Nothing demonstrates Bucktown‘s evolution quite like a drive up North Wolcott Avenue. Joe Zekas and Realtor Greg Viti were checking out a home in Wolcott’s 1800 block that has sold for $1.25 million, $1.4 million, and $1.5 million in recent years, when they came across one of Greg’s clients, Jackie Mills, who purchased a cottage across the street for just $220,000 in the mid-’90s. Today, land around Jackie’s home is worth more than twice that much, Greg says. Joe and Greg stopped to chat with Jackie about her dog, her husband, and her neighborhood.
The perks of buying early: a $220K cottage surrounded by million-dollar homes
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