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 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...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Spinnaker Cove, Palatine, Illinois - April 2019Spinnaker Cove is a single family neighborhood built in the 1970's. Spinnaker Cove is located in Palatine, Illinois east of Williams Drive off of Carpenter Drive within distance to Virginia Lake, Sycamore Park, Palatine Trail, Jane Addams Elementary...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Western Springs, Illinois - April 2019Western Springs is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. Western Springs had a total population of 12,975 as of the 2010 census.Western Springs currently has 138 single family homes with an average list price of $796,314 and 14 condos/...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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1811 N. Rockwell, Logan Square, Chicago, Illinois - April 20191811 N. Rockwell is a 44 unit condo building in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 1811 N. Rockwell $4,991 Average association fees in 1811 N. Rockwell $179 ($165 - $195) Average home size in 1811 N. Rockwell ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Hinsdale, Illinois - April 2019Hinsdale is a village in Cook and Dupage counties in Illinois. Hinsdale is a western suburban of Chicago, Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 16,816 people. Hinsdale is listed in the top 1% of wealthiest towns in Illinois...

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If you're buying a home for sale along 30A in Florida, check out these helpful articles to get started on your journey. Should You Make an Offer Over Asking Price?When you find your dream home, you know you need to make an offer quickly - but should you offer more than what the seller is asking? ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Tartan Ridge, Burr Ridge, Illinois - April 2019Tartan Ridge is a townhome community built in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Tartan Ridge is located in Burr Ridge, Illinois south of 55th Street and east of County Line Road. Average taxes in Tartan Ridge $9,691 Average association fees in Tartan ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Frank A Brodnicki Elementary School, Justice, IL - April 2019 About Frank A Brodnicki Elementary School Frank A Brodnicki Elementary School is a K,1-6 school in District 109, and is located at 8641 W 75th Street in Justice, IL. It services homes in Hickory Hills and Justice. Average taxes $4,944...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Mokena, Illinois - April 2019Mokena is a village in Will County, Illinois. According to the 2010 census, the population was 18,740.Mokena currently has 123 single family homes with an average list price of $457,233, 35 condos/townhomes with an average list price of $268,254, and...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Bolingbrook, Illinois - April 2019Bolingbrook is a village in the southwest suburbs of Chicago located in Will and DuPage Counties in Illinois. According to the 2010 Census Bolingbrook has a population of 73,366.Bolingbrook currently has 259 single family homes with an average l...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Skokie, Illinois - April 2019Skokie is a village in Cook County, Illinois. A northern suburb of Chicago, it has promoted itself for many years as "The World's Largest Village". According to the 2010 census, the population was 64,784. Skokie's streets, like that of many suburbs, ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Sycamore, Illinois - April 2019Sycamore is a city in DeKalb County in Illinois. According to the 2010 census, the population was 17,519.Sycamore currently has 106 single family homes with an average list price of $268,287, 30 condos/townhomes with an average list price of $182,2...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Honore Court, North Center, Chicago, Illinois - April 2019Honore Court is a townhouse community in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in Honore Court $10,767 Average association fees in Honore Court $335 ($335 - $335) Average home size in Honore Court 0 ft2 Average lot size in H...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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680 Green Bay, Winnetka, Illinois - April 2019680 Green Bay is a 27 unit condo building built in 1970. 680 Green Bay is located in Winnetka, Illinois. Average taxes in 680 Green Bay $3,985 Average association fees in 680 Green Bay $440 ($358 - $509) Average home size in 680 Green Bay 0 ft2 Avera...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Darien, Illinois - April 2019Darien is a city in DuPage County, Illinois. According to the 2010 Census, Darien has a population of 22,086. A suburb of Chicago, Darien was named after a town in Connecticut - the first people to settle in Darien came from New England.Darien curren...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Buffalo Grove, Illinois - April 2019Buffalo Grove is a suburb in the northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois located in both Lake and Cook Counties. According to the 2010 census Buffalo Grove had a population of 41,496 people.Buffalo Grove currently has 196 single family homes wit...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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The Pointe, Vernon Hills, Illinois - April 2019The Pointe is a single family neighborhood built in the early 2000's. The Pointe is located south of Greggs Parkway east of Butterfield Road in Vernon Hills, Illinois in the Gregg's Landing master-planned development. Gregg's Landing includes a 40-a...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Wheeling, Illinois - April 2019Wheeling is a village in Cook and Lake counties of Illinois.Wheeling currently has 58 single family homes with an average list price of $307,464 and 146 condos/townhomes with an average list price of $209,332. The average annual property tax for Wh...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Riverside Townes, Plainfield, Illinois - April 2019Riverside Townes is a single family and townhome community built in the 1990's by Woodhill. Riverside Townes features floor plans ranging from 1,000 to 1,500 square feet of living space. Riverside Townes is located in Plainfield, Illinois west o...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in South Elgin, Illinois - April 2019South Elgin currently has 107 single family homes with an average list price of $334,704, 30 condos/townhomes with an average list price of $182,157, and 1 multi-unit home with an average list price of $239,000. The average annual property tax f...