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 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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Why not buy NEW HOMES when construction prices are now competitive against existing home? The Kevin B Tolbert PA Team of Keller Williams Realty of Port St Lucie are proud to announce our new affiliation to represent the comeback of New Home Construction Builder of Fine Custom Homes in the Torino ...
By Jim Lee, Portsmouth NH Realtor, Portsmouth, NH
(RE/MAX By The Bay)
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It’s usually a sound idea to gather all the facts before making a decision, especially a decision of this magnitude. Buying a home is generally the largest financial transaction the average person makes in a life time. So if you’re thinking of buying a home in Portsmouth, New Hampshire or anywher...
By Claudia S. Nelson, Local Expert Making a Difference!
(Keller Williams Realty )
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OPEN HOUSE  Saturday 2.28.2015 From 1 pm to 4 pm    3672 Thomasson Crossing Dr. Triangle VA 22172         3672 Thomasson Crossing Dr. Triangle VA 22172For Sale Close to Quantico & Fort Belvoir  Features:   3 Level Single Family Home 4 Bedrooms  3.5 Baths  Fully Finished Basement  Rec-Room and Ext...
That’s right!!! This Great Home is Only $140,000 This Fine Home Has: *3 Bedrooms *2 Full Bathrooms *Vaulted Ceilings *Pool Also… This home is a former model and located on a big Cul-De-Sac lot! Features include a split floorplan, tiled entry into a greatroom, as well as tile in the bathrooms, va...
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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Massapequa,NY Home For Sale Open House Saturday  2/28/15 -  12:00 PM - 2:00 PM View this home in detail  This home is in  School District  23 We invite you to visit www.longislandrealestatesearch.com to view this Short Sale Home In Detail View Similar Massapequa Homes Currently Available For Sal...
By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
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Just in case you missed it I just listed a fantastic parcel of land in Beverly Hill. Please check out my video and let me know what you  think? If you have a client or you are a principal and is interested in more details about this magnificent property please reach out to me directly.       Kirk...
By Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
(HÔM Sotheby's International Realty, BRE License 01501912)
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Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach | Homes for Sale on Balboa Peninsula  Balboa Peninsula is a very desirable area of Newport Beach, there are bay front homes and condos as well as single family homes. There are many opportunities to reside on the Peninsula in Newport Beach. One of the benefits is...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
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*Retirement Home in Goodyear Arizona*   Arizona TW Lewis Office Pool Home for Sale in Palm Valley, Goodyear!  This home is fantastic! See for yourself... Call today for an appointment Now!   $445,000                 MLS 5225719                  Year Built 2005                        Beds 4/3 Bath...
By Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS
(Keller Williams 414-525-0563)
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  We were referred to a buyer and met with them....pre approval in hand...we discussed the wisdom of Buyer agency and what that brought to the transaction. The buyers signed the contract and we began their search for homes in the area and price range with features they desired.      One house wa...
By P.J. Virgilio Jr., Realtor 408-568-6578 Selling homes in the Greater San Jose area and South through San Martin, Gilroy, San Juan Bautista and Hollister as well!
(Keller Williams Realty Silicon Valley)
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Current Inventory stats for week 9, Gilroy, CA (95020).... once again, it's our interpretation of what the market is really doing and where it's heading.   More Real Estate and Less Hype;   3 Single family homes currently listed as bank owned. 23 Single family homes currently listed as short sale...
By Peggy James, Lake Ridge Virginia Real Estate Specialist
(EXIT Realty Associates)
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For the entire month of February 2015, my twin sister Patty Blackwelder the Exclusive Buyers Agent for the Twins Selling Real Estate has been house hunting with a first time buyer who was searching for a home under four hundred thousand dollars. When he first started with her, he had his heart se...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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Mill Ridge  is located in Warwick township, in Central Bucks school district. I looked up the mls for homes for sale just now. There are 5 townhomes for sale. The lowest price is $194,900 for a 2 bedroom , 1.5 baths townhouse. The highest price is $254,900 for a 3 bedroom end unit with a  basemen...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
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*Goodyear Arizona Retirement Homes*   Spacious Retirement Home for Sale in Montevista in Palm Valley, Goodyear AZ! *Home back to greenbelt so no Neighbor Behind*   Walking distance to park with play area and volley ball courts! Don't Be Late with this ONE! Visit Now!   $175,900 Year Built 1994   ...
By Chris Brown- Florida Home Loan Specialist | Certified Mortgage Planner, Chris Brown 407.367.2974
(Chris Brown | Certified Mortgage Planners)
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If your goal is to purchase a home, you may find that it’s challenging to save up enough money for your down payment. While this is something that many first time home buyers struggle with, it is by no means insurmountable. By making a few simple changes you will be able to accumulate the funds y...
By Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional, 931-920-6730)
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Just Listed Below Market in Windermere Clarksville TN  If you are looking for an acre plus lot and plenty of finished square feet in an highly requested neighborhood then this is it. It isn't often you can find over 3,000 sq. ft. in a neighborhood like Windermere priced tens of thousands below th...
By Dale Dresel, Maricopa City & Goodyear Neighborhood Realtor©
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa & Goodyear AZ)
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*Goodyear Arizona Retirement Homes*   Arizona Golf Course 4Bedrooms 2Bathrooms Office Home for Sale in Palm Valley ! This beautiful home is a Five Star!! There is 18'' Diagonal laid Tile in all the walkways, and plush carpeting in all the bedrooms, family room, and living room. The kitchen is a c...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Summerset, Buffalo Grove, Illinois - February 2015 About Summerset Summerset is a townhome community built in the mid 1980's. Summerset is located in Buffalo Grove on Weiland north of Lake Cook Road. Average taxes in Summerset $5,842 Average association fees in Summerset $0 Average home size in ...
By Marco Amidei
(RE/MAX Suburban )
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Briargate, St. Charles, Illinois - February 2015 About Briargate Briargate is a single family home neighborhood built in the mid 1970's. Briargate is located in St. Charles, Illinois on Burlington west of Route 64. Average taxes in Briargate $4,396 Average association fees in Briargate $0 Averag...
By Gena Bolton, Sandestin, Destin and South Walton 30A Real Estate
(SoWal 30A Your Beach Awaits | World Impact Real Estate)
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Are you looking for Sandestin Real Estate, a home on the bayside or maybe a condo on the beachside? either way look at our new search pages.  Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a masterfully crafted community with natural landscape, and shore lines has a pristine beach, with over 30 distinctive n...
By Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
(RE/MAX Centre Realtors)
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Stover Mill at Warwick is located in Warwick township, in  Central Bucks school district. I looked up the mls for homes for sale just now. There are 5 townhomes for sale. The lowest price is $159,900 for a 2 bedroom townhouse. The highest price is $229,900 for a 3 bedroom end unit with  a finishe...