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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Big Hollow School, Ingleside, IL - January 2019 About Big Hollow School Big Hollow School is a 6-8 school in District 38, and is located at 26051 W Nippersink Road in Ingleside, IL. It services homes in Fox Lake, Ingleside, Lakemoor, McHenry, Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, and Volo. Average taxes...

By Marco Amidei
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Park Ridge Estates, McHenry, Illinois - January 2019Park Ridge Estates is a single family home subdivision built between the late 1990's and early 2000's. Park Ridge Estates is located in McHenry, Illinois north of Bull Valley Road and east of Crystal Lake Road. Average taxes in Park Ridge Estat...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Big Hollow Elementary School, Ingleside, IL - January 2019 About Big Hollow Elementary School Big Hollow Elementary School is a 3-5 school in District 38, and is located at 33315 N Fish Lake Road in Ingleside, IL. It services homes in Fox Lake, Ingleside, Lakemoor, McHenry, Round Lake, Round Lak...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Ashbury Woods, Hinsdale, Illinois - January 2019Ashbury Woods is a townhouse community built in the 1990's. Ashbury Woods features town homes with floor plans ranging from 1,900 to 2,300 square feet of living space. Ashbury Woods of Hinsdale is located on Madison Avenue and 58th Street in Hinsda...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Sarah Adams Elementary School, Lake Zurich, IL - January 2019 About Sarah Adams Elementary School Sarah Adams Elementary School is a P-5 school in District 95, and is located at 555 Old Mill Grove Road in Lake Zurich, IL. It services homes in Lake Zurich. Average taxes $6,777 Average year built ...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (610) 739-6563
(GMH Mortgage Services LLC)
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After two months of declining builder confidence, the National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index gained two points in January with a reading of 58. Component readings of the HMI were also higher with builder confidence in current market conditions rose two points to an index readi...

By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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1397 Melrose Ave East Columbus, Ohio 43224 Outstanding opportunity for a first time buyer or an investment buyer! Well maintained & recently updated 3 bedroom ranch home close to everything! Large tiled foyer welcomes you home! Fully applianced, spacious kitchen with lots of counter space & a til...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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3536 N. Ashland, Lake View, Chicago, Illinois - January 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) Averag...

By Marco Amidei
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Bristol Trails, Lake Zurich, Illinois - January 2019Bristol Trails is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid 1980's by Lexington. Bristol Trails is located in Lake Zurich, Illinois on Quentin north of Rand. Average taxes in Bristol Trails $7,760 Average association fees in Bristol Tr...

By Marco Amidei
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McHenry High School-West Campus, McHenry, IL - January 2019 About McHenry High School-West Campus McHenry High School-West Campus is a 9-12 school in District 156, and is located at 4724 W Crystal Lake Road in McHenry, IL. It services homes in Bull Valley, McCullom Lake, McHenry, Ringwood, Wonde...

By Marco Amidei
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Devon Ridge, Burr Ridge, Illinois - January 2019Devon Ridge is a subdivision of single family homes built in the 1980's and early 1990's. Devon Ridge is located in Burr Ridge, Illinois south of 91st Street and east of Madison Street. Average taxes in Devon Ridge $13,463 Average association fees ...

By Marco Amidei
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Dover Pond, Deer Park, Illinois - January 2019Dover Pond is a subdivision of single family homes built in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Dover Pond is located in Deer Park south of Long Grove Road and west of Quentin Road. Average taxes in Dover Pond $12,125 Average association fees in Dover Po...

By Marco Amidei
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The Sonatas, Woodstock, Illinois - January 2019The Sonatas is a subdivision of single family homes and townhomes built in the mid to late 2000s by William Ryan Homes. A newer section was built starting in 2014 by Ryland Homes. The Sonatas is located in Woodstock east of Route 47 and north of War...

By Marco Amidei
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Lincoln Hills, McHenry, Illinois - January 2019Lincoln Hills is a subdivision of single family homes built by William Ryan Homes in the late 2000s. Lincoln Hills is located in McHenry, Illinois west of Chapel Hill Road and south of Lincoln Road. Average taxes in Lincoln Hills $10,452 Average ass...

By Marco Amidei
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Heron Creek, Sycamore, Illinois - January 2019Heron Creek is a single family home subdivision built starting in the early 2000's. A newer section is being built starting in 2017 by Shodeen Homes LLC. Heron Creek is located in Sycamore, Illinois west of Plank Road and north of State Street. Avera...

By Marco Amidei
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Naperville Heights, Naperville, Illinois - January 2019Naperville Heights is a single family home neighborhood located in Naperville, Illinois. Naperville Heights is on Ogden west of Washington. Average taxes in Naperville Heights $7,163 Average association fees in Naperville Heights $0 Average ...

By Marco Amidei
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Surrey Hill, St. Charles, Illinois - January 2019Surrey Hill is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid 1970's. Surrey Hill is located in St. Charles, Illinois on Tyler north of North Avenue. Average taxes in Surrey Hill $8,778 Average association fees in Surrey Hill $2 ($2 - $2) Aver...
Lincoln Park Place, Sheffield & DePaul, Chicago, Illinois - January 2019  Average taxes in Lincoln Park Place $4,734 Average association fees in Lincoln Park Place $264 ($137 - $380) Average home size in Lincoln Park Place 1,288 ft2 Average lot size in Lincoln Park Place 0.00 acres Average year ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Henderson Square, Lake View, Chicago, Illinois - January 2019Henderson Square is an 18 unit gated town house community. Henderson Square is located at 1522 W. School in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in Henderson Square $7,476 Average association fees in Henderson Square $38...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Taylor Glen, New Lenox, Illinois - January 2019Taylor Glen is a single family home subdivision built in the late 2010s. Taylor Glen is located in New Lenox, Illinois south of Illinois Highway and east of Cedar Road. Average taxes in Taylor Glen $8,637 Average association fees in Taylor Glen $24 ...