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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1610 Monroe, Evanston, Illinois - January 20191610 Monroe is a 10 unit vintage courtyard condo building built in 1920. 1610 Monroe is located in Evanston, Illinois. Average taxes in 1610 Monroe $1,802 Average association fees in 1610 Monroe $220 ($220 - $220) Average home size in 1610 Monroe 724...

By Marco Amidei
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Minooka Junior High School, Minooka, IL - January 2019 About Minooka Junior High School Minooka Junior High School is a 7-8 school in District 201, and is located at 333 W McEvilly Road in Minooka, IL. It services homes in Joliet, Minooka, Park Forest, Shorewood, University Park, and Yorkville. ...

By Marco Amidei
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Homes for sale in Hermosa, Chicago, Illinois - January 2019 About Hermosa Hermosa currently has 51 homes for sale with an average list price of $286,878. The average annual property tax for the Hermosa area is $3,723. Average taxes in Hermosa $3,723 Average association fees in Hermosa $0 Average...

By Marco Amidei
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Rolling Meadows, Lemont, Illinois - January 2019Rolling Meadows is a single family home neighborhood in Lemont, Illinois. Rolling Meadows is located on Harvest and Rolling Meadows South of 127th Street. Average taxes in Rolling Meadows $8,845 Average association fees in Rolling Meadows $0 Averag...

By Marco Amidei
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Homes for Sale in Matteson, Illinois - January 2019Matteson currently has 122 single family homes with an average list price of $191,348, 12 condos/townhomes with an average list price of $108,792, and 2 multi-unit homes with an average list price of $329,900. The average annual property tax for ...

By Marco Amidei
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Pleasant Hill Woods, Winfield, Illinois - January 2019Pleasant Hill Woods is a single family home neighborhood in Winfield, Illinois.Pleasant Hill Woods is located on Enders Lane and Pleasant Hill, North of Geneva Road. Average taxes in Pleasant Hill Woods $11,412 Average association fees in Ple...

By Marco Amidei
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Leman Middle School, West Chicago, IL - January 2019 About Leman Middle School Leman Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 33, and is located at 238 East Hazel Street in West Chicago, IL. It services homes in Warrenville, West Chicago, Wheaton, and Winfield. Average taxes $9,534 Average year...

By Marco Amidei
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Jones Elementary School, Joliet, IL - January 2019 About Jones Elementary School Jones Elementary School is a K-4 school in District 201, and is located at 800 Barberry Way in Joliet, IL. It services homes in Joliet and Minooka. Average taxes $4,832 Average year built 2011 Homes for sale that at...

By Marco Amidei
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Sable Ridge, Joliet, Illinois - January 2019Sable Ridge is a single family and town home community built in the mid 2010's by Centex, a newer section is being built by DR Horton starting in 2016. Sable Ridge features town houses with floor plans ranging from 1,505 to 1,619 square feet of living ...

By Marco Amidei
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Arbor Hills, Algonquin, Illinois - January 2019Arbor Hills is a single family home neighborhood built in the late 1990's by KGLP. Arbor Hills features homes with floor plans ranging from 2,310 to 3,360 square feet of living space. Arbor Hills is on Route 62 east of Randall Road in Algonquin, Ill...

By Marco Amidei
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Knottingwood Lakes, Hawthorn Woods, Illinois - January 2019Knottingwood Lakes is a single family neighborhood built in the 1980s. Knottingwood Lakes is located on Orchard off Lagoon and Old Mchenry in Hawthorn Woods, Illinois. Average taxes in Knottingwood Lakes $10,243 Average association fees ...

By Marco Amidei
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Sycamore Lane, Northbrook, Illinois - January 2019Sycamore Lane is a single family home neighborhood located in Northbrook. Sycamore Lane is on Walters west of Waukegan. Average taxes in Sycamore Lane $7,076 Average association fees in Sycamore Lane $0 Average home size in Sycamore Lane 1,599 ft...

By Marco Amidei
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Chesak Elementary School, Lake in the Hills, IL - January 2019 About Chesak Elementary School Chesak Elementary School is a K,1-2 school in District 158, and is located at 10910 Reed Road in Lake in the Hills, IL. It services homes in Algonquin, Hampshire, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, and Lakewoo...

By Marco Amidei
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Turner Elementary School, West Chicago, IL - January 2019 About Turner Elementary School Turner Elementary School is a K,1-6 school in District 33, and is located at 750 Ingalton Avenue in West Chicago, IL. It services homes in West Chicago. Average taxes $9,181 Average year built 1980 Homes for...

By Marco Amidei
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S E Gross Middle School, Brookfield, IL - January 2019 About S E Gross Middle School S E Gross Middle School is a P,6-8 school in District 95, and is located at 3524 Maple Avenue in Brookfield, IL. It services homes in Brookfield and La Grange Park. Average taxes $7,488 Average year built 1945 H...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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    When you work in real estate, lending, insurance...retail....really any business working directly with the public...you have to be prepared to work with ALLLL kinds of people. There are the first time buyers and first time sellers...OR the "have not bought or sold for a long aPeople who are t...

By Marco Amidei
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Homes for sale in Gage Park, Chicago, Illinois - January 2019 About Gage Park Gage Park currently has 50 homes for sale with an average list price of $200,699. The average annual property tax for the Gage Park area is $2,215. Average taxes in Gage Park $2,215 Average association fees in Gage Par...

By Marco Amidei
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Brook Park Elementary School, La Grange Park, IL - January 2019 About Brook Park Elementary School Brook Park Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 95, and is located at 1214 Raymond Avenue in La Grange Park, IL. It services homes in Brookfield and La Grange Park. Average taxes $7,488 Av...

By Marco Amidei
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Homes for sale in Garfield Ridge, Chicago, Illinois - January 2019 About Garfield Ridge Garfield Ridge currently has 105 homes for sale with an average list price of $261,495. The average annual property tax for the Garfield Ridge area is $3,182. Average taxes in Garfield Ridge $3,182 Average as...

By Marco Amidei
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White Birch Meadows, Hawthorn Woods, Illinois - January 2019White Birch Meadows is a single family home neighborhood. White Birch Meadows is located in Hawthorn Woods, Illinois just north of Old McHenry Road. Average taxes in White Birch Meadows $16,042 Average association fees in White Birch Me...