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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Delaware Place, Rush & Division, Chicago, Illinois - June 2019Delaware Place is a condo high-rise built in 1988 that offers brilliant skyline views. Delaware Place is in the prestigious Gold Coast neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois. Delaware Place amenities include 24/7 doorman, rooftop deck, fit...

By Marco Amidei
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Pine Valley, Lockport, Illinois - June 2019Pine Valley is a townhome and single family home community built in the early 2000s. Pine Valley is located in Lockport, Illinois south of Division Street and east of Lockport Road. Average taxes in Pine Valley $4,655 Average association fees in Pine Va...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Marengo, Illinois - June 2019Marengo is a city in McHenry County, Illinois approximately 60 miles northwest of Chicago, Illinois. According to the 2010 census, the population was 7,648.Marengo currently has 85 single family homes with an average list price of $289,687, 8 condos/...

By Marco Amidei
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Market Square Lofts, Loop, Chicago, Illinois - June 2019Market Square Lofts is an 80-unit condominium building in the Chicago Loop located at 161 W Harrison Street, Chicago, Illinois. Bordered by the Congress Parkway to the north, Polk Street to the South, Plymouth Court to the East and the Chic...

By Marco Amidei
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Riley Comm Cons School, Marengo, IL - June 2019 About Riley Comm Cons School Riley Comm Cons School is a K-8 school in District 18, and is located at 9406 Riley Road in Marengo, IL. It services homes in Huntley and Marengo. Average taxes $2,014 Average year built 1998 Homes for sale that attend ...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB REALTY)
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Muse Sunny Isles Beach. Market Update June 15, 2019. As of today, Muse Sunny Isles Beach. Market Update For Sale Muse Sunny Isles Beach.13 Condos are for sale in Muse Sunny Isles Beach Prices from $2,500,000 to $18,900,0001 condos was sold in Muse Sunny Isles Beach in 2019For Rent Muse Sunny Isle...

By Patty Clark, Helping Families Move with Care
(Morningside Homes, LLC)
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Show Them You're Serious6/19/2019 June and July are the busiest home sale months of the year. When inventory is in short supply and you may be competing with other offers, it is important to show the seller you're serious. Make your offer look as good as possible because you may not get the chan...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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111 S. Morgan, West Loop, Chicago, Illinois - June 2019111 Morgan is a loft style condo building built in 2002. 111 Morgan is located in the West Loop neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois. Average taxes in 111 S. Morgan $4,667 Average association fees in 111 S. Morgan $504 ($290 - $798) Average hom...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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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 $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/hardwood floori...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Rivers Edge, Yorkville, Illinois - June 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 $8,733 Average association fees in Rive...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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2531 N. Sheffield, Sheffield & DePaul, Chicago, Illinois - June 20192531 N. Sheffield is a 16 unit condo building built in 1998. 2531 N. Sheffield is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. Close to shopping, entertainment, public transportation, and nightlife. Average taxes in 2531...

By Marco Amidei
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Fountains at Town Center, Carol Stream, Illinois - June 2019Fountains at Town Square is a town home community built in the mid 2010's by Town and Country Homes. Fountains at Town Square features 145 town houses with floor plans ranging from 2,107 to 2,548 square feet of living space. Fountains a...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Willow Crest, Villa Park, Illinois - June 2019Willow Crest is a subdivision of single family homes built in the 1950s and 1960s. Willow Crest is located in Villa Park, Illinois west of Ardmore Avenue and south of Madison Street. Average taxes in Willow Crest $7,808 Average association fees in Wi...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB REALTY)
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Florida Ocean Club Sunny Isles Beach. Market update. June 15, 2019. As of today, 8 condos are offered for sale in Florida Ocean Club Sunny Isles Beach. The Florida Ocean Club Sunny Isles Beach is oceanfront Condo located in the heart of Sunny Isles Beach is a real find. Featuring a distinctive So...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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735 Wagner Rd., Glenview, IL 60025List Price: $1,197,900 Beds Baths Built Sq.Ft. Garage Taxes On Market 5 4.2 2007 3,657 ft2 2 $20,742 35 days Custom craftmanship home w/details that were chosen to create a blend of sophistication, comfort & immense finishes through out! Plantation style porch we...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
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Winston Towers 600 Sunny Isles Beach Market Update June 15, 2019.  Buy, Sell, Rent Condo Winston Towers 600 Sunny Isles Beach with SIB RealtyThe Winston Towers 600 Sunny Isles Beach is located just at the corner of Collins Avenue and 174 Street, and residents have the opportunity to enjoy the sig...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB REALTY)
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Tropicana Sunny Isles Beach Market Update June 15, 2019.  Tropicana Sunny Isles Beach  15645 Collins Avenue  Sunny Isles Beach, Fl 33160  Tropicana Sunny Isles Beach. Luxury condo for sale. Tropicana Sunny Isles Beach   is located in the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Miami, Florida. This area is a b...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Harmony Meadows, Marengo, Illinois - June 2019Harmony Meadows is a subdivision of single family homes built in the mid to late 2000s. Harmony Meadows is located in Marengo, Illinois north of Harmony Road and west of Voss Road. Average taxes in Harmony Meadows $10,326 Average association fees in ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Shoreline Towers, Edgewater, Chicago, Illinois - June 2019The Shoreline Towers is a condominium building built in 1961 in north side Edgewater. The Shoreline Towers is located at 6301 N. Sheridan and has 378 condo units. Average taxes in Shoreline Towers $1,632 Average association fees in Shorel...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Abe Lincoln Elementary School, Cicero, IL - June 2019 About Abe Lincoln Elementary School Abe Lincoln Elementary School is a K,1-6 school in District 99, and is located at 3545 S 61st Avenue in Cicero, IL. It services homes in Berwyn and Cicero. Average taxes $5,429 Average year built 1956 Homes...