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 Jeff Nelson, Realtor serving the Alabama Gulf Coast
(IXL Real Estate - Eastern Shore)
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 Crystal Tower Real Estate & Condos for SaleCrystal Tower is one of the most unique condo communities in Gulf Shores and it's a big hit with both condo buyers and tourists.  Of course our sugar white sands and the beautiful Gulf of Mexico attract visitors from all over the country (about 6.5 mill...

By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
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Freddie Mac recently released a report entitled, “Perceptions of Down Payment Consumer Research.” Their research revealed that, “For many prospective homebuyers, saving for a down payment is the largest barrier to achieving the goal of homeownership. Part of the challenge for those planning to pu...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Enders-Salk Elementary School, Schaumburg, IL - June 2019 About Enders-Salk Elementary School Enders-Salk Elementary School is a K,1-6 school in District 54, and is located at 345 N Salem Drive in Schaumburg, IL. It services homes in Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, and Schaumburg. Average ta...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Winston Grove, Elk Grove Village, Illinois - June 2019Winston Grove is a single family home neighborhood built in the 1970's. Winston Grove is located in Elk Grove Village north of the Elgin O'Hare Expressway and west of Route 53. Average taxes in Winston Grove $6,840 Average association fees in...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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2335 Meath Dr, Tallahassee, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Reviews View More Listings $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS | Peacefully situated in the front of Killearn Estates, this upgraded home is too good to pass up! Hardwood floors stun throughou...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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High Hill Farms, Algonquin, Illinois - June 2019High Hill Farms is a single family home neighborhood built starting in the mid-to-late 1970's. High Hill Farms is located in Algonquin, Illinois on Route 62 east of Randall. Average taxes in High Hill Farms $5,958 Average association fees in High H...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Buffalo Grove, Illinois - June 2019Buffalo Grove is a suburb in the northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois located in both Lake and Cook Counties. According to the 2010 census Buffalo Grove had a population of 41,496 people.Buffalo Grove currently has 247 single family homes with...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Hill Bottom, Bloomingdale, Illinois - June 2019Hill Bottom is a single family home subdivision built in the early 1990s. Hill Bottom is located in Bloomingdale, Illinois west of Bloomingdale Road and north of Army Trail Road. Average taxes in Hill Bottom $16,432 Average association fees in Hill ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Courtland Park, Niles, Illinois - June 2019Courtland Park is a townhouse and duplex community built in the early 1960s. Courtland Park is located in Niles, Illinois on Washington and Lyons south of Golf Road. Average taxes in Courtland Park $3,809 Average association fees in Courtland Park $0 Av...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Woodmere, Libertyville, Illinois - June 2019Woodmere is a single family neighborhood built in the 1970s. Woodmere is located in Libertyville, Illinois on Lake Street east of Butterfield. Average taxes in Woodmere $11,821 Average association fees in Woodmere $0 Average home size in Woodmere 2,683...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Mount Prospect, Illinois - June 2019Mount Prospect is a village in Cook County, Illinois - approximately 22 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. According to the 2010 census, the population was 54,167.Mount Prospect currently has 270 single family homes with an average list pric...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Batavia, Illinois - June 2019Batavia is a city in DuPage and Kane counties in Illinois. It is a suburb west of Chicago and is the oldest city in Kane County. According to the 2010 census Batavia had a population of 26,045 people. In the later part of the 19th century, Batavia wa...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Tall Trees, Glenview, Illinois - June 2019Tall Trees is a single family neighborhood built in the 1960s. Tall Trees is located in Glenview, Illinois north of Lake Avenue and west of Waukegan Road. Average taxes in Tall Trees $11,729 Average association fees in Tall Trees $6 ($6 - $6) Average hom...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Brookwood, Wood Dale, Illinois - June 2019Brookwood is a condo community in Wood Dale, Illinois. Brookwood is located on Dominion Drive and Addison Road north of Irving Park Road. Average taxes in Brookwood $5,988 Average association fees in Brookwood $0 Average home size in Brookwood 1,767 ft2 ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Pleasant Square, Schaumburg, Illinois - June 2019Pleasant Square is a townhouse and single family neighborhood built starting in 2013. The single family homes were designed by Village Square Development. The townhouses were built starting in 2013 by M/I Homes. Pleasant Square is located in Schau...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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41 E. 8th, Loop, Chicago, Illinois - June 201941 E 8th is a 35-story condominium high-rise building built in 2004. Located on the southwest corner of 8th and Wabash in the Loop neighborhood of Chicago, 41 E 8th is adjacent to Printers Row District to the west and Michigan Avenue and Grant Park t...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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TERM POSTED Preferred RATES* Open 1 Year 6.30% 6.30% Fixed 1 Year 3.59% 3.19% Fixed 2 Year 3.74% 3.14% Fixed 3 Year 3.89% 2.89% Fixed 4 Year 3.94% 3.07% Fixed 5 Year 5.34% 2.89% Fixed 7 Year 5.80% 3.14% Fixed 10 Year 6.10% 3.19% Variable Rate 2.90% Prime Rate 3.95% Benchmark Rate 5.34% Cost per ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for sale in Englewood, Chicago, Illinois - June 2019 About Englewood Englewood currently has 322 homes for sale with an average list price of $83,185. The average annual property tax for the Englewood area is $2,037. Average taxes in Englewood $2,037 Average association fees in Englewood $...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Simmons Middle School, Oak Lawn, IL - June 2019 About Simmons Middle School Simmons Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 122, and is located at 6450 W 95th Street in Oak Lawn, IL. It services homes in Bridgeview, Chicago Ridge, and Oak Lawn. Average taxes $4,624 Average year built 1972 Home...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Avon Center Elementary School, Round Lake Beach, IL - June 2019 About Avon Center Elementary School Avon Center Elementary School is a K-4 school in District 46, and is located at 1617 IL Route 83 in Round Lake Beach, IL. It services homes in Grayslake, Lake Villa, Round Lake, Round Lake Beach, ...