You don’t have to spend a fortune for a Chicago bungalow

What is it about the humble Chicago bungalow? These brick homes have become iconic over the years, and dot neighborhoods across the city. Tens of thousands of them were built in the Chicago area during the first part of the twentieth century.

Today, these quaint homes are celebrated for their quality construction and comfortable floor plans. And if you’re looking to buy a home in Chicago, the odds are high that you’ll tour quite a few bungalows during your search.

Chicago Magazine recently ran an interesting look at the bungalows scattered across the city. The magazine found that buyers don’t have to pay a fortune to live in one of these homes.

Chicago Magazine, in fact, found several well-maintained bungalows in different Chicago neighborhoods that you can buy today for under $350,000. That’s a good buy in Chicago.

For instance, you can spend just $215,000 to move into a bungalow at 8227 S. Avalon Ave. in Chicago’s Avalon Park neighborhood. Chicago Magazine says that this bungalow has been renovated and boasts an open floor plan. The home features new kitchens, bathrooms and a finished basement. There is 2,000 square feet of living space here.

Or you can spend $325,000 for a bungalow on the Northwest Side at 5119 N. Marmora Ave. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home features old maple flooring, a masonry fireplace mantle and stained-glass windows. The Chicago Magazine story says that this home is a good example of the traditional Chicago bungalow.

In Dunning, a price tag of $349,900 can get you a bungalow that boasts an impressive seven bedrooms and three bathrooms. This home comes with 1,700 square feet of living space on three levels. It also comes with a detached garage.

That’s just a small sample of the bungalows you can find across the city. If you are interested in this so-Chicago style of housing, be sure to work with a REALTOR® who knows the city neighborhoods that most interest you. This real estate pro can help you find the bungalow – other style of home – of your dreams.