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 Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse
(Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.)
Comments 4
Your own country hideaway awaits in this Fluvanna country homeWhen you long to get away from the frantic demands of city life, you'll find this property in Fluvanna county a match for your needs. Nestled on 3.25 acres of gently rolling land, vast space, and scenic beauty, this 2-story Colonial ho...

By Deanne Olivas, Your Home Matters
(Keller Williams Realty East Valley)
Comments 3
One of the nicest condos you'll find in Old Town Scottsdale within easy walking distance to shops, dining, blocks from Giant's stadium and just 4 miles from the Talking Stick Diamondback/Rockies Spring training stadium. Enjoy the updated interior including 1 bed, 1 bath, living/dining area and a ...

By Kasey & John Boles, Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties
(Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com)
Comments 4
 Newly ListedBoise, IdahoGreat location with a large lot! 4400 S Pinto Dr, Boise ID 83709 4bed, 2 bath, 2636 sqft, .854 acre $349,900Great single level home on almost an acre. Spacious split bedroom floor plan boasts large rooms throughout. New carpet and paint. Generously sized kitchen opens to ...

By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
Comments 2
Almost $5,000 Price Reduction!!! This beautiful move in ready home has it all! 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage, An open split floor plan perfect for entertaining! Tile throughout, new roof installed in 2013 and re-piped in 2010, A/C installed in 2012, new water heater 2018, huge fenced-in back...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 2
3509 Clifden Dr, Tallahassee, FL Just Listed Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews Follow This Home! Tallahassee Homes For Sale Tallahassee Home Search Free Home Values Manausa.com Tallahassee Home Search Presented By: Joe Manausa Joe Manausa Real Estate 850-888-0888 ...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
Comments 2
4425 Sherborne Rd, Tallahassee, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS | You won't believe all the extras that this home has to offer! In addition to the main house of 1,629 sq. ft, there is a 1,148 sq. ...

By George Kiefer, Broker, GRI, CDPE, CLHMS in Austin Texas
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
  Lakeway Texas - Not in MLS. Bank-Owned occupied Foreclosure with panoramic lake views of the main basin of Lake Travis being sold As-Is with a $570,500 minimum bank bid. Similar age and size lake view homes in this area have recently sold as high as $1,782,000. This is a 4 bedroom, 6 full bath,...

By Cate Griffing, Home Decor Blogger creating beautiful spaces
(West Magnolia Charm)
Comments 6
Everyone always says "you'll just know" when you are looking for your forever home. In my case, this was the farthest from the truth. My husband, 2 dogs and I began out growing our starter home and figured it was time to start looking to upgrade. We truly love our town. We made many connections t...

By Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
Comments 2
https://www.google.com/analytics/web/#home/a69066132w111663562p116541675/#ChrisBJohnsonRealtor Primero viene el amor… Entonces ¿viene la hipoteca? Los casados lideran el camino Según el Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers (Perfil de los compradores & vendedores de casa) más reciente de la Asociación...

By Ron Trzcinski, 410-935-5844
(Century 21, The Real Estate Centre, 410-665-0200 Office)
Comments 2
Home Buyers Are Being Sold for Over $3,000 An unsuspecting person decides to buy a house and starts the search for that house on the internet. Starting the search on the internet makes sense because there is a ton of information on the internet, including almost every house that is for sale. Not ...

By E. Steve Banis, Jr., http://www.SouthCarolinaHomesInc.com
(South Carolina Homes Inc.)
Comments 1
✴️ ▐►SC Rent to Own Mobile Homes Available Homes Land Summerville Ladson Goose Creek Charleston ▐►Mobile Home Sales ★ We SELL and We BUY ★ 4bd, 3bd, 2bd, 2ba Mobile Homes Some w/Land / Some in Parks - Charleston - Summerville - Goose Creek  ★ ▐► FOR SALE CASH and FSBO. Some Rent to Own - 4bd, 3bd...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Black Hawk Elementary School, Glendale Heights, IL - February 2019 About Black Hawk Elementary School Black Hawk Elementary School is a P-5 school in District 15, and is located at 2101 Gladstone Drive in Glendale Heights, IL. It services homes in Addison, Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights, and Lom...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Mirielle, Buffalo Grove, Illinois - February 2019Mirielle is a single family home neighborhood built in the late 1990s by Town & Country Homes. Mirielle features homes with floor plans ranging from 2,235 to 3,785 square feet of living space. Mirielle is located off of Prairie Road just South of ...

By Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
Comments 0
Green Garden Elementary School, Frankfort, IL - February 2019 About Green Garden Elementary School Green Garden Elementary School is a P-4 school in District 207U, and is located at 9526 W 255th Street in Frankfort, IL. It services homes in Frankfort, Monee, and Peotone. Average taxes $2,912 Ave...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Kingston Estates, Skokie, Illinois - February 2019Kingston Estates is a condo community in Skokie, Illinois. Kingston Estates is located off of Touhy to Carpenter (Niles Center) south 2 blocks to Lunt east. Average taxes in Kingston Estates $6,187 Average association fees in Kingston Estates $23...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Rich Central Campus High School, Olympia Fields, IL - February 2019 About Rich Central Campus High School Rich Central Campus High School is a 9-12 school in District 227, and is located at 3600 W 203rd Street in Olympia Fields, IL. It services homes in Country Club Hills, Matteson, Olympia Fiel...

By Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
Comments 0
Fox Trails, Cary, Illinois - February 2019Fox Trails is a single family home neighborhood built in the 1990's by Hemphill. Fox Trails features 48 homes with floor plans ranging from 1,455 to 3,172 square feet of living space. Fox Trails is located off of North Fox Trails Drive and Ridgewood Driv...

By Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
Comments 0
Hunt Club Farms, Wadsworth, Illinois - February 2019Hunt Club Farms is a subdivision of custom built single family homes built starting in the late 1980s. Hunt Club Farms is located in Wadsworth, Illinois north of Stearns School Road and west of Hunt Club Road. Average taxes in Hunt Club Farms $...

By Wayne Turner, "The Only Name You'll Ever Need for Real Estate"
(Turner Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
Turner Real Estate Group wants YOU to be our Valentine! Have you been thinking of purchasing or selling a home in St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, or the Southshore? We’re ready to play matchmaker in helping you find the perfect dream home in Mandeville, Covington, Slidell or even Hammond or New Orleans!...