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 Peter Mark, Full Time SEO, Local GMB Expert
(PeterMarkSEO)
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Are you thinking about building a new house? If you are, there are some associated costs with any new home build you should know about.  In addition, with so many hidden fees and unforeseen problems, how do you make sure you have enough money budgeted to build a new home? In this article, you wil...

By Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI, Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell
(HomeSmart Real Estate)
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Here the latest and always up to date list of Seller or Owner Financing available homes for sale in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Have you thought of purchasing a Paradise Valley Arizona estate? You may not have the cash or financing for a jumbo loan right now. Have you considered buying a Paradise V...

By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com)
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We've found a home you're interested in, but it's not an exact match for what you want it to be.It needs new carpet.The paint colors are not in style.The home has had no updates since it was built.Appliances are old.The HVAC system is 20 years old.So you see a LOT of things that you want changed,...

By Raymond Henson, Realtor
(eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277))
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     Heritage Lakeside is a 55+, gated community in Elk Grove, CA, with easy access to Interstate 5.  The community features 269 single story homes.  Some bordering our man made lake, Heron Lake.  It is one of two 55+ communities in Elk Grove.  The other community, Glenbrooke by Del Webb is also ...

By Mark Edwards, East West Realty
(East West Partners of VA, Hampton Roads, Virginia)
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Two Story Family Room Highlights this Timeless Traditional in Gatling Pointe South   Welcome to 11138 Olde Towne Place, Smithfield! Discover an open floor plan with many quality features in this timeless Traditional style home in Gatling Pointe South– an award winning waterfront community adjacen...

By Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
(Coldwell Banker)
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 You can click here at Greenfield Wisconsin Real Estate  to search for your next home. The following information is from the MLS and is for the period of 1/15/2020 to 2/15/2020. See you at closing!In the Greenfield Wisconsin Real Estate market 34 homes sold; 4 were list and sold by the same compa...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Barrington is a village in Cook and Lake counties, Illinois, 32 miles northwest of Chicago. According to the 2010 census Barrington had a population of 10,327. The Barrington area consists of six independent villages including North Barrington, South Barrington, Barrington Hills, Lake Barrington ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Maple Terrace is a single family home neighborhood in Sycamore, Illinois. Maple Terrace is located off of Maplewood and Route 23, north of Route 64. Average taxes in Maple Terrace $6,151 Average association fees in Maple Terrace $0 Average home size in Maple Terrace 1,936 ft2 Average lot size in ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Commonwealth is a townhome neighborhood built in the late 1990s. Commonwealth is on 49th Court and Commonwealth, and off of 47th West of Wolf Road in Western Springs, Illinois. Average taxes in Commonwealth $7,259 Average association fees in Commonwealth $348 ($247 - $420) Average home size in Co...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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9664 Pebble Beach Way, Tallahassee, FL Just Sold Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Reviews Follow This Home Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Avoid Foreclosure Free Home Values Manausa.com Short Sale Homes For Sale Tallahassee Homes For Sale Tallahassee Home Search Presented By:...

By Joe Manausa, Tallahassee Real Estate
(Joe Manausa Real Estate)
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1815 Medart Drive, Tallahassee, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Reviews $ Click for current price 4 BEDROOMS | 3 Baths (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 1433 SqFt COMPLETELY TURN KEY!! Brand NEW Roof, New Windows, New Kitchen, New Stainless Appliances, New Floors, ...

By SHAKEEL AHMED, Iam A Real State Agent
(Real State Company)
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 A home can be made out of any material and be in virtually any location that you can think of. Find out seven fascinating types of alternative housing here. The limits on how you can make a home have really stretched over the last few years. It’s not all brick and mortar anymore; you can build a...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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The Stratford of Palatine is a condominium building built in 2007. The Stratford of Palatine is located in Palatine, Illinois on Johnson Street south of Palatine Road and west of Plum Grove Road at 190 W. Johnson within distance to the Metra train station, downtown Palatine, Riemer Reservoir and ...

By Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES
(Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC)
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How was the Accokeek MD zip code 20607 Real Estate Market in January 2020? Also read Accokeek MD zip code 20607 Real Estate Market Report Oh what a difference a month makes. 2020 Real Estate Market activity in Accokeek MD is not what many Accokeek MD Home owners who either currently have their ho...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Grande Park is a single family home and townhome neighborhood built in the mid 2010's, a newer section Somerset at Grande Park was built starting in 2015 by K. Hovnanian Homes. Grande Park features 100 acre park with soccer fields, baseball fields, basketball courts, volleyball courts, and tennis...

By Curtis Van Carter, Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire
(Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group)
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 This is a weekly feature I will do every Saturday for those wanting info on open homes in the Napa Valley. If I can help you find the perfect property here in the Napa Valley, please contact me. Some of  these open houses come from the Napa Valley Register and for those wanting a map and more de...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Oak Park is a village on the west side of Chicago, in Cook County Illinois. According to the 2010 census, the population was 51,878 making it the 29th largest municipality in Illinois. Oak Park has easy access to Chicago via public transportation including the CTA Blue and Green lines, buses and ...

By Pete Blondin
(ERA Teachers Inc)
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The inventory of homes for sale in Reston's Town Center area was about 43 homes active on the market as of 15 Feb 2020. The available homes run the full spectrum of condos through townhomes from almost new to about 20 years in age. Prices ranged from a low of about $250k to the $2 million neighbo...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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About Southbury Elementary School Southbury Elementary School is a K-5 school in District 308, and is located at 820 Preston Lane in Oswego, IL. It services homes in Oswego. Average taxes $3,742 Average year built 2016 Photos of Southbury Elementary School Homes for sale that attend Southbury El...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Elgin is a city in Cook and Kane counties in the northern part of Illinois. Elgin is located approximately 35 miles northwest of Chicago, it lies along the Fox River. As of 2013, Elgin had a total population of 110,145 making it the 8th largest city in Illinois.Elgin currently has 439 single fami...