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 Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
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Marigold - Irvine CA   If you are a condo buyer looking to find out more information on Marigold in Irvine, then you have come to the right place! Our website features a plethora of information on Marigold, including amenities, HOA information, condos for sale, a photo tour, and so much more! Ou...

By Susie Kay, North Dallas Specialist
(Ultima Real Estate )
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 Deerfield is a community located in West Plano in zip code 75024.  Homes in Deerfield are conveniently located near Dallas Tollway and Highway 121. Homes are built from 1986 to 2011. The older part is called Deerfield with homes built from 1986 to around 1999. The Deerfield West and East are nex...

By Susan Buhr, Real Estate Agent
(PDS Real Estate)
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Home Listings Search without filling out a form, is here!Are you looking to buy a home, without having to give your name, phone and email address?PDS Real Estate website gives you the ability to conduct your home search without filling out a form. Or do you want to find out what your neighbor is ...

By Ryan Case, Realtor servicing all of Southern California
(Coldwell Banker Real Estate)
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360 Gladys Ave - Long Beach CA   If you are a condo buyer looking to find out more information on 360 Gladys Ave in Long Beach, then you have come to the right place! Our website features a plethora of information on 360 Gladys Ave, including amenities, HOA information, condos for sale, a photo ...

By Sandi Bauman, Chico CA Realtor
(Chico Homes Real Estate)
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        $192,500 - 20 Wrangler Ct. Chico, CA 95928             Location: Chico, CA Fantastic find, fantastic price! Tucked back away from the main street in a quiet neighborhood. Convenient to schools and shopping. This little gem has some beautiful upgrades! Hardwood flooring, new carpet, decor...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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Pensacola Homes and Real Estate, NAR: U.S. home prices jump 6.2% in 2Q It's the highest median quarterly price and a new peak thanks to supply shortages. NAR's chief economist continued to ramp up his criticism, saying there is a "glaring need" for more new construction as "would-be buyers are p...

By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Keller Williams Commerce)
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20228 RENSELLOR Street, Livonia 48152  **BRAND NEW TO THE MARKET**   This home just came on the market today and is a great starter for any new home buyer or investor!Located near 8 mile rd and MI-5 you will have a quick and easy commute to any work location! With three bedrooms you can turn this...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Oak Brook Club, Oak Brook, Illinois - October 2017 About Oak Brook Club Oak Brook Club is a condominium complex built in the 1970s. Oak Brook Club is a gated community with indoor heated parking, storage, pool and clubhouse, elevators. Oak Brook Club is within walking distance of Oak Brook Mall ...

By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Keller Williams Commerce)
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2967 WARNER Drive, West Bloomfield Twp 48324One of the best lots on Green Lake with amazing sunrises! Come build your dream home or remodel this home on this great lot. 100 acre Green Lake is one of West Bloomfield's gems. Only electric motor or hand powered boats make the lake quiet and serene. ...

By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Keller Williams Commerce)
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1335 GRINNELL Avenue, Waterford Twp 48328 This is a gorgeous lakefront home perfect for you and your family.With plenty of large rooms, an open floor plan, and updated kitchen, you will love living here! Come see the great lakefront view on you back deck, over looking the large yard. Perfect for ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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York Woods, Oak Brook, Illinois - October 2017 About York Woods York Woods is a subdivision of single family homes bult in the 1960s. York Woods is located in Oak Brook, Illinois east of York Road and north of 31st Street. Average taxes in York Woods $8,165 Average association fees in York Woods...

By Liz Miller, Just Call Liz
(Keller Williams Arizona Living Realty)
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Some buyers need a turnkey property. Others look for that "diamond in the rough". Many real estate investors suggest buying the ugliest house in the nicest neighborhood for your best equity potential. You can change a Havasu home's look but you can't change its location. Also, you want a home wit...

By Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, Michigan homes for sale ~ yesmyrealtor@gmail.com
(Keller Williams Commerce)
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2288 HOGAN Way, Canton Twp 48188  This Condo is a great buy for anyone looking to retire or just live a more simple life! At this home you can manage the inside without having to worry about lawn or driveway maintenance. Being a part of a condo association opens up your ability to not have to wor...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Woodside Estates, Oak Brook, Illinois - October 2017 About Woodside Estates Woodside Estates is a single family home subdivision. Woodside Estates is located in Oak Brook, Illinois east of York Road and south of Roosevelt Road. Average taxes in Woodside Estates $17,224 Average association fees i...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Gingerbrook, Oak Brook, Illinois - October 2017 About Gingerbrook Gingerbrook is a townhouse community built in the late 1970's. Gingerbrook is located in Oak Brook, Illinois north of 31st Street and east of Highland Avenue. Average taxes in Gingerbrook $4,704 Average association fees in Gingerb...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Chambord, Oak Brook, Illinois - October 2017 About Chambord Chambord is a townhome community built in the 1970's. Chambord is located in Oak Brook, Illinois north of 31st Street and west of Meyers Road. Average taxes in Chambord $5,388 Average association fees in Chambord $2,440 ($2,440 - $2,440...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Oak Brook Market Trends for September 2017Oak Brook home sales for the month of September rose in volume by 54.5% when compared to last year, while the median sale price rose by 10.8% from $630,000 to $698,000. The number of Single Family homes sales rose by 20%, while the median sale price rose...

By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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108 E Hudson St, Columbus OH 43202Great move in ready house for your college student or young professional. 3 bedroom, 1 full bath home with large closets and basement. Living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen with front porch. Newly re-finished original hardwood floors through-out and ceramic t...

By Qualls Team - Quincy & Amy Qualls, Real Estate for the PNW
(Thunderbird Real Estate)
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Congratulations to New Home Owners, Stuart & Stephina... And our favorite, Ramsey the Wiener Dog! Our team is stoked for you both & can't thank you enough. Wishing you the best of luck & WELCOME HOME!#sold #thankyou #congrats #homes #realestate #quallsteam #realtor

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Ginger Creek, Oak Brook, Illinois - October 2017 About Ginger Creek Ginger Creek is a subdivision of custom built single family homes which were built in the 1960s. Ginger Creek is located in Oak Brook, Illinois along the northwest corner of Butterfield Country Club north of 31st Street and west...