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 John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
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Looking for a new home in Summerlin? KB Home, Lennar, Ryland, Toll Brothers, and Woodside Homes all have active new-home communities. These photos are from a KB Home neighborhood with plans from 1,849 to over 2,600 square feet, with prices starting in the mid 300's.Build time is generally 4-6 mon...
By John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
Comments 4
The Cadence Bike Share Program is one of the unique amenities of Cadence, the newest master planned community in Henderson NV. Through Social Bicycles, the community will have 20 bikes for riders to enjoy the 50-acre cental park (currently at 11 acres), mountain views to the east, and the Las Veg...
By Ron Chastain, What ever it takes
(Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners)
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How easy or hard it is for Henry County home buyers to secure a mortgage with attractive terms is a key element in the local real estate picture. Henry County mortgage credit provides the oil that that keeps residential home sales moving smoothly; that, or it becomes a damper (or even something c...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
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Under Contract in Four Winds At Oakton in Oakton, Va 221243178 Summit Sq Drive #3-C12 Oakton, Va 22124This one bedroom, one bath condo is now under contract courtesy of Amanda Davidson with Living A Dream Real Estate. The condo is filled with natural light and features granite countertops, an in ...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Market Square Lofts, Loop, Chicago, Illinois - May 2015 About Market Square Lofts Market Square is a condo building in the Chicago Loop. Market Square is located south off Congress at 161 W. Harrison Street, Chicago, Illinois. Average taxes in Market Square Lofts $4,444 Average association fees ...
By Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
Comments 24
 Looking at Homes For Sale While You are On Vacation in FloridaJust like all other Realtors® in an outside of Florida, all my marketing efforts are to attract buyers and sellers who are willing, able and ready to buy or sell a home. When I receive a call from someone who is not sure when they wil...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Available Homes for Sale Near Hankook Tire Plant, Clarksville TNThe construction is progressing nicely with the new training center for Hankook Tire Plant. We are already seeing this Clarksville TN plant adding to the economy and employment numbers of Montgomery County. It is going to give a trem...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
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2909 Eastern Shore Drive Huntsville, Alabama 35763 Coming Soon Patio Home For SaleBe the first to view this home in Eastern Shore before it goes on the market. The home owner will allow showing, however is getting the house ready for photos and listing in the Multiple Listing Service. So call or ...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 5
Wooded Lots and a Creek...Northridge Subdivision Cedaredge May 2015This is update real estate information for Northridge Subdivision. Wooded lots and a creek are features of some of the properties in Northridge Subdivision. Real estate listing activity has picked up a bit in this area, but overal...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
Comments 3
When buyer's agents call me to discuss submitting lowball offers for homes in East Sacramento, for example, they often point out facts to me as though I don't have eyeballs in my own head. They will make obvious pronouncements such as, "This home has been on the market for 30 days."  I carry just...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Oak Grove Elementary School, Libertyville, IL - May 2015 About Oak Grove Elementary School Oak Grove Elementary School is a P-8 school in District 68, and is located at 1700 Oplaine Rd in Libertyville, IL. It services homes in Green Oaks, Lake Bluff, and Libertyville. Single-FamilyHomes54 Condos...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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Warminster township is located in bucks county in Centennial school district.I looked up the mls just now for single homes in Warminster with a pool , a garage and basement . There are 8 homes for sale. the lowest price is $239,900 and highest price is 399,900. If you are looking to buy a home wi...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Three Oaks School, Cary, IL - May 2015 About Three Oaks School Three Oaks School is a K-4 school in District 26, and is located at 1514 3 Oaks Rd in Cary, IL. It services homes inCary. Single-FamilyHomes37 Condos &Townhomes1 Foreclosuresfor Sale4 NewConstruction0 AdultCommunities0 Homes for sale...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Waterford Place, Naperville, Illinois - May 2015 About Waterford Place Waterford Place is a single family home subdivision. Waterford Place is located in Naperville, Illinois north of 75th Street and east of Washington Street. Average taxes in Waterford Place $21,754 Average association fees in ...
By Regina P. Brown, e-Pro Realtor
(California Coast & Country Homes, Inc.)
Comments 4
What is the value of signing a Buyer/Broker Representation Agreement?• It is an employment agreement to hire your Realtor®• You and your REALTOR® are committed to working with each other• It allows your REALTOR® to write offers, submit offers, and negotiate on your behalf• It allows your REALTOR®...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Admiral's Pointe, Near North Side, Chicago, Illinois - May 2015 About Admiral's Pointe Admirals Pointe is a 24 story 171 unit residential condo building. Admirals Pointe is located at 645 N Kingsbury in River North neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Average taxes in Admiral's Pointe $3,308 Avera...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
South Barrington Green, South Barrington, Illinois - May 2015 About South Barrington Green South Barrington Green is a single family home subdivision. South Barrington Green is located in South Barrington, Illinois north of Penny Road and east of Bartlett Road. Average taxes in South Barrington ...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Homes for Sale in Riverside, Illinois - May 2015Riverside currently has 95 single family homes for sale with an average list price of $523,500 and 14 condos and town homes for sale ranging from $69,500 to $489,000. The average annual property tax for Riverside is $10,414. Single-FamilyHomes95 Con...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Terrace Place, Chicago, Illinois - May 2015 About Terrace Place Terrace Place is a low-rise condominium community located in Chicago, Illinois south of Catalpa Avenue and west of Western Avenue. Average taxes in Terrace Place $3,298 Average association fees in Terrace Place $370 ($370 - $370) Av...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Walten Meadows, Hoffman Estates, Illinois - May 2015 About Walten Meadows Walten Meadows is a single family home neighborhood built in the early 1980's. Walten Meadows is located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois on Worthington Road and Gannon Road south of Golf Road. Average taxes in Walten Meadows ...