House flippers are racing against time when it comes to buying and selling homes. But the investors selling this 112-year-old Highland Park house are apparently on a very fast track. The two-bedroom cottage on the 800 block of Milwaukee Avenue near York Boulevard was put up for sale on Thursday, less than two months after it was purchased, according to Redfin. Since then, it appears that the home has been redone with a new kitchen and bathroom as well as new electrical, plumbing and heating systems. The makeover budget, however, apparently was not big enough for the requisite drought-tolerant landscaping and wood mulch because the tiny, 764-square-foot house appears to be floating in the middle of a big lawn. The owners, which purchased the property for $212,500 at the end of January, are asking $369,000.
April 13, 2015