What you Get for the Money in Lakeview

This week I received an email from a gentleman wanting to buy a condo “near Boystown”. As with other buyers who have asked me about the Boystown neighborhood and the Lakeview area which encompasses Boystown, he was quite surprised by how little he could buy in his price range. Lakeview and especially Boystown is definitely on the higher end of prices in Chicago. Here’s a sampling of what you get at various list prices in Lakeview:

$150K – a studio with a window air conditioner and no parking
$200K – 1 bedroom, possibly central air
$300K – 1 or 2 bedrooms, possibly a parking space, 800 – 1,200 sf
$400K – 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, central air, a garage space, newer
$500K – 2 or 3 bedrooms, 2 – 2 1/2 baths, 1 or 2 garage spaces, 1,600 – 2,200 sf
$600K – 3 bedrooms, possibly a family room
$700K – 3 or 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, possibly 3000 sf.

Houses start around $500K.

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Fran Bailey Fran Bailey is a Realtor who has been quoted in numerous Chicago and national publications. To schedule showings for any listings, get a free market analysis for your home or to contact Fran email her at fran.bailey@bairdwarner.com or call 773-793-4516. Learn More