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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Pheasant Chase, Bolingbrook, Illinois - March 2019Pheasant Chase is a single family home neighborhood built in the late 1990s by D. R. Horton. Pheasant Chase features homes with floor plans ranging from 1,623 to 2,419 square feet of living space. Pheasant Chase is located in Bolingbrook, Illinoi...

By Marco Amidei
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Winston Knolls, Hoffman Estates, Illinois - March 2019Winston Knolls is a single family home neighborhood built in the late 1960s. Winston Knolls is located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois on Winston Road north of Route 62. Average taxes in Winston Knolls $7,294 Average association fees in Winston ...

By Michelle Musick Jones, The Michelle Musick Jones Team - Texas Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors)
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Open House Sun. 3/24 at 1152 Amy in Allen's Montgomery Farm from 2pm-4pm   Absolutely gorgeous Highland home on oversized corner lot Overview Maps Photos Open House Market Stats $499,900 Single Family Home Main Features 5 Bedrooms4 Full Bathrooms1 UnitInterior: 3,714 sqftLot: 0.15 acre(s)Year Bu...

By Marco Amidei
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Highlands, La Grange Highlands, Illinois - March 2019Highlands is a single family home subdivision located in La Grange Highlands, Illinois west of Willow Springs Road and south of Plainfield Road. Average taxes in Highlands $6,663 Average association fees in Highlands $0 Average home size in Hi...

By Marco Amidei
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Wedgewood, Crystal Lake, Illinois - March 2019Wedgewood is a townhouse, duplex and single family home neighborhood built starting in the early 1990s by Calaco Development. Wedgewood is located in Crystal Lake, Illinois east of Huntley Road and north of Barlina Road. Average taxes in Wedgewood $1...

By Marco Amidei
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Braeburn, Batavia, Illinois - March 2019Braeburn is a single family community built in the early 1990's by Town & Country Homes. Braeburn features 210 homes with floor plans ranging from 1,835 to 2,288 square feet of living space. Braeburn is located in Batavia, Illinois on Western south of Faby...

By Marco Amidei
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Optima Views, Evanston, Illinois - March 2019Optima Views is a 28 story condominium building built in 2003. Optima Views is located in Evanston, Illinois at 1720 Maple Avenue . Average taxes in Optima Views $8,696 Average association fees in Optima Views $624 ($265 - $1,608) Average home size in...

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CA23, West Loop, Chicago, Illinois - March 2019CA23 is a 24 unit condo building in the West Loop. CA23 features 3 bedroom condos with 1900 square feet. CA23 is located at 18 N. Carpenter in Chicago, Illinois. Average taxes in CA23 $11,081 Average association fees in CA23 $434 ($363 - $523) Avera...

By Marco Amidei
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Golfview, Orland Park, Illinois - March 2019Golfview is a condo and single family home subdivision. Golfview is located in Orland Park, Illinois west of 80th Avenue and north of 159th Street. Average taxes in Golfview $4,324 Average association fees in Golfview $163 ($100 - $250) Average home si...

By Marco Amidei
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Cedar Valley Estates, Lake Villa, Illinois - March 2019Cedar Valley Estates is a single family home subdivision built in the 1990's. Cedar Valley Estates is located in Lake Villa, Illinois south of Petite Lake Road and east of Route 59. Average taxes in Cedar Valley Estates $8,921 Average associ...

By Marco Amidei
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Anne M Jeans Elementary School, Willowbrook, IL - March 2019 About Anne M Jeans Elementary School Anne M Jeans Elementary School is a P-4 school in District 180, and is located at 16W631 91st Street in Willowbrook, IL. It services homes in Burr Ridge, Hinsdale, and Willowbrook. Average taxes $11...

By Marco Amidei
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Oakwood Knolls, Antioch, Illinois - March 2019Oakwood Knolls is a single family neighborhood in Antioch, Illinois. Oakwood Knolls is located on North Avenue and Oakwood Street. Average taxes in Oakwood Knolls $4,374 Average association fees in Oakwood Knolls $8 ($5 - $10) Average home size in Oa...

By Marco Amidei
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Wauconda Middle School, Wauconda, IL - March 2019 About Wauconda Middle School Wauconda Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 118, and is located at 217 Slocum Lake Road in Wauconda, IL. It services homes in Barrington, Grayslake, Island Lake, Lake Barrington, Lakemoor, McHenry, Port Barring...

By Marco Amidei
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Cutters Mill, Schaumburg, Illinois - March 2019Cutters Mill is a single family neighborhood built in the 1980s. Cutters Mill is located in Schaumburg, Illinois on Springinsguth north of Schaumburg Road. Average taxes in Cutters Mill $8,219 Average association fees in Cutters Mill $0 Average home...

By Marco Amidei
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Townes of Fox Chase, St. Charles, Illinois - March 2019Townes of Fox Chase is a townhouse community built in the mid 1990s by Sho-Deen Inc. Townes of Fox Chase features town houses with floor plans ranging from 1,540 to 2,536 square feet of living space.Townes of Fox Chase is located in St. Char...

By Marco Amidei
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Fairview Elementary School, Mount Prospect, IL - March 2019 About Fairview Elementary School Fairview Elementary School is a 1-5 school in District 57, and is located at 300 N Fairview Avenue in Mount Prospect, IL. It services homes in Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect. Average taxes $6,433 A...

By Marco Amidei
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Marley Creek, Orland Park, Illinois - March 2019Marley Creek is a subdivision of single family homes located in Orland Park, Illinois south of 179th Street and west of Wolf Road. Average taxes in Marley Creek $6,458 Average association fees in Marley Creek $198 ($170 - $235) Average home size in...

By Marco Amidei
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Picnic Grove, Fox River Grove, Illinois - March 2019Picnic Grove is a single family home neighborhood built starting in the mid 1990's. Picnic Grove is located in Fox River Grove, Illinois off of Lincoln Avenue and Route 14. Average taxes in Picnic Grove $12,225 Average association fees in Picni...

By Marco Amidei
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Savannah, Aurora, Illinois - March 2019Savannah is a single family home neighborhood built in the late 1990s. Savannah is located in Aurora, Illinois north of Butterfield Road and east of Kirk Road. Average taxes in Savannah $8,305 Average association fees in Savannah $11 ($11 - $13) Average hom...

By Marco Amidei
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Courtyards of Arlington, Arlington Heights, Illinois - March 2019Courtyards Of Arlington is a townhouse community built in the 1980s. Courtyards Of Arlington is located in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Average taxes in Courtyards of Arlington $3,581 Average association fees in Courtyards of Arlin...