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.


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By Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 1
  Algunos aspectos destacados Configurar un plan de ahorro automático que ahorre una cantidad pequeña de cada cheque de pago es una de las mejores maneras de ahorrar sin pensarlo demasiado. Vivir con un presupuesto no solamente le ayudara a ahorrar para su pago inicial, pero le ayudara a pagar o...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Gilberts Elementary School, Gilberts, IL - February 2019 About Gilberts Elementary School Gilberts Elementary School is a P-5 school in District 300, and is located at 729 Paperback Lane in Gilberts, IL. It services homes in Carpentersville, Dundee, Gilberts, Huntley, and West Dundee. Average ta...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Covered Bridge, Crystal Lake, Illinois - February 2019Covered Bridge is a single family home neighborhood located in Crystal Lake, Illinois. Covered Bridge is on Oak north of Route 176. Average taxes in Covered Bridge $8,730 Average association fees in Covered Bridge $10 ($5 - $10) Average home ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Nickels and Dimes, Libertyville, Illinois - February 2019Nickels and Dimes is a custom single family home neighborhood built in the early-to-mid 1990s. Lots are a minimum of an acre, with some even larger. Nickels & Dimes is located in Libertyville, Illinois on River Road north of Route 137. Ave...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Dr Julian Rogus School, Frankfort, IL - February 2019 About Dr Julian Rogus School Dr Julian Rogus School is a K-4 school in District 161, and is located at 20027 S 88th Avenue in Frankfort, IL. It services homes in Frankfort, Mokena, and Tinley Park. Average taxes $7,599 Average year built 2001...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Heatherfield, Glenview, Illinois - February 2019Heatherfield is a single family home, townhome and condo neighborhood built in the late 1990's and early 2000's. Heatherfield is located in Glenview, Illinois west of Waukegan Road between Winnetka and Willow Roads. Average taxes in Heatherfield $1...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Tamarack West, Naperville, Illinois - February 2019Tamarack West is a single family neighborhood built in the early 2000's by Olek Brothers Builders. Tamarack West is located in Naperville, Illinois east of on 248th Avenue and north of 111th Street. Average taxes in Tamarack West $17,021 Average...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Shetland Hills, Inverness, Illinois - February 2019Shetland Hills is a single family home neighborhood built in the 1980's. Shetland Hills is located in Inverness, Illinois south of Bradwell Road east of Barrington Road. Average taxes in Shetland Hills $0 Average association fees in Shetland Hil...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Newfield Manor, Westmont, Illinois - February 2019Newfield Manor is a single family home subdivision located in Westmont, Illinois west of Cass Avenue and north of 59th Street. Average taxes in Newfield Manor $5,929 Average association fees in Newfield Manor $0 Average home size in Newfield Mano...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Thomas Edison Elementary School, Morton Grove, IL - February 2019 About Thomas Edison Elementary School Thomas Edison Elementary School is a 3-5 school in District 69, and is located at 8200 Gross Point Road in Morton Grove, IL. It services homes in Morton Grove and Skokie. Average taxes $8,419 ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Whispering Oaks, Bolingbrook, Illinois - February 2019Whispering Oaks is a subdivision of townhouses and single family homes built starting in the early 2000's by Pasquinelli. Whispering Oaks features homes with floor plans ranging from 1,784 to 2,350 square feet of living space. Whispering Oaks...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Grand Timber Lofts, West Town, Chicago, Illinois - February 2019Grand Timber Lofts is a 22 unit condo building located at 500 North Damen. Average taxes in Grand Timber Lofts $4,026 Average association fees in Grand Timber Lofts $249 ($123 - $424) Average home size in Grand Timber Lofts 1,057 ft...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Baileywood, Naperville, Illinois - February 2019Baileywood is a townhouse community built in the mid-to-late 1990s by Wiseman-Hughes. Baileywood features town homes with floor plans ranging from 1,583 to 1,993 square feet of living space. Baileywood is located in Naperville, Illinois on Plainfie...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Gaertner Residences, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois - February 2019Gaertner Residences is a condo loft building in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. Gaertner Residences is located on the corner of Wrightwood and Racine at 1201 W. Wrightwood. Average taxes in Gaertner Residences $7,365 A...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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7700 W. North, Elmwood Park, Illinois - February 20197700 W. North is a 20 unit condo building built in 2007. 7700 W. North is located in Elmwood Park, Illinois. Average taxes in 7700 W. North $4,532 Average association fees in 7700 W. North $226 ($188 - $268) Average home size in 7700 W. North ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Northlake, Illinois - February 2019Northlake currently has 26 single family homes with an average list price of $212,727, 6 condos/townhomes with an average list price of $108,933, and 1 multi-unit home with an average list price of $289,900. The average annual property tax for ...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
Comments 20
 Denver has experienced a slight shift in the real estate market, and seeing homes linger on the market longer than past years.   In the lower price points, you still could see a frenzy, as there are not many on the market.   On several occasions Buyers living here in Denver have asked if they ca...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
30 W. Erie, River North, Chicago, Illinois - February 201930 W. Erie is a 20 unit condo building built in 2007. 30 W. Erie is located in the River North neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 30 W. Erie $18,687 Average association fees in 30 W. Erie $1,449 ($1,209 - $1,734) Average home size ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Laurel Ridge, Aurora, Illinois - February 2019Laurel Ridge is a single family home neighborhood built in the early 1990s by Lexington Homes. Laurel Ridge features homes with floor plans ranging from 1,281 to 2,690 square feet of living space. Laurel Ridge is located in Aurora, Illinois on Route ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
North Bridge, Normal, Illinois - February 2019North Bridge is a townhouse and single family home neighborhood built starting in the mid 2010's. North Bridge is located in Normal, Illinois west of Pipeline Road and north of Northtown Road. Average taxes in North Bridge $4,838 Average association ...