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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Deerpath Trails, Oswego, Illinois - April 2019Deerpath Trails is a single family home neighborhood built starting in the mid 2010's. Deerpath Trails is located in Oswego, Illinois east of Grove Road and north of Collins Road. Average taxes in Deerpath Trails $12,170 Average association fees in D...

By Marco Amidei
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Homes for Sale in Libertyville, Illinois - April 2019Libertyville is a village in Lake County, Illinois, United States. According to the 2010 census Libertyville has a population of 20,742. The village of Libertyville is known for its downtown area with many shops and restaurants.Libertyville cur...

By Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
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  Algunos aspectos destacados “La mayoría de los ‘millennials’ dijeron que ellos consideran el ser propietarios de una vivienda más sensato que alquilar tanto por razones financieras como de estilo de vida – incluyendo el control del espacio vital, flexibilidad en las decisiones futuras, privaci...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Glen Ellyn, Illinois - April 2019Glen Ellyn is a village in DuPage County, Illinois, a village in the western suburbs of Chicago. According to the 2010 Census, the village population was 27,450.Glen Ellyn currently has 344 single family homes with an average list price of $605,0...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Caledonia, Yorkville, Illinois - April 2019Caledonia is a single family home neighborhood built by Wyndham Deerpoint Homes in 2006. A newer section is being built by Ryan Homes starting in 2017. Caledonia features homes with floor plans ranging from 1,614 to 3,234 square feet of living space. Ca...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Estoppel and Ratification ExamplesSimple examples: EstoppelFor years, I have had my secretary order and pick up a pizza. I pay when I’m in the next week. I can’t simply tell the restaurant that I’m not paying for last week’s pizza. That’s estoppel. I could tell them I won’t be paying any more. Th...

By Mary Grace (Ballew) MacDougall, Home Buying and Selling in the Columbia Area
(Keller Williams Columbia)
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Looking for an established neighborhood in the Northeast Columbia area at reasonable pricing? Briarcliffe Estates is a must see for buyers in the area! With homes ranging in price from the low 100s to the low 200s, these houses are typically traditional one story ranches with some two story homes...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Morton Grove, Illinois - April 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 150 single family homes w...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Highland Park, Illinois - April 2019Highland Park is a North Shore suburb in Lake County, Illinois. As of the 2010 census, Highland Park's population was 29,763. Ravinia Festival, an open air pavilion is located in Highland Park - it hosts classical, pop and jazz concerts in the...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Prairie Pointe, South Elgin, Illinois - April 2019Prairie Pointe is a townhome community built in the mid to late 2010's by K. Hovnanian. Prairie Pointe is located in South Elgin, Illinois east of Raymond Street and south of Route 20. Average taxes in Prairie Pointe $5,723 Average association fe...

By Marco Amidei
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Deerpath, Lake Villa, Illinois - April 2019Deerpath is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid-to-late 1990s by Kimball Hill Builders. Deerpath features 166 homes with floor plans ranging from 2,385 to 4,100 square feet of living space. Deerpath is located in Lake Villa, Illinois west...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Liberty Green, Bolingbrook, Illinois - April 2019Liberty Green is a low-maintenance community for active adults 55 and over built by Pulte Homes starting in 2019. Liberty Green is located in Bolingbrook, Illinois at the intersection of Essington Road and Francis Scott Key Boulevard. Average taxe...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Howard B Thomas Grade School, Burlington, IL - April 2019 About Howard B Thomas Grade School Howard B Thomas Grade School is a P-5 school in District 301, and is located at PO Box 395 in Burlington, IL. It services homes in Burlington, Elgin, Hampshire, Maple Park, and Sycamore. Average taxes $9...

By Marco Amidei
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Highland Woods, Palatine, Illinois - April 2019Highland Woods is a single family home neighborhood built from the late 1970s to early 1980s. Highland Woods is located in Palatine, Illinois north of Algonquin Road and east of Ela Road close to Finch Park and Harper College. Average taxes in Highl...

By Marco Amidei
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Lakewood Lodge Estates, East Dundee, Illinois - April 2019Lakewood Lodge Estates is a subdivision of single family homes. Lakewood Lodge Estates is located in East Dundee west of J.F. Kennedy Memorial Drive and north of Barrington Avenue (Route 68). Average taxes in Lakewood Lodge Estates $7,711...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Riverside, Illinois - April 2019Riverside is a suburban village of Cook County, Illinois, is it located approximately 9 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. According to the 2010 census, the population was 8,875.Riverside currently has 76 single family homes with an average list...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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The 3500 Club, Avondale, Chicago, Illinois - April 2019The 3500 Club is a townhouse complex built in the early 2000s. The 3500 is located in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. It is located close to the blue-line and expressway. Average taxes in The 3500 Club $4,140 Average associat...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Eastlake Farms, Grayslake, Illinois - April 2019Eastlake Farms is a single family home neighborhood built in the early 1990s by Hemphill. Eastlake Farms features 35 homes with floor plans ranging from 1,851 to 2,916 square feet of living space. Eastlakes Farms is located in Grayslake, Illinois o...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Elmwood Park, Illinois - April 2019Elmwood Park is a village in Cook County, Illinois. According to the 2010 census, Elmwood Park had a population of 24,883.Elmwood Park currently has 98 single family homes with an average list price of $315,371, 35 condos/townhomes with an aver...

By Matt Harber
(Keller Williams-The Harber Home Group)
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6936 S Monroe StWelcome Home! Impeccably maintained & move-in ready rambler, spacious floor plan, lovely light & bright gourmet kitchen w/nice eating area & slider that opens to a fabulous fully fenced backyard w/expansive deck. You will love the quality craftsmanship & designer touches througho...