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 Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Pet Update from your Greater Los Angeles Pet Friendly Realtor: Endre Barath, Jr. Posted on Mar 29, 2015 by Endre Barath in Observations about various subjects, Pet Friendly Realtor  Pet Update from your Greater Los Angeles Pet Friendly Realtor: Endre Barath, Jr. Those of you who follow our trial...
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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New Listing - Heritage Eagle Bend - Aurora, CO  80016     Looking for a premier age restricted property?    Heritage Eagle Bend is one of the best retirement community in all of Denver!  This stunning ranch is located within a golf course community with views of the 18th hole.   You can sit on th...
By Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com
(Zion Realty)
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I've been working with a young first time home buyer the past month who has been well raised by his parents. His two oldest brothers both owned their first homes before the age of 23 and now at the age of 21 my clients latest offer was just accepted last night on a home in a neighborhood he cove...
By Jessica Wallace, Santa Cruz Realtor (831) 419-9345
(Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz)
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SANTA CRUZ HOME FOR SALE ON LARGE LOT 354 GOSS AVENUE, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95065   Sunny and bright Prospect Heights home for sale - great Santa Cruz home on extra large lot of just over 10,000 square feet.       Recently landscaped with drought tolerant plants, fences, sidewalk and the best of all - ...
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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15861 Coldwater Dr. Harvest, AL Open House 3/29/15 2-4 PM New Price $134,900 Best priced home in the neighborhood of Rock Creek. This link ROCK CREEK HOMES FOR SALE will provide accurate daily updated information of homes for sale in this Harvest, Alabama neighborhood. Rock Creek Subdivision 1586...
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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  ROATAN, HONDURAS     The Texas REALTORS® International Cruise (March 21-28, 2015) was a huge success. I returned home safely packed with International educational information, relaxed and informed. My traveling companions were not just from Texas. I met other Real Estate agents from many wonde...
By Elyse Berman, PA, ABR, GRI, Realtor, Boca Raton, Florida 561-716-7824
(Realty Associates Florida Properties, Boca Raton, FL)
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Sea Ranch in Boca Raton A-1402 - PENDING SALE   Unit A-1402 in Sea Ranch in Boca Raton FL is pending sale.  Check out the amazing views from this pet-friendly condo for sale in Boca Raton FL.        For more information on condos for sale at Sea Ranch in Boca or to find out more about Boca Raton ...
By Robert DeFalco, Robert DeFalco Realty
(Robert DeFalco Realty)
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Spotlight on Colts Neck, NJ!   Located in Monmouth County, Colts Neck is top-rung rural community in Central New Jersey, where having it all is absolutely possible! Spacious horse farms and huge lots are in commuting distance to New York City while also being close to the recreational fun of the ...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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534 Maxatawny Dr Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $225,000 MLS #PM-21451   Click here for more on this home ---> Spectacular 3 story quality built home is in immaculate condition, clean and ready for a new homeowner. Turn key. Home features 5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 2 stone faced propane fireplaces, fa...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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41 Bark Hollow Lane Horsham, PA 19044 $212,900 MLS #PM-16983   Click to learn more about this Townhome No Association fees!! ''Move in Ready'' end unit townhome in sought after Saw Mill Valley neighborhood. Home features open floor plan, wood burning fire place with tile surround and custom wood...
By James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector
(JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC)
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History's lessons should be heeded Plumbing has been in use since ancient times. The Romans seem to often get credit for "inventing" plumbing. The Roman aqueducts are renown. Yet many ancient civilizations, Greek, Persian and Chinese for instance, did in fact have public water systems. What is hi...
By Paul David Hiebing, Quad-City REALTOR®, @ Grampp, Realty of The Q.C.
(Grampp Realty: Real Estate in the Quad-Cities)
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    3130 Westmar Dr. Bettendorf, IA 52722 $109,900 "Call Paul" @ (563) 508-1649 for all of your real estate needs!   Solid 3 Bedroom Split-Foyer with an additional 2 Non-Conforming Bedrooms in the the basement. 1 Full bath on main floor, with an additional 1/2 bath in the basement. Original 2-Car...
By Elyse Berman, PA, ABR, GRI, Realtor, Boca Raton, Florida 561-716-7824
(Realty Associates Florida Properties, Boca Raton, FL)
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Toscana Condos for Sale in Highland Beach Florida Find similar waterfront condos for sale in Highland Beach, Florida Toscana is located on the west side of South Ocean Boulevard in beautiful Highland Beach Florida.  It is a guard gated, waterfront complex consisting of 3 buildings and a private b...
By Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team
( Elite Realty Group)
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Setting the Price The price is the first thing buyers notice about your property. If you set your price too high, then the chance of alienating buyers is higher. You want your house to be taken seriously, and the asking price reflects how serious you are about selling your home. Several factors w...
By Nick and Cindy Davis, CRS,CIAS,ALHS,e-PRO,CDPE,SFR,Realtor(R)
(RE/MAX Premier Group)
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  Closing costs might come as a surprise to many buyers, especially young adults. Two-thirds of millennials – those between the ages of 18-34 – who plan to buy a home say they were unaware of closing costs, finds a new survey of more than 1,000 adults conducted by Closing Corp, a provider of resi...
By Tammy Lankford, Your Lake Sinclair Expert (706-485-9668)
(Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668)
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What would you pay for this view? Amazing isn't it? Well this million dollar view can be purchased for just $395,000.  Call Nancy Ewing if you'd like to see this beautiful home and she'll be happy to set you up an appointment. 404-580-2695 is her cell number. 706-485-9668 is the office number.    
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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  Search Union County Homes for Sale Town Listings, New School Report Cards, Find Real Estate Listings, New Homes, Commercial and more. Web Page:  http://www.njestates.net/nj/counties/union    Union County New Jersey Real Estate You need to have the best representative possible to assist you wit...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
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Welcome to our Open House Real Estate Section. In this section we proudly present well-cared for real estate properties from starter homes to custom built luxury residences. The experienced staff at NJ Estates Real Estate Group of Weichert Realtors is dedicated and ready to assist you in the home...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(Weichert Realtors)
Comments 0
  Web Page:  http://www.njestates.net/nj/counties/morris   Search Morris County Homes for Sale Town Info and New School Report Cards.Find Real Estate Listings, New Homes, Commercial and more. REAL ESTATENJEstates.netNJEstates.infoSomerset CountyMorris CountyUnion CountyHunterdon CountyMiddlesex C...
By Wanda Pearson, Wanda Pearson
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Just what is a a subdivision (SUBD) and a master planned community (MPC)?  How are they interrelated ​and ​ what is their importance to you, the home buyer? Are you a first time home buyer or perhaps you did not handle the major decisions and/or financials of the last home purchase? Maybe you we...