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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Homes for Sale in Bolingbrook, Illinois - April 2019Bolingbrook is a village in the southwest suburbs of Chicago located in Will and DuPage Counties in Illinois. According to the 2010 Census Bolingbrook has a population of 73,366.Bolingbrook currently has 259 single family homes with an average l...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Martin Woods, McHenry, Illinois - April 2019Martin Woods is a subdivision of single family homes. Martin Woods is located in McHenry, Illinois west of Ringwood Road and south of McCullom Lake Road. Average taxes in Martin Woods $11,600 Average association fees in Martin Woods $0 Average home siz...

By Dawn Workman, Camas Real Estate Expert, MBA, 480-540-8100
(Veracity Real Estate Group, LLC)
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Great new listing with Veracity Real Estate Group! 

By Marco Amidei
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Mulberry Grove, Elgin, Illinois - April 2019Mulberry Grove is a single family home and town home community built in the early 2000s by Concord Homes. Mulberry Grove features 169 single family homes with floor plans ranging from 1,865 to 2,937 square feet of living space. and 84 townhomes with fl...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Buffalo Grove, Illinois - April 2019Buffalo Grove is a suburb in the northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois located in both Lake and Cook Counties. According to the 2010 census Buffalo Grove had a population of 41,496 people.Buffalo Grove currently has 196 single family homes wit...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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One Itasca Place, Itasca, Illinois - April 2019One Itasca Place is a condiminium building which was built in 2006. One Itasca Place is located in Itasca, Illinois at the corner of Nordick and Rohlwing Roads just north of Lake Street. Average taxes in One Itasca Place $4,485 Average association f...

By Marco Amidei
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Native Run, Crystal Lake, Illinois - April 2019Native Run is a single family home neighborhood built in the early 2000s. Native Run is located in Crystal Lake, Illinois on Pinegree north of Route 14. Average taxes in Native Run $11,118 Average association fees in Native Run $19 ($17 - $38) Avera...

By Matt Harber
(Keller Williams-The Harber Home Group)
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1109 Winesap Lane SEWelcome Home! Impeccably maintained 2-Story in The Orchards. Spacious great room concept floor plan, gourmet kitchen w/island that opens to the wonderful living area w/fireplace. 4 total bdrms + an office/den, 2.5 baths, lovely master suite w/5-pc bath & soaking tub, fantasti...

By Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
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¿Están las tasas de interés bajas aquí para quedarse? Las tasas de interés para una hipoteca con tasa fija a 30 años han disminuido desde noviembre, alcanzando ahora los mínimos vistos por última vez en enero 2018. Según la última encuesta‘Primary Mortgage Market Survey’ de Freddie Mac, las tasa...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Frank A Brodnicki Elementary School, Justice, IL - April 2019 About Frank A Brodnicki Elementary School Frank A Brodnicki Elementary School is a K,1-6 school in District 109, and is located at 8641 W 75th Street in Justice, IL. It services homes in Hickory Hills and Justice. Average taxes $4,944...

By Marco Amidei
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Scottsdale, Ashburn, Chicago, Illinois - April 2019Located in Chicago, Scottsdale is on 83rd east of Cicero. Average taxes in Scottsdale $2,193 Average association fees in Scottsdale $0 Average home size in Scottsdale 1,373 ft2 Average lot size in Scottsdale 0.35 acres Average year built in Scot...

By Marco Amidei
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Tartan Ridge, Burr Ridge, Illinois - April 2019Tartan Ridge is a townhome community built in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Tartan Ridge is located in Burr Ridge, Illinois south of 55th Street and east of County Line Road. Average taxes in Tartan Ridge $9,691 Average association fees in Tartan ...

By Marco Amidei
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Riverside Townes, Plainfield, Illinois - April 2019Riverside Townes is a single family and townhome community built in the 1990's by Woodhill. Riverside Townes features floor plans ranging from 1,000 to 1,500 square feet of living space. Riverside Townes is located in Plainfield, Illinois west o...

By Marco Amidei
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Homes for Sale in Barrington, Illinois - April 2019Barrington is a village in Cook and Lake counties, Illinois, 32 miles northwest of Chicago. According to the 2010 census Barrington had a population of 10,327. The Barrington area consists of six independent villages including North Barrington, S...

By Marco Amidei
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Homes for Sale in Des Plaines, Illinois - April 2019Des Plaines is a city in Cook County, Illinois, it is a suburb of Chicago and is next to O'Hare International Airport. The Des Plaines River runs through the city and it is home of the first franchised McDonald's. According to the 2010 census De...

By Marco Amidei
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Homes for Sale in Mount Prospect, Illinois - April 2019Mount Prospect is a village in Cook County, Illinois - approximately 22 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. According to the 2010 census, the population was 54,167.Mount Prospect currently has 253 single family homes with an average list pri...

By Marco Amidei
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Homes for Sale in Hoffman Estates, Illinois - April 2019Hoffman Estates is located in Cook County, Illinois with a small section in Kane County, Illinois. According to the 2010 census, the population was 51,895. The village is the headquarters of Sears Holdings Corporation, the Midwest headquarte...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Wilmette, Illinois - April 2019Wilmette is a village in Cook County, Illinois. Wilmette is located approximately 14 miles north of downtown Chicago. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Wilmette is considered one of the affluent North Shore cities. According to the 2010 censu...

By Marco Amidei
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Homes for Sale in South Elgin, Illinois - April 2019South Elgin currently has 107 single family homes with an average list price of $334,704, 30 condos/townhomes with an average list price of $182,157, and 1 multi-unit home with an average list price of $239,000. The average annual property tax f...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Wheeling, Illinois - April 2019Wheeling is a village in Cook and Lake counties of Illinois.Wheeling currently has 58 single family homes with an average list price of $307,464 and 146 condos/townhomes with an average list price of $209,332. The average annual property tax for Wh...