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This is What $449,000 Will Buy You

For $449,000, you could purchase one of two comparably-priced homes. The first one is located in La Grange Park, the second one in La Grange.

1. 1238 Alima Terrace, La Grange Park: Priced at $449,000 according to listings.

This is a four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 3,750 square-foot single-family house. Renovated in 1999, the home includes hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, recessed lighting and crown molding.

Additionally, the home includes solid six-panel doors throughout, an in-ground sprinkler system, an alarm system and a hot tub in the backyard. The kitchen includes a maple built-in, granite counter tops and a full bar with a salt/fresh fish tank.

Realtor source/information: Julie Anderson, Coldwell Banker.

2. 444 S. Kensington Ave., La Grange: Priced at $445,000, according to listings.

This is a four-bedroom, four-bathroom single-family house. Built in 1927, the stucco bungalow includes an enclosed front porch, formal dining room and living room with fireplace.

The first-floor family room includes built-in bookcases, a vaulted ceiling and French doors that lead to a flagstone patio. Additionally, the home's three bedrooms located on the second floor feature vaulted and tray ceilings. A rec room is located on the lower level.

Realtor source/information: Cathy Bier, Smothers Realty Group.

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La Grange and La Grange Park // Western Springs

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