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 Victoria Ray Henderson Marshall Henderson, Real Estate for Home Buyers with Buyer's Edge
(Buyer's Edge Company Inc)
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The sewer inspection monitor screen If you are buying a home that is over ten years old, you might want to consider a sewer inspection. While this is not typically done in most home inspections, if you plan to remodel and add a bathroom or additional kitchen or bar, a sewer inspection would be th...

By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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Lakeway Area Real Estate Talk Live - Episode 113 February 20, 2019 Today we will be discussing 6 fees often overlooked when buying a home. Join us at 12 noon EST. LIKE-SHARE-INVITE Watch our Live shows on Facebook airing Wednesday’s at 12 pm. Elite Realty Group – Your Morristown, TN Real Estate F...
474 North Lake Shore, Streeterville, Chicago, Illinois - February 2019474 North Lake Shore is a 61 story condominium high-rise completed in 1990. 474 N. Lake Shore consists of 502 condos in the Streeterville neighborhood of Chicago with fabulous lake, river, and city views. Some of the amenities...

By Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Vanguard - www.teamknowles.com)
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3171 E Shalimar Drive, Springfield Missouri. Amazing home for sale in Springfield MO. Call 417-631-7234 for more information! 

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Shannon Estates, New Lenox, Illinois - February 2019Shannon Estates is a single family home subdivision built by Hartz Construction starting in 2017. Shannon Estates is located in New Lenox, Illinois east of Spencer Road and north of Constitution Road. Average taxes in Shannon Estates $0 Average...

By Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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Crestview Knolls, Naperville, Illinois - February 2019Crestview Knolls is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid 1990's. Crestview Knolls is located in Naperville, Illinois north of 103rd Street east of Route 59. Average taxes in Crestview Knolls $9,672 Average association fees in Cr...

By William Margita, Las Vegas High Rise Condos & Luxury Homes
(Urban Nest Realty)
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HEALTH BENEFITS OF WATERFRONT LIVINGThere is an unprecedented clamor from the recent past and at present for a healthier lifestyle, with the populace trying out every gimmick that is advertised in weight control, dieting and exercise. All this is lost if you are living an urban lifestyle with eve...

By Robby Leviton, Knowles Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Make this incredible view in Ballard your home for $880,000. This small, well managed building provides the feel of a community and not just "a condo". Puget Sound and Olympic Mountain views greet you in this top floor corner unit. Updated kitchen/living/dining and deck flow together to expertly ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Indian Ridge, Glenview, Illinois - February 2019Indian Ridge is a single family home neighborhood built in the 1980s. Indian Ridge is located in Glenview, Illinois on Landwehr north of Lake. Average taxes in Indian Ridge $13,646 Average association fees in Indian Ridge $49 ($25 - $56) Average ho...

By Donald Payne, What's your Vision..
(Vision Realty)
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Buying a house in one state when you live in another can sound like a tricky proposition but if you prepare yourself and have the right resources, it can be a pretty smooth transaction. Here's what you should know about buying a home out of state.#1. Make sure you have a buyers agent. Regardless ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Middlefork Farms, Lake Forest, Illinois - February 2019Built in the early 2000s, Middlefork Farm is located in Lake Forest on Waukegan Road north of Route 60. This, the largest and most complicated land preservation project yet done by Open Lands, resulted in the preservation of 120 acres of a 2...

By Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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Gingerbrook, Bartlett, Illinois - February 2019Gingerbrook is a single family home subdivision built in the 1980s and 1990s. Gingerbrook is located in Bartlett, Illinois north of Stearns Road just east of Bartlett Road. Average taxes in Gingerbrook $8,293 Average association fees in Gingerbrook ...

By Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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Breton Manor, Batavia, Illinois - February 2019Breton Manor is a single family home neighborhood built in the 1970's. Breton Manor is located in Batavia, Illinois north of Pine Street and west of Kirk Road. Average taxes in Breton Manor $7,706 Average association fees in Breton Manor $0 Average ...

By Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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Horizon Elementary School, Hanover Park, IL - February 2019 About Horizon Elementary School Horizon Elementary School is a K,1-6 school in District 46, and is located at 1701 Greenbrook Boulevard in Hanover Park, IL. It services homes in Bartlett and Hanover Park. Average taxes $4,821 Average ye...

By Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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Sheffield Park, Schaumburg, Illinois - February 2019Sheffield Park is a single family neighborhood built in the early 1970s. Sheffield Park is located in Schaumburg, Illinois south of Bode Road and east of Springinsguth Road. Average taxes in Sheffield Park $5,863 Average association fees in She...

By Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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Hampshire Highlands, Hampshire, Illinois - February 2019Hampshire Highlands is a subdivision of single family homes built starting in 2005 by William Ryan Homes. Hampshire Highlands is located in Hampshire north of Oak Knoll Road and east of State Street. Average taxes in Hampshire Highlands $6,...

By William Margita, Las Vegas High Rise Condos & Luxury Homes
(Urban Nest Realty)
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10 IMPORTANT TIPS TO CONSIDER BEFORE INVESTING ON LANDThere are always two sides to a coin and invariably they are perennially different. It is the same when you talk to anyone about investing in land, there would be two very diverse opinions. Some may even say that they have burned their fingers...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Timber Ridge, Elgin, Illinois - February 2019Timber Ridge is a single family home subdivision built in the mid 1990s. Timber Ridge is located in Elgin, Illinois south of Big Timber Road and west of Coombs Road. Average taxes in Timber Ridge $8,792 Average association fees in Timber Ridge $17 ($1...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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2626 N. Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois - February 20192626 N Lakeview is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood on Lakeview North of Fullerton. This 42 story high building was built in 1968 and converted to condos in 1976. These 491 units are homes to 1,100 residents. 2626 N. Lakevi...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Statesman, Edgewater, Chicago, Illinois - February 2019The Statesman is a 20 floor condominium high-rise built in 1963 in the Edgewater of Chicago. Statesman condos are on Sheridan Road at Bryn Mawr at 5601 N. Sheridan. Average taxes in Statesman $1,781 Average association fees in Statesman $594...