Last week, we compared houses with specific square footage from here to those in the Los Angeles area. This week, let's look at houses that cost $125,000 from here and compare them to see how much house we can get in the Chicago, IL area.

Ready?

2625 Leaf Ln. , Shreveport, LA 71109
Sq. Ft.: 2115
3 bedroom/2 baths

Now let's head to Chicago, IL

Pretty cool...a condo on the lake?
445 W Wellington Ave, APT 7H, Chicago, IL 60657
Sq. Ft.: 750
1 bedroom/1 bath
(YIKES...small...but you get one heck of a view of the lake)

 

Maybe you want something with a little bit of a yard

12725 S Saginaw Ave, Chicago, IL 60633
Sq Ft.: 986
3 bedrooms/1 bath
(Not as small as the apartment, but still cramped with 3 bedrooms)

 

So, let's find something with a little more room...BUT we may have to sacrifice the yard.

1031 N Avers Ave., Chicago, IL 60651
Sq. Ft.: 1702
3 bedrooms/1.5 bathrooms
(Oh ya...this one needs a lot of TLC...which means more money AFTER you move in.)

 

Still looks like houses here are the best deal around.