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 Jeanne Feenick, Basking Ridge, Warren, Bridgewater Market Expert
(NextHome Premier)
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33 Lloyd Road offers privacy without sacrificing proximity to township conveniences and transportation.  Set on 1.3 acres in one of Bernardsville's most desired area, the Tower Mountain section, 33 Lloyd Road is a great offering for Spring '19 home seekers.  The home is welcoming and excudes warm...

By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS®)
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Just SOLD in the Ashbrook subdivision in Severn, MD: spectacular Colonial with outside pool & cabana and huge "man-cave". And since a picture says more than a thousand words ever could - especially this picture - I'll just share it below instead of writing about how gorgeous the house is or how p...

By Derrik Carlson, Real Estate In Park City
(KW Park City Keller Williams Real Estate)
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New Construction in Park City Searching for new construction homes for sale in Park City, Utah? Buying new construction in Park City, Utah provides many advantages. When purchasing a home to be built, buyers often have the ability to help design their dream home. There are many choices along the ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Parkland Middle School, McHenry, IL - April 2019 About Parkland Middle School Parkland Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 15, and is located at 1802 N Ringwood Road in McHenry, IL. It services homes in Bull Valley, McCullom Lake, McHenry, Wonder Lake, and Woodstock. Average taxes $6,909 A...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Morgan's Gate Mews, Wood Dale, Illinois - April 2019Morgan's Gate Mews is a single family and townhome community built in the late 2010's. Morgan's Gate Mews is located in Wood Dale, Illinois on Morgan's Gate Drive west of Kingery Highway and south of Irving Park Road. Average taxes in Morgan's ...

By Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
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https://www.google.com/analytics/web/#home/a69066132w111663562p116541675/ Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have been on the decline since November, now reaching lows last seen in January 2018. According to Freddie Mac’slatest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, rates came in at 4.12% ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Valley View Elementary School, Mchenry, IL - April 2019 About Valley View Elementary School Valley View Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 15, and is located at 6515 W IL Route 120 in Mchenry, IL. It services homes in Bull Valley, McCullom Lake, McHenry, Wonder Lake, and Woodstock. Av...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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3454 Saltash Ln, Tallahassee, FL For Sale Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Reviews View More Listings Follow This Home Tallahassee Homes For Sale Tallahassee Home Search Free Home Values Manausa.com Tallahassee Home Search Presented By: Joe Manausa Joe Manausa Real Estate 850-888-08...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Plum Grove Hills, Palatine, Illinois - April 2019Plum Grove Hills is a single family neighborhood built in the 1970's and 1980's. Plum Grove Hills is located in Palatine, Illinois east of Quentin Road and north of Euclid Avenue close to Birchwood Park, Birchwood Recreation Center, and Pleasant H...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Colony Country, Mount Prospect, Illinois - April 2019Colony Country is a condo community built in the late 1970s. Colony Country is located in Mount Prospect, Illinois north of Euclid Avenue east of Rand Road. Average taxes in Colony Country $3,384 Average association fees in Colony Country $322...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Pine Ridge, Woodstock, Illinois - April 2019Pine Ridge is a single family home neighborhood in Woodstock, Illinois. Pine Ridge is located in Woodstock, Illinois west of Ridge Road and north of Bull Valley Road. Average taxes in Pine Ridge $12,491 Average association fees in Pine Ridge $0 Average...

By John Krol, Naples,Luxury Homes,International Buyers / Sellers
(Top Producers Realty, Inc. Krol Group International)
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1967 TERRAZZO LN NAPLES, FL 34104 Briarwood Homes For Sale Naples FL  To see the VISUAL TOUR click here  to see a 3D TOUR click here flexible weekly rental policy makes these homes great investments while you use them as well. CALL BROKER JOHN 800-214-4945 OR TEXT 239-289-2336 OR EMAIL JOHN@KROLG...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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1238 N. Bosworth, West Town, Chicago, Illinois - April 20191238 N. Bosworth is an 8 unit boutique style condo building built in 2019. 1238 N. Bosworth is located in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 1238 N. Bosworth $0 Average association fees in 1238 N. Bosworth $0 Average...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lake Park Estates, Palatine, Illinois - April 2019Lake Park Estates is a single family home community located in Palatine, Illinois. Lake Park Estates is on the east side of Quentin Road, north of Northwest Highway and south of Dundee Road within walking distance to Lake Park Estates, Palatine H...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Prince Crossing Farm, West Chicago, Illinois - April 2019Prince Crossing Farm is a subdivision of single family homes built in the mid to late 2010s. Prince Crossing Farm is located in West Chicago, Illinois west of Prince Crossing Road and south of Hawthorne Lane. Average taxes in Prince Crossi...

By Seesan Ed, The Most Helpful REALTOR in Delaware
(BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors)
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In home loan vocabulary, a Pre-Approved is different than Pre-Qualified! If you are ready to buy, get a pre-approval. Most agents will not show you houses unless you have a pre-approved letter issued from a lending institution or a proof of funds letter from a bank. One of the easy ways to get th...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lake Vista, Lake Villa, Illinois - April 2019Lake Vista is a single family home subdivision built beginning in 2012 by William Ryan Homes. A newer section was built by Meritus Homes start in 2017. Homes range from 1,941 to 3,574 square feet. Lake Vista is located in Lake Villa, Illinois south of...

By Denise Gentile, REALTOR , Riverside County
(Coldwell Banker Associated Brokers Realty)
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View the Tour This beautifully designed "Sycamore" model is Largest floor plan in Creekside 55+ Community. The Sycamore model offers a truly unforgettable first impression! Built in 1989, Features; Open floor plan, 1,715 sf., 2 Bedrooms, 2 bath, 2 car garage, Living room, Dining room, Family roo...

By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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  3685 Parker Knoll Ln, Columbus OH 43219LOVELY 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath detached condo in Asherton Woods! You will LOVE this open floor plan and spacious rooms! Tons of storage in the Chef's kitchen w/ large eating space and access to the backyard! 1st floor boasts an adorable family room w/gas firep...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Winston Hills, Woodridge, Illinois - April 2019Winston Hills is a condominium and single family home neighborhood built in the 1960's and 1970's in Woodridge, Illinois. Winston Hills is located on Roberts Drive south of Route 53 and Woodward Drive. Average taxes in Winston Hills $6,170 Average a...