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 sandy straley, Selling Homes for over 35 Years
(Rindlesbach Homes)
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Millcreek Homes for Sale2880 S  2729 E Salt Lake City, Ut  84109    $429,900This lovely rambler includes 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and approx.1934 square feet. This Canyon Rim home with views that can't be beat. Updated kitchen, bathrooms, flooring, windows. Brand new high efficiency furnace, well ...

By Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA
(Long and Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA)
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Buyers with Agents, But No RepresentationWhen someone is looking to buy or sell a home, usually the first person they go to is an agent that helped them previously.  If they have never bought or sold before, maybe they reach out to friends and family for a recommendation.  Or, they can look to th...

By Tony Morganti, CRS, ABR - Cuyahoga Falls, Stow
(RE/MAX Crossroads in Cuyahoga Falls and Stow, Ohio)
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According to a survey conducted by Bankrate.com, one in four Americans are considering buying a home this year. If this statistic proves to be true, that means that 59 million people will be looking to enter the housing market in 2017. The survey also revealed 3 key takeaways: Those most likely ...

By Jeff Dowler, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad
(Solutions Real Estate )
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Relocation Buyers – A Niche Market for 2017 I have personally moved a bunch of times, have now owned 10 primary homes, and my wife and I have had 4 major relocations (to Boston from Michigan, Boston to the Twin Cities, the Twin Cities to Boston, and Boston to Southern California). As a result I k...

By Gustavo Torres / RE/MAX Rosarito Beach, Tijuana Coastal, Ensenada, BAJA, Remax Baja Realty, Baja California
(Remax Baja Realty)
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Have you visited Ensenada Baja?I strongly suggests that you do... If you like wine, beautiful bays filled with boats and cruise shipswith lights glistening at night over the water, average temperature of 65 Fahrenheits all year long,the best seafood by some of the most recognized chefs in Mexico,...

By J. Michael Manley
(J Michael Manley Team)
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New Construction Homes for Sale in Greenville, SC   Greenville SC makes for a wonderful place for you to call home with all the opportunities to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle. Whether you are looking for a new construction home or custom home to built your dream home in Greenville, there ...

By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional)
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To truly understand all about the buyer's needs, a series of questions are needed to be asked to uncover any areas of compromise or substitution that the buyer will accept. In a highly competitive market, successful buyers know they may not get everything they want in a house but can still be hap...

By Jeff Miller, Realtor - Tampa Bay/Wesley Chapel
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
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Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club home for sale 10228 Moshie Lane San Antonio FL  335763 bedroom 2 bath 2121 Sq Ft $254,900 Peaceful, gated, secure 55+ community.  LOW TAXES LOW HOA2016 Taxes $1409 and  HOA only $425 annual.This one owner home (2002) shows pride of ownership. Clean and ready for yo...

By Irv The Realtor, Residential - Religious & Educational - Commercial
(Empire Network Realty)
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COMMUNITY INFORMATION: West Side Village in Windermere is one of Windermere's newest communities located centrally between Dr Phillips & Disney also within minutes from popular shopping malls, Winter Garden Village, outside dining, major roads for an easy commute. West Side Village in Windermere ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Adams Place, Near West Side, Chicago, Illinois - February 2017 About Adams Place Adams Place is a condo building located at 2320 W. Adams, Chicago, IL 60612 Average taxes in Adams Place $2,734 Average association fees in Adams Place $287 ($287 - $287) Average home size in Adams Place 1,664 ft2 A...

By Don Hess
(KW Elite Keller Williams 1280 Plaza Blvd. Lancaster, PA 17601)
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  Check out the article below, then call me.   Don HessKW EliteKeller Williams Realty1280 Plaza Blvd.Lancaster, PA 17601717-553-2500 Office717-715-6288 Mobile717-786-7967 Directdonhess39@gmail.com  activerain.com/dfh US Housing Market Is Moving into 'Buy Territory'! According to the Beracha, Hard...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lake Shore Pointe, South Shore, Chicago, Illinois - February 2017 About Lake Shore Pointe   Average taxes in Lake Shore Pointe $3,114 Average association fees in Lake Shore Pointe $441 ($0 - $441) Average home size in Lake Shore Pointe 2,200 ft2 Average lot size in Lake Shore Pointe 0.00 acres A...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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999 N. Lake Shore, Near North Side, Chicago, Illinois - February 2017 About 999 N. Lake Shore 999 N. Lake Shore is a 27 unit co-op building designed by Benjamin Marshall. 999 N. Lake Shore is located in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 999 N. Lake Shore $44,997 Average as...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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5013 S. King, Douglas, Chicago, Illinois - February 2017 About 5013 S. King 5013 S. King is an 18 unit condo building. 5013 S. King is located in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 5013 S. King $2,000 Average association fees in 5013 S. King $244 ($244 - $244) Average home...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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100 N. Hermitage, Near West Side, Chicago, Illinois - February 2017 About 100 N. Hermitage 100 N. Hermitage is a 113 unit condo building in the Near West Side of Chicago. Average taxes in 100 N. Hermitage $2,312 Average association fees in 100 N. Hermitage $489 ($476 - $501) Average home size in...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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433 W. Briar, Lake View, Chicago, Illinois - February 2017 About 433 W. Briar 433 W. Briar is a 34 unit condo building built in 1929. 433 W. Briar is located in Chicago's Loop neighborhood. Average taxes in 433 W. Briar $6,122 Average association fees in 433 W. Briar $602 ($533 - $671) Average h...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Smythe Settlement, West Chicago, Illinois - February 2017 About Smythe Settlement Smythe Settlement is a single family home subdivision. Smythe Settlement is located in West Chicago, Illinois north of Smith Road and east of Route 59. Average taxes in Smythe Settlement $7,622 Average association ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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30 W. Oak, Near North Side, Chicago, Illinois - February 2017 About 30 W. Oak 30 West Oak is a 22 story 48 unit condo building built in 2007 in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago. 30 West Oak is located at the corner of Oak and Dearborn. Average taxes in 30 W. Oak $29,098 Average association...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Marquette Row, West Town, Chicago, Illinois - February 2017 About Marquette Row   Average taxes in Marquette Row $0 Average association fees in Marquette Row $0 Average home size in Marquette Row 0 ft2 Average lot size in Marquette Row 0.00 acres Average year built in Marquette Row 0 Homes for s...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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1122 W. Catalpa, Edgewater, Chicago, Illinois - February 2017 About 1122 W. Catalpa 1122 W. Catalpa is a 126 unit condo building in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Average taxes in 1122 W. Catalpa $3,823 Average association fees in 1122 W. Catalpa $628 ($547 - $709) Average home...