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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Whispering Lake, Lake Bluff, Illinois - March 2019Whispering Lakes is a townhome community built in 1993 by Vilas Development Corp. Whispering Lakes features town homes with floor plans ranging from 1,200 to 1,700 square feet of living space. Whispering Lakes is located in Lake Bluff, Illinois o...

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Tripp School, Buffalo Grove, IL - March 2019 About Tripp School Tripp School is a P-4 school in District 102, and is located at 850 Highland Grove Drive in Buffalo Grove, IL. It services homes in Buffalo Grove, Deerfield, and Prairie View. Average taxes $9,370 Average year built 1988 Photos of T...

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1330 N. Lasalle, Old Town, Chicago, Illinois - March 20191330 N. Lasalle is a condo building built in 1978 in the old Town neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 1330 N. Lasalle $5,744 Average association fees in 1330 N. Lasalle $404 ($369 - $426) Average home size in 1330 N. Lasalle 1,605 ft...

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Homes for sale in Morgan Park, Chicago, Illinois - March 2019 About Morgan Park Morgan Park currently has 128 homes for sale with an average list price of $248,198. The average annual property tax for the Morgan Park area is $3,343. Average taxes in Morgan Park $3,343 Average association fees in...

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3536 N. Ashland, Lake View, Chicago, Illinois - March 20193536 N. Ashland is a 7 unit condo building built in 2007. 3536 N. Ashland is located in the Lake View neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 3536 N. Ashland $7,852 Average association fees in 3536 N. Ashland $258 ($245 - $270) Average ...

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Kingsley Elementary School, Evanston, IL - March 2019 About Kingsley Elementary School Kingsley Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 65, and is located at 2300 Green Bay Road in Evanston, IL. It services homes in Evanston. Average taxes $8,773 Average year built 1937 Photos of Kingsley ...

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Cherry Hill, New Lenox, Illinois - March 2019Cherry Hill is a single family home community. Cherry Hill is located in New Lenox, Illinois south of Washington Street and east of Cherry Hill Road. Average taxes in Cherry Hill $5,568 Average association fees in Cherry Hill $4 ($1 - $7) Average home...

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Prestancia, Mokena, Illinois - March 2019Prestancia is a single family home subdivision built in the 1990's. Prestancia is located in Mokena, Illinois on Prestancia Drive south of Lincoln Highway and west of Wolf Road. Average taxes in Prestancia $13,790 Average association fees in Prestancia $0...

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Bluestone Bay, New Lenox, Illinois - March 2019Bluestone Bay is a single family and townhouse community built from the late 1990's to early 2000's. Bluestone Bay is located in New Lenox, Illinois south of Lincoln Highway and east of Schoolhouse Road. Average taxes in Bluestone Bay $7,276 Average...

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Churchill Elementary School, Glen Ellyn, IL - March 2019 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. Av...

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Spoerlein Farms, Buffalo Grove, Illinois - March 2019Spoerlein Farms is a condo community built in the mid 1980s by Midwest Development Corp. Spoerlein Farms is located in Buffalo Grove, Illinois on Arlington Heights Road north of Route 83. Average taxes in Spoerlein Farms $4,225 Average associa...

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Concord Elementary School, Darien, IL - March 2019 About Concord Elementary School Concord Elementary School is a P-4 school in District 63, and is located at 1019 Concord Place in Darien, IL. It services homes in Burr Ridge, Clarendon Hills, Darien, Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Lemont, and Willowbr...

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Maples at the Sonatas, Woodstock, Illinois - March 2019Maples at the Sonatas is a townhouse and single family home subdivision built in the late 2000's. A newer section is being built starting in 2015 by Wilcox Communities, LLC. Maples at the Sonatas is located in Woodstock east of Route 47 and ...

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Boschome Farms, Kildeer, Illinois - March 2019Boschome Farms is a single family home subdivision. Boschome Farms is located in Kildeer, Illinois east of Quentin Road and north of Long Grove Road. Average taxes in Boschome Farms $10,434 Average association fees in Boschome Farms $0 Average home s...

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Peach Creek, Lisle, Illinois - March 2019Peach Creek is a subdivision of single family homes built in the early 2010s. Peach Creek is located in Lisle, Illinois south of Ogden Avenue and east of Naper Blvd. Peach Creek was built by Cambridge Homes and features homes with square feet ranging from...

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The Chandler, Loop, Chicago, Illinois - March 2019The Chandler is a 36-floor condominium high-rise completed in 2007. Located at 450 E Waterside in Chicago's Lakeshore East community, where the Chicago River meets Lake Michigan, this popular central city setting provides remarkable views of the ...

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Westwind Oaks, Aurora, Illinois - March 2019Westwind Oaks is a town home community in Aurora, Illinois. Westwind Oaks was built in the early 2000s by Lakeshore Development Co and features 51 units. Westwind Oaks in Aurora offers 4 floor plans ranging from 1342-2002 square feet with 2 or 3 bedroo...

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The Emerson at Village Centre, Mount Prospect, Illinois - March 2019The Emerson at Village Centre is a condominium complex built in 2007. The Emerson at Village Centre is located in Mount Prospect, Illinois at 100 S. Emerson, south of Central Road and east of Route 83 (Main Street). Average taxe...

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Six North Michigan Condos, Loop, Chicago, Illinois - March 2019Six North Michigan Condos is a luxury mid-rise condo building located in the Historical Michigan Avenue district in the Central Loop of Chicago, Illinois at 6 N Michigan Avenue. Six North Michigan is a full amenity building featuring...

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The George On Washington, West Loop, Chicago, Illinois - March 2019The George On Washington is a 25 unit condo building built in 2002. The George On Washington is located in the West Loop neighborhood at 1355 W. Washington. Average taxes in The George On Washington $5,848 Average association fee...