Not everyone can afford a million-dollar home, and some of those people are handy enough with a hammer and saw to fix up any slight defects in a bargain home full of potential that others might sniff at.
If you're one of those people—or if you're just curious about how to enjoy the great benefits of living in Lyons Township at a minimum cost—this week's House Hunt is for you! Those interested in building a dream home from scratch might also find potential in these lots if they were to remove the existing edifice.
Check them out above and below:
1003 6th Ave.—$115,000 (La Grange)
2 bed, 1.1 bath, 1,427 sq. ft., built 1936, 2-car detached garage
RE/MAX Vision 212
Red-brick 1.5 story home with central air cooling and an unfinished basement. Oversized lot (10,000+ sq. ft!); tear-down is an option. Short sale; sold as-is; buyer takes over city repairs. Realtor: "Good opportunity to rehab and make it yours!"
522 N. La Grange Rd.—$114,900 (La Grange Park)
4 bed, 1.1 bath, unknown sq. ft., built 1924, 2-car detached garage
Smith Partners & Associates Inc.
Frame home right across from the La Grange Park library, priced down from an original $239,900. Interior is in good condition with hardwood floors throughout, a lower rec room and a tandem fourth bedroom. Short sale sold as-is; cash only; buyer responsible for fees and repairs. Realtor: "Perfect walk-to-all location!"
1111 Forest Rd.—$114,900 (La Grange Park)
4 bed, 2 bath, 1,136 sq. ft., built 1958, 1-car detached garage
Great Homes Real Estate, Inc.
Brick ranch just north of 31st Street near Robinhood Park. Hardwood floors in living room and two bedrooms; carpeted and finished basement offers two more bedrooms. Large family room and cabinet kitchen with dining area. Short sale. Realtor: "Note the room sizes... nice tile bath!"
133 Washington Ave.—$69,900 (La Grange)
4 bed, 2 bath, 1,404 sq. ft., built 1927, 2-car detached garage
Unique Realty & Investment
Price-dropped over 70 percent from an original $235,000! Four bedrooms and two baths. Some hardwood floors in interior. Aluminum siding and central air. Short sale. Realtor: N/A.
103 Sawyer Ave.—$55,000 (La Grange)
2 bed, 1 bath, 1,000 sq. ft., built 1908, 2-car detached garage
NTEG Realty LLC
Vintage frame/stucco home on a corner lot, priced down from an initial $95,000. Includes fenced yard, hardwood floors in master, dining and living rooms and basement with plumbing for another bathroom. Property is currently being rented; seller has done some upgrades. Priced as-is and not a short sale. Realtor: "Great La Grange starter home!"