“I owned a one-bedroom condo in a downtown Chicago high-rise and realized right away that I needed a second bedroom and another bath,” says Fred Carmean, a Realtor at the Illinois independent real estate brokerage firm
@properties. “Now I’m in a place with space to live, work, and entertain.” The takeaway for house hunters: Buy a place that can grow with you. Someone who’s single, say, can always use an extra bedroom as an office or media room until a partner and family come along.
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