What can you buy for $2,000 a month?

Chicago

Address: 2518 N. Lawndale Ave.
Price: $495,000
Square-feet: 2,000
Cost per square foot: $257

This turn-of-the-century home was completely gutted and remodeled in 2013 to transform it into a like-new gem in the Logan Square neighborhood. The three-bedroom, two-bath home clocks in at the middle of our list in both square footage and price per square foot. The good news is that it includes just about everything new: electrical, plumbing and HVAC system, to start. The remodel changed the floor plan to include an open great room for the main living area, plus vaulted ceilings and skylights for the bedrooms on the top floor. The kitchen has granite counter tops, walk-in pantry, stainless-steel appliances and hardwood laminate floors. There's also a large deck off the kitchen and a two-car garage. A commuter station with trains to Chicago Union Station is just over a half mile away.

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Contact: Evelyn Fred of Jameson Sotheby's International Realty at 312-751-0300.