Home Buying

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By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lakelands is a private residential lake community built in the late 1990's and early 2000's around 140-acre Walloon Lake. Do you enjoy boating, fishing, and swimming? This is the community for you. Lakeland boasts four miles of shoreline. Lakelands features single family, town house, and duplexes...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Geneva is a city in Kane County, Illinois. It is located in the western Chicago suburbs and is part of a tri-city area included St. Charles and Batavia, Illinois. Geneva is a popular tourist destination with its beautiful location along the Fox River including numerous restaurants and shopping. T...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lincolnwood home sales for the month of June decreased in volume by 56.3% when compared to last year, while the median sale price rose by 33.8% from $328,750 to $440,000. The number of Single Family homes sales decreased by 36.4%, while the median sale price rose by 12.1% from $392,500 to $440,00...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Tanbark is a single family home neighborhood built in the 1980s. Tanbark is located in Tinley Park, Illinois east of 84th Avenue and north of 167th Street. Average taxes in Tanbark $6,503 Average association fees in Tanbark $0 Average home size in Tanbark 1,876 ft2 Average lot size in Tanbark 0.2...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Chestnut Woods is a single family home neighborhood built in the early 2000's by Chestnut Homes. Chestnut Woods features homes with floor plans ranging from 2,287 to 3,103 square feet of living space. Chestnut Woods is located in Carpentersville, Illinois on Parson & Sleepy Hollow. Average taxes ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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About Minooka Intermediate School Minooka Intermediate School is a 5-6 school in District 201, and is located at 321 W McEvilly Road in Minooka, IL. It services homes in Joliet, Minooka, Shorewood, and University Park. Average taxes $6,977 Average year built 2011 Photos of Minooka Intermediate S...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Merry Oaks is a single family home subdivision built starting in the mid 2010's. Merry Oaks is located in Sycamore, Illinois on Merry Oaks Drive west of Main Street. Average taxes in Merry Oaks $15,080 Average association fees in Merry Oaks $34 ($32 - $35) Average home size in Merry Oaks 3,942 ft...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Kingsport Village is a single family neighborhood built in the 1970s and 1980s. Kingsport Village is located in Schaumburg, Illinois east of Roselle Road and south of Weathersfield Way. Average taxes in Kingsport Village $7,990 Average association fees in Kingsport Village $0 Average home size in...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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About Skoff Elementary Skoff Elementary is a K-5 school in District 365U, and is located at 775 W Normantown Road in Romeoville, IL. It services homes in Bolingbrook, Plainfield, and Romeoville. Average taxes $6,151 Average year built 1991 Homes for sale that attend Skoff Elementary Address Beds...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Kirkland Farms is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid-to-late 1990s. Kirkland Farms features homes with floor plans ranging in size from 1,900 square feet to 3,200 square feet of living space. Kirkland Farms is located in Aurora, Illinois on Butterfield west of Farnworth. Average t...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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About Warren Township High School Warren Township High School is a 9-12 school in District 121, and is located at 34090 N Almond Road in Gurnee, IL. It services homes in Beach Park, Gages Lake, Grayslake, Gurnee, Lake Villa, Libertyville, Park City, Third Lake, Wadsworth, Waukegan, and Wildwood....

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent
(SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach)
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Moving to Florida? Check this one. Trump Palace Sunny Isles Beach. Sale from $799,000. Rent from $3,500 Oceanfront. Luxury amenities. https://bit.ly/2ZFrPm3 https://https://bit.ly/2ZFrPm3Planning to move? Call us 305-931-6931. English, Russian. Licensed Realtors Miami. SIB Realty Планируете перее...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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About Gavin Central School Gavin Central School is a 1-5 school in District 37, and is located at 36414 N Ridge Road in Ingleside, IL. It services homes in Fox Lake, Ingleside, and Lake Villa. Average taxes $6,211 Average year built 1972 Homes for sale that attend Gavin Central School Address Be...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Rolling Meadows currently has 76 single family homes with an average list price of $314,353 and 80 condos/townhomes with an average list price of $188,434. The average annual property tax for Rolling Meadows is $5,263. Single-Family Homes 76 for sale Condos & Townhomes 80 for sale Foreclosures 1 ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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About River Valley Elementary School River Valley Elementary School is a 3-5 school in District 113A, and is located at 15425 E 127th Street in Lemont, IL. It services homes in Downers Grove, Lemont, and Woodridge. Average taxes $6,844 Average year built 1998 Homes for sale that attend River Val...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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List Price: $188,000 Beds Baths Built Sq.Ft. Garage Taxes On Market 3 3 2006 2,272 ft2 2 $1,567 2 days Raised ranch style townhome with walk out basement that backs to golf course. Amazing condition and move in ready! As you enter bright & airy open concept living spaces greet you with a combined...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Ponds at Mill Race Creek is a subdivision of single family homes built in the late 1990s and early 2010s. Ponds at Mill Race Creek is located in Oswego, Illinois north of Route 34 and west of Douglas Road. Average taxes in Ponds At Mill Race Creek $7,588 Average association fees in Ponds At Mill ...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent
(SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach)
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Moving to Florida? Check this one. Jade Ocean Sunny Isles Beach. Sale from $799,000. Rent from $4,200 Oceanfront. Luxury amenities. https://bit.ly/317vPOsPlanning to move? Call us 305-931-6931. English, Russian. Licensed Realtors Miami. SIB Realty Планируете переехать? Звоните нам 305-931-6931. Р...

By Sandi Bauman, Chico CA Realtor
(Chico Homes Real Estate)
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287 Redbud Rd, Paradise, CA 95969 - $30,000.00287 Redbud Rd, Paradise, CA 95969FEATURESAcreage: .32Sewerage: YesSchool District: ParadiseAgent Name: Sandi BaumanBroker: Chico Homes Real Estate Sales IncMLS #: SN20126214LINKSSearch All Paradise Properties - http://www.chicohomesearch.netCONTACT IN...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lincolnshire home sales for the month of June rose in volume by 15.4% when compared to last year, while the median sale price decreased by 21% from $620,000 to $490,000. The number of Single Family homes sales decreased by 10%, while the median sale price decreased by 19.5% from $632,125 to $509,...