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 David Martin (703) 585-4687, Making Realty Dreams a Reality
(Fairfax Realty)
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The meat of this post will cover what and why Runnymeade Alexandria VA home buyers and sellers need to avoid being fooled by fake real estate news, myths and fables and begins just after the area information. This post pertains to misinformation that many prospective home buyers believe however t...

By Michele Cadogan, 917-861-9166 - Brooklyn Real Estate Home Sales
(Fillmore Real Estate Brooklyn New York)
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  Just Listed - Another 3 Bedroom Co-op For Sale in Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn $225,000   Fillmore Real Estate Ave J office just listed this spacious approx 1100 sq ft  3 bedroom , Brigham Street  Sheephead Bay Brooklyn co-op for sale  all in good conditon -  Asking $225,000Monthly Maint $1,029Appro...

By Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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1741 N. Orleans, Old Town, Chicago, Illinois - May 2018 About 1741 N. Orleans 1741 N. Orleans is a 16 unit condo in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 1741 N. Orleans $5,142 Average association fees in 1741 N. Orleans $237 ($218 - $251) Average home size in 1741 N. Orlean...

By Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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Vienna Woods, Olympia Fields, Illinois - May 2018 About Vienna Woods Vienna Woods is a single family home subdivision. Vienna Woods is located in Olympia Fields, Illinois north of Lincoln Highway and east of Governors Highway. Average taxes in Vienna Woods $7,473 Average association fees in Vien...

By Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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Sugarbrook Estates, Mokena, Illinois - May 2018 About Sugarbrook Estates Sugarbrook Estates is a single family home subdivision. Sugarbrook Estates is located in Mokena, Illinois north of Route 6 and west of Haas Road. Average taxes in Sugarbrook Estates $6,969 Average association fees in Sugarb...

By Karl Hess, on The Jersey Shore
(Keller Williams Shore Properties)
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 What if I wait until next year to buy a Barnegat Home? We recently shared that Barnegat home prices have increased by 25.42% year to date over 2017. They’ve also increased by 6.7% year-over-year on a national basis. Over that same time, interest rates have remained historically low which has all...

By Chris B Johnson, REALTOR®Quality Not Quantity #ChrisBJohnsonRealtor
(Allison James Elite)
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¿Esta su primer hogar a su alcance ahora? [infografía]     Algunos aspectos destacados: Los ‘Millennials’ se definen a los de 18 a 36 años de edad según el Buró del Censo de los Estados Unidos Según el último Perfil de los compradores y vendedores de casa de NAR, la edad media de todos los compr...

By Michelle Musick Jones, The Michelle Musick Jones Team - Texas Real Estate
(Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors)
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Open House Sunday May 20th 3-5pm. Beautiful 4 bed 3 bath , study, media with handscraped hardwood floors and new carpet in Lakes of La Cima! Overview Maps Photos Open House Market Stats $419,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Full BathroomsInterior: 3,117 sqftLot: 0.27 acre(s)Year ...

By Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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548 Harbor Terrace, Bartlett, IL 60103List Price: $279,900 Beds Baths Built Sq.Ft. Garage Taxes On Market 4 2.1 1976 2,032 ft2 2 $6,862 0 days Beautiful corner lot that is ready for you to call it your own! Enter into open & airy living room that is the perfect space for entertaining! Enjoy dinne...

By Rob Spinosa, Vice President of Mortgage Lending, Marin County
(Guaranteed Rate, Marin County, CA)
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Lions and Tigers and PMI, Oh My! There are a number of things you should legitimately be afraid of in this life --- great white sharks, cigarette smoke, Scott Pruitt's EPA --- but private mortgage insurance (also known as "PMI") is not one of them.  We're going to cover the basics here and I'm go...

By Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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2485 Oneida Ln., Naperville, IL 60563List Price: $228,000 Beds Baths Built Sq.Ft. Garage Taxes On Market 2 + 1* 3 2002 1,196 ft2 1 $3,717 0 days Welcome home to this stunning waterfront end unit! Graced with modern touches that include new rustic toned flooring, trendy gray paint through out, & c...
FOX HILLS: 55 AND OVER: ROCKAWAY NJ: luxury gated: TOWNSHIP NJ : MORRIS COUNTY NEW JERSEY: 55+ active adult living: empty nesters: baby boomers: seniors: independent retirement communities co-ops coops cooperatives condos condominiums townhouses townhomes homes There is an ever-increasing need fo...

By Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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Enclave at Country Lakes, Naperville, Illinois - May 2018 About Enclave at Country Lakes Enclave at Country Lakes is a townhouse community built in the 2000;s by Town & Country. The Enclave features homes with floor plans ranging from 1,199 to 1,431 square feet of living space. The Enclave at Co...

By Chuck & Lucy Willman UtahHomes.me, Utah Homes
(Utah Homes)
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Thank Goodness For The Impartial Third Party.Sometimes people don't want to ask personal questions of friends and family. There's too much invested... and so much history. Sure, family and close friends should be good at keeping a secret. But they can also be the worst.Let's look at the potential...

By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
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Beautiful Santa Cruz California is one of the nation's most desirable areas. Located south of San Jose and San Francisco, the city hugs the coast. Many things attract people here. Residents can spend many lovely days strolling along the Pacific ocean beaches, taking classes at a branch of the Uni...

By Matthew Klinowski, PA, Golf Community Real Estate Expert
(Downing-Frye)
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Southwest Florida Luxury Home Real Estate ReviewOverall, the Southwest Florida Luxury Real Estate Review shows there were 256 properties sold during the week of April 28th in Ft. Myers, Bonita Springs and Estero. This is up significantaly from the previous week when 177 properties sold.Unlike las...

By Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale
(Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group)
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5500 Holmes Run Parkway #1201 Alexandria, Va 22304 | Place One Condo Sold5500 Holmes Run Parkway #1201 Alexandria, Va 22304 On the market just 6 days and receiving multiple offers this Place One Condo is now sold and closed. My seller was a referral from past clients and was an absolute pleasure ...

By Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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Highview, Hawthorn Woods, Illinois - May 2018 About Highview Highview is a single family home subdivision built in the late 1970's. Highview is located in Hawthorn Woods, Illinois west of Diamond Lake Road off of Gilmer Road. Average taxes in Highview $11,759 Average association fees in Highview...

By Anita Sullivan
(RE/MAX Suburban)
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5953 N. Winthrop, Edgewater, Chicago, Illinois - May 2018 About 5953 N. Winthrop 5953 N. Winthrop is a 13 unit vintage condo building built in the 1920's. 5953 N. Winthrop is located in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 5953 N. Winthrop $2,678 Average association fees in 59...

By Matt Harber
(Keller Williams-The Harber Home Group)
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1023 E Broad St, Bremerton, WA Get Directions Click Here OPEN HOUSE May 18, Friday 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM May 19, Saturday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 2 (1 full, 1 ¾ bath ) BATHROOMS | 1629 SQUARE FEET Wel...