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 Celeste Chism - Resort Lifestyle Specialist in Fairfield Glade & Lake Tansi, Serving You is My Top Priority
(RE/MAX Premier Choice)
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Fairfield Glade TN Homes - New Homes in Fairfield GladeThere are several new homes for sale in Fairfield Glade but few compare to the upscale designs of BK Homes. Building homes for over forty years & specializing in custom homes is their specialty. These new homes in Fairfield Glade are overflow...
By The Marcus Rice Team, Richmond VA Real Estate Services
(Equity First Realty )
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Homebuyer Receives $3,250.00 Rebate CheckGet a cash back real estate rebate when buying your home. Recently Equity First Realty was proud to give another cash back rebate to another military veteran. Equity First Realty just wanted to thank Clyde Wilder for his past and continued service in the U...
By George Foster, Home Specialist - www.realestateoftampabay.com
(Peoples Choice Realty Services)
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Step 4. InspectionsWhen you buy a New Home, there are different types of inspections you should do.If you are buying an inventory home, you should have an independent home inspection, at your cost, performed by an inspector of your choice. Preferably someone with a background in home construction...
By The Marcus Rice Team, Richmond VA Real Estate Services
(Equity First Realty )
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Homebuyer Receives $6,525.00 Rebate CheckGet a cash back real estate rebate when buying your home. Recently Equity First Realty was proud to give another cash back rebate to Dr. Glasser. This homebuyer took advantage of the 1.5% Cashback Rebate Program on the house that he purchased in Glen Allen...
By The Marcus Rice Team, Richmond VA Real Estate Services
(Equity First Realty )
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Homebuyer Receives $6,119.15 Rebate CheckGet a cash back real estate rebate when buying your home. Recently Equity First Realty was proud to give another cash back rebate to the Joseph Family. This homebuyer took advantage of the 1.5% Cashback Rebate Program on the house that he purchased in Midl...
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 George Kiefer, GRI, CDPE, Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas
(The Kiefer Group)
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 Leander Texas - HUD owned 4 bedroom, 3 full bath, 3 living, 2 car garage with hardwood floors. 2,923 square feet, 0.199 acre lot. Mercedes Homes built in 2008. Corner lot. Formal living and dining room. Open kitchen with stainless steel appliances, kitchen island, granite counters and over-sized...
By Noah Seidenberg, Chicago-land and its Suburbs (800) 858-7917
(Coldwell Banker)
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Today we closed 800 Elgin #1009 at the Optima Horizons. A 2 bedroom 2 bath luxury condo in the heart of downtown Evanston. Walking distance to the Metra, EL and Northwestern University this is a very desirable building. With a door person, full sized pool, exercise room and beautiful deck and a f...
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 Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could
(Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty)
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   The housing market in Plano, Texas continues to peak the interest in people currently living in the City of Plano, its surrounding areas, and many people relocating to the area. The new Toyota Corporate Headquarters is bringing lots of new people to Texas.  Currently there are sufficient listi...
By Jeff Rickert, Realtor, RSPS - Poconos - The Jeff Rickert Team
(Keller Williams Real Estate)
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1317 Arrowhead Dr Pocono Lake, PA 18347 $625,000 MLS #PM-23982 Click here for more on this LAKEFRONT home --->LAKEFRONT Custom built home check out the drone video. This Lakefront is on a premium lot of 0.70 acres located in Arrowhead Lake, a Gold Star Community. Enjoy the views with 199' of lake...
By Jeremy K. Frost
(Keller Williams Realty)
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OPEN HOUSE THIS SATURDAY & SUNDAY MAY 30 & 31 FROM 1pm – 4pmFantastic cul-­de-­sac home in the stunningly beautiful gated community of Highpointe.Great outdoor space with a covered front porch, balcony & huge backyard with a 30’x12′ master craftsman covered patio, fire­ pit & waterfall feature. G...
By Brandy Smith, Real Estate Agent (Homes By Brandy)
(Homes By Brandy Inc. Keller Williams Realty Partners Inc.)
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                                        CHECK OUT THIS WRAP AROUND FRONT PORCH!               WOW CHECK OUT THIS WRAP AROUND FRONT PORCH! Amazing hardwood floors with high ceilings. This would be a great starter home. Very large bedrooms and huge family room. This home features a huge unfinished ...
By Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO
(Cedaredge Land Company)
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May 2015 Foreclosure Bank Owned Property For Sale Delta, COCountywide the number of bank owned properties is falling. Although there is still an active inventory of foreclosure homes available in Delta. There is a good mix of property available at very affordable prices. This market report covers...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Bedford Green, Glenview, Illinois - May 2015 About Bedford Green Bedford Green is a single family neighborhood located in Glenview, Illinois. Average taxes in Bedford Green $15,612 Average association fees in Bedford Green $500 ($500 - $500) Average home size in Bedford Green 0 ft2 Average lot s...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Edgewater, Shorewood, Illinois - May 2015 About Edgewater Edgewater is a single family home community built by Kimball Hill Homes from the mid to late 2000's. Edgewater features homes ranging in size from 1,806 to 3,635 square feet. Edgewater is located in Shorewood, Illinois north of Black Road...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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MacArthur Elementary School, Hoffman Estates, IL - May 2015 About MacArthur Elementary School MacArthur Elementary School is a K,1-6 school in District 54, and is located at 1800 Chippendale Rd in Hoffman Estates, IL. It services homes in Hoffman Estates. Single-FamilyHomes5 Condos &Townhomes0 F...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Luellyn Acres, Joliet, Illinois - May 2015 About Luellyn Acres   Average taxes in Luellyn Acres $11,258 Average association fees in Luellyn Acres $0 Average home size in Luellyn Acres 5,223 ft2 Average lot size in Luellyn Acres 0.50 acres Average year built in Luellyn Acres 1967 Homes for sale i...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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212 Cullerton, Loop, Chicago, Illinois - May 2015 About 212 Cullerton 212 Cullerton are a mid-rise condos built in 2002. 212 Cullerton condos are located in the South Loop of Chicago, Illinois. Amenities include door person, exercise room, bike room. It is located near Soldier Field, McCormick P...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Woodland Hills, Batavia, Illinois - May 2015 About Woodland Hills Woodland Hills is a single family home neighborhood built in the 1960's. Woodland Hills is located in Batavia, Illinois on Pine west of Kirk. Average taxes in Woodland Hills $7,790 Average association fees in Woodland Hills $0 Ave...