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 Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lake Eleanor Estates, Wayne, Illinois - December 2018Lake Eleanor Estates is a single family home subdivision. Lake Eleanor Estates is located in Wayne, Illinois south of Smith Road and west of Route 59. Average taxes in Lake Eleanor Estates $16,685 Average association fees in Lake Eleanor Estat...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Mckenzie, Wilmette, Illinois - December 2018McKenzie is a subdivision of single family homes located in Wilmette south of Lake Avenue and west of Green Bay Road. Average taxes in Mckenzie $12,263 Average association fees in Mckenzie $125 ($50 - $200) Average home size in Mckenzie 3,424 ft2 Avera...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Hillside Elementary School, Hillside, IL - December 2018 About Hillside Elementary School Hillside Elementary School is a K-8 school in District 93, and is located at 4804 Harrison Street in Hillside, IL. It services homes in Berkeley, Elmhurst, Hillside, and Westchester. Average taxes $5,079 Av...

By Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate
(Donahue Real Estate Co.)
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FRIDAY's ON THE MARKET DATA for WESTWOOD, MASS!Today, December 14, 2018, Westwood has 21 single family homes on the market ranging from $529,900 to $2,750,000...the average days on market of 99.A year ago...Westwood had 36 single family homes on the market ranging from $469,000 to $4,280,000...av...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Greywall Club, Joliet, Illinois - December 2018Greywall Club is a townhouse, duplex and single family home community built by Concord Homes between the mid and late 2010's. A newer section was built starting in 2015 by CalAtlantic/Ryland Homes. Greywall Club is located in Joliet, Illinois south ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Harper Place, Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois - December 2018Harper Place is a 54 unit vintage condo building built in the early 1900's. Harper Place is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in Harper Place $3,708 Average association fees in Harper Place $399 ($215 - $571)...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Agreements: Residential and Commercial (Ontario)Question:What are the differences between Form 100 (residential) and Form 500 (Commercial).Answer:Look at Clause 7 which deals with the HST.In Form 100, it’s included in the purchase price.In Form 500, it’s in addition to the purchase price.There ar...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Hartmann Woods, Naperville, Illinois - December 2018Hartmann Woods is a single family home subdivision built by Eastman Properties, Ltd starting in 2016. Hartmann Woods is located in Naperville, Illinois north of Boughton Road and west of Route 53. Average taxes in Hartmann Woods $0 Average asso...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Glen Oaks Elementary School, Hickory Hills, IL - December 2018 About Glen Oaks Elementary School Glen Oaks Elementary School is a 2-5 school in District 117, and is located at 9045 S 88th Avenue in Hickory Hills, IL. It services homes in Bridgeview, Hickory Hills, and Palos Hills. Average taxes ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Ontarioville Elementary School, Hanover Park, IL - December 2018 About Ontarioville Elementary School Ontarioville Elementary School is a K,1-6 school in District 46, and is located at 2100 Elm Avenue in Hanover Park, IL. It services homes in Hanover Park. Average taxes $6,778 Average year built...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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South Elementary School, Des Plaines, IL - December 2018 About South Elementary School South Elementary School is a P-5 school in District 62, and is located at 1535 Everett Avenue in Des Plaines, IL. It services homes in Des Plaines. Average taxes $8,338 Average year built 1954 Photos of South ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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6264 Formoor Ln., Gurnee, IL 60031List Price: $339,000 Beds Baths Built Sq.Ft. Garage Taxes On Market 4 3 1995 2,628 ft2 2 $7,554 0 days Custom bright & airy split level home that is waiting for you to move right on in! 2 story foyer greets you as you make your way to the living & dining area tha...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Mcintosh, Inverness, Illinois - December 2018Mcintosh is a single family home subdivision located in Inverness, Illinois west of Roselle, Illinois and south of Dundee Road. Average taxes in Mcintosh $17,010 Average association fees in Mcintosh $60 ($58 - $67) Average home size in Mcintosh 4,132 ...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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32514 Pensacola Florida News: Study: Homeownership delay hurts long-term financial health Want to retire comfortably? Millennials should buy a home now, finds a ULI study. Those who postpone a purchase now to save money end up losing out later, because buying young nets a "big bang for the housin...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Armitage Pointe, Addison, Illinois - December 2018Armitage Pointe is a 32 semi-custom single family community built starting in 2007 by Hartz Homes. Armitage Pointe is located in Addison, Illinois west of Rohlwing Road and south of Fullerton Avenue. Average taxes in Armitage Pointe $6,137 Averag...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Lot Falls Short of “more or less”: Deposit ReturnedThe Ontario Court of Appeal just released a decision about a deposit on 12 December 2018 in Hosseinzadeh v. Pringle.The case is rather straightforward. The parties were troubled over the description of the property. The Purchaser was a Builder an...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Planning Act Consent is a True Condition Precedent (Ontario)Question:My understanding is that Land Severance is a True Condition Precedent - and no agreement exists if severance is rejected. I found the below two options in the material- 1. - Agreement of Purchase and Sale will become Null and Vo...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Baker Hill, Glen Ellyn, Illinois - December 2018Baker Hill is a townhome community built in the late 1990's and early 2010's by Town & Country Homes. Baker Hill is located in Glen Ellyn, Illinois off of Fairview Avenue north of Roosevelt Road. Baker Hill is close to tollway, shopping, parks and ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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2704 W. Cortland , Bucktown, Chicago, Illinois - December 20182704 W. Cortland is a 20 unit condo building built in the 1920's. 2704 W. Cortland is located in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 2704 W. Cortland $2,022 Average association fees in 2704 W. Cortland $236 ($236 - ...

By Ellen Dittman, #1 Stop for NE FLA-JAX/OP 904.535.1199 (TEXT OK) r
(Watson Realty Corp.)
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  Overview Maps Photos $235,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 2,900 sqftYear Built: 2004MLS #: 970504 Location 5631 SHADY PINE ST NJACKSONVILLE, FL 32244USA Ellen Dittman-Watson Realty Corp. Watson Realty Corp(904) 535 1199reo.ellen@gmail.com...