The Chicago two-flat is a very common type of building that can be found in virtually every neighborhood, and there's a reason why they have always been so popular. Two-flats are a great way to help offset the cost of living by serving as a rental property in addition to being the personal residence of the owner. Of course, many people own two-flats as purely an investment property, but there are still countless families living in them.
Logan Square is an area that is experiencing a massive wave of new residences, but developers are quickly converting multi-unit properties into single family homes. However, if you're looking for a two-flat in the area and have a decent budget, you're in luck as there are a handful of great buildings currently available.
Notes: According to the listing, this brick two-flat has received some major fixes, including tuckpointing, roof repairs, and a new water heater (maybe the boiler?). The hardwood floors are gorgeous and the yard at this one is bigger than normal due to being located on an oversized lot.
Notes: For $30,000 more than the last listing, you can upgrade from a brick two-flat to a greystone. The interiors in this one are more rental grade, and the rooms are on the smaller side, but this house has a real traditional Chicago vibe to it. The building is just steps away from Palmer Square, which is nice.
Notes: If you happen to be budgeting $750,000, you can find yourself living in an updated and very clean looking greystone two-flat. One floor has newer finishes and appliances than the other, but with being located just off of Logan Boulevard, you'd be able to rent this one in a heartbeat. The building also has central air and heat and a three-car garage.