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 Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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Here are the latest Million Dollar homes for sale in Scottsdale, Arizona, one of the best places to live in the US! Have a Million Dollars? Scottsdale Arizona with many "Lap of Luxury" custom homes selling in excess of $1 million is consistently selected as one of the best cities to live in Ameri...

By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
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One of the benefits of homeownership is that it is a “forced savings plan.” Here’s how it works: You make a mortgage payment each month. Part of that payment is applied to the principal balance of your mortgage. Each month you owe less on the home. The difference between the value of the home an...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce
(EXP Realty 414-525-0563)
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629 Maplewood Ct, Cedarburg, WI Pending Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Follow This Home Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure Free Home Values Presented By: Showing Agent: Sally Hanson ExP Realty 414-525-0563   Schedule a Showing/Request Info $ ...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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32514 Pensacola Florida News: Drop in Cash-Sale Investors Could Help First-Time BuyersDouble-digit home price increases once enticed mom-and-pop investors to enter the market, but cash sales are falling along with year-to-year price increases. However, a spike in small investors leaving the marke...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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There seems to be a trend of bad behavior at home showings. Lets just high light the list of things home buyers and their agents should NOT be doing.  1. You should not be bringing your dog to view homes.2. You should not be vaping inside any home you are looking at.3. You should not be using the...

By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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2856 Bretton Woods Dr, Columbus OH 43231RUSH to view this updated 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath split level home! Over 1260 finished square feet of living area with NEW CARPET, NEW STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, UPDATED BATH, AND A FRESHLY PAINTED INTERIOR! Move right in and enjoy this home which has WESTERV...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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1448 N. Lake Shore, Gold Coast, Chicago, Illinois - September 20191448 N. Lake Shore Drive is a 19 story condo building built in 1927 in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood. Average taxes in 1448 N. Lake Shore $14,313 Average association fees in 1448 N. Lake Shore $3,671 ($1,992 - $6,944) Average ...

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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It’s that time of year again...Golf season in Myrtle Beach SC! Did you know that The Grand Strand features over 85 golf courses and is known as the golf capital of the east coast? If you plan on staying a while maybe you should look into the many Myrtle Beach Golf Course Condos for sale.   

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lakes Community High School, Lake Villa, IL - September 2019 About Lakes Community High School Lakes Community High School is a 9-12 school in District 117, and is located at 1600 Eagle Way in Lake Villa, IL. It services homes in Antioch, Lake Villa, and Lindenhurst. Average taxes $8,781 Average...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Prairie Crossing, Naperville, Illinois - September 2019Prairie Crossing is a single family home neighborhood built starting in the early 2000's. Prairie Crossing is located in Naperville, Illinois on 103rd east of 59th. Average taxes in Prairie Crossing $11,978 Average association fees in Prairi...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Wildmeadow, South Elgin, Illinois - September 2019Wildmeadow is a single family home subdivision built in the 1990s. Wildmeadow is located in South Elgin, Illinois west of La Fox Street and south of Spring Street. Average taxes in Wildmeadow $6,379 Average association fees in Wildmeadow $0 Avera...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Manteno Middle School, Manteno, IL - September 2019 About Manteno Middle School Manteno Middle School is a 5-8 school in District 5, and is located at 250 N Poplar Street in Manteno, IL. It services homes in Grant Park and Manteno. Average taxes $4,760 Average year built 2001 Homes for sale that...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
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The inventory of homes for sale in Reston's Town Center area was about 59 homes active on the market as of 15 Sept 2019. The available homes run the full spectrum of condos through townhomes from almost new to about 20 years in age. Prices ranged from a low of about $250k to the $2 million neighb...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Manteno Elementary School, Manteno, IL - September 2019 About Manteno Elementary School Manteno Elementary School is a P,2-4 school in District 5, and is located at 555 W Cook Street in Manteno, IL. It services homes in Grant Park and Manteno. Average taxes $5,525 Average year built 2001 Homes f...

By Rich Bosselmann-RS, Your Kona real estate connection.
(Koa Realty Inc.)
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Buying a Vacation Home or Condominium in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii The vacation rental/ second home market in Kona Hawaii has really grown over the past decade. But recently, the rules have changed. The County of Hawaii is now requiring all vacation rental owners to register for a STVR Use Permit. Shor...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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York Center, Lombard, Illinois - September 2019York Center is a single family home subdivision built in the 1950s and 1960s. York Center is located in Lombard, Illinois south of Roosevelt Road and east of Highland Avenue. Average taxes in York Center $6,415 Average association fees in York Cente...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Hampshire Meadows, Hampshire, Illinois - September 2019Hampshire Meadows is a single family home neighborhood built in the early 2000's. Hampshire Meadows is located in Hampshire, Illinois on Schmidt west of Route 72. Average taxes in Hampshire Meadows $7,872 Average association fees in Hampshir...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Oak Ridge Elementary School, Palos Hills, IL - September 2019 About Oak Ridge Elementary School Oak Ridge Elementary School is a 2-5 school in District 117, and is located at 8791 W 103rd Street in Palos Hills, IL. It services homes in Bridgeview, Hickory Hills, and Palos Hills. Average taxes $6...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Manteno High School, Manteno, IL - September 2019 About Manteno High School Manteno High School is a 9-12 school in District 5, and is located at 443 N Maple Street in Manteno, IL. It services homes in Manteno. Average taxes $5,218 Average year built 2000 Homes for sale that attend Manteno High ...