In a region hard hit by the Great Recession, people are taking risks to build a brighter future. Here are four families' big chances.
The house they've been living in -- a four-bedroom in the upscale University District they bought for $200,000 in 2003 -- is around the corner from similar-size houses listed for $100,000 or less.
And now, they've bought a third house: A 1925 Tudor-style in the historic Palmer Woods neighborhood that sold for over $500,000 in 2005 but cost the Macks just $114,000 in a foreclosure sale.
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