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This is What $750,000 Buys You

For three-quarters of a million dollars, you could purchase a two-story Cape Cod in Frankfort with all the trimmings or a three-story brick home on a one-acre lot in Orland Park. What's your pick?

1. 710 Stonebridge Road, Frankfort. Asking: $749,900, according to realtor listings.

This two-story Cape Cod home features five bedrooms, three full-baths and two half-baths. It is in a gated community with woods, creeks, ponds and nature preserves all within view.

The home comes with a gourmet kitchen, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a breakfast room. There is a stone fireplace and a beamed cieling in the family room, a first-floor luxury suite with a bathroom, three-car garage, brick patio and fire pit and related living space with a private entry, full kitchen and bath.

The home was built in 1998. It sits on a lot that measures 110x78x117x64x90. It has 6,800 square feet of living space.

2. 15111 Vail Court, Orland Park. Asking: 749,900, according to realtor listings.

This three-story home in Arbor Pointe features seven bedrooms, five full-baths and two half-baths. It has a fully-finished walk-out basement, ceramic and porcelain tile in the kitchen and sits on a cul-de-sac lot.

The home comes with hardwood floors in the bedrooms and the great room, marble throughout the first floor. It has a deck, brick paver driveway and three-car garage.

It was built in 1995. The home has 11,000 square feet of living space, including the walk-out basement, and sits on a lot that measures 39,581 square feet.

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Jan - Rich May 29, 2012 at 12:13 AM
Maybe you could show homes that most of us could afford. Thanks!
Lauren Traut May 29, 2012 at 02:57 AM
Hi, Jan! We vary the price of the home in this particular feature each week. The prices have ranged from the low end ($150,000) to higher end. The idea is just to give readers a sense of the market. Also, each week, we offer a list of homes that have sold recently in the area. It runs every Thursday morning, and it's called "Sold!" It lists local homes, their addresses and their going price. If real estate prices pique your interest, perhaps you'd enjoy that feature. I hope you'll check back on Thursdays for our Sold! feature, and keep an eye out for future editions of this feature. Thanks! Lauren Traut, Associate Regional Editor
Julia May 29, 2012 at 06:32 PM
The kitchen in the Orland Park home is so out of place in that home...what were they thinking! Kitchens sell homes and that one definaetly will not.
Matt June 07, 2012 at 06:30 AM
I definitely pick the Orland option by a longshot. While the 11K sq ft does include the basement, it's nearly 2x the size of the Frankfort option. The exterior in my opinion is more open - less woodsy and just generally more of a house I'd prefer. If I was in the market to purchase a home, and somehow had that much, I'd be 100% sold on the Orland Park house. Of course just by looking at a few pictures people can't just buy a house, there may be some "catches" to it. But from what I see and read, it's my choice. I do agree, the kitchen is definitely worse than the Frankfort house, but it'd be fine for me. I would probably upgrade the kitchen appliances, however. I don't mind the white tile & counters too much though. But anyways, I'd be surprised if that Orland house doesn't sell within a month or two. I find for what you're getting, it's priced very reasonable. 7 Bedrooms, 5 + 2 baths, that's nearly a mansion, for a good price. One lucky family will live in this house, that's forsure. :)

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