Check out the newest trend in Chicago housing, inspired by the latest research on marriage longevity:
Buy two places next to each other, or close enough where you can make the commute in slippers & pjs come mid-January.
With home prices still depressed in certain parts of Chicago, and a divorce rate that refuses to let up, buyers are discovering the nag-less joys of living alone while still being married.
Ask her if she'd take it for you now.
Happy wife, happy life. Make sure you hire an agent to represent you. We will give you figures on what sales are in the area and what you should expect to pay for this home. Good luck!