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 Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
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Casita - Orange CA   If you are a condo buyer looking to find out more information on Casita in Orange, then you have come to the right place! Our website features a plethora of information on Casita, including amenities, HOA information, condos for sale, a photo tour, and so much more! Our webs...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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North Elementary School, Villa Park, IL - October 2017 About North Elementary School North Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 45, and is located at 150 W Sunset Avenue in Villa Park, IL. It services homes in Elmhurst and Villa Park. Average taxes $4,907 Average association fees $0 Ave...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Emery Manor, Elmhurst, Illinois - October 2017 About Emery Manor Emery Manor is a subdivision of single family homes built in the 1950s. Emery Manor is located in Elmhurst, Illinois south of Armitage Avenue and east of West Avenue. Average taxes in Emery Manor $6,337 Average association fees in ...

By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
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No… ¡Usted no necesita 20 % de pago inicial para comprar AHORA!  09 09UTC octubre 09UTC 2017  Down Payments, First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Move-Up Buyers   El Aspiring Home Buyers Profile de la Asociación nacional de Realtors (NAR por sus siglas en inglés)encontró que el público estadounid...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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John E Albright Middle School, Villa Park, IL - October 2017 About John E Albright Middle School John E Albright Middle School is a 5-8 school in District 48, and is located at 1110 S Villa Avenue in Villa Park, IL. It services homes in Elmhurst, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace, and Villa Park. Aver...

By George Kiefer, Broker, GRI, CDPE, CLHMS in Austin Texas
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Taylor Texas - This subdivision, Mustang Creek, is Taylor's premier upscale large lot neighborhood. This home has both geothermal and solar power upgrades lowering utility costs approximately 70%. This custom home backs to a wooded dry creek and sits on a private 0.4488-acre lot. Additional feat...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lincoln Elementary School, Addison, IL - October 2017 About Lincoln Elementary School Lincoln Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 4, and is located at 720 N Lincoln Avenue in Addison, IL. It services homes in Addison and Wood Dale. Average taxes $4,312 Average association fees $0 Avera...

By Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN
(Value Added Service, 602-620-2699)
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It’s been said that the simplest changes can sometimes have the biggest impact.  For me, it’s a pillow.  Staying at my daughter’s home this past weekend, I noticed the pillows on her guest bed were fluffier than mine.  And that same fluffy pillow took the pressure off my back like nobody’s busine...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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 Options Following a Defaulted Transaction in OntarioQuestion:Buyer can't close on time (needs another month) and has given a $15,000 deposit with their original offer. They have exhausted all resources in every scenario. IF THEY DON'T close, does my seller get to keep the deposit? Answer:Actuall...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Stonegate, Clarendon Hills, Illinois - October 2017 About Stonegate Stonegate is a subdivision of single family homes built in the 1960s and 1970s. Stonegate is located in Clarendon Hills, Illinois backing to the Hinsdale Golf Club which is south of Ogden Avenue and east of Oxford Avenue. Averag...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Tuxedo Park, Elmhurst, Illinois - October 2017 About Tuxedo Park Tuxedo Park is a single family home subdivision in Elmhurst, Illinois. Tuxedo Park is located east of York Street and north of Crescent Avenue. Average taxes in Tuxedo Park $16,918 Average association fees in Tuxedo Park $0 Average...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Elmhurst Gardens, Elmhurst, Illinois - October 2017 About Elmhurst Gardens Elmhurst Gardens is a single family home subdivision. Elmhurst Gardens is located in Elmhurst, Illinois south of Route 20 and east orf Route 83. Average taxes in Elmhurst Gardens $4,551 Average association fees in Elmhurs...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Medinah Highlands, Addison, Illinois - October 2017 About Medinah Highlands Medinah Highlands is a single family home subdivision built in the 1980's. Medinah Highlands is located in Addison, Illinois north of Lake Street and west of Itasca Road. Average taxes in Medinah Highlands $11,518 Averag...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Tri State Village, Hinsdale, Illinois - October 2017 About Tri State Village Tri State Village is a single family home subdivision. Tri State Village is located in Hinsdale, Illinois east of Route 83 and south of 83rd Street. Average taxes in Tri State Village $11,079 Average association fees in...

By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
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¡Comprar sigue siendo más barato que alquilar en 39 estados!  17 17UTC octubre 17UTC 2017  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Interest Rates, Move-Up Buyers,   En el último informe de Trulia ‘Alquilar Vs. Comprar (Rent vs.Buy Report)’, Ellos explicaron que ser propietario de casa sigue siendo m...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Fischer Elementary School, Elmhurst, IL - October 2017 About Fischer Elementary School Fischer Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 205, and is located at 888 N Wilson Street in Elmhurst, IL. It services homes in Addison, Bensenville, and Elmhurst. Average taxes $3,401 Average associati...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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College View, Elmhurst, Illinois - October 2017 About College View College View is a subdivision of single family homes in Elmhurst, Illinois. College View is located south of Alexander Blvd. and east of West Avenue. Average taxes in College View $11,011 Average association fees in College View ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Ruth Lake Woods, Hinsdale, Illinois - October 2017 About Ruth Lake Woods Ruth Lake Woods is a duplex and townhouse subdivision built in the late 1980's. Ruth Lake Woods is located in Hinsdale, Illinois north of 63rd Street and west of Madison Street. Average taxes in Ruth Lake Woods $8,307 Avera...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Addison Market Trends for September 2017Addison home sales for the month of September decreased in volume by 26.1% when compared to last year, while the median sale price decreased by 1.3% from $202,500 to $199,950. The number of Single Family homes sales decreased by 11.5%, while the median sal...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Westwood, Addison, Illinois - October 2017 About Westwood Westwood is a single family home subdivision built in the 1960's. Westwood is located in Addison, Illinois west of Mill Road and north of Army Trail Road. Average taxes in Westwood $7,774 Average association fees in Westwood $0 Average ho...