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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Homes for Sale in Mount Prospect, Illinois - April 2019Mount Prospect is a village in Cook County, Illinois - approximately 22 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. According to the 2010 census, the population was 54,167.Mount Prospect currently has 253 single family homes with an average list pri...

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Thornberry Creek, Hawthorn Woods, Illinois - April 2019Thornberry Creek is a single family community built in late 1980s. Thornberry Creek is located in Hawthorn Woods, Illinois off of Darlington Drive and Old McHenry Road Average taxes in Thornberry Creek $12,445 Average association fees in Tho...

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The Pointe, Vernon Hills, Illinois - April 2019The Pointe is a single family neighborhood built in the early 2000's. The Pointe is located south of Greggs Parkway east of Butterfield Road in Vernon Hills, Illinois in the Gregg's Landing master-planned development. Gregg's Landing includes a 40-a...

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Hobson Woods, Naperville, Illinois - April 2019Hobson Woods is a single family home neighborhood built in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Hobson Woods islocated in Naperville, Illinois south of Gartner east of Washington. Average taxes in Hobson Woods $9,755 Average association fees in Hobson Wo...

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Scottsdale, Ashburn, Chicago, Illinois - April 2019Located in Chicago, Scottsdale is on 83rd east of Cicero. Average taxes in Scottsdale $2,193 Average association fees in Scottsdale $0 Average home size in Scottsdale 1,373 ft2 Average lot size in Scottsdale 0.35 acres Average year built in Scot...

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Homes for Sale in Tinley Park, Illinois - April 2019Tinley Park is a village located in Cook County, Illinois with a small portion in Will County. According to the 2010 census, the population was 56,703. It is one of the fastest growing suburbs south of Chicago. In 2017, Tinley Park was listed as...

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Homes for Sale in Barrington, Illinois - April 2019Barrington is a village in Cook and Lake counties, Illinois, 32 miles northwest of Chicago. According to the 2010 census Barrington had a population of 10,327. The Barrington area consists of six independent villages including North Barrington, S...

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One Itasca Place, Itasca, Illinois - April 2019One Itasca Place is a condiminium building which was built in 2006. One Itasca Place is located in Itasca, Illinois at the corner of Nordick and Rohlwing Roads just north of Lake Street. Average taxes in One Itasca Place $4,485 Average association f...

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Mulberry Grove, Elgin, Illinois - April 2019Mulberry Grove is a single family home and town home community built in the early 2000s by Concord Homes. Mulberry Grove features 169 single family homes with floor plans ranging from 1,865 to 2,937 square feet of living space. and 84 townhomes with fl...

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Homes for Sale in Hoffman Estates, Illinois - April 2019Hoffman Estates is located in Cook County, Illinois with a small section in Kane County, Illinois. According to the 2010 census, the population was 51,895. The village is the headquarters of Sears Holdings Corporation, the Midwest headquarte...

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Native Run, Crystal Lake, Illinois - April 2019Native Run is a single family home neighborhood built in the early 2000s. Native Run is located in Crystal Lake, Illinois on Pinegree north of Route 14. Average taxes in Native Run $11,118 Average association fees in Native Run $19 ($17 - $38) Avera...

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Homes for Sale in Oak Park, Illinois - April 2019Oak Park is a village on the west side of Chicago, in Cook County Illinois. According to the 2010 census, the population was 51,878 making it the 29th largest municipality in Illinois. Oak Park has easy access to Chicago via public transportation i...

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Homes for Sale in Flossmoor, Illinois - April 2019Flossmoor is a village in Cook County, Illinois, located in the south suburbs of Chicago. According to the 2010 Census, Flossmoor had a population of 9,464.Flossmoor currently has 92 single family homes with an average list price of $277,881 and 8...

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Homes for Sale in East Dundee, Illinois - April 2019East Dundee currently has 11 single family homes with an average list price of $274,364 and 6 condos/townhomes with an average list price of $137,733. The average annual property tax for East Dundee is $4,461. Single-Family Homes 11 for sale Con...

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Homes for Sale in Wilmette, Illinois - April 2019Wilmette is a village in Cook County, Illinois. Wilmette is located approximately 14 miles north of downtown Chicago. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Wilmette is considered one of the affluent North Shore cities. According to the 2010 censu...

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Homes for Sale in Des Plaines, Illinois - April 2019Des Plaines is a city in Cook County, Illinois, it is a suburb of Chicago and is next to O'Hare International Airport. The Des Plaines River runs through the city and it is home of the first franchised McDonald's. According to the 2010 census De...

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Homes for Sale in Wheaton, Illinois - April 2019Wheaton is a city in Milton and Winfield Townships, and in the county of DuPage County, Illinois. It is located approximately 30 miles west of Chicago. According to the 2010 census, the population was 52,894.Wheaton currently has 399 single family h...

By Matt Harber
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1109 Winesap Lane SEWelcome Home! Impeccably maintained 2-Story in The Orchards. Spacious great room concept floor plan, gourmet kitchen w/island that opens to the wonderful living area w/fireplace. 4 total bdrms + an office/den, 2.5 baths, lovely master suite w/5-pc bath & soaking tub, fantasti...

By Marco Amidei
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Homes for Sale in St. Charles, Illinois - April 2019St. Charles is a city in DuPage and Kane counties in Illinois. It is approximately 40 miles west of Chicago. According to the 2012 census, the population was estimated to be 33,327. St. Charles is part of the tri-city area along with Geneva and ...

By Marco Amidei
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Homes for Sale in Plainfield, Illinois - April 2019Plainfield is a village in Will and Kendall Counties in Illinois, a village in the far southwest suburbs of Chicago. According to the 2013 census, the population was 41,734.Plainfield currently has 546 single family homes with an average list pri...