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 Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Pristine 6 bedroom center-hall colonial in prestigious Warren Ridge section of Martinsville. Custom kitchen, raised maple cabinets with granite, crown molding and hardwood floors throughout. Main floor solarium with vaulted ceiling completes this bright and open floor plan. First floor bedroom or...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
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Homes for sale in Houlton Maine, take a peek at three. Then let us know what your reaction is to the property listings. And we can fine tune the selection suggestions. Let us hear from you, reach out, don't swallow the questions needing answering. First up, a just listed 3 Weeks Street Houlton Ma...
By Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
(Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373)
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    You all have heard what a C R A Z Y market we are experiencing in Denver, but Saturday was a bit over the top.    We didn't get a snowstorm, and the sun was out, even though the temps were in the 20's, it was a nice day.    We saw several open houses at new listings, and had a showing set for...
By Joel Friday, Make sure your home is "SOLD by Friday!"
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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  Welcome to 10778 Able St NE Blaine MN 55434 click here for more details Real estate market data in Blaine MN by Joel Friday of Keller Williams Classic Realty Great home in quiet neighborhood with trails, pond and parks. Stainless Steel appliances, vaulted ceiling and very open layout make this ...
By Maya Garg, Real Estate Expert - MISSISSAUGA Square1, Churchil
(Royal Lepage Signature Realty,Mississauga, Ontario)
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If you’re thinking of shopping for a new home, one of the first considerations is price range. You want to know what you can reasonably afford.     How do you figure that out?   First of all, you need to determine the initial out-of-pocket costs you will need to cover. There are often more costs ...
By Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate
(Hallmark Realtors)
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Team Zuhl & Are proud to announce that our buyers offer was accepted and we are now out of Attorney Review and officially UNDER CONTRACT! Closing on this lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bath Condo is scheduled for mid-May. The buyer's are first time home buyers that are engaged to be married.  We are wishing...
By Heidi Herda 612-807-4858, Keller Williams Classic Realty
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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Champlin Real Estate & Homes For Sale, February 23rd-March 1, 2015 Courtesy of Heidi Herda ~ Herda Home Team ~ 612.807.4858 This is a weekly blog post geared to letting Champlin residents get a feel for the current Real Estate market right here in their own community. This page is updated weekly,...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
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River Place South - Penthouse For Sale - Arlington VA 1011 Arlington Blvd #1006 Arlington VA 22209 This 1 bedroom, 1 bath Penthouse level home is located in River Place South. It's turnkey ready and waiting for it's new buyer. Enjoy panormic views of Iwo Jima from your balcony or walk into George...
By Michele Cadogan, 917-861-9166 - Brooklyn Real Estate Home Sales
(Fillmore Real Estate)
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    East Flatbush 3 Bedroom Semi-Detached one fam home For Sale  Just Listed $499,000     Spacious renovated East Flatbush 3 bedroom + attic home for sale, featuring - large living room, formal dining, eat in kichen, full basement, det one car garage all in great conditon.   Ideal East Flatbush B...
By James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector
(JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC)
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A penny saved is... While Ben Franklin's quote on saving money is renowned, not all saved pennies may be well earned. For example, shortcuts are simply a way to save money and time. What they are most often not are a best practice. A shortcut is good for the one using the shortcut, not typically ...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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Affordable Bank Owned/Foreclosure Home for Sale Cedaredge This is one of the few bank owned properties left for sale in the Cedaredge area. Cedaredge Land Company has this nicely done home listed. At this time there are only three bank owned homes for sale in the Surface Creek Area of Delta Count...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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According to an on-line Realtor Magazine article, New Homes Get Supersized, the average size of a completed new home last year was a record 2,415 square feet. A number which was estimated by the U.S. Commerce Department. However, in my Market here in Gilbert, Arizona more and more people seem to...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
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  Two Home Buying Tips - Avoid Making Home Buying Mistakes     Right from the start, searching for your home to closing escrow, buying a home takes a lot of thought and planning. And because of the tremendous financial stakes on the line, making a mistake is the last thing you can afford (and or)...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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  Find condos for sale which are similar to City Commons of Bethesda Condominiums Bethesda MD. Find out the value of your City Commons of Bethesda Condominium Bethesda Md Affordable and in a great location at 8900 to 8934 Battery Lane Bethesda Md 20814! Are you looking for an affordable Bethesda...
By Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,
(Keller Williams Capital Properties)
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Penthouse 1 South at 1300 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA, will be coming soon for sale.  1300 Crystal Drive is home to Senators, top brass in the military, international diplomats and hopefully - you. If you are looking for luxury and a penthouse home in Arlington, then your search can stop right h...
By Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties)
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Southern Litchfield County luxury real estate for sale. I am dreaming of all the fun summer will bring here in Litchfield County. If you are looking for a beautiful fun in the sun type of  second home in Southern Litchfield County why wait? Get a jump start on your summer and be ready to enjoy a ...
By Stephen B. Clyde, "I Sell More, Because I do More"
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  If you are in your 20’s and looking to buy a new home for the first time, then there is some important information that you will need in order to avoid making mistakes that can cost you a lot of money. ___ So you are a young successful twenty something who is looking to make the plunge into the...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Edmond H Taveirne Middle School, Ingleside, IL - March 2015 About Edmond H Taveirne Middle School Edmond H Taveirne Middle School is a 6-8 school in District 38, and is located at 34699 N IL HWY 12 in Ingleside, IL. It services homes in Fox Lake, Ingleside, Lakemoor, McHenry, Round Lake, and Vol...
By Heidi Herda 612-807-4858, Keller Williams Classic Realty
(Keller Williams Classic Realty)
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4 Bedroom Single Family Home For Sale Champlin, 55316 Listing Courtesy of Heidi Herda - Herda Home Team - 612.807.4858 5817 Shepard Circle N, Champlin, MN 55316 Spacious 4~ Bedroom home, sprawling hardwood floors, private master suite, abundance of living space with a great room and family room, ...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Lake Shore Place, Chicago, Illinois - March 2015 About Lake Shore Place Lake Shore Place is a 160 unit residential condo building located at 680 N Lake Shore Drive in River North neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Lake Shore Place is a 29 story building located in the Streeterville neighborhood ...