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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Madison Square, Oak Park, Illinois - June 2019Madison Square is a townhome community built in the early 2000's. Madison Square is located in Oak Park, Illinois on Madison 2 Blocks East of Harlem. Average taxes in Madison Square $12,202 Average association fees in Madison Square $231 ($200 - $265...

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Huntleigh Woods, Palos Park, Illinois - June 2019Huntleigh Woods is a single family home subdivision. Huntleigh Woods is located in Palos Park, Illinois east of Wolf Road and south of 123rd Street. Average taxes in Huntleigh Woods $6,667 Average association fees in Huntleigh Woods $0 Average hom...

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Forest Ridge, Streamwood, Illinois - June 2019Forest Ridge is a luxury townhome community built on 2003 by Pulte Homes. Forest Ridge features 199 town homes with floor plans ranging from from 1,700 to 2,000 square feet of living space. Forest Ridge is located just west of Route 59 on Route 20/ L...

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Park Tower, Edgewater, Chicago, Illinois - June 2019Park Tower Condominium is a 55 story lakefront high-rise residential condo building built in 1973. Park Tower Condominium is located at 5415 North Sheridan Road, in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago. Park Tower offers flourishing gardens on...

By Kate Steven, Best Real Estate Blog
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Buying the first property is one of the real events in an individual's lifetime and keeping in mind that this can be an exceptionally energizing scene, it can likewise be an extremely unpleasant one. Some of the time pressure is brought about by suspicions and confused data so it helps to be set ...

By Marco Amidei
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20 N. Carpenter St., West Loop, Chicago, Illinois - June 201920 N. Carpenter Street is a 24 unit condominium building built in 2012. 20 N. Carpenter Street is located in the West Loop neighborhood in Chicago. Average taxes in 20 N. Carpenter St. $0 Average association fees in 20 N. Carpenter St....

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Homes for Sale in South Elgin, Illinois - June 2019South Elgin currently has 124 single family homes with an average list price of $359,073 and 34 condos/townhomes with an average list price of $177,742. The average annual property tax for South Elgin is $7,618. Single-Family Homes 124 for sale C...

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Homes for Sale in Oak Park, Illinois - June 2019Oak Park is a village on the west side of Chicago, in Cook County Illinois. According to the 2010 census, the population was 51,878 making it the 29th largest municipality in Illinois. Oak Park has easy access to Chicago via public transportation in...

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The Cloisters, Glenview, Illinois - June 2019The Cloisters is a condo community built in the early 2000s by Optima Inc. The Cloisters features 63 condominiums with floor plans ranging from 1,091 to 2,641 square feet of living space. The Cloisters is located in Glenview, Illinois on the corner of...

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Creekwood, Lemont, Illinois - June 2019Creekwood is a single family home neighborhood in Lemont, Illinois. Creekwood is located off of Hickory, south of Maple and 131st St. Average taxes in Creekwood $6,275 Average association fees in Creekwood $0 Average home size in Creekwood 2,584 ft2 Average...

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Bryn Mawr Place, O'Hare, Chicago, Illinois - June 2019Bryn Mawr is a 59 unit condo building Place built in 2003. Bryn Mawr Place is located in the O'Hare neighborhood of Chicago on Bryn Mawr west of Cumberland at 8711-8727 W. Bryn Mawr. Average taxes in Bryn Mawr Place $3,082 Average association...

By Marco Amidei
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Canterbury, Libertyville, Illinois - June 2019Canterbury is a neighborhood of luxury single-family homes in Libertyville, Illinois. Nestled among forest preserves and open space, Canterbury Circle's winding streets and beautifully landscaped common areas provide a tranquil setting. All homes are...

By Marco Amidei
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1211 Telegraph Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045List Price: $310,000 Beds Baths Built Sq.Ft. Garage Taxes On Market 2 1 1942 1,594 ft2 1 $3,713 74 days Lake Forest living tucked away in a charming ranch filled with history & character! The living room has a beautiful wood burning fireplace with an ornat...

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Homes for Sale in Mokena, Illinois - June 2019Mokena is a village in Will County, Illinois. According to the 2010 census, the population was 18,740.Mokena currently has 125 single family homes with an average list price of $461,849, 37 condos/townhomes with an average list price of $242,941, and ...

By Marco Amidei
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Lakeview Pointe, Rogers Park, Chicago, Illinois - June 2019Lakeview Pointe is a condominium community built starting in 2003. Lakeview Pointe is located in Chicago, Illinois on Sheridan Road just north of Howard Street. Average taxes in Lakeview Pointe $3,700 Average association fees in Lakeview...

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650 N. Wood, West Town, Chicago, Illinois - June 2019650 N. Wood Street is a 9 unit condo building. 650 N. Wood Street is located in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 650 N. Wood $4,382 Average association fees in 650 N. Wood $244 ($238 - $250) Average home size in 650 N. W...

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3024 W. Armitage, Logan Square, Chicago, Illinois - June 20193024 W. Armitage is a 9 unit condo development built in Spring of 2019. 3024 W. Armitage is located in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 3024 W. Armitage $0 Average association fees in 3024 W. Armitage $169 ($1...

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The Pearson, Streeterville, Chicago, Illinois - June 2019The Pearson is a 179 unit condo high-rise located in the Streeterville neighborhood of Chicago with 35 soaring residential floors built in 2003. The Pearson is located on Pearson west of Lake Shore Drive at 250 E Pearson. Residents can enj...

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Washington Square, Palatine, Illinois - June 2019Washington Square is a condo community built in the early 2000s, Washington Square is located in Palatine, Illinois on Palatine Road west of Plum Grove within walking distance to the Metra train station and downtown Palatine which offers local ent...

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70 E. Cedar, Gold Coast, Chicago, Illinois - June 201970 E. Cedar is a 28 unit co-op in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 70 E. Cedar $11,275 Average association fees in 70 E. Cedar $2,670 ($2,252 - $3,088) Average home size in 70 E. Cedar 2,525 ft2 Average lot size in 70 ...