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 Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Briarwood Lakes, Oak Brook, Illinois - September 2019Briarwood Lakes is a gated community of townhomes built for active adults 55 and over in the early to mid 1970's. Briarwood Lakes is located in Oak Brook, Illinois west of Kingery Highway and north of 31st Street. Average taxes in Briarwood La...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Woodlands, Hinsdale, Illinois - September 2019Woodlands is a single family home subdivision located in Hinsdale, Illinois east of County Line Road and north of 55th Street. Average taxes in Woodlands $30,653 Average association fees in Woodlands $0 Average home size in Woodlands 6,928 ft2 Averag...

By Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407
(Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes)
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JUST SOLD!Another successful sale from Maui Life Homes!Maui Vacation Condo with MAGICAL Ocean-front views! 4435 Lower Honoapiilani Rd. #204, Lahaina, HI $460,000 Fabulous one bedroom vacation ocean-front condo in the best area of Lahaina / Kaanapali! Breathtaking views and breezes, right on the w...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Churchill, Gold Coast, Chicago, Illinois - September 2019Churchill is a 64 unit condominium building built in the 1920s in the Gold Coast neighborhood. Churchill is located in Chicago, Illinois on State Parkway east of LaSalle Blvd and north of Division Street at 1255 N. State. Average taxes in ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Euclid Elementary School, Mount Prospect, IL - September 2019 About Euclid Elementary School Euclid Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 26, and is located at 1211 N Wheeling Road in Mount Prospect, IL. It services homes in Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, and Prospect Heights. Average taxe...

By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
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This lot is partially cleared out and has western exposure, waiting for you to build a new home or purchase for a future investment!Located in East Lee County with easy access to Road 82 and the SW Florida International AirportEnjoy the Florida lifestyle without paying HOA fees. Call today and ma...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Harris Farm, Aurora, Illinois - September 2019Harris Farm is a single family home neighborhood built in the 1990s and early 2000s. Harris Farm is located in Aurora, Illinois on Moliter west of Eola. Average taxes in Harris Farm $12,444 Average association fees in Harris Farm $30 ($30 - $30) Aver...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Hatlen Heights, Mount Prospect, Illinois - September 2019Hatlen Heights is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid 1950s. Hatlen Heights is located in Mount Prospect, Illinois on Meier and Golf Road. Average taxes in Hatlen Heights $6,871 Average association fees in Hatlen Heights $0 ...

By Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire
(Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group)
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 This is a weekly feature I will do every Saturday for those wanting info on open homes in the Napa Valley. If I can help you find the perfect property here in the Napa Valley, please contact me. Some of  these open houses come from the Napa Valley Register and for those wanting a map and more de...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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1703 N. Crilly Court, Old Town, Chicago, Illinois - September 20191703 N. Crilly Court is a 90 unit condo building built in 2007. 1703 N. Crilly Court is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 1703 N. Crilly Court $7,308 Average association fees in 1703 N. Crilly C...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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4346 N. Ashland , Lake View, Chicago, Illinois - September 20194346 N. Ashland is a 7 unit condo building built in the early 2000's. 4346 N. Ashland is located in the Lake View neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 4346 N. Ashland $6,203 Average association fees in 4346 N. Ashland $178 ($137...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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🌵Places to Relax in Red Mountain Ranch, Mesa, AZ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.com🏠Homes Currently for Sale in Red Mountain Ranch🏠💲Homes Recently Sold in Red Mountain Ranch💲For over 30 years, Re...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Michael John Terrace, Park Ridge, Illinois - September 2019Michael John Terrace is a single family home neighborhood in Park Ridge, Illinois. Michael John Terrace is located from Oakton Street to Washington Street south. Average taxes in Michael John Terrace $9,424 Average association fees in Mi...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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5054 Hampton Ridge Avenue, Tallahassee, FL Just Listed Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Reviews Follow This Home Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Avoid Foreclosure Free Home Values Manausa.com Short Sale Homes For Sale Mortgage & Refinance Tallahassee Homes For Sale Tallahasse...

By Alberto Pacheco, Experience and Trust
(Home Smart Evergreen Realty)
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 16121 DEVONSHIRE ST S    OPEN HOUSE 12PM to 5PM                     CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE HOUSE16058 SAN FERNANDO MISSION BL OPEN HOUSE 11AM to 2PM        CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE HOUSE10441 HASKELL AV GRANADA HILLS  OPEN HOUSE 1PM to 5PM       CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE HOUSE10625 DEMPSEY AV GRANADA...

By Peter Mohylsky, Let me help you find your path to the beach.
(PrimeSouth Properties)
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Being prepared to answer all the questions is what makes you a pro. How to Answer the Tough Questions     BLINK!  And the market's changed.  It happens all the time.  A market moves from hot, with homes selling in days, often for more than list price to ice cold, seemingly over night.  Price cuts...

By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
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Accepting Offer Starting at $710,000.00 Offers: https://www.xome.com/auctions/3676-5th-Avenue-Los-Angeles-CA-90018-318204706 Walk Through Video: https://youtu.be/8eShAQsbXOU MLS: https://www.flexmls.com/share/2hjYn/3676-5th-AVE-Los-Angeles-CA-90018 Photos: https://myre.io/0hY8c3dS65qjK When sear...

By Chris B Johnson REALTOR®, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
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Una de las razones principales para poseer una casa Uno de los beneficios de ser propietario de vivienda es que es un “plan de ahorro forzado”. Así es como funciona: Usted hace un pago a la hipoteca cada mes. Parte de ese pago se aplica al saldo principal de su hipoteca. Cada mes debe menos de l...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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🌳Chef's Kitchen in Whitewing, Gilbert, AZ☀️For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs📞Call Brian at 480-773-2370🙋‍♂Text Brian at 480-773-2370📨Email Brian at brian@bke12.com🏠Whitewing Homes Currently for Sale🏠💲Whitewing Homes Recently Sold💲Whitewing is another name synonymous with luxury in ...

By George Kiefer, Broker, GRI, CDPE, CLHMS in Austin Texas
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Round Rock Texas - Not in MLS. Occupied Bank-Owned Foreclosure being sold As-Is with a $100,000 minimum bank bid in Tereavista subdivision in Round Rock Texas. Similar homes in this subdivision can sell as high as $337,000. 2018 Tax Value is $320,808. This is a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 3 car garage, ...