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 Susie Kay, North Dallas Specialist
(Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth)
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In Dallas currently, some homes are still getting multiple offers.  While this can be stressful for home buyers, there are ways to win the house.  Also, make sure that you hire an experienced agent who can guide you through the process. 1. Make your offer as “clean” as possible. You may opt-out i...

By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
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In June, the number of first-time homebuyers accounted for 35% of the existing homes sold, a trend that’s been building steadily throughout the year. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR): “The share of first-time buyers increased in March through June—right into the heart of t...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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About Rupley Elementary School Rupley Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 59, and is located at 305 Oakton Street in Elk Grove Village, IL. It services homes in Des Plaines and Elk Grove Village. Average taxes $4,802 Average year built 1970 Homes for sale that attend Rupley Elementary ...

By Jane & Jeff Daley, PhD, Scottsdale Real Estate Arizona
(Luxury Valley Homes Scottsdale)
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In June, the number of first-time homebuyers accounted for 35% of the existing homes sold, a trend that’s been building steadily throughout the year. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR): “The share of first-time buyers increased in March through June—right into the heart of t...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Cobbler's Lofts, Brewer's Hill, Milwaukee, Wisconsin - July 2020Cobbler's Lofts is a 56 unit condominium builing built in 1916. Cobbler's Lofts is loacted at 200- 234 E. Reservoir Avenue in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There are currently 3 homes in Cobbler's Lofts for sale ranging from $157,500 to $28...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Canterbury Hill, Brookfield, Wisconsin - July 2020Canterbury Hill is a single family home subdivision built in the early to mid 1980's. Canterbury Hill is located in Brookfield, Wisconsin north of North Avenue and west of Brker Road. There are currently 2 homes in Canterbury Hill for sale rangin...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Viroqua High School, Viroqua, Wisconsin - July 2020There are currently 5 homes that attend Viroqua High School for sale ranging from $136,000 to $349,900. AVERAGES Taxes Sq. Ft. Year Built $2,604 1,675 ft2 1969 HOMES FOR SALE Address Beds Baths Price S3543 Dudley Hill Rd. 4 1.5 $300,000 [Address...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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About Beebe Elementary School Beebe Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 203, and is located at 110 E 11th Avenue in Naperville, IL. It services homes in Lisle and Naperville. Average taxes $8,323 Average year built 1985 Photos of Beebe Elementary School Homes for sale that attend Beebe...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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About Romona Elementary School Romona Elementary School is a P-4 school in District 39, and is located at 600 Romona Road in Wilmette, IL. It services homes in Glenview and Wilmette. Average taxes $11,000 Average year built 1966 Photos of Romona Elementary School Homes for sale that attend Romon...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Spring Meadows, Kenosha, Wisconsin - July 2020Spring Meadows is a single family home subdivision built in the 1980's and 1990's. Spring Meadows is located in Kenosha, Wisconsin west of Wood Road and south of Somers Road. There are currently 3 homes in Spring Meadows for sale ranging from $234,90...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Chateau Royale, Brookfield, Wisconsin - July 2020Chateau Royale is a single family home subdivision built starting in the late 1980's. Chateau Royale is located in Brookfield, Wisconsin north of North Avenue off of Buckingham Place. There are currently 2 homes in Chateau Royale for sale ranging ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Deerwood Estates, Franklin, Wisconsin - July 2020Deerwood Estates is a ranch style condominium community built in the mid 2010's. Deerwood Estates is located in Franklin, Wisconsin on Deerwood Lane west of St. Martins Road. There is currently 1 home in Deerwood Estates for sale ranging from $417...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Northside Elementary School, La Crosse, Wisconsin - July 2020There are currently 2 homes that attend Northside Elementary School for sale ranging from $119,900 to $229,900. AVERAGES Taxes Sq. Ft. Year Built $2,726 1,417 ft2 1917 HOMES FOR SALE Address Beds Baths Price 1726 Wood St. 2 2.0 $119,90...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Viroqua Elementary School, Viroqua, Wisconsin - July 2020There are currently 4 homes that attend Viroqua Elementary School for sale ranging from $136,000 to $349,900. AVERAGES Taxes Sq. Ft. Year Built $2,312 1,651 ft2 1967 HOMES FOR SALE Address Beds Baths Price [Address Unavailable] 4 2.0 $249,...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Aspen Court, Oak Creek, Wisconsin - July 2020Aspen Court is a condominium complex built in the late 1990's. Aspen Court is located in Oak Creek, Wisconsin north of Ryan Road and west of Howell Avenue. There is currently 1 home in Aspen Court for sale ranging from $174,900 to $174,900. AVERAGES T...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Hunter Oaks, Watertown, Wisconsin - July 2020Hunter Oaks is a ranch style side by side condo community built starting in the early 2000's. Hunter oaks is located in Watertown, Wisconsin east of Watertown Bypass and south of West Street. There are currently 10 homes in Hunter Oaks for sale rangin...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Carillon is an active adult community for adults at least 55 years old. Cambridge at Carillon features a 32,000 square foot recreation center called Club Carillon. Activities and amenities include social clubs, hobby rooms, a theater, plus exercise facilities including tennis courts and two swimm...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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About Riverside Brookfield High School Riverside Brookfield High School is a 9-12 school in District 208, and is located at 160 Ridgewood Road in Riverside, IL. It services homes in Broadview, Brookfield, La Grange Park, North Riverside, and Riverside. Average taxes $10,002 Average year built 19...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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River Terrace Estates, Franklin, Wisconsin - July 2020River Terrace Estates is a single family home subdivision built in the late 1990's and early 2000's. River Terrace Estates is located in Franklin, Wisconsin north of Puetz Road and east of 68th Street. There are currently 2 homes in River Ter...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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River Bank Lofts is a loft style condo building located in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois at 550 N Kingsbury. River Bank Lofts is located close to public transportation, expressways, restaurants and more. Amenities include a 24 hour doorman, fitness center and dry cleaners on s...