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 Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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Whisper Creek, Mokena, Illinois - February 2019Whisper Creek is a duplex and single family home community built by Hartz Homes starting in 2010. Whisper Creek is located In Mokena, Illinois in Whisper Creek Way south of Maple Road and west of Townline Road. Average taxes in Whisper Creek $7,537 ...

By Anita Sullivan
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Prestonfield, West Chicago, Illinois - February 2019Prestonfield is a single family home neighborhood built in 2004 by Concord Homes. Prestonfield features homes with floor plans ranging from 2,338 to 3,489 square feet of living space. Prestonfield is located in West Chicago, Illinois south of N...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Newport Condominiums, Kenwood, Chicago, Illinois - February 2019Newport Condominiums is a condo building in the Kenwood neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Newport Condominiums are located at 4800 S. Chicago Beach Drive. Average taxes in Newport Condominiums $1,457 Average association fees in New...

By Derrik Carlson, Real Estate In Park City
(KW Park City Keller Williams Real Estate)
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Old Town Park City, Ut Real Estate for SaleBasic Statistics of Park City Real Estate:(active MLS listings)Vacant Land: 28% | Condominium 58% | Single-Family Homes 28%Search Old Town Park City, Utah Real Estate for SaleStatistics include every home, condo, or piece of land listed for sale in Old T...

By Anita Sullivan
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Coquille Point, Frankfort, Illinois - February 2019Coquille Point is a single family home community built in the early 2000s by Highlander Development. Coquille Point features custom home ranging from 2,500 to 2,850 square feet. Coquille Point is located in Frankfort, Illinois north of Steger Ro...

By Anita Sullivan
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518 Winnetka, Winnetka, Illinois - February 2019518 Winnetka (Winnetka Belvedere) is a 10 unit condo building built in 2005. 518 Winnetka is located in Winnetka, Illinois on the southwest corner of Green Bay Road and Winnetka Avenue. Average taxes in 518 Winnetka $10,209 Average association fees...

By Anita Sullivan
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Homes for Sale in Roselle, Illinois - February 2019Roselle is a village in DuPage and Cook counties in Illinois. It is a a western suburb of Chicago and part of the Chicago metropolitan area. According to the 2010 census, the population was 22,763.Roselle currently has 73 single family homes with...

By Anita Sullivan
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Homes for Sale in West Dundee, Illinois - February 2019West Dundee currently has 31 single family homes with an average list price of $362,613 and 3 condos/townhomes with an average list price of $204,133. The average annual property tax for West Dundee is $7,896. Single-Family Homes 31 for sale ...

By Anita Sullivan
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Homes for Sale in Elk Grove Village, Illinois - February 2019Elk Grove Village is a village in northeastern Illinois located primarily in Cook County with a small portion in DuPage County. Elk Grove Village is adjacent to O'Hare International Airport. According to the 2010 Census Elk Grove Villag...

By Anita Sullivan
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Arthur Traube, Algonquin, Illinois - February 2019Arthur Traube is a single family home subdivision. Arthur Traube is located in Algonquin, Illinois west of Main Street and south of Edgewood Drive. Average taxes in Arthur Traube $0 Average association fees in Arthur Traube $0 Average home size i...

By Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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Hunt Club Elementary School, Oswego, IL - February 2019 About Hunt Club Elementary School Hunt Club Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 308, and is located at 4001 Hunt Club Drive in Oswego, IL. It services homes in Montgomery, Oswego, and Yorkville. Average taxes $12,513 Average year ...

By Anita Sullivan
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Homes for Sale in Chicago Heights, Illinois - February 2019Chicago Heights is a city in Cook County, Illinois, a suburb southwest of downtown Chicago. According to the 2010 census, the population was 30,276.Chicago Heights currently has 102 single family homes with an average list price of $92,32...

By Anita Sullivan
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Steeple Run, Tinley Park, Illinois - February 2019Steeple Run is a single family and townhouse community. Steeple Run is located in Tinley Park, Illinois north of 167th Street and east of Harlem Avenue. Average taxes in Steeple Run $5,603 Average association fees in Steeple Run $183 ($180 - $190...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lincolnwood Towers, Lincolnwood, Illinois - February 2019Lincolnwood Towers is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid 1950s. Lincolnwood Towers is located in Lincolnwood, Illinois on Pratt and Central. Average taxes in Lincolnwood Towers $15,852 Average association fees in Lincolnwoo...

By Anita Sullivan
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Edward J Tobin Elementary School, Burbank, IL - February 2019 About Edward J Tobin Elementary School Edward J Tobin Elementary School is a K,1-6 school in District 111, and is located at 8501 Narragansett Avenue in Burbank, IL. It services homes in Burbank. Average taxes $4,711 Average year buil...

By Brian Petrelli, MBA, GRI
(The Brian Petrelli Team - Metro Brokers)
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Several new clients have been contacted us this month asking about Bear Creek Lakewood Homes. As Buyers continue to far outnumber Sellers, we are checking the inventory of Lakewood Homes every day, watching for properties as they are entered into the MLS. As we were researching properties for one...

By Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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455 W. St James, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois - February 2019455 W. St James is a 28 unit condominium building built in 1970. 455 W. St James is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 455 W. St James $2,229 Average association fees in 455 W. St James $281 ($163 ...

By Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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Homes for sale in Washington Heights, Chicago, Illinois - February 2019 About Washington Heights Washington Heights currently has 183 homes for sale with an average list price of $157,285. The average annual property tax for the Washington Heights area is $2,286. Average taxes in Washington Heig...

By Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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Coachlight Manor, Mount Prospect, Illinois - February 2019Coachlight Manor is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid 1960s. Coachlight Manor is located in Mount Prospect, Illinois on Euclid Avenue west of Burning Bush Road. Average taxes in Coachlight Manor $7,626 Average association...

By Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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Fox River Woodlands, Geneva, Illinois - February 2019Fox River Woodlands is a subdivision of single family homes in Geneva, Illinois. Fox River Woodlands is located north of Route 38 and east of Bennett Street. Average taxes in Fox River Woodlands $7,209 Average association fees in Fox River Woo...