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Pora, Home Buyer in Loop, Chicago, IL

Working in chicago downtown, planning to invest in 2 bd/2bth vs townhome, where 2 invest downtwn or suburbs ?

Asked by Pora, Loop, Chicago, IL Wed Jun 10, 2009

Concern -good appreciation so that it is profitable on selling ,as may keep it for 4-5 yrs or easy to rent.which area is best to invest in chicago inthis current market.

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2 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 11, 2009
It depends on if you drive or take a train, and also you will get a lot more bells and whistles for your money in the suburbs. The taxes in Dupage county are considerably less than the city, property-wise and purchase-wise.. With Chicago trying to get the Olympics I have a lot of clients leaving the city because of the tremendous tax hikes to cover the costs of the Olympics. The suburbs also have more of a family setting if you have children, and better rated schools. Less crime too.
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 11, 2009
If you are looking to rent your property in 4-5 years, then buy in the Loop. You could even rent it furnished and attract the corporate relocation market going forward.

Also there is something to be said for getting to work in under 20 minutes door to door.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 28, 2012
There are currently great values both in the city and in the suburbs. If you are considering this purchase as an investment, depending on the specific neighborhood, a 2BR/2B would not be hard to rent out. Lincoln Park, Bucktown, Wicker Park, Lakeview, Streeterville, River West and River North, Gold Coast, University Village, Andersonville and Lincoln Square are all areas where there’s ton’s of interest currently, and these areas are probably the most stable in the city. Don’t forget that stable is a relative term in this market…

If you’re trying to get a decent ROI, I would suggest you hold on to it for at least 5 years, until inventories of Short sales and Foreclosures come down and the market calms down.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 3, 2011
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 28, 2010
Riverside,IL is a suburban gem. There are a few 2br/2 bath condos available that are walking distance to the Metra. The ride is only 15 minutes. The suburb is very close to the malls and grocery shopping. Also, it's a really close to I-55 or I-290. The schools are great too!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 15, 2009
Like I told you before, email me your criteria, trulia@CarmensHomes.com and I will set you up. You can decide then yourself what looks like a better investment, the city or the suburbs. You have nothing to lose.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Carmen Keslin E-Pro
Remax 10 In the Park
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 15, 2009
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 11, 2009
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