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 Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
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#5StarREALTOR®Your home is probably the biggest asset you own. This is why you should hire a professional to guide you through all your real estate transactions. My goal is to help 24 to 28 families each year either buy or sell a home. I am NOT interested in Selling 100 or 200 homes a year becaus...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Westview Hills Middle School, Willowbrook, IL - January 2019 About Westview Hills Middle School Westview Hills Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 60, and is located at 630 65th Street in Willowbrook, IL. It services homes in Clarendon Hills, Darien, Hinsdale, Westmont, and Willowbrook. Av...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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1250 N. Dearborn, Gold Coast, Chicago, Illinois - January 20191250 N Dearborn is a high rise condo built in 1989. 1250 N Dearborn is located in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Amenities include 24 hour door person, fitness center, rooftop sundeck. It is located close to Lake Mi...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Acorn Hill Estates, Naperville, Illinois - January 2019Acorn Hill Estates is a single family home neighborhood built in the 1980s and 1990s. Acorn Hill Estates is located in Naperville, Illinois on Perkins Court east of Book Road and north of 95th Street. Average taxes in Acorn Hill Estates $13,...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Brookhaven, Green Oaks, Illinois - January 2019Brookhaven is a single family home neighborhood built in the late 1990s by Residential Homes of America. Brookhaven features 68 homes with six floor plans ranging from 2,400 to 3,500 square feet of living space. Brookhaven is located just west of th...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Stockbridge Farms, Long Grove, Illinois - January 2019Stockbridge Farms is a single family neighborhood built in mid 1980s. Stockbridge Farms is located on Saddle Ridge off Diamond Lake and Route 83 in Long Grove, Illinois. Average taxes in Stockbridge Farms $17,273 Average association fees in S...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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One Museum Park, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois - January 2019One Museum Park is a 62 story condo high-rise in the South loop neighborhood. One Museum Park is located at 1211 S. Prairie in Chicago, Illinois. Average taxes in One Museum Park $10,991 Average association fees in One Museum Park $1...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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833 W. 15th, Little Italy, UIC, Chicago, Illinois - January 2019833 W. 15th is a condo building built in 2005 in the University Village neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 833 W. 15th $3,424 Average association fees in 833 W. 15th $410 ($24 - $1,049) Average home size in 833 W. 15th 1,119 ...
Museum Park Tower IV, Near South Side, Chicago, Illinois - January 2019Museum Park Tower IV is a full amenity condo tower in the South Loop in Chicago, Illinois. Museum Park Tower IV is located at 1235 S. Prairie Avenue. Average taxes in Museum Park Tower IV $8,411 Average association fees in Mu...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Roselle Highlands, Roselle, Illinois - January 2019Roselle Highlands is a single family home neighborhood located in Roselle, Illinois. Roselle Highlands is on Rosemont and Irving Park Road north of Roselle Road. Average taxes in Roselle Highlands $4,913 Average association fees in Roselle Highl...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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La Fontaine, Glenview, Illinois - January 2019La Fontaine is a single family home neighborhood located in Glenview, Illinois. La Fontaine is south on Robin Lane off E. Lake Avenue. Average taxes in La Fontaine $9,632 Average association fees in La Fontaine $0 Average home size in La Fontaine 2,4...
Rob Roy Country Club Village, Prospect Heights, Illinois - January 2019Rob Roy Country Club Village is a condominium complex built in the mid 1980s. Rob Roy Country Club Village is located in Prospect Heights, Illinois east of Wheeling Road and north of Euclid Avenue. Average taxes in Rob Roy Co...

By Lisa DiNoto Group, The Key To Unlocking Your Dream Home
(Mainstreet Realty)
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Open House Saturday! 1/19 1-4pm!Welcome to Luxury Living in this elegant move-in ready home in the Prestigious Brentwood Community of Rancho Cucamonga!!No details were missed when designing this absolutely stunning home on a larger lot, with great curb appeal! You will love the breathtaking resor...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Antioch Upper Grade School, Antioch, IL - January 2019 About Antioch Upper Grade School Antioch Upper Grade School is a 6-8 school in District 34, and is located at 800 Highview Drive in Antioch, IL. It services homes in Antioch, Lake Villa, and Lindenhurst. Average taxes $8,807 Average year bui...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Chelsea Elementary School, Frankfort, IL - January 2019 About Chelsea Elementary School Chelsea Elementary School is a 3-5 school in District 157C, and is located at 22265 S 80th Avenue in Frankfort, IL. It services homes in Frankfort, Mokena, and New Lenox. Average taxes $8,489 Average year bui...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Robert Crown Elementary School, Wauconda, IL - January 2019 About Robert Crown Elementary School Robert Crown Elementary School is a P-5 school in District 118, and is located at 620 W Bonner Road in Wauconda, IL. It services homes in Barrington, Island Lake, Lake Barrington, Lakemoor, McHenry, ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Liberty Elementary School, Bartlett, IL - January 2019 About Liberty Elementary School Liberty Elementary School is a K,1-6 school in District 46, and is located at 1375 W Bartlett Road in Bartlett, IL. It services homes in Bartlett and Elgin. Average taxes $9,128 Average year built 1998 Photos ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Brigadoon, Cary, Illinois - January 2019Brigadoon is a single family home neighborhood built over years beginning in about the mid-1950s. Brigadoon is located in Cary, Illinois off of West Main and High. Average taxes in Brigadoon $6,808 Average association fees in Brigadoon $185 ($185 - $185) A...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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The New York, Lake View, Chicago, Illinois - January 2019The New York Private Residence is located at 3660 N Lake Shore Dr. Chicago, Illinois. The New York Private Residence is a 594 unit condo building built in 1987. The New York boasts a panoramic Lake Michigan view. The New York features a co...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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North Shore on Deep Lake, Lake Villa, Illinois - January 2019North Shore on Deep Lake is a single family neighborhood built in the early 2000's by Five Star Home Builders. North Shore on Deep Lake features homes with floor plans ranging from 2,270 to 2,870 square feet of living space. North Shor...