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 Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
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  Click for All  Town Listings ... Known as “The Rose City”, Madison is a borough in Morris County, NJ. Madison is a railroad suburb of New York City. New Jersey Transit's Madison station provides commuter service on the Morristown Line, with trains heading to Hoboken Terminal, and to Manhattan. ...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
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                  Tewksbury Township, NJ - 07830 - Real Estate Homes For Sale    Oldwick (08858) • Mountainville • Cokesbury • Pottersville    Click for All Town Listings ...    Tewksbury Township is a township in Hunterdon County, NJ. Tewksbury was incorporated as one of New Jersey's initial 104...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
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 Click for All Town Listings ...      Flemington is a borough in Hunterdon County, NJ. Flemington is an independent community that is located completely within Raritan Township. Flemington students in pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade attend the Flemington-Raritan Regional School District and...
By Larry Matthews, Larry Matthews AMP DAC
(Hants Realty Limited)
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Real Estate Nova Scotia Chaswood Homes for Sale Nova Scotia Real Estate Homes for Sale Nova Scotia   13249 Hwy 224 Chaswood $179,900   This attractive country bungalow is situated on 2.8 landscaped acres with back yard gazebo, deck, double garage, sunroom and wood and oil furnace. New exterior pa...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
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                        New Vernon (07976) • Green Village (07935)      Click for All Town Listings ...    Created in 1922, Harding Township is a township in Morris County, New Jersey. The unincorporated villages of New Vernon and a portion of Green Village are within Harding Township. Harding To...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
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                                                                    Mendham Borough and Mendham Township     Click for All Town Listings ...    Mendham Borough and Mendham Township are 2 communities located in Morris County, NJ. The Borough was created from portions of the Township in 1906. They ...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
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    Click for All Town Listings ...    Readington Township is a township located in Hunterdon County, NJ. It includes the un incorporated community of Whitehouse Station. The Township was incorporated as Readingtown Township, one of New Jersey's initial group of 104 townships, on February 21, 179...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
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  Click for All Town Listings ...    Union is a township in Union County, New Jersey. Union Township was incorporated as a township in 1808. In the 18th century, the area that is now Union was then called Connecticut Farms. Union township includes the following neighborhoods: Five Points, Brooksi...
By Paul F. Stillwaggon, NJ Estates Real Estate Group, Weichert Realtors
(NJ Estates Real Estate Group)
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Click for All Town Listings ...    Incorporated as one of New Jersey's first 104 townships in 1798, Springfield Township is a township in Union County, New Jersey. Springfield is home to Baltusrol Golf Course. Golfweek magazine ranked Baltusrol as the 36th best in its 2010 rankings of the "Best C...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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ABST CO 616, Alvarado, TX BUILD A HOME OR USE IT FOR FRM LAND PLENTY OF ROOM TO ROAM AND RAISE CATTLE PROPERTY DOES HAVE A STOCK POND OWNER HAS MADE IT EASY TO GET AROUND ON PR   List Price: $Get Current Price Schedule a Showing Alvarado Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Wh...
By Marjorie Taylor, New Homes in St. Augustine Florida
(Landon Homes)
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Moses Creek Estates Rare 1/3 Acre home-sites - Room for a Pool   New 4 Bedroom 3 Bath home, last on the Lakefront  Available NOW! Close by 12/31/14 and receive a $1,000 Ashley Furniture BONUS!     Beautiful NEW homes from the $270,000's   Located in Southern St. Augustine/St. Johns County, minute...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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Let's get you that dream home that you just never manage to catch. How? Watch the video below to find out.      Planning to buy or sell a home in Arlington, Mansfield or anywhere in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex? We can help you. We can give you the best tips on how to get the best deal out the...
By Solutions Real Estate San Diego, Expert Real Estate Advisors in San Diego
(Solutions Real Estate)
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This Is A Great Time To Invest In A New Home   It is a great time to Invest in a new property! What are you waiting for? Today there are 90 Standard Sale Listings in Carmel Valley. Carmel Valley is a master-planned coastal community in San Diego. The community has commercial offices, residential ...
By Victoria & Marshall Henderson, Representing People Not Property
(Buyer's Edge Bethesda Maryland)
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Home Buying During the Holidays   What you see is what you get! So if you are house hunting now, here are a few tips to help you find your dream home.    Yards are Bare- walk around the homes perimeter and get a good look at the foundation. Now is the time to check for potential drainage problems...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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  Beautiful Lake Granbury home on main body of water! Beautiful kitchen overlooks large family room with stone fireplace, soaring ceilings & wall of windows to showcase amazing lake views! Master suite has gorgeous ceiling detail, floor to ceiling windows and spa like master bathroom. Good size ...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Search All Homes For Sale Arlington Homes For Sale Mansfield Homes For Sale Fort Worth Homes For Sale Mortgage & Refinance What is Your Home Worth? Short Sale Homes For Sale   Marla Yost Team Keller Williams Realty 817-382-9791 Questions?Schedule a Showing! MLS#...
By Rolando Trentini
(F.C.TuckerEmge Realtors, LLC)
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For anyone who has looked into to buying a home several times—but kept getting discouraged every time because of a negative credit report—read on! You probably already know that you are not alone—but so what?—it’s small consolation, especially when you consider how much financial ground you lose ...
By Marla Yost, The Marla Yost Team
(Marla Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty)
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Are you looking for a home? Not that many to choose from? Well, this news is perfect for you!      Over the weekend, 22 new homes were listed in Arlington, Texas. The lowest list price is $72,000 and the highest is $425,000 with an average of $179,296. All of these listings have at least 1,000 sq...
By Holly Weatherwax, Moving Your Dreams Forward...
(Momentum Realty)
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  You have a ratified contract to purchase your dream home! What happens next?   When you wrote the contract, you provided an earnest money deposit check. At this point, the check will be deposited in an earnest money account (a special account that can only be used for this purpose)  as specifie...
By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
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Settle Down! Your Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area Real Estate Agent is Here to Help! There's no need to get all worked up or stressed out when looking for your new Raleigh, Cary, Apex area home. I'm here to help make sure everything goes smoothly. When you work with me to help you find your new home, I'...