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
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Sherborne, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About Sherborne Sherborne is a subdivision of custom built single family homes which were built in the late 2010s. Sherborne is located in Libertyville, Illinois east of Butterfield Road and south of Winchester Road. Average taxes in Sherborne $20,6...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Prairie View, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About Prairie View Prairie View is a townhouse community built starting in 2002. Prairie View is located in Libertyville, Illinois west of Route 21 and south of Adler Drive. Average taxes in Prairie View $7,002 Average association fees in Prairie...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Paradise Park Estates, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About Paradise Park Estates Paradise Park Estates is a single family subdivision. Paradise Park Estates is located in Libertyville, Illinois west of Milwaukee Avenue, north of Route 176 off of Lake Street. Average taxes in Paradise Park ...

By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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Ten Steps to buying a house this year. STEP 4. Sign up with a buyer agentBuying a home can be a wonderful experience if you understand the home buying process.After you sit down with a lender and find out the amount of mortgage you can afford , and know what you are looking for in a home the most...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Rockland Woods, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About Rockland Woods Single family homes located off of Rockland Road in Libertyville south of Route 176 and west of St. Mary's Road. Average taxes in Rockland Woods $14,546 Average association fees in Rockland Woods $0 Average home size in Roc...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Prairie View North, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About Prairie View North Prairie View North is a townhome community built in the mid 2000's. Prairie View North features town houses with floor plans ranging from 2,000 to 2,436 square feet of living space. Prairie View North is located in ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Oak Spring Woods, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About Oak Spring Woods Oak Spring Woods is a single family home neighborhood. Oak Spring Woods is located in Libertyville, Illinois north of Route 176 and west of St. Marys Road. Average taxes in Oak Spring Woods $11,551 Average association f...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Brenwood Estates, Naperville, Illinois - April 2018 About Brenwood Estates Brenwood Estates is a single family home neighborhood. Brenwood Estates is located in Naperville, Illinois south of Hobson Road off of Brenwood Drive. Average taxes in Brenwood Estates $65,801 Average association fees in ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Regency Woods, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About Regency Woods Regency Woods is a single family home neighborhood built in the late 1990's by Kimball Hill Homes. Regency Woods features 137 homes with floor plans ranging from 2,385 to 3,410 square feet of living space. Regency Woods is lo...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Parkside of Libertyville, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About Parkside of Libertyville Parkside of Libertyville is a townhouse community built by by K. Hovnanian Homes. Parkside of Libertyville is located within walking distance to downtown Libertyville, Illinois. The community is a 56 uni...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Red Top Villas, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About Red Top Villas Red Top Villas is a townhouse and condominium community built in the mid 1980s. Red Top Villas are located in Libertyville, Illinois on Red Top Drive east of Milwaukee Avenue. Average taxes in Red Top Villas $6,344 Average ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Regency Estates, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About Regency Estates Regency Estates is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid 1970s by Barney Loeb. Regency Estates is located in Libertyville, Illinois on Golf east of Butterfield Road. Average taxes in Regency Estates $9,122 Av...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Red Top, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About Red Top Red Top is a condominium and single family neighborhood built in the mid 1980's. Red Top is located in Libertyville, Illinois south of Golf Road east of Milwaukee Avenue. Average taxes in Red Top $11,795 Average association fees in Red T...

By Matthew Klinowski, PA, Golf Community Real Estate Expert
(Downing-Frye)
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Southwest Florida April Weekly Real Estate SalesOverall, the SWFL April Weekly Real Estate Report shows there were 229 properties sold during the week of April 7th in Ft. Myers, Bonita Springs and Estero. This is down from 296 properties sold during the previous week.Unlike prior weeks, Bonita Sp...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Nordic Park, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About Nordic Park Nordic Park is a single family home subdivision built in the 1970s and 1980s. Nordic Park is located in Libertyville, Illinois east of Butterfield Road south of Crane Blvd. Average taxes in Nordic Park $8,574 Average association ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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River Bend, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About River Bend River Bend is a custom single family home neighborhood built in the mid 1990s. River Bend has 34 homesites, private streets, a 3-acre pond and an electronically operated security gate. River Bend is located in Libertyville, Illinoi...

By Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
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  This gorgeous Lockwood Chase home in Malvern, West Chester Schools will hit the market next week. We are just waiting for the photographer to do his thing.But, in the meantime, let me tell you a little about how beautiful this home is. We walked in last night having sold it to our sellers back ...

By Abby Stiller, Real Estate Agent Serving Southwest Florida
(Premier Realty Homes of SWFL)
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 These buyers are the perfect example of “never giving up!” After two failed inspections on two different homes, finally! they won this great home in a multiple offer situation! This deal closed in only 28 days thanks to Ernesto Salazar- Supreme Lending 👍 This house is located in Cape Coral FL wi...

By Robin Rogers, CRS, TRC, MRP - Real Estate Investment Adviser
(Robin Rogers, Silverbridge Realty, San Antonio, Texas)
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My husband and I purchased our first home just after we got married, which was before we had children. Once we added a couple of toddlers to our family, we quickly realized that we needed to move. Even though we bought the home because we were planning to start a family, without children running ...

By Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
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If you watch any of the home buying programs it all seems so easy and quick. Call a real estate agent and hey presto half an hour and three homes later you make an offer and it is accepted. But the reality of buying a Tredyffrin Easttown, Main Line home is before you start looking at homes you ne...