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 Charles Stallions, 800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.
(Charles Stallions Real Estate Services )
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32514 Pensacola Florida News: How will self-driving cars change real estate? Transportation always has a big impact on real estate, and most communities today were built for cars. In 5-10 years, how could that change? Start planning now. Read more.   Call or Text Charles Stallions Now 850-476-449...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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The Woodlands, Hinsdale, Illinois - December 2018The Woodlands is a community of single family homes. The Woodlands is located in Hinsdale, Illinois east of County Line Road and north of 55th Street. Average taxes in The Woodlands $20,309 Average association fees in The Woodlands $65 ($65 - $65)...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Passow Elementary School, Franklin Park, IL - December 2018 About Passow Elementary School Passow Elementary School is a P-5 school in District 84, and is located at 2838 Calwagner Street in Franklin Park, IL. It services homes in Franklin Park. Average taxes $6,369 Average year built 1948 Homes...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Aintree, St. Charles, Illinois - December 2018Aintree is a single family neighborhood built in the mid 1970s. Aintree is located in St. Charles, Illinois on Route 25 north of Route 64. Average taxes in Aintree $12,932 Average association fees in Aintree $20 ($13 - $21) Average home size in Aintr...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Parkshore Cooperative, Hyde Park, Chicago, Illinois - December 2018Parkshore Cooperative is a 115 unit co-op building built in the 1920's. Parkshore Cooperative is located at 1755 E. 55th Street in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in Parkshore Cooperative $1,256 Average assoc...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Embassy Club, Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois - December 2018Embassy Club is a townhouse community built in the late 1980's. Embassy Club is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago on Lincoln & Wrightwood. Average taxes in Embassy Club $10,696 Average association fees in Embassy Club...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Grand Dominion, Mundelein, Illinois - December 2018Grand Dominion is a Del Webb 55+ active adult community in Mundelein, Illinois. Grand Dominion is located off of Route 176 west of Route 60/83. The community is set on 320 rolling acres with 100 acres of open space and miles of walking and bikin...

By Richard Woodward NMLS#217454, Service Beyond Expectations! Your Texas Lender
(Service First Mortgage, NMLS #166487)
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Reverse Mortgage for Purchase Unites Family. Lenore grew tired of traveling to see Sophie. Saying good-bye was just too sad. It was Lenore’s son-in-law who broached the idea of her moving nearby.Like many senior homeowners, Lenore had a great deal of equity in her far away home. But was concerned...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Statesman, Edgewater, Chicago, Illinois - December 2018The Statesman is a 20 floor condominium high-rise built in 1963 in the Edgewater of Chicago. Statesman condos are on Sheridan Road at Bryn Mawr at 5601 N. Sheridan. Average taxes in Statesman $1,826 Average association fees in Statesman $589...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Dakota Lofts, Lake View, Chicago, Illinois - December 2018Dakota Lofts is a 5 unit loft condo building in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. Average taxes in Dakota Lofts $8,588 Average association fees in Dakota Lofts $271 ($200 - $557) Average home size in Dakota Lofts 2,475 ft2 Average lot...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Grand Haven, Romeoville, Illinois - December 2018Grand Haven is a 55+ development of condominiums and single family homes for active seniors built in the early to mid 2000's by Del Webb and Lakewood Homes. Grand Haven features gated entry, clubhouse with ballroom, Fitness center, Library, walkin...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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8375 Elan Dr Tallahassee FL 32312, Tallahassee, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS | 2 Baths(2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1800 m2 (approx) Show this one 1st! Awesome floor plan in Killearn Commons! 4 bedroom...

By Jim Starwalt, A Name You Know and The Brand You Trust
(Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes)
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How to Simply Increase Your Family Wealth by Paying for Housing Everyone should realize that unless you are living somewhere rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. Buying your own home provides you with a form of ‘forced savings’ that allows you to use your month...

By Gina Tufano, Ask Gina & Company, Northern Virginia Real Estate
(Ask Gina & Company with Pearson Smith Realty)
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Single Family Home for sale in Hamilton, VA Overview Maps Photos Market Stats IDX Search Contact us for pricing Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms3 Full Bathrooms1 Half BathroomInterior: 3,414 sqft Location 38492 Titnore CourtHamilton, VA 20158USA Gina M. Tufano Pearson Smith Realty(703...

By Dave Jones, Broker/Owner - e-PRO Dave Jones Realty llc Prospec
(Dave Jones Realty, llc.)
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What If I Wait A Year to Buy a Home? National home prices have increased by 5.4% since this time last year. Over that same time period, interest rates have remained near historic lows which has allowed many buyers to enter the market and lock in low rates. As a seller, you will likely be most con...

By Ricardo Mello, Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent
(Manhattan Miami Real Estate)
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A while ago, I wrote an article about the benefits of living close to the ground, and how single-family mansions are becoming the new rage in New York. However, with these past months’ launch of the new ultra-luxury 117 West 57 and 217 West 57 Street super-tall tower, I thought I would write abou...

By Chris B Johnson, 5 Star Rated REALTOR® Quality, Not Quantity
(Allison James Elite)
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  Algunos aspectos destacados: Una tendencia que ha estado surgiendo por algún tiempo, es el contraste entre el inventario & la demanda en los mercados de viviendas de calidad & lujo Vs. Los mercados de iniciación e intercambio y ¡Lo que a su vez está haciendo a los precios! El inventario sigue ...

By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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If you haven't checked your credit report months before applying for a home loan you may be in for an unfortunate shock when you visit a loan officer. A host of problems could pop up. For example, your credit score could be a little too low to qualify for the best rate on a mortgage or you will s...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
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$399,000. Atrium Aventura. REO. For Sale by Bank. Penthouse. 2 Story. REO | For Sale By Bank | Foreclosure | Aventura | Best Buy Today | Condo For Sale By Bank One of the most beautiful Two-Story Penthouse in the Atrium at Aventura. 2 Bedrooms + Den + 3 Full baths+ Roof top terrace.Granite Kitch...

By Evelina Tsigelnitskaya, www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931
(SIB Realty)
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$429,900. Oceania Two Sunny Isles Beach. REO. For Sale by Bank. REO | For Sale By Bank | Foreclosure | Sunny Isles Beach | Best Buy Today | Condo For Sale By Bank BEAUTIFUL 2 BED 2 BATH SPLIT FLOOR PLAN IN SUNNY ISLES BEACH. THIS UNIT IS AT POOL LEVEL AND HAS ITS OWN PRIVATE PATIO WITH GATED ACC...