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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Homes for Sale in Oak Forest, Illinois - September 2019Oak Forest is a suburb city approximately 24 miles south-southwest of Chicago, Illinois. According to the 2010 census, the population was 27,962.Oak Forest currently has 140 single family homes with an average list price of $227,836, 31 condo...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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The Dakota, Boystown, Chicago, Illinois - September 2019The Dakota is a 56 unit condo building built in 2001. The Dakota is located in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago at 3631 N. Halsted. Average taxes in The Dakota $5,490 Average association fees in The Dakota $377 ($218 - $559) Average hom...

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities)
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Your Dream Home may not in this Price Range, but your Starter Home is.I was speaking with one of our agents this last week who was feeling a bit discouraged, as were her clients.  She has several first-time buyers that she is helping, and each had looked at a dozen homes, with several unsuccessfu...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Eisenhower Junior High School, Darien, IL - September 2019 About Eisenhower Junior High School Eisenhower Junior High School is a 6-8 school in District 61, and is located at 1410 75th Street in Darien, IL. It services homes in Darien and Downers Grove. Average taxes $5,836 Average year built 19...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Contemporaine, River North, Chicago, Illinois - September 2019Contemporaine is a 28-unit condominium building located in the River North neighborhood of Chicago. Contemporaine is located at 201 W Grand. Average taxes in Contemporaine $15,679 Average association fees in Contemporaine $1,036 ($472...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Whittier Elementary School, Wheaton, IL - September 2019 About Whittier Elementary School Whittier Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 200, and is located at 218 W Park Avenue in Wheaton, IL. It services homes in Naperville and Wheaton. Average taxes $13,707 Average year built 1974 Pho...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Sandburg Middle School, Elmhurst, IL - September 2019 About Sandburg Middle School Sandburg Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 205, and is located at 345 E St Charles Road in Elmhurst, IL. It services homes in Elmhurst. Average taxes $11,376 Average year built 1973 Photos of Sandburg Midd...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Churchville Middle School, Elmhurst, IL - September 2019 About Churchville Middle School Churchville Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 205, and is located at 155 E Victory Parkway in Elmhurst, IL. It services homes in Addison, Bensenville, and Elmhurst. Average taxes $7,632 Average year ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Hawthorne Elementary School, Elmhurst, IL - September 2019 About Hawthorne Elementary School Hawthorne Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 205, and is located at 145 W Arthur Street in Elmhurst, IL. It services homes in Elmhurst. Average taxes $11,465 Average year built 1977 Photos of ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Hampshire Middle School, Hampshire, IL - September 2019 About Hampshire Middle School Hampshire Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 300, and is located at 560 S State Street in Hampshire, IL. It services homes in Carpentersville, Dundee, Elgin, Gilberts, Hampshire, Huntley, Pingree Grove, ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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River View Elementary School, Plainfield, IL - September 2019 About River View Elementary School River View Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 202, and is located at 2097 S Bronk Road in Plainfield, IL. It services homes in Plainfield. Average taxes $5,254 Average year built 1998 Phot...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lake Estates, Elk Grove Village, Illinois - September 2019Lake Estates is a single family home subdivision built in the 1970's. Lake Estates is located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois west of Arlington Heights Road and north of Biesterfield Road. Average taxes in Lake Estates $7,454 Average assoc...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Caton Crossing, Plainfield, Illinois - September 2019Caton Crossing is a single family home and town home neighborhood built in the mid-to-late 1990's by Wiseman-Hughes Enterprises. The single family homes feature floor plans ranging from 1,363 to 2,025 square feet of living space. The town home...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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2930 N. Sheridan, Lake View, Chicago, Illinois - September 20192930 North Sheridan is a high-rise condominium community in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. It features 1 and 2 bedroom units with several amenities including a gym, community room, on-site dry cleaner, roof-top deck and lounge...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Westfield Community School, Algonquin, IL - September 2019 About Westfield Community School Westfield Community School is a K-8 school in District 300, and is located at 2100 Sleepy Hollow Road in Algonquin, IL. It services homes in Algonquin, Carpentersville, Dundee, Lake in the Hills, and West...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Orchard Hills, Wauconda, Illinois - September 2019Orchard Hills is a single family and townhome neighborhood built starting in 2003 by Neumann Homes. Orchard Hills features 160 single family homes and 59 townhouses with many floor plans to choose from. Orchard Hills is located in Wauconda, Illin...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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South Elementary School, Glencoe, IL - September 2019 About South Elementary School South Elementary School is a K,1-2 school in District 35, and is located at 266 Linden Avenue in Glencoe, IL. It services homes in Glencoe and Winnetka. Average taxes $25,553 Average year built 1961 Photos of Sou...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Middlefork Primary School, Northfield, IL - September 2019 About Middlefork Primary School Middlefork Primary School is a P-3 school in District 29, and is located at 405 Wagner Road in Northfield, IL. It services homes in Northbrook and Northfield. Average taxes $18,001 Average year built 1973 ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Central School, Glencoe, IL - September 2019 About Central School Central School is a 5-8 school in District 35, and is located at 620 Greenwood Avenue in Glencoe, IL. It services homes in Glencoe and Winnetka. Average taxes $25,604 Average year built 1960 Photos of Central School Homes for sale...

By Clayton Bonjean, Broker | Owner | MBA
(Mainsail Realty Company)
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New Listing in Water's Edge on 30A located in between Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach. Offered at $1,799,000. This luxury home is 2nd tier from the beach with gulf views and a pool. Rental income is averaging just over $130,000 a year. It offers a spacious plan with 5 bedrooms and 5 baths and 2,543...