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 Jerry Pinkas 843-839-9870 HOMEGUIDEMYRTLEBEACH.COM, Myrtle Beach Condos, Homes and Properties for Sale
(Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts)
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If you've been thinking about buying a condo in Myrtle Beach to rent our or for your own use, but want to start with a lower budget, then check out these great condo values at Sandcastle Condos.  You can own one of these astounding efficiency condos for as low as $59,900. You simply won't find a ...

By Diana Dahlberg, Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563
(1 Month Realty)
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It's not only the Price - It's the Payment! Don't Overlook the Taxes! Things to consider before deciding on the Best Choice for YOU!Location, Condition, Price PAYMENT      Click to View You Tube Video8806 Lakeshore Drive - Pleasant Prairie, WI 531584 Bedrooms, 2 Kitchens, 4 Bathrooms, 4 Fireplace...

By Michele Cadogan-Cell 917-861-9166, Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker -
(Fillmore Real Estate 2990 Av U, Bklyn , NY 11229)
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 Sunday Flatbush Open House  2 Bedroom co-op For SaleFlatbush Co-op   Open House 1655 Flatbush AveC1604 Sunday August 18th, 2019 1 - 3 pm   (Jr4 )   4 1/2 rooms - 1 full bath  Flatbush Co-op  with  Terrace   Bright, sunny and spacious best describes this  East Flatbush 2 bedroom  co-op for sale. ...

By Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate
(RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX)
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Springfield Mo Open HousesThinking about seeing a few homes today? Open houses in and around the Springfield Mo area are in abundance right now.  Over 200 homes will be open today.   In all price ranges and locations. Upscale homes, homes on acreage, even a few condos are available.  Check them o...

By Lupe Soto-Realtor, Listing, Selling, Feng Shui in San Fernando Valle
(Colonial Realty Group )
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BURBANK townhome for sale in VILLA CABRINI above glenoaks featuring 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2-story, patio, balcony, 2-car garage, pool, tennis court, asking price $639,000.  For 2 bedrooms, 3 bedrooms, chic condos or townhomes for sale in Burbank CA - please CALL / LLAME (818)276-6882 Lupe Soto R...

By Teri Arbogast, Davie, Weston, Plantation Real Estate- Top Realtor, Davie Florida Realtor, Weston, Plantation, Miramar
(TOP 1% of Realtors)
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A Cozy 3 Bed/2 Bath Pool Home SOLD in Sunrise!A Cozy 3 Bed/2 Bath Pool Home SOLD in Sunrise!  This home features 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths PLUS a large covered patio and bonus room perfect for entertaining.  Enjoy sunny South Florida days by relaxing in your own sparkling pool.  The home has a lot...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Batavia, Illinois - August 2019Batavia is a city in DuPage and Kane counties in Illinois. It is a suburb west of Chicago and is the oldest city in Kane County. According to the 2010 census Batavia had a population of 26,045 people. In the later part of the 19th century, Batavia ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Heatherleigh, Lake Zurich, Illinois - August 2019Heatherleigh is a single family neighborhood built starting in 2000 by Cambridge Homes. Heatherleigh features homes with floor plans ranging from 2,225 to 3,387 square feet of living space. The subdivision features a 2 1/2 acre park, two ponds and...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Mount Prospect, Illinois - August 2019Mount Prospect is a village in Cook County, Illinois - approximately 22 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. According to the 2010 census, the population was 54,167.Mount Prospect currently has 280 single family homes with an average list pr...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Spring Ridge Valley, Crystal Lake, Illinois - August 2019Spring Ridge Valley is a townhouse and single family home subdivision built between the mid 1990s to early 2000s. Spring Ridge Valley is located in Crystal Lake, Illinois west of Walkup Avenue and north of Terra Cotta Avenue. Average taxes...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Cedar Crest, Lake Villa, Illinois - August 2019Cedar Crest is a single family home neighborhood in Lake Villa, Illinois. Cedar Crest is located at Dering Road and Route 59 north of Route 132. Average taxes in Cedar Crest $8,943 Average association fees in Cedar Crest $13 ($3 - $100) Average home...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Tinley Park, Illinois - August 2019Tinley Park is a village located in Cook County, Illinois with a small portion in Will County. According to the 2010 census, the population was 56,703. It is one of the fastest growing suburbs south of Chicago. In 2017, Tinley Park was listed a...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Buffalo Grove, Illinois - August 2019Buffalo Grove is a suburb in the northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois located in both Lake and Cook Counties. According to the 2010 census Buffalo Grove had a population of 41,496 people.Buffalo Grove currently has 223 single family homes wi...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Kellogs, Crystal Lake, Illinois - August 2019Kellogs is a single family home subdivision. Kellogs is located in Crystal Lake, Illinois off of Oriole Trail east of Virginia Street/Route 14 and south of Crystal Lake Avenue. Average taxes in Kellogs $3,748 Average association fees in Kellogs $0 Ave...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Plainfield Central High School, Plainfield, Il - August 2019 About Plainfield Central High School Plainfield Central High School is a 9-12 school in District 202, and is located at 24120 Fort Beggs Drive in Plainfield, Il. It services homes in Crest Hill, Joliet, Lockport, Plainfield, and Romeov...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for sale in Englewood, Chicago, Illinois - August 2019 About Englewood Englewood currently has 346 homes for sale with an average list price of $84,343. The average annual property tax for the Englewood area is $2,063. Average taxes in Englewood $2,063 Average association fees in Englewood...

By Tatyana Permanova, 561-756-6962 - Miami, Fort Lauderdale | Boca Raton RE
(Highlight Realty )
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Village At Sailboat BendBEAUTIFUL TOWNHOUSE SET AMONGST OAK TREES IN THE SOUGHT AFTER DEVELOPMENT OF THE VILLAGE OF SAILBOAT BEND, DOWNTOWN FT. LAUDERDALE. THIS HOME FEATURES TWO MASTER SUITES, LARGE LANDING, WHICH COULD BE USED FOR AN OFFICE, WOOD FLOORS DOWNSTAIRS AND CARPET UPSTAIRS, BEAUTIFUL...

By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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Why would a buyer cancel showings when they are in a rush to buy? Was it going to be too hot? Was it going to be stormy? That would be a NO on both.  With 3 showings scheduled on some new listings here in the Manchester NH area. This home buyer canceled the showings.  Did she not want to buy any ...

By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Homes for Sale in Hinsdale, Illinois - August 2019Hinsdale is a village in Cook and Dupage counties in Illinois. Hinsdale is a western suburban of Chicago, Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 16,816 people. Hinsdale is listed in the top 1% of wealthiest towns in Illinoi...

By Tatyana Permanova, 561-756-6962 - Miami, Fort Lauderdale | Boca Raton RE
(Highlight Realty )
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Whitehall is an oceanfront luxury condominium located on Ocean Blvd (A1A) in the heart of East Boca Raton, FL.  Whitehall consists of a single 18-story beachfront building with just 164 luxury condo units.Whitehall condos for sale offer two to three bedrooms and typically range from 1,200 to 3,60...