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 Jacob Thomas, Weston, Davie, Coopercity, Southwest Ranches, Miramar Realtor, South Florida Estate Homes Inc.
(South Florida Estate Homes Inc)
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What's for rent in Cooper City FL, October 2014 What's for rent in Cooper City FL, October 2014   Today we have 16 homes for rent in Cooper City FL ranging from $1600 - $5400. Please click the link below to check What's for rent in Cooper City FL, October 2014. Cooper city-FL has earned the reput...
By Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
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    In the City of Delafield Wisconsin you have the luxury of walking through the beautiful streets of downtown Delafield with all it's great restaurants and window shopping. Enjoy the many beautiful homes, the views, and stop to talk to some really great people. Minutes away in Lake Nagawicka as...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Evanston IL Condo Scene The condominium sales in Evanston IL are still in full swing. There is a good selection of condos for sale and also a good time to put your property in the market if you are thinking of moving. Our seasonal sales have crossed boundaries and the market is still very busy. C...
By Jacob Thomas, Weston, Davie, Coopercity, Southwest Ranches, Miramar Realtor, South Florida Estate Homes Inc.
(South Florida Estate Homes Inc)
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Weston FL Real Estate news & Single Family homes for Sale in Oct 2014  Real estate market data provided by your local expert, Jacob Thomas- SFEHomes   Weston FL Real Estate news & Single Family homes for Sale in Oct 2014   TODAY'S TOP REAL ESTATE STORIES Average 30-year mortgage rate drops below ...
By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
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Another Successful Sale It's always a great day when your buyer's sign the settlement documents and hand over their check and get the keys to their new home.   I work with a lot of folks that sometimes need a little extra something to get them into a home.  Sometimes, they wait a long time before...
By Michael Thornton, Home Inspector - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.0297
(Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)
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     As an inspector, we operate under the umbrella of being a generalist. However, we are expected to know and learn as much as we can about structures. One of the things that all inspectors are expected to know is how to analyze cracks.     Dwellings are like living entities. They are constantl...
By Jonathan Crompton
(Keller Williams Realty)
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    Beautiful 2 bedroom home for sale in MOUNT PLEASANT, SC !     Description Photos Maps & Local Schools     Schedule a Showing Mount pleasant Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work   See Property Details   Call 843-296-8337 for more information on this or any oth...
By Robert (Bob) Gilbert, Your Katy TX Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
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Home Buyers in Katy : Cost Savings Ideas for Homeowners   You and your family have found your dream home and you are worrying about how are you going to pay for everything. A very normal concern for any homeowner. Finance is something to think about in advance and make a plan. Now that you are ge...
By Tom Braatz, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
(Re/Max Realty 100 262-377-1459)
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I have lived in the Waukesha County Real Estate market for a long time. I have seen a lot of change and a lot of people come and go. Having owned two very successful real estate companies in Waukesha County Wisconsin has allowed me to make thousands of more friends and close an amazing amount of ...
By Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
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You want space, room to roam and raise or grow something on a Maine farm. You don't have all outdoors for money to spend. The financial resources are tight, the timing is key to making the move from your end. Up onto the rural Maine farmstead. Here is an inventory of Maine farms for sale. But als...
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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 Homes for Sale in Seven Bridges Delray Beach FL - New Construction   Why Do People Live here?   Seven Bridges is new construction in Delray Beach FL, a gated community of luxury single family homes located in Delray Beach FL. It is the sister community to The Bridges.  Once peopel have moved in,...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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Maybe it's the solar eclipse we're expecting in a few hours or sunspots perhaps, but people seem crazy to me today.  On two different places I've read on line today people have written something that just makes me scratch my head and wonder if they should have "clients" at all. No, I'm not going ...
By Belinda Spillman, Your Guide to Joyful Colorado Living!
(Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado)
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The commercial says "1st Bank - it's the Colorado Bank For You".  They aren't kidding.  I have been banking at 1st Bank for over twenty years now and absolutely love them.  One of the things I love about them is the fact that they neve put a hold on checks.  I can deposit a $25,000 check and have...
By Phyllis Lerner, William Raveis Legends Realty Group
(William Raveis Legends Realty Group LLC)
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Beautifully Updated Briarcliff Manor Split Level Home  5 Sloehidden Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 View Map    Updated Briarcliff Manor 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home on just over an acre of land. Large rooms with gleaming hardwood floors. Over sized living room with fireplace opens to eat-in kitchen...
By Will Nesbitt, Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.
(Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria)
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Bucknell is a suburb close to Belle View Shopping Center, and Beacon Mall. Bucknell is served by two elementary schools, that is Belle View & Bucknell, and further on, Carl Sandburg Middle, and West Potomac High. Bucknell is near the Mt Vernon RECenter, and the Martha Washington Public Library. S...
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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Sea Ranch Club Condos for Sale in Boca Raton FL Find Similar condos for sale at Sea RanchClub Condos in Boca Raton FL If you're looking for a luxury waterfront condo complex in Boca Raton, FL, Sea Ranch Club of Boca Raton FL may be perfect.  Sea Ranch Club of Boca is situated on 39 acres directly...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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Bank Owned Foreclosure Fixer Upper for Sale Delta, CO This is a great opportunity for the investor buyer. The lower end inventory is running out, so check out this bank owned foreclosure fixer upper for sale in Delta, CO. This house has a lot of cute Victorian charm and could be restored into som...
By Chris Griffith, Bonita Springs Fl Real Estate
(Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL)
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New Construction in Bonita Springs So, I’m with home buyers in Bonita Springs and we are looking at resale homes and condos in Sterling Oaks, Spanish Wells and Village Walk when I suggest to the buyers that we look at New Construction in Bonita Springs. One of the buyers then says that he would ...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
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Hobe Sound Homes for Sale with a Guest House Hobe Sound Homes for sale with either an attached or detached guest house or apartment included with the sale of the property. 6900 Golfhouse DR, Hobe Sound, FL 33455 View Photo Gallery (10) $2,600,000 Bedrooms: 6 Total Baths: 7 Partial Baths: 1 Statu...
By Paula McDaniel, Chattanooga's Best Luxury Home Realtor!
(Prudential RealtyCenter.com)
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New Price in Hixson, TN. 3708 Taggart Drive. $144,900.                                     One owner home and move in ready * Curb appeal and convenience at its BEST  * Many updates and improvements * NEW windows in 2013+/-  * NEW garage doors in 2013+/-  *NEW interior doors   * NEW hardwood floo...