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!

Trending blogs on Home Buying

 
By George Foster, Home Specialist - www.realestateoftampabay.com
(Peoples Choice Realty Services)
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Step 4. InspectionsWhen you buy a New Home, there are different types of inspections you should do.If you are buying an inventory home, you should have an independent home inspection, at your cost, performed by an inspector of your choice. Preferably someone with a background in home construction...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
Comments 14
 Buying a Home in a Choice Location  Ask any homeowner, buying a home is a big deal. And most homeowners will tell you before you set down roots and buy a home. Not only do you want to get a great deal, but also you want to buy in a choice neighborhood, too. When you buy a home, not only should y...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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May 2015 Foreclosure Bank Owned Property For Sale Delta, COCountywide the number of bank owned properties is falling. Although there is still an active inventory of foreclosure homes available in Delta. There is a good mix of property available at very affordable prices. This market report covers...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 3
   The housing market in Plano, Texas continues to peak the interest in people currently living in the City of Plano, its surrounding areas, and many people relocating to the area. The new Toyota Corporate Headquarters is bringing lots of new people to Texas.  Currently there are sufficient listi...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
Comments 5
Today we closed 800 Elgin #1009 at the Optima Horizons. A 2 bedroom 2 bath luxury condo in the heart of downtown Evanston. Walking distance to the Metra, EL and Northwestern University this is a very desirable building. With a door person, full sized pool, exercise room and beautiful deck and a f...
By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
Comments 3
Search other homes for sale in HarrisburgListing Details:2312 Forest Lane, HarrisburgMLS Number: 10270227Bedrooms: 5Baths: 3 Full, 2 HalfSquare Feet: 3,446Relocation includes 1% paid to Buyer for Closing Costs. Fabulous outdoor space w/covered & open patios, fenced yard, fire pit. New Hardwood (’...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Bedford Green, Glenview, Illinois - May 2015 About Bedford Green Bedford Green is a single family neighborhood located in Glenview, Illinois. Average taxes in Bedford Green $15,612 Average association fees in Bedford Green $500 ($500 - $500) Average home size in Bedford Green 0 ft2 Average lot s...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Edgewater, Shorewood, Illinois - May 2015 About Edgewater Edgewater is a single family home community built by Kimball Hill Homes from the mid to late 2000's. Edgewater features homes ranging in size from 1,806 to 3,635 square feet. Edgewater is located in Shorewood, Illinois north of Black Road...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Twin Pond Farms, Lake Barrington, Illinois - May 2015 About Twin Pond Farms Twin Pond Farms is a custom built single family subdivision built in the 1980's. Twin Pond Farms is located in Lake Barrington, Illinois west of Route 59 and north of Roberts Road. Average taxes in Twin Pond Farms $10,20...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Luellyn Acres, Joliet, Illinois - May 2015 About Luellyn Acres   Average taxes in Luellyn Acres $11,258 Average association fees in Luellyn Acres $0 Average home size in Luellyn Acres 5,223 ft2 Average lot size in Luellyn Acres 0.50 acres Average year built in Luellyn Acres 1967 Homes for sale i...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Wineberry, Libertyville, Illinois - May 2015 About Wineberry Wineberry is a custom single family home neighborhood built in the early 2000's. Homes range in size from 3,000 to 5,000 square feet of living space. Wineberry is located in Libertyville, Illinois on Route 137 west of Milwaukee. Averag...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Colonial Manor, Mount Prospect, Illinois - May 2015 About Colonial Manor Colonial Manor is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid 1950's. Colonial Manor is located in Mount Prospect, Illinois on Elmhurst West of Route 83. Average taxes in Colonial Manor $7,134 Average association fee...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Vision On State, Loop, Chicago, Illinois - May 2015 About Vision On State Vision On State is a condo building in the South loop neighborhood on the corner of Roosevelt Road and State Street. Vision On State is located at 1255 South State Street. Average taxes in Vision On State $2,068 Average as...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Woodland Hills, Batavia, Illinois - May 2015 About Woodland Hills Woodland Hills is a single family home neighborhood built in the 1960's. Woodland Hills is located in Batavia, Illinois on Pine west of Kirk. Average taxes in Woodland Hills $7,790 Average association fees in Woodland Hills $0 Ave...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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MacArthur Elementary School, Hoffman Estates, IL - May 2015 About MacArthur Elementary School MacArthur Elementary School is a K,1-6 school in District 54, and is located at 1800 Chippendale Rd in Hoffman Estates, IL. It services homes in Hoffman Estates. Single-FamilyHomes5 Condos &Townhomes0 F...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Fox Glen, Yorkville, Illinois - May 2015 About Fox Glen Fox Glen is a single family neighborhood in Yorkville, Illinois. Fox Glen is located on Fox Glen Drive west of Route 34 and Route 47. Average taxes in Fox Glen $6,962 Average association fees in Fox Glen $0 Average home size in Fox Glen 2,2...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
The Woods, Schaumburg, Illinois - May 2015 About The Woods The Woods is a single family home neighborhood built in the early 1970's. The Woods is located off of Schaumburg Road and Roselle Road in Schaumburg, Illinois. Average taxes in The Woods $7,908 Average association fees in The Woods $0 Av...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
212 Cullerton, Loop, Chicago, Illinois - May 2015 About 212 Cullerton 212 Cullerton are a mid-rise condos built in 2002. 212 Cullerton condos are located in the South Loop of Chicago, Illinois. Amenities include door person, exercise room, bike room. It is located near Soldier Field, McCormick P...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Maimans, Wauconda, Illinois - May 2015 About Maimans Maimansis a single family home neighborhood in Wauconda, Illinois. Maimans is located between Grand Boulevard and Sheridan Drive, north of Wauconda Road. Average taxes in Maimans $5,150 Average association fees in Maimans $135 ($0 - $135) Aver...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Oak Bluff Estates, Lemont, Illinois - May 2015 About Oak Bluff Estates Oak Bluff Estates is a gated community of custom built single family homes. Oak Bluff Estates is located in Lemont, Illinois west of Lemont Road and north of Bluff Road. Average taxes in Oak Bluff Estates $0 Average associati...