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 Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Homes for Sale in Round Lake, Illinois - September 2019Round Lake is a northern suburban of Chicago located in Lake County, Illinois. According to the 2010 census, the population was 18,289.Round Lake currently has 76 single family homes with an average list price of $251,413 and 49 condos/townho...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Cherokee Elementary School, Lake Forest, IL - September 2019 About Cherokee Elementary School Cherokee Elementary School is a K-4 school in District 67, and is located at 475 Cherokee Road in Lake Forest, IL. It services homes in Lake Forest. Average taxes $21,260 Average year built 1982 Photos ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Fremont Elementary School, Mundelein, IL - September 2019 About Fremont Elementary School Fremont Elementary School is a P-2 school in District 79, and is located at 28908 N Fremont Center Road in Mundelein, IL. It services homes in Grayslake, Hawthorn Woods, Ivanhoe, Long Grove, Mundelein, Roun...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Greenwood Acres, DeKalb, Illinois - September 2019Located in DeKalb, Greenwood Acres is on Greenwood Acres Dr. and Bethany Rd. Average taxes in Greenwood Acres $9,716 Average association fees in Greenwood Acres $0 Average home size in Greenwood Acres 2,537 ft2 Average lot size in Greenwood Acres...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Homes for sale in Rogers Park, Chicago, Illinois - September 2019 About Rogers Park Rogers Park currently has 226 homes for sale with an average list price of $251,451. The average annual property tax for the Rogers Park area is $3,031. Average taxes in Rogers Park $3,031 Average association fee...

By Jill Sackler, LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate
(Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500)
Comments 0
Wonderful post! This is so clear and concise. The message is positive."Historically, when the economy's in the red, housing stays in the black." 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, ...

By Rae Dolan, Real estate agent serving the Katy area
(Roots & Wings Realty Group / Champions Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
Marcello Lakes is a waterfront community located in the Northwest section of Katy in the 77493 zip code. Every lot in the community backs up to a lake that winds throughout the homes in the neighborhood.Each home can have a private dock, and electric-powered or solar-powered water vehicles are al...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
1438 W. Lunt, Rogers Park, Chicago, Illinois - September 20191438 W. Lunt Avenue is a 24 unit vintage condo building built in 1920. 1438 W. Lunt Avenue is located in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 1438 W. Lunt $4,447 Average association fees in 1438 W. Lunt $421 ($403 ...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Comments 7
Market Update. Sales. Winston Towers Sunny Isles Beach via Evelina Tsigelnitskaya.  Winston Towers Condos Market Update September 20, 2019.  Winston Towers  For Sale  Under Contract Sold in 2019 Winston Towers 100 8 5 14 Winston Towers 200  8 2 9 Winston Towers 300 17 6 15 Winston Towers 400 9 8 ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Tate Woods Elementary, Lisle, IL - September 2019 About Tate Woods Elementary Tate Woods Elementary is a K-5 school in District 202, and is located at 5205 Kingston Avenue in Lisle, IL. It services homes in Downers Grove and Lisle. Average taxes $6,372 Average year built 1979 Homes for sale that...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Comments 6
Winston Towers 200 Sunny Isles Beach Market Update September 15, 2019 Winston Towers 200  251 174 Street Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 The Winston Towers 200 Sunny Isles Beach faces the Intercoastal Waterway, and residents have the opportunity to enjoy the sight from their large private balconies. ...

By John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852
(Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,)
Comments 17
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 take hold, days-on-market (DOM) increases and home owners and sellers ...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
Comments 21
Do you really want to hear this story? Yesterday I was asked to give more details when I wrote about the 10 things Buyers should not do at Home showings. Well Mr. Buyer Broker did not let me down when he and his buyer were each standing on a chair trying to look above the kitchen cabinets. Let me...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Comments 5
 Winston Towers 700 Sunny Isles Beach Market Update September 20, 2019  Buy, Sell, Rent Condo Winston Towers 700 Sunny Isles Beach with SIB Realty Winston Towers 700 290 174 Street, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160The Winston Towers 700 Sunny Isles Beach faces the Intercoastal Waterway, and residents ...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Comments 6
Winston Towers 600 Sunny Isles Beach Market Update September 20, 2019.  Buy, Sell, Rent Condo Winston Towers 600 Sunny Isles Beach with SIB Realty The Winston Towers 600 Sunny Isles Beach is located just at the corner of Collins Avenue and 174 Street, and residents have the opportunity to enjoy t...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Comments 6
Winston Towers 100 Sunny Isles Beach Market Update September 20, 2019 Buy, Sell, Rent Winston Towers Condo with SIB Realty Winston Towers 100 - 250 174 Street Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160The Winston Towers 100 Sunny Isles Beach faces the Intercoastal Waterway, and residents have the opportunity to...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Comments 6
Market Update 3 Bed Condo Winston Towers Sunny Isles Beach 09/20/2019 via SIB Realty LLC and Evelina Tsigelnitskaya.  Buy Condo Winston Towers Sunny Isles Beach.  If you are planing to buy a condo at Winston Towers Sunny Isles Beach - we will be honored to help you to find your future home. Eveli...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Comments 5
Market Update 2 Bed Condo Winston Towers Sunny Isles Beach 09/20/1019 via SIB Realty LLC and Evelina Tsigelnitskaya Buy Condo Winston Towers Sunny Isles Beach.  If you are planing to buy a condo at Winston Towers Sunny Isles Beach - we will be honored to help you to find your future home. Evelina...

By Valeria Mola, 305-607-0709 SIB Realty
(SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach)
Comments 1
La Perla Sunny Isles Beach Condos for Sale and Rent September 21, 2019 16699 Collins Ave Sunny Isles Beach.  La Perla Sunny Isles Beach condos offer a unique oceanfront park setting for your entrance into your new La Perla Sunny Isles Beach luxury condo, where manicured tropical grounds and casca...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
Comments 6
Winston Towers 500 Sunny Isles Beach Market Update September 20, 2019 Buy, Sell Condo Winston Towers 500 Sunny Isles Beach with SIB Realty   The Winston Towers 500 Sunny Isles Beach is located at 174 Street on wide open bay and  residents have the opportunity to enjoy the sight from their large p...