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 Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
Comments 15
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 Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 19
People love to live in Warminster. Homes are affordable and taxes are low. There are many parks in Warminster. The township has many activities throughout the year.I looked up the mls just now for detached homes for sale.There are 15 single homes under $250,000  for sale in Warminster.The lowest ...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
Comments 7
Sometimes I'm surprised at which house sells as quickly as it does. This was one of them.  It was a "fixer upper" and I honestly expected it to linger on the market for weeks if not months.  But sometimes the right person sees our on line marketing and shows up ready to buy.  That's what happened...
By E. Steve Banis, Jr., Real Estate Agent with Dana Properties
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
Comments 0
 Ladson NO BANK Handyman Special Rent to Own Home Fre.e Rent 3bd-2ba  SEE:Beautiful 136 Two Pond Loop On the Loop Ladson, SC 29456 Brookhaven Private Subdivision  Dorchester County District 2 Schools (Best Schools in South Carolina!)Special Rent to Own Pricing is Available on our Website !  ★★Ha...
By Elyse Berman, PA, ABR, GRI, Realtor, Boca Raton, Florida 561-716-7824
(Realty Associates Florida Properties, Boca Raton, FL)
Comments 3
Homes for Sale in the Tivoli Reserve Neighborhood Boynton Beach, FLWhy Do People Live here?  Tivoli Reserve is an upscale neighborhood of active adult homes located in Boynton Beach, FL.  It is not uncommon to see people out walking their dogs because Tivoli Reserve is a pet-friendly community in...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Ransom Ridge, Niles, Illinois - May 2015 About Ransom Ridge Ransom Ridge is a single family home neighborhood in Niles, Illinois. Average taxes in Ransom Ridge $11,422 Average association fees in Ransom Ridge $0 Average home size in Ransom Ridge 2,881 ft2 Average lot size in Ransom Ridge 0.00 ac...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Sexton Lofts, Near North Side, Chicago, Illinois - May 2015 About Sexton Lofts Converted in the early 2000's, The Sexton is a 252 unit residential condo building located at 360 W Illinois in River North neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. The secton was built in 1923 and originally served as a wa...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
River Oaks, Warrenville, Illinois - May 2015 About River Oaks River Oaks is a single family homes subdivision built in the 1970's and 1980's. River Oaks is located in Warrenville, Illinois east of Route 59 and north of Batavia Road. Average taxes in River Oaks $5,444 Average association fees in ...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Willows, Northbrook, Illinois - May 2015 About Willows Willows is a single family home neighborhood located in Northbrook, Illinois. Average taxes in Willows $8,869 Average association fees in Willows $0 Average home size in Willows 2,138 ft2 Average lot size in Willows 0.25 acres Average year b...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Fox Ridge Elementary School, St. Charles, IL - May 2015 About Fox Ridge Elementary School Fox Ridge Elementary School is a P-5 school in District 303, and is located at 1905 E Tyler Rd in St. Charles, IL. It services homes in St. Charles and Wayne. Single-FamilyHomes21 Condos &Townhomes4 Foreclo...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Ellsworth Elementary School, Naperville, IL - May 2015 About Ellsworth Elementary School Ellsworth Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 203, and is located at 145 N Sleight St in Naperville, IL. It services homes in Naperville. Single-FamilyHomes24 Condos &Townhomes2 Foreclosuresfor Sal...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Ashton Grove Condominiums, Westmont, Illinois - May 2015 About Ashton Grove Condominiums Ashton Grove Condominiums were built in 2006s. Ashton Grove Condominiums are located in Westmont, Illinois on Cass Avenue north of 67th Street. Average taxes in Ashton Grove Condominiums $5,346 Average assoc...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Countryside, Glenview, Illinois - May 2015 About Countryside Countryside is a subdivision of single family homes built in the 1940's and 1950's. Countryside is located in Glenview, Illinois south of Glenview Road and east of Route 21. Average taxes in Countryside $9,741 Average association fees ...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Surrey Ridge, Sleepy Hollow, Illinois - May 2015 About Surrey Ridge Surrey Ridge is located in Sleepy Hollow on Rte 72 & Locust. Average taxes in Surrey Ridge $4,878 Average association fees in Surrey Ridge $229 ($229 - $229) Average home size in Surrey Ridge 1,549 ft2 Average lot size in Surrey...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Fairview Estates, Western Springs, Illinois - May 2015 About Fairview Estates Fairview Estates is a single family home neighborhood located in Western Springs, Illinois. Fairview Estates is on Franklin Ave. and Johnson Ave., and off of 47th St. East of Wolf Road. Average taxes in Fairview Estate...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Ardmore Elementary School, Villa Park, IL - May 2015 About Ardmore Elementary School Ardmore Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 45, and is located at 225 S Harvard Ave in Villa Park, IL. It services homes in Lombard and Villa Park. Single-FamilyHomes31 Condos &Townhomes1 Foreclosuresf...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Scott Elementary School, Naperville, IL - May 2015 About Scott Elementary School Scott Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 203, and is located at 500 Warwick Dr in Naperville, IL. It services homes in Naperville. Single-FamilyHomes19 Condos &Townhomes9 Foreclosuresfor Sale3 NewConstruc...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Windy Point, Des Plaines, Illinois - May 2015 About Windy Point Windy Point is a single family home neighborhood in Des Plaines, Illinois. Windy Point is located on Wolf north of Rand. Average taxes in Windy Point $6,463 Average association fees in Windy Point $0 Average home size in Windy Point...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Brigadoon, Cary, Illinois - May 2015 About Brigadoon Brigadoon is a single family home neighborhood built over years beginning in about the mid-1950s. Brigadoon is located in Cary, Illinois off of West Main and High. Average taxes in Brigadoon $8,447 Average association fees in Brigadoon $0 Aver...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Elysees, Near North Side, Chicago, Illinois - May 2015 About Elysees Elysees is located in Chicago on Chestnut west of Michigan at 111 E. Chestnut. Elysees is a 444 condo high-rise built in the 1970's in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in Elysees $4,480 Average association ...