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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Woodmere, Libertyville, Illinois - January 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,...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Fairway View Estates, Algonquin, Illinois - January 2019Fairway View Estates is a subdivision of single family homes built in the mid 2000's by Par Development. A new section built by DR Horton started in 2017. Fairway View Estates is located in Algonquin, Illinois south of Algonquin Road and ea...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Cedar Crest, Lake Villa, Illinois - January 2019Cedar Crest is a single family home neighborhood in Lake Villa, Illinois. Cedar Crest is located at Dering Road and Route 59 north of Route 132. Average taxes in Cedar Crest $8,403 Average association fees in Cedar Crest $13 ($3 - $100) Average hom...

By Tommy Wyher, I am an freelance writer and professional marketer
(Husky Marketing)
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The housing situation today is quite different from what it was a couple of decades ago – or even more recently, in many cases. It’s important to be aware of the current trends in your area and have a solid working plan for the future, because if you don’t take the appropriate measures, you might...

By Shawn Polston, Tucson Short Sale Specialist
(Keller Williams Southern AZ)
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Buying  A Home! OMG!!!!   You finally did it!  You are ready to buy a home!  Breathe, breathe, big breath ... There are a few more steps to take before you get to move in to your dream home. There is the obvious step of actually finding the home, but how do you plan to pay for it, how do you best...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Meadow Knolls, Schaumburg, Illinois - January 2019Meadow Knolls is a single family located in Schaumburg, Illinois. Meadow Knolls is on Roselle Road one block south of Wise Road. Average taxes in Meadow Knolls $7,633 Average association fees in Meadow Knolls $0 Average home size in Meadow Knolls...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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628 Scott Ct., Fox Lake, IL 60020List Price: $180,000 Beds Baths Built Sq.Ft. Garage Taxes On Market 3 2.1 2002 1,798 ft2 2.5 $3,748 0 days Beautifully maintained townhome nestled in Holiday Park waiting for you to call it your own! Plenty of customization & updates have been completed over the l...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Majestic Pines, Frankfort, Illinois - January 2019Majestic Pines is a single family home subdivision built in the mid 2010s. Majestic Pines is located in Frankfort, Illinois east of 88th Avenue and south of Laraway Road. Average taxes in Majestic Pines $16,328 Average association fees in Majesti...

By Joe Boylan
(SpringsHomes)
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The downpayment has been an obstacle to homeownership for a long time. This is why zero % down programs like VA Loans are so popular, for those that qualify.FHA loans do a great job of lowering the cost of entry but even at 3 to 5% for a downpayment, this is still difficult for many young people....

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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  I was helping a potential buyer trying to decide what community they wanted to live and the question was posed - "If a community has an HOA, does it stop in 20 years, or when does the HOA stop making rules for those homeowners?"      GOOD QUESTION, and one I did not have an immediate answer for...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Marion Jordan Elementary School, Palatine, IL - January 2019 About Marion Jordan Elementary School Marion Jordan Elementary School is a K,1-6 school in District 15, and is located at 100 N Harrison Avenue in Palatine, IL. It services homes in Barrington, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, and Palatine....

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Riverside Brookfield High School, Riverside, IL - January 2019 About Riverside Brookfield High School Riverside Brookfield High School is a 9-12 school in District 208, and is located at 160 Ridgewood Road in Riverside, IL. It services homes in Broadview, Brookfield, La Grange Park, North Rivers...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Oakcrest Estates, Huntley, Illinois - January 2019Oakcrest Estates is a single family home neighborhood built in the 1990s. Oakcrest Estates is located in Huntley, Illinois on Oakcrest Drive west of Route 47. Average taxes in Oakcrest Estates $7,502 Average association fees in Oakcrest Estates $...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Prairie Hill School, Cary, IL - January 2019 About Prairie Hill School Prairie Hill School is a 5-6 school in District 26, and is located at 233 E Oriole Trail in Cary, IL. It services homes in Cary. Average taxes $6,551 Average year built 1960 Photos of Prairie Hill School Homes for sale that a...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Marlowe Middle School, Lake in the Hills, IL - January 2019 About Marlowe Middle School Marlowe Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 158, and is located at 9625 Haligus Road in Lake in the Hills, IL. It services homes in Hampshire, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, and Lakewood. Average taxes $6,...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Washington Woods, Naperville, Illinois - January 2019Washington Woods is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid 2010's. Washington Woods is located in Naperville, Illinois west of Naperville Road and south of Washington Street. Average taxes in Washington Woods $23,554 Average associ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Heartland Elementary School, Geneva, IL - January 2019 About Heartland Elementary School Heartland Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 304, and is located at 3300 Heartland Drive in Geneva, IL. It services homes in Batavia and Geneva. Average taxes $8,789 Average year built 2005 Photos...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Skybridge, West Loop, Chicago, Illinois - January 2019Skybridge is a condo high-rise located in the west loop of Chicago, Illinois at 737 Washington Boulevard. Amenities include door staff, rooftop deck, fitness center and a Dominicks store on the first floor. It is located close to public trans...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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814 Leisure World Under Contract Click Here to Request Your FREE Relocation Guide!!! For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZ Lowest HOA fee in Leisure World, this Fully Updated home is Move in Ready! You will appreciate the NEW Flooring, Fixture...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (610) 739-6563
(GMH Mortgage Services LLC)
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After two months of declining builder confidence, the National Association of Home Builders Housing Market Index gained two points in January with a reading of 58. Component readings of the HMI were also higher with builder confidence in current market conditions rose two points to an index readi...