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 Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Nippersink Manor, Spring Grove, Illinois - April 2019Nippersink Manor is a single family home subdivision. Nippersink Manor is located in Spring Grove, Illinois on Nippersink Rd. East of Wilmot. Average taxes in Nippersink Manor $4,674 Average association fees in Nippersink Manor $0 Average home...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Spring Grove, Illinois - April 2019Spring Grove currently has 98 single family homes with an average list price of $297,014 and 2 multi-unit homes with an average list price of $147,450. The average annual property tax for Spring Grove is $5,125. Single-Family Homes 98 for sale ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Commons of Palos Park, Palos Park, Illinois - April 2019Commons of Palos Park is a townhouse community built in the early 1990s. Commons of Palos Park is located in Palos Park, Illinois north of 123rd Street and west of 80th Avenue. Average taxes in Commons of Palos Park $5,778 Average associati...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Re-inspection Before Closing (Ontario)Question:Does an executory contract give the right to re-inspect prior to closing? Even following the Harkness case, some lawyers do not think the case is decisive enough.Answer:There is a reference to the BC case in 2014 which expanded the application. Some ...

By Lisa Davies
(Online Buzz)
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Do you need to find the best roofing contractor for the job? Well, if you are searching for the best roofing contractor out there, then you will have to focus on every single detail that will help you in the right way. Make sure that you are exploring all of your options and checking different ro...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Millennium Centre, River North, Chicago, Illinois - April 2019Millennium Centre is a condo high-rise built in 2003. Millennium Center is located in the River North area in Chicago, Illinois at 33 W. Ontario Street. Average taxes in Millennium Centre $6,030 Average association fees in Millennium ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Pleasant Hill, Waukegan, Illinois - April 2019Pleasant Hill is a single family and townhouse community built in the mid 1990s by Town and Country Builders. Pleasant Hill consists of 283 single family homes and 312 townhomes. The single family homes feature floor plans ranging from 1,288 to 1,994...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Oak Lawn, Illinois - April 2019Oak Lawn is a village in Cook County, Illinois - a village in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. According to the 2010 census, the population was 56,690.Oak Lawn currently has 233 single family homes with an average list price of $250,762, 113 condo...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Meadows, Hanover Park, Illinois - April 2019Meadows is a single family home subdivision built from the late 1980's to early 1990's. Meadows is located in Hanover Park, Illinois south of Schick Road and west of County Farm Road. Average taxes in Meadows $8,312 Average association fees in Meadows ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Park Ridge, Illinois - April 2019Park Ridge is a city in Cook County, Illinois. It is a suburb approximately 15 northwest of Chicago. It is located close to O'Hare Airport, major expressways and rail transportation. The Des Plaines River divides Park Ridge from neighboring Des P...

By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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  3685 Parker Knoll Ln, Columbus OH 43219LOVELY 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath detached condo in Asherton Woods! You will LOVE this open floor plan and spacious rooms! Tons of storage in the Chef's kitchen w/ large eating space and access to the backyard! 1st floor boasts an adorable family room w/gas firep...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Hanover Park, Illinois - April 2019Hanover Park, Illinois is a village in Cook and Dupage counties, a city in the west suburbs of Chicago. According to the 2010 census, the population was 37,973.Hanover Park currently has 86 single family homes with an average list price of $245...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Aurora, Illinois - April 2019Aurora is a suburb of Chicago located in Kane County and Dupage County with some portions in Kendall and Will Counties. Aurora is the second most populous city in Illinois, according to the 2013 census, the population was 199,963 people. Aurora's dow...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Glendale Heights, Illinois - April 2019Glendale Heights is a village in DuPage County, Illinois, a village in the western suburbs of Chicago. According to the 2010 census, Glendale Heights had a population of 34,208.Glendale Heights currently has 64 single family homes with an a...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Elgin, Illinois - April 2019Elgin is a city in Cook and Kane counties in the northern part of Illinois. Elgin is located approximately 35 miles northwest of Chicago, it lies along the Fox River. As of 2013, Elgin had a total population of 110,145 making it the 8th largest city i...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Elburn, Illinois - April 2019Elburn is a village in Kane County, Illinois, United States. Elburn is a far west suburb located approximately 46 miles west of the Chicago Loop. It is located at the end of the Union Pacific West Line of the Chicago commuter rail service Metra. Acco...

By Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat
(Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com)
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You are excited about looking for a new home! You just received your pre-approval from your mortgage professional. Your price maximum is defined, you know what kind of mortgage you have and how much you must put down, and you've started looking online at homes that fit your criteria. There are so...

By Mary Grace (Ballew) MacDougall, Home Buying and Selling in the Columbia Area
(Keller Williams Columbia)
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Looking for an established neighborhood in the Northeast Columbia area at reasonable pricing? Briarcliffe Estates is a must see for buyers in the area! With homes ranging in price from the low 100s to the low 200s, these houses are typically traditional one story ranches with some two story homes...

By Michelle Musick Jones, The Michelle Musick Jones Team - Texas Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors)
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Open House Saturday, April 20th 2-4pm. .Absolutely gorgeous 2014 Ashton Woods 4 bedroom plus gameroom and study home on oversized corner lot in The Preserve! Overview Maps Photos Open House Market Stats $519,900 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: ...

By Graziella Bruner, Associate Broker - Serving Wayne & Oakland County
(NCS Premier Real Estate)
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We are offering FREE one hour seminar sessions that will help you go from renting to buying your first home.  Stop throwing away your money and start making your money work for you. In these sessions, we will teach you: How to check your credit Finding the right lender Getting approved for a loan...