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
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448 W. Armitage Avenue is a 15 unit vintage condo building built in the late 1800's. 448 W. Armitage Avenue is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 448 W. Armitage $5,653 Average association fees in 448 W. Armitage $286 ($278 - $294) Average home size in 448 W. Ar...

By Marco Amidei
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Foxmead Crossing, Waterford, Wisconsin - July 2020Foxmead Crossing is a condominium community built in the late 1990's. Foxmead Crossing is located in Waterford, Wisconsin west of Highway 36 and north of Main Street. There is currently 1 home in Foxmead Crossing for sale ranging from $389,900 to...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lincoln Gardens is a single family home subdivision built in the 1950's. Lincoln Gardens is located in Lincolnwood, Illinois south of Pratt Avenue and east of Lincoln Avenue. Average taxes in Lincoln Gardens $7,268 Average association fees in Lincoln Gardens $0 Average home size in Lincoln Garden...

By Marco Amidei
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Sunset Lakes is a single family home subdivision built starting in 2014. Sunset Lakes is located in Manhattan, Illinois south of Baker Road and west of Kankakee Street. Average taxes in Sunset Lakes $3,870 Average association fees in Sunset Lakes $76 ($33 - $130) Average home size in Sunset Lakes...

By Marco Amidei
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About Lincoln-Way Central High School Lincoln-Way Central High School is a 9-12 school in District 210, and is located at 1801 E Lincoln Highway in New Lenox, IL. It services homes in Frankfort, Manhattan, Mokena, and New Lenox. Average taxes $8,209 Average year built 2001 Photos of Lincoln-Way ...

By Marco Amidei
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About Southwest Elementary School Southwest Elementary School is a K,1-6 school in District 124, and is located at 9900 S Central Park in Evergreen Park, IL. It services homes in Evergreen Park. Average taxes $5,142 Average year built 1951 Homes for sale that attend Southwest Elementary School A...

By Marco Amidei
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Valley Lakes is a community in Round Lake, Illinois built in the late 1990s and mid 2010s. Valley Lakes offers 1,500 single family and townhomes ranging from 1,406-3,115 square feet. Valley Lakes is set on 865 acres with 450 acres reserved for open space including 4 parks, 30 ponds and wetlands. ...

By Marco Amidei
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Sun Pointe Village, Kenosha, Wisconsin - July 2020Sun Pointe Village is a condominium community consisting of duplexes, three, four, nine and ten unit buildings built by Bear Development. Sun Pointe Village is located in Kenosha, Wisconsin. There are currently 2 homes in Sun Pointe Village for s...

By Marco Amidei
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Edgerton High School, Edgerton, Wisconsin - July 2020There is currently 1 home that attend Edgerton High School for sale ranging from $275,000 to $275,000. AVERAGES Taxes Assoc. Fees Sq. Ft. Year Built $3,010 $6/month 1,645 ft2 2130 HOMES FOR SALE Address Beds Baths Price 1201 E. Shane Ln. 3 2.0...

By Marco Amidei
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Hamilton Lakes is a townhome community built in the late 1990s. Hamilton Lakes is located in Tinley Park, Illinois south of 167th Street and east of Harlem Avenue. Average taxes in Hamilton Lakes $6,590 Average association fees in Hamilton Lakes $198 ($160 - $200) Average home size in Hamilton La...

By Marco Amidei
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About Sycamore Middle School Sycamore Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 427, and is located at 150 Maplewood Drive in Sycamore, IL. It services homes in Cortland, Maple Park, and Sycamore. Average taxes $4,073 Average year built 1997 Homes for sale that attend Sycamore Middle School Addr...

By Marco Amidei
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Indian Creek, Franklin, Wisconsin - July 2020Indian Creek is a condominium community built in the early to mid 2010's. Indian Creek is located in Franklin, Wisconsin on Riverwood Blvd. west of 27th Street and north of Rawson Avenue. There is currently 1 home in Indian Creek for sale ranging from...

By Bob Elliot, 20+ Yrs Local Industry Experience
(eXp Realty)
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In June, the number of first-time homebuyers accounted for 35% of the existing homes sold, a trend that’s been building steadily throughout the year. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR): “The share of first-time buyers increased in March through June—right into the heart of t...

By Marco Amidei
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About Ridgewood Comm High School Ridgewood Comm High School is a 9-12 school in District 234, and is located at 7500 W Montrose Avenue in Norridge, IL. It services homes in Harwood Heights and Norridge. Average taxes $5,817 Average year built 1970 Homes for sale that attend Ridgewood Comm High S...

By Marco Amidei
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Hidden Pond Estates, Oak Creek, Wisconsin - July 2020Hidden Pond Estates is a single family home subdivision built in the early 1990's. Hidden Pond Estates is located in Oak Creek, Wisconsin east of 15th Avenue and south of Puetz Road. There is currently 1 home in Hidden Pond Estates for sale ra...

By Marco Amidei
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Camelot Village, Greenfield, Wisconsin - July 2020Camelot Village is a condo community built in the late 1960's. Camelot Village is located in Greenfield, Wisconsin south of Edgerton Avenue and west of 27th Street. There is currently 1 home in Camelot Village for sale ranging from $139,900 to $1...

By Marco Amidei
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Cedar Hedge, Cedarburg, Wisconsin - July 2020Cedar Hedge is a single family home subdivision built in the 1970's. Cedar Hedge is located in Cedarburg, Wisconsin east of Sheboygan Road and south of Highway 60. There is currently 1 home in Cedar Hedge for sale ranging from $389,900 to $389,900. AV...

By Marco Amidei
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Hickorywood, West Allis, Wisconsin - July 2020Hickorywood is a condominium complex built in the early 1970's. Hickorywood is located in West Allis, Wisconsin on Oklahoma Avenue and Manitoba Street east of 84th Street. There is currently 1 home in Hickorywood for sale ranging from $97,900 to $97,...

By Marco Amidei
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Eagle Pointe, Delavan, Wisconsin - July 2020Eagle Pointe is a condo community built in the early 1990's. Eagle Pointe is located in Delavan, Wisconsin on Eagle Pointe Drive west of 2nd Street. There is currently 1 home in Eagle Pointe for sale ranging from $243,000 to $243,000. AVERAGES Taxes As...

By Marco Amidei
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Hickory Oaks is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid-to-late 1990s by Pasquinelli Construction. Hickory Oaks features homes with floor plans ranging from 1,700 to 2,600 square feet of living space. Hickory Oaks is located in Bolingbrook, Illinois on Boughton west of Naperville Road....