Lombard has a train station, downtown area, lots of restaurants & shopping, great park district, easy access to transportation and highways....all the things that make it a desireable community. I believe gas prices in Chgo area are still among the highest nationally, I think around $3.50 right now, but bouncing around like always. Job market, which I believe is the single most important underpinning to the economy & housing market, is overall weak, as you know, but seems to be stabilizing depending on which industries. Zillow just issued a report saying that Chicago is the best buyer's market in the nation right now. Is it the right place for you? Contact me and we can set up a meeting and/or call to discuss the housing options.