What You Can Buy For $400,000 in Chicago

March 02, 2014
Top-floor condo

Sunny, spacious and updated 1,700-square-foot condo on the top floor with three bedrooms and two full baths. 3764 N. Fremont St., Unit 3N (, Handout / February 28, 2014)

Many couples find that a first-home purchase priced about $400,000 can make great financial sense as they plan toward the growth of a family and their careers, according to Alison Schwartz, vice president of corporate communications for Move Inc., operator of home listings site

“These three properties, one a newly renovated single-family property, one a restored historic apartment, and one a town home, offer very different lifestyle choices for those paired homebuyers looking for very different neighborhood experiences here in Chicago,” Schwartz said.

A 1,650-square-foot, two-bedroom, 2 1/2-bath vintage beauty with modern amenities that’s steps from the lake. Expansive floor plan in recently rehabbed 1929 luxury building with semiprivate elevator entry, large foyer, crown moldings, hardwood floors, decorative fireplace, natural stone baths, formal dining room, custom cabinets, 9-foot ceilings, granite countertops, large island, high-end stainless steel appliances, and washer and dryer in unit. Major renovation in 2008. 433 W. Briar Place, Unit 4B

Sunny, spacious and updated 1,700-square-foot condo on the top floor with three bedrooms and two full baths. Large kitchen boasts granite, stainless steel appliances, island, eating area and walk-in pantry. Living room with skylights and a separate dining room. Hardwood floors, crown moldings, ample closet space, in-unit laundry, private outdoor space, updated stone baths and garage parking. 3764 N. Fremont St., Unit 3N

Stunning gut rehab in Portage Park neighborhood with four bedrooms and three full baths. Finishes include tray ceiling in living room, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances in kitchen, and modern tile work in bathrooms. More than 2,000 square feet of living area, including finished basement with recreation room and two large dormered second-floor bedrooms with walk-in closets. Spacious porch off kitchen, and dining room leads to large fenced-in backyard. All new electrical, plumbing, HVAC, roof and garage. 4210 N. Menard Ave.

This post originally appeared on the Chicago Tribune on Feb. 28, 2014. Click here to view it.

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