This is What $560,000 Will Buy You

For between $550,000 and $560,000, you could purchase one of two comparably-priced homes. The first is located in Oak Park, the second is in Forest Park.

1. 1228 Columbian Ave., Oak Park: Priced at $560,000, according to listings.

This is a three-bedroom, four-bathroom single-family house. The 2,490 house was built in 1929.

Located on a 6,199 square-foot lot, the home's living room has arched windows and art glass, and the dining room opens to a sun room/office. The newer kitchen has granite counters, storage space and opens to a mudroom. Additionally, the home's landscaped yard has a brick patio and a privacy fence.

Realtor source/information: Greer Haseman, Gagliardo Realty Associates, LLC.

2. 1103 Lathrop Ave., Forest Park: Priced at $549,900, according to listings.

This is a four-bedroom, three-bathroom single-family house. The 3,000 square-foot house was built in 2004.

Located on a 6,752 square-foot lot, the custom-built Victorian home has hardwood floors, oak stairs and crown molding. The kitchen has 42-inch cherry-stained cabinets, granite counters and a butlers' pantry. Additionally, the master suite has a tray ceiling and a whirlpool tub. The fully-fenced yard has a two-tier deck and a two car garage.

Realtor source/information: Beth Seibert, Prudential Rubloff.

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Oak Park-River Forest // Forest Park

Out of these two homes, which one would you buy? In the comments, tell us how your house hunt is going. Those selling homes can use Patch to help spread the word.

Cher Moore January 28, 2013 at 11:19 PM
Oh, the first one! If I hadn't just bought in Sept., I'd buy... oh wait, that's a tad higher than my budget. Are you guys offering to gift us one of them? ;)


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