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 Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lakewood Commons, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois - February 2019Lakewood Commons is a townhouse community built in the 1980's. Lakewood Commons is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in Lakewood Commons $8,490 Average association fees in Lakewood Commons $362 ($30...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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1601 S. Halsted, Lower West Side, Chicago, Illinois - February 20191601 S. Halsted is a 32 unit condo building built in the early 2000's. 1601 S. Halsted is located in the Lower West Side neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 1601 S. Halsted $3,776 Average association fees in 1601 S. Halsted...

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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Most people with the financial ability to buy will be much better off by owning real estate:    The question of Renting or Buying is always a decision some spend a lot of time deciding!    There are situations where maybe it is not the best idea, but most often buying a property could provide a l...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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30 W. Erie, River North, Chicago, Illinois - February 201930 W. Erie is a 20 unit condo building built in 2007. 30 W. Erie is located in the River North neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in 30 W. Erie $18,687 Average association fees in 30 W. Erie $1,449 ($1,209 - $1,734) Average home size ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Laurel Ridge, Aurora, Illinois - February 2019Laurel Ridge is a single family home neighborhood built in the early 1990s by Lexington Homes. Laurel Ridge features homes with floor plans ranging from 1,281 to 2,690 square feet of living space. Laurel Ridge is located in Aurora, Illinois on Route ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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6114 Crossland Blvd., Gurnee, IL 60031List Price: $349,900 Beds Baths Built Sq.Ft. Garage Taxes On Market 5 2.1 1994 3,295 ft2 2 $8,679 22 days You'll fall in love w/this 2 story home in highly sought after Highlands of Fairway Ridge situated on a quiet cul-de-sac! With over 3000 SQFT of living s...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Arbor of Plainfield, Plainfield, Illinois - February 2019Arbor of Plainfield is a single family community built starting in the early 2000's. Arbor of Plainfield is located in Plainfield, Illinois south of Renwick Road and east of Route 59. Average taxes in Arbor of Plainfield $7,572 Average ass...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Heather Hill, Flossmoor, Illinois - February 2019Heather Hill is a single family home subdivision. Heather Hill is located in Flossmoor, Illinois east of Kedzie Avenue and north of Vollmer Road. Average taxes in Heather Hill $8,942 Average association fees in Heather Hill $0 Average home size in...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Stoneridge, Grayslake, Illinois - February 2019Stoneridge is a single family neighborhood built by Cambridge Homes in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Stoneridge is located in Grayslake, Illinois on Washington east of Route 45.Near shopping, dining, tollway and entertainment. Average taxes in Sto...

By Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond
(Thompson Company, REALTORS®)
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Today is snow day #Ilostcount, the perfect day to share this picture below. This custom home is being completed off Oak Hill Road (a designated rural road in Montgomery County), and its white exterior blends in perfectly with the winter wonderland. What you cannot really appreciate is, the massiv...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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The Gallery, Park Ridge, Illinois - February 2019The Gallery is a condo community built by Pepper Construction in the early 1980's. The Gallery features condominiums with floor plans ranging from 1,070 to 1,605 square feet of living space. The Gallery is located in Park Ridge, Illinois on Bouter...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Campbell Courte, Arlington Heights, Illinois - February 2019Campbell Courte is a condo community built in the early 2000's by Norwood Builders. Campbell Courte is located in Arlington Heights, Illinois at 200 W. Campbell Street. Campbell Courte is a 91 unit condo project consisting of one and tw...

By Matt Harber
(Keller Williams-The Harber Home Group)
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8017 65th St Ct WWelcome Home! Fantastic University Place 2-Story. Open & spacious floor plan, wonderful light & bright living rm, nice dining rm area, lovely gourmet kitchen w/eating space that opens to a delightful family rm w/fireplace, impressive master suite, 4 total bdrms & more! You will ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Arlington Greens, Arlington Heights, Illinois - February 2019Arlington Greens is a single family home neighborhood in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Arlington Greens is located on Olive off Arlington Heights Road North of Euclid. Average taxes in Arlington Greens $6,841 Average association fees in...

By The Berns Team, It's always Better With Berns!
(The Berns Team)
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With over $100,000 in recent upgrades, this luxurious property is ready for the most discerning of buyers to move right in and make it their own. Passing through the double door entry to this wonderfully, remodeled home one is immediately struck by the elegance of the 20 foot high ceiling in the ...

By Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ
(Arizona Focus Realty)
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Gated Luxury in Whitewing, Gilbert, AZCall Brian For A Market Analysis for YOUR Gilbert Home!!!For ALL of Your East Valley AZ Real Estate Needs Please Visit Real Estate in East Valley AZWhitewing Homes Currently for SaleWhitewing Homes Recently SoldWhitewing is another name synonymous with luxury...

By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
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Ten pm, not the same time slot in the morning but the one late at night, the you tube real estate channel is open for business.And the show and tell is at a peak we find from study of the analytics. How come? People are busy, have little extra time in overbooked living. The kids are finally in be...

By Ricardo Mello, Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent
(Manhattan Miami Real Estate)
Comments 18
The Upper East Side has some of the most expensive properties in New York City. It also has some of the most reasonably priced properties. While parts of the UES have long been one of the most prestigious locations, it is also a great neighborhood to buy your first apartment. The most expensive p...

By Amanda Hope, Specializing in Vero Beach & Sebastian Real Estate
(Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise)
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What Should My Credit Score Be To Buy a House?When you are starting to think about purchasing your first home - or your 20th - your credit score is something that you need to be aware of. You’ve probably heard that your credit score can make or break the home buying process. However, you may not ...

By Jae Kim
(EXIT Real Estate Solutions)
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134 Jefferson Place Columbia, SC- Homes for Sale in Carriage Lane       Homes for Sale in Carriage Lane- Beautiful all brick 3 BR condo with many updates: ceiling fans, light fixtures, faucets, hot water heater, microwave, countertops, kitchen flooring, refinished kitchen cabinets, copper backspl...