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 Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Atlanta Homes for Sale with Saunas or Steam Rooms Atlanta homes for sale with sauna. If you are searching for homes for sale in the Atlanta area with an sauna or steam rooms then you are in the right place.  Saunas or steam rooms are ideal for those that are health conscious. They are the perfect...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Atlanta Homes for Sale with Wet Bars Atlanta homes for sale with wet bar. If you are searching for homes for sale in the Atlanta area with an wet bar then you are in the right place.  Wet bars are ideal for those that love to entertain. They are the perfect place to relax with friends and family ...
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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Open House - Ranch Home in Brighton, CO  80601  - Sunday  August 31, 2014   OPEN HOUSE Sunday - August 31, 2014 12- 2 pm Brighton brick ranch home has been remodeled and shows beautifully.    The home is located close to Benedict Park and has easy access to Highway 85 in Brighton, CO.     Residen...
By Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Realtor - Atlanta Real Estate
(RE/MAX Paramount Properties)
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Atlanta Homes for Sale with Stainless Appliances Atlanta homes for sale with stainless appliances. If you are searching for homes for sale in the Atlanta area with an stainless appliances in the kitchen then you are in the right place.  Stainless applainces is an ideal upgrade to any home new or ...
By Robert (Bob) Gilbert, Your Katy TX Real Estate Expert
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties)
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Quick Tips for Millennial and Gen X Home  Buyers When it comes to home buying, every generation is met with different and numerous challenges plus obstacles. It never gets any easier and especially in Katy TX. Check out this article with link shown below which is geared for Millennial and Gen X B...
By Christopher Pataki, Hockessin Delaware Real Estate
(RE/MAX Associates)
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    Now that you are in the market for a home, you're ready to turn your dream into a reality. Perhaps the home of your dreams is an old Victorian, complete with grand porches and plenty of architectural ornamentation. Here are some benefits to buying an older home: Based strictly on price, older...
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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  If the thought of a gated community without a golf course for your new residence intrigues you, then Naples Florida homes for sale in Delasol should be on your “bucket list” for developments to see.  The community of nearly 150 acres consists of entirely of single family homes, and is located o...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Evanston IL Condos and Townhouses Many people choose to live in a condo or townhome because they do not need all the space of a single family home. Some folks have down sized from a house and others are first time buyers or just choose to not have the responsibility a house brings on. Either way ...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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  1283 Arrowhead Drive Pocono Lake, PA 18347 MLS #PM-13811 More info on this bargin lakefront Lakefront with some of the best sunsets around in amenity filled Arrowhead Lake a Gold Star Community. Home features 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 car detached garage, updated kitchen and baths, master bed...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
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Heritage Estates Harvest Alabama Homes For Sale  Click on this Heritage Estates link to see all available homes complete with photos and details.   If you want to be close to everything, but far enough away for that country feel, you might want to take a look at Heritage Estates subdivision in Ha...
By Amy Mullen, Realtor, CPA, CDPE, MBA
(RE/MAX Professional Associates)
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14 Milford Rd Grafton, MA 01560 Beautifully upgraded townhouse in South Grafton! Home   Virtual Tour   Photo Gallery   Property Map   Financing   Request Showing   Contact Me   Amy Mullen Real Estate Realtor, CPA, CDPE, MBAMobile: 617-899-2146: Office: 508-799-4900: Website: Visit Website Price ...
By John Buetergerds, The Sarasota Suncoast Team
(The Sarasota Suncoast Team at Keller Williams Realty Select)
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New condos for sale at Palma Sola Bay Club in Bradenton. Palma Sola Bay Club is a beautiful new community being developed and built in West Bradenton. The community is within minutes to the beautiful white beaches of Anna Maria Island. It is only a short drive to downtown Bradenton with its rest...
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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Denver Lofts for Sale - Market Update July 2014            Living in Downtown Denver you have a multitude of choices.      The distinction of a Denver loft is the exposed duct work, 9+ foot ceilings, sometimes the ceilings are concrete, exposed brick walls, and very open floor plans.    Some Loft...
By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Huntsville AL)
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Creekwood Homes For Sale Madison Alabama Creekwood is a quiet community of modest homes within a great price point to fit most any budget. Homes in this community sell quickly in part because of the pricing and Creekwood's convenient location to University Hwy 72 and I-565.  The following link is...
By Morgan Evans, LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
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Greenwich Village Manhattan New York Condo -115 FOURTH AVENUE PETERSFIELD - JUST RENTED. WE REPRESENT MANY CONDO OWNERS IN RENTING OUT THEIR CONDOS. THIS GREENWICH VILLAGE CONDO is a fantastic South-facing, sun drenched condo loft with full time doorman and close to Union Square the heart of Down...
By Duncan Townsend, Professional Real Estate: Principal, BIC
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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 ** Rent to Own  24 Hour Special  ** Apply Now  ** * Complete Our VIP Buyers Program to Visit this Home Today       http://www.SCHomeSellers.com/BuyAHome.cfm ** Near the Alston Middle School  **  Dorchester District 2 School! * Rent to Own (RtO) 24 Hour Special * Apply Now  *  Available for Occu...
By Maria Gilda Racelis, "Your Goal, My Goal. We Can Make it Happen."
(Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington)
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Should you Rent or Should You Own a Home? The Rent VS. Home Ownership dilemma is not unusual. For those who prefer to rent instead of owning a home, I suggest that you read this article by Carla Muss. Her illustration of the benefits of home ownership is simple and easy to understand. After readi...
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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Smoky Hill High School (Aurora CO) Varsity Football Schedule   Football season has begun for High Schools, and the Smoky Hill Buffaloes  have already had two games.    The varsity team colors are forest green and scarlet and their coach is Preston Davis.    This Friday hopefully will take the tea...
By Duncan Townsend, Professional Real Estate: Principal, BIC
(Dana Properties, LLC.)
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$675 / 4br - 1317ft² - ▐►Summerville Rent to Own Home Dorchester District 2 Schools (131 Boone Street)   4BR / 2.5Ba 1317ft2 duplexavailable noww/d hookups off-street parking Like new and neat as a pin! Great value! Fresh white painted walls ready for your personal touch and color selections.Off ...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Prudential PenFed Realty, "The Real Debbie Reynolds" Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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813 Windermere Dr. Clarksville TN- A Real Bargain This is located in one of the prettiest neighborhoods in Clarksville. The price is only $199,000 and that is almost unheard of in this neighborhood. It is not a bank owned property but it will need some work as a renovation project started and is ...