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 Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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 249 ELK RUN Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $87,000 MLS #PM-23659 Click here for more on this Locust Lake Village home ----->Make sure you check out the drone video of this well cared-for, clean, and tastefully decorated Ranch home in Locust Lake Village, a Gold Star Community. Home features 3 bedrooms, 1...
By Annette Smith, Sarasota Real Estate Agent
(Allen Real Estate Services, Inc.)
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The white sandy shores of the Gulf of Mexico are just steps away from the 58-unit condo complex at Aquarius Club. Conveniently located on the south end of Longboat Key, residents are within minutes of Saint Armands Circle's shops, restaurants and spas. Downtown Sarasota's fabulous cultural attrac...
By Amber Castonguay, Servicing: Waukesha, Jefferson, Dodge County WI
(Re/Max Realty Center)
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$119,000, 4Bd/2Ba Multi-Family, 2120 sqft.    Amber Castonguay, 920.988.0048 | Re/Max Realty Center | 920-988-0048AmberCastonguay@gmail.com | 401 S 7th St, Watertown, WI 53094 Investor Alert! 4Bd/2Ba Multi-Family   $119,000 Sq Footage 2120 sqft. Bedrooms 4 Beds Bathrooms 2 Baths Floors 2 Parking...
By Shannon Aspeslagh, In touch, In tune, In to you! Let us get you IN!
(Inteam Realty)
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Welcome to your own private resort complete with electric heated pool costing only $200 per month to heat! This magnificent home has it all, entertainers backyard that is one of a kind complete with Superstition Mountain views, pool and spa, large covered patio with built in BBQ area and darling ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Available Homes for Sale Near Hankook Tire Plant, Clarksville TNThe construction is progressing nicely with the new training center for Hankook Tire Plant. We are already seeing this Clarksville TN plant adding to the economy and employment numbers of Montgomery County. It is going to give a trem...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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222 Croasdale Ct Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $110,000 MLS #PM-23693 Click here for more on this Arrowhead Lake Home ---->Make sure you check out the drone video with this affordable Chalet in Arrowhead Lake, a Gold Star Community. Located on a cul-de-sac, this home features an addition, 3 bedrooms, 2 f...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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Bakers bay condos are located in North East Philadelphia close to the Delaware River.It is a gated community and there is a security guard at the entrance. I looked up the mls just now for active listings and found no active listings.There are 4 homes pending settlement. The average list price of...
By Peter den Boer, MBA,GRI,ABR, Associate Broker, Realtor
(Keller Williams Realty Partners)
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We have a pretty exciting seller's market in the Atlanta area. It's exciting for the sellers...not so much for the buyers. In certain price ranges homes languish on the market for days. Not weeks, days. Desirable homes at the right price are selling for more than list within days of hitting the m...
By Regina P. Brown, e-Pro Realtor
(California Coast & Country Homes, Inc.)
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If you have 30 houses on your list, you should narrow it down to a handful that you really like.  Then you can easily make a decision to purchase one of your favorite “finalists”.Did you know that a “green” home may cut your utility bill in half?  When you think about the cost of water, electric,...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Price Adjusted on 821 E. Accipiter Circle Clarksville TNIt's only been on the market for a few weeks but the sellers are serious about getting it sold. They have reduced the price and their loss is your gain. The home is move-in ready and 821 E. Accipiter Circle is ready to view.There are other h...
By George Kiefer, GRI, CDPE, Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas
(The Kiefer Group)
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By Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
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 With Interest Rates as low as they are, it pays to know about qualifying loans in Texas.  The newest consumers entering into the market to purchase a home are millenials. They were born between the early 1980's - early 2000 and many are now qualifying for loans thanks to an improved economy in T...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Insignia Preserve, Glenview, Illinois - May 2015 About Insignia Preserve Insignia Preserve is a townhouse community built in the early 2000's. Insignia Preserve features 32 town homes with floor plans ranging from 2,300 to 2,400 square feet of living space. Insignia Preserve is located in Glenvi...
By Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents
(Godzyk Real Estate Services)
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Should Buyer Brokers or buyers with out an agent, contact the Listing Agent to tell them they are thinking of making an offer? A Buyer agent was telling me a story that every time they tell a listing agent their buyer is thinking of making an offer,  another buyer pops up who is interested. As a ...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Geneva Community High School, Geneva, IL - May 2015 About Geneva Community High School Geneva Community High School is a 9-12 school in District 304, and is located at 416 Mckinley Ave in Geneva, IL. It services homes in Batavia, Elburn, Geneva, and La Fox. Single-FamilyHomes113 Condos &Townhome...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Hilltop Elementary School, Elgin, IL - May 2015 About Hilltop Elementary School Hilltop Elementary School is a K,1-6 school in District 46, and is located at 1855 Rohrson Rd in Elgin, IL. It services homes in Elgin and Streamwood. Single-FamilyHomes16 Condos &Townhomes11 Foreclosuresfor Sale0 Ne...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Springdale, Western Springs, Illinois - May 2015 About Springdale Springdale is a single family home neighborhood in Western Springs, Illinois. Springdale is located off of Caroline Avenue and 54th Place, east of Wolf Road and north of 55th Street. Average taxes in Springdale $14,522 Average ass...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Woodridge Estates, Lisle, Illinois - May 2015 About Woodridge Estates Woodridge Estates is a single family home subdivision built in the 1960's and 1970's. Woodridge Estates is located in Lisle, Illinois east of Lincoln Avenue and south of 59th Street. Average taxes in Woodridge Estates $24,467 ...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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The Glen, South Barrington, Illinois - May 2015 About The Glen The Glen is a custom single family home neighborhood built in the mid 1980's. The Glen is located in South Barrington, Illinois on Lake Adalyn south of Mundhank Road. Average taxes in The Glen $13,804 Average association fees in The ...
By Jennifer Ferri
(Title Junction, LLC)
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  Never buy property without title insurance  Is there anything more terrifying than unexpected bills in the order of thousands of dollars? Well, not really.Buying a house is generally one of the biggest purchases you'll ever make. Sure, before you buy it, you make sure to have it inspected, to t...