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 Shannon Aspeslagh, In touch, In tune, In to you! Let us get you IN!
(Inteam Realty)
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Welcome to your own private resort complete with electric heated pool costing only $200 per month to heat! This magnificent home has it all, entertainers backyard that is one of a kind complete with Superstition Mountain views, pool and spa, large covered patio with built in BBQ area and darling ...
By Regina P. Brown, e-Pro Realtor
(California Coast & Country Homes, Inc.)
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If you have 30 houses on your list, you should narrow it down to a handful that you really like.  Then you can easily make a decision to purchase one of your favorite “finalists”.Did you know that a “green” home may cut your utility bill in half?  When you think about the cost of water, electric,...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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Bakers bay condos are located in North East Philadelphia close to the Delaware River.It is a gated community and there is a security guard at the entrance. I looked up the mls just now for active listings and found no active listings.There are 4 homes pending settlement. The average list price of...
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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Price Adjusted on 821 E. Accipiter Circle Clarksville TNIt's only been on the market for a few weeks but the sellers are serious about getting it sold. They have reduced the price and their loss is your gain. The home is move-in ready and 821 E. Accipiter Circle is ready to view.There are other h...
By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 4
 With Interest Rates as low as they are, it pays to know about qualifying loans in Texas.  The newest consumers entering into the market to purchase a home are millenials. They were born between the early 1980's - early 2000 and many are now qualifying for loans thanks to an improved economy in T...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Cage, Wilmette, Illinois - May 2015 About Cage Cage is a subdivision of single family homes located in Wilmette north of Lake Avenue and east of Green Bay Road. Average taxes in Cage $30,000 Average association fees in Cage $0 Average home size in Cage 4,943 ft2 Average lot size in Cage 0.40 acr...
By Joy Daniels
(Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.)
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Search other homes for sale in HarrisburgListing Details:8 Fox Chase Drive, HarrisburgMLS Number: 10270269Bedrooms: 5Baths: 4 Full, 1 HalfSquare Feet: 3,543Built (07) in-law suite w/entrance & vaulted ceiling, full kitchen, living rm w/gas FP, separate BR, walk-in shower, WIC. Main house w/much n...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Timbers, St. Charles, Illinois - May 2015 About Timbers The Timbers is a townhouse and single family neighborhood built in the late 1980's. The Timbers is located in St. Charles, Illinois on Route 34 north of Route 64. Average taxes in Timbers $6,471 Average association fees in Timbers $246 ($0 ...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Klein Creek, Winfield, Illinois - May 2015 About Klein Creek Klein Creek is a townhouse and single family home subdivision built by R. Russell Homes and R.A. Faganel Builders in the 1980's and 1990's. Klein Creek is located within the Royal Golf Club in Winfield, Illinois south of St. Charles Ro...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Monroe Middle School, Wheaton, IL - May 2015 About Monroe Middle School Monroe Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 200, and is located at 1855 Manchester Rd in Wheaton, IL. It services homes in Carol Stream, Wheaton, and Winfield. Single-FamilyHomes74 Condos &Townhomes6 Foreclosuresfor Sal...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Grant Community High School, Fox Lake, IL - May 2015 About Grant Community High School Grant Community High School is a 9-12 school in District 124, and is located at 285 E Grand Ave in Fox Lake, IL. It services homes in Fox Lake, Ingleside, Lake Villa, Lakemoor, McHenry, Round Lake, Round Lake ...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Villas of Maple Woods, Downers Grove, Illinois - May 2015 About Villas of Maple Woods Villas of Maple Woods is a townhome community built in the late 2010's. Villas of Maple Woods is located in Downers Grove, Illinois west of Belmont Road and south of Maple Avenue. Average taxes in Villas of Map...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Americana Towers, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois - May 2015 About Americana Towers Built in 1971, Americana Towers is located at 1636 N. Wells Street between North Ave and Eugenie in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. Americana Towers is a 33 floor high rise has 420 units with indoor and...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Bridlewood, Long Grove, Illinois - May 2015 About Bridlewood Bridlewood is a single family home neighborhood located in Long Grove, Illinois. Average taxes in Bridlewood $18,187 Average association fees in Bridlewood $1,500 ($1,500 - $1,500) Average home size in Bridlewood 3,299 ft2 Average lot ...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Edgebrook Elementary School, Mchenry, IL - May 2015 About Edgebrook Elementary School Edgebrook Elementary School is a P-3 school in District 15, and is located at 701 N Green St in Mchenry, IL. It services homes in Holiday Hills, Island Lake, and McHenry. Single-FamilyHomes44 Condos &Townhomes3...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Shady Hill, Barrington, Illinois - May 2015 About Shady Hill Shady Hill is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid 1920's. Shady Hill is located in Barrington, Illinois on Kelsey Road north of Route 22. Average taxes in Shady Hill $3,375 Average association fees in Shady Hill $0 Avera...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Park Lane, Park Ridge, Illinois - May 2015 About Park Lane Park Lane is a condo community in Park Ridge, Illinois. Park Lane is one block north of Touhy Avenue on Talcott Road. Park Lane is a gated community with 24 hour manned gatehouse which offers amenities including an outdoor pool, barbecue...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Wild Rose Elementary School, St. Charles, IL - May 2015 About Wild Rose Elementary School Wild Rose Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 303, and is located at 36W730 Red Haw Ln in St. Charles, IL. It services homes in South Elgin and St. Charles. Single-FamilyHomes39 Condos &Townhomes3...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Hickory Hills Estates, Mundelein, Illinois - May 2015 About Hickory Hills Estates Custom built homes built in the mid 2000's and located in Mundelein east of Midlothian Road just north of Loch Lomond Lake and subdivision. Average taxes in Hickory Hills Estates $9,298 Average association fees in ...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
North Beverly, Chicago, Illinois - May 2015 About North Beverly Located in Chicago, North Beverly is on 93rd east of Damen. Average taxes in North Beverly $10,690 Average association fees in North Beverly $0 Average home size in North Beverly 3,528 ft2 Average lot size in North Beverly 0.00 acre...