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 Darren James
(Darren James Real Estate Experts, LLC)
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Beautiful 2 story, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with excellent curb appeal on a corner lot. The family room features stained flooring, recessed lighting, crown molding, surround sound speakers, numerous windows for natural light, a wood burning fireplace with an insert for maximum heat warmth, and cu...
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 Darren James
(Darren James Real Estate Experts, LLC)
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This is a 3 bedroom, 1 bath home situated on a spacious corner lot with excellent curb appeal. The kitchen and dining area features brick paver flooring, white appliances and an abundance of cabinets The living room has laminate flooring and a corner wood burning fireplace. The master bedroom has...
How to Win a Bidding War on Your Next Minnesota Home This SummerThe Minneapolis housing market is heating up for the summer. Pending sales this spring were the highest since 2005. Buyers this summer will likely face some stiff competition. Being involved in a bidding war can be stressful, so reli...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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                 Ocean Access; Deep Water; No Fixed Bridges;                           Boat Lift; Secluded area of Port St Lucie. Live here on over an acre and oh so close to Floridas favorite areas of beaches, oceans, golfing, and so much more.                  12136 Riverbend Trace, Port Saint...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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            $19,900 Lot to Build Your Custom Dream Home in Tesoro Club.              133 SE Tramonto Street, Port Saint Lucie, FL   Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews $ Click for current price Build you dream home today!!! Prime location, deep lot. This ...
By Amanda S. Davidson, Your Northern Virginia Realtor
(Living A Dream Real Estate)
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Under Contract in Four Winds At Oakton in Oakton, Va 221243178 Summit Sq Drive #3-C12 Oakton, Va 22124This one bedroom, one bath condo is now under contract courtesy of Amanda Davidson with Living A Dream Real Estate. The condo is filled with natural light and features granite countertops, an in ...
By June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
(Century 21 New Millenium)
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LauravilleIn keeping with my series of blogs on neighborhoods in Baltimore City here's the next installment.Lauraville has always been one of my most favorite neighborhoods in Baltimore City and I think if I was going to move to Baltimore City, Lauraville would be near the top, if not at the top ...
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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 Would you spend $80,000,000 for a piece of land?You would if you could built a luxury high-rise being built in Pelican Bay Naples Florida.This particular strip of land is one of only two remaining vacant lots on the Gulf of Mexico in the ultra prestigious Pelican Bay.Mystique 22 stories high87 v...
By Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie, Luxury Home and New Home Construction Specialist
(Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie)
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                         WOW! $27,500 for a Vacant Lot in Tesoro Golf and Tennis          Club to Build Your Dream Home in Florida Paradise?                      115 SE San Alicante, Port Saint Lucie, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools My Reviews $ Click for cur...
By Bobi Bigelow, Advertising / Marketing Administrator
(Alpine Lakes Real Estate)
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 600 SF, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom condominium at Overlook in Campton, New Hampshire. This 1st floor unit features; fireplace, Rinnai heat, patio and underground utilities. Overlook amenities include; outdoor pool, tennis court, trash pick up, landscaping and snow removal. Note; some furnishings will...
By John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
(Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace)
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The Cadence Bike Share Program is one of the unique amenities of Cadence, the newest master planned community in Henderson NV. Through Social Bicycles, the community will have 20 bikes for riders to enjoy the 50-acre cental park (currently at 11 acres), mountain views to the east, and the Las Veg...
By Kat DeLong, Realtor BRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate (
(MOUNTAIN COUNTRY REALTY, Lake Arrowhead. (909)-273-4542)
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LAKE ARROWHEAD CUSTOM  BLT LODGE HOME! NO EXPENSE SPARED ON THIS 2,700+ SQ FT HOME.   LEVEL 1/2 ACRE PARCEL/S &, LEVEL ENTRY. SOURING CEILINGS THROUGHOUT. GOURMET KITCHEN W/TRAVERTINE FLOORING & COUNTER TOPS. DOUBLE STAINLESS STEEL OVENS FOR BIG GATHERINGS.  FLOOR TO CEILING. STONE FIREPLACE IN L...
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 Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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170 Marthas Lane Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $162,500 MLS #PM-23707 Discover lots of light, with floor to ceiling windows, and make sure you check out the drone video with this modern Chalet located in Locust Lake Village, a Gold Star Community. Situated on just shy of half an acre, this 3 bedroom, 1.5...
By Spirit Messingham, Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900
(Tierra Antigua Realty)
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The link below shows 10 properties for sale, and two recent sold properties in the historic subdivision of Colonia Solana, located adjacent to Randolph and Reid Park(s) in Central Tucson ( Zip Code 85716). Established in 1928 with no CC&Rs and known as Tucson's first suburban subdivision, Colonia...
By Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker
(Kolsky Realty & Management)
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 Buying a Home in a Choice Location  Ask any homeowner, buying a home is a big deal. And most homeowners will tell you before you set down roots and buy a home. Not only do you want to get a great deal, but also you want to buy in a choice neighborhood, too. When you buy a home, not only should y...
By Barrett Henry, BARRETT HENRY TEAM The BEST real estate experience
(Century 21 Acclaim Realty)
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 Plant City Florida Real Estate Market Stats Homes on the market in Plant City, FL2875 HAMMOCK DRIVE, PLANT CITY, FL 33566-6753 3048 SUTTON WOODS DRIVE, PLANT CITY, Florida FL 33566-9606 1602 DEER HERD AVENUE, PLANT CITY, Florida FL 33565-2429  2602 CLUBHOUSE DRIVE, PLANT CITY, Florida FL 33566 P...
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 Allison Bernard, Real Estate & Relocation Services 401-533-6916
(Keller Williams Central Rhode Island)
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Are you qualified to put in an offer on Rhode Island real estate?  This is what a real estate agent in Rhode Island will want to know when you call about a property you see on Zillow, Trulia, Home Snap or Realtor.com.They will tell you if you have cash seasoned in a bank account in your name you ...