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 Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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FICO® Score - a Brief ExplanationWhen you apply for a mortgage loan, you expect your lender to pull a credit report and look at whether you’ve made your payments on time. What you may not expect is that they seem to be more interested in your FICO® score.“What’s a FICO® score?” is a common reacti...

By Robin Gauthier, I have the Key to your NextHome
(NextHome Tidewater Realty)
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Hunningdon Woods is located in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake off of Volvo Parkway and Kempsville Road.  Hunningdon Woods was built primarily in the early 1990s with approximately 200 single family homes with the median home size being approximately 2,600 square feet.  Kemp Woods and Kemp Cros...

By Jared Realty Group, Jared Realty Sells Houses for up to 18% more!*
(Jared Realty Group)
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The homes and properties in Windfield are here to win your heart. Being a subdivision in Northern Utah, Winfield is indeed the place that can impress you every day. Know more: https://toputahrealestate.realgeeks.com/winning-winfield-homes-and-properties/

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Park Forest, Illinois - December 2018Park Forest currently has 189 single family homes with an average list price of $80,280 and 11 condos/townhomes with an average list price of $32,786. The average annual property tax for Park Forest is $5,893. Single-Family Homes 189 for sale...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Greenwood Elementary School, Woodstock, IL - December 2018 About Greenwood Elementary School Greenwood Elementary School is a 1-5 school in District 200, and is located at 4618 Greenwood Road in Woodstock, IL. It services homes in Bull Valley, Wonder Lake, and Woodstock. Average taxes $7,034 Ave...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Early Childhood Center, Elmwood Park, IL - December 2018 About Early Childhood Center Early Childhood Center is a P,K school in District 401, and is located at 4 W Conti Parkway in Elmwood Park, IL. It services homes in Elmwood Park. Average taxes $8,025 Average year built 1936 Homes for sale th...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Heritage Park, Arlington Heights, Illinois - December 2018Heritage Park is a single family home community built in the 1960's. Heritage Park is located in Arlington Heights, Illinois west of Arlington Heights Road and south of Central Road. Average taxes in Heritage Park $8,881 Average associati...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Cambridge at Heatherstone, Beach Park, Illinois - December 2018Cambridge at Heatherstone is a town house and single family neighborhood built by Cambridge Homes in the early to mid 2010s and by D R Horton from the mid 2010s to 2012. Homes range from 1,000 to 3,131 square feet. Cambridge at Heath...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Timber Ridge Middle School, Plainfield, IL - December 2018 About Timber Ridge Middle School Timber Ridge Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 202, and is located at 2101 S Bronk Road in Plainfield, IL. It services homes in Crest Hill, Joliet, Lockport, Plainfield, and Romeoville. Average ta...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Fairview Gardens, Mount Prospect, Illinois - December 2018Fairview Gardens is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid 1950s. Fairview Gardens is located in Mount Prospect, Illinois on Stevenson and Central west of Wolf Road. Average taxes in Fairview Gardens $6,656 Average association...

By Jared Realty Group, Jared Realty Sells Houses for up to 18% more!*
(Jared Realty Group)
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The homes and properties in Williams are beyond beautiful. Just one look at the homes and properties that are laid out for you and you can’t deny that. Buy now: https://toputahrealestate.realgeeks.com/beautiful-homes-and-properties-williams/

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Century Oaks West, Elgin, Illinois - December 2018Century Oaks West is a single family home, town home, duplex, and condo community built in the late 1980s. Century Oaks West is located in Elgin, Illinois on Sheffield and Forest. Average taxes in Century Oaks West $4,791 Average association fees...

By Tony Morganti, CRS, ABR - Cuyahoga Falls, Stow
(RE/MAX Crossroads in Cuyahoga Falls and Stow, Ohio)
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Everyone should realize that unless you are living somewhere rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. Buying your own home provides you with a form of ‘forced savings’that allows you to use your monthly housing costs to increase your family’s wealth.Every month that...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Coolidge Middle School, Phoenix, IL - December 2018 About Coolidge Middle School Coolidge Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 151, and is located at 15500 7th Avenue in Phoenix, IL. It services homes in Phoenix and South Holland. Average taxes $9,103 Average year built 1977 Homes for sale ...

By Philip A. Raices, 1 of the Most Knowledgeable Brokers on the Net!
(Turn Key Real Estate)
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  The last few weeks I have had several couples and singles, approach me to see homes, condos and co-ops from Long Island into New York City. We discussed their specific “Needs and Wants” and throughout the interview process, it was evident that they were married. However, until a conversation be...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (610) 739-6563
(GMH Mortgage Services LLC)
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Choosing a neighborhood you live in is almost as important as the house you buy. The right neighborhood can make your house feel even more like a home. But how do you find the right neighborhood to shop for your next home?1. Evaluate Your Own LifestyleThe first step in finding the right neighborh...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Eisenhower School, South Holland, IL - December 2018 About Eisenhower School Eisenhower School is a 2-3 school in District 151, and is located at 16001 Minerva Avenue in South Holland, IL. It services homes in Phoenix and South Holland. Average taxes $11,133 Average year built 2000 Homes for sal...

By Dan Richman, I.T. guy with a broker license
(Savvy and Company)
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Many first-time home buyers are unaware that a realtor’s representation of them is a free service. For this reason, it doesn’t make sense for buyers not to use a realtor’s guidance.Learn more about how buyers can benefit from understanding the home buying process with this Buyer's Guide. 

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Steck Elementary School, Aurora, IL - December 2018 About Steck Elementary School Steck Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 204, and is located at 460 Inverness Drive in Aurora, IL. It services homes in Aurora and Naperville. Average taxes $7,125 Average year built 2001 Photos of Steck...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Tamarack West, Naperville, Illinois - December 2018Tamarack 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 $17,028 Average...