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 Annette Smith, Sarasota Real Estate Agent
(Allen Real Estate Services, Inc.)
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The white sandy shores of the Gulf of Mexico are just steps away from the 58-unit condo complex at Aquarius Club. Conveniently located on the south end of Longboat Key, residents are within minutes of Saint Armands Circle's shops, restaurants and spas. Downtown Sarasota's fabulous cultural attrac...
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 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 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 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 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)
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 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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Springdale, Western Springs, Illinois - May 2015 About Springdale Springdale is a single family home neighborhood in Western Springs, Illinois. Springdale is located off of Caroline Avenue and 54th Place, east of Wolf Road and north of 55th Street. Average taxes in Springdale $14,522 Average ass...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Geneva Community High School, Geneva, IL - May 2015 About Geneva Community High School Geneva Community High School is a 9-12 school in District 304, and is located at 416 Mckinley Ave in Geneva, IL. It services homes in Batavia, Elburn, Geneva, and La Fox. Single-FamilyHomes113 Condos &Townhome...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Insignia Preserve, Glenview, Illinois - May 2015 About Insignia Preserve Insignia Preserve is a townhouse community built in the early 2000's. Insignia Preserve features 32 town homes with floor plans ranging from 2,300 to 2,400 square feet of living space. Insignia Preserve is located in Glenvi...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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The Glen, South Barrington, Illinois - May 2015 About The Glen The Glen is a custom single family home neighborhood built in the mid 1980's. The Glen is located in South Barrington, Illinois on Lake Adalyn south of Mundhank Road. Average taxes in The Glen $13,804 Average association fees in The ...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Hilltop Elementary School, Elgin, IL - May 2015 About Hilltop Elementary School Hilltop Elementary School is a K,1-6 school in District 46, and is located at 1855 Rohrson Rd in Elgin, IL. It services homes in Elgin and Streamwood. Single-FamilyHomes16 Condos &Townhomes11 Foreclosuresfor Sale0 Ne...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Imperial Towers, Uptown, Chicago, Illinois - May 2015 About Imperial Towers Imperial Towers is a condo high-rise building in the lakeside neighborhood of Buena Park of Chicago. Imperial Towers is located at 4250 N. Marine Drive. Average taxes in Imperial Towers $3,026 Average association fees in...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Hynes Elementary School, Morton Grove, IL - May 2015 About Hynes Elementary School Hynes Elementary School is a P-4 school in District 67, and is located at 9000 Belleforte Ave in Morton Grove, IL. It services homes in Morton Grove and Niles. Single-FamilyHomes20 Condos &Townhomes9 Foreclosuresf...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Longfellow Elementary School, Oak Park, IL - May 2015 About Longfellow Elementary School Longfellow Elementary School is a P-5 school in District 97, and is located at 715 Highland Ave in Oak Park, IL. It services homes in Oak Park. Single-FamilyHomes7 Condos &Townhomes7 Foreclosuresfor Sale0 Ne...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Woodridge Estates, Lisle, Illinois - May 2015 About Woodridge Estates Woodridge Estates is a single family home subdivision built in the 1960's and 1970's. Woodridge Estates is located in Lisle, Illinois east of Lincoln Avenue and south of 59th Street. Average taxes in Woodridge Estates $24,467 ...
By Catarina Bannier, DC Real Estate The Smart And Fun Way
(Evers & Co. Real Estate)
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 Open Houses for this weekend--three  great new listings:1840 Biltmore St NW in DC4409 Rosedale Ave in Bethesda2316 Ashboro Drive in Chevy Chase  
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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The Edge, Loop, Chicago, Illinois - May 2015 About The Edge The Edge is a condo development in Chicago's Loop. The Edge is located between Union Station and Greektown at 210 South DesPlaines Street. Average taxes in The Edge $2,337 Average association fees in The Edge $383 ($363 - $402) Average ...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Friendship Junior High School, Des Plaines, IL - May 2015 About Friendship Junior High School Friendship Junior High School is a 6-8 school in District 59, and is located at 550 Elizabeth Ln in Des Plaines, IL. It services homes in Des Plaines and Mount Prospect. Single-FamilyHomes20 Condos &Tow...