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 Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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Are you a cowboy that needs to settle down with your horse? Do you need a ranch of your own? Are you tired of the city and snow? Arizona is the place to buy with these Ranches For Sale In Arizona. Cowboy Looking For a Ranch Home to Buy Cowboy looking for a Ranch Home to Buy in Arizona (Pixabay) D...

By George Kiefer, Broker, GRI, CDPE, CLHMS in Austin Texas
(Keller Williams Realty)
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 Hutto Texas - Not in MLS. Bank-Owned Foreclosure being sold As-Is with an $87,500 minimum bank bid. The 2019 Tax Value is $229,831. 3-bedroom, 2-bath, 2-car garage with 1,402 square feet. The home was built in 2017 by Kaufman and Broad. Slab foundation. This is a Bank-Owned REO property and is n...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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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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It took some years for the builders to fully realize that there's a serious demand for brand new patio homes in Greater Cincinnati!  The major builders have been adding new communities and increasing selections, and that's fantastic for patio home buyers!There is one caveat to that though.  The b...

By Derrik Carlson, Real Estate In Park City
(KW Park City Keller Williams Real Estate)
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Courchevel Deer Valley Condos for SaleCourchevel is a 31 unit condo complex that was built in the mid-1980s and is located in the Lower Deer Valley Resort area. Courchevel is near and dear to my heart as it was one of the first condos I sold on Deer Valley Drive. The units are one bedroom and two...

By Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale
(eXp Realty of California, Inc.)
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This charming mountain cabin is located at the end of the cul-de-sac, backs up to acreage parcel, one block from the "Sawtooth" trailhead, close to downtown Truckee, Legacy trail, Northstar ski resort  IS IN ESCROW NOW! If you’ve been looking for a second home or an investment property in Truckee...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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McClure Junior High School, Western Springs, IL - November 2019 About McClure Junior High School McClure Junior High School is a P,6-8 school in District 101, and is located at 4225 Wolf Road in Western Springs, IL. It services homes in Western Springs. Average taxes $11,167 Average year built 1...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Southridge, Marengo, Illinois - November 2019Southridge is a single family home subdivision built starting in the mid 1990's. Southridge is located in Marengo, Illinois off of Ratfield Road west of Rt. 23. Average taxes in Southridge $8,408 Average association fees in Southridge $3 ($3 - $3) Ave...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Huntington Chase, Montgomery, Illinois - November 2019Huntington Chase is a single family home neighborhood built in 2006 by Kimball Hill Homes. A newer section was built starting in 2018 by Lennar. Huntington Chase features homes with floor plans ranging from 1,636 to 3,052 square feet of livin...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Grace McWayne Elementary School, Batavia, IL - November 2019 About Grace McWayne Elementary School Grace McWayne Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 101, and is located at 3501 Hapner Way in Batavia, IL. It services homes in Batavia, Elburn, and Geneva. Average taxes $14,166 Average ye...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for sale in North Lawndale, Chicago, Illinois - November 2019 About North Lawndale North Lawndale currently has 182 homes for sale with an average list price of $143,953. The average annual property tax for the North Lawndale area is $3,008. Average taxes in North Lawndale $3,008 Average a...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Whittier Elementary School, Oak Park, IL - November 2019 About Whittier Elementary School Whittier Elementary School is a P-5 school in District 97, and is located at 715 N Harvey Avenue in Oak Park, IL. It services homes in Oak Park. Average taxes $12,925 Average year built 1922 Photos of Whitt...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Carillon Lakes, Crest Hill, Illinois - November 2019Carillon Lakes is an active adult 55+ community built in the early 2000s by Cambridge Homes. Carillon Lakes features homes with floor plans ranging from 1,268 to 2,322 square feet of living space. Carillon Lakes is located in Crest Hill on Renw...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., http://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
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★ NEW TODAY ★ Single Wide MH ★ 3bd 2ba 1280sf Cross SC ★Move to Your Location For Sale Single Wide MH 3bd 2ba 1280sf Move to Your Location$11,775 Cash ★    SEE Video Walk-Through Here   ★ 3 beds 2 baths, 16x80 1280 sqft.SEE Video Walk-Through Here.Includes All Appliances – PLUS Washer and Dryer.W...

By Erin Newington, Elk Grove Realtor
((916) 585-3858 )
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Homes for sale in the Tributary Pointe NeighborhoodWhy do people live here?Located in East Elk Grove this neighborhood is near three highly rated schools making this area in high demand. Check out below current prices ranges and see all the homes currently for sale in this area!  Looking for a ho...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Riverbrook Estates, Plainfield, Illinois - November 2019Riverbrook Estates is a single family home subdivision built from the late 1990's to early 2000's. Riverbrook Estates is located in Plainfield, Illinois north of Black Road and west of Brook Forest Avenue. Average taxes in Riverbrook Estate...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in River Grove, Illinois - November 2019River Grove is a village in Cook County, Illinois, a suburb northwest of downtown Chicago. According to the 2010 Census, River Grove had a population of 10,227.River Grove currently has 37 single family homes with an average list price of $25...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Marina Towers, River North, Chicago, Illinois - November 2019Located in Chicago, Marina Towers is located at 300 N State in River North on State north of Wacker. River North is a neighborhood in the Near North Side community area of Chicago, Illinois. It is bound by Michigan Avenue to the east, ...

By Zee Mahan, Get your own piece of Maui paradise...
(Berkshire Hathaway Maui Properties)
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2 Myths Holding Back Home BuyersIn a recent article, First American shared how millennials are not really any different from previous generations when it comes to the goal of homeownership.Saving for a down payment is one of the biggest obstacles faced by first-time home buyers.Myth #1: “I Need a...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Raymond Benson Primary School, Itasca, IL - November 2019 About Raymond Benson Primary School Raymond Benson Primary School is a P-2 school in District 10, and is located at 301 E Washington Street in Itasca, IL. It services homes in Itasca and Wood Dale. Average taxes $9,126 Average year built ...