Hello,

I'm still in the educational as well as saving/funding stage before I buy my first rental property, and am thinking I would like to invest in a 2-3 Bedroom Home in in the Chicago/IL area. 

Wondering if any seasoned vets out there could give me some tips on where to invest, what areas I'm most likely to find deals, as well as what areas to avoid? 

I really like the idea of investing in Wicker Park / Bucktown, but realize that it may be harder to find properties not at top market price here. 

Does anyone have a preference between the following areas / is anyone willing to give me their personal pro/cons for them?

AVONDALE
IRVING PARK
ALBANY PARK
PORTAGE PARK 


Thanks in advance for any advice you may have and for taking the time to read!