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It's a good sign to see new housing sprouting up in markets as uncertain as Humboldt Park. Whether or not it arrives in droves or commands high prices, at least there's some new starts. At 914 N Richmond, it took a while to find a buyer for the foreclosed 1879 cottage that stood in the way of "progress"— three-and-a-half years to be precise. The foreclosed property was sold in the summer for a mere $48,500, and a new home in the mold of neighboring 910 N Richmond (pictured) is itching to be built. What you've got here is a familiar product, reminiscent of those Smart Tech homes making inroads into Logan/Palmer and West Town. The finishes are simple and clean, and the bland boxy spaces are dying for you to impose your style on them. Like its neighbor, the 2,650-square-foot home will feature a large backyard and 2-car garage. They're also priced the same: $375K (sale is pending on 910). Disclaimer: Although this property is in the preferred eastern section of Humboldt near the park and new California Ave commercial development, this block had some issues with drug dealing as of last fall. We're not sure if the situation has improved.
·Listing: 914 N Richmond St. [Curbed Marketplace]