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.


ActiveRain is the top real estate social network in the world. So, while you may find articles about purchasing a home on other websites, only at ActiveRain do you have the opportunity to read the words of wisdom from over 300,000 real estate industry professionals. From real estate agents to lenders to home inspectors and stagers -- that's a lot of brain power and we've harnessed it, right here at AR.


What are you waiting for? Everything you need to know about home buying awaits you on the following pages!

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By DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas
(Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA)
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Lovely Home in Great Cameron Park Neighborhood Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood Open House $600,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 2,689 sqftLot: 0.28 acre(s)Year Built: 1990MLS #: 19059001 Location 2602 Julie Ct.Cameron ...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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🌵Red Mountain Ranch in Mesa, AZ - Great Looking Community☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.com🏠Homes Currently for Sale in Red Mountain Ranch🏠💲Homes Recently Sold in Red Mountain Ranch💲For over 30 ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Taylor Glen, New Lenox, Illinois - August 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 $8,666 Average association fees in Taylor Glen $24 (...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Bloomingdale, Illinois - August 2019Bloomingdale is a village in DuPage County, Illinois - a suburb approximately 25 miles west of Chicago, Illinois. According to the 2010 census, the population was 22,018 people.Bloomingdale currently has 101 single family homes with an average...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Plum Grove Hills, Rolling Meadows, Illinois - August 2019Plum Grove Hills is a subdivision of single family homes built in the mid 1960s and early 1970s. Plum Grove Hills is located in Rolling Meadows, Illinois north of Route 62 (Algonquin Road) and east of Route 53. Average taxes in Plum Grove ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Butterfield Elementary School, Lombard, IL - August 2019 About Butterfield Elementary School Butterfield Elementary School is a P-5 school in District 44, and is located at 2s500 Gray Avenue in Lombard, IL. It services homes in Lombard. Average taxes $5,980 Average year built 1969 Homes for sale...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Conley Elementary School, Algonquin, IL - August 2019 About Conley Elementary School Conley Elementary School is a 3-5 school in District 158, and is located at 750 Academic Drive in Algonquin, IL. It services homes in Algonquin, Huntley, and Lake in the Hills. Average taxes $9,175 Average year ...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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Greater Cincinnati new construction patio homes are in high demand and the builders know when something is in high demand, you build more!  And that's the case with Loveland's Legacy at Elliott Farm.  Drees Homes is nearing the end of Phase I and moving on to Phase 2!  It's not too early to pick...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Streamwood, Illinois - August 2019Streamwood is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. It is a northwest suburb of Chicago and is part of the Chicago Metropolitan area. According to the 2010 census, the population was 39,858.Streamwood currently has 160 single family...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Highlands, Highland Park, Illinois - August 2019The Highlands is a single family neighborhood in Highland Park, Illinois. The Highlands are located on Summit north of Route 22. Average taxes in Highlands $10,309 Average association fees in Highlands $0 Average home size in Highlands 2,460 ft2 Av...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Bauer Place, Naperville, Illinois - August 2019Bauer Place is a townhouse community built starting in 2017 by M/I Homes of Chicago, LLC. Bauer Place is located in Naperville, Illinois north of Ogden Avenue and west of Naperville Road. Average taxes in Bauer Place $5,980 Average association fees ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Gilberts Elementary School, Gilberts, IL - August 2019 About Gilberts Elementary School Gilberts Elementary School is a P-5 school in District 300, and is located at 729 Paperback Lane in Gilberts, IL. It services homes in Carpentersville, Dundee, Gilberts, Huntley, Pingree Grove, and West Dunde...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Cicero, Illinois - August 2019Cicero currently has 99 single family homes with an average list price of $200,011, 6 condos/townhomes with an average list price of $106,967, and 79 multi-unit homes with an average list price of $253,736. The average annual property tax for Cicero...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Lincolnwood, Illinois - August 2019Lincolnwood is a village in Cook County, Illinois, a suburb southwest of Chicago. According to the 2010 census, the population was 12,590.Lincolnwood currently has 96 single family homes with an average list price of $586,750 and 16 condos/town...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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1133 S. State St., Loop, Chicago, Illinois - August 20191133 S. State Street is a 28 unit condominium building built in 2004. 1133 S. State Street is located in the Loop neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 1133 S. State St. $4,350 Average association fees in 1133 S. State St. $727 ($497 - ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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100 N. Hermitage, United Center, Chicago, Illinois - August 2019100 N. Hermitage is a 113 unit condo building in the Near West Side of Chicago. Average taxes in 100 N. Hermitage $1,833 Average association fees in 100 N. Hermitage $399 ($267 - $530) Average home size in 100 N. Hermitage 1,115 ft2...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Bridgeview, Illinois - August 2019Bridgeview is a village approximately 13 miles southwest of the Chicago Loop in Cook County, Illinois. According to the 2010 census Bridgeview has a population of 16,446. Bridgeview is home to the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer.Bridgeview c...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Heatherstone, Palatine, Illinois - August 2019Heatherstone is a single family home neighborhood built in the early 1990s by Kennedy Homes. Heatherstone features 59 homes with floor plans ranging from from 2,000 to 3,360 square feet of living space. Heatherstone is located off of Palatine Road an...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Coventry Elementary School, Crystal Lake, IL - August 2019 About Coventry Elementary School Coventry Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 47, and is located at 820 Darlington Lane in Crystal Lake, IL. It services homes in Crystal Lake and Lake in the Hills. Average taxes $7,161 Average ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lakes of Boulder Ridge, Lake in the Hills, Illinois - August 2019Lakes of Boulder Ridge is a subdivision of 242 luxury duplexes and single family homes built on 143 acres. The duplexes were built in the mid 2010s, the single family homes were built starting in 2013 by Plote Homes. Lakes of Bould...