Making Handicapped Homes for Sale in Chicago Accessible
The thoughtful barrier-free independent living design provides the owner or a family member with a disability or preparing for the onset of disabilities in the future, much more than unobstructed wheelchair accessibility and desirable handicapped home for sale in Chicago.
Zero-step entrances and walkways, wider doors and hallways, curb-less showers and grab bars are some of the home’s features that will provide comfort and convenience for people with any mobility disability, as well as those who do not have a disability.
Built on double sized Chicago lot that measures approximately 50 ft. wide and 125 ft. deep the home’s appealing facade with stone and shingle accent, a garage with an extra bay for storage and one over-sized door to accommodate a full-size van with a wheelchair lift brings added value to this home that will increase over time.
The exterior’s attractive curb-appeal surrounds an equally appealing interior featuring comfortable unobstructed space, wide hallways, doors, and doorways, smooth transitions at floor surface changes, a kitchen has a two-tiered peninsula with a roll-under accessible workstation, two spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms with roll-under sinks with motion activated sink faucets, a roll-in shower.
The 2nd-floor level bedroom will not be handicapped ready or wheelchair accessible but can also be used for extra storage or as a retreat for a caregiver to give the homeowner privacy or even be built out for a full-time caretaker.
This home will be setting the standard for value barrier-free independent living handicapped homes for sale in Chicago.
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1,700 sq.ft.
9126 S. Yates Blvd. Chicago, IL 60617
$350,000 Pre-Construction sale of ADA Compliant Home in Calumet Heights. Buyer has the opportunity to pick finishes and make custom modifications at this time. Can also build to suit on this location or others. Drawings and plans available to view at this time. Expect construction to start in early 2019. Call to arrange a meeting for more detailed information.
A person with a disability is no stranger to overcoming obstacles. However, buying a home often presents an entirely unique set of challenges than people without disabilities. Also, the costs of installing structural accommodations such as wheelchair ramps or bathroom grab bars can drive costs even higher. Fortunately, there is financial help for disabled homebuyers.
Federal Housing Administration (FHA)
The Federal Housing Administration, a subsidiary of HUD, offers services that include providing mortgage insurance on home loans made by approved lenders. The HUD website offers a search tool to find approved lenders.
An FHA-backed mortgage is sometimes informally called an FHA loan. This type of mortgage is generally less expensive since it has the backing of the government and may be a good choice for disabled homebuyers with limited income.
The Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) is a government-sponsored enterprise that provides access to affordable mortgage financing. The process involves buying loans from mortgage lenders and packaging them to be sold to investors as mortgage-backed securities.
Fannie Mae’s HomeReady® Mortgage program includes special assistance for people with disabilities in the form of flexible underwriting on home loans.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, commonly known as the VA, offers housing grants to assist veterans who have certain disabilities connected to their time in service. With the Specially Adapted Housing Grants (SAH) or Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) Grants, eligible veterans can receive help in purchasing, building or remodeling to acquire homes that meet their needs.
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