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.


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By Anita Sullivan
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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
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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
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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
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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 Anita Sullivan
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Willow Green, Northfield, Illinois - February 2019Willow Green is a condo community built in the late 1970's. Willow Green is located in Northfield, Illinois on Willowview Terrace north of Willow Road and west of Old Willow Road. Average taxes in Willow Green $4,654 Average association fees in W...

By Marco Amidei
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Blackberry Trail, Aurora, Illinois - February 2019Blackberry Trail is a single family home neighborhood built in 1997 by Hometown Builders. Blackberry Trail features floor plans ranging from 1,361 to 2,831 square feet of living space. Blackberry Trail is located in Aurora, Illinois on Galena sou...

By Anita Sullivan
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Aberdare Estates, Gurnee, Illinois - February 2019Aberdare Estates is a single family custom home neighborhood built in the 1990s. Aberdare Estates was developed by Rick Swanson and consists of 64 single family homes on a 48 acre parcel. Aberdare Estates is located in Gurnee, Illinois north of W...

By Michelle Musick Jones, The Michelle Musick Jones Team - Texas Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors)
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929 Scotia in Allen's StarCreek ~ Highland Home Open this Sat. 2/16 & Sun. 2/17.   Beautiful Highland Home boasting 4 living areas with a study plus a large backyard Overview Maps Photos Open House Market Stats $499,900 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Full Bathrooms1 Half Bathroom1 ...

By The Temple Team, Specializing in Lake Norman/Charlotte/Charleston
(THE TEMPLE TEAM)
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Imagine Waking Up in Your Dream Home with Amazing Views Like This! Beautiful Gated Community in Old Fort Provides Mountain Views, Lake, Recreation & Picnic Area! The Temple Team is Ready to Help Make this Dream a Reality! Contact Carli or Pam Today to Schedule Your Showing!

By Marco Amidei
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Oak Forest High School, Oak Forest, IL - February 2019 About Oak Forest High School Oak Forest High School is a 9-12 school in District 228, and is located at 15201 Central Avenue in Oak Forest, IL. It services homes in Crestwood, Midlothian, and Oak Forest. Average taxes $6,084 Average year bui...

By Anita Sullivan
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Liberty Park, Westmont, Illinois - February 2019Liberty Park is a single family home subdivision. Liberty Park is located in Westmont, Illinois north of Ogden Avenue and west of Cass Avenue. Average taxes in Liberty Park $3,471 Average association fees in Liberty Park $24 ($20 - $28) Average hom...

By Marco Amidei
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Pheasant Creek, Aurora, Illinois - February 2019Pheasant Creek is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid-to-late 1980s by Pulte. Pheasant Creek is located in Aurora, Illinois north of Route 34 and east of Eola Road. Average taxes in Pheasant Creek $5,445 Average association fees in P...

By Marco Amidei
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Mill Creek, Batavia, Illinois - February 2019Mill Creek is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid 1990's. Mill Creek is located in Batavia, Illinois on Millview west of Route 31. Average taxes in Mill Creek $8,807 Average association fees in Mill Creek $279 ($250 - $325) Average home...

By Marco Amidei
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Spaulding School, Gurnee, IL - February 2019 About Spaulding School Spaulding School is a K-5 school in District 56, and is located at 2000 Belle Plaine Road in Gurnee, IL. It services homes in Beach Park, Gurnee, Wadsworth, and Waukegan. Average taxes $8,810 Average year built 1985 Homes for sa...

By Marco Amidei
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6969 N. Wolcott, Rogers Park, Chicago, Illinois - February 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...

By Marco Amidei
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Woods of Bailey Hobson, Naperville, Illinois - February 2019Woods of Bailey Hobson is a single family home neighborhood built in the 1980s. Woods of Bailey Hobson is located in Naperville, Illinois west of Olesen Drive and north of Hobson Road. Average taxes in Woods of Bailey Hobson $16,012 Ave...

By Marco Amidei
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The Preserve, Palatine, Illinois - February 2019The Preserve is a condominium community built in 2006 by Franczak and Associates. The Preserve features 94 condos with floor plans ranging from range from 1,361 to 1,880 square feet of living space. The Preserve is located in Palatine, Illinois on ...

By Marco Amidei
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Westgate Valley Estates, Palos Heights, Illinois - February 2019Westgate Valley Estates was built between the late 1990s to mid 2010s. Westgate Valley Estates is located in Palos Heights, Illinois west of Ridgeland Avenue and south of 127th Street. Average taxes in Westgate Valley Estates $17,74...