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 Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience
(NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656)
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  Considering the Purchase of a Condominium or Townhome as an Investment Property?   Have you been thinking about entering the real estate market as a first-time investor?   Could your investment purchase include a condominium or townhome?   It's something many are currently considering as each p...

By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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See the latest and always up to date homes for sale on the MLS in Chandler, Arizona right here! Chandler and sister cities Gilbert and Scottsdale are consistently rated amongst the best places to live and raise a family in the United States of America. Wow, what an honor!   Map Chandler Arizona  ...

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 Robby Leviton, Knowles Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
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Amazing new price on this great Bohell Ramber! Move in ready home in Bothell for only $448,787. This beautifully updated Rambler is the home you’ve been dreaming of!  Kitchen is ready with granite counters, cherry cabinets with beveled glass doors, and updated appliances.  Both bathrooms are upda...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Steeple Chase, Naperville, Illinois - September 2019Steeple Chase is a single family home neighborhood built in the late 1990s to mid 2000s. Steeple Chase is located in Naperville, Illinois south of Ogden Avenue and east of Naper Boulevard. Average taxes in Steeple Chase $14,325 Average associat...

By Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers
(Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...)
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Atlanta Buckhead Midtown - Mortgage Matters - PMI vs MIP  PMI vs MIP - what is the difference?  Basically, both are Mortgage Insurance. Private Mortgage Insurance is abbbreviated as PMI.  Lenders require it to limit their risk when the loan they make is for more than 80% of the home’s value. Both...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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Fischer Homes is one of the leading patio home builders for Greater Cincinnati, and as such they typically have patio homes either move in ready, or planned within the next 90 days.  A move in ready patio home is the quickest route to enjoying a new construction patio home.     Fischer Homes buil...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Meadows, Naperville, Illinois - September 2019Meadows is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid 1980s. Meadows is located in Naperville, Illinois on Naperville Boulevard south of 75th. Average taxes in Meadows $7,192 Average association fees in Meadows $12 ($3 - $15) Average home siz...

By Abby Stiller, Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637
(REMAX Realty Group)
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When searching for a home, you may end up selecting a property in a community with a Homeowners Association (HOA). Before you buy, it’s important to know how an HOA works and what they mean for you.According to a recent article on realtor.com,“In a nutshell, an HOA helps ensure that your communit...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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Share this article on StumbleUpon1Share this article on Delicious1Share this article on Digg1Share this article on Reddit1Share this article on Pinterest1Working with a lead generation company has given me interesting insight into both real estate leads and agents. I dealt with both ends: the con...

By Richa Nayyar
(Coming service)
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Real estate has always been known as the safest of investments.In fact, real estate investment completed after proper research into and evaluation of the property (to determine actual and future value), can lead to tremendous profit.This is one reason many people choose real estate investment as ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Maplebrook II, Naperville, Illinois - September 2019Maplebrook II is a single family home neighborhood built in the 1970s and 1980s. Maplebrook II is located in Naperville, Illinois west of Washington Street and south of 75th Street. Average taxes in Maplebrook II $6,918 Average association fees...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lake of the Woods North, Shorewood, Illinois - September 2019Lake of the Woods North is a single family home subdivision. Lake of the Woods North is located in Shorewood, Illinois north of Mound Road and east of River Road. Average taxes in Lake of the Woods North $13,256 Average association fee...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Kingsley Elementary School, Downers Grove, IL - September 2019 About Kingsley Elementary School Kingsley Elementary School is a K,1-6 school in District 58, and is located at 6509 Powell Street in Downers Grove, IL. It services homes in Downers Grove. Average taxes $6,128 Average year built 1992...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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1250 N. Dearborn, Gold Coast, Chicago, Illinois - September 20191250 N Dearborn is a high rise condo built in 1989. 1250 N Dearborn is located in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Amenities include 24 hour door person, fitness center, rooftop sundeck. It is located close to Lake ...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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🚣‍Life on the Lake in Val Vista Lakes, 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🏠Homes Currently for Sale in Val Vista Lakes🏠💲Homes Recently Sold in Val Vista Lakes💲Val Vista Lakes is more...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Maplebrook Elementary School, Naperville, IL - September 2019 About Maplebrook Elementary School Maplebrook Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 203, and is located at 1630 Warbler Drive in Naperville, IL. It services homes in Naperville. Average taxes $7,933 Average year built 1980 Pho...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Medinah, Illinois - September 2019Medinah currently has 16 single family homes with an average list price of $468,125. The average annual property tax for Medinah is $6,587. Single-Family Homes 16 for sale Condos & Townhomes 0 for sale Foreclosures 0 for sale New Construction 0 ...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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With a new listing that saw 12 showings the first day, only 1 offer was going to be accepted. Therefore there would be many upset buyers. BUT lets look why their offers were not accepted. There were the standard offers just plainly too low. With that many showings the property was selling at or a...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Chalet Hills Estates, Oakwood Hills, Illinois - September 2019Chalet Hills Estates is a single family home neighborhood in Oakwood Hills, Illinois. Average taxes in Chalet Hills Estates $14,255 Average association fees in Chalet Hills Estates $153 ($150 - $158) Average home size in Chalet Hills ...