When the owners of this old South Shore bungalow snatched it up for $40K in 2010, the place was a dump. $40K may have been more than it was worth to many. But the upside was surely the size of the place and quality of its brick frame. Now, fully restored and easy on the eyes, the 5-bed/3-bath home is back on the market for $164,900— still cheaper than most of our Under $300K Club inductees. So, what's on the menu? How about some new hardwoods, a decorative fireplace, large kitchen, den, mud room, and an office? And, while there isn't much of a yard (owing to the the parking pad), you've still got a porch and deck. Just a couple blocks from the lake, it's also right near the South Shore Cultural Center, beaches, and Jackson Park.
·Listing: 2540 E 73rd St. [Carter Ware Group]