In Summerhill you can definitely find a good size home, with a city center location. Just be aware that there has been a lot of mortgage fraud that has taken place in the neighborhood over the last 5 or so years, and therefore there will continue to be a lot of short sales and foreclosures continuing to control the neighborhood's market (now & for years to come). If you choose to purchase in Summerhill you should plan on holding onto the property at the very least 5 years, but probably more like 7-10 years. At that point hopefully the mortgage industry will be straightened out, the neighborhood will be more established, and you'll see a nice return on your investment. If that time frame seems too long, consider neighborhoods like Edgewood, Kirkwood, Howell Mill, and Reynoldstown... you might pay a bit more, but they're all transitioning and appreciating much more quickly.
If you have any additional questions or need any advice, please don't hesitate to contact me directly!
Sarah Turner, Realtor
Sanctuary Real Estate