Why are condo prices so inexpensive in the best areas of the city of Chicago?


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Chris Tsao

According to my research (online), Chicago Illonois has the cheapest
condo prices for any major city? Is this because the weather is so bad?
If there is any major city that matches Chicago in cheapness, I haven't
found it. We're talking the "heart of Chicago" here, and not on some
outskirt.

http://www.jeanwright.com/bb.chicago164/chicago164.html
 
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tom

I'm not sure which state would want you, if you couldn't spell that
state's name correctly. Realty is an illusion. Tom
 
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Chris Tsao

Al said:
What is your home repair question or contribution posting?
I have a wall unit that I stained the side of with fishtank water, so I
am thinking of hiering (sp.) a cabinetmaker to take the side of it off
and put a new one on, so can you please tell me if he'd be able to do
this without denting or scratching it and if he and the front part is
rounded, so would he be able to make it round to match the other ones.
He'd have to come to my house to look at at, but if I stare (sp.?) at
it hard, would I be able to tell that it's not the original. To get the
side off, I figure he'd have to bang it with a rubber hammer because
they must be stuck on with mollies.
 
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Chris Tsao

tom said:
I'm not sure which state would want you, if you couldn't spell that
state's name correctly. Realty is an illusion. Tom
I'll simply write "sp." on the return address side of envelopes.
 
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Chris Tsao

Chris said:
it and if he and the front part is
Sorry, I was too lazy to exert the mental concentration to finish this
sentence, so I deluded myself that I did. I meant to axe if he'd be
able to match the varnish perfectly.
 
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Chris Tsao

Chris said:
According to my research (online), Chicago Illonois has the cheapest
condo prices for any major city? Is this because the weather is so bad?
If there is any major city that matches Chicago in cheapness, I haven't
found it. We're talking the "heart of Chicago" here, and not on some
outskirt.

http://www.jeanwright.com/bb.chicago164/chicago164.html
What is also distressing is that in Cancun Mexico and other parts of
Mexico, the condos seem to be about a $190 to $500-somthing grand for
one-bedrooms. I can afford up to $200ish grand now, but I don't want to
move there now. I figure that if they cost so much to buy that the
maintenaince or taxes would ALSO be more than I am counting on. WHen my
aunt dies and therefore cannot continue to finance my retirement, I
figured that I could move to Mexico with the money I inherit from her,
but the condos seem to be about as costly as the condos in Florida. How
much would the maintainance (sp.?) or yearly taxes cost on a nice one-
or tw0-bedroom condo in a nice area in Mexico. My idea is to move to
Mexico so I don't have to work. This is my only out for the workforce.
I hate Mexico, but not nearly as bad as I hate jobs and commuting and
going to sleep early and waking up early. My aunt just turned 77, so I
talkiing somewhere down the road.

Is it possible to retire in Mexico if your networth is about $700
grand. If the terror attacks never happened and thus the stockmarket
didn't crash, I'd inherit enough to retire in Mexico.
 
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Steve B

Chris Tsao said:
According to my research (online), Chicago Illonois has the cheapest
condo prices for any major city? Is this because the weather is so bad?
If there is any major city that matches Chicago in cheapness, I haven't
found it. We're talking the "heart of Chicago" here, and not on some
outskirt.

http://www.jeanwright.com/bb.chicago164/chicago164.html
And your question regarding home repair is ........ ?????????
 
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Chris Tsao

Steve B wrote:

And your question regarding home repair is ........ ?????????
I'll post it tomorrow. I can get the super of the building I live in
fix my ceiling fan, but if it makes you happy, I'll try to fix it with
help from alt.home.repair. I have been coming in alt.home.repair for
help with real estate since April 28, 2003. I get answers to all my
questions. I asked a question about the above0mentioned wall unit's
water damage in here back in 1999 and was told the stains are
permanent, so about two hours ago, I posted a new question about it in
this thread, so now I should not be accused of posting off-toppic
anymore!!!

I think I shall keep on asking my question about Chicago's real estate
prices? I asked about real estate prices on multi-family houses on
Aprill 11, 20004, got no answer, so I tried again on Sept. 5 of this
year and found out what I need to know (proof below), and it's always
been my experience that persistence pays off.




Sept 5, 2006

http://groups.google.com/group/alt.home.repair/tree/browse_frm/thread/fc2f251ab40737b
1/98ad94719005c3da?rnum=1&q=tsao&_done=%2Fgroup%2Falt.home.repair%2Fbrows
e_frm%2Fthread%2Ffc2f251ab40737b1%2Ffba91bd024009ec8%3Flnk%3Dgst%26q%3
Dtsao%26rnum%3D2%26#doc_fba91bd024009ec8

April 11, 2004

http://groups.google.com/group/alt.home.repair/tree/browse_frm/thread/58beabf89eb331
7b/e6144a00a515d03b?rnum=1&q=tsao+catskills&_done=%2Fgroup%2Falt.home.repair
%2Fbrowse_frm%2Fthread%2F58beabf89eb3317b%2Fe6144a00a515d03b%3Flnk%3Dg
st%26q%3Dtsao+catskills%26rnum%3D1%26#doc_e6144a00a515d03b
 
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Chris Tsao

Steve said:
TAKE YER MEDS!
I took one pill about an hour ago. I'm supposed to take two, but I
forgot yesterday and I don't want to detox. I was prescribed zoloft for
O.C.D., but it doesn't work for that, but it melows me out, so I never
stopped taking it. I have been diagnosed for O/C.D. by three
pyschopharmacologists, but none have been able to find the right meds
because I have to strong a case.
 
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Chris Tsao

Chris said:
What is also distressing is that in Cancun Mexico and other parts of
Mexico, the condos seem to be about a $190 to $500-somthing grand for
one-bedrooms.
Correction!!!!!!!! I've checked more real estate agents' site and are
seeing your average price for a condo at $300-something thousand to the
millions!!!! One knows life sucks bowling balls through a bendy straw
when a person cannot live well in some fourthworld country for people
of color!!!!

I found one condo which is not a highrise like I covet, but I cannot
make heads or tales of this sentence below:

Monthly condo maintenance fees are about $7000. Pesos.
 
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Chris Tsao

Chris said:
Monthly condo maintenance fees are about $7000. Pesos.
Actually it is a highrise. I am in a few sites at the same time because
I have discovered that I can sign online a bunch of times with DSL.

Check this out the apartment is 300something thousand dollars. How in
the world can Mexico be as expensive as the United States??????? This
is very perplexing.

http://www.viviun.com/AD-52784/
 
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Chris Tsao

Check this out the apartment is 300something thousand dollars. How in
the world can Mexico be as expensive as the United States??????? This
is very perplexing.

http://www.viviun.com/AD-52784/
Okay okay I know, it's four bedrooms. I just came accross it again.
This therefore is a bad example. This is increadibly cheap even for
Mexico. This is a price that will get you ONLY one or two bedrooms for
a comparable building. What I want to know is WHY THE F*CK are Freaking
Mexico real estate prices on par with Florida and practically every
other area in America???? Mexico is supposed to be a poor country. I
thought that's why they're all sneaking into America.

I am in Panama now and check this shite out!!!! I want to know why
these two-bit countries cost so much to live in.
http://www.viviun.com/Real_Estate/Panama/Condos/

My apartment is worth $200something grand and yet I cannot get
something better for this money in some picolo (sp.?) country. This
pisses me off.

Maybe I'll post back after investing a ... say .... Guatimalla (sp.)
realator's web site in a few minutes. If so, I will be raging (I'm
guessing).
 
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Chris Tsao

Steve B wrote:

So now you'll never possess the knowledge that you can retire if you
move to the Phillipines (sp.). This is the cheapest country one can
live in that will suffice. We can get a super luxury high rise for the
price of a car or two.

For some strange reason, Venezuala (sp.??) apartments cost and an arm
and a leg.
 
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mrsgator88

Chris Tsao said:
According to my research (online), Chicago Illonois has the cheapest
condo prices for any major city? Is this because the weather is so bad?
If there is any major city that matches Chicago in cheapness, I haven't
found it. We're talking the "heart of Chicago" here, and not on some
outskirt.

http://www.jeanwright.com/bb.chicago164/chicago164.html
That's not cheap, that's a lot of money IMO. Seven years ago, for not quite
50% more, I bough a decent house on 1/4 acre in a very hoity-toity Chicago
suburb.

Plus I know that area, its not the heart of Chicago. The "heart" of town
starts about 5 miles south of there. That area is still "Grandmasville",
those buildings are loaded with retirees.

S
 
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Chris Tsao

That's not cheap, that's a lot of money IMO. Seven years ago, for not quite
50% more, I bough a decent house on 1/4 acre in a very hoity-toity Chicago
suburb.

Plus I know that area, its not the heart of Chicago. The "heart" of town
starts about 5 miles south of there. That area is still "Grandmasville",
those buildings are loaded with retirees.

Thank you. I will find out where the heart of Chicago is and make that
the number one candidate. Retirees don't sound like something I'd like
to be around all the time. For some strange reason, Chicago seems to be
the cheapest of all major cities to buy apartments in. Yet IMO, it's
one of the most desirable.
 
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mrsgator88

Thank you. I will find out where the heart of Chicago is and make that
the number one candidate. Retirees don't sound like something I'd like
to be around all the time. For some strange reason, Chicago seems to be
the cheapest of all major cities to buy apartments in. Yet IMO, it's
one of the most desirable.
Since you're not tied into any city and are looking to save $$$, look at
Milwaukee.

S
 
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Chris Tsao

mrsgator88 said:
Since you're not tied into any city and are looking to save $$$, look at
Milwaukee.

S
I will, thank you. I never thought of that and I thought that I thought
of every place. I even looked at maps to decide.
 

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