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 Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
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Reston Virginia Single Family (Detached) Sales as of 1 July 2020 The inventory of single family detached homes for sale in Reston was 30 homes active on the market as of 1 July 2020 with new contracts running about 31 in the last month. Consequently, the absorption rate for these homes is about 1...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
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Reston Virginia Reston Town Center Home Sales as of 1 July 2020 The inventory of homes for sale in Reston's Town Center area was about 61 homes active on the market as of 1 July 2020. The available homes run the full spectrum of condos through townhomes from almost new to about 20 years in age. P...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Nathan's Glen is a subdivision of custom built single family homes that were built in the late 2010s. Nathan's Glen is location in South Barrington, Illinois on Leanda Lane south of Algonquin Road east of Bartlett Road. Average taxes in Nathan's Glen $0 Average association fees in Nathan's Glen $...

By Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR, Top Listing Broker
(BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253)
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Absolutely magnificent waterfront 5 bedroom 5 full bathroom estate pool home in the charming Davie community of Whispering Pines. Situated on a builder's acre, captivating modern South Florida open concept living at its finest offers spectacular pool and water views through elegant French doors. ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Laurelton Place is a single family home community built by Pulte Homes starting in fall of 2019 with a completion of Spring 2020. Laurelton Place is located in Aurora, Illinois east of Eola Road and north of Hafenrichter Road. Average taxes in Laurelton Place $0 Average association fees in Laurel...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Forest Oaks, Franklin, Wisconsin - July 2020Forest Oaks is a single family home neighborhood built in the late 1960's and 1970's. Forest Oaks is located in Franklin, Wisconsin south of Woods Road and east of Highway J. There is currently 1 home in Forest Oaks for sale ranging from $429,900 to $4...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Fairview is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid 1950s. Fairview is located in Skokie, Illinois on Touhy and Niles Center North. Average taxes in Fairview $6,663 Average association fees in Fairview $0 Average home size in Fairview 1,758 ft2 Average lot size in Fairview 0.25 acres A...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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About Lakewood Falls Elementary School Lakewood Falls Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 202, and is located at 14050 S Budler Road in Plainfield, IL. It services homes in Bolingbrook, Plainfield, and Romeoville. Average taxes $5,181 Average year built 2002 Photos of Lakewood Falls El...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
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Seven + Bedroom Condos and Homes For Sale Sunny Isles Beach Market Update via SIB Realty LLC  When you visit Sunny Isles Beach you will enjoy it - beautiful, white sand beaches, and exciting South Florida attractions and shopping. Sunny Isles Beach lies between the flowing Intracoastal Waterway a...

By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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 The message started with - "You probably won't like this news."   Not always the best message to listen to!   But, they were correct.   This lovely couple moved into Aurora almost three years ago, and we have been close ever since I met them!   Not often does this happen, but we all just clicked...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Roslyn Meadows is a maintenance free townhouse community built starting in 2018. Roslyn Meadows will feature a neighborhood park, walking paths and is located close to shopping/dining and the Metra Station. Roslyn Meadows is located in Barrington, Illinois north of Northwest Highway off of Cumnor...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Tri-Taylor is a condominium complex located in Chicago, Illinois off of Western Avenue and Roosevelt Road. Average taxes in Tri-taylor $4,201 Average association fees in Tri-taylor $201 ($80 - $327) Average home size in Tri-taylor 1,733 ft2 Average lot size in Tri-taylor 0.00 acres Average year b...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
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Reston Virginia Lakefront Home Sales as of 1 July 2020 The inventory of Lakefront Community homes for sale in Reston was 15 homes active on the market as of 1 July 2020. Direct Lakefront homes typically sell off at a faster rate than other homes in the Reston area. If you'd like to live on one of...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Terrace Square is a condo community built in the late 1970s. Terrace Square is located in Niles, Illinois on Dee Road and Terrace Road. Average taxes in Terrace Square $1,335 Average association fees in Terrace Square $317 ($200 - $510) Average home size in Terrace Square 982 ft2 Average lot size...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Waterford is a subdivision of single family homes built in the mid to late 2000's by Kimball Hill Homes. Waterford features offers homes with floor plans ranging from 2,428 to 3,545 square feet of living space. Waterford features 387 homes on 226 acres, green space with parks and bicycle paths, a...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
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Reston Virginia Condo Sales as of 1 July 2020 The inventory of Condos for sale in Reston was about 74 homes active on the market as of 1 July 2020 with new contracts running at about 46 in the last month. Consequently, the absorption rate for these homes is about 2 month's worth on the market. If...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
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Reston Virginia Townhome Sales as of 1 July 2020 The inventory of townhomes for sale in Reston was 46 homes active on the market as of 1 July 2020 with new contracts running about 59 in the last month. Consequently, the absorption rate for these homes is about 1 month's worth on the market. If yo...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Ravine Farms, Mequon, Wisconsin - July 2020Ravine Farms is a single family home subdivision built in the late 1970's. Ravine Farms is located in Mequon, Wisconsin south of Zedler Lane and east of Port Washington Road. There is currently 1 home in Ravine Farms for sale ranging from $499,000 to $4...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
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Florida Ocean Club Sunny Isles Beach.  As of today, 8 condos are offered for sale in Florida Ocean Club Sunny Isles Beach.  The Florida Ocean Club Sunny Isles Beach is oceanfront Condo located in the heart of Sunny Isles Beach is a real find. Featuring a distinctive South Florida architecture, b...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lotus Woods is a single family neighborhood located in Spring Grove, Illinois. Lotus Woods is in between West Lake Shore Drive and West Greenwood Avenue. Average taxes in Lotus Woods $4,154 Average association fees in Lotus Woods $0 Average home size in Lotus Woods 1,494 ft2 Average lot size in L...