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 Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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Haven't found the perfect home yet? The house you've been dreaming of could still be out there. And if you're looking to buy a home in Mansfield, Texas then boy do we have great news for you! To bring you closer to your goal of finding your dream home, we will give you free information on the mos...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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  171 Minisink Drive Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $160,000 MLS #PM-14325     More info about this Pocono home Contemporary style well cared for home in amenity filled Arrowhead Lake a Gold Star Community. Home features 3 bedrooms, one bedroom on the main floor with a window seat, large loft, 2 full bath...
By Jennifer Manchester, GRI, ePRO, ASP - Broker/Home Stager
(Suburban Properties of Charlotte, LLC )
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Homes for sale in Summerwood, Mint Hill North Carolina.  If you have not checked out Homes for sale in Summerwood, Mint Hill North Carolina you might be missing out on a great opportunity to buy into a fabulous neighborhood with a tree preserve, walking trails and the new pool and clubhouse sched...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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  105 Flo Court Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $155,000 MLS #PM-13642     Click here to learn more about this Pocono home Chalet located in amenity filled Arrowhead Lake a Gold Star Community. Home features 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, all season florida room, open space living with living room, updated ...
By Alan Brock, The Hardy and Brock Team
(Keller Williams Realty Points East)
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Homes for Sale in Sutton Farms Neighborhood Greenville, NC Why Do People Live here? Homes for sale in Sutton Farms Neighborhood are located in a quiet country setting just outside the Greenville NC City Limits meaning no city taxes to pay.  The subdivision is located within 10 minutes of the med...
By Jon Kolsky, REALTOR® Long Beach, CA
(Kolsky Group/Spellens Realty)
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  Buying or Selling Real Estate; You Can’t Afford to Mess Up!     When it comes to buying or selling real estate, the last thing you can afford is making a mistake. Searching for listings, I remember sifting through “thick books” in order to find the perfect home for clients. Back then, the only ...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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Central Ohio investors now can access the entire inventory of Central Ohio Bank Owned properties for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos, by clicking on the ...
By Audry Wolff, for Real Estate in Phoenix Mesa and Gilbert
(Solutions Real Estate)
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Augusta Ranch AZ Community is a favorite among concerned parents who want the best education for their young kids.   Although the community is in Mesa, it borders Gilbert and lies within the Gilbert Public School District, known to be one of the best districts in the Phoenix valley.  Augusta Ranc...
By Valorie L. Ford, Valorie Ford & Co, Charlottesville/Albemarle Real
(Keller Williams Realty)
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We’ve heard it said a thousand times that “this is a good place to live”. But what exactly does that mean? To parents a good place to live would certainly include good schools but what if you are retired, or perhaps don’t have children, or are single? There are some factors that everyone would a...
By Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland
(Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate)
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RESTON VIRGINIA - For Sale Today, 12/22/2014.  Call Lenn 800-711-7988. There are 34 ACTIVE listings for single family detached homes for sale.   To tour homes for sale in Reston, just call Lenn, 800-711-7988.  WE CAN HELP.   City ListPrice   Type Style BR BathsAll # Gar Reston $309,900   Detached...
By Elyse Berman, PA, ABR, GRI, Realtor, Boca Raton, Delray & Highland Beach- 561-716-7824
(Realty Associates Florida Properties, Boca Raton, FL)
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Testimonial - Sea Ranch in Boca Raton FL                                                                                                                                                                                              Last month, I had 24 hours to call "my own." So, I opted to get on ...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
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Why Do Websites Show Me Homes I Can't Buy? You're cruising the Wild Wild Internet looking for homes to buy and you keep finding a trend.  There's a home for sale, but it's not REALLY for sale!  Or it is kind of for sale.  Or it's already under contract.  Frustrating isn't it?  And the answer to W...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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139 Safro Court Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $159,500 MLS #PM-16233     Click here to learn more about this Pocono home Contemporary style home in amenity filled Arrowhead Lake a Gold Star Community. Home features modern updated spacious kitchen with pantry, open floor plan, central controls for lighti...
By Richard Smith, FHA VA Rural Development in TN GA
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  Home purchasing should be an exciting time, whether you are first time home buyers, investors, or buying a second or third home.  Understanding the home buying process can help to make your next home purchase exciting and fun.   This post is a continuation of an earlier one, Understanding the H...
By Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist
(RE/MAX Stars Realty)
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We all recognize that there are some amazing opportunities available when buying bank owned homes because when you find the right home you can build instant equity especially in the current home market.  The Sam Miller Team is well aware of this fact and we have been working closely with banks, m...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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University District investors now can access the entire inventory of University District investment properties for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos, by cl...
By Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
(RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com)
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We're Only As Good As Our Local Knowledge My parents are retired to the mountains of West Virginia just a few miles from my mom's birthplace.  Beautiful mountains, a river behind them, rich dirt for their garden.  But this scenic place comes with its own set of hazards.  Just ask any trucker that...
By Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert
(Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty)
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Clintonville home buyers now can access the entire inventory of Clintonville homes for sale by using the link below. Once you open the link, you get the exact data as displayed in the Columbus MLS database. By clicking on the photo, you can get additional photos, by clicking on the address, you g...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
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Newport Beach Homes for Sale The weather is about 70 degrees and the skies are bright blue. I took my dog for walk this morning on the beach, and there were quite a few surfers out. The wind was minimal and and it was a beautiful morning to enjoy the beach. Also, the tide has been quite high, and...
By Teri Arbogast, Davie, Weston, Plantation Real Estate- Top Realtor, Davie Florida Realtor, Weston, Plantation, Miramar
(TOP 1% of Realtors)
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5 bedroom home for sale in guard gated community Poinciana Parc, Davie 435 W Cypress Cove Circle Davie, FL 33325 5 bedroom home for sale in guard gated community Poinciana Parc, Davie. Hard to find 5 bedroom 3 bathroom with a full bedroom and bath on the first floor! With over 2584 sq ft under ai...