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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Homes for Sale in Glencoe, Illinois - June 2019Glencoe is a village in Cook County, Illinois, located on suburban Chicago's North Shore along the west side of Lake Michigan. According to the 2010 Census, Glencoe had a population of 8,723 people. The Chicago Botanic Garden is located in Glencoe.Gl...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Bartlett Pointe, Bartlett, Illinois - June 2019Bartlett Pointe is a subdivision of single family homes built in 2003 by Wyndham Deerpoint Homes, a newer section was built by CalAtlantic Homes starting in 2016. Bartlett Pointe is located in Bartlett, Illinois south of Bartlett Road and east of Ro...

By Larry & Laurie Weichman, A Tradition of Success
(The L3 Real Estate, A Trusted Name In Orange County Real Estate)
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      Before a first-timer has experienced the complete home-buying process, given the number of unknowns that seem to be dependent on one another, they’re bound to be at least a little baffled. What if there are unseen problems with the house? What if the home loan company decides not to coopera...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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River Pointe, Des Plaines, Illinois - June 2019River Pointe is a condo community built in the late 1990's by Norwood Builders. River Pointe features condominiums with floor plans ranging from 976 to 1,788 square feet of living space. River Pointe is located in Des Plaines, Illinois on the northw...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Walnut Hill, St. Charles, Illinois - June 2019Walnut Hill is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid 1990s. Walnut Hill is located in St. Charles, Illinois on 7th Ave south of Route 64. Average taxes in Walnut Hill $6,595 Average association fees in Walnut Hill $83 ($83 - $83) Average...

By Marco Amidei
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6969 N. Wolcott, Rogers Park, Chicago, Illinois - June 20196969 N. Wolcott is a 31 unit condo building in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 6969 N. Wolcott $2,513 Average association fees in 6969 N. Wolcott $266 ($216 - $338) Average home size in 6969 N. Wolcott 1,600 ft2...

By Marco Amidei
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Auburn Lakes, Plainfield, Illinois - June 2019Auburn Lakes is a single family and town house community built in the early 2000's by Pulte Home. Auburn Lakes features 279 single family homes with floor plans ranging from 1,349 to 2,470 square feet of living space. The town houses feature floor pl...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Oak Hills, Long Grove, Illinois - June 2019Oak Hills is a custom single family home neighborhood built in the 1980's. Oak Hills is located in Long Grove, Illinois on Oak Grove Road and Route 83 south of Route 22. Average taxes in Oak Hills $16,037 Average association fees in Oak Hills $20 ($7 - ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Boone Creek, McHenry, Illinois - June 2019Boone Creek is a subdivision of single family homes built in the late 1990s to mid 2000s by Gerstad Builders. Boone Creek is located in McHenry, Illinois east of Curran Road and south of Dartmoor Drive. Average taxes in Boone Creek $5,772 Average associa...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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455 W. Oakdale, Lake View, Chicago, Illinois - June 2019455 W. Oakdale is an 18 unit condo building in the East Lakeview neighbborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 455 W. Oakdale $10,510 Average association fees in 455 W. Oakdale $616 ($616 - $616) Average home size in 455 W. Oakdale 1,839 ft2 A...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
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Chateau Beach Sunny Isles Beach Market Update May 27, 2019  Chateau Beach Sunny Isles Beach  is not the place to compromise, it’s shamelessly breaking any luxury standard whatsoever. Just to take a promenade over Chateau Beach Sunny Isles Beach  the Sky Villa or Penthouse impressing suits with p...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Howard B Thomas Grade School, Burlington, IL - June 2019 About Howard B Thomas Grade School Howard B Thomas Grade School is a P-5 school in District 301, and is located at PO Box 395 in Burlington, IL. It services homes in Burlington, Elgin, Hampshire, Maple Park, and Sycamore. Average taxes $9,...

By Marco Amidei
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6166 N. Sheridan Rd. #10K, Chicago, IL 60660List Price: $154,950 Beds Baths Built Sq.Ft. Garage Taxes On Market 2 1.1 1965 — 1 $1,087 372 days Spectacular high rise with city views in Edgewater location! Open concept living & L shaped dining room with neutral paint through out. Galley kitchen boa...

By Marco Amidei
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50 S. Greeley St. #307, Palatine, IL 60067List Price: $279,900 Beds Baths Built Sq.Ft. Garage Taxes On Market 2 2 2008 1,456 ft2 1 $5,127 0 days Bright & sunny west facing condo situated in highly sought after downtown Palatine! Beautifully maintained true open concept layout greets you w/hardwoo...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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2336 N. Commonwealth, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois - June 20192336 N. Commonwealth is a 48 unit condo building in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. 2336 N. Commonwealth is walking distance to Lincoln Park Zoo, Lincoln Park Conservatory, Lake Shore Drive, Francis W. Parker School, and ...

By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
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 We are not only happy but SO PROUD of our clients/friends that just closed on their second investment property! They worked so hard and with a lot of negotiations with the seller we made it happen. This young couple have accomplished so much that we can’t wait to see what their future holds as s...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Furnace Liens in OntarioQuestion:Would a XYZ furnace rental contract appear on the parcel register?Answer:The furnace on the truck on the driveway is a chattel. Once it's taken downstairs and installed, it's a fixture. XYZ Company loses all its rights with respect to the furnace, excepting: 1) a ...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Anti- Merger Clause When the deal is over, it’s finished. The contract has come to an end. It’s been completed and fulfilled.The “doctrine of merger” which is a legal concept applies, and prevents going back and checking on the old contract to see what’s still outstanding or what could have been ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Palos Pines, Palos Heights, Illinois - June 2019Palos Pines is a single family home subdivision built from the late 1960s to early 1970s. Palos Pines is located in Palos Heights, Illinois north of 131st Street and west of 76th Avenue. Average taxes in Palos Pines $5,963 Average association fees ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Spring Grove, Illinois - June 2019Spring Grove currently has 112 single family homes with an average list price of $298,794 and 1 multi-unit home with an average list price of $159,900. The average annual property tax for Spring Grove is $5,186. Single-Family Homes 112 for sale ...