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 Jerry Pinkas 843-839-9870 HOMEGUIDEMYRTLEBEACH.COM, Myrtle Beach Condos, Homes and Properties for Sale
(Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts)
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A quiet life by the sea is what awaits you at the quaint seaside village known as Murrells Inlet. And if fresh seafood is what you crave, then welcome home! This area is known far and wide as the seafood capital of South Carolina. And the seaside ambiance is what you’d expect, with boaters and fi...

By Brian Petrelli, MBA, GRI
(The Brian Petrelli Team - Metro Brokers)
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We're always watching the Broadway Estates market for our clients. Our team has received a steady stream of calls and emails asking for more information on Centennial Homes for sale. With so many buyers, and so few homes, we want to make sure we keep our buyers up to date with the latest market s...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Glen Hill Primary School, Glendale Heights, IL - December 2018 About Glen Hill Primary School Glen Hill Primary School is a P-3 school in District 16, and is located at 1324 Bloomingdale Road in Glendale Heights, IL. It services homes in Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, and Glendale Heights. Average ta...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Neufairfield, Joliet, Illinois - December 2018Neufairfield is a town home and single family home community built between 2004 and 2012 by D R Horton. Neufairfield is located in Joliet, Illinois south of Maple Road and west of Gougar Road. Average taxes in Neufairfield $5,243 Average association ...

By Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay
(Golden Gate Sotheby's International)
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Monthly Market Activity for Single Family Homes in Alameda The Median Sale Price for homes in Alameda during November was $1,019,000 with thehighest number of units sold in the $1m-1.49m price range. The bay area continues to be a popular place to call home. If you are ready to search for your ne...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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River Haven Estates, Naperville, Illinois - December 2018River Haven Estates is a single family home neighborhood located in Naperville, Illinois. River Haven Estates is on Washington south of Ogden. Average taxes in River Haven Estates $8,324 Average association fees in River Haven Estates $0 A...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lions Chase, Huntley, Illinois - December 2018Lions Chase is a subdivision of single family homes built in the mid to late 2000's by Richmond American Homes, a newer section was built by D.R. Horton starting in 2015. Lions Chase is located in Huntley, Illinois south of Main Street and west of Ro...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for sale in West Lawn, Chicago, Illinois - December 2018 About West Lawn West Lawn currently has 85 homes for sale with an average list price of $181,518. The average annual property tax for the West Lawn area is $2,474. Average taxes in West Lawn $2,474 Average association fees in West La...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lakewood Lodge Estates, East Dundee, Illinois - December 2018Lakewood Lodge Estates is a subdivision of single family homes. Lakewood Lodge Estates is located in East Dundee west of J.F. Kennedy Memorial Drive and north of Barrington Avenue (Route 68). Average taxes in Lakewood Lodge Estates $8,...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Picardy Circle, Northbrook, Illinois - December 2018Picardy Circle is a townhouse community built in the late 1980s by United Development. Picardy Cricle features town houses with floor plans ranging from 1,683 to 2,125 square feet of living space. Picardy Circle is located in Northbrook, Illino...

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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The Compass Cove Resort in Myrtle Beach South Carolina is one of the largest condo complexes on the Grand Strand. It features 530 oceanfront an ocean view condos located in three separate buildings. Vacationers come back year after year because they enjoy the 23 pool features and it’s a fantastic...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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The Renaissance, Edgewater, Chicago, Illinois - December 2018The Renaissance is a 32 unit vintage condo building built in 1927. The Renaissance is located in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago at 5510 N. Sheridan, Chicago, IL 60640 Average taxes in The Renaissance $5,269 Average association f...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Ritchie Tower, Gold Coast, Chicago, Illinois - December 2018Ritchie Tower is a high rise condominium building built in 1963. Ritchie Tower is located in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois at 1310 N. Ritchie Court which is west of Lake Shore Drive and north of Division Street. Ameni...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Fairview Elementary School, Hoffman Estates, IL - December 2018 About Fairview Elementary School Fairview Elementary School is a K,1-6 school in District 54, and is located at 375 Arizona Boulevard in Hoffman Estates, IL. It services homes in Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg. Average taxes $7,015 ...

By Ellen Dittman, #1 Stop for NE FLA-JAX/OP 904.535.1199 (TEXT OK) r
(Watson Realty Corp.)
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  Overview Maps Photos $235,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 2,900 sqftYear Built: 2004MLS #: 970504 Location 5631 SHADY PINE ST NJACKSONVILLE, FL 32244USA Ellen Dittman-Watson Realty Corp. Watson Realty Corp(904) 535 1199reo.ellen@gmail.com...

By Joe Gonzalez, NMLS# 134407 (610) 739-6563
(GMH Mortgage Services LLC)
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Many sellers hire inspectors and appraisers to value their home prior to placing it on the market. It’s important for buyers to hire their own inspector to get an independent opinion. If a buyer orders an inspection before the sale goes through, the seller may have to resolve any issues that aris...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
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Buying a Fixer-Upper in Charlotte NC The real estate market remains hot in the Charlotte market, and that means fewer homes and more buyers vying for those homes. However, fixer-upper houses are very often overlooked by homebuyers who are looking for move-in ready or immediate residency. They oft...

By Dave Martin (703) 585-4687, Making Realty Dreams a Reality
(Fairfax Realty)
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 ORIGINALLY POSTED AT: https://www.comehomevirginia.com/happy-veterans-day-va-mortgages-what-you-should-knowWhile Veterans Day has come and gone for the year the needs, hopes and dreams of Active Duty and Retired Vets goes on. One of the most important and powerful benefits for vets is the VA Mor...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Legacy Club, Highland Park, Illinois - December 2018Legacy Club is a 88 condo and 36 single family home community built in the early 2000's. Legacy Club features condominiums with 10 floor plans ranging from 1,315 to 2,523 square feet of living space. Legacy Club is located in Highland Park, Ill...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Briarwood Vista, Deerfield, Illinois - December 2018Briarwood Vista is a single family home neighborhood in Deerfield, Illinois. Briarwood Vista is on Carlisle north of Lake Cook. Average taxes in Briarwood Vista $13,157 Average association fees in Briarwood Vista $0 Average home size in Briarwo...