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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Cotton Estate, Johnsburg, Illinois - June 2019Cotton Estate is a subdivision of single family homes built in the late 1990s and early 2010s. Cotton Estate is located in Johnsburg north of Ringwood Road and east of Wilmot Road. Average taxes in Cotton Estate $7,112 Average association fees in Cot...

By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
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"All Agents are not created equal and every buyer or seller should take the time to hire the BEST not just the biggest"  Home Insections a.k.a. the deal killers. The questions of the day is what can a byer asked to be fixed VS what should they ask for. Here in the Manchester NH area, the rule of ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Aurora, Illinois - June 2019Aurora is a suburb of Chicago located in Kane County and Dupage County with some portions in Kendall and Will Counties. Aurora is the second most populous city in Illinois, according to the 2013 census, the population was 199,963 people. Aurora's down...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Woodmere, Darien, Illinois - June 2019Woodmere is a townhome community built in the late 1990s. Woodmere is located in Darien, Illinois east of Lemont Road and south of 75th Street. Average taxes in Woodmere $4,356 Average association fees in Woodmere $241 ($199 - $297) Average home size in Wood...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Palatine, Illinois - June 2019Palatine is a village in Cook County, Illinois. It is a northwestern suburb of Chicago. According to the 2010 census, the population was 68,557 making it the seventh largest community in Cook County and the 18 largest in Illinois.Palatine currently ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Rosedale Estates, Bloomingdale, Illinois - June 2019Rosedale Estates is a subdivision of single family homes built in the mid 2010s. Rosedale Estates is located in Bloomingdale, Illinois north of Lake Street and west of Bloomingdale Road. Average taxes in Rosedale Estates $15,104 Average associa...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Oswego, Illinois - June 2019Oswego is a village in Kendall County, Illinois, United States. Oswego is in the far southwest suburbs of Chicago. According to the 2010 census, the population was 30,355.Oswego currently has 268 single family homes with an average list price of $339,...

By Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives
(DFW FINE PROPERTIES)
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Educational Post for 6/19/19by Patricia Feager Real Estate Agents are not expected to be Home Inspectors or Roofers. When it comes to a home purchase, roofing, and construction matters! During spring and summer in Texas, we can get thunderstorms and hail. When I have questions about my roof, I st...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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West Cambridge, Libertyville, Illinois - June 2019Cambridge 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 $9,406 Average association fees in W...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Indian Lakes, Bloomingdale, Illinois - June 2019Indian Lakes is a subdivision of single family homes built in the 1960's and 1970's. Indian Lakes is located in Bloomingdale, Illinois south of the Indian Lakes Resort which is north of Army Trail Road and west of Bloomingdale Road. Average taxes i...

By Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team
(RE/MAX Executive Realty )
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Here's a "Fast Track Course" on selecting the right mortgage term.... please go to the original post and leave a comment.... Bill has a 32 years in the real estate business and is recognized as a top blogger with a tremendous knowledge of SEO.... How Do You Pick The Best Loan Term? Home mortgage ...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 126036 (610) 739-6563
(CrossCountry Mortgage, LLC NMLS #3029)
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Foreclosure is a process that happens over many months. There are various opportunities to acquire real estate that is in a different stage of foreclosure, including before the foreclosure process completes. This short guide identifies the different stages and the opportunities that may exist to ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Oak Lawn, Illinois - June 2019Oak Lawn is a village in Cook County, Illinois - a village in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. According to the 2010 census, the population was 56,690.Oak Lawn currently has 273 single family homes with an average list price of $257,358, 145 condos...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Glendale Heights, Illinois - June 2019Glendale Heights is a village in DuPage County, Illinois, a village in the western suburbs of Chicago. According to the 2010 census, Glendale Heights had a population of 34,208.Glendale Heights currently has 82 single family homes with an av...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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32514 Pensacola Florida News: Hot trend in housing? Front yard spots for socializingThe front porch isn't always a porch. More buyers want a conversational spot in the front yard to connect with neighbors in an increasingly disconnected world. Read more.  Call or Text Charles Stallions Now 850-47...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Morton Grove, Illinois - June 2019Morton Grove is a village in Cook County, Illinois. According to the 2010 census, the population was 23,270. The Village is named after former United States Vice President Levi Parsons Morton.Morton Grove currently has 159 single family homes wi...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Schaumburg, Illinois - June 2019Schaumburg is a village located in Cook County, Illinois, approximately 28 miles northwest of the Chicago Loop. According to the 2010 census, the population was 74,227. Woodfield Mall is located in Schaumburg, the 11th largest mall in the United S...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Northeast Deerfield, Deerfield, Illinois - June 2019Northeast Deerfield is a neighborhood of single family homes built in the 1960s. Northeast Deerfield is located in Deerfield east of Waukegan Road off of Warwick Road. Average taxes in Northeast Deerfield $14,366 Average association fees in Nor...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Brookridge Creek, Frankfort, Illinois - June 2019Brookridge Creek is a townhouse and single family home community built in the 1990s. Brookridge Creek is located in Frankfort, Illinois south of Lincoln Highway and west of Elsner Road. Average taxes in Brookridge Creek $7,851 Average association ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Northbrook, Illinois - June 2019Northbrook is a North Shore suburb located at the northern edge of Cook County, Illinois, United States. Northbrook's population was 33,170 at the 2010 census.Northbrook currently has 380 single family homes with an average list price of $772,289 ...