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 Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
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 Click for All Town Listings ...      Flemington is a borough in Hunterdon County, NJ. Flemington is an independent community that is located completely within Raritan Township. Flemington students in pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade attend the Flemington-Raritan Regional School District and...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
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                  Tewksbury Township, NJ - 07830 - Real Estate Homes For Sale    Oldwick (08858) • Mountainville • Cokesbury • Pottersville    Click for All Town Listings ...    Tewksbury Township is a township in Hunterdon County, NJ. Tewksbury was incorporated as one of New Jersey's initial 104...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
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  Click for All  Town Listings ... Known as “The Rose City”, Madison is a borough in Morris County, NJ. Madison is a railroad suburb of New York City. New Jersey Transit's Madison station provides commuter service on the Morristown Line, with trains heading to Hoboken Terminal, and to Manhattan. ...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
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                        New Vernon (07976) • Green Village (07935)      Click for All Town Listings ...    Created in 1922, Harding Township is a township in Morris County, New Jersey. The unincorporated villages of New Vernon and a portion of Green Village are within Harding Township. Harding To...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
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    Click for All Town Listings ...    Readington Township is a township located in Hunterdon County, NJ. It includes the un incorporated community of Whitehouse Station. The Township was incorporated as Readingtown Township, one of New Jersey's initial group of 104 townships, on February 21, 179...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
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  Click for All Town Listings ...    Union is a township in Union County, New Jersey. Union Township was incorporated as a township in 1808. In the 18th century, the area that is now Union was then called Connecticut Farms. Union township includes the following neighborhoods: Five Points, Brooksi...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
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Click for All Town Listings ...    Incorporated as one of New Jersey's first 104 townships in 1798, Springfield Township is a township in Union County, New Jersey. Springfield is home to Baltusrol Golf Course. Golfweek magazine ranked Baltusrol as the 36th best in its 2010 rankings of the "Best C...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
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                                                                    Mendham Borough and Mendham Township     Click for All Town Listings ...    Mendham Borough and Mendham Township are 2 communities located in Morris County, NJ. The Borough was created from portions of the Township in 1906. They ...
By Marjorie Taylor, New Homes in St. Augustine Florida
(Landon Homes)
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Moses Creek Estates Rare 1/3 Acre home-sites - Room for a Pool   New 4 Bedroom 3 Bath home, last on the Lakefront  Available NOW! Close by 12/31/14 and receive a $1,000 Ashley Furniture BONUS!     Beautiful NEW homes from the $270,000's   Located in Southern St. Augustine/St. Johns County, minute...
By Victoria & Marshall Henderson, Representing People Not Property
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
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Home Buying During the Holidays   What you see is what you get! So if you are house hunting now, here are a few tips to help you find your dream home.    Yards are Bare- walk around the homes perimeter and get a good look at the foundation. Now is the time to check for potential drainage problems...
By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews AMP DAC
(Hants Realty Limited)
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Real Estate Nova Scotia Chaswood Homes for Sale Nova Scotia Real Estate Homes for Sale Nova Scotia   13249 Hwy 224 Chaswood $179,900   This attractive country bungalow is situated on 2.8 landscaped acres with back yard gazebo, deck, double garage, sunroom and wood and oil furnace. New exterior pa...
By Jacob Thomas, Weston, Davie, Coopercity, Southwest Ranches, Miramar Realtor, South Florida Estate Homes Inc.
(South Florida Estate Homes Inc)
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Homes for sale in Weston FL under $500000 for November 2014 Real estate market data provided by your local expert, Jacob Thomas- SFEHomes Homes for sale in Weston FL under $500000 for November 2014 If you want to live in gated communities featuring top security measures and A+ graded schools, loo...
By Ella Reape, Luxury Homes Division, Keller Williams
(Keller Williams Realty Nashua NH)
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New Virtual Tour of 34 Crestwood Drive Hollis, NH $1,100,000 listed by Ella Reape     Listed by Ella Reape, Keller Williams Nashua (603)883-3343 Visit EllaReape.net to view homes for sale in real time. Sophisticated Country Living at its Finest in Desirable Hollis! This Spectacular Custom Built H...
By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
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Settle Down! Your Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area Real Estate Agent is Here to Help! There's no need to get all worked up or stressed out when looking for your new Raleigh, Cary, Apex area home. I'm here to help make sure everything goes smoothly. When you work with me to help you find your new home, I'...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Subdivisions Suwanee GA - Find Homes for Sale Search subdivisions in Suwanee GA find homes for sale.  Search LS listing to find houses and homes for sale in Forsyth Co. GA in Suwanee GA subdivisions and communities. Searching for Suwanee GA homes by subdivisions online makes a lot of sense, save...
By Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty
( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida)
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    While Naples garners most of the headlines in the local real estate market, there are other notable subjects, such as single family homes for sale for $500,000 in Estero Florida.  This is a community that sometimes can get lost between Ft. Myers to the north and Bonita Springs and Naples to t...
By Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life
(Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709)
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“Ready to Buy a Home Now”   A few weeks ago, I shared a post about someone who called me to introduce himself and let me know that he had been referred by a couple of different people. He told me that folks had been encouraging him to become a homeowner, but he was still reluctant because of the ...
By John Buetergerds, The Sarasota Suncoast Team
(The Sarasota Suncoast Team at Keller Williams Realty Select)
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2 bedroom ground floor condo for sale in the Meadows. This condo is well maintained and has an open floor plan. It even has an indoor laundry. The condo is located almost across from the pool and parking is outside the door. The lanai has been enclosed to offer even more living space but can be o...
By Audry Wolff, for Real Estate in Phoenix's East Valley
(Solutions Real Estate)
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Just introduced!  Sixteen new floorplans, ranging in size from 1,339 square feet to 3,205 square feet, are being offered at EastMark's new 55-Plus community - Encore in Mesa, AZ.   With so many models, there's sure to be one to fit every lifestyle.  All homes have 2 or 3-car garages, concrete til...
By Barbara Martino-Sliva, Vero Beach Real Estate Vero Beach Homes for Sale
(Dale Sorensen Real Estate Inc.)
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ISLES AT WATERWAY VILLAGE VERO BEACH POOL HOME Barbara Martino-Sliva Dale Sorensen Real Estate Vero Beach        ISLES AT WATERWAY VILLAGE VERO BEACH FL   I have a beautiful home for sale in the popular gatedcommunity of the ISLES AT WATERWAY VILLAGE                  in charming Vero Beach Florid...