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 Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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What could be the worst thing for a Home Buyer? Most often it is losing that first dream home you made an offer on. Let me share a story about a Manchester NH area Home Buyer. They spent lots of time researching the internet about buying a home. They decided hiring a buyer agent who would split ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Stonecrest, Elgin, Illinois - January 2019Stonecrest is a single family custom home community built in the late 2010s. Stonecrest is located in Elgin, Illinois north of Russell Road and east of Muirhead Road. Average taxes in Stonecrest $15,262 Average association fees in Stonecrest $35 ($13 - $...

By Jerry Pinkas 843-839-9870 HOMEGUIDEMYRTLEBEACH.COM, Myrtle Beach Condos, Homes and Properties for Sale
(Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts)
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There’s no shortage of options when it comes to finding a condo in Myrtle Beach. If you’re looking for a condo that has all the options, then Dunes Village has the perfect condo for your vacation and rental needs. This highly-rated condo property gives you the ideal location and unique water attr...

By Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
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5 Star Rated REALTOR #ChrisBJohnsonREALTOR ¡Última oportunidad! Las casas son una ganga en comparación con las normas históricas  17 17UTC enero 17UTC 2019  First Time Home Buyers, For Buyers, Pricing   Una hogaza de pan solía valer un níquel. Una entrada al cine valía un centavo. Ya no. Las casa...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Field Park, Western Springs, Illinois - January 2019Field Park is a single family home neighborhood in Western Springs, Illinois. Field Park is located off south of Ogden Avenue and east of Wolf Road. Average taxes in Field Park $12,256 Average association fees in Field Park $150 ($150 - $150) A...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Steeple Run, Naperville, Illinois - January 2019Steeple Run is a single family home and condo community built in the late 1970s. Steeple Run is located in Naperville, Illinois on Maple east of Naperville Boulevard. Average taxes in Steeple Run $5,897 Average association fees in Steeple Run $79 (...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Sunnyside, Bloomingdale, Illinois - January 2019Sunnyside is a single family home neighborhood built in the late 1970s. Sunnyside is located off of Glen Ellyn Road north of Army Trail in Bloomingdale, Illinois. Average taxes in Sunnyside $9,010 Average association fees in Sunnyside $0 Average ho...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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White Plains, Northbrook, Illinois - January 2019White Plains is single family home neighborhood built in the 1960s. White Plains is located in Northbrook, Illinois east of Landwehr Road and north of Walters Avenue. Average taxes in White Plains $9,960 Average association fees in White Plains $0...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Enjoy the Clouds from Las Sendas in Mesa, AZCall Brian for a FREE Market Analysis of Your Home!!!For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZHomes Currently for Sale in Las SendasHomes Recently Sold in Las Sendas Las Sendas is a uniquely designed mas...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Fairfield Way, Montgomery, Illinois - January 2019Fairfield Way is a townhouse and single family home neighborhood built in the early to mid 2010's. Fairfield Way is located in Montgomery, Illinois east of Bertram Road and south of Jericho Road. Average taxes in Fairfield Way $6,299 Average asso...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Spring Acres Hills, Carpentersville, Illinois - January 2019Spring Acres Hills is a single family home neighborhood built in the early 2000's. Spring Acres Hills is located in Carpentersville, Illinois on Huntley east of Randall. Average taxes in Spring Acres Hills $11,062 Average association fe...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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4150 N. Sheridan, Uptown, Chicago, Illinois - January 20194150 N. Sheridan is a 40 unit condo building built in 2001. 4150 N. Sheridan is located in the Buena Park neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 4150 N. Sheridan $5,251 Average association fees in 4150 N. Sheridan $354 ($303 - $404) Av...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Olive C Martin School, Lake Villa, IL - January 2019 About Olive C Martin School Olive C Martin School is a K,1-6 school in District 41, and is located at 24750 W Dering Lane in Lake Villa, IL. It services homes in Ingleside, Lake Villa, Lindenhurst, Round Lake Beach, and Round Lake Heights. Ave...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Leggee Elementary School, Huntley, IL - January 2019 About Leggee Elementary School Leggee Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 158, and is located at 13723 Harmony Road in Huntley, IL. It services homes in Hampshire, Huntley, and Union. Average taxes $6,004 Average year built 2001 Home...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Pheasant Knolls, Hawthorn Woods, Illinois - January 2019Pheasant Knolls is a single family neighborhood built on early 1990s. Pheasant Knolls is located off Orchard and Lagoon in Hawthorn Woods, Illinois. Average taxes in Pheasant Knolls $11,108 Average association fees in Pheasant Knolls $0 Ave...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
Stonewood Glen, Geneva, Illinois - January 2019Stonewood Glen is a single family home neighborhood built starting in the late 2010's. Stonewood Glen is located in Geneva, Illinois on Stonewood Glen Drive west of Randall Road and south of Kaneville Road. Average taxes in Stonewood Glen $13,826 Av...

By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg IL Real Estate
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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How to Find the Right Home When Accessibility is Paramount Finding a home that supports your needs means security, independence and comfort.  However, when you require accessibility, house hunting can be challenging.  Here’s how to find the perfect home for ensuring your happiness and quality of ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
5747 N. Sheridan, Edgewater, Chicago, Illinois - January 20195747 N. Sheridan is a 16 unit condo building built in the 1980's. 5747 N. Sheridan is located in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 5747 N. Sheridan $5,482 Average association fees in 5747 N. Sheridan $484 ($465 - ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
Comments 0
The Windings of Ferson Creek, St. Charles, Illinois - January 2019The Windings of Ferson Creek is a single family home and townhome community built in the mid 1970s. The Windings of Ferson Creek is located in St. Charles, Illinois on Empire west of Burlington. Average taxes in The Windings of Fe...

By Tommy Wyher, I am an freelance writer and professional marketer
(Husky Marketing)
Comments 1
The housing situation today is quite different from what it was a couple of decades ago – or even more recently, in many cases. It’s important to be aware of the current trends in your area and have a solid working plan for the future, because if you don’t take the appropriate measures, you might...