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 Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate
(RE/MAX Executive Realty)
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What is Credit Karma?Have you seen the advertisements on television for Credit Karma? Maybe, you have heard one of their radio ads? Without a doubt, Credit Karma does a great job of advertising their services. But do you know what they are all about? Lots of people wonder what Credit Karma is and...

By Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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  More Condo Transactions Possible Courtesy of Recent HUD/FHA Changes Today's homebuyers are increasingly reflective of the reality of modern life and its challenges ...As shared in my recent post, "Mortgage Advice & Options for Un-Married Couples", non-traditional methods of home buying are beco...

By Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality
(Compass)
Comments 31
Welcome to 1561 Sacramento Street, San FranciscoTwilight Open: Thursday, 1/23/2020, 4:30PM-6:00PMOpen House:     Saturday, 1/25/2020, 10:00AM-NoonOpen House:     Sunday,    1/26/2020, 2:00PM-4:00PMClick on the link, 1561 Sacramento Street to see the web site.   Updated Edwardian home built in 191...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
Comments 18
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By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
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By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
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                                    Drone Filming                               Interactive Mapping         Lot 53 REYNOLDS PARKWAY, ORLANDO, FL 32833 Get Directions Click Here Property Video Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print $ Click for current price Amazing corner lot of just over ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Venice Park is a subdivision of waterfront single family homes. Venice Park is located in McHenry, Illinois south of Route 120 along the west side of the Fox River. Average taxes in Venice Park $0 Average association fees in Venice Park $0 Average home size in Venice Park 0 ft2 Average lot size i...

By Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Division Specialist
(Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona)
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                                 Drone Filming                                                     MapRight Interactive Mapping              20825 OBERLY PARKWAY, ORLANDO, FL 32833 Get Directions Click Here Property Video Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print $ Click for current price L@...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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About Palos South Middle School Palos South Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 118, and is located at 13100 S 82nd Avenue in Palos Park, IL. It services homes in Orland Park, Palos Heights, Palos Hills, and Palos Park. Average taxes $7,977 Average year built 1981 Homes for sale that atten...

By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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Live on the Water in Scottsdale? Well believe it not, there are waterfront homes for sale in the great desert southwest and here is the latest and always up to date Scottsdale AZ waterfront or lakefront homes for sale list from the MLS. Dreaming of living in one of the best cities to live in the...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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The Fields is a single family home and townhouse community built in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The Fields is located in Naperville, Illinois on Plainfield Road north of 75th. Average taxes in The Fields $5,123 Average association fees in The Fields $261 ($2 - $325) Average home size in The F...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Ishnala is a single family home subdivision built in the 1990s. Ishnala is located in Orland Park, Illinois north of 143rd Street and east of 82nd Avenue. Average taxes in Ishnala $8,164 Average association fees in Ishnala $0 Average home size in Ishnala 2,747 ft2 Average lot size in Ishnala 0.29...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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About Northeast Elementary School Northeast Elementary School is a P-6 school in District 124, and is located at 9058 S California Avenue in Evergreen Park, IL. It services homes in Evergreen Park. Average taxes $6,594 Average year built 1964 Homes for sale that attend Northeast Elementary Schoo...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Westchester Place is a townhome community built in the mid 1980s. Westchester Place is located in Westchester, Illinois on Brighton Court north of 31st Street and East of Wolf Road. Average taxes in Westchester Place $4,527 Average association fees in Westchester Place $175 ($150 - $350) Average ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Blackberry Knoll is a subdivision of townhomes and single family homes built in the mid 2010's. Blackberry Knoll is located in Oswego, Illinois west of Orchard Road and south of Galena Road. Average taxes in Blackberry Knoll $5,254 Average association fees in Blackberry Knoll $91 ($13 - $191) Ave...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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One Evanston is a high-rise condominium complex built in 2009. One Evanston is located in Evanston, Illinois at 1570 Elmwood which is east of Ridge Avenue and south of Church Street. Average taxes in One Evanston $10,862 Average association fees in One Evanston $624 ($311 - $1,250) Average home s...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Colony Country is a condo community built in the late 1970s. Colony Country is located in Mount Prospect, Illinois north of Euclid Avenue east of Rand Road. Average taxes in Colony Country $3,457 Average association fees in Colony Country $330 ($226 - $476) Average home size in Colony Country 1,5...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Meadow Creek is a single family home community built from the early to mid 2010s. Meadow Creek is located in Monee, Illinois west of Harlem Avenue and north of Monee Manhattan Road. Meadow Creek is a residential airpark community with access to a landing strip and hangar. Average taxes in Meadow ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lakewood Commons is a townhouse community built in the 1980's. Lakewood Commons is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in Lakewood Commons $9,023 Average association fees in Lakewood Commons $369 ($295 - $497) Average home size in Lakewood Commons 2,384 ft2 Average ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
About Westchester Intermediate School Westchester Intermediate School is a 3-5 school in District 92.5, and is located at 10900 Canterbury Street in Westchester, IL. It services homes in Hillside and Westchester. Average taxes $6,529 Average year built 1972 Homes for sale that attend Westchester...