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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  This Message is So Important, it Bears Repeating    Home buying is often spoken of as an uphill, stressful challenge ...  And while it's true that there's much to know and do during the mortgage process ... the following is also true:  Buyers retain much of the control in determining how quickl...

By Sharlene Hensrud, Realtor. Listener. Knowledgable. Patient.
(RE/MAX Results - HomesMSP.com)
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When you are buying a home, searching can be the fun part… deciding which one to buy the hard part! Here are some tips to help you decide when to take the big step and make an offer. Know your top priority and keep your eye on the prize. Everyone has different priorities and ‘must have’ features...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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8950 Winged Foot Dr, Tallahassee, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | It doesn't get much better than this custom-built Golden Eagle home with golf course views! The soaring ceilings are articulatel...

By Bandele Oguntomilade, Your Woodland Hills Real Estate Agent 818-825-6996
(Bogun Realty and Luxury Homes)
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Open-House Events:               1-4pm on Sat Sat 12-15-18 Property:                                        962 Harding Ave, San Fernando, CA 91340Virtual Tour:                            www.962Harding.comOffered At:                                $499,000Call:                                   ...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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4975 Hollystone Ln, Tallahassee, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | This beautiful custom built home is located in a convenient peaceful neighborhood off of Ox Bottom Rd with A-rated school zones. ...

By Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
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¿Qué si espero un año para comprar una casa? Los precios de las viviendas nacionalmente han aumentado un 5.4 % desde esta fecha del año pasado. Durante ese mismo período, las tasas de interés se han mantenido históricamente bajas, lo que ha permitido que muchos compradores entren en el mercado y...

By George Kiefer, Broker, GRI, CDPE, CLHMS in Austin Texas
(Keller Williams Realty)
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  Manor Texas - Not in MLS. 2.67-Acre Foreclosure being sold As-Is with a $170,000 minimum bank bid in Manor Texas. The 2018 Tax Value is $ $314,681. This is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage, 1-Story home with 3,121 square feet, on a 2.67-Acre lot with mature trees. Year built is 1977. This is a...

By Nicole Dankworth, Enthusiasm and a love for the Seattle area!
(Keller Williams )
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The Grand Wahkiakum condos at 1111 Harbor Ave are the ultimate in luxury condos!Only 7 units and the building has a direct key elevator! The best view of Seattle in Seattle!The condos all have 2 parking spots and a storage space. The building also has a hot tub.There is currently one unit for sal...

By Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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32514 Pensacola Florida News: More Fla. metros studying higher impact fees on new homes Developers pay impact fees to offset projected costs from a population increase; some areas, such as Volusia County, are now considering increases. Read more.   Call or Text Charles Stallions Now 850-476-4494 ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Thornwood High School, South Holland, IL - December 2018 About Thornwood High School Thornwood High School is a 9-12 school in District 205, and is located at 17101 S Park Avenue in South Holland, IL. It services homes in Calumet City, South Holland, and Thornton. Average taxes $5,462 Average ye...

By Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
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Cómo aumentar simplemente su patrimonio familiar al pagar por la vivienda Todo el mundo debe darse cuenta de que a menos que usted este viviendo en algún lugar libre de alquiler, usted está pagando una hipoteca – ya sea la suya o la de su arrendador. La compra de su casa propia le proporciona un...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Barrington East, Barrington, Illinois - December 2018Barrington East is a single family home and condominium complex built in the 1960's and 1970's. Barrington East is located in Barrington, Illinois on the north side of Main Street (Lake Cook Road) just east of Northwest Highway. Average taxes ...

By Jared Realty Group, Jared Realty Sells Houses for up to 18% more!*
(Jared Realty Group)
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The homes and properties in Yorkshire Meadows are the ones to watch out for! Find out why: https://toputahrealestate.realgeeks.com/great-homes-and-properties-yorkshire-meadows/

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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1320 Darnell Dr., Mundelein, IL 60060List Price: $159,000 Beds Baths Built Sq.Ft. Garage Taxes On Market 3 2 1997 1,472 ft2 2 $5,403 0 days Handyman special! Fabulous opportunity for the savvy investor or lovers of DIY projects! Situated in a great neighborhood close to schools and all of your lo...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Greenbriar, Yorkville, Illinois - December 2018Greenbriar is a duplex and single family home built between the late 1990s and early 2000s. Greenbriar is located in Yorkville, Illinois west of Bridge Street and north of Stagecoach Trail. Average taxes in Greenbriar $6,614 Average association fees...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Caledonia Meadows, Tinley Park, Illinois - December 2018Caledonia Meadows is a townhouse community built in 2002. Caledonia Meadows is located in Tinley Park, Illinois south of 179th Street and east of 94th Avenue. Average taxes in Caledonia Meadows $6,681 Average association fees in Caledonia M...

By Jared Realty Group, Jared Realty Sells Houses for up to 18% more!*
(Jared Realty Group)
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Have a good time every day in Woodland Hills Two. In this subdivision found in the state of Utah, you can find the beauty of everyday living. Know more: https://toputahrealestate.realgeeks.com/happy-homes-and-properties-woodland-hills-two/

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Grand Prairie, New Lenox, Illinois - December 2018Grand Prairie is a duplex community built in the mid 1990s. Grand Prairie is located in New Lenox, Illinois north of Haven Avenue and east of Gougar Road. Average taxes in Grand Prairie $4,804 Average association fees in Grand Prairie $116 ($110 ...

By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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FICO® Score - a Brief ExplanationWhen you apply for a mortgage loan, you expect your lender to pull a credit report and look at whether you’ve made your payments on time. What you may not expect is that they seem to be more interested in your FICO® score.“What’s a FICO® score?” is a common reacti...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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River Grove Elementary School, River Grove, IL - December 2018 About River Grove Elementary School River Grove Elementary School is a K-8 school in District 85.5, and is located at 2650 Thatcher Avenue in River Grove, IL. It services homes in River Grove. Average taxes $5,440 Average year built ...