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 Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
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Are you looking for a Townhome priced below $325k or a Single Family Home that you could buy for less than $450k? If so … You ought to give the Sugarland Run community in Sterling Virginia a serious look. Here's a link to information on available homes in Sugarland Run visit … http://www.sugarlan...

By Gigi Hardy
(Home is where the food is)
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As homeowners, we love to entertain in our own homes - inviting our friends round to enjoy our homes and have a catch up about all new things in our lives. But knowing what to cook for them can be difficult. Air fryers are a great device to have in our kitchens for this - they can cook such a wid...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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345 W. Fullerton, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois - April 2019345 W Fullerton is a high-rise condo built in the early 1970s. 345 Fullerton is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Amenities include 24 hour door person, bike room, fitness Center, sundeck and storage, it i...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Hampshire Pointe, Hampshire, Illinois - April 2019Hampshire Pointe is a subdivision of single family homes built in the mid 2010's. Hampshire Pointe is located in Hampshire, Illinois north of Higgins Road and west of Route 20. Average taxes in Hampshire Pointe $9,351 Average association fees in ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Coal City Middle School, Coal City, IL - April 2019 About Coal City Middle School Coal City Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 1, and is located at 500 S Carbon Hill Road in Coal City, IL. It services homes in Coal City, Diamond, and Wilmington. Average taxes $2,079 Average year built 197...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Park Lane, Park Ridge, Illinois - April 2019Park Lane is a condo community built in the mid 1970's. Park Lane is located in Park Ridge, Illinois north of Touhy Avenue and east of Talcott Road at 22 and 44 Park Lane. Park Lane is a gated community with 24 hour manned gatehouse which offers amenit...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Crystal Woods, Crystal Lake, Illinois - April 2019Crystal Woods is a single family home neighborhood built in the early 1990s by the Waterford Group. Crystal Woods features 62 homes with floor plans ranging from 2,436 and 3,584 square feet of living space. Crystal Wood Estates is located in Crys...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Americana Intermediate School, Glendale Heights, IL - April 2019 About Americana Intermediate School Americana Intermediate School is a 4-5 school in District 16, and is located at 1629 President Street in Glendale Heights, IL. It services homes in Glen Ellyn and Glendale Heights. Average taxes ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Coal City Elementary School, Coal City, IL - April 2019 About Coal City Elementary School Coal City Elementary School is a 2-3 school in District 1, and is located at 300 N Broadway Street in Coal City, IL. It services homes in Braceville, Coal City, Diamond, and Wilmington. Average taxes $2,191...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Stratton Oaks, Lake Villa, Illinois - April 2019Stratton Oaks is a single family home neighborhood built in the early 2000's by Pulte Homes. Stratton Oaks features 118 homes with floor plans ranging from 2,470 to 3,372 square feet of living space. Stratton Oaks is located in Lake Villa, Illinois...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Chesapeake Farms, Grayslake, Illinois - April 2019Chesapeake Farms is a single family neighborhood built in the early 1990's by Pulte Homes. Chesapeake Farms is located in Grayslake, Illinois on Washington between Route 83 and Lake Street. Average taxes in Chesapeake Farms $10,068 Average associ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Oak Creek Club, Burr Ridge, Illinois - April 2019Oak Creek Club is a townhome community built in the late 1980's and early 1990's. Oak Creek Club is located in Burr Ridge, Illinois south of 91st Street west of Garfield Avenue. Average taxes in Oak Creek Club $9,881 Average association fees in Oa...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Forestview Hills, Oak Forest, Illinois - April 2019Forestview Hills is a single family home neighborhood built in the 1960's and 1970's. Forestview Hills is located in Oak Forest, Illinois east of Oak Park Avenue and south of 147th Street. Average taxes in Forestview Hills $5,861 Average associa...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Creekside Glens, Algonquin, Illinois - April 2019Creekside Glens is a single family home neighborhood built by Pulte Homes. Creekside Glens features 89 semi-custom homes with floor plans ranging in size from 2,634 to 3,329 square feet of living space. Creekside Glens is located on Randall south ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Deer Grove North, Port Barrington, Illinois - April 2019Deer Grove North is a single family home community built in the early 2000's by Kirk Homes. Deer Grove North is located in Port Barrington, Illinois east of Roberts Road and north of Darrell Road. Average taxes in Deer Grove North $7,769 Av...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Highland Hills, Lombard, Illinois - April 2019Highland Hills is a single family home subdivision built in the 1950s. Highland Hills is located in Lombard, Illinois south of Roosevelt Road and east of Highland Avenue. Average taxes in Highland Hills $5,537 Average association fees in Highland Hil...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Harvard Junior High School, Harvard, IL - April 2019 About Harvard Junior High School Harvard Junior High School is a 5-8 school in District 50, and is located at 1301 Garfield Street in Harvard, IL. It services homes in Harvard, Marengo, and Woodstock. Average taxes $4,129 Average year built 19...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Hughes Creek, Elburn, Illinois - April 2019Hughes Creek is a subdivision of single family homes built in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Hughes Creek is located in Elburn off of Hughes Road east of Route 47 in the Hughes Creek Golf Club. Average taxes in Hughes Creek $12,881 Average association ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Heritage Oaks, Oak Brook, Illinois - April 2019Heritage Oaks is a gated community of single family homes. Heritage Oaks is located in Oak Brook, Illinois west of Meyers Road and south of Oak Brook Road. Average taxes in Heritage Oaks $22,343 Average association fees in Heritage Oaks $150 ($150 -...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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2272 S. Archer, Chinatown, Chicago, Illinois - April 20192272 S. Archer is 52 unit condo building built in 2008. 2272 S. Archer is located in the Armour Square neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 2272 S. Archer $3,371 Average association fees in 2272 S. Archer $227 ($200 - $327) Average ho...