Some nice and some are moldy with broken pipes. Some are priced really low and will sell higher than list. Some are priced at market and will be severly discounted. There is a lot of variety. You need to kick the tires. If you look at Short Sales, be aware of the long waiting times and the Sellers Lender approval. It is more risky, if you really need to know that you bought a house. Some homes being offered by regular sellers can actually be a better value, with less risk, headaches and money spent. I like South Elgin. The Fox River bike trail is the best around! I ride it once a week. The fish are biting at the dam!
Do you want to see any homes? I can email you the logical choices, if you want to call or write-off the list.