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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Wauconda Middle School, Wauconda, IL - March 2019 About Wauconda Middle School Wauconda Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 118, and is located at 217 Slocum Lake Road in Wauconda, IL. It services homes in Barrington, Grayslake, Island Lake, Lake Barrington, Lakemoor, McHenry, Port Barring...

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Cutters Mill, Schaumburg, Illinois - March 2019Cutters Mill is a single family neighborhood built in the 1980s. Cutters Mill is located in Schaumburg, Illinois on Springinsguth north of Schaumburg Road. Average taxes in Cutters Mill $8,219 Average association fees in Cutters Mill $0 Average home...

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Fairview Elementary School, Mount Prospect, IL - March 2019 About Fairview Elementary School Fairview Elementary School is a 1-5 school in District 57, and is located at 300 N Fairview Avenue in Mount Prospect, IL. It services homes in Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect. Average taxes $6,433 A...

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Marley Creek, Orland Park, Illinois - March 2019Marley Creek is a subdivision of single family homes located in Orland Park, Illinois south of 179th Street and west of Wolf Road. Average taxes in Marley Creek $6,458 Average association fees in Marley Creek $198 ($170 - $235) Average home size in...

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Hatlen Heights, Mount Prospect, Illinois - March 2019Hatlen Heights is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid 1950s. Hatlen Heights is located in Mount Prospect, Illinois on Meier and Golf Road. Average taxes in Hatlen Heights $6,967 Average association fees in Hatlen Heights $0 Aver...

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Savannah, Aurora, Illinois - March 2019Savannah is a single family home neighborhood built in the late 1990s. Savannah is located in Aurora, Illinois north of Butterfield Road and east of Kirk Road. Average taxes in Savannah $8,305 Average association fees in Savannah $11 ($11 - $13) Average hom...

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Courtyards of Arlington, Arlington Heights, Illinois - March 2019Courtyards Of Arlington is a townhouse community built in the 1980s. Courtyards Of Arlington is located in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Average taxes in Courtyards of Arlington $3,581 Average association fees in Courtyards of Arlin...

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Windcrest, Oswego, Illinois - March 2019Windcrest is a duplex and single family home subdivision. The single family homes were built in the 1970s; the duplex homes were built in the 1990s. Windcrest is located in Oswego, Illinois off of Route 34 west of Douglas Road. Average taxes in Windcrest $...

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1445 W. Warner, Lake View, Chicago, Illinois - March 20191445 W. Warner Avenue is an 8 unit condo building. 1445 W. Warner Avenue is located in the Lake View neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 1445 W. Warner $5,314 Average association fees in 1445 W. Warner $260 ($260 - $260) Average home...

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Townes of Fox Chase, St. Charles, Illinois - March 2019Townes of Fox Chase is a townhouse community built in the mid 1990s by Sho-Deen Inc. Townes of Fox Chase features town houses with floor plans ranging from 1,540 to 2,536 square feet of living space.Townes of Fox Chase is located in St. Char...

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Wauconda Comm High School, Wauconda, IL - March 2019 About Wauconda Comm High School Wauconda Comm High School is a 9-12 school in District 118, and is located at 555 N Main Street in Wauconda, IL. It services homes in Barrington, Island Lake, Lake Barrington, Lakemoor, McHenry, Port Barrington,...

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Wilshire Terrace, Northbrook, Illinois - March 2019Wilshire Terrace is a townhouse community in Northbrook. Wilshire Terrace is located on Dundee to Pfingsten North to Wilshire. Average taxes in Wilshire Terrace $7,006 Average association fees in Wilshire Terrace $95 ($95 - $95) Average home siz...

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Landings, Oak Forest, Illinois - March 2019Landings is a single family home community built in the 1990s. Landings is located in Oak Forest, Illinois south of 147th Street and west of Central Avenue. Average taxes in Landings $9,935 Average association fees in Landings $2 ($2 - $3) Average home ...

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Hille Middle School, Oak Forest, IL - March 2019 About Hille Middle School Hille Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 142, and is located at 5800 151st Street in Oak Forest, IL. It services homes in Crestwood, Midlothian, and Oak Forest. Average taxes $6,012 Average year built 1966 Homes fo...

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Brittany Heights, McHenry, Illinois - March 2019Brittany Heights is a subdivision of single family homes in McHenry, Illinois. Brittany Heights was built by Brittany Builders in the late 1980s. Brittany Heights in McHenry is located off of Green Street North of Charles J. Miller Road. Average ta...

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Fischer Middle School, Aurora, IL - March 2019 About Fischer Middle School Fischer Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 204, and is located at 1305 Long Grove Drive in Aurora, IL. It services homes in Aurora. Average taxes $7,410 Average year built 1991 Photos of Fischer Middle School Homes...

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Country Trails Elementary School, Elgin, IL - March 2019 About Country Trails Elementary School Country Trails Elementary School is a P-5 school in District 301, and is located at 3701 Highland Woods Boulevard in Elgin, IL. It services homes in Elgin and Hampshire. Average taxes $11,096 Average ...

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Streams Villa, Wheaton, Illinois - March 2019Streams Villa is a townhome community built in the 1970s. Streams Villas is located in Wheaton, Illinois north of Wiesbrook Road just east of Cantigny Golf Course. Average taxes in Streams Villa $5,582 Average association fees in Streams Villa $331 ($...

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Western Avenue Elementary School, Geneva, IL - March 2019 About Western Avenue Elementary School Western Avenue Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 304, and is located at 1500 Western Avenue in Geneva, IL. It services homes in Batavia and Geneva. Average taxes $12,855 Average year buil...

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Renelle on the River, River North, Chicago, Illinois - March 2019Renelle on the River is a 51 unit condo building built in 2017. Renelle on the River is located at 403 N. Wabash Avenue in the Near North Side neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in Renelle on the River $0 Average association fe...