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 The Brokerage Group - CT Real Estate, Fairfield County & Candlewood Lake Area
(The Brokerage of New England)
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Looking for a home with in-law suite?Are your parents ready to move in with you? Are you in need of a larger home with a separate in-law suite? There are so many options and recommend leaving it to the experts to help you find the right home. If experience matters, contact The Brokerage Group. We...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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4987 Shagbark Ct., Gurnee, IL 60031List Price: $249,900 Beds Baths Built Sq.Ft. Garage Taxes On Market 4 2.1 1984 2,296 ft2 2 $8,388 0 days Use your eye for design & remodeling ideas!You will love this 2 story home that is half way there!A work in progress that has come a long way!The front livin...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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North Grove Crossings, Sycamore, Illinois - February 2019North Grove Crossings is a single family home neighborhood built starting in 2015 by Silverthorne Development Company. North Grove Crossings is located in Sycamore, Illinois west of Plank Road. Average taxes in North Grove Crossings $4,951...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Anne Fox Elementary School, Hanover Park, IL - February 2019 About Anne Fox Elementary School Anne Fox Elementary School is a K,1-6 school in District 54, and is located at 1035 Parkview Drive in Hanover Park, IL. It services homes in Hanover Park and Schaumburg. Average taxes $3,902 Average yea...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Arcadia, Olympia Fields, Illinois - February 2019Built in the mid 50s, Arcadia is located in Olympia Fields on Kedzie & Attica. Average taxes in Arcadia $6,640 Average association fees in Arcadia $0 Average home size in Arcadia 2,147 ft2 Average lot size in Arcadia 0.28 acres Average year built ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Heron Bay, Lake in the Hills, Illinois - February 2019Heron Bay is a single family home neighborhood built in the late 1990s by Ryland Homes. Heron Bay features homes with floor plans ranging from 1,880 to 2,642 square feet of living space. Heron Bay is located north and south off of Barharbor, ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for sale in Armour Square, Chicago, Illinois - February 2019 About Armour Square Armour Square currently has 10 homes for sale with an average list price of $515,400. The average annual property tax for the Armour Square area is $5,961. Average taxes in Armour Square $5,961 Average associa...

By Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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Highland Glen, Wheeling, Illinois - February 2019Highland Glen is a single family home neighborhood built in the late 1960s. Highland Glen is located off of Dundee Road and Route 83 in Wheeling, Illinois. Average taxes in Highland Glen $8,014 Average association fees in Highland Glen $0 Average ...

By Cliff Johnson
(Solid Source Realty)
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 TIPS FOR GETTING A GOOD HOME PURCHASE DEALwww.stonemountaingeorgiahomes.comAcquiring a house is the biggest, most significant financial decision you can ever make. It is a huge risk for most people because they may only buy one house for the rest of their lives. Making mistakes is highly likely ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Wineberry, Libertyville, Illinois - February 2019Wineberry is a custom single family home neighborhood built starting in the early 1990's. Homes range in size from 3,000 to 5,000 square feet of living space. Wineberry is located in Libertyville, Illinois south of Route 137(Peterson Road) west of...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Morgan Street Lofts, West Loop, Chicago, Illinois - February 2019Morgan Street Lofts is a condo building. Morgan Street Lofts is located at 22 N. Morgan in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in Morgan Street Lofts $4,476 Average association fees in Morgan Street Lofts $363 ($26...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Banbury Ridge, North Aurora, Illinois - February 2019Banbury Ridge is a single family home neighborhood built in the early 2000s by Faganel Builders. Banbury Ridge features home with floor plans ranging from 2,749 to 2,871 square feet Banbury Ridge is located in North Aurora, Illinois on Pinecre...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Uptown at Seven Bridges, Woodridge, Illinois - February 2019Uptown at Seven Bridges is a townhouse community built by Pulte Homes starting in 2018. Uptown at Seven Bridges is located in Woodridge, Illinois west of Route 53 and south of Mulligan Drive. Average taxes in Uptown at Seven Bridges $0 ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Stonebrook, Aurora, Illinois - February 2019Stonebrook is a 72 single family home neighborhood built between the late 1990's and mid 2010's, it is adjacent to Stonebrook Country Club. Stonebrook features homes with floor plans ranging from 2,800 to 4,300 square feet of living space. Stonebrook i...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Carriage Way, Burr Ridge, Illinois - February 2019Carriage Way is a single family home and condominium complex built in the late 1960's and early 1970's. Carriage Way is located in Burr Ridge, Illinois east of County Line Road on Carriage Way. Average taxes in Carriage Way $3,981 Average associa...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Westlake, Glendale Heights, Illinois - February 2019Westlake is a townhome and single family home community built in the late 1970s and 1980s. Westlake is located in Glendale Heights, Illinois south of Army Trail Road and west of Bloomingdale Road. Average taxes in Westlake $6,484 Average associ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Devon, Burr Ridge, Illinois - February 2019Devon is a community of single family homes built in the 1980's and 1990's. Devon is located in Burr Ridge, Illinois south of 87th Street and east of Madison Street. Average taxes in Devon $11,947 Average association fees in Devon $0 Average home size i...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Savannah, Hanover Park, Illinois - February 2019Savannah is a townhome community built by Cambridge Homes in the mid 2010's. Savannah is located in Hanover Park, Illinois south of Lake Street and west of Gary Avenue. Average taxes in Savannah $6,487 Average association fees in Savannah $203 ($17...

By Patrick Meehan, Jr, Owner / Broker-Associate
(RE/MAX New Beginnings Realty)
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Amazing opportunity to own this Salt Box Colonial with 5 bedrooms w/ 2 full baths & basement. Master suite on first floor w/ walk in closet. Hardwood floors throughout first floor, Corian counters in the updated kitchen w/ wall over and stovetop. First floor full bath has spa tub & separate showe...

By The Brokerage Group - CT Real Estate, Fairfield County & Candlewood Lake Area
(The Brokerage of New England)
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Newly engaged? Newly engaged and considering buying your first home together? We've been helping clients buy and sell homes since 2004. When experience matters, contact The Brokerage Group.  Call 203-733-1613 or email BrokerageNE@gmail.com Lisa Brown & Brian McDonaldSearch for homes in Connecticu...