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!

Trending blogs on Home Buying

 

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 11
Yesterday I predicted a BUYER BLOW UP. The buyer had countered the sellers counters for 3 days on my new Manchester NH area Listing. When another offer came in, the seller countered both offers with their best price and terms they would except. The first buyer opted to counter that offer and ende...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Lake Minear, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About Lake Minear Lake Minear is a single family neighborhood located in Libertyville, Illinois. Lake Minear Estates are on Winchester east of Libertyville. Average taxes in Lake Minear $11,842 Average association fees in Lake Minear $13 ($8 - $21...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Lancaster, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About Lancaster Lancaster is a single family home community built in the early 2000s. Lancaster is located in Libertyville, Illinois east of O'Plaine Road and north of Buckley Road. Average taxes in Lancaster $14,360 Average association fees in Lanc...

By Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
(Realty Group Referrals)
Comments 15
Buying a home can be a very emotional event... and it can be very stressful ...  and in the excitement of the process, it's all too easy to forget the additional costs involved in any transaction of buying a home.  SOME ADDITIONAL EXPENSES TO INCLUDE IN YOUR BUDGET Buying a home can be a very emo...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Interlaken Willows, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About Interlaken Willows Interlaken Willows is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid 1980's. Interlaken Willows is located in Libertyville, Illinois on Lake Street west of Milwaukee Avenue. Average taxes in Interlaken Willows $...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Libertyville Ridge, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About Libertyville Ridge Libertyville Ridge is a town home community built in the late 1970s. Libertyville Ridge is located in Libertyville, Illinois on Greentree west of Milwaukee Avenue. Average taxes in Libertyville Ridge $4,967 Average ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Woodmere, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About Woodmere Woodmere is a single family neighborhood built in the 1970s. Woodmere is located in Libertyville, Illinois on Lake Street east of Butterfield. Average taxes in Woodmere $11,424 Average association fees in Woodmere $0 Average home size ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Kenlock Park, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About Kenlock Park Kenlock Park is a single family neighborhood in Libertyville, Illinois. Kenlock Park is located on Butterfield north of Route 176. Average taxes in Kenlock Park $4,888 Average association fees in Kenlock Park $0 Average home si...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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1311 N. Wicker Park, Wicker Park, Chicago, Illinois - April 2018 About 1311 N. Wicker Park 1311 N. Wicker Park is a 4 unit boutique condo building built in 2016. 1311 N. Wicker Park is located in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago and features private keyed elevators, indoor heated parking ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
2451 N. Clybourn, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois - April 2018 About 2451 N. Clybourn 2451 N. Clybourn is a 16 unit condominium building built in 2000. 2451 N. Clybourn is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 2451 N. Clybourn $5,671 Average association fees in 24...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Meadow Haven, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About Meadow Haven Meadow Haven is a single family home subdivision. Meadow Haven is located in Libertyville, Illinois north of Guerin Road and west of O'Plaine Road. Average taxes in Meadow Haven $11,408 Average association fees in Meadow Haven ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Wineberry, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About Wineberry Wineberry is a custom single family home neighborhood built starting in the early 1990's. Homes range in size from 3,000 to 5,000 square feet of living space. Wineberry is located in Libertyville, Illinois south of Route 137(Peterson...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Libertyville Estates, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About Libertyville Estates Libertyville Estates is a single family home neighborhood in Libertyville, Illinois. Libertyville Estates is located on Route 137 east of Route 21. Average taxes in Libertyville Estates $3,991 Average associatio...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Sunset Acres, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About Sunset Acres Sunset Acres is a single family home subdivision built in the 1950s and 1960s. Sunset Acres is located in Libertyville, Illinois south of Route 137 (Peterson Road) and west of Milwaukee Avenue. Average taxes in Sunset Acres $7,...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Breckenridge Estates, Naperville, Illinois - April 2018 About Breckenridge Estates Breckenridge Estates is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid 1990s. Breckenridge Estates is located in Naperville, Illinois on Naperville/Plainfield Road. Breckenridge Estatesis has over 140 acres wi...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Stonegate, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About Stonegate Stonegate is a subdivision of single family homes built in the late 1970s. Stonegate is located in Libertyville, Illinois west of Route 21 (Milwaukee Avenue) just north of Lake Street. Average taxes in Stonegate $13,735 Average assoc...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Cambridge Country, Mundelein, Illinois - April 2018 About Cambridge Country Cambridge Country is a single family and duplex community of approximately 650 homes built by Cambridge Homes. Cambridge Country is located in Mundelein, Illinois just west of Midlothian Road and south of Hawley Street. ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Brook Crossing, Naperville, Illinois - April 2018 About Brook Crossing Brook Crossing is a 475 single family home neighborhood built in the mid 1980's. Brook Crossing is located in Naperville, Illinois on Naperville/Plainfield Road south of 87th. Average taxes in Brook Crossing $6,553 Average as...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
The Preserves, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About The Preserves The Preserves is a custom built single family home subdivision. The Preserves were built starting in 2017 by The Huron Group and is located in Libertyville, Illinois east of Route 21 and south of Route 137. Average taxes in T...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
West Cambridge, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About West Cambridge Cambridge West is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid 1970s by Cambridge Homes. Cambridge West is located in Libertyville, Illinois on Rockland west of Milwaukee. Average taxes in West Cambridge $8,906 Averag...