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 Joe Kendall Broker, It's Always best to talk to "Broker Joe"
(Keller Williams Realty of Fort Myers & The Islands)
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 From the desk of Joe Kendall Broker with Keller Williams Realty of Fort Myers & The Islands. The real estate market is always moving and adjusting to current market conditions based on SOLD properties. Southwest Florida has see its up and downs over the last 14 years, as market values shift base...

By George Kiefer, Broker, GRI, CDPE, CLHMS in Austin Texas
(Keller Williams Realty)
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 Round Rock Texas - Not in MLS. Bank Owned occupied Foreclosure being sold As-Is with a $55,000 minimum bank bid in Round Rock Texas in Chisolm Valley subdivision in high demand West Round Rock in the 78681 zip code. Similar homes in this area have recently sold as high as $243,100. The 2018 Tax ...

By Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
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         According to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics in 2018 at 54% of all buyers. It is no surprise that buying a home is more attainable with two incomes to save for down...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Builta Elementary School, Bolingbrook, IL - February 2019 About Builta Elementary School Builta Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 204, and is located at 1835 Apple Valley Road in Bolingbrook, IL. It services homes in Bolingbrook and Naperville. Average taxes $9,521 Average year built...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Royal Ridge, Northbrook, Illinois - February 2019Royal Ridge is a single family home and townhouse community built in the early 2000's by RKZ Venture Group. Royal Ridge is located in Northbrook, Illinois on Waukegan north of Willow Road. Average taxes in Royal Ridge $12,552 Average association f...

By Matt Harber
(Keller Williams-The Harber Home Group)
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5119 Klahanie Dr NWREADY TO BUILD! Absolutely breathtaking High Bank Waterfront lot. Septic is approved & water available, utility in the street. Desirable Cooper Point, a private wooded lot, tidelands & stunning views of the Olympic Mtns, Eld Inlet & Black Hills. Includes % ownership of neighbo...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Brookforest, Shorewood, Illinois - February 2019Brookforest is a single family home subdivision built in the 1960's and 1970's. Brookforest is located in Shorewood located west of Brook Forest Road and south of Black Road. Average taxes in Brookforest $4,508 Average association fees in Brookfore...

By The Brokerage Group - CT Real Estate, Fairfield County & Candlewood Lake Area
(The Brokerage of New England)
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Just married now where to live?Just married now where to live? Whether you are planning on staying in Connecticut, moving out of state,  buying your first home together, or consolidating we are here to help. When experience matters, contact The Brokerage Group. We've been helping clients buy and ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Ridgeland Manor, Matteson, Illinois - February 2019Ridgeland Manor is a single family home neighborhood built in the late 1990's by Lecas Construction. Ridgeland Manor features homes with floor plans ranging from 2,783 to 3,387 square feet of living space. Ridgeland Manor is located in Matteson,...

By William Margita, Las Vegas High Rise Condos & Luxury Homes
(Urban Nest Realty)
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CONDO HOTEL OWNERSHIP – The Pros & ConsOffering Condo hotel ownership to the general public has been a trend in the market since the year 2000. It all really began in and around Miami with that area being prone to drones of tourists descending there, with few places to accommodate them during the...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
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The inventory of homes for sale in Reston's Town Center area was about 50 homes active on the market as of 15 February 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 ne...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
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The inventory of Lakefront Community homes for sale in Reston was 12 homes active on the market as of 15 February 2019 .  Direct Lakefront homes typically sell off at a faster rate than other homes in the Reston area. If you'd like to live on one of Reston's lakes ... This might be to moment to c...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Such a nice post from Jennifer Carstensen , I certainly believe that home ownership matters!     Study after study shows that no matter what generation Americans belong to, the vast majority believe that homeownership is an important part of their American Dream. The benefits of homeownership can...

By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
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The slice and dice A-Z on property listings, real estate buyers need  way more than room count and their sizes.The features and condition of what is for sale is critical and must be delivered quick and easy. It better be complete and more than what other portals provide. But besides the details o...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Baileys Crossing, Lemont, Illinois - February 2019Baileys Crossing is a townhouse community built from the mid to late 1990's. Baileys Crossing is located in Lemont, Illinois on Baileys Crossing Drive off of Archer Avenue south of McCarthy Road. Average taxes in Baileys Crossing $4,980 Average a...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Huntley Middle School, DeKalb, IL - February 2019 About Huntley Middle School Huntley Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 428, and is located at 821 S 7th Street in DeKalb, IL. It services homes in Cortland and DeKalb. Average taxes $6,410 Average year built 2013 Homes for sale that attend...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Willow Creek, West Chicago, Illinois - February 2019Willow Creek is a townhome and single family home community built in the late 1990s. Willow Creek is located in West Chicago, Illinois east of Route 59 and north of Hawthorne Lane. Average taxes in Willow Creek $7,661 Average association fees i...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Laurel Hill Elementary School, Hanover Park, IL - February 2019 About Laurel Hill Elementary School Laurel Hill Elementary School is a K,1-6 school in District 46, and is located at 1750 Laurel Avenue in Hanover Park, IL. It services homes in Hanover Park and Streamwood. Average taxes $5,829 Ave...

By Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
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https://www.google.com/analytics/web/#home/a69066132w111663562p116541675/#ChrisBJohnsonRealtor   Study after study shows that no matter what generation Americans belong to, the vast majority believe that homeownership is an important part of their American Dream. The benefits of homeownership can...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lakewood, Burr Ridge, Illinois - February 2019Lakewood is a single family home subdivision built in the 1980s. Lakewood is located in Burr Ridge, Illinois west of County Line Road and north of 87th Street. Average taxes in Lakewood $9,227 Average association fees in Lakewood $0 Average home size...