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.


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By Marco Amidei
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About Prairie Ridge High School Prairie Ridge High School is a 9-12 school in District 155, and is located at 6000 Dvorak Drive in Crystal Lake, IL. It services homes in Cary, Crystal Lake, McHenry, Oakwood Hills, Prairie Grove, and Woodstock. Average taxes $9,592 Average year built 1994 Photos ...

By Marco Amidei
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About Grove Junior High School Grove Junior High School is a 6-8 school in District 59, and is located at 777 W Elk Grove Boulevard in Elk Grove Village, IL. It services homes in Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, and Elk Grove Village. Average taxes $4,812 Average year built 1972 Homes for sale th...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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About Goodrich Elementary School Goodrich Elementary School is a K,1-6 school in District 68, and is located at 3450 Hobson Road in Woodridge, IL. It services homes in Downers Grove, Lisle, and Woodridge. Average taxes $6,261 Average year built 1983 Homes for sale that attend Goodrich Elementary...

By Marco Amidei
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About Churchill Elementary School Churchill Elementary School is a P-5 school in District 41, and is located at 23W240 Geneva Road in Glen Ellyn, IL. It services homes in Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, Lombard, and Wheaton. Average taxes $10,952 Average year built 1979 Photos of Chu...

By Marco Amidei
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About Pleasant Hill Elementary School Pleasant Hill Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 200, and is located at 1N220 Plesant Hill Road in Winfield, IL. It services homes in Carol Stream, West Chicago, Wheaton, and Winfield. Average taxes $8,192 Average year built 1998 Homes for sale th...

By TIM GRISSETT
(Chapman Hall Premier Realtors)
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We’re in a changing real estate market, and life, in general, is changing too – from how we grocery shop and meal prep to the ways we can interact with our friends and neighbors. Even practices for engaging with agents, lenders, and all of the players involved in a real estate transaction are cha...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lombard Vista is a single family home subdivision built in the 1970s. Lombard Vista is located in Lombard, Illinois south of North Avenue and west of Addison Avenue. Average taxes in Lombard Vista $5,577 Average association fees in Lombard Vista $87 ($64 - $140) Average home size in Lombard Vista...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Longridge is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid 1980s. Longridge is located in Bloomingdale, Illinois west of Bloomingdale Road and south of Schick Road. Average taxes in Longridge $7,235 Average association fees in Longridge $0 Average home size in Longridge 2,110 ft2 Average lot...

By Marco Amidei
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Shires is a subdivision of single family homes built in the late 1970s and 1980s. Shires is located in Prospect Heights south of Palatine Road and east of Wheeling Road. Average taxes in Shires $15,418 Average association fees in Shires $0 Average home size in Shires 3,393 ft2 Average lot size in...

By Marco Amidei
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Wheatlands is a subdivision of single family homes built in the late 1990's. Wheatlands is located in Aurora, Illinois west of Eola Drive south of 87th/Keating Drive. Average taxes in Wheatlands $9,627 Average association fees in Wheatlands $25 ($17 - $217) Average home size in Wheatlands 2,599 f...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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We Go Park is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid 1950s. We Go Park is located in Mount Prospect, Illinois on Central east of Busse Road. Average taxes in We Go Park $7,666 Average association fees in We Go Park $357 ($328 - $379) Average home size in We Go Park 1,865 ft2 Average l...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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About Helen Keller Elementary School Helen Keller Elementary School is a P-5 school in District 140, and is located at 7846 163rd Street in Tinley Park, IL. It services homes in Schaumburg and Tinley Park. Average taxes $5,291 Average year built 1980 Photos of Helen Keller Elementary School Home...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Daily News Townhomes is a complex of townhouses and lofts located in the West Loop of Chicago, Illinois. Daily News Townhomes were built in the early 2000s and are located at Racine Avenue and Cottage Place in Chicago, Illinois Average taxes in Daily News Townhomes $6,166 Average association fees...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Crestwood Estates is a single family home subdivision. Crestwood Estates is located in Crest Hill, Illinois south of Caton Farm Road and west of Weber Road. Average taxes in Crestwood Estates $4,779 Average association fees in Crestwood Estates $0 Average home size in Crestwood Estates 1,993 ft2 ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Wing Pointe is a single family and townhome community built in the early 2000's by The Kirk Corporation. Wing Pointe features 459 single family homes and 150 townhomes. The townhomes have floor plans ranging from 1,248 to 1,583 square feet with two to three bedrooms or two bedrooms and a loft. Wi...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Remington Glen is a townhome community built in the mid to late 2010s, a newer section was built starting in 2015 by Ryland Homes. Remington Glen is located in St. Charles, Illinois north of Route 64 and east of Peck Road. Average taxes in Remington Glen $5,056 Average association fees in Remingt...

By Marco Amidei
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Plano is a city in Kendall County, Illinois. According to the 2010 census, the population was 10,856.Plano currently has 70 single family homes with an average list price of $231,343, 16 condos/townhomes with an average list price of $145,581, and 1 multi-unit home with an average list price of $...

By Marco Amidei
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Villa D'Este is a single family home community built in the mid to late 1970s. Villa D'Este is located in Orland Park, Illinois south of 135th Street and west of 82nd Avenue. Average taxes in Villa D'Este $5,859 Average association fees in Villa D'Este $0 Average home size in Villa D'Este 2,024 f...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Highwood is located in Lake County, Illinois, a village in the northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. According to the 2010 census it had a population of 5,405 people.Highwood currently has 8 single family homes with an average list price of $466,363 and 8 condos/townhomes with an average list pr...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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About Mackeben Elementary School Mackeben Elementary School is a K,1-2 school in District 158, and is located at 800 Academic Drive in Algonquin, IL. It services homes in Algonquin, Huntley, and Lake in the Hills. Average taxes $9,015 Average year built 2001 Photos of Mackeben Elementary School ...