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 Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 15
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 Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
Comments 28
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 9
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 Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
Comments 5
  Just Listed Description Photos Maps & Local Schools $ Click for current price1 BEDROOMS | 1 (1 full ) BATHROOMS | 860 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! Washington Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth? Presented By: The Lis...
By Mike Nicklaus
(Golden Bear Realty, LLC)
Comments 1
The luxurious Halcyon condo community features spacious homes ideal for big families. Residents in this neighborhood enjoy amazing views of the ocean and pristine beaches. Amenities here include swimming pools, tennis courts, spa, and fitness center. It is also located near to many restaurants, s...
By Mike Nicklaus
(Golden Bear Realty, LLC)
Comments 1
The Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound takes pride in pampering its residents with friendly privacy and serenity. Real estate in this golf paradise consists of charming estates that sit on large lots and have great views of the course. The amenities of the club are world-class, and residents can ta...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Ambriance, Burr Ridge, Illinois - May 2015 About Ambriance Ambriance is a subdivision of custom built homes which were built in the late 1990's and early 2010's. Ambriance is located in Burr Ridge, Illinois north of 79th Street and east of County Line Road. Average taxes in Ambriance $25,527 Ave...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Braymore Hills, Inverness, Illinois - May 2015 About Braymore Hills Braymore Hills is a custom single family home neighborhood located in Inverness, Illinois. Braymore Hills' entrance is off of Barrington Road south of Dundee Road. Average taxes in Braymore Hills $12,505 Average association fees...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Fawns Cove, St. Charles, Illinois - May 2015 About Fawns Cove Fawns Cove is a subdivision of custom built single family homes. Fawns Cove is located in St. Charles, Illinois north of Route 64 off of Dean Street. Average taxes in Fawns Cove $5,704 Average association fees in Fawns Cove $0 Average...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Homes for sale in Near North Side, Chicago, Illinois - May 2015 About Near North Side Near North Side currently has 1,698 homes for sale with an average list price of $843,685. It comprises the sub-neighborhoods of Cabrini Green, Dearborn Parkway, Gold Coast, Goose Island, Magnificent Mile, Old ...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Rolling Hills, Buffalo Grove, Illinois - May 2015 About Rolling Hills Rolling Hills is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid-to-late 1990's. Rolling Hills is located in Buffalo Grove on Aptakisic west of Buffalo Grove Road. Average taxes in Rolling Hills $20,777 Average association ...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Thompson Middle School, St. Charles, IL - May 2015 About Thompson Middle School Thompson Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 303, and is located at 705 W Main St in St. Charles, IL. It services homes in Campton Hills, Elburn, and St. Charles. Single-FamilyHomes87 Condos &Townhomes3 Foreclo...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Falling Water, Burr Ridge, Illinois - May 2015 About Falling Water Falling Water is a gated community of single family homes which were built in the mid 1990's to early 2010's. Falling Water is located in Burr Ridge, Illinois south of 91st Street and east of Kingery Highway. Average taxes in Fal...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Homes for Sale in Winnetka, Illinois - May 2015Winnetka currently has 241 single family homes for sale with an average list price of $1,894,827 and 10 condos and town homes for sale ranging from $165,000 to $875,000. The average annual property tax for Winnetka is $25,335. Single-FamilyHomes241 C...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Wasco Elementary School, Wasco, IL - May 2015 About Wasco Elementary School Wasco Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 303, and is located at PO Box 83 in Wasco, IL. It services homes in Campton Hills, Elburn, and St. Charles. Single-FamilyHomes38 Condos &Townhomes0 Foreclosuresfor Sale...
By Mike Nicklaus
(Golden Bear Realty, LLC)
Comments 1
Families can enjoy the comfort of living in this family-friendly community of Parrot Cove in Lake Worth, Florida. Here, single-family homes and condo units are spacious and designed with the family in mind. Besides the community's wonderful amenities, residents can easily access a number of shopp...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
600 North Lake Shore, Near North Side, Chicago, Illinois - May 2015 About 600 North Lake Shore 600 N. Lake Shore is a 2 tower condo building built in 2007. 600 North Lake Shore is located in the Streeterville neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 600 North Lake Shore $12,900 Average associat...