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How One Couple Rode Out the Recession and Transformed Their Chicago Home

Back in 2007, before the Great Recession launched the country's real estate market into a deep freeze, Jason and Michael were looking for a place to call home and purchased a lovely condo in a century-old building in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood. And similar to the situation that many young couples find themselves in when first looking to buy, the pair had initially planned to own a starter home and then one day trade up to a larger space. However, as the economy made a turn for the worse, the couple decided to stay put and transform their condo into something truly special. As a blogger and former writer for Apartment Therapy, Jason has an appreciation for design and a head full of ideas.

Curbed Chicago has the interview and full tour. >>