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This is What $175,000 Buys You

In a side-by-side comparison, you get to make the call. Do you like the quad-level in Oak Forest or the raised ranch in Tinley Park? What factors sway your decision?

1. 4930 W. 158th St., Oak Forest. Asking: $170,000, according to realtor listings.

This quad-level home comes equipped with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and 1,800 square feet of living space. It has an L-shaped dining room, 16x19 family room, a rec room and partially finished basement.

The home was built in 1976 and sits on a lot that measures 50x181.

2. 7742 161st Place, Tinley Park. Asking: $174,900, according to realtor listings.

This raised ranch comes equipped with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It has a dining room, 23x15 family room, deck off the kitchen, large fenced yard and finished basement.

The home was built in 1971 and sits on a lot that measures 135x63.

Realtor listing source/information: David J. Cobb, Re/Max Realty.

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Brooke June 25, 2012 at 03:52 PM
why are the comparison features always outside of Homewood or Flossmoor when this is the HF patch? I could care less what things are going for in these towns, when there are homes for sale all over our community.
Christopher Paicely June 25, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Hi Brooke, This is actually a regional feature that pulls homes from all over the South Suburbs every week. It is on all of the the South Suburban Patch sites, not just H-F. On any given week you might see a house in H-F featured but it varies.
Ron Kremer June 25, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Brooke: The idea if to provide a sampling of home sales from across the Southland region. Many folks live in one community and work in another.
Debra Buffington-Adams June 25, 2012 at 08:19 PM
Its also good for those of us who are selling. I have a fully remodeled quad for sale in Richton Park's Lakeview subdivision. Its hard to set a price. I want to retrieve some of the money I invested in remodeling, but seeing the price comparisons for houses as nice as mine, I know I must set it lower. Its at $150,000. now. My 42 year old home is in great shape, but its competing with new constructions with prices lower than mine.
Ron Kremer June 26, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Debra: Good luck with your sale. I'm glad you find the home comparisons useful. I think the housing market is coming around—but ever so slowly.

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