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 Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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Are You Working With An Agent? If you call us to see a home you found on our website, you can expect us to ask you one of the following questions:  "Are you working with an agent?" or "If you fall in love with this home, do you have an agent who would be writing the contract?". If you prefer ema...
By Chuck Carstensen, Minnesota Real Estate Expert
(RE/MAX Results)
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  Searching for a home for sale in Savage MN now? Please take a minute to check out MNHomeShop.com there you will find many homes for sale in your price range and you will be able to click on them and then ask me to view them. There is a home at 14717 Meadowood Drive in Savage MN granite counter...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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July 21 to July 25 will be the return of Summer Movies in downtown Bethesda. For five nights, you can enjoy the 10th annual outdoor movie series at the corner of Norfolk and Auburn Avenues in Bethesda.  The movies begin at 9 pm and you should get there early to claim one of the limited number of ...
By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
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Clearwater Florida's magnificent intercoastal waterway beckons. Are you ready to seriously begin your relocation plans?What could be better than knowing you have an intercoastal waterway like this within minutes from your very own door? That means fresh fish whenever you either go fishing or go d...
By Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents, Put 40 years of experience to work for you
(Lyon Real Estate)
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There are days in the real estate business that you can see the train wreck coming. It often starts with the buyer's agent who is trying desperately to capture the perfect home for her home buyer but the buyer just is not ready to act. Yesterday, a buyer asked her agent to find out the amount of ...
By Tammie White, Franklin Homes Realty, Franklin TN
((615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com)
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Chances are if you have Googled anything in reference to Franklin TN real estate, our website has popped up in the SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages). You will find every property currently available for sale in Franklin. As a matter of fact, you have access to every single property available in...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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833 W. 15th, Near West Side, Chicago, Illinois - May 2015 About 833 W. 15th 833 W. 15th is a condo building built in 2005 in the University Village neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 833 W. 15th $3,830 Average association fees in 833 W. 15th $447 ($447 - $447) Average home size in 833 W. ...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Pine Creek, North Aurora, Illinois - May 2015 About Pine Creek Pine Creek is a single family home neighborhood built in the late 1990's by Windham Deerpoint Homes. Pine Creek features homes with floor plans ranging from 1,550 to 2,650 square feet of living space. Pine Creek is located in North A...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Aspen Meadows, Palatine, Illinois - May 2015 About Aspen Meadows Aspen Meadows is a single family home neighborhood in Palatine, Illinois. Average taxes in Aspen Meadows $17,773 Average association fees in Aspen Meadows $0 Average home size in Aspen Meadows 3,722 ft2 Average lot size in Aspen Me...
By Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.
(Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria)
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 Astoria are Victorian-Style mid rise condominiums located at 2100 Lee Highway in Arlington, Va. Having access to I-66 makes these condos very convenient for short commutes. Construction of Astoria was finished in 1987. Moreover, the condos are close to Courthouse Metro on the Orange line. School...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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College Hill, Crystal Lake, Illinois - May 2015 About College Hill College Hill is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid 1980's. College Hill is located in Crystal Lake, Illinois east of Route 31 and north of Route 176. Average taxes in College Hill $6,198 Average association fees i...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Townhomes of Princeton, Hoffman Estates, Illinois - May 2015 About Townhomes of Princeton Townhomes of Princeton is a town house community built in the early 2000's by Kenar. Floor plans range from 1,726 to 1,937 square feet. Townhomes of Princeton features 172 homes within a landscaped 2 acre g...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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The Fields, Naperville, Illinois - May 2015 About The Fields The Fields is a single family home and townhouse community built in the late 1980's and early 1990's. The Fields is located in Naperville, Illinois on Plainfield Road north of 75th. Average taxes in The Fields $5,006 Average associatio...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Harvell Farms, Batavia, Illinois - May 2015 About Harvell Farms Harvell Farms is a single family home neifghborhood built in the 1990's. Harvell Farms features homes with floor plans ranging from 2,000 to 3,800 square feet of living space. Harvell Farms is located in Batavia, Illinois on Main ea...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Casey Farms, Hoffman Estates, Illinois - May 2015 About Casey Farms Casey Farms is a subdivision of single family and townhomes/duplexes built in the early 1990's. Casey Farms is located south of Golf Road just off of Harmon Blvd. Average taxes in Casey Farms $12,384 Average association fees in ...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Salceda Del Norte, Northbrook, Illinois - May 2015 About Salceda Del Norte Salceda Del Norte is a condo community located in Northbrook, Illinois. Salceda Del Norte is on Shermer north of Willow. Average taxes in Salceda Del Norte $3,704 Average association fees in Salceda Del Norte $574 ($549 -...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Mechanics Grove Elementary School, Mundelein, IL - May 2015 About Mechanics Grove Elementary School Mechanics Grove Elementary School is a 2-5 school in District 75, and is located at 1200 N Midlothian Rd in Mundelein, IL. It services homes in Mundelein. Single-FamilyHomes13 Condos &Townhomes2 F...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Carriages of Grosse Pointe, Vernon Hills, Illinois - May 2015 About Carriages of Grosse Pointe The Carriages is a townhouse community developed by Centex Homes in about 1993. The Carriages features 252 town homes with seven floor plans. The Carriages is located off of Route 45 east of Route 83 i...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lake Park Plaza, Lake View, Chicago, Illinois - May 2015 About Lake Park Plaza Lake Park Plaza is a condominium high-rise in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Lake Park Plaza is on Pine Grove south of Irving Park Road at 3930 N. Pine Grove. Average taxes in Lake Park Plaza $2,812 A...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Peter J Palombi School, Lake Villa, IL - May 2015 About Peter J Palombi School Peter J Palombi School is a 7-8 school in District 41, and is located at 133 Mckinley Ave in Lake Villa, IL. It services homes in Ingleside, Lake Villa, Lindenhurst, and Round Lake Beach. Single-FamilyHomes42 Condos &...