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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Des Plaines Manor, Des Plaines, Illinois - February 2019Des Plaines Manor is a townhouse and single family neighborhood in Des Plaines, Illinois. The townhouses are located on Fargo Street south of Howard Avenue and west of Chestnut Street. The single family homes are located east of Wolf Road a...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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The Shires, Lake Villa, Illinois - February 2019The Shires is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid 2010's by Cambridge Homes. The Shires features floor plans ranging from 2,454 to 3,388 square feet of living space. The Shires is located in Lake Villa, Illinois just north of Route 1...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Robert Frost Elementary School, Mount Prospect, IL - February 2019 About Robert Frost Elementary School Robert Frost Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 59, and is located at 1308 S Cypress Drive in Mount Prospect, IL. It services homes in Mount Prospect. Average taxes $4,816 Average y...

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...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Ashbury Woods, Lemont, Illinois - February 2019Ashbury Woods is a townhouse community built in the early and mid 2010's by Donven Homes. Ashbury Woods is located in Lemont, Illinois south of 127th Street and east of State Street. Average taxes in Ashbury Woods $6,347 Average association fees in ...

By Marco Amidei
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15th Street Lofts, Near South Side, Chicago, Illinois - February 201915th Street Lofts is a converted loft building in the South Loop neighborhood . 15th Street Lofts is located at 1503 S. State Street in Chicago, Illinois. Average taxes in 15th Street Lofts $2,640 Average association fees in 15...

By Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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Villas at Midlane, Wadsworth, Illinois - February 2019Villas at Midlane is a single family ranch style neighborhood built in the mid 1990s. Villas at Midlane feature 47 homes with floor plans ranging from 1,986 to 2,183 square feet of living space. Most of the homes have golf course views. The V...

By Marco Amidei
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Shenandoah, Plainfield, Illinois - February 2019Shenandoah is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid 2010's. Shenandoah is located in Plainfield, Illinois south of 127th Street and East of Ridge Road. Average taxes in Shenandoah $10,544 Average association fees in Shenandoah $22 ($18...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Knolls of Geneva, Geneva, Illinois - February 2019Knolls of Geneva is a single family home neighborhood built in the late 1980's by Burkart and Oehlerking. Knolls of Geneva is located in Geneva, Illinois take Kirk Road to Division. Average taxes in Knolls of Geneva $5,422 Average association fee...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Hidden Valley Estates, Homer Glen, Illinois - February 2019Hidden Valley Estates is a single family home neighborhood built between the late 1990's and mid 2010's. Hidden Valley Estates is located in Homer Glen, Illinois south of 159th Street and west of Bell Road. Average taxes in Hidden Valley...

By Patrick Meehan, Jr, Owner / Broker-Associate
(RE/MAX New Beginnings Realty)
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Year- Round summer fun only a few short blocks from the bay beach. This corner lot property offers a lot of privacy, wood burning fireplace, 3 bedrooms & 1 bathroom. Newer Central Air/Newer washer & dryer.  Patrick Meehan, Jr.Owner/Broker Associate/Team LeaderTHE MEEHAN GROUPRE/MAX  New Beginning...

By Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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Hampton Knoll, Hoffman Estates, Illinois - February 2019Hampton Knoll is a two story duplex community built in 2003 by Mitroff Companies. Hampton Knoll features duplexes with floor plans ranging from 1752 to 2183 square feet. Most of the duplexes have three bedrooms, and all have two car garages...

By The Temple Team, Specializing in Lake Norman/Charlotte/Charleston
(THE TEMPLE TEAM)
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Check Out this New Listing! New Construction Quality and Move In Ready! Located in Summerville, SC and Ready for You! Contact Joseph Klosik at (843) 416-1401 for Additional Info and a Private Tour! #TheTempleTeam #Charleston #SaltMarshProperties #mtpleasant #charlestonsc  

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Fairfax Commons, Bartlett, Illinois - February 2019Fairfax Commons is a single family and town house community built in the early 1990's by Lexington Homes. Fairfax Commons features six floor plans range from 1,118 to 1,766 square feet of living space for the single family homes and 1,210 to 1,5...

By Marco Amidei
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Providence Farms, McHenry, Illinois - February 2019Providence Farms is a single family home subdivision built between the late 1990s and early 2000s. Providence Farms is located in McHenry, Illinois south of Lincoln Road and west of Routes 12/59. Average taxes in Providence Farms $10,906 Average...

By Michelle Musick Jones, The Michelle Musick Jones Team - Texas Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors)
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1220 Brenham Court Open House this Sunday, February 17th fom 2-4pm Five bedrooms with pool on culdesac street in Twin Creeks 2 Overview Maps Photos Open House Market Stats $499,000 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms4 Full Bathrooms1 UnitInterior: 3,442 sqftLot: 0.20 acre(s)Year Built: 2...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Fountain Hills, Orland Park, Illinois - February 2019Fountain Hills is a single family home and condominium community. The condominiums were built between 2004 and 2012 by J. Lawrence Homes. The single family homes were built between 2002 and 2007. Fountain Hills is located in Orland Park, Illin...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Edgewater, Antioch, Illinois - February 2019Edgewater is a townhome community built in the mid 2000s. Edgewater is located in Antioch, Illinois on Route 173 west of Route 59. Average taxes in Edgewater $7,230 Average association fees in Edgewater $247 ($240 - $250) Average home size in Edgewater...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lincoln Elementary School, St. Charles, IL - February 2019 About Lincoln Elementary School Lincoln Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 303, and is located at 211 S 6th Avenue in St. Charles, IL. It services homes in St. Charles. Average taxes $7,540 Average year built 1958 Photos of Li...