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D. M. Perez

Don't do it. Raised my 3 kids in a 1530 square foot home 4 bed 1.5 bath, it was fine for us. I redid the entire home and updated all electrical, plumbing, siding, roof, windows, kitchen, baths, and we are on over a third of an acre. It makes NO financial sense for us to add on or put more $ into the property. Kids are grown and the house is now for sale. Buyers complain it's too small, and the want open concept (in a 1960's colonial) for the price. I live in an expensive suburb of Chicago, and the price is on the upper end for 1st time buyers in this market, but they want palatial residences on a "beer" budget. I'm looking at loosing $$$ on all my updates because, people think HGtv, and their budget reno's are reality. Buyers either want to update themselves or to buy a turnkey property without the turnkey price.

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shesha

It would be nice to see more homes in this range that families with kids live in verses homes in this range with only one or two people

   

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