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 Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Twilight in Whitewing, Gilbert, AZCall Brian For A Market Analysis for YOUR Gilbert Home!!!For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZWhitewing Homes Currently for SaleWhitewing Homes Recently SoldWhitewing is another name synonymous with luxury in ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Columbus Manor Elementary School, Oak Lawn, IL - March 2019 About Columbus Manor Elementary School Columbus Manor Elementary School is a P-5 school in District 122, and is located at 9700 Mayfield Avenue in Oak Lawn, IL. It services homes in Bridgeview, Chicago Ridge, and Oak Lawn. Average taxes...

By John Krol, Naples,Luxury Homes,International Buyers / Sellers
(Top Producers Realty, Inc. Krol Group International)
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1415 PELICAN AVE NAPLES, FL 34102 LUXURY NAPLES FLORIDA WATERFRONTJUST LISTED IN NAPLES FLORIDA SEE PROPERTY WEBSITE HERE:https://www.buyorsellnaplesproperties.com/property/280/219022355/1415-Pelican-AVE-NAPLES-FL-34102/ SEE VISUAL TOUR https://view.paradym.com/showvt.asp?t=43189851415 PELICAN AV...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Wood Oaks Junior High School, Northbrook, IL - March 2019 About Wood Oaks Junior High School Wood Oaks Junior High School is a 6-8 school in District 27, and is located at 1250 Sanders Road in Northbrook, IL. It services homes in Northbrook. Average taxes $11,379 Average year built 1983 Photos o...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Camberley Club, Lincolnshire, Illinois - March 2019Camberley Club is a townhouse community built by Pulte Homes starting in 2016. Camberley Club is located in Lincolnshire, Illinois west of Milwaukee Avenue off of Riverside Road. Average taxes in Camberley Club $10,170 Average association fees i...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Sandy Creek, Elgin, Illinois - March 2019Sandy Creek is a condominium and single family home community. The condominiums were built in the early 1980's. The single family homes were built by William Ryan Homes between 2007 and 2012. Sandy Creek features homes with floor plans ranging from 2,400 ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Savannah, Lake Barrington, Illinois - March 2019Savannah is a single family home subdivision built in the early 2000's. Savannah is located in Lake Barrington, Illinois on Savannah Trail south of Route 22 and east of Kelsey Road. Average taxes in Savannah $13,868 Average association fees in Sava...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Reserve At Century Trace, Plainfield, Illinois - March 2019Reserve At Century Trace is a single family home neighborhood built starting in the early 2000s. Reserve at Century Trace is located in Plainfield, Illinois eat of 248th Avenue and north of 119th Street. Average taxes in Reserve At Centu...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Emerald City, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois - March 2019Emerald City is a 20 unit condo building built in the late 1990s. Emerald City is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago on Lincoln just north of Webster at 2230 N. Lincoln. Average taxes in Emerald City $7,282 Average associ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Hanover Highlands Elementary School, Hanover Park, IL - March 2019 About Hanover Highlands Elementary School Hanover Highlands Elementary School is a P-6 school in District 54, and is located at 1451 Cypress Avenue in Hanover Park, IL. It services homes in Hanover Park and Schaumburg. Average ta...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lakes of Boulder Ridge, Lake in the Hills, Illinois - March 2019Lakes of Boulder Ridge is a subdivision of 242 luxury duplexes and single family homes built on 143 acres. The duplexes were built in the mid 2010s, the single family homes were built starting in 2013 by Plote Homes. Lakes of Boulde...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Marywood Meadows, Aurora, Illinois - March 2019Marywood Meadows is a subdivision of single family homes built starting in the mid 2010's by Hartz Construction. Marywood Meadows is located in Aurora, Illinois west of Mitchell Road and north of Indian Trail. Average taxes in Marywood Meadows $7,23...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for sale in Galewood, Chicago, Illinois - March 2019 About Galewood Galewood currently has 36 homes for sale with an average list price of $277,872. The average annual property tax for the Galewood area is $3,987. Average taxes in Galewood $3,987 Average association fees in Galewood $0 Ave...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Fairview, Skokie, Illinois - March 2019Fairview is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid 1950s. Fairview is located in Skokie, Illinois on Touhy and Niles Center North. Average taxes in Fairview $6,400 Average association fees in Fairview $0 Average home size in Fairview 1,664 ft2 A...

By Joseph Domino 480-390-6011, Real Estate Made Easy
(HomeSmart)
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Sometimes finding the right house for your buyer means doing something extra or out of the ordinary. Going the extra mile.I recently had one buyer that simply could not find a suitable property in the area he wanted to live. I showed him more than 35 houses over a period of about 6 weeks. We even...

By Julie Shefts, Your Lake Union Real Estate Resource
(Keller Williams North Seattle)
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 The Tuscany Condominium is another favorite in Eastlake! It's a smaller complex located on the west side of Eastlake Ave, just south of Boston Ave E.  It doesn't have a big presence on the street but maybe that's because Serafina, next door, tends to draw the eye! With just 12 units, each has a ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Carillon at Cambridge Lakes, Pingree Grove, Illinois - March 2019Carillon at Cambridge Lakes is a subdivision of single family and attached homes built between 2008 and 2012 by D R Horton. Carillon at Cambridge Lakes is an Active Adult Community for 55 and over. Carillon at Cambridge Lakes is lo...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lakeview Estates, Frankfort, Illinois - March 2019Lakeview Estates is a single family home subdivision built in the mid 2010's. Lakeview Estates is located in Frankfort, Illinois west of 80th Ave south of Laraway Road. Average taxes in Lakeview Estates $10,436 Average association fees in Lakevie...

By Elaine VonCannon
(Coldwell Banker Traditions)
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 JUST REDUCED!! What a great value ‼️🌲 This is a price you cannot pass up to be able to build on a 2 acre lot perfect for retirement, second or year round home! Located in Popular Waterfront Community of Heritage Point which features amenities such as a Marina, Boat Ramp, 17 acre fishing lake, Cl...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Woodlands, Darien, Illinois - March 2019Woodlands is a single family home and townhome community built in the mid to late 1980s. Woodlands is located in Darien, Illinois east of Cass Avenue and south of 67th Street. Average taxes in Woodlands $6,176 Average association fees in Woodlands $308 ($1...