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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Farnham is a subdivision of single family homes built in the 1960's and 1970's. Farnham is located in Wheaton, Illinois west of Naperville Road and offers a location near two large parks, Kelly Park to the north and Seven Gables Park to the south. It is also in close proximity to The Chicago Golf...

By Marco Amidei
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About Roseland Roseland currently has 214 homes for sale with an average list price of $114,428. The average annual property tax for the Roseland area is $1,965. Average taxes in Roseland $1,965 Average association fees in Roseland $158 ($2 - $314) Average home size in Roseland 1,385 ft2 Average...

By Marco Amidei
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Crete is a village in Will County, Illinois - a village in the south suburbs of Chicago. According to the 2010 census, the population was 8,259.Crete currently has 75 single family homes with an average list price of $217,199, 3 condos/townhomes with an average list price of $98,300, and 1 multi-...

By Marco Amidei
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Marquette Crossing West is a single family home subdivision built in the early 2000's. Marquette Crossing West is located in Romeoville, Illinois south of Taylor Road and west of Weber Road. Average taxes in Marquette Crossing West $5,579 Average association fees in Marquette Crossing West $36 ($...

By Marco Amidei
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Metropolis Lofts is a condo loft building. Metropolis Lofts is located at 1935 N. Fairfield in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in Metropolis Lofts $3,568 Average association fees in Metropolis Lofts $317 ($233 - $415) Average home size in Metropolis Lofts 1,156 ft2 Average lot...

By Marco Amidei
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About Elm Middle School Elm Middle School is a 7-8 school in District 401, and is located at 7607 W Cortland Street in Elmwood Park, IL. It services homes in Elmwood Park. Average taxes $6,144 Average year built 1960 Homes for sale that attend Elm Middle School Address Beds Baths Built Price 264...

By Marco Amidei
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5067 N Lincoln is an 18 unit condo building built in2008. 5067 N Lincoln is located in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 5067 N Lincoln $6,300 Average association fees in 5067 N Lincoln $257 ($232 - $294) Average home size in 5067 N Lincoln 1,467 ft2 Average lot size in...

By Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR, Top Listing Broker
(BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253)
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 Magnificent Kingston model corner lot home in Pembroke Falls features expansive high ceilings, formal living & family rooms, large kitchen with island, stainless appliances & breakfast nook with bay window. Spacious master suite on 1st level, master bath with 2 vanities, separate tub & shower. E...

By Marco Amidei
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Hinkley Park Townhomes is a 23 unit luxury townhouse community built in 2015. Hinkley Park Townhomes features townhomes with floor plans ranging from 2850-3200 square feet of living space. Hinkley Park is located in Park Ridge, Illinois north of Touhy Avenue, west of Prospect Avenue. Average taxe...

By Marina Garan, South Florida Real Estate Agent
(DEZER)
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Miami real estate is different now.Right now, staying home is the right thing to do. But, that doesn’t mean you have to pause on your real estate search. Use exploremiamirealestate.com to search and browse from the comfort of your couch. More than 1000 Miami communities and more than 1,000,000 ac...

By Marco Amidei
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One Museum Park is a 62 story condo high-rise in the South loop neighborhood. One Museum Park is located at 1211 S. Prairie in Chicago, Illinois. Average taxes in One Museum Park $11,504 Average association fees in One Museum Park $1,229 ($478 - $3,334) Average home size in One Museum Park 2,012 ...

By Marco Amidei
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Brentwood Terrace is a subdivision of single family homes built in the 1950s. Brentwood Terrace is located in Bensenville, Illinois north of Grand Avenue and east of York Road. Average taxes in Brentwood Terrace $5,578 Average association fees in Brentwood Terrace $0 Average home size in Brentwoo...

By Marco Amidei
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About Uptown Uptown currently has 282 homes for sale with an average list price of $415,710. The average annual property tax for the Uptown area is $4,247. Average taxes in Uptown $4,247 Average association fees in Uptown $349 ($4 - $2,269) Average home size in Uptown 1,436 ft2 Average lot size ...

By Marco Amidei
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About Willard Elementary School Willard Elementary School is a P-4 school in District 90, and is located at 1250 Ashland Avenue in River Forest, IL. It services homes in River Forest. Average taxes $20,743 Average year built 1946 Homes for sale that attend Willard Elementary School Address Beds ...

By Marco Amidei
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Gates Creek is a subdivision of single family homes built in the early 2000's. Gates Creek is located in Oswego, Illinois south of Mill Road and east of Orchard Road. Average taxes in Gates Creek $9,206 Average association fees in Gates Creek $16 ($9 - $25) Average home size in Gates Creek 2,884 ...

By Marco Amidei
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Erie on the Park is a condo high-rise built in 2002 in the River North neighborhood of Chicago. Erie on the Park is located on Erie and Kingsbury at 510 W. Erie. Average taxes in Erie on the Park $6,490 Average association fees in Erie on the Park $731 ($314 - $1,378) Average home size in Erie on...

By Marco Amidei
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Gifford Fair Oaks is a subdivision of single family homes located in Antioch. Giffords Fair Oaks is located north of Route 173 off of Channel Lake. Average taxes in Giffords Fair Oaks $16,119 Average association fees in Giffords Fair Oaks $8 ($8 - $8) Average home size in Giffords Fair Oaks 3,530...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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About Blackhawk Middle School Blackhawk Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 2, and is located at 250 S Church Road in Bensenville, IL. It services homes in Addison, Bensenville, and Wood Dale. Average taxes $7,730 Average year built 1974 Homes for sale that attend Blackhawk Middle School A...

By Marco Amidei
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About W C Petty Elementary School W C Petty Elementary School is a 2-5 school in District 34, and is located at 850 Highview Drive in Antioch, IL. It services homes in Antioch. Average taxes $8,633 Average year built 1962 Homes for sale that attend W C Petty Elementary School Address Beds Baths ...

By Marco Amidei
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Bensenville is a village near O'Hare International Airport located in DuPage County, Illinois with a portion in Cook County, Illinois. According to the 2010 census, the population was 18,352.Bensenville currently has 42 single family homes with an average list price of $275,208, 11 condos/townhom...