Home Buying

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By Marco Amidei
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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
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Chesterfield is a community of single family homes and townhomes built by Centex Homes in the early 2000's. The single family homes were built in three series; The Arbors Series range from 1524 to 1904 square feet with 2 to 3 bedrooms 1 to 2 1/2 bathrooms and 2-car garages. The Groves Series rang...

By Marco Amidei
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Eagle Ridge III is a townhouse and single family home subdivision. Eagle Ridge is located in north of 179th Street and east of 108th Avenue. Average taxes in Eagle Ridge III $5,343 Average association fees in Eagle Ridge III $174 ($150 - $196) Average home size in Eagle Ridge III 2,041 ft2 Averag...

By Marco Amidei
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About Sheridan Elementary School Sheridan Elementary School is a K-4 school in District 67, and is located at 1360 N Sheridan Road in Lake Forest, IL. It services homes in Lake Forest. Average taxes $27,439 Average year built 1957 Photos of Sheridan Elementary School Homes for sale that attend S...

By Marco Amidei
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Highlake is a single family home neighborhood. Highlake is located in West Chicago, Illinois east of Route 59 just south of Geneva Road. Average taxes in Highlake $7,606 Average association fees in Highlake $1 ($1 - $1) Average home size in Highlake 2,001 ft2 Average lot size in Highlake 0.54 acr...

By Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA
(Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001)
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The last few weeks and months have caused a major health crisis throughout the world, leading to a pause in the U.S. economy as businesses and consumers work to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The rapid spread of the virus has been compared to prior pandemics and outbreaks not seen in many ye...

By Marco Amidei
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Ashcroft Place is a single family home neighborhood built in the early 2000's by Wiseman-Hughes Enterprises. A newer section is being built starting in 2017 by West Point Builders. Ashcroft Place features 209 homes with floor plans ranging from 2,370 to 4,046 square feet of living space. Ashcroft...

By Marco Amidei
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Villas at the Oaks is a townhome community built by Pulte Homes in 2011. Villas at the Oaks is located in Burr Ridge, Illinois on Carrington Circle south of 91st Street. Average taxes in Villas At The Oaks $4,678 Average association fees in Villas At The Oaks $223 ($197 - $275) Average home size ...

By Marco Amidei
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800 W. Cornelia is a 25 unit condo building built in 2002. 800 W. Cornelia is located in the East Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 800 W. Cornelia $7,988 Average association fees in 800 W. Cornelia $376 ($306 - $487) Average home size in 800 W. Cornelia 1,172 ft2 Average lot siz...

By Marco Amidei
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About Gary Wright Elementary School Gary Wright Elementary School is a P-5 school in District 300, and is located at 1500 Ketchum Road in Hampshire, IL. It services homes in Elgin, Hampshire, Huntley, and Pingree Grove. Average taxes $5,697 Average year built 2012 Homes for sale that attend Gary...

By Marco Amidei
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Sunset Heights is a single family home subdivision located in Mount Prospect north of Route 58 (Golf) and west of Elmhurst Road. Average taxes in Sunset Heights $7,116 Average association fees in Sunset Heights $0 Average home size in Sunset Heights 1,708 ft2 Average lot size in Sunset Heights 0....

By Marco Amidei
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Devonshire Highlands is a single family home and condominium community built in the 1970's. Devonshire Highlands is located in Skokie, Illinois east of Skokie Blvd. and south of Golf Road. Average taxes in Devonshire Highlands $7,043 Average association fees in Devonshire Highlands $305 ($209 - $...

By Marco Amidei
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Winfield Prairie is a subdivision of single family homes built between 2004-2011 by Capstone Custom Homes. Winfield Prairie is located west of Pleasant Hill Road and north of Parkway Drive. Average taxes in Winfield Prairie $17,709 Average association fees in Winfield Prairie $0 Average home size...

By Marco Amidei
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Northbrook East is a single family home neighborhood. Northbrook East is located in Northbrook, Illinois south of Dundee Road and west of Skokie Blvd. Average taxes in Northbrook East $7,884 Average association fees in Northbrook East $0 Average home size in Northbrook East 2,302 ft2 Average lot ...

By Marco Amidei
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Braemar is a subdivision of single family homes built in the late 1980s. Braemar is located in Barrington north of Cuba Road and west of Ela Road. Average taxes in Braemar $9,300 Average association fees in Braemar $5 ($5 - $5) Average home size in Braemar 2,180 ft2 Average lot size in Braemar 0....

By Marco Amidei
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About Victor J Andrew High School Victor J Andrew High School is a 9-12 school in District 230, and is located at 9001 171st Street in Orland Hills, IL. It services homes in Oak Forest, Orland Hills, Orland Park, and Tinley Park. Average taxes $6,480 Average year built 1986 Homes for sale that a...

By Marco Amidei
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Roosevelt Square is a condominium community built in 2006. Roosevelt Square is located in Chicago, Illinois east of Racine Avenue off of of Roosevelt Road. Average taxes in Roosevelt Square $4,625 Average association fees in Roosevelt Square $204 ($54 - $418) Average home size in Roosevelt Square...

By Marco Amidei
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El Sierra is a single family home subdivision built in the 1960's. El Sierra is located in Downers Grove, Illinois off of Valley View Drive east of Main Street. Average taxes in El Sierra $5,515 Average association fees in El Sierra $0 Average home size in El Sierra 1,764 ft2 Average lot size in ...

By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
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La cosa #1 que usted puede hacer ahora para posicionarse para comprar una casa este año Las últimas semanas y meses han causado una crisis sanitaria importante en todo el mundo, lo que ha llevado a una pausa en la economía estadounidense a medida que las empresas y los consumidores trabajan para...

By Marco Amidei
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About Grayslake North High School Grayslake North High School is a 9-12 school in District 127, and is located at 1925 N IL Route 83 in Grayslake, IL. It services homes in Grayslake, Lake Villa, Lindenhurst, Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Park, and Third Lake. Average taxes $8,229 Aver...