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 Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"
(Hamm Homes)
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This is what is available in the Aurora area in the Aurora Colorado area.                  Style                  Number    Price                                     Ranch style homes     134        $3,520,000 to 230,000                                    2 Story homes                295     $1,2...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 20
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By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 1
The last few weeks and months have caused a major health crisis throughout the world, leading to a pause in the U.S. economy as businesses and consumers work to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The rapid spread of the virus has been compared to prior pandemics and outbreaks not seen in many y...

By Dora Griffin, NMLS 6380
(D A Griffin Financial.LLC)
Comments 2
Mortgage Lending Guidelines & Corona Virus The arrival of the Corona virus has changed our lives significantly and it should come as no surprise that it has changed the mortgage lending world. Not only has it changed the interest rate market for refinance and purchase loans but it has changed at ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Lexington Heritage is a townhouse community built by Lexington Homes starting in 2018. Lexington Heritage is located in Arlington Heights, Illinois south of Country Lane and west of Old Arlington Heights Road. Average taxes in Lexington Heritage $0 Average association fees in Lexington Heritage $...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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About Dundee Middle School Dundee Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 300, and is located at 4200 W Main Street in West Dundee, IL. It services homes in Algonquin, Carpentersville, Cary, Dundee, East Dundee, Gilberts, Pingree Grove, Sleepy Hollow, and West Dundee. Average taxes $7,446 Aver...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lindenhurst is a village in Lake County, Illinois, a village in the far northwest suburbs of Chicago. According to the 2010 census, the population was 14,462.Lindenhurst currently has 69 single family homes with an average list price of $265,437 and 13 condos/townhomes with an average list price ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Hanover Estates is a single family home subdivision built starting in 2016 by K. Hovnanian Homes. Hanover Estates is located in Manhattan, Illinois east of Cedar Road and north of Smith Road. Average taxes in Hanover Estates $3,995 Average association fees in Hanover Estates $20 ($17 - $23) Avera...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Oak Meadows is a single family home subdivision. Oak Meadows is located in West Chicago, Illinois north of North Avenue and west of Route 59. Average taxes in Oak Meadows $5,664 Average association fees in Oak Meadows $0 Average home size in Oak Meadows 1,986 ft2 Average lot size in Oak Meadows 0...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Country Place is a single family and townhome neighborhood built in the mid-to-late 1990's by Westfield Homes. Country Place features 525 homes. Country Place is located in Lindenhurst, Illinois off of Sand Lake Road, just north on Route 45 of Grand Avenue. Average taxes in Country Place $8,793 A...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Kendall Marketplace is a single family home subdivision built by McCue Builders starting in 2019. Kendall Marketplace is located in Yorkville, Illinois on Blackberry Shore Lane north of Veterans Parkway/Route 34 and west of Route 47. Average taxes in Kendall Marketplace $1 Average association fee...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Remington Landing is a subdivision of single family homes built by Remington Homes in the mid to late 2010's. Remington Landing is located in North Aurora, Illinois north of Tanner Road and west of Deerpath Road. Average taxes in Remington Landing $10,593 Average association fees in Remington Lan...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
About Westfield Middle School Westfield Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 13, and is located at 149 Fairfield Way in Bloomingdale, IL. It services homes in Addison, Bloomingdale, Medinah, and Roselle. Average taxes $7,820 Average year built 1986 Homes for sale that attend Westfield Middl...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Wheatland View is a single family home built in the early-to-mid 1970s. Wheatland View is located in Naperville, Illinois on 87th west of Naperville Blvd. Average taxes in Wheatland View $6,885 Average association fees in Wheatland View $0 Average home size in Wheatland View 2,383 ft2 Average lot...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Harris Park Vista is a subdivision of single family homes built in the 1950s. Harris Park Vista is located in Morton Grove, Illinois south of Golf Road and west of Shermer Road. Average taxes in Harris Park Vista $6,956 Average association fees in Harris Park Vista $0 Average home size in Harris ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Algonquin Lakes is a townhome and single family neighborhood built in the early 2000's by Realen Homes. Algonquin Lakes features 285 single family homes and 104 town houses. The floor plans range from 1,467 to 3,068 square feet of living space for the single family homes. Algonquin Lakes has five...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Lakewoods is a single family home subdivision located in Bloomingdale, Illinois north of Schick Road and west of Bloomingdale Road. Average taxes in Lakewoods $7,605 Average association fees in Lakewoods $0 Average home size in Lakewoods 2,284 ft2 Average lot size in Lakewoods 0.28 acres Average ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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About North Elementary School North Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 47, and is located at 500 W Woodstock Street in Crystal Lake, IL. It services homes in Bull Valley, Crystal Lake, Lake in the Hills, Lakewood, Prairie Grove, and Woodstock. Average taxes $10,263 Average year built ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
About Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Abraham Lincoln Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 97, and is located at 1111 S Grove Avenue in Oak Park, IL. It services homes in Oak Park and River Forest. Average taxes $11,721 Average year built 1945 Photos of Abraham Lincoln Elementary Scho...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Midwest Club is a gated community of custom built homes which were built in the 1980's and 1990's. Midwest Club is located in Oak Brook, Illinois west of Midwest Road and north of 35th Street. Average taxes in Midwest Club $16,240 Average association fees in Midwest Club $437 ($365 - $483) Averag...