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!

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By Mark Miranda, REALTOR
(Juniper Realty Group at Silvercreek Realty Group)
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153 S Johns Bay Ave, Kuna, ID For Sale Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Walk Score Print Brochure More Follow This Home! Search Kuna Idaho Homes Search Boise Idaho Homes Instant Home Value Boise Relocation Guide Presented By: Mark Miranda Real Estate REALTOR Silvercreek Realty Group 208-8...

By Mark Miranda, REALTOR
(Juniper Realty Group at Silvercreek Realty Group)
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5470 N Collister Dr, Boise, ID Just Listed Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews More Follow This Home! Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Avoid Foreclosure Free Home Values Homes Close to Where You Work Short Sale Homes For Sale Mortgage & Refinance FREE HUD Rep...

By Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist
(RE/MAX Stars Realty)
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Apple Valley is a private community which means you need to be a property owner to enjoy the amenities at the Apple Valley Lake.  Owning a vacant lot or home at the Apple Valley Lake and paying your annual assessment will give you access to the lake and most area amenities.  Did you know that it ...

By Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist
(RE/MAX Stars Realty)
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You can search and view all of the available Fredericktown, Ohio homes for sale.  We created a direct data feed that comes right from the Knox County MLS.  This MLS data feed provides you with "Real Time" real estate listing updates including the newest listings and price changes.  The moment the...

By Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist
(RE/MAX Stars Realty)
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The demand for Mount Vernon, Ohio country homes with larger lots and acreage are experiencing buyer activity like we have never seen before and the spring just arrived this week. Acreage properties throughout Knox County Ohio are red hot with many of these country homes selling within days of the...

By Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR
(Prado Real Estate South)
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UNDER CONTRACT: 1365 E Fort Pierce Drive #10 in St George Utah! Location, condition and price played a large part in attracting a serious buyer for this spacious town house. 1,896 square feet of living space, three bedrooms, 2.5 baths with an upstairs loft was what they were looking for!  St. Geo...

By Debbie Cook, Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate
(Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
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Light Filled Brick 3 Bedroom 2 1/2 Bath 3 Level End Unit Townhouse UNDER 250,000 in Silver Spring! Great Stonghedge Town House Community in Silver Spring MDOnly $249,900Spacious Entrance Foyer with Hardwood Floors and Powder Room. Open Floor Plan. Dining Room with Hardwood Floors open to Step Dow...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Golf and Views in Red Mountain Ranch, Mesa, AZDo You Need A Buyers Agent to Find Mesa AZ Homes?For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZHomes Currently for Sale in Red Mountain RanchHomes Recently Sold in Red Mountain RanchFor over 30 years, Red M...

By Denise Gentile, REALTOR , Riverside County
(Coldwell Banker Associated Brokers Realty)
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Price to Sell! Don't miss your opportunity to own this Stunning newer 2 story home built by Shea in 2011. This home is located in the "El Dorado" Housing tract- right next to Heritage Lakes community.Property is situated on a premium lot with 10,019 sqft., and enjoys plenty of outdoor space w/Con...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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There are many reasons Americans choose to have a dog. While some people have one because they want companionship, others need a good watchdog to help keep their home and family safe. No matter what the reasons, one thing is certain - dogs indeed are man's best friend. Because dogs are part of th...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Arbor Ridge, Lake Forest, Illinois - March 2019Arbor Ridge is a single family home neighborhood built in the early-to-mid 1990's. Arbor Ridge is located in Lake Forest, Illinois south of Everett Road and west of Waukegan Road. Average taxes in Arbor Ridge $19,472 Average association fees in Arbo...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Barclay Pointe, Schaumburg, Illinois - March 2019Barclay Pointe is a single family neighborhood built by Dartmoor Homes. Barclay Pointe features 59 homes with floor plans ranging 2,400 to 4,047 square feet of living space. Plans include 4 or 5 bedrooms, two and three car garages, and a basement....

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Field Park, Western Springs, Illinois - March 2019Field Park is a single family home neighborhood in Western Springs, Illinois. Field Park is located off south of Ogden Avenue and east of Wolf Road. Average taxes in Field Park $12,181 Average association fees in Field Park $150 ($150 - $150) Ave...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lancaster, Loop, Chicago, Illinois - March 2019Built in 2002, The Lancaster is a residential condominium building located at 201 N Westshore Drive in the Loop neighborhood of Chicago. Situated in Lakeshore East Park, with Millennium Park, Lake Michigan, the Art Institute, Orchestra Hall and the ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Minooka Junior High School, Minooka, IL - March 2019 About Minooka Junior High School Minooka Junior High School is a 7-8 school in District 201, and is located at 333 W McEvilly Road in Minooka, IL. It services homes in Joliet, Minooka, Park Forest, Shorewood, University Park, and Yorkville. Av...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Stoney Brooke, Lake in the Hills, Illinois - March 2019Stoney Brooke is a single family home neighborhood built from the early to mid 1990s. Stoney Brooke is located in Lake in the Hills, Illinois east of Pyott Road and north of Algonquin Road. Average taxes in Stoney Brooke $6,234 Average assoc...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Oak Ridge Farm, Elgin, Illinois - March 2019Oak Ridge Farm is a single family home subdivision built starting in the late 1990s. Oak Ridge Farm is located in Elgin, Illinois east of Muirhead Road and south of Russell Road. Average taxes in Oak Ridge Farm $11,888 Average association fees in Oak R...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Fordham Hill Estates, Lemont, Illinois - March 2019Fordham Hill Estates is a single family home subdivision built in the early to late 2010's. Fordham Hill Estates is located in Lemont, Illinois south of Main Street and west of Walker Road. Average taxes in Fordham Hill Estates $10,264 Average a...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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John J Lukancic Middle School, Romeoville, IL - March 2019 About John J Lukancic Middle School John J Lukancic Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 365U, and is located at 725 W Normantown Road in Romeoville, IL. It services homes in Lemont, Plainfield, and Romeoville. Average taxes $6,131 ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Indian Ridge, Minooka, Illinois - March 2019Indian Ridge is a subdivision of single family homes built in the early 2000's. A newer section was built starting in 2018 by Lennar Homes. Indian Ridge is located in Minooka, Illinois west of Ridge Road and north of Brannick Road. Average taxes in Ind...