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
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Spring Hills Elementary School, Roselle, IL - January 2019 About Spring Hills Elementary School Spring Hills Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 12, and is located at 560 Pinecroft Drive in Roselle, IL. It services homes in Roselle. Average taxes $6,936 Average year built 1972 Homes fo...

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Isaac Fox Elementary School, Lake Zurich, IL - January 2019 About Isaac Fox Elementary School Isaac Fox Elementary School is a P-5 school in District 95, and is located at 395 W Cuba Road in Lake Zurich, IL. It services homes in Barrington, Deer Park, Kildeer, Lake Zurich, North Barrington, and ...

By Marco Amidei
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Heritage Oaks, Barrington, Illinois - January 2019Heritage Oaks is a single family home subdivision built in the early 1990s. Heritage Oaks is located in Barrington, Illinois on Heritage Oaks Road which is west of Kelsey Road and south of Main Street. Average taxes in Heritage Oaks $14,149 Avera...

By Marco Amidei
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Highland Woods, Highland Park, Illinois - January 2019Highland Woods is a single family home subdivision built in the mid 1980s. Highland Woods is located in Highland Park, Illinois east of Route 41 (Skokie Valley Road) and north of Half Day Road. Average taxes in Highland Woods $7,692 Average a...
Michigan Avenue Gardens, Near South Side, Chicago, Illinois - January 2019Michigan Avenue Gardens is a condo building located 1808 S. Michigan Avenue. Average taxes in Michigan Avenue Gardens $3,337 Average association fees in Michigan Avenue Gardens $347 ($270 - $385) Average home size in Michi...

By Marco Amidei
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2443 N. Kedzie, Logan Square, Chicago, Illinois - January 20192443 N. Kedzie is a 19 unit vintage condo building built in 1909. 2443 N. Kedzie is located in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 2443 N. Kedzie $4,454 Average association fees in 2443 N. Kedzie $258 ($258 - $2...

By Marco Amidei
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Crabtree Trails, South Barrington, Illinois - January 2019Crabtree Trails is a single family home neighborhood in South Barrington. Crabtree Trails is located on Algonquin Road west of Barrington Road. Average taxes in Crabtree Trails $17,233 Average association fees in Crabtree Trails $73 ($70 ...

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Sterling Manor, Geneva, Illinois - January 2019Sterling Manor is a single family home and townhome neighborhood built in the late 1990s. Sterling Manor features town homes with floor plans ranging from 1,291 to 1,801 square feet of living space. Sterling Manor is located in Geneva, Illinois on F...
Buying a home is the most rewarding investment that you can have. Although it's a tedious process, owning a house is far better and a lot cheaper than renting one.In St. Louis, real properties are more affordable as compared to other counties. However, no matter how cheap it is, you still need to...

By Eva Hoopes, Realtor Boise Real Estate
(Group One Sotheby’s International Realty)
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Traditional Elegance in Bristol Heights! Overview Maps Photos Features $412,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 3,193 sqftLot: 0.19 acre(s)Year Built: 2000MLS #: 98715342 Location 6014 N Heathrow WayBoise, ID 83713USA Eva Hoopes Group One...

By Marco Amidei
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Brookside Ridge East, Lake Barrington, Illinois - January 2019Brookside Ridge East is a single family custom Neighborhood.Brookside Ridge East is located in Lake Barrington, Illinois south of Route 22 and west of Old Barrington Road. Average taxes in Brookside Ridge East $15,105 Average associat...

By Marco Amidei
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Plank Junior High School, Oswego, IL - January 2019 About Plank Junior High School Plank Junior High School is a 6-8 school in District 308, and is located at 510 Secretariat Lane in Oswego, IL. It services homes in Aurora, Montgomery, Oswego, and Plainfield. Average taxes $6,593 Average year bu...

By Marco Amidei
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Legend Knolls, Hawthorn Woods, Illinois - January 2019Legend Knolls is a single family neighborhood built in early 1990s. Legend Knolls is located on Holmes off of Fairfield and Old Mchenry in Hawthorn Woods, Illinois. Average taxes in Legend Knolls $12,394 Average association fees in Legend Kno...

By Marco Amidei
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Bridgewater Farms, Long Grove, Illinois - January 2019Bridgewater Farms is a single family home neighborhood built in the early-to-mid 1990s. Bridgewater Farms is located in Long Grove on Schaeffer south of Old 53. Average taxes in Bridgewater Farms $19,397 Average association fees in Bridgewate...

By Marco Amidei
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The Hinman, Evanston, Illinois - January 2019The Hinman is a condominium complex built in 1901. The Hinman is located in Evanston, Illinois on the southwest corner of Lee Street and Hinman Avenue. Average taxes in The Hinman $4,878 Average association fees in The Hinman $426 ($413 - $445) Averag...

By Michelle Musick Jones, The Michelle Musick Jones Team - Texas Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors)
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Former Model Home with Backyard Paradise in Allen's Twin Creeks Overview Maps Photos Neighborhood Open House Market Stats $549,900 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Full Bathrooms1 Half Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 3,723 sqftLot: 0.24 acre(s)Year Built: 2004MLS #: 14000287 Location 1801 Ma...

By Marco Amidei
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Misty Ridge, Romeoville, Illinois - January 2019Misty Ridge is a single family home subdivision built by Beechen & Dill Homes built starting in 2009. Misty Ridge is located in Romeoville, Illinois south of Veterans Parkway and west of Dalhart Avenue. Average taxes in Misty Ridge $7,600 Average a...

By Marco Amidei
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Cinnamon Creek, Algonquin, Illinois - January 2019Cinnamon Creek is a townhouse and single family home neighborhood built in the early 1980's by United Development. Cinnamon Creek features home with floor plans ranging from 1,338 to 2,078 square feet of living space. Cinnamon Creek is located on...

By Joyce Giard, C3 Real Estate Fort Collins Realtor
(C3 Real Estate Solutions, LLC)
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Hard to Find Home with ADA Handicap Features!2Br 2Ba 2 Car Garage 1318 SqFt $330,000Affordable, south-facing home with ADA features and a great location!  This 2bed/2bath ranch-style home has flex space with a separate entrance that could be used as an office, 3rd bedroom, yoga room, playroom, or...

By Marco Amidei
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Jonquil Estates, Lake Zurich, Illinois - January 2019Jonquil Estates is a single family home subdivision built starting in the mid 1990's. Jonquil Estates is located in Lake Zurich south of Route 22 east of Buesching Road. Average taxes in Jonquil Estates $10,840 Average association fees in Jonq...