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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 Becoming a First-Time Home Buyer: How & Where to Begin You've made the big decision ...  You've decided to buy a home! Now what?  Where do you begin? Begin by focusing on your future mortgage needs ...So ... you've heard that securing a mortgage and financing a home can be challenging?  The mort...

By Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco
(Today | Sotheby's International Realty)
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It was a picture-perfect day a few years ago when I took a seaplane ride and we circled Pacific Heights, with Lafayette Park in the foreground.Pacific Heights is a highly desired part of town, with a wide variety of housing styles, from mega-million mansions, to charming Victorian single family h...

By Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818
(Re/Max Eastern inc.)
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  Okay so you take these buyers out you are so excited because you have found the condo unit they have been looking for the perfect unit . You were lucky and got a heads up from the listing agent he an agreement  but was waiting for us to see it  .When I called the buyers to look I told them if t...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Dreamy Nights in Val Vista Lakes, Gilbert, AZClick Here to Request Your FREE Buyer's Guide!!!For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZ Homes Currently for Sale in Val Vista LakesHomes Recently Sold in Val Vista LakesVal Vista Lakes is more than ju...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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How long can negotiations go on asked a Home Seller? You see a buyer made an offer on my new Manchester NH area Listing. It was low, but the seller countered their offer. The buyer then proceeded to counter the sellers counter. The buyer went up about $500. The seller who was not phased by a low ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Interlaken Ridge, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About Interlaken Ridge Interlaken Ridge is a custom single family home neighborhood built in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Interlaken Ridge is located in Libertyville, Illinois on Butterfield south of Route 137. Average taxes in Interlaken ...

By Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
(www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310)
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Working with several new construction home buyers at the moment, I happened upon this informative post from my friend, Jeff Dowler, CRS in Carlsbad, CA & thought I'd share. His list also applies to Charlotte Metro new construction home buyers.A couple of additions - what applies to Charlotte new ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Hunt Club East, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About Hunt Club East Hunt Club East is a single family home community built in the mid 1990's. Hunt Club East is located in Libertyville, Illinois east of Hunt Club Road north or Route 120. Average taxes in Hunt Club East $6,696 Average associa...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Interlaken Valley, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About Interlaken Valley Interlaken Valley is a custom single family neighborhood built in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Interlaken Valley is located in Libertyville, Illinois on Butterfield north of Route 176. Average taxes in Interlaken V...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Forest Creek, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About Forest Creek Forest Creek is a town house community built in the late 1980's. Forest Creek is located in Libertyville, Illinois north of Route 137 and west of Milwaukee Avenue. Average taxes in Forest Creek $7,226 Average association fees i...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Interlaken Meadows, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About Interlaken Meadows Interlaken Meadows is a single family home neighborhood located in Libertyville, Illinois. Interlaken Meadows consists of approximately 150 homes ranging from 2200 square feet to over 3000 sq. feet with deluxe bathr...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Greentree, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About Greentree The Greentree subdivision is a single family neighborhood developed in the late 1970s by Miller Builders. The homes are nestled on meandering tree lined streets in Libertyville, Illinois. Greentree features 330 homes with floor plans...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Heritage Place, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About Heritage Place Heritage Place is a condo community built in 2004 by Cambridge Homes. Excellent downtown Libertyville location at Church and First Street. Two brick adorned buildings with heated underground parking and secure lobby with vi...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
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  Mar Vista Pasadena Condos For Sale   If you have spent countless hours searching for the best online resource dedicated solely to the Mar Vista Condo Complex in Pasadena, look no further! As a Pasadena condo buyer on our website, you can do the following: Search all Mar Vista Condos For Sale V...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
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  13108 Moorpark St Sherman Oaks Condos For Sale   If you have spent countless hours searching for the best online resource dedicated solely to the 13108 Moorpark St Condo Complex in Sherman Oaks, look no further! As a Sherman Oaks condo buyer on our website, you can do the following: Search all...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
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  Viola Plaza Glendale Condos For Sale   If you have spent countless hours searching for the best online resource dedicated solely to the Viola Plaza Condo Complex in Glendale, look no further! As a Glendale condo buyer on our website, you can do the following: Search all Viola Plaza Condos For ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Huntington Lakes, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About Huntington Lakes Huntington Lakes is a single family home neighborhood built in the late 1980s. Huntington Lakes is located in Libertyville, Illinois on River Road north of Route 137. Average taxes in Huntington Lakes $21,576 Average as...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
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  Peach Grove North Hollywood Condos For Sale   If you have spent countless hours searching for the best online resource dedicated solely to the Peach Grove Condo Complex in North Hollywood, look no further! As a North Hollywood condo buyer on our website, you can do the following: Search all Pe...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Highlands, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About Highlands Highlands is a single family home neighborhood in Libertyville, Illinois. The Highlands is located on Crane east of Butterfield Road and west of Milwaukee Ave. Average taxes in Highlands $8,503 Average association fees in Highlands $...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Heritage, Libertyville, Illinois - April 2018 About Heritage The Heritage area is a single family home subdivision considered to be downtown Libertyville near Cook Avenue. Average taxes in Heritage $12,805 Average association fees in Heritage $219 ($90 - $368) Average home size in Heritage 2,511...