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
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Trout Valley is a custom single family home neighborhood located in Cary, Illinois. Trout Valley is off of Country Commons Road east of Cary-Algonquin Road. Average taxes in Trout Valley $10,253 Average association fees in Trout Valley $100 ($100 - $100) Average home size in Trout Valley 2,663 ft...

By Marco Amidei
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Glen Eden is a single family home subdivision built in the 1960's. Glen Eden is located in Addison, Illinois east of Addison Road and south of Armitage Avenue. Average taxes in Glen Eden $4,794 Average association fees in Glen Eden $0 Average home size in Glen Eden 1,431 ft2 Average lot size in G...

By Marco Amidei
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Oak Lawn is a condominium community built in the 1960s. Oak Lawn is located in Oak Lawn, Illinois on Pulaski Road and 97th Street. Average taxes in Oak Lawn $4,416 Average association fees in Oak Lawn $215 ($200 - $230) Average home size in Oak Lawn 1,599 ft2 Average lot size in Oak Lawn 0.25 acr...

By Summer Robertson, Your Gillette, WY Real estate Resource
(Team Properties Group, LLC)
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Take a look at this quaint home that is well taken care of and ready to move into! You will love the many updates throughout including the updated kitchen with beautiful cabinets and countertops! You will appreciate the large island with extra storage and eating space. You will love the hardwood ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Landmark Village is a gated community of single family homes and townhomes built in the mid 1990's. Landmark Village is located in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago south of Wellington Avenue and east of Damen Avenue. Average taxes in Landmark Village $6,323 Average association fees in Landmar...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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2416 Castletower Rd, Tallahassee, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Reviews $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 2 Baths (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1948 SqFt This completely updated and turn-key 4-side brick home sitting on large lot with TONS of living area...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Savanna Springs is a single family home neighborhood built in the late 1990's by Pulte. Savanna Springs features 180 homes on 155 acres with floor plans ranging from 1,774 to 2,306 square feet of living space. Residents have access to the Lake Villa Metra station, as well as access to Route 132 a...

By Marco Amidei
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Judd Farm is a single family home subdivision built in the late 1990's and early 2000's. Judd Farm is located in Batavia, Illinois west of Hart Road and south of Wilson Street. Average taxes in Judd Farm $8,982 Average association fees in Judd Farm $0 Average home size in Judd Farm 2,926 ft2 Aver...

By Marco Amidei
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Oakwood Hills currently has 15 single family homes with an average list price of $326,047. The average annual property tax for Oakwood Hills is $7,376. Single-Family Homes 15 for sale Condos & Townhomes 0 for sale Foreclosures 1 for sale New Construction 1 for sale Adult Communities 0 for sale Si...

By Marco Amidei
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Woodbine is a single family home subdivision. Woodbine is located just west of Milwaukee Avenue and south of Route 60/Townline Road. Average taxes in Woodbine $10,684 Average association fees in Woodbine $0 Average home size in Woodbine 3,081 ft2 Average lot size in Woodbine 0.90 acres Average ye...

By Jay Cash, THE Auctioneer & Real Estate Broker
(James R. Cash II Auctions & Real Estate )
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Entering a maximum bid (max bid) can save you the hassle of incrementally bidding in a online auction.   You set the ceiling for the price you’re willing to pay. Your bid is automatically advanced until your maximum bid is reached. You are only outbid if someone bids higher than you.   You can e...

By Marco Amidei
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1 E Scott is a high rise condo building in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago, east of State Street and north of Division Street. Amenities include door staff, roof top pool and leased parking. Average taxes in 1 East Scott $2,615 Average association fees in 1 East Scott $535 ($348 - $1,085) ...

By Summer Robertson, Your Gillette, WY Real estate Resource
(Team Properties Group, LLC)
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Take a look at this amazing 4 bed 2 bath home in a great location, and a huge corner lot! This home is in great shape and ready to move into!There are two large living areas, the lower living area has a gas fireplace that is perfect for our winter's! Lots of run to entertain inside and out! You w...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Edgewater by Del Webb is a 55+ Community built by Pulte Homes in the mid to late 2000's. Edgewater features 1040 with 14 floor plans ranging from 1,200 to over 2,800 square feet of living space. Edgewater by Del Webb is located in Elgin, Illinois north of Bowes Road and west of Randall Road. Aver...

By Marco Amidei
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Northeast Deerfield is a neighborhood of single family homes built in the 1960s. Northeast Deerfield is located in Deerfield east of Waukegan Road off of Warwick Road. Average taxes in Northeast Deerfield $13,341 Average association fees in Northeast Deerfield $0 Average home size in Northeast De...

By Marco Amidei
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Fairfield Ridge is a single family home subdivision built in the late 2010's, a newer section was built starting in 2015 by K. Hovnanian Homes. Fairfield Ridge is located in Plainfield, Illinois north of Lockport Street and east of Lincoln Highway. Average taxes in Fairfield Ridge $7,246 Average ...

By Marco Amidei
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About Glenbard East High School Glenbard East High School is a 9-12 school in District 87, and is located at 1014 S Main Street in Lombard, IL. It services homes in Addison, Bloomingdale, Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, and Lombard. Average taxes $5,987 Average year built 1970 Photos of Glenbard E...

By Marco Amidei
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Sterling Ridge is a single family home community built in the late 2010s. Sterling Ridge is located in Orland Park, Illinois south of 167th Street and west of 108th Avenue. Average taxes in Sterling Ridge $10,728 Average association fees in Sterling Ridge $12 ($8 - $13) Average home size in Sterl...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Woodlands is a single family home subdivision located in Hinsdale, Illinois east of County Line Road and north of 55th Street. Average taxes in Woodlands $26,907 Average association fees in Woodlands $0 Average home size in Woodlands 5,920 ft2 Average lot size in Woodlands 0.35 acres Average year...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Orchard Crossing is a single family home neighborhood built in the early 2000's by Cambridge Homes. Orchard Crossing features 141 homes with floor plans ranging from 1,572 to 2,475 square feet of living space. Orchard Crossing is located in North Aurora, Illinois on Orchard Road north of I 88. Av...