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This is What $399,000 Buys You

For $399,000, you could purchase one of two comparably-priced homes. The first one is located in Oak Park, the second one in River Forest.

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1. 526 N. Elmwood Ave., Oak Park: Priced at $399,000, according to listings.

This is a four-bedroom, two-bathroom single-family home. The 1,600 square-foot home, built in 1902, sits on a 8,599 square-foot lot.

The stucco four-square house includes hardwood floors throughout, a wood-burning fireplace, and art glass and a beamed ceiling in the living room. A small deck is included off of a second-floor bedroom.

Realtor source/information: Nancy Jarrett, (708) 557-8109.

2. 35 Franklin Ave., River Forest: Priced at $395,000.

This is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom single-family home. The 1,960 square-foot house includes hardwood floors, and a remodeled kitchen and bathrooms.

The living room includes a gas fireplace, and a den/office is located on the first floor. The house includes central air and replacement windows. The fenced backyard has a large deck and gazebo with a bar, and a hot tub.

Realtor source/information: Jan Raspatello, (708) 851-2208, Better Homes and Gardens Gloor Realty Company.

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Out of these two homes, which one would you buy? In the comments, tell us how your house hunt is going. Those selling homes can use Patch to help spread the word.

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