest Park, the second is in Oak Park.
1. 1007 Marengo Ave., Forest Park: Priced at $299,900, according to listings.
This is a four-bedroom, two-bathroom single-family home built in 1927.
The brick bungalow includes skylights, hardwood floors, and an updated eat-in kitchen with granite counters. The home also includes a den, a family room, additional room in the basement, central air, a covered patio and a separate deck. Additionally, the home has a two-and-a-half car garage.
Realtor source/information: Barbara Kohut, Weichert, Realtors-Nickel Group.
2. 417 S. East Ave., Oak Park: Priced at $299,900, according to listings.
This is a two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom townhouse. The 1,667 square-foot townhouse was built in 1992.
The home's kitchen includes upgraded appliances, granite counter tops, glass tile back splash, a breakfast bar and an eating area. The first-floor family room has a new tile floor and a sliding door entrance to a private, paved patio. Additionally, the home has new carpet, a two-car garage and a third parking space in the alley.
Realtor source/information: RE/MAX Enterprises, (630) 964-3000.
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