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 Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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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...

By Marco Amidei
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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...

By Marco Amidei
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400 S. Northwest Hwy. #404B, Park Ridge, IL 60068List Price: $289,900 Beds Baths Built Sq.Ft. Garage Taxes On Market 2 1 1997 — 1 $4,425 1 day Location, Location, Location!! Uptown living in a beautifully maintained condo situated within walking distance to everything such as TWO Metra train stat...

By Marco Amidei
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Acacia Acres, La Grange Highlands, Illinois - June 2019Acacia Acres is a single family home subdivision built in the late 1950s. Acacia Acres is located in La Grange Highlands, Illinois south of Plainfield Road and west of Willow Springs Road. Average taxes in Acacia Acres $6,699 Average associa...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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Educational Post for 6/17/19by Patricia Feager When purchasing a residential property in TX, Buyers want to know what is included in the Sales Price. As written in the One-to-Four Family Residential Contract (Resale) everything attached including improvements and accessories are part of the purch...

By Marco Amidei
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Lawn Meadow, Naperville, Illinois - June 2019Lawn Meadow is a subdivision of single family homes built in the 1950s and 1960s. Lawn Meadow is located in Naperville, Illinois north of Oswego Road just east of River Road. Average taxes in Lawn Meadow $7,724 Average association fees in Lawn Meadow ...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 126036 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC NMLS #3029)
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One renovation that may add value to a home is an in-law apartment. Even if a homeowner does not have any relatives, an in-law apartment makes wonderful guest accommodations. It is possible to rent it when unoccupied to earn some money.Homeowners who rent out part of a home need to check with the...

By Marco Amidei
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Breton Lakes, Willowbrook, Illinois - June 2019Breton Lakes is a single family home neighborhood built in the late 1990's and early 2000's. Breton Lakes is located in Willowbrook, Illinois east of Route 83 and south of 63rd Street. Average taxes in Breton Lakes $7,449 Average association fees in...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Tenerife, Buffalo Grove, Illinois - June 2019Tenerife is a townhouse community built in the mid 1990's by Town and Country Homes. Tenerife features 148 town homes with six floor plans ranging from 1,540 to 1,962 square feet of living space. Tenerife is located in Buffalo Grove, Illinois on Route...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Glenridge Meadows, Glenview, Illinois - June 2019Glenridge Meadows is a single family home neighborhood built in the late 1990s by The James Companies. Glenridge Meadows features homes with floor plans ranging from 2,150 to 2,800 square feet of living space. Glenridge Meadows is located in Glenv...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Winnetka, Illinois - June 2019Winnetka is a village in Cook County, Illinois, located approximately 16 miles north of downtown Chicago. According to the 2010 census, the population was 12,187. Winnetka is one of the wealthiest villages in the nation in terms of household income ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in St. Charles, Illinois - June 2019St. Charles is a city in DuPage and Kane counties in Illinois. It is approximately 40 miles west of Chicago. According to the 2012 census, the population was estimated to be 33,327. St. Charles is part of the tri-city area along with Geneva and B...

By Marco Amidei
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York Center Elementary School, Lombard, IL - June 2019 About York Center Elementary School York Center Elementary School is a 3-5 school in District 45, and is located at 18W701 14th Street in Lombard, IL. It services homes in Lombard, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace, and Villa Park. Average taxes $...

By Marco Amidei
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Acorn Lofts, West Loop, Chicago, Illinois - June 2019Acorn Lofts is a loft building built in 1902 in the West Loop neighborhood. Acorn Lofts is located on Washington east of Racine at 1017 W. Washington Avenue in Chicago. Average taxes in Acorn Lofts $8,704 Average association fees in Acorn Loft...

By Marco Amidei
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Homes for Sale in Wilmette, Illinois - June 2019Wilmette is a village in Cook County, Illinois. Wilmette is located approximately 14 miles north of downtown Chicago. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Wilmette is considered one of the affluent North Shore cities. According to the 2010 census...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
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Winston Towers 600 Sunny Isles Beach Market Update June 15, 2019.  Buy, Sell, Rent Condo Winston Towers 600 Sunny Isles Beach with SIB RealtyThe Winston Towers 600 Sunny Isles Beach is located just at the corner of Collins Avenue and 174 Street, and residents have the opportunity to enjoy the sig...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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1301 W. Madison, West Loop, Chicago, Illinois - June 20191301 W. Madison is a 111 unit condo loft building built in 2000 in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 1301 W. Madison $4,270 Average association fees in 1301 W. Madison $331 ($260 - $664) Average home size in 1301 W. M...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Algonquin Lakes, Algonquin, Illinois - June 2019Algonquin Lakes is a townhome and single family neighborhood built in the early 2000's by Realen Homes. Algonquin Lakes features 285 single family homes and 104 town houses. The floor plans range from 1,467 to 3,068 square feet of living space for ...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
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Winston Towers 700 Sunny Isles Beach Market Update June 15, 2019 Buy, Sell, Rent Condo Winston Towers 700 Sunny Isles Beach with SIB Realty Winston Towers 700 290 174 Street, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160The Winston Towers 700 Sunny Isles Beach faces the Intercoastal Waterway, and residents have th...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Village Green, Arlington Heights, Illinois - June 2019Village Green is a condo community in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Village Green is located on Vail Avenue between Campbell and Wing. Village Green was built in 2000 with 78 units. Units consists of 1 to 3 Bedrooms with 1 to 3 Baths. Average ...