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 Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
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  Algunos aspectos destacados “La mayoría de los ‘millennials’ dijeron que ellos consideran el ser propietarios de una vivienda más sensato que alquilar tanto por razones financieras como de estilo de vida – incluyendo el control del espacio vital, flexibilidad en las decisiones futuras, privaci...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Rivers Edge, Yorkville, Illinois - April 2019Rivers Edge is a single family home subdivision built in the mid 2010's by Cardinal Homes. Rivers Edge is located in Yorkville, Illinois north of Fox Street and west of Bridge Street. Average taxes in Rivers Edge $8,721 Average association fees in Riv...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Thunder Ridge, New Lenox, Illinois - April 2019Thunder Ridge is a single family and townhouse subdivision built in the early 2000s. Thunder Ridge is located in New Lenox, Illinois east of Gougar Road and north of Francis Road. Average taxes in Thunder Ridge $7,689 Average association fees in Thu...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Schaumburg, Illinois - April 2019Schaumburg is a village located in Cook County, Illinois, approximately 28 miles northwest of the Chicago Loop. According to the 2010 census, the population was 74,227. Woodfield Mall is located in Schaumburg, the 11th largest mall in the United ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Libertyville, Illinois - April 2019Libertyville is a village in Lake County, Illinois, United States. According to the 2010 census Libertyville has a population of 20,742. The village of Libertyville is known for its downtown area with many shops and restaurants.Libertyville cur...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Cedar Glen, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2019Cedar Glen is a single family home neighborhood built in the early-to-mid 1980's. Cedar Glen is located in Libertyville, Illinois on Adler west of Milwaukee Avenue. Average taxes in Cedar Glen $10,835 Average association fees in Cedar Glen $0 Averag...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Estoppel and Ratification ExamplesSimple examples: EstoppelFor years, I have had my secretary order and pick up a pizza. I pay when I’m in the next week. I can’t simply tell the restaurant that I’m not paying for last week’s pizza. That’s estoppel. I could tell them I won’t be paying any more. Th...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Northbrook, Illinois - April 2019Northbrook is a North Shore suburb located at the northern edge of Cook County, Illinois, United States. Northbrook's population was 33,170 at the 2010 census.Northbrook currently has 351 single family homes with an average list price of $775,983...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Huntley Middle School, DeKalb, IL - April 2019 About Huntley Middle School Huntley Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 428, and is located at 821 S 7th Street in DeKalb, IL. It services homes in Cortland and DeKalb. Average taxes $6,037 Average year built 2005 Homes for sale that attend Hu...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Deerfield, Illinois - April 2019Deerfield is a village in Lake County, Illinois. Deerfield is located approximately 25 miles north of Chicago, Illinois. According to the 2010 census, Deerfield has a population of 18,225.Deerfield currently has 211 single family homes with an ave...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Deerpath Trails, Oswego, Illinois - April 2019Deerpath Trails is a single family home neighborhood built starting in the mid 2010's. Deerpath Trails is located in Oswego, Illinois east of Grove Road and north of Collins Road. Average taxes in Deerpath Trails $12,170 Average association fees in D...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Norman Courts, Darien, Illinois - April 2019Norman Courts is a townhouse community built in the early 1990s. Norman Courts is located in Darien, Illinois on Williams south of 75th. Average taxes in Norman Courts $6,988 Average association fees in Norman Courts $244 ($17 - $275) Average home size...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Deerpath, Lake Villa, Illinois - April 2019Deerpath is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid-to-late 1990s by Kimball Hill Builders. Deerpath features 166 homes with floor plans ranging from 2,385 to 4,100 square feet of living space. Deerpath is located in Lake Villa, Illinois west...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Morton Grove, Illinois - April 2019Morton Grove is a village in Cook County, Illinois. According to the 2010 census, the population was 23,270. The Village is named after former United States Vice President Levi Parsons Morton.Morton Grove currently has 150 single family homes w...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Highland Park, Illinois - April 2019Highland Park is a North Shore suburb in Lake County, Illinois. As of the 2010 census, Highland Park's population was 29,763. Ravinia Festival, an open air pavilion is located in Highland Park - it hosts classical, pop and jazz concerts in the...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Riverside, Illinois - April 2019Riverside is a suburban village of Cook County, Illinois, is it located approximately 9 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. According to the 2010 census, the population was 8,875.Riverside currently has 76 single family homes with an average list...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Glen Ellyn, Illinois - April 2019Glen Ellyn is a village in DuPage County, Illinois, a village in the western suburbs of Chicago. According to the 2010 Census, the village population was 27,450.Glen Ellyn currently has 344 single family homes with an average list price of $605,0...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Caledonia, Yorkville, Illinois - April 2019Caledonia is a single family home neighborhood built by Wyndham Deerpoint Homes in 2006. A newer section is being built by Ryan Homes starting in 2017. Caledonia features homes with floor plans ranging from 1,614 to 3,234 square feet of living space. Ca...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Prairie Pointe, South Elgin, Illinois - April 2019Prairie Pointe is a townhome community built in the mid to late 2010's by K. Hovnanian. Prairie Pointe is located in South Elgin, Illinois east of Raymond Street and south of Route 20. Average taxes in Prairie Pointe $5,723 Average association fe...

By YourSiteNeedsMe SEO Team, $399 Real Estate Websites - YourSiteNeedsMe.com
(YourSiteNeedsMe.com)
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If you're buying a home for sale along 30A in Florida, check out these helpful articles to get started on your journey. Should You Make an Offer Over Asking Price?When you find your dream home, you know you need to make an offer quickly - but should you offer more than what the seller is asking? ...