Home Buying

Welcome to the ActiveRain Home Buying section. This is the place where you'll find comprehensive information on everything connected to purchasing a home – and we mean everything.


What exactly goes on in a home inspection and how is it different from a home appraisal? Curious about what it takes to purchase that foreclosure you've had your eye on? You'll find out how to do it right here. Look around: the professionals at ActiveRain have the information you need.


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By Marco Amidei
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Fountains of Arlington, Arlington Heights, Illinois - February 2019Fountains of Arlington is a condo community built in the mid 2010s by Gettysburg Development Corp. Fountains of Arlington was built on the Goebbert and Sons farm and farm stand in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Fountains of Arlingt...

By Marco Amidei
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Reflections, Darien, Illinois - February 2019Reflections is a townhome community built in the mid 1990s. Reflections is located in Darien, Illinois east of Cass Road and north of I-55. Average taxes in Reflections $3,453 Average association fees in Reflections $204 ($165 - $253) Average home siz...

By Brian Petrelli, MBA, GRI
(The Brian Petrelli Team - Metro Brokers)
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We are constantly watching the housing market in Amherst Westminster Homes. The number of Westminster Homes active and on the market remains lower than the current demand from Buyers. One of clients is preparing to make on offer on a home in the area, and we prepared this statistical report for t...

By Marco Amidei
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Irving Elementary School, Berwyn, IL - February 2019 About Irving Elementary School Irving Elementary School is a P-5 school in District 100, and is located at 3501 Clinton Avenue in Berwyn, IL. It services homes in Berwyn. Average taxes $7,449 Average year built 1918 Homes for sale that attend ...

By Marco Amidei
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400 N. Racine, West Town, Chicago, Illinois - February 2019400 N. Racine is a 33 unit condo building built in 1990. 400 N. Racine is located in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 400 N. Racine $4,325 Average association fees in 400 N. Racine $278 ($243 - $518) Average home s...

By Marco Amidei
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Prentiss Creek, Downers Grove, Illinois - February 2019Prentiss Creek is a single family home subdivision built from the late 1960s to early 1980s. Prentiss Creek is located in Downers Grove, Illinois west of Woodward Avenue and south of 63rd Street. Average taxes in Prentiss Creek $7,671 Averag...

By Marco Amidei
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Hunters Fields, St. Charles, Illinois - February 2019Hunters Fields is a single family home subdivision built from the late 1980s to early 1990s. Hunters Fields is located in St. Charles, Illinois north of Route 64 and west of Dunham Road. Average taxes in Hunters Fields $7,707 Average associati...

By Marco Amidei
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Abbey Woods, Frankfort, Illinois - February 2019Abbey Woods is a custom built single family home subdivision built from the late 1990's to late 2010's. Abbey Woods is located in Frankfort, Illinois east of LaGrange Road and north of Colorado Avenue. Average taxes in Abbey Woods $15,741 Average a...

By Marco Amidei
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Madison 901, West Loop, Chicago, Illinois - February 2019Madison 901 is a condominium building built in 2007, Madison 901 is located in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago at 901 W. Madison Street. Average taxes in Madison 901 $4,882 Average association fees in Madison 901 $433 ($285 - $645) A...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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By Marco Amidei
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Amber Terrace, Lemont, Illinois - February 2019Amber Terrace is a townhome community built in the late 1990s. Amber Terrace is located in Lemont, Illinois north of 127th Street and west of Archer Avenue. Average taxes in Amber Terrace $4,500 Average association fees in Amber Terrace $237 ($230 -...

By Marco Amidei
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Brookeridge Creek, Darien, Illinois - February 2019Brookeridge Creek is a subdivision of single family homes built in the 1980s. Brookeridge Creek is located in Darien, Illinois east of Lemont Road and south of Plainfield Road. Average taxes in Brookeridge Creek $9,467 Average association fees i...

By Marco Amidei
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Bayberry, Waukegan, Illinois - February 2019Bayberry is a single family and townhouse subdivision built starting in the late 1990s. Bayberry is located in Waukegan, Illinois east of O'Plaine Road and south of Belvidere Road (Route 120). Average taxes in Bayberry $5,245 Average association fees i...

By Marco Amidei
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Aspen Elementary School, Vernon Hills, IL - February 2019 About Aspen Elementary School Aspen Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 73, and is located at 500 N. Aspen Drive in Vernon Hills, IL. It services homes in Mettawa, Mundelein, and Vernon Hills. Average taxes $14,597 Average year ...

By Marco Amidei
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Spanglers Farm, Plainfield, Illinois - February 2019Spanglers Farm is a custom built single family home subdivision built starting in the late 1990's. Spanglers Farm is located in Plainfield, Illinois north of Renwick Road and west of Route 59. Average taxes in Spanglers Farm $8,936 Average asso...

By Marco Amidei
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Shenandoah Townhomes, Orland Park, Illinois - February 2019Shenandoah Townhomes is a town home neighborhorhood built in the 1990s. Shenandoah Townhomes are located in Orland Park, Illinois north of 167th Street and west of 108th Avenue. Average taxes in Shenandoah Townhomes $4,453 Average associ...

By Marco Amidei
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Ballantrae, Buffalo Grove, Illinois - February 2019Ballantrae is a single family home neighborhood built in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Ballantrae is located in Buffalo Grove, Illinois on Arlington Heights Road north of Dundee. Average taxes in Ballantrae $6,321 Average association fees in B...

By Marco Amidei
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Central Elementary School, Plainfield, IL - February 2019 About Central Elementary School Central Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 202, and is located at 23723 Getson Drive in Plainfield, IL. It services homes in Crest Hill, Joliet, Lockport, Plainfield, and Romeoville. Average taxe...

By Marco Amidei
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Homes for Sale in Northfield, Illinois - February 2019Northfield is an affluent village in Cook County, Illinois - located approximately 19 miles north of downtown Chicago. It is part of the North Shore communities - a collection of affluent residential communities north of Chicago. According to ...

By Marco Amidei
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Blueberry Hill, Libertyville, Illinois - February 2019Blueberry Hill is a single family home neighborhod built in the late 1960s to late 1970s. The Homeowners Association keeps traditions by continuing their annual events: August is the Annual Picnic and Bike Parade, September is the Neighborhoo...