Home Buying

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By Marco Amidei
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Buena Woods is a single family home subdivision. Buena Woods is located in Highland Park on Old Elm East of RT 41. Average taxes in Buena Woods $13,887 Average association fees in Buena Woods $8 ($8 - $8) Average home size in Buena Woods 3,376 ft2 Average lot size in Buena Woods 0.83 acres Averag...

By Marco Amidei
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1540 N Lake Shore is a co-op building built in 1926 in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago. 1540 N Lake Shore Drive is north of Burton and south of La Salle Drive at 1540 N. Lake Shore, Chicago, IL 60610 Average taxes in 1540 N. Lake Shore $19,883 Average association fees in 1540 N. Lake Shore...

By Marco Amidei
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Montgomery is a village in Kane and Kendall counties, Illinois. According to the 2010 census, the population was 18,438.Montgomery currently has 119 single family homes with an average list price of $252,870 and 38 condos/townhomes with an average list price of $173,102. The average annual proper...

By Bob Elliot, 20+ Yrs Local Industry Experience
(eXp Realty)
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Is the Health Crisis Driving Buyers Out of Urban Areas? The pandemic has caused consumers to re-examine the components that make up the “perfect home.” Many families are no longer comfortable with the locations and layouts of their existing homes. The allure of city life (more congested) seems t...

By Marco Amidei
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About Clinton Rosette Middle School Clinton Rosette Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 428, and is located at 650 N 1st Street in DeKalb, IL. It services homes in Cortland, DeKalb, and Sycamore. Average taxes $6,033 Average year built 1980 Homes for sale that attend Clinton Rosette Middle...

By Marco Amidei
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2332 N. Michigan Avenue is a 22 unit condo building built in 1901. 2332 N. Michigan Avenue is located in the Chinatown neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 2332 N. Michigan $4,151 Average association fees in 2332 N. Michigan $348 ($327 - $380) Average home size in 2332 N. Michigan 1,433 ft2 ...

By Marco Amidei
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Arrowhead is a single family home subdivision built in the 1980s. Arrowhead is located in Wheaton, Illinois west of Orchard Road and north of Butterfield Road. Average taxes in Arrowhead $9,791 Average association fees in Arrowhead $9 ($1 - $46) Average home size in Arrowhead 2,627 ft2 Average lo...

By Marco Amidei
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Northpoint is a townhouse and single family home subdivision built in the 1980's. Northpoint is located in Bloomington, Illinois south of Fort Jesse Road and west of Airport Road. Average taxes in Northpoint $4,467 Average association fees in Northpoint $80 ($18 - $237) Average home size in North...

By Marco Amidei
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Abbey Fields is a single family home subdivision built starting in 2008. Abbey Fields is located in Champaign, Illinois north of Kirby Avenue and west of Staley Road. Average taxes in Abbey Fields $2,191 Average association fees in Abbey Fields $29 ($29 - $29) Average home size in Abbey Fields 3,...

By Marco Amidei
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Wildwood currently has 3 single family homes with an average list price of $218,967 and 1 condo/townhome with an average list price of $110,000. The average annual property tax for Wildwood is $3,900. Single-Family Homes 3 for sale Condos & Townhomes 1 for sale Foreclosures 0 for sale New Constru...

By Marco Amidei
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3256 W. Armitage is a 14 unit townhouse community built in 2004. 3256 W. Armitage is located in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 3256 W. Armitage $4,992 Average association fees in 3256 W. Armitage $144 ($124 - $160) Average home size in 3256 W. Armitage 2,200 ft2 Averag...

By Marco Amidei
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Lincolnshire Fields is a condo and single family home neighborhood. Lincolnshire Fields is located in Champaign, Illinois west if I-57 and north of Windsor Road. Average taxes in Lincolnshire Fields $5,900 Average association fees in Lincolnshire Fields $66 ($2 - $322) Average home size in Lincol...

By Marco Amidei
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Lakewood Estates is a single family home community. Lakewood Estates is located in East Dundee, Illinois north of Barrington Avenue and east of Van Buren Street. Average taxes in Lakewood Estates $6,871 Average association fees in Lakewood Estates $0 Average home size in Lakewood Estates 2,388 ft...

By Marco Amidei
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Gates Creek West is a subdivision of single family homes built in the mid 2010's. Gates Creek West is located south of Mill Road and west of Orchard Road. Average taxes in Gates Creek West $10,036 Average association fees in Gates Creek West $19 ($15 - $23) Average home size in Gates Creek West 3...

By Marco Amidei
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Maple Terrace is a single family home neighborhood in Sycamore, Illinois. Maple Terrace is located off of Maplewood and Route 23, north of Route 64. Average taxes in Maple Terrace $6,187 Average association fees in Maple Terrace $0 Average home size in Maple Terrace 1,933 ft2 Average lot size in ...

By Marco Amidei
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Creekside of Wheaton is a townhome and duplex community built in the 1980s. Creekside of Wheaton is located in Wheaton, Illinois north of Wiesbrook Road and west of Orchard Road. Average taxes in Creekside Of Wheaton $7,008 Average association fees in Creekside Of Wheaton $290 ($236 - $530) Avera...

By Marco Amidei
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Old Oak Estates East is a single family home neighborhood built in the 1980's and 1990's. Old Oak Estates East is located in Homer Glen, Illinois west of Bell Road and north of 143rd Street. Average taxes in Old Oak Estates East $8,222 Average association fees in Old Oak Estates East $6 ($5 - $6)...

By Marco Amidei
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Park Lincoln is a condominium building built in 1990. Park Lincoln is located in Skokie, Illinois on Howard Street east of Lincoln Avenue at 4757 Howard. Average taxes in Park Lincoln $3,095 Average association fees in Park Lincoln $478 ($385 - $583) Average home size in Park Lincoln 1,808 ft2 Av...

By Marco Amidei
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About Fabyan Elementary School Fabyan Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 304, and is located at OS350 Grengs Lane in Geneva, IL. It services homes in Batavia, Elburn, and Geneva. Average taxes $15,202 Average year built 2005 Photos of Fabyan Elementary School Homes for sale that atten...

By Marco Amidei
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About Stevenson School Stevenson School is a K,1-6 school in District 63, and is located at 9000 Capitol Drive in Des Plaines, IL. It services homes in Des Plaines, Niles, and Park Ridge. Average taxes $5,508 Average year built 1973 Photos of Stevenson School Homes for sale that attend Stevenson...