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 Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Fry Elementary School, Naperville, IL - June 2017 About Fry Elementary School Fry Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 204, and is located at 3204 Tall Grass Drive in Naperville, IL. It services homes in Naperville. Average taxes $12,474 Average association fees $544 ($200 - $675) Avera...

By Abby Stiller, Real estate agent serving SWFL.
(Premier Realty Homes of SWFL)
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From $374,900 to $349,900 wow!Call me now for a private showing : 239-284-8637Abby Stiller - Your local Realtor - Lee & Collier County!    MORNINGSIDE! BIG FAMILY HOME, SUPER FIXER UPPER" REDUCE $25,000 FOR QUICK SALE! OWNER HAS MOVE NORTH. CLOSE TO THE BEACHES AND ALL TOP SCHOOL A-RATED DISTRICT...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Summer Evenings by the Pool in Circle G, Gilbert, AZ Do You Need A Buyers Agent to find Gilbert AZ homes? For all of your East Valley AZ Real Estate needs visit RealEstateinEastValleyAZ Homes Currently for Sale in Circle G Homes Recently Sold in Circle G There are numerous Circle G communities th...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Highlands Elementary School, Naperville, IL - June 2017 About Highlands Elementary School Highlands Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 203, and is located at 525 S Brainard Street in Naperville, IL. It services homes in Lisle and Naperville. Average taxes $15,600 Average association f...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Neuqua Valley High School, Naperville, IL - June 2017 About Neuqua Valley High School Neuqua Valley High School is a 9-12 school in District 204, and is located at 2360 95th Street in Naperville, IL. It services homes in Bolingbrook, Naperville, and Plainfield. Average taxes $10,854 Average asso...

By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
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  38 Concord St Cranford NJ 07016   MUST SEE! Large 4 bedroom,3 bath Split featuring an in-law suite,open floor plan,hardwood floors,beautiful yard and much more! Just refinish the hardwood and move right in! NOT in a flood zone!!! 3rd Floor has an in-law suite with a full bathroom. Completely fe...

By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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Stover Mill at Warwick is located in Central Bucks School District. Go to www.cbsd.org for details.These townhomes were built less than 35 years ago. There are two and three bedroom homes. Some homes have a basement and there are a few with a garage.The homes are located off York road and Bristol...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Peterson Elementary School, Naperville, IL - June 2017 About Peterson Elementary School Peterson Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 204, and is located at 4008 Chinaberry Lane in Naperville, IL. It services homes in Naperville and Plainfield. Average taxes $11,245 Average association ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Patterson Elementary School, Naperville, IL - June 2017 About Patterson Elementary School Patterson Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 204, and is located at 3731 Lawrence Dr in Naperville, IL. It services homes in Naperville. Average taxes $10,810 Average association fees $409 ($150 ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Meadow Glens Elementary School, Naperville, IL - June 2017 About Meadow Glens Elementary School Meadow Glens Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 203, and is located at 1150 Muirhead Avenue in Naperville, IL. It services homes in Naperville and Woodridge. Average taxes $9,488 Average as...

By Eugene Kanciar, Our Experience, Your Peace-of-Mind
(EKAN Home Inspection)
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 Does your cabin have an amazing 'view deck'? If glass panels are used as your guard railing, then make sure that the glass is suitable for the task. Here's what you need to know...

By MaryKay Shumway, Door County, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert
(The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948))
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Door County Condominiums for Sale: How do you choose the best Door County condo deal?Crows Nest.  Anchorage Cove.  Timber Ridge Estates.  Hidden Harbor.  Mariners Pointe.  Woodcrest Village.  Orchard Point.  Fish Creek Condominiums.  Gibraltar Townhomes.  The Grandview.  The Bluffs on Cottage Row...

By Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties
(The Virtual Real Estate Team)
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When I work with investors who want to build wealth buying Oklahoma City investment real estate they typically buy 5 or more. They may not do 5 at a time but depending on their age, financial ability, and what their ultimate strategy is they buy at least 5 and usually more since Fannie Mae goes u...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Gregory Middle School, Naperville, IL - June 2017 About Gregory Middle School Gregory Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 204, and is located at 2621 Springdale Circle in Naperville, IL. It services homes in Aurora, Bolingbrook, and Naperville. Average taxes $10,675 Average association fee...

By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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I get this question asked all the time.  There really is no one size fits all answer, but there are ways to make an educated guess based on knowledge of the market and experience.  Here's what Debe Maxwell, CRS says:  FAQ: What do You Think the Sellers will Accept as a Fair Offer?   There's no te...

By Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker
(RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto))
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Government Proposes Designated Agency and Increased Fines The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, listening to CBC Marketplace has some new solutions for the real estate industry. Here’s the notice, and you have until 24 July 2017 to respond, if you wish to do so: Phase 1 Real Estate Bu...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Spring Brook Elementary School, Naperville, IL - June 2017 About Spring Brook Elementary School Spring Brook Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 204, and is located at 2700 Seiler Drive in Naperville, IL. It services homes in Naperville. Average taxes $12,321 Average association fees $...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Scullen Middle School, Naperville, IL - June 2017 About Scullen Middle School Scullen Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 204, and is located at 2815 Mistflower Lane in Naperville, IL. It services homes in Naperville and Plainfield. Average taxes $11,229 Average association fees $524 ($205...

By Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR
(Real Estate and Beyond, LLC)
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ARE THERE ANY BANK OWNED SALES IN THE PHOENIX REAL ESTATE MARKET? I had a great discussion with one of my real estate investors about how he picked up bank owned properties during the down market. He asked me are banks still selling homes. He wanted to know the exact numbers. I said let me get ba...

By Laura Filip RE/MAX UTOPIA | 903-271-4978, Your locally owned RE/MAX OFFICE
(RE/MAX UTOPIA , Serving all of Texoma )
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  Does a Title policy and a Survey really mean anything? .  Searching the title is what tells you the Texoma home buyer if the person selling you the property can really sell it to you.  This search gives alot of information about the property itself such as what we just mentioned who owns the pr...