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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A 3+ car garage home for you and your collectible car or boat resting serenely under blue skies in Scottsdale Arizona. What could be better? Here are the current and latest 3+ Car Garage Homes For Sale in Scottsdale Arizona on the MLS and updated daily.   A need for a 3 car garage is endless. Wo...

By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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Thinventory is a plague that has spread across the country...more Buyers than Sellers...homes disappearing from the "For Sale" column to SOLD in minutes or hours if the Seller(s) allow it. We tell our Sellers that more is better in terms of exposure...and while the "first one may be the best one...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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1637 E Lexington Ave, Gilbert, AZ 85234 - Sold Click Here to Request Your FREE Relocation Guide!!! For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZ Well LOCATED Home that is Highly Upgraded in Val Vista Meadows. Split Floor plan that has an OPEN Layout t...

By Jeana Cowie, Broker Associate, ABR, CRS, GRI, SRES
(RE/MAX Real Estate Limited)
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 Paramus open house hostted by Jeana Cowie, your Paramus REALTOR©Jeana Cowie has sold 300+ homes in Paramus alone!Thinking of buying or selling a Paramus home, call your Paramus real estate agentJeana Cowie, today at cell 201-982-2200View the virtual tour of this beautiful Paramus home for sale a...

By Deborah Ann Spence, Awesome Realtor serving Philadelphia and suburbs!
(Fierce Realty Corp)
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Let us face it. Our population is aging. There has been an increase in access to good healthcare. Medical technology is emerging. Lastly, more public information about how to stay healthy is available. Comparatively, the real estate industry is so far behind with developing larger segmented homes...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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The Val Vista Baseline Area in Mesa, AZ for 5-18-19Click Here to Request Your FREE Buyer's Guide!!!For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZ REAL ESTATE Activity in the Val Vista Baseline AreaThe Val Vista Baseline Area in Mesa, AZ is very well lo...

By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS®)
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Yesterday I had the opportunity to meet up with my friend, peer & colleague Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland and to tour her spectacular listing on Bixler Church Road in Westminster, MD. I took a few snapshots (see below) but they really don't do this magnificent property justice. Private oasis,...

By Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417, Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate
(United Real Estate)
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You Don't Get the Keys Until It's Closed AND Funded!  One day last week, I drove to one of my listings. It was scheduled to close that morning and I was there to pick up the sign in the yard and remove the lockbox off the door. The buyers had done their final walk-through the day before. The sell...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Des Plaines Manor, Des Plaines, Illinois - May 2019Des Plaines Manor is a townhouse and single family neighborhood in Des Plaines, Illinois. The townhouses are located on Fargo Street south of Howard Avenue and west of Chestnut Street. The single family homes are located east of Wolf Road and no...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Heron Bay, Lake in the Hills, Illinois - May 2019Heron Bay is a single family home neighborhood built in the late 1990s by Ryland Homes. Heron Bay features homes with floor plans ranging from 1,880 to 2,642 square feet of living space. Heron Bay is located north and south off of Barharbor, east ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Crystal Lake South High School, Crystal Lake, IL - May 2019 About Crystal Lake South High School Crystal Lake South High School is a 9-12 school in District 155, and is located at 1200 S Mchenry Avenue in Crystal Lake, IL. It services homes in Crystal Lake, Lake in the Hills, and Lakewood. Avera...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Crystal Creek, Mokena, Illinois - May 2019Crystal Creek is a townhouse and single family home subdivision built in the early to mid 2010s. Crystal Creek is located in Mokena, Illinois south of 187th Street and east of Wolf Road. Average taxes in Crystal Creek $6,599 Average association fees in C...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Herget Middle School, Aurora, IL - May 2019 About Herget Middle School Herget Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 129, and is located at 1550 Deerpath Road in Aurora, IL. It services homes in Aurora, North Aurora, and Sugar Grove. Average taxes $7,663 Average year built 1995 Photos of Herg...

By Jerry Pinkas 843-839-9870 HOMEGUIDEMYRTLEBEACH.COM, Myrtle Beach Condos, Homes and Properties for Sale
(Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts)
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If you’re looking to buy a condo in Myrtle Beach that really delivers on the features, Camelot by the Sea deserves your attention. Many of these condos are below the $150k mark, but you get amenities and features found in much more expensive resorts. That’s why Camelot by the Sea is the ideal con...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Montague Forest, Elgin, Illinois - May 2019Montague Forest is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid 1960s. Montague Forest is located in Elgin, Illinois on Russell and Verona. Average taxes in Montague Forest $7,183 Average association fees in Montague Forest $0 Average home size in...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Waterford, Willowbrook, Illinois - May 2019Waterford is a single family neighborhood in Willowbrook, Illinois. Waterford is located off of Rodgers Drive west of Plainfield and Garfield. Average taxes in Waterford $7,754 Average association fees in Waterford $0 Average home size in Waterford 3,02...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Harter Middle School, Sugar Grove, IL - May 2019 About Harter Middle School Harter Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 302, and is located at 1601 N Esker Drive in Sugar Grove, IL. It services homes in Aurora, Elburn, Maple Park, Montgomery, North Aurora, and Sugar Grove. Average taxes $8,...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Fearn Elementary School, North Aurora, IL - May 2019 About Fearn Elementary School Fearn Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 129, and is located at 1600 Hawksley Lane in North Aurora, IL. It services homes in Aurora, Batavia, North Aurora, and Sugar Grove. Average taxes $8,194 Average ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Mill Creek, Batavia, Illinois - May 2019Mill Creek is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid 1990's. Mill Creek is located in Batavia, Illinois on Millview west of Route 31. Average taxes in Mill Creek $8,736 Average association fees in Mill Creek $286 ($250 - $325) Average home size...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Tower Lakes, Illinois - May 2019Tower Lakes currently has 20 single family homes with an average list price of $498,580. The average annual property tax for Tower Lakes is $12,011. Single-Family Homes 20 for sale Condos & Townhomes 0 for sale Foreclosures 0 for sale New Construc...