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Wed Aug 16, 2017
Faith T answered:

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Mon May 22, 2017
Solomonjohnson911 answered:
I've found 5 properties in Chica according to your request. You can see them in the source :)
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Fri Dec 2, 2016
Kayu Tai answered:
Hi Karen-

Are you still looking for a rental? I have a brand new rehab 4br, 1.5 bath in the middle of Pilsen for $1590.
I have an Open House Dec 3rd, between 12:30PM - 2PM if you want to stop by 2153 West 21st Pl. Here is a link to photos and details!
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Tue Aug 23, 2016
Den.rivers answered:
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Fri Oct 24, 2014
Howie Andron answered:
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Fri Mar 7, 2014
Scott Newman answered:
Whether or not pets are permitted could be a building and/or individual unit owner policy. There will also be limitiations on weight in many cases. Best bet is to work with an experienced leasing agent who can set up a good search so you don't waste your time. ... more
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Thu Feb 13, 2014
Melissa Bauer answered:
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Mon Feb 25, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi Williams,

Take a look at the crime maps on Trulia:

Hope this helps!

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Mon Mar 29, 2010
Marko answered:

I'm just a guy who has 6 rental units in two properties in West Pilsen (Near the Damen Pink Line station). I not an expert by any stretch. Your question is specific to Pilsen and I've been watching the market since I moved from Wicker Park in 2001 so I feel like I should share my thoughts.

The area is changing in a similar pattern to that I saw over my 12 years in WP and the property values until the mortgage crisis were rising at a reasonable rate, but they've dropped considerably since 2008. Maybe 30-40%. The charts that they have for the area on Trulia seem pretty close to what I've seen in the market. At the moment the prices seem to have bottomed out and are beginning to climb, at least for single family and smaller buildings. I don't know if this is because of the difficulty in securing loans for larger, income property at the moment or reluctance to risk further decline. But I do know that the prices for 2 to 4 unit buildings at the moment is ridiculously low. You can get a fixer upper 4 flat for the same price you would pay for a 2 BR condo in University Park a mile away. The building stock is good in the area and the transportation is also very good, 20 minutes to the loop on the pink line or 30 minute by bike if you prefer. I also have been seeing a big shift in just the last 6th month in the tenant mix from UIC students and hispanic starter families to Art Institute students and their friends. I'm pick tenants very carefully for those that I feel secure will take as good care of the apartments as I would and with minor exceptions I haven't had any trouble finding good tenants as long as the rent is reasonable and I've been able to raise my rents somewhat even in the downturn. The one key difference I see to Wicker Park is that when I first bought there (WP) most of the multi unit building were not owner occupied and generally not taken care of well until they were bought and renovated, in Pilsen the majority (maybe) of the building are smaller 2 and 4 flats that are owner occupied and reasonably well cared for at the moment the residents are working class nice people who watch things. When I moved there in 2001 I felt safer in Pilsen than I had in WP.

Well I ramble and I'm too tired to clean this up. If you think the market has bottomed it's a good place to buy if your going to live there it's an even better time to by. Whether it's a good investment depends on what you mean by an investment. Good luck to you.

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Thu Mar 11, 2010
Mary Jo Daly answered:
I could help in answering this question if you can give me exact addresses where you are looking to buy.

Mary Jo Daly
Chicago IL
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