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 Michelle Carr-Crowe Just Call 408-252-8900 Luxury Homes in Top Silicon Valley Schools-San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga & Palo Alto, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years
(Just Call 408-252-8900 Lynbrook Homes Cupertino KW)
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When seniors tell me they are thinking of selling a San Jose, Cupertino or Saratoga home and moving to an active retirement community, I always ask if they've visited The Villages in San Jose. Even though it is here in San Jose, Silicon Valley, it feels like you are in Southern California res...
By Marcy Moyer, CDPE
(Keller Williams Realty Palo Alto Probate & Trust Specialist)
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When my grandparents left their home in Palm Springs they went back to Florida to live out their lives. They had always lived in their own home or condo, but felt maybe it was time to go to a retirement community so they could get more help. They went to Boca Raton where my mother was living, and...
By Karen Kruschka, - "My Experience Isn't Expensive - It's PRICELESS"
(RE/MAX Real Estate Connections)
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Dumfries 22025 is located in the southestern section of Prince William County.  Montclair is the largest residential community in 22025.   Dumfries advantages: Within 15 to 20 minutes of Quantico Marine Corps Base On State Route 234 cross county 4 lane expressway 15 to 20 minutes to the Rippon L...
By Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team
(Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams)
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Ann Arbor homebuyers usually focus on home features and home size when choosing a new place to live in the Ann Arbor real estate market. However, with a new home comes a new lifestyle, too. There are features you should consider outside of the home, such as location, community amenities, schools,...
By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
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Huntington 11743 Four Bedroom Colonial Home For Sale Open House Saturday July 26th -  1:00PM - 3:00 PM Click Here To View Current Inventory Of Homes For Sale In Huntington In This Price Range   Listing Details Home For Sale In Huntington 20 Clark Street, Huntington, NY 11758 ML#2687962 Price $45...
By Carol Zingone, Global Realtor Based in Jax Beach, FL
(Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty)
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Here are the June homes sold in Ponte Vedra, FL. This report includes all single family homes, and do not include any condominiums.     June 2014 Homes Sold:                                             19 Highest Sold Price:                                    $2,500,000 Lowest Sold Price:        ...
By Erik Gruenwald, Your Local Golden, CO Real Estate Professional
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BREWERY’S IN GOLDEN, COLORADO There are some great Brewery’s In Golden, Colorado, and the first up is Barrels & Bottles Brewery.  This unique brewpub owned by Zach and Abby George, offers 22 premium-style hand-crafted beers along with some special Guest taps.  They also offer 24 different win...
By Richard & Beth Witt, Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
(RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com)
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Merrick Woods 5 Bedroom Ranch House Newly  Price Adjusted Open House July 27th - 12:00PM - 2:00PM  Click Here to view current inventory of similar homes for sale in Merrick   Listing Details Home For Sale In Merrick Woods 26 Helene., Merrick,  NY 11758 ML#2684599 Price Just Reduced From $649,990...
By Rhyan Finch, 1st Class Real Estate
(1st Class Real Estate)
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  Finch Team Rental Homes: Call 757-504-4636 to View! 3395 Lakecrest Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452 $1,250 - Pets OK MLS # 1418106 More Information: VIRTUAL TOUR 5584 New Colony Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464 $1,250 - MLS # 1415397 More Information: VIRTUAL TOUR 3506 Lankford Court,...
By Rhyan Finch, 1st Class Real Estate
(1st Class Real Estate)
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  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Virginia Beach Virginia Homes for Sale Online Free Mortgage Value Hampton Roads Short Sales Search All Homes For Sale Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?   Rhyan Finch 1st Class Real Estate 757-255-8289 Questions?Sch...
By Rhyan Finch, 1st Class Real Estate
(1st Class Real Estate)
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JUST LISTED 716 North Haven Circle, Chesapeake, VA Fantastic Opportunity to Live in Waterford! Waterfront w/ Bulkhead! Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 full, 1 half Living Area Approx: 2317 List Price: $Get Current Price Schedule a Showing Search All Homes For Sale Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale...
By Rhyan Finch, 1st Class Real Estate
(1st Class Real Estate)
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PRICE REDUCED! 1009 Scarborough Court, Virginia Beach, VA Price Reduced! 2 Bedroom 1.5 Bathroom Home in Scarborough Square Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 full, 1 half Living Area Approx: 1127 List Price: $Get Current Price Schedule a Showing Virginia Beach Virginia Homes for Sale Online Free Mortgage ...
By Rhyan Finch, 1st Class Real Estate
(1st Class Real Estate)
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JUST LISTED 7600 Galveston Boulevard, Norfolk, VA Lots of Custom Touches in This Home! Make it Yours Today!! 4BR/2BA Ranch! Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 full List Price: $Get Current Price Schedule a Showing Search All Homes For Sale Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Virginia Beach Virginia Hom...
By Rhyan Finch, 1st Class Real Estate
(1st Class Real Estate)
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JUST LISTED 1207 Hale Drive, Hampton, VA Move In Ready! Updated! Spacious Lot on Cul de Sac! Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 full, 1 half List Price: $Get Current Price Schedule a Showing Search All Homes For Sale Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Virginia Beach Virginia Homes for Sale Online Free...
By Rhyan Finch, 1st Class Real Estate
(1st Class Real Estate)
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744 Linden Court, Virginia Beach, VA Large Home on Cul de Sac! Open Floor Plan! Must See!! Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 full, 1 half List Price: $Get Current Price Schedule a Showing Search All Homes For Sale Free List of Foreclosed Homes For Sale Virginia Beach Virginia Homes for Sale Online Free M...
By Rhyan Finch, 1st Class Real Estate
(1st Class Real Estate)
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JUST LISTED 409 Wellman Street, Norfolk, VA Spacious 4BR/2.5BA Home on Private Street Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 full, 1 half List Price: $Get Current Price Schedule a Showing Virginia Beach Virginia Homes for Sale Online Free Mortgage Value Hampton Roads Short Sales Search All Homes For Sale Free...
By Rhyan Finch, 1st Class Real Estate
(1st Class Real Estate)
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JUST LISTED 5067 Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, VA Beautiful Remodeled 4 Bedroom Home - Great Location!! Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 1 full List Price: $Get Current Price Schedule a Showing Virginia Beach Virginia Homes for Sale Search All Homes For Sale Online Free Mortgage Value Hampton Roads S...
By Rhyan Finch, 1st Class Real Estate
(1st Class Real Estate)
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805 Gideon Road, Virginia Beach, VA Beautifully Remodeled Home in Red Mill Farms! 4BR/2.5BA Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 full, 1 half List Price: $Get Current Price Schedule a Showing Virginia Beach Virginia Homes for Sale Search All Homes For Sale Online Free Mortgage Value Hampton Roads Short Sale...
By Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results
(BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time)
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Sampling All 31 Flavors And Not Buying A Cone: How NOT to Home Shop The month of July is National Ice Cream Month . . . and why not?  With Summer in full swing: I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! How annoying would it be if all a customer does is sample the flavors, all 31 of them...
By Trish Leleux
(Noles–Frye Realty, Inc. A Latter and Blum Company 4615 Parliament Drive Alexandria, LA 71303)
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New Listing - 6225 Live Oaks Lane, Alexandria, LA. 71303      Custom everything and one of the largest backyards in Tennyson Oaks!      With an open and specious floor plan, featuring 12 and 10 foot ceilings, this home is perfect for entertaining.             A designer kitchen with 5 burner gas ...