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 Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
Comments 10
November 2014 Foreclosure/Bank Owned Homes for Sale Delta, CO This report covers the town of Delta and the outlying rural areas. It's covers everything in the 81416 zip code. The number of listed foreclosure properties has gone up slightly since my last report at the end of September. This inform...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
Comments 11
735 Cloud Dr. Clarksville TN, Just Closed This moderately priced home is now the home of a new happy home buyer. The buyer fell for this house the moment he saw it. The big backyard and pool created vision of lots of fun times with their young child. Who wouldn't like a deck, stone patio, private...
By Michele Cadogan, 917-861-9166 - Brooklyn Real Estate Home Sales
(Fillmore Real Estate)
Comments 2
    Are There Any Single Family Homes for Sale in Midwood Brooklyn ?   One Family  3 Bedroom Duplex Home for Sale in Midwood Brooklyn $689,000 East 20's and Ave J     Currently there are seventeen residential  one family  Midwood Brooklyn homes for sale listed on the Brooklyn MLS the prices range...
By Michele Cadogan, 917-861-9166 - Brooklyn Real Estate Home Sales
(Fillmore Real Estate)
Comments 5
    Brick Two family Old Mill Basin Brooklyn Real Estate Home for Sale $479k   Old Mill Basin Brooklyn Home For Sale This spacious  well maintained Old Mill Basin Brooklyn  Brick Two family home for sale is waiting for its new owner- featuring a large two bedroom apartment with modern eat in kitc...
By Katrina Benton, Internet Marketing Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty Inc.)
Comments 2
Open House Near Downtown Austin TX Join us for OPEN HOUSE, November 29, Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM and November 30, Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. 1617 Garden Street, Austin, TX 78702 Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Walk Score $ Click for current price 2 BEDROOMS 2 BA...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
Comments 3
Click for All Town Listing     Scotch Plains is a township in Union County, New Jersey. What we know now as Scotch Plains was incorporated as Fanwood Township on March 6, 1878, the names was changed to Scotch Plains in 1917. Scotch Plains is a family oriented community many parks including a park...
By Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, How much is my Washington DC House Worth?
(Keller Williams Capital Properties-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC)
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MMP Triple Play Program to help some PG County MD Home Buyers.   MMP which stands for Maryland Mortgage Program. Two loan officers today just told me about a program called Triple Play Program.   INCEPTION: I'm not talking about the movie that started Leonardo dicaprio. Im talking about when this...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
Comments 0
    Click for All Town Listings ...    Readington Township is a township located in Hunterdon County, NJ. It includes the unincorporated community of Whitehouse Station. The Township was incorporated as Readingtown Township, one of New Jersey's initial group of 104 townships, on February 21, 1798...
By Darren James
(Darren James Real Estate Experts, LLC)
Comments 3
This is a 3 bedroom 2 bath cottage style home situated on a large lot just minutes from the town of Livingston. The home features laminate flooring throughout all the living areas and ceramic tile flooring in the kitchen and bath rooms. The master bath room has a garden soaker tub, a double vanit...
By Katrina Benton, Internet Marketing Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty Inc.)
Comments 3
4 Bedroom Home For Sale in Phoenix AZ   Schedule a Showing/Request Info Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?     Keller Williams Realty Phoenix   Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#: 5199934     Information valid for the date of this posting only. Please contact...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
Comments 1
    Long Hill Township, NJ includes Gillette (07933), Millington (07946), Stirling (07980) &                                                                                 Meyersville. Click for All Town Listings   Long Hill Township is a township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. Ori...
By Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Homes
(RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg IL Real Estate - Northwest Suburbs of Chicago)
Comments 38
  Unfortunately Realtors® are always being compared to used car salesman. It really makes me mad. I personally see nothing wrong with being a car salesmen at all. In fact, I believe it's a tough profession just like my own. It's hard dealing with the public on a regular basis. BUT ...... Let me ...
By Debra B Albert PA KW Realty Port St. Lucie, Real Estate Solutions
(Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
  Townhomes for Sale in St. Lucie   Based on its analysis of Census statistics, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports that the townhouse segment of the housing market is gaining momentum. Crews broke ground on 70,000 such units over the past four quarters, which represents a sm...
By Erik Gruenwald, Your Local Golden, CO Real Estate Professional
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New Townhomes For Sale In Arvada, CO   Location  These New Townhomes for Sale In Avada, CO are now open at The Townhomes at Whisper Creek.  They are perfectly situated between Boulder and downtown Denver in Arvada.  This provides easy access to Flatirons, Interlocken, Boulder, and downtown Denver...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
Comments 0
There Are Four New Short Sale Listings In Encinitas!   This is a great time of year to buy your next home. What are you waiting for? There are 4 new Short Sale Listings in Encinitas! If you have been looking in San Diego for your next home Dream Home, you must take a look at the community of Enci...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
If you're trying to buy a home and you haven't found "the one" yet, then maybe what you're looking for just got listed yesterday... yes, 24 hours ago!      Over the last 24 hours, 25 new homes were listed in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. There are 18 from Arlington, 4 from Grand Prairie, 1 from Crowl...
By Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, How much is my Washington DC House Worth?
(Keller Williams Capital Properties-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC)
Comments 3
Will Mortgage rates under 4% get potential first time home buyers off the fence?   Realtor Magazine published an article last week called "Spread the Word: Mortgage Rates Below 4%"   Now while low interest rates can spark some people interest,I am not sure that it will get cautious home buyers of...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 0
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Alvarado Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Mortgage & Refinance What is Your Home Worth?   Marla Yost Team Keller Williams Realty 817-382-9791 Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#: 12078396   Licensed In:Texas License #:0525481...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 2
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Arlington Homes For Sale Fort Worth Homes For Sale Arlington,Tx Homes for Sale Search All Homes For Sale Search All homes for Sale Mortgage & Refinance What is Your Home Worth? Short Sale Homes For Sale   Marla Yost Team Keller Williams Realty 817-382-9791 Quest...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
Comments 1
If you're looking to buy home and you're interested in short sales, then you've come to the right place. Would you like a list of short sale homes in Arlington? We got you covered!     To access the list, please click here.    Planning to buy or sell a home in Arlington, Mansfield or anywhere in ...