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)
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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 Patty Ann Knutson, Solutions Real Estate
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Most people are familiar with homeowners associations (HOA) fees being attached to structures like condos or townhomes. However, this isn't always the case; in the 1980s developers began construction of these developments, in the form of single family homes. HOA fees, rules, and regulations were ...
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 Edward & Celia Maddox, EXPERIENCE & INTEGRITY - WE TAKE THE HIGH ROAD
(Solutions Real Estate)
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The article, 3 in 10 Americans Looking to Buy, from Daily Real Estate News, reports that more potential home buyers are poised to enter the market this year, according a national survey by Chase, "Insights: From the Mind of the Homebuyer." Three in 10 potential buyers say they plan to purchase a ...
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 Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL
(Cam Realty and Property Management)
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 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 Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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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)
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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 )
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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 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 Arina Hanciulescu, KELLER WILLIAMS LAS VEGAS
(KELLER WILLIAMS LAS VEGAS)
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By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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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 )
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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 )
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Museum Park Lofts, Chicago, Illinois - May 2015 About Museum Park Lofts Museum Park Lofts is a condominium community built in the mid 2010's. Museum Park Lofts is located at 125 East 13th Street in Chicago, Illinois. Average taxes in Museum Park Lofts $5,044 Average association fees in Museum Pa...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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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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Tuscan Woods, Elgin, Illinois - May 2015 About Tuscan Woods Tuscan Woods is a subdivision of single family homes built in the late 2010's by Ryland Homes. Homes range from 2,709 to 3,779 square feet. Tuscan Woods is located in Elgin north of Highland and west of McLean Blvd. Average taxes in Tus...
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 ...