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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Ravines is a single family home subdivision built in the late 1990's and early 2000's. Ravines is located in Lemont, Illinois north of Archer Avenue and east of State Street. Average taxes in Ravines $11,139 Average association fees in Ravines $68 ($67 - $71) Average home size in Ravines 3,547 ft...

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Sparrow Ridge is a single family home neighborhood built in the late 1980's by Lexington Homes. Sparrow Ridge features 170 homes with floor plans ranging from 1,230 to 1,955 square feet of living space. Sparrow Ridge is located in Lake Zurich, Illinois north of Cuba Road and southwest of Rand Roa...

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Villas of Cambridge is a townhouse community built by DRH Cambridge Homes starting in 2007. Villas of Cambridge features 18 acres of open space, including 7 acres of wooded forest preserve, park with playground and a park with gazebo and pond. Villas of Cambridge is located in Streamwood, Illinoi...

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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,...

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Foxborough is a subdivision of single family homes located in St. Charles, Illinois on Foxborough Road south of Silver Glen Road and east of Randall Road. Average taxes in Foxborough Grove $10,711 Average association fees in Foxborough Grove $0 Average home size in Foxborough Grove 3,014 ft2 Aver...

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Montgomery Crossings is a single family home and duplex community built in the early 2000's by Concord Homes. Montgomery Crossings is located in Montgomery, Illinois south of Route 83 and west of Orchard Road. Average taxes in Montgomery Crossings $5,306 Average association fees in Montgomery Cro...

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Deerpath is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid-to-late 1990s by Kimball Hill Builders. Deerpath features 166 homes with floor plans ranging from 2,385 to 4,100 square feet of living space. Deerpath is located in Lake Villa, Illinois west of Route 45 north of Route 132. Excellent s...

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Sunny Hill Estates is a single family home subdivision built in the 1960s. Sunny Hill Estates is located in Downers Grove, Illinois east of Fairview Avenue off of 39th Street. Average taxes in Sunny Hill Estates $6,125 Average association fees in Sunny Hill Estates $0 Average home size in Sunny H...

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Auburn Gresham home sales for the month of June decreased in volume by 14.3% when compared to last year, while the median sale price decreased by 14.6% from $167,950 to $143,450. The number of Single Family homes sales decreased by 14.3%, while the median sale price decreased by 14.6% from $167,9...

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About Eastview Elementary School Eastview Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 300, and is located at 540 Longwood Drive in Algonquin, IL. It services homes in Algonquin, Cary, and Fox River Grove. Average taxes $6,202 Average year built 1971 Photos of Eastview Elementary School Homes f...

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About Lyon Elementary School Lyon Elementary School is a P-2 school in District 34, and is located at 1335 Waukegan Road in Glenview, IL. It services homes in Glenview, Golf, and Northfield. Average taxes $13,000 Average year built 1983 Photos of Lyon Elementary School Homes for sale that attend...

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Country Club Meadows is a single family home neighborhood built in the late 1990s. Country Club Meadows is located in Long Grove on Checker Road and Country Club Meadows Drive. Average taxes in Country Club Meadows $20,250 Average association fees in Country Club Meadows $34 ($27 - $40) Average h...

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Streamwood is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. It is a northwest suburb of Chicago and is part of the Chicago Metropolitan area. According to the 2010 census, the population was 39,858.Streamwood currently has 127 single family homes with an average list price of $255,408 and 79...

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Burbank home sales for the month of June rose in volume by 26.9% when compared to last year, while the median sale price rose by 6.9% from $217,000 to $232,000. The number of Single Family homes sales rose by 23.1%, while the median sale price rose by 7.8% from $217,000 to $234,000. Condo/townhom...

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Wrigleyville home sales for the month of June stayed the same in volume when compared to last year, while the median sale price rose by 2.5% from $522,000 to $535,000. The number of Single Family homes sales stayed the same, while the median sale price rose by 2.5% from $760,000 to $779,000. Cond...

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Beverly home sales for the month of June decreased in volume by 10.7% when compared to last year, while the median sale price rose by 9.9% from $327,500 to $360,000. The number of Single Family homes sales decreased by 17.9%, while the median sale price rose by 19.4% from $327,500 to $391,000. Co...

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Woodlawn home sales for the month of June decreased in volume by 23.1% when compared to last year, while the median sale price decreased by 6.5% from $229,300 to $214,500. The number of Single Family homes sales stayed the same, while the median sale price rose by 159.4% from $133,000 to $345,000...

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Barrington Ridge is a single family home neighborhood built in the early 2000's by Wiseman-Huges. Barrington Ridge is located in Aurora, Illinois on Eola west of Route 34. Average taxes in Barrington Ridge $9,759 Average association fees in Barrington Ridge $16 ($10 - $25) Average home size in Ba...

By Marco Amidei
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Carrington Reserve is a single family home neighborhood built by Pulte Homes in the early 2000's. Carrington Reserve is located in West Dundee, Illinois on Higgins east of Randall Road. Average taxes in Carrington Reserve $9,445 Average association fees in Carrington Reserve $55 ($37 - $112) Aver...

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Bonita Vista is a single family home subdivision built in the 1970s and 1980s. Bonita Vista is located in Minooka, Illinois east of Bell Road and south of McEvilly Road. Average taxes in Bonita Vista $6,867 Average association fees in Bonita Vista $20 ($19 - $21) Average home size in Bonita Vista...